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Quincy Jones

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...The career of Quincy Jones saw the composer and producer permanently alter and put his mark on myriad genres of American music. Born in 1933 in Chicago, Jones learned music from his mother—who sang religious songs, and his neighbor—who...

Horn (French Horn)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The horn (French horn), like most brass instruments, has its heritage in Western art music. Descended from animal horns, conches and other lip-blown signaling devices, its circular shape and predominantly conical tubing eventually separated...

Los Angeles, CA: Hollywood

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

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 277,642 (2002) Hollywood, California, is an 18 sq mile (46 sq km) district of Los Angeles situated in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Its sunny climate and clear...

Seattle, WA

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

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: (city) 563,374, (region) 3,275,847 (2000) Seattle, Washington is situated on the Puget Sound on the Pacific northwest coast. The area was home to the Duwamish tribe of Native Americans before...