The Sound of the City (Ebook)

The Rise of Rock and Roll

Charlie Gillett

The rise of rock-and-roll - in a nutshell, with particular attention paid to the business side of the equation.

Charlie Gillett, a British journalist, loves the music, and his passion is evident throughout The Sound of the City. Yet the greatest strength of the book is the way Gillett tracks the resistance of the music industry to early rock-and-roll, which was followed (needless to say) by a frantic rush to engulf and devour it.

When first published The Sound of the City was hailed as having 'never been bettered as the definitive history of rock' (Guardian). Now the classic history of rock and roll, has been revised and updated with over 75 historic archive photos. The text has been substantially revised to include newly discovered information and it is now 'the one essential work about the history of rock n' roll' (Jon Landau in Rolling Stone).

Publication date: 01/05/2011


ISBN: 9780285640245

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B006WB7PS6

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Arts, Language & Literature

Reviews for The Sound of the City

'The best book on Rock 'n' Roll ever written.'

Amazon Reviewer 

'[A] groundbreaking account of pop's rise and dissemination... superbly researched.'

The Independent on Sunday 

'Has never been bettered as the definitive history of rock.'

The Guardian 

'The most thorough history of rock 'n' roll...immensely readable...if you're into rock 'n' roll, this is the book for you."'

Jerry Hopkins Los Angeles Times

'The one essential work about the history of rock 'n' roll...provocative enough to send the reader back to the turntable again and again.'

Jon Landau Rolling Stone’ magazine

Charlie Gillett

Charlie Gillett

Charles Thomas Gillett was a British radio presenter, musicologist, and writer, mainly on rock and roll and other forms of popular music