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Please Please Me: Sixties British Pop, Inside Out

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The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Who, and numerous other groups put Britain at the center of the modern musical map. Please Please Me offers an insider's view of the British pop-music recording industry during the seminal period of 1956 to 1968, based on personal recollections, contemporary accounts, and all relevant data that situate this scene in the economic, political, and social context of postwar Britain. Author Gordon Thompson weaves issues of class, age, professional status, gender, and ethnicity into his narrative, beginning with the rise of British beat groups and the emergence of teenagers as consumers in postwar Britain, and moving into the competition between performers and the recording industry for control over the music. He interviews musicians, songwriters, music directors, and producers and engineers who worked with the best-known performers of the era. Drawing his interpretation of the processes at work during this musical revolution into a wider context, Thompson unravels the musical change and innovation of the time with an eye on understanding what traces individuals leave in the musical and recording process.

About the Author

Gordon Thompson is Professor of Music at Skidmore College.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. The Velvet Glove: The Art of Production

2. A Question of Balance: Engineering Art

3

4

5. Red-Light Fever: Musicians

6. Please Please Me

7

Discography

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195333251
Subtitle:
Sixties British Pop, Inside Out
Author:
Thompson, Gordon Ross
Author:
Thompson, Gordon
Author:
null, Gordon
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Popular music
Subject:
History
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Popular
Subject:
Popular music - Great Britain - 1961-1970 -
Subject:
Sound recording industry -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Music | Popular Music | Pop, Rock,
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Music | Popular Music | Pop, Rock, & Popular Culture
Subject:
Music-Popular Performers
Publication Date:
20080910
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 halftones; 1 line illus.
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.24x6.68x.77 in. 1.12 lbs.

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