Flatiron Books Fall 2017 by Macmillan

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f l at ir on booksn ov emb e r 2017 the history of rock roll volume 1 1920-1963 ed ward from ed ward the rock roll historian for npr s fresh air for the past 35 years comes a sweeping and definitive cultural history detailing rock s deepest roots from 1920 to 1963 music genres s t yl e s rock flatiron books 11/14/2017 9781250138491 $19.99 $27.99 can trade paperback 416 pages carton qty 20 9.3 in h 6.1 in w includes 18 black-and-white chapter-opening photographs subrights u.k rights flatiron books translation rights flatiron books other available formats hardcover isbn 9781250071163 ebook isbn 9781250071170 m ar keting social media advertising on-sale now in paperback pitches to national print and radio blogger mailing and giveaways ed ward covers the first half of the social history of rock roll in this definitive book beginning in the 1920s when blues country and black popular music played over the air waves and the first independent record labels were born this first volume of a two-part series finishes in december 1963 just as an immense sea-change begins to take hold and the beatles prepare for their first american tour ward introduces you to the musicians djs record executives and producers who were at the forefront of the genre sharing story after story of some of the most unforgettable and groundbreaking moments in rock history ward reveals how different sounds harmonies and trends came together to create the sound we all know and love today ed ward has been fresh air s rock roll historian for the last 35 years reaching 14 million listeners in these pages he shares his endless depth of knowledge and through engrossing storytelling hops seamlessly from memphis to chicago detroit england new york and everywhere in between covering all the big-name acts everyone is already familiar with while filling in gaps of knowledge with the more obscure and forgotten names of music’s past for all music lovers and rock roll fans this sweeping history will shine a light on the corners of the genre to reveal some of the less well-known yet hugely influential artists who changed the musical landscape forever pr a i se ward s writing is deeply researched but conversational in tone he nerds-out just the right amount moving briskly from hit to hit and craze to craze slowing down only to impart a few choice anecdotes —the washington post a dean of rock journalism delivers the first volume of a magnum opus on a subject that never ceases to fascinate turning up plenty of surprises and fresh insights a spry study that should inspire listening with new and newly informed ears to old tunes —kirkus reviews starred review ed ward has been the rock roll historian on npr s fresh air for more than thirty years reaching 14 million listeners his writing has appeared in the new york times the wall street journal and countless music magazines he is also the coauthor of rock of ages the rolling stone history of rock roll he lives in austin texas 21