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The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop : 2nd Edition - Ian McFarlane

The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop

2nd Edition


Published: 1st February 2017
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The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop - Second Edition has been completely revised and updated, featuring 160+ new entries. It is the most comprehensive guide to the bands and artists who moulded the shape of Australian popular music from 1956 to 2016.

Arranged alphabetically for easy reference, the book will appeal to both the dedicated fan and casual reader. Containing over 1,000 entries, from AC/DC and The Avalanches, from Olivia Newton-John to Guy Sebastian and on to You Am I and Zoot, this is a book crammed with a mixture of facts and opinion. It includes biographical information, line-up details, record releases, career highlights and album discographies, as well as an authoritative critique on each artist's career.

This is an essential work of reference for anyone who has loved Australian popular music. Ian McFarlane has been writing about Australian music since 1984.

About the Author

Ian McFarlane has taught Aboriginal studies at the University of Tasmania, Cradle Coast, specializes in studies of Aboriginal people from Tasmania's north-west region, and has been a contributor to the History Wars debates. He is the author of the well-known work Beyond Awakening: Aboriginal Tribes of North-west Tasmania.


If you love Australian rock bands this is a must have.


A reference book second to none is on the history of Australian music.

Canberra Australia


For Oz music fans


Great gift for Oz music fans



At long last ...


At long last, been waiting years for the original encyclopaedia to be updated ... and the update doesn't disappoint.

Canberra, ACT



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ISBN: 9780995385603
ISBN-10: 0995385602
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 1st February 2017
Publisher: Third Stone Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 3.5
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised