Rockabilly: The Twang Heard 'round the World: The Illustrated History

Rockabilly

The Twang Heard 'round the World: The Illustrated History

Hardcover

ISBN10: 0760340625 ISBN13: 9780760340622 Contributors: Guralnick, Peter (Contributor); Sante, Luc (Contributor); Gordon, Robert (Contributor); Burgess, Sonny (Foreword) Publisher: Voyageur Pr Published: May 20 2011 Pages: 231 Weight: 3.05lbs. Height: 11.25" Width: 11.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

It was the twang heard 'round the world: Rockabilly was born out of country, bluegrass, jazz, and the blues in the 1950s, becoming rock 'n' roll and ruling the world. Here's the story of Elvis Presley's first Sun records that inspired all. And here's Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and many more rockabillies from the golden years of 1955--1959, in a book chock full of photos, collectible memorabilia, movie posters, rare records, fashion, and rebel lifestyle. The story continues today, with a rockabilly revival that began with stars, such as the Stray Cats and Robert Gordon, spreading around the globe from Europe to Japan. Today, rockabilly is better than ever, with bands like Rