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  • Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions in Seventies Music

    Unless you lived through the 1970s, it seems impossible to understand it at all. Drug delirium, groovy fashion, religious cults, mega corporations, glitzy glam, hard rock, global unrest—from our 2018 perspective, the seventies are often remembered as a bizarre blur of bohemianism and disco. With Pick Up the Pieces, John Corbett transports us back in time to this thrillingly tumultuous era through a playful exploration of its music. Song by song, album by album, he draws our imaginations back into one of the wildest decades in history.   Rock. Disco. Pop. Soul. Jazz. Folk. Funk. The music scene of the 1970s was as varied as it was exhilarating, but the decade’s diversity of sound has never been captured in one book before now. Pick Up the Pieces gives a panoramic view of the era’s music and culture through seventy-eight essays that allow readers to dip in and out of the decade at random or immerse themselves completely in Corbett’s chronological journey.   An inviting mix of skilled music criticism and cultural observation, Pick Up the Pieces is also a coming-of-age story, tracking the author’s absorption in music as he grows from age seven to seventeen. Along with entertaining personal observations and stories, Corbett includes little-known insights into musicians fro...

    • ASIN: 022660473X
    • Part No: 34236670

  • History of Rock in the 1970s: The Complete Story of a Momentous Musical Decade

    With hundreds of incredible photographs, iconic album covers, and posters, History of Rock in the 1970s allows you to relive the greatest decade of music the world has ever seen in all its glory.   Whether taking established genres to incredible places, or creating entirely new styles, the 1970s was undoubtedly the golden age of popular music, with supreme ingenuity and inspiration. What’s more, the groups and individual performers who best encapsulated the spirit of those years are still revered. The Rolling Stones, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, and others still top the lists of the greatest bands of all time; if they have a live show, fans old and new scramble to see their heroes in action. Featuring interviews with and articles on each of the biggest artists of the period, History of Rock in the 1970s takes an unforgettable journey through the decade, covering the music and how it was made, along with the people behind it. With contemporary content from the archives of NME and Melody Maker, some of which has not been seen since it first appeared, both the scope of this book and the access to the artists is unparalleled.

    • ASIN: 1780979843

  • The 1970s (American Popular Culture Through History)

    Few conventions were left unchallenged in the 1970s as Americans witnessed a decade of sweeping social, cultural, economic, and political upheavals. The fresh anguish of the Vietnam War, the disillusionment of Watergate, the recession, and the oil embargo all contributed to an era of social movements, political mistrust, and not surprisingly, rich cultural diversity. It was the Me Decade, a reaction against 60s radicalism reflected in fashion, film, the arts, and music. Songs of the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, and Patti Smith brought the aggressive punk-rock music into the mainstream, introducing teenagers to rebellious punk fashions. It was also the decade of disco: Who can forget the image of John Travolta as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever decked out in a three-piece white leisure suit with his shirt collar open, his hand points towards the heavens as the lighted disco floor glares defiantly below him? While the turbulent decade ushered in Ms. magazine, Mood rings, Studio 54, Stephen King horror novels, and granola, it was also the decade in which over 25 million video game systems made their way into our homes, allowing Asteroids and Pac-Man games to be played out on televisions in living rooms throughout the country. Whether it was the boom of environmentalism or the bust ...

    • ASIN: 0313339198
    • Part No: 1, black & white illustrations

  • Modern Marvels: 70s Tech (History Channel)

    From supersonic passenger jets to electronic talking toys, the 1970s was a time of great technological advancement.In this exciting program, MODERN MARVELS® takes a compelling look at the buzzing, beeping, and booming breakthroughs that characterized this decade of fast-paced innovation. Discover how Mr. Coffee® became America s favorite breakfast companion, and how Polaroid engineered a film that magically developed in mere seconds. Take an exclusive tour of the revolutionary Concorde and learn how Britain and France came out on top in the race for supersonic air supremacy. Finally, hear from Texas Instruments engineers about how technology used in the Speak & Spell ultimately wound up in today s cell phones.Fasten your seatbelts, calibrate your digital watches, and get ready for a fascinating ride through 70S TECH.

    • Brand: A&E
    • ASIN: B002C4W10O
    • UPC: 733961163438
    • Part No: AAAE163430

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  • Minot, North Dakota and Area History Vol. 4 "1960s & 1970s"

    Minot, North Dakota and Area History Vol. 4 "1960s & 1970s" is a 9 x 12, 536-page, hard-cover book. The book contains more than 1,100 photographs and captions as well many stories that take you "back to the sixties and seventies." The book also features more than 61 huge double-page spread photographs. This book takes you back to a time of change and turbulence of the "Sixties and Seventies," through photographs that provide vivid memories of growing up and what life was like in this time era. The book features large photographs of city views and streets and the 1960s culture and fashions. Photo memories provide a view of growing up in the "1960s and 1970s." One chapter is dedicated to the incredible and news-making year of "1969." Beginning with the controversial teachers' strike, followed by the "1969 flood, and ending with "Zip to Zap," all of these events made national news. A precursor to Woodstock, the Zap event was studied by the creators of Woodstock.  Special events such as the Minot visits by President Nixon, Vice President Spiro Agnew, and Lawrence Welk are relived through wonderful historic photos.  Also highlighted are the North Dakota visit by President John F. Kennedy only two months before he was assassinated and the 1965 world movie premiere, "The Grea...

