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Progressive Rock in Italy

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Italian progressive rock (rock progressivo) took its name from the corresponding British genre, circa 1970. As in the UK, the music practices and scene bearing that label had existed previously, and were referred to using names...

Progressive Rock in France

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Following the ‘yéyé’ years of the early 1960s in France, and the appearance of a new generation of musicians in the middle of the decade, it was not until after the riots of May 1968 that a large number of groups emerged that could...

Jethro Tull's Aqualung

Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

33 1/3 Books

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...Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull are one of rock’s most enduring bands. Their 1971 album Aqualung, with its provocative lyrical content and continuous music shifts, is Tull’s most successful and most misunderstood record. Here, music professor...

Sarajevo

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 522,000 (1999) Sarajevo is a multicultural city situated in a ravine between high Bosnian mountains. It is the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BH). The city has a downtown area with narrow...

Progg (Swedish Progressive)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In Sweden in the 1970s, ‘progressive music’ was conceived of in political rather than aesthetic terms. The genre proggmusik (‘progg music’) included all music related to the ‘progressive music movement,’ a heterogeneous grouping with its...

Cosmic Rock

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Cosmic rock is an umbrella term for synthesizer- and sequencer-based rock music that is said to contain ‘cosmic’ or ‘intergalactic’ references. The term was coined by German journalist and record label founder Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser (b. 1943...

Through a Lens Darkly

The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Edward Macan’s seminal musicological survey of progressive rock, Rocking the Classics, notes that between approximately 1968 and 1975, the market for English progressive rock shifted from a primarily British university-bohemian demographic...

Obscured by Pink Floyd

K.J. Donnelly

K.J.Donnelly is a Reader in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film (2013), British Film Music and Film Musicals (2007), The Spectre of Sound (2005) and Pop Music in British Cinema (2001); and editor of Film Music: Critical Approaches (2001) and co-editor (with Phil Hayward) of Music in Science Fiction Television: Tuning to the Future (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Musical Tour : Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...As one of the most successful and ambitious rock groups, Pink Floyd have had an interesting relationship with film throughout their career. They were one of the first rock groups to provide incidental music for films (including...

Pink Floyd

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Symphonic Rock

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...As a sub-genre of progressive rock, symphonic rock became dominant in the late 1960s and by the mid-1970s had virtually disappeared. Also known as ‘classical rock,’ ‘orchestral rock,’ ‘baroque and roll’ and other similar labels...