1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die

Author(s): Robert Dimery

Music and Movement

The rich history of popular music is built on a foundation of classic songs. From Tin Pan Alley to the Brill Building, Bob Dylan to Kurt Cobain, and Joni Mitchell to Amy Winehouse, gifted songwriters have crafted a cherished body of music that has become part of our lives. This music mirrors the times, both reflecting society at large ("A Change is Gonna Come," "The Message") and mapping our own personal highs ("God Only Knows") or lows ("Hurt"). 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die picks through nearly a century of music to bring you an inspiring selection of some of the greatest recordings ever made. Each entry in this wonderfully browsable book tells the story of a great song. Find out what inspired the songwriter, what makes the track so enduring, which songs it influenced in turn, and which cover version to listen out for. You'll also pick up a wealth of fascinating trivia along the way. What links Lead Belly, Lonnie Donegan, and Black Betty? Whose gravestone inspired Phil Spector's first hit?

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780733328220
  • : ABC Books
  • : ABC Books
  • : 2.072
  • : September 2010
  • : 167mm X 217mm X 61mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert Dimery
  • : Hardback
  • : 1010
  • : 780.00
  • : 960