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—Elektra Records (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Jac Holzman (b. 1931) founded Elektra Records in New York City in 1950. Initially, the company was identified with the folk milieu of New York City’s Greenwich Village and signed a number of the most popular performers: Phil Ochs, Judy...
...There is no immediate sense in which the Queen song “Don’t Stop Me Now” is about cars, roads, or driving. And yet, in 2005 viewers of the popular British television programme Top Gear decreed that it was the “Best Driving Song Ever” (Queen...

Big songs and generational soundtracks

Andy Bennett

Andy Bennett is Professor of Cultural Sociology in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University, Australia. He has written and edited numerous books including Popular Music and Youth Culture (2000), Music, Style and Aging (2013) and Music Scenes (2004), as well as the forthcoming Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Youth Culture. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sociology (the journal of The Australian Sociological Association) between 2009 and 2012, and is currently a member of the Editorial Boards for the journals Cultural Sociology, Journal of Youth Studies, Continuum, Popular Music & Society, Rock Music Studies, Sociology Compass, Perfect Beat and Canadian Journal of Popular Culture. He is a Faculty Fellow of the Yale Centre for Cultural Sociology, an International Research Fellow of the Finnish Youth Research Network, a founding member of the Consortium for Youth, Generations and Culture and a founding member of the Regional Music Research Group. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Progressive Pop 1970–1980

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In Chapter 3 it was noted that a quintessential aspect of progressive pop was its ubiquity in the British popular music soundscape of the early 1970s. By dint of the quickly established crossover market of progressive pop bands, in addition...

Introduction

Andy Bennett

Andy Bennett is Professor of Cultural Sociology in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University, Australia. He has written and edited numerous books including Popular Music and Youth Culture (2000), Music, Style and Aging (2013) and Music Scenes (2004), as well as the forthcoming Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Youth Culture. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sociology (the journal of The Australian Sociological Association) between 2009 and 2012, and is currently a member of the Editorial Boards for the journals Cultural Sociology, Journal of Youth Studies, Continuum, Popular Music & Society, Rock Music Studies, Sociology Compass, Perfect Beat and Canadian Journal of Popular Culture. He is a Faculty Fellow of the Yale Centre for Cultural Sociology, an International Research Fellow of the Finnish Youth Research Network, a founding member of the Consortium for Youth, Generations and Culture and a founding member of the Regional Music Research Group. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Progressive Pop 1970–1980

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The popular music scene in early 1970s Britain is frequently represented as lacking in terms of innovation and distinctiveness. Spanning the years between the break-up of the Beatles in 1970 and the first stirrings of punk in 1976...

Small ‘p’ politics

Andy Bennett

Andy Bennett is Professor of Cultural Sociology in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University, Australia. He has written and edited numerous books including Popular Music and Youth Culture (2000), Music, Style and Aging (2013) and Music Scenes (2004), as well as the forthcoming Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Youth Culture. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sociology (the journal of The Australian Sociological Association) between 2009 and 2012, and is currently a member of the Editorial Boards for the journals Cultural Sociology, Journal of Youth Studies, Continuum, Popular Music & Society, Rock Music Studies, Sociology Compass, Perfect Beat and Canadian Journal of Popular Culture. He is a Faculty Fellow of the Yale Centre for Cultural Sociology, an International Research Fellow of the Finnish Youth Research Network, a founding member of the Consortium for Youth, Generations and Culture and a founding member of the Regional Music Research Group. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Progressive Pop 1970–1980

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In January 1974, rock band Hudson-Ford scored a top 20 hit in the UK singles charts with the song ‘Burn Baby Burn’. Formerly members of British folk-rock group the Strawbs, for whom they had written ‘Part of the Union’, a number 2 hit...

The end of an era

Andy Bennett

Andy Bennett is Professor of Cultural Sociology in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University, Australia. He has written and edited numerous books including Popular Music and Youth Culture (2000), Music, Style and Aging (2013) and Music Scenes (2004), as well as the forthcoming Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Youth Culture. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sociology (the journal of The Australian Sociological Association) between 2009 and 2012, and is currently a member of the Editorial Boards for the journals Cultural Sociology, Journal of Youth Studies, Continuum, Popular Music & Society, Rock Music Studies, Sociology Compass, Perfect Beat and Canadian Journal of Popular Culture. He is a Faculty Fellow of the Yale Centre for Cultural Sociology, an International Research Fellow of the Finnish Youth Research Network, a founding member of the Consortium for Youth, Generations and Culture and a founding member of the Regional Music Research Group. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Progressive Pop 1970–1980

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

...Introduction The year 1977 is often perceived as a watershed moment in the history of British popular music. More specifically, 1977 is generally considered to be the year during which punk took hold of the popular music industry in Britain...