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Station to Station : The Secret History of Rock n Roll on Television - Marc Weingarten

Station to Station

The Secret History of Rock n Roll on Television

Paperback Published: 1st November 2000
ISBN: 9780671034443
Number Of Pages: 288

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"Rock 'n' roll was loud, brash, and impudent; TV was soothing and polite. Rock 'n' roll was sex; TV was violins. Rock 'n' roll was Elvis Presley; TV was Robert Young."

-- from "Station to Station"

Television and rock 'n' roll: a combative yet profitable marriage of convenience that shapes fashion, attitude, talk, and music itself. In" Station to Station, " the first book to fully chronicle the evolution of televised rock, renowned music journalist Marc Weingarten brings to life all the defining moments in its history, from Elvis and "The Ed Sullivan Show" to Madonna and MTV.

Covering six decades of culturally significant performances, personalities, and shows, and drawing on dozens of in-depth interviews with key players at every level, Weingarten reveals how rock on television synthesized the burgeoning youth culture and transformed the face of middle-class America. He explores "American Bandstand"'s stranglehold on the pop-radio charts in the 1950's, the rise and demise of artists via "Soul Train" and "Saturday Night Live, " and the impact of radio programmer Bob Pittman's idea for an "all music video" channel. Whether discussing players (Dick Clark, Don Kirshner, Don Cornelius), prefab teen idols (Fabian, The Monkees, The Partridge Family), or showstoppers (The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Run-DMC) Station to Station is a thouroughly engaging and coprehensive look at the intersecting realms of popular culture's two most influential artforms.

Local Heroes
""A Real Decent, Fine Boy""; Elvis on TV
The Idolmaker: Dick Clark and American Bandstand
Nelson Family Values
The Whole World Is Watching: The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show
Do the Demographic Rock: The Monkees
Bump City: 1960s TV Rock Shows
Tougher than Leather: Elvis's '68 Comeback Special
Couch Time with the Counterculture
After the Sugar Rush: Cartoon Rock
Naked Lunch Box: David Cassidy and the Cult of the Teen Idol
Lucite and Soul: 1970s TV Rock
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ISBN: 9780671034443
ISBN-10: 0671034448
Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st November 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.65  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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