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Author Kaye, Lenny, author.

Title Lightning striking : ten transformative moments in rock and roll / Lenny Kaye.

Publication Info. New York : Ecco Press, [2022]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  781.66 KAYE    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  781.66 KAYE    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  781.66 KAYE    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  781.66 KAY    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  781.66 KAYE    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  781.6609 KAYE    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  781.6609 KAYE    Check Shelf
Edition First edition
Description xv, 496 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 452-471) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Cleveland 1952 -- Memphis 1954 -- New Orleans 1957 -- Philadelphia 1959 -- Liverpool 1962 -- San Francisco 1967 -- Detroit 1969 -- New York City 1975 -- London 1977 -- Los Angeles 1984/Norway 1993 -- Seattle 1991 -- Aftermath.
Summary Memphis, 1954. New Orleans 1957. Philadelphia 1959. Liverpool, 1962. San Francisco 1967. Detroit 1969. New York, 1975. London 1977. Los Angeles 1984 / Norway 1993. Seattle 1991. Rock and roll was birthed in basements and garages, radio stations and dance halls, in cities where unexpected gatherings of artists and audience changed and charged the way music is heard and celebrated, capturing lightning in a bottle. Musician and writer Lenny Kaye explores ten crossroads of time and place that define rock and roll, its unforgettable flashpoints, characters and visionaries, how each generation came to be, how it was discovered by the world. Whether Elvis Presley's Memphis, the Beatles' Liverpool, Patti Smith's New York or Kurt Cobain's Seattle, LIGHTNING STRIKING reveals the communal energy that creates a scene, a guided tour inside style and performance, to see who's on stage, along with the movers and shakers, the hustlers and hangers-on, and why everybody is listening. Grandly sweeping and minutely detailed, informed by Kaye's acclaimed knowledge and experience as a working musician, LIGHTNING STRIKING is an ear-opening insight into our shared musical and cultural history, a carpet ride of rock and roll's most influential movements and moments.
Subject Rock music -- 20th century.
Rock music -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- 20th century.
Musicians -- 20th century.
MUSIC / History & Criticism.
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rock.
Musicians. (OCoLC)fst01030837
Popular music. (OCoLC)fst01071422
Rock music. (OCoLC)fst01099204
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Creative nonfiction. (OCoLC)fst01919909
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Creative nonfiction.
Added Title Ten transformative moments in rock and roll
ISBN 9780062449207 (hardcover)
0062449206 (hardcover)
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