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ISBN-10 0205937888ISBN-13 9780205937882
ISBN-10 0205936245ISBN-13 9780205936243
Author(s): David P. Szatmary
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 448

A social history of Rock and Roll music and its influence.

Brief, authoritative, and current, Dave Szatmary's Rockin' in Time: A Social History of Rock-and-Roll, focuses on a selection of artists and songs and weaves them into a larger social/historical context. Rather than a compellation of the many bands in rock history or a guide to teach the musical notation of rock, this book uncovers the reasons for the various trends and types of rock and roll. It places rock and roll in the context of the social issues that surround and shape it, dealing with the influence on rock music of such trends as technological advances, the development of the music business, demographic change and the baby boom, economic shifts, and the civil rights movement.

The 8th edition contains new chapter openers, a revised color scheme, and examination of more open format options.

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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, students should be able to:

  • Understand the historical significance of rock and roll music.

  • Recognize the various trends throughout rock and roll music.

  • Identify how rock and roll music has had a significant influence on society.