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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...

Doo Wop

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Doo wop is both a sub-genre of rhythm and blues music and a performance style. The term is most commonly used to refer to a postwar, secular male vocal music that became a popular component of rhythm and blues from about 1949 through 1960....

Republic of Ireland

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 3,700,000 (2000) With a land area of 27,000 sq miles (68,890 sq km), the Republic of Ireland occupies most of the island of Ireland in northwest Europe. The country was a British colony and part of the United Kingdom...

Motown

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The so-called ‘Motown sound’ is typically associated with songs released during the 1960s on various labels (Motown, Tamla, Soul, Gordy) connected to the Motown Record Corporation. The company was established by Berry Gordy in Detroit...

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...

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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...