Synopses & Reviews
* "Fourteen of the originators of rock and roll are featured in this energetic, lighthearted introduction to the 1950s 'musical earthquake-that shook everything up.' Each double-page spread features a one-page biography facing a full-page portrait of a musician surrounded by whimsical items connected with the artist's best-known hits."and#160; and#8212;School Library Journal, starred review and#160; "All hail rock and roll in a book that's fun to look at and informative."and#160; and#8212;Booklist
From Bill Haley and His Comets to James Brown and his Famous Flames, this fun and fact-filled introduction to the pioneers of rock and roll will have you dancing in the aisles. These are fourteen original stars who created a brand-new sound almost fifty years agoand#151;they influenced a generation of teenagers and inspired many of todayand#8217;s most important musicians.
About the Author
Holly George-Warren is an award-winning writer, editor, producer, and music consultant. She has contributed to more than two dozen books about rock and roll, including The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll, The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock, and The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll. She's also written for the New York Times, the Village Voice, the Journal of Country Music, and Rolling Stone. Ms. George-Warren lives in upstate New York with her family.Laura Levine's colorful and award-winning illustrations have been widely exhibited and have appeared in numerous magazines and books and on CD covers. Her rock and roll paintings hang in the collections of the House of Blues and the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. Her first children's book, Wig!, was a collaboration with the B-52s. Ms. Levine lives in New York City.