...To wander the streets of a bankrupt, often lawless, New York City in the early 1970s wearing a T-shirt with PLEASE KILL ME written on it was an act of determined nihilism, and one often recounted in the first reports of Richard Hell...
...To most who heard the new song, the name was unfamiliar. What exactly were those three drawled syllables? Was the song about a particular make of luxury sedan – a ‘Cadillac’? Some heard it instead as an ode to a girl named ‘Caroline’.It had...
David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV: Locations: North America
...Population: city – 8,008,278; metropolitan area – 21,199,865 (2002)
New York City lies on the northeastern Atlantic coast of the United States, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The combination of a large natural harbor...
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