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Backbeat

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Backbeat’ refers to a musical practise in which the primary accent is placed on the second and/or fourth beats of a nominal 4/4 bar. The term is commonly used to denote recurring, dynamically accented snare-drum performances on beats 2...

—Decca (US)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...While Decca, led by its stockbroker/founder Edward Lewis, had been a successful recording company in England since 1929, it was only in 1934 that the US branch of the company opened its doors, when Lewis brought the services of Jack Kapp...

Bill Haley

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...In the narrative of rock and roll’s early development, Bill Haley’s contributions are often glossed over. Born in 1925 in Michigan, Haley and his family relocated to Pennsylvania during the Depression. Here, Haley developed an appreciation...

Hamburg

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: city – 1,728,806 (2002); metropolitan area – 4,100,000 (2000) Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city, is situated on both sides of the river Elbe 70 miles (113 km) from the North Sea coast. Its sea harbor...

Philadelphia, PA

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 1,517,550 (2000) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the fifth-largest city in the United States. It is situated on the Delaware and Schuykill rivers and is the largest port in the United States. Its population...

Rock ’n’ Roll

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Rock ’n’ roll appeared in the 1950s as the high-energy, electrically amplified music of young dancers and listeners, first in the United States and then around the globe. From the beginning it was not a single kind of music, and historians...