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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...A biography is an account of a person’s life by someone other than that person, while an autobiography is an account of a person’s life by that same person. Popular music biography and autobiography can include the life history...

Popular Music Criticism

Ulf Lindberg

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Gestur Gudmundsson

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Gestur Gudmundsson

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Morten Michelsen

Morten Michelsen is Associate Professor in the Section for Musicology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hans Weisethaunet

Hans Weisethaunet

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Criticism can be defined as a specific category of writings on popular music which are more ambitious than straight journalism, and less ambitious than conventional scholarship: serious comment that is reflective and may evidence scholarly...

Into “The 60s”

Sarah Hill

Dr Sarah Hill is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Music, Cardiff University, UK and Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. She has published work on Welsh-language popular music and cultural identity, progressive rock, and female vocality. A native of Oakland, California and a fluent Welsh speaker, Sarah is also Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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San Francisco and the Long 60s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The year 1965 opened inauspiciously enough. On New Year’s Day the San Francisco Chronicle published a report suggesting that there were 80 million “drinking Americans.” It was an odd headline, considering...

‘I Sometimes Feel So Lost’: Brighter

Michael White

Michael White has been writing about popular and underground music, for publications in his native Canada and internationally, for 20 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popkiss : The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...At its burdensome peak, Sarah was receiving in excess of a dozen demos per week, each of which required an attentive ear and, more often than not, a polite letter of decline from Wadd or Haynes. These were in addition to the hundreds...

Confessions of a Cowboy Angel: John Wesley Harding

Louis A. Renza

Louis A. Renza is an Emeritus Professor of English at Dartmouth College, USA. He has published critical works on various US writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, Henry James, Ernest Hemingway and Wallace Stevens. Starting in the 1970s and through 2010, he taught a Dartmouth course on Bob Dylan’s lyrics. He also directed a 2006 conference at Dartmouth College on Dylan’s works, and has published articles on them that include, respectively, critical discussions of such songs as “Went to See the Gypsy” and “Simple Twist of Fate.”. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dylan’s Autobiography of a Vocation : A Reading of the Lyrics 1965–1967

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Before I wrote John Wesley Harding I discovered something about those earlier songs I had written. I discovered that when I used words like ‘he’ and ‘it’ and ‘they’ and talking about other people, I was really talking about nobody but me.To...

Tangled up in Blue: The Shadow of Dylan and Stylistic Swerves in Early-Seventies Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell : New Critical Readings

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...It has become a cliché of rock journalism to label Joni Mitchell a “female Dylan,” something she has quite understandably resisted. In an interview with Morrissey in 1996, she noted that “They tend to lump me always with groups of women. I...

We Can Flux: Prince Queers Democracy and the New

Robert Loss

Robert Loss is an assistant professor in Writing, Literature, and Philosophy at Columbus College of Art and Design, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nothing Has Been Done Before : Seeking the New in 21st-Century American Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Marcus, Mystery Train, 97.There have been great American artists who have worked beyond the public’s ability to understand them easily, but none who have condescended to the public—none who have not hoped, no matter how secretly...

The Afterlife of Sarah

Michael White

Michael White has been writing about popular and underground music, for publications in his native Canada and internationally, for 20 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popkiss : The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...So all we’ll say is this: thank you, to anybody who’s ever written or phoned or whatever, thank you because … it really is all that – all the, um, heck – the, um, well – YOU – that makes it all worthwhile. And even if it’s true that most...

Postscript: Make It Real One More Time Again

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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...In late 2008, an announcement was made which placed even the most focused of Morrison watchers on the back foot – he was to play Astral Weeks, in full, live in concert, for the first time. Initially there were just two shows scheduled...

Spectaglam! Katy Perry and the American Wow

Robert Loss

Robert Loss is an assistant professor in Writing, Literature, and Philosophy at Columbus College of Art and Design, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nothing Has Been Done Before : Seeking the New in 21st-Century American Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...“Roar” Look! A Pepsi logo formed by enormous glowing pebbles! A godly voice says, “The National Football League welcomes you to the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.” Magically, the pebbles change color and part like the Red Sea—and here...