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Looking for something new to listen to? Try something old.

It is always fun to discover new music.  Bored with the latest hits?  Try something old.

Popular music exploded during the 20th century with the birth of so many new styles and genres.

  • Rock & Roll
  • Folk
  • Rhythm and Blues
  • Motown
  • Psychedelic
  • Glam Rock
  • Punk
  • New Wave
  • Bubblegum
  • Disco
  • Heavy Metal
  • Rap
  • Grunge
  • Hip Hop
  • Boy Bands
  • Girl Groups

I found two new books that will help you learn more about popular music from the 20th century. 

The first one is Rock & Roll…And the Beat Goes On by “Cousin Brucie” Morrow with Rich Maloof.  “Cousin Brucie” is a famous disk jockey from New York City.  The book covers the golden age of Rock & Roll from 1954-1973. Check out Cousin Brucie’s list of the 250 Most Influential Artists located in the back of the book.

 The second book is Chart Toppers:  The Great Performers of Popular Music Over the Last 50 Years by Bob Brunning and James Pickering.  Individual chapters include:  1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Blues, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Reggae, Rock and Rap, Rock “N’ Roll, Soul and World Music. 

Both books are packed with great photographs.  The books are available at most every branch library.

marianj

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