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—Decca (UK)

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 I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...‘ Decca’ was originally the name of a portable phonograph manufactured in 1928 by the London firm of Barnett Samuels. Decca entered the record business through the foresight of Edward Lewis, a stockbroker who organized...

The Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St

Bill Janovitz

Bill Janovitz is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter in the band Buffalo Tom. He has also released three solo albums. He has written extensively for the All Music Guide online site, www.allmusic.com . He lives in Massachusetts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

33 1/3 Books

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...Tracing the creation of Exile on Main Street from the original songwriting done while touring America through the final editing in Los Angeles, Bill Janovitz explains how an album recorded by a British band in a villa on the French Riviera...

The Rolling Stones' Some Girls

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

33 1/3 Books

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...It’s October 1977, and the Rolling Stones are in a Paris recording studio. They’re under siege. Keith Richards’s legal troubles after his arrest for heroin possession threaten the band’s future, and the broad consensus among rock...

Rock in Russia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Russkiy rok (Russian rock) as a generic term for Russian rock music originated in the early 1990s. In the 2010s it includes what was previously referred to – primarily outside Russia and the USSR – as Soviet rock. The genre is associated...

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Sarah Hill

Dr Sarah Hill is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Music, Cardiff University, UK and Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. She has published work on Welsh-language popular music and cultural identity, progressive rock, and female vocality. A native of Oakland, California and a fluent Welsh speaker, Sarah is also Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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San Francisco and the Long 60s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...I don’t know if what we were allowed to do here, we were allowed to experiment with, we could have done anywhere else. I don’t think it would have...

Ike Turner

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Album-Oriented Rock

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...‘Album-oriented rock’ is one of the most confusing terms of the 1970s rock scene, in part because it shares an acronym, AOR, with ‘album-oriented radio,’ a term that is closely related but not synonymous.Album-oriented radio was an FM radio...

British Blues

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...British blues refers to the performance of the African-American genre ‘the blues’ in Britain. The blues is a three-phrase, twelve-bar form based on the functional chords I, IV and V. It is predominantly a sung form, although instrumental...

England

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 49,997,100 (2000) England forms part of the United Kingdom, having united with Wales in 1536, Scotland in 1707 and Ireland in 1801, though only six northern counties of the latter stayed inside the UK...