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—AIR Studios (UK)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...After leaving his position at EMI Records, Sir George Martin founded AIR (the acronym for Associated Independent Recordings) with fellow producers John Burgess, Ron Richards and Peter Sullivan in London in 1965. The AIR producers at first...

Elton John

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...Elton John’s professional relationship with songwriter Bernie Taupin ignited one of the most prolific musical careers of the late twentieth century. John, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in 1947 in Middlesex, England, began playing piano...

Adult Contemporary

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The term Adult Contemporary (AC) emerged as a radio format and musical genre designation during the 1970s. Since the late 1970s it has been among the top radio formats in North America. Musically, AC has been characterized as ‘softer...

Montserrat

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 8,995 (2003) The small volcanic island of Montserrat (just 39.5 sq miles [102 sq km]) is located among the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, between Antigua and Guadeloupe. The island was known to its original...