Rockabilly: The Twang Heard 'round the World: The Illustrated History

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Hardcover, Motorbooks Intl, 2011, ISBN13 9780760340622, ISBN10 0760340625

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It was the twang heard 'round the world: Rockabilly was born out of country, bluegrass, jazz, and the blues in the 1950s, becoming rock 'n' roll and ruling the world. Here's the story of Elvis Presley's first Sun records that inspired all. And here's Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and many more rockabillies from the golden years of 1955-1959, in a book chock full of photos, collectible memorabilia, movie posters, rare records, fashion, and rebel lifestyle. Includes contributions from noted music journalists Greil Marcus, Peter Guralnick, Luc Sante, Robert Gordon, and more. The story continues today, with a rockabilly revival that began with stars, such as the Stray Cats and Robert Gordon, spreading around the globe from Europe to Japan. Today, rockabilly is better than ever, with bands like Rev. Horton Heat and others playing the music and living the life from Memphis to Helsinki to Tokyo. There's still good rockin' tonight

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Contributed by: Marcus, Greil
Contributed by: Guralnick, Peter
Contributed by: Sante, Luc
Publisher: MBI Publishing Company LLC
Publish Date: May 20, 2011
ISBN-13: 9780760340622
ISBN-10: 0760340625
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 231
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.05
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 11.75 x 11.25 x 1.0
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