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The Doors

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...The organ-driven material of the Doors brought psychedelic rock into the pop charts. In 1965, Ray Manzarek was playing in Ray and the Ravens with his two brothers. He met fellow UCLA student Jim Morrison, who had begun to write songs...
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...The jazz-rock outfit Blood, Sweat, and Tears (BST) brought a compositional maturity to the rock-dominated mainstream of the late 1960s and 1970s. Formed in New York City in 1967 and originally led by Al Kooper, the group was inspired...

Album-Oriented Rock

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...‘Album-oriented rock’ is one of the most confusing terms of the 1970s rock scene, in part because it shares an acronym, AOR, with ‘album-oriented radio,’ a term that is closely related but not synonymous.Album-oriented radio was an FM radio...

Bob Dylan

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...As one of the few artists to control his own fate on either end of mid-1960s Beatlemania, Bob Dylan attracted controversy throughout his career for sudden aesthetic shifts and his contempt for critics. Born Robert Zimmerman in Minnesota...

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David Horn

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David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Charles Hamm

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 281,421, 906 (2000) The United States of America is one of three countries on the North American continent, sharing borders with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. It is a federal republic consisting of 50...