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Chanting the Name of the Lord

The Love There That’s Sleeping : The Art and Spirituality of George Harrison

The Continuum, 2006

Scholarly Books

...As a child, George attended Roman Catholic mass with his mother. (His father stayed away.) By the time he was eleven or twelve, he decided it was not for him, and he quit going. He didn’t, however, leave without looking back; and when he...


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 II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...A duo is a musical ensemble containing only two performers. Unlike in Western classical music, in which duo formats are determined by the demands of a written score, in popular music most duo formats have taken shape in less formal ways....

Religion and Spirituality

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Introduction The relationship between popular music and religion has heightened the struggles and accommodations that exist between music and religion in general. Because both music and religion, through performance and ritual...