    • ASIN: 1532354843

  • The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality (America in the World)

    The 1970s looks at an iconic decade when the cultural left and economic right came to the fore in American society and the world at large. While many have seen the 1970s as simply a period of failures epitomized by Watergate, inflation, the oil crisis, global unrest, and disillusionment with military efforts in Vietnam, Thomas Borstelmann creates a new framework for understanding the period and its legacy. He demonstrates how the 1970s increased social inclusiveness and, at the same time, encouraged commitments to the free market and wariness of government. As a result, American culture and much of the rest of the world became more--and less--equal. Borstelmann explores how the 1970s forged the contours of contemporary America. Military, political, and economic crises undercut citizens' confidence in government. Free market enthusiasm led to lower taxes, a volunteer army, individual 401(k) retirement plans, free agency in sports, deregulated airlines, and expansions in gambling and pornography. At the same time, the movement for civil rights grew, promoting changes for women, gays, immigrants, and the disabled. And developments were not limited to the United States. Many countries gave up colonial and racial hierarchies to develop a new formal commitment to human rights, while ec...

    • Brand: Brand: Princeton University Press
    • ASIN: 069115791X

  • Paperbacks from Hell : The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction

    An affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of the 1970s and '80s Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemary's Baby. Complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles, this unforgettable volume dishes on familiar authors like V. C. Andrews and R. L. Stine, plus many more who've faded into obscurity. Also included are recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buried.

  • Solo in the 70s : John, Paul, George, Ringo: 1970-1980

    The decade after the Beatles' split gets a second look... In 2010, Robert Rodriguez's Fab Four FAQ 2.0: The Beatles 1970-1980 told the story of the ex-band mates during the first ten years after calling it quits, detailing efforts to establish four separate artistic identities while laboring in the shadow of their glorious collective past; all the while facing the inevitable query, "So when are the Beatles getting back together?" But while 2.0 covered an enormous amount of ground, there were still more stories to tell: John's fight to stay in America against the forces of Nixon Administration; the lawsuits against their business allies-and each other; unreleased recordings; the promo films; album art; covers of ex-Beatle music by other artists (as well as covers by ex-Beatles of other artists' material); bootleg releases and many more subjects. In Solo in the 70s, you'll learn about their people: producers and engineers they worked with; up-and-comers branded as "the new Beatles;" protégés; friends and associates, and a roll call of deaths in the "family." Putting it all in perspective is a 30,000 word day-by-day timeline, contextualizing rock's evolution throughout the 1970s, ending with the death of John Lennon. See for yourself the peers and artistic rivals the ex-Beatles worked alongside while crafting their art and how it all fit together. Solo In The 70s is a welcome addition to the Beatles' reference canon. Richly illustrated with period ephemera, it draws the reader into the world that fans inhabited back in the day. Whether you're seeking to learn more about the post-break-up era or want to revisit a glorious time when four ex-Beatles were creating new music worthy of their legacy, Solo In The 70s puts this unsung era into focus.

  • Precious and Few : Pop Music of the Early '70s

    Here is a lively and nostalgic look back at the forgotten era that gave us "Hooked on a Feeling", "Dancing in the Moonlight", "I Am Woman", "Seasons in the Sun", and more. The early '70s brought a "Convoy" of popular music--everything from the cheesy to the classic. The authors, true-blue '70s fanatics, have put together this irresistably readable book to transport readers back to a time when people wore smiley-face buttons, went to singles bars, and heartily sang along with Mac Davis. Illustrations throughout.

  • Opening Wednesday at a Theater Or Drive-In Near You : The Shadow Cinema of the American '70s

    “Movie criticism’s Dostoyevsky . . . Taylor reveals a national identity forged from the innocence we claim to have lost but never had in the first place.” --Steve Erickson, author of Zeroville

  • 70s Style & Design

    A survey of all aspects of design that establishes the 1970s as a vitally important period in the creative arts.

  • Historic Photos of Nashville in the 50s, 60s, and 70s

    In a nation reinventing itself following victory in World War II, Nashville's self-portrait blended old with new. New businesses and skyscrapers, a shopping mall, the Interstate system, school integration, and other changes would ultimately bring Nashville into line with the direction of the nation at large, but alongside nationwide trends were treasures unique to the city: Fair Park for thrill-seekers, Sulphur Dell for baseball fans, the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman for music, and the Maxwell House for visitors still arriving through Union Station and now from the air at Berry Field. In this companion volume to Historic Photos of Nashville, Ashley Driggs Haugen leads a tour past many Nashville landmarks from the recent past, reminiscing with Nashvillians who can remember and informing those new to the city who may not. Nearly 200 images reproduced in vivid black-and-white show the Opry at the Ryman, construction of the L&C Tower, 100 Oaks Mall, the Municipal Auditorium, Harveys Department Store downtown, and countless other subjects from yesteryear that remain key to the city's past and present.