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Download and read online Billboard Top 1000 Singles 1955 2000 in PDF and EPUB From "Rock Around the Clock" to "Smooth," this book by chart music authority Joel Whitburn ranks the 1,000 highest-charted singles of the entire rock era side by side in order of all-time popularity. This must-own reference book for record collectors, DJs, popular music fans and trivia sleuths is based on the Billboard pop charts and lists each record's highest chart position and total number of weeks it held that position, plus other significant stats and data. Separate sections cross-reference all Top 1000 singles alphabetically by title and by artist. A special full-color section shows the Top 100 albums from 1955-2000.
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Download and read online Billboard 1s in PDF and EPUB A week-by-week listing of the nearly 5,000 records that reached the top position on Billboard's major charts from January, 1950 through December, 1991. Includes #1s from the Pop Singles and Albums, RandB Singles and Albums, Country Singles and Albums, and Adult Contemporary Singles charts.
Download and read online The Origins of Cool in Postwar America in PDF and EPUB Cool. It was a new word and a new way to be, and in a single generation, it became the supreme compliment of American culture. The Origins of Cool in Postwar America uncovers the hidden history of this concept and its new set of codes that came to define a global attitude and style. As Joel Dinerstein reveals in this dynamic book, cool began as a stylish defiance of racism, a challenge to suppressed sexuality, a philosophy of individual rebellion, and a youthful search for social change. Through eye-opening portraits of iconic figures, Dinerstein illuminates the cultural connections and artistic innovations among Lester Young, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Jack Kerouac, Albert Camus, Marlon Brando, and James Dean, among others. We eavesdrop on conversations among Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Miles Davis, and on a forgotten debate between Lorraine Hansberry and Norman Mailer over the "white Negro" and black cool. We come to understand how the cool worlds of Beat writers and Method actors emerged from the intersections of film noir, jazz, and existentialism. Out of this mix, Dinerstein sketches nuanced definitions of cool that unite concepts from African-American and Euro-American culture: the stylish stoicism of the ethical rebel loner; the relaxed intensity of the improvising jazz musician; the effortless, physical grace of the Method actor. To be cool is not to be hip and to be hot is definitely not to be cool. This is the first work to trace the history of cool during the Cold War by exploring the intersections of film noir, jazz, existential literature, Method acting, blues, and rock and roll. Dinerstein reveals that they came together to create something completely new—and that something is cool.
Download and read online Billboard in PDF and EPUB In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
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Download and read online The Billboard Albums in PDF and EPUB Lists every album from every musical genre that made Billboard's popular albums chart between 1956 and 2006, providing information on the sales, position on the chart, and background information of each album.
Download and read online Here Comes the Night in PDF and EPUB “I don’t know where he’s buried, but if I did I’d piss on his grave.” –Jerry Wexler, best friend and mentor Here Comes the Night: Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues is both a definitive account of the New York rhythm and blues world of the early ‘60s, and the harrowing, ultimately tragic story of songwriter and record producer Bert Berns, whose meteoric career was fueled by his pending doom. His heart damaged by rheumatic fever as a youth, doctors told Berns he would not live to see twenty-one. Although his name is little remembered today, Berns worked alongside all the greats of the era – Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler, Burt Bacharach, Phil Spector, Gerry Goffin and Carole King, anyone who was anyone in New York rhythm and blues. In seven quick years, he went from nobody to the top of the pops – producer of monumental r&b classics, songwriter of “Twist and Shout,” “My Girl Sloopy” and others. His fury to succeed led Berns to use his Mafia associations to muscle Atlantic Records out of a partnership and intimidate new talents like Neil Diamond and Van Morrison he signed to his record label, only to drop dead of a long expected fatal heart attack, just when he was seeing his grandest plans and life’s ambitions frustrated and foiled.
Download and read online Joel Whitburn s top pop albums 1955 2001 in PDF and EPUB From pop music's early LPs to its latest CDs, Top Pop Albums 1955-2001 is a sweeping, stunning saga of Billboard's Pop Albums chart. This artist-by-artist listing includes every charted album from 1955 through June 30, 2001 - over 22,000 in all by more than 5,200 recording artists, and the more than 225,000 cuts from those albums. Along with complete chart data, artist biographies and complete track listings for every artist, Top Pop Albums sports new features such as each album's CD availability, data from the newly researched Top Pop Catalog Albums chart, updated album pricing and more, making this the biggest, broadest, absolute best albums book ever! Hardcover, ISBN 0-89820-147-0.
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Download and read online Top 10 Singles Charts 1955 2000 in PDF and EPUB One of our all-time bestsellers now spans the entire rock era! Billboard Top 10 Singles Charts 1955-2000 draws each weekly Top 10 from Billboard's "Best Sellers" charts for the years 1955, 1956, 1957 and the first half of 1958. From then on, it's the "Hot 100" all the way, with the weekly Top 10s of the premier Pop chart from its debut on August 4, 1958 right through the end of 2000. Each weekly Top 10 chart shows each record's current week's chart position, previous week's chart position, total weeks charted, label and number, and all "Hot 100" hits peak positions are shown in boldface type. Special sections include the highest debuts and biggest movers of each year, decade, and all time; the fastest and slowest movers to and the biggest jumps to and falls from #1. (650+ pages, 6 inch. x 9-1/4 inch.)