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Title:
The encyclopedia of Australian rock and pop
Author:
McFarlane, Ian, 1959-
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Publication Information:
St Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1999.
Physical Description:
xv, 717 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781864487688
Format :
Book

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The paperback edition of the most comprehensive and authoritive book on the history of Australian rock and pop published.


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Library Journal Review

Encompassing Australia's popular music scene from 1957 to 1997, this work may be of interest to those who want to know more about AC/DC, INXS, Men at Work, Olivia Newton-John, and other, lesser-known Aussies. Primarily an A-Z reference of Down Under's pop music personalities and groups, the tome also provides a brief history of the musical development in the country. The 870-plus entries comprise such relevant information as career overview, band personnel, line-up changes, records released, other major events and achievements, and album/CD discographies. McFarlane, a rock journalist, writes solidly, and one will find a surprising number of Australian-American connections. Nevertheless, this work is too highly specialized for most American library patrons, who can get information about most Australian acts from more general or American-oriented music reference works. An optional purchase for all but the most inclusive popular music collections.DDavid M. Turkalo, Suffolk Univ., Law Sch. Lib., Boston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.