...Perhaps best known for its disco-joke hit, “Heart of Glass,” Blondie emerged from the New York art-rock scene to become national fashion and music icons. Having emerged from the Stilettoes, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry partnered with Billy...
Kembrew McLeod is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa, USA. He has published and produced several books and documentaries about music and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Released in the US in 1978, Blondie’s Parallel Lines brought the band their first commercial success. By mixing punk, disco and radio-friendly rock with nostalgic influences from 1960s girl groups, pop and surf rock, the album...
Bethany Klein is Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, UK. She is the author of As Heard on TV: Popular Music in Advertising (2009) and co-author of Understanding Copyright: Intellectual Property in the Digital Age (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...By the 1970s, certain genres of popular music were not only accepted as achieving artistic goals, but were also noted for the possibility of enormous commercial success. Members of the first generation of rock musicians were playing arenas,...
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.
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV: Locations: North America
...Population: city – 8,008,278; metropolitan area – 21,199,865 (2002)
New York City lies on the northeastern Atlantic coast of the United States, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The combination of a large natural harbor...
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