Synopses & Reviews
The author, Glenn Gass, originated the nations first for-credit history of rock ‘n roll class at the IU School of Music. He is also on the education advisory board of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. This book is NOT full of glossy photos (there are only a handful of photos), and it is not a fancy coffee table book. What it is, though, is a very thorough discussion of the early days of rock and roll (up to the British invasion), with discussion of the blues, jazz, and R&B influences and origins of rock.