Why Britain Rocked: How Rock Became Roll and Took over the World

Author: 

Sharkey, Elizabeth

Credentials: 

Elizabeth Sharkey is the pen name of a film and television actress and voiceover artist with a globally recognized career. She has conducted doctoral-level research to create an in-depth, rigorous, and highly readable analyses of the combined music histories of Britain and America.

The story goes that under the influence of blues and rock and roll, Britain suddenly started making spectacularly great music in the 1960s like some clever, quick learning cultural satellite of America. But Britain’s mid twentieth-century pop music explosion didn’t happen from a standing start. The reasons something so dazzling and multifaceted appeared lie deeper than those legendary deliveries of blues records to Liverpool’s port and the legacy of music halls. Featuring new discoveries and original insights, Why Britain Rocked: How Rock became Roll and Took over the World argues the Beatles’ arrival, which stunned the world, really shouldn’t have been surprising at all. From the Celts, Henry VIII, and the Quakers to Ira Aldridge and Paul Robeson, Why Britain Rocked uncovers the unique events and unexpected influences that encouraged British pop to be glorious, crazy, luminous, joyous, profound, melancholic, ferocious, anarchic, witty, smart and wonderful in all its ways.

Market: 
Music, Performing Arts, History, Cultural History, Popular Culture, Britain, British History, Popular Music, Twentieth Century
Release Date: 
September 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534450
Price: 
Price: $35
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
330
Illustrations: 
None
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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