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1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die
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1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die

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Author: Robert Dimery & Bruno MacDonald (General Editors)
Publisher: Cassell
Format: Paperback USED
ISBN: 9781844038800

The rich history of popular music is built on a foundation of classic songs. From Tin Pan Alley to the Brill Building, Bob Dylan to Kurt Cobain, and Joni Mitchell to Amy Winehouse, gifted songwriters have crafted a cherished body of music that has become a part of our lives. Imagine the Fifties without the magical clamour of "Tutti Frutti" and "Hound Dog", the Seventies without the anthemic "Le Freak" and "Anarchy in the UK", or the Noughties without the left-field pop of "Toxic" or "Crazy". This music mirrors the times, both reflecting society at large ("A Change Is Gonna Come", "The Message") and mapping our own personal highs ("God Only Knows") and lows ("Hurt"). And from "Saturday Night Fish Fry" to Saturday Night Fever, it has helped us simply forget our problems and dance til dawn.

1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die - newly updated for 2015 - picks through nearly a century of music to bring you an inspiring selection of some of the greatest recordings ever made. Each entry in this wonderfully browsable book tells the story of a great song. Find out what inspired the songwriter, what makes the track so enduring, which songs it influenced in turn and which cover version to listen out for. You will also pick up a wealth of fascinating trivia along the way. What links Lead Belly, Lonnie Donegan and "Black Betty"? Whose gravestone inspired Phil Spector's first hit? And for which song did Johnny Rotten replace the singer from Def Leppard? Read on and find out.

Love your music? Then you need 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die in your life.


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