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1970s pop
Brunning, Bob.
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Publication Information:
New York : Peter Bedrick Books, 1999.

Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Highlights the influence of some of the important performers on the popular music scene in the 1970s, including the Bee Gees, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, the Eagles, and the Sex Pistols.
General Note:
Includes index.
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ML3470 .B79 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Sound Trackers is a series of books that documents the greats of popular music over the last 50 years. From bill Haley to the Beatles, pink Floyd to police, it looks at their lives, their music, their careers and at their fans, the teenagers, their fashions and how they spent their time. Since the '50s popular music has had a tremendous impact on modern culture, not only on the young, but throughout society. These books explore how.

1970s Pop brings together the greats of the decade when teenagers, long freed from the constraints of sharing their parents' tastes, could explore new musical styles and the industry split into many directions.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-8. These slim, oversize British imports from the Sound Trackers series are overviews that kids will enjoy browsing. The volume on the 1970s has a definite international flavor, covering bands such as ABBA, Jethro Tull, The Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac, and the Sex Pistols, as well as individuals such as Rod Stewart. Reggae, the more esoteric title, covers many performers who will probably be familiar only to readers who are reggae afficionados--Burning Spear and Prince Buster, along with the better-known Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff. Both books have solid introductions, especially Reggae, which explains the Jamaican music's roots. In both books, plenty of pictures are splashed against chunks of text and sidebars. There's no discussing pop and reggae without mentioning sex and drugs. The books are quite reticent about the former but do mention some of the problems individual artists have had with drugs. Reggae focuses on the political and religious (Rastafarianism) vibes in the music. Unfortunately, there are no discographies. See the Series Roundup, this issue, for books on rock and roll and the music of the 1960s. --Ilene Cooper

Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-Each of these offerings presents a one-page introduction to the popular music of a decade, followed by general overviews of the careers of a dozen musical groups or prominent individuals. Several color or occasionally black-and-white photos are included on each double-page spread, along with a list of the artists' best-known recordings. Each volume concludes with a brief gazetteer that summarizes the musical trends of the decade. Both decades are represented primarily by men. Although there is insufficient material on any one artist for anything other than a very brief report, these attractive entries will be popular for browsing.-Ginny Gustin, Santa Monica Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.