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Janis Joplin

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...For years, the sound of Janis Joplin’s voice has triggered nostalgia for the late 1960s. Born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1943 to a middle-class family, young Joplin was known for her rebelliousness and desired to be a singer after hearing...

Light is Faster Than Sound: Texans, the Beats and the San Francisco Counterculture

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...‘Just like a regular old beatnik on the road.’ That’s how 27-year-old Janis Joplin, at the height of her fame in 1970, described herself to TV’s Dick Cavett, after she’d spent a few weeks hitchhiking around northern Brazil with her...

San Francisco Bay Area, CA: Haight Ashbury

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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...Haight Ashbury is a small area near the center of San Francisco to the east of Golden Gate Park. The area surrounding the intersection of Haight Street and Ashbury Street became synonymous with the hippie life-style in the mid-1960s. It had...

1969

Sarah Hill

Dr Sarah Hill is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Music, Cardiff University, UK and Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. She has published work on Welsh-language popular music and cultural identity, progressive rock, and female vocality. A native of Oakland, California and a fluent Welsh speaker, Sarah is also Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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San Francisco and the Long 60s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...I don’t know if what we were allowed to do here, we were allowed to experiment with, we could have done anywhere else. I don’t think it would have...

—Columbia (US)

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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David Sanjek

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Columbia was established as the Columbia Phonograph Company in 1888 in Washington, DC (taking its name from the ‘District of Columbia’) as part of the North American Phonograph Company, whose owner, J.P. Lippincott, had succeeded in merging...

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: Bay Area – 6,783,760 (2000); San Francisco (city and county) – 776,733; Oakland (city) – 399,484; Berkeley (city) – 102,743 The San Francisco Bay Area is located on the west coast of northern...