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Chuck Berry

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...With his characteristic “duck walk,” Chuck Berry brought an unabashed performativity to early rock and roll music. Born in 1926 in St. Louis, Berry came from an upper middle-class family. His family allowed him to indulge his interest...

St Louis, MO

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: city – 396,000; metropolitan area – 2,610,0 (2002)The city of St Louis, Missouri is situated on 61 sq miles (156 sq km) at the confluence of the Missouri, Illinois and Mississippi rivers. It is the center of a twelve county...

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...

Rhythm and Blues

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Rhythm and blues is an umbrella term referring to (1) a variety of urban-based forms of African-American popular music that began to appear during World War II and the immediate post-war years, or (2) all black popular music post-World War...

Chicago, IL

Robert Pruter

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Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. 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 – 2,896,016 (2000); metropolitan area – 7,261,176 (2000) Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States. Located on the shores of the southern tip of Lake Michigan, it is the nucleus...