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Transfiguration, Devotion and Immortality

Christopher Partridge

Christopher Partridge is Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK. Recent publications include The Occult World (2014, ed.,), The Lyre of Orpheus: Popular Music, the Sacred and the Profane (2013), Dub in Babylon (2010), and Holy Terror: Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture (2010, ed.,). He is co-editor of Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mortality and Music : Popular Music and the Awareness of Death

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...‘Do you know who Elvis Presley was?’ Charles Wolfe, Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University, asked a group of children. ‘He was an old guy who was a king somewhere … a great big man …. He lives in a big house in Memphis...

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Film Star: Elvis Presley

Julie Lobalzo Wright

Julie Lobalzo Wright is a Teaching Fellow in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She has published several articles and book chapters on film stardom and popular music and film. She is the co-editor, along with Lucy Bolton, of the BAFTSS winning Best Edited Collection, Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Crossover Stardom : Popular Male Music Stars in American Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction While it can be argued that Bing Crosby has been forgotten in the contemporary era, Elvis Presley is still ever present in our culture. Contrary to the infamous announcement that would signal the end of his concerts...

Yesterday and Today

Kenneth Womack

Kenneth Womack is Professor of English and Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities & Social Sciences at Monmouth University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Long and Winding Roads : The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

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...In the songs of the early Beatles, love was a many-splendored thing. But by 1965, and the advent of their fifth studio album, Help!, it was a many-conflicted and interpersonally vexing thing as well. By this juncture, the joys...

Shreveport, LA

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 200,145 (2000); metropolitan area – 256,606 (2000) Shreveport, Louisiana is a sprawling metropolis located in the northwest corner of the state, 18 miles (29 km) east of Texas, 65 miles (104...

—Victor (US)

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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David Sanjek

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

Continuum, 2003

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...One of the oldest record companies in the United States, Victor was established in Camden, New Jersey in October 1901 as the Victor Talking Machine Company. Its founder, Eldridge R. Johnson, had developed the first spring-wound motors...

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...

Las Vegas, NV

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 520,946 (2002); metropolitan area (Clark County) – 1,578,332 (2002) Las Vegas is located near the southernmost tip of the state of Nevada, in the southwestern United States. It relies...

Memphis, TN

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 650,100 (2000) The city of Memphis in southwestern Tennessee is a transportation and distribution center located on Lower Chickasaw Bluff on the east bank of the Mississippi River, between St Louis and New Orleans....

Rockabilly

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...In the 1950s, when rock ’n’ roll was a vigorous new genre, rockabilly was one of its principal styles. Strumming acoustic guitars and accompanied by small ensembles, singers performed up-tempo songs about romance, fashion, anxieties...