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Carole King

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...A veteran of the music business by the time of her 1970 genre-defining release Tapestry, Carole King played an important role in pop music songwriting from the mid-twentieth century onward. King was born in New York City in 1942. Her...

New York City, NY: Tin Pan Alley

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

Continuum, 2016

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...The term ‘Tin Pan Alley’ is said to have been coined around 1903 by Monroe Rosenfeld, a full-time newspaperman and sometime songwriter, after he visited the publishing house of songwriter Harry Von Tilzer, whose office...

Girl Groups

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Girl groups were a popular music phenomenon involving pre-teen and teen girls as performers and listeners in the United States in the early to mid-1960s. Most girl groups comprised three to five members, all adolescent and predominantly...

Tin Pan Alley

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The term ‘Tin Pan Alley’ began as a playful nickname for West 28th Street in New York City, where a number of new-style music publishers had begun establishing offices in the 1890s, and has since taken on a variety of meanings. Composer...

Brill Building Pop

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Brill Building pop is the collective name given to a variety of styles of popular song written and published in and around the Brill Building in New York City in the late 1950s and early to mid-1960s. Such songs combined elements of rock...

Ballad (North American)

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Emergence From the standpoint of the early twenty-first century, common usage suggests the American popular ballad can be defined as a slow or slow-ish song with romantic lyric content, emotional in manner, intimate in feeling...

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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...

New York City, NY

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Stephen Mamula

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David Horn

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

Continuum, 2016

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...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...