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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Pub rock was a sub-genre of rock music that flourished in Britain in the early to mid-1970s, centered on London and South-East England. It has been seen as an important precursor of London’s punk rock scene (see, for example, Laing 1985...

Cold Chisel

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...In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Dylan-esque hard rock sound of Cold Chisel dominated the Australian music scene. Formed in 1973 as Orange, Ian Moss, Steve Prestwich, and Don Walker used a different name for each show until 1974, when...
...With the birth of new wave in the late 1970s, Elvis Costello emerged as one of the form’s most fervent and prolific performers and, in the process, normalized the genre into the larger rock scene. Born Declan MacManus in London in 1954...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 4,128,272 (2001) Sydney is the oldest and largest city in Australia. Situated on Port Jackson and with a temperate climate, it is a water-oriented city, recreationally, visually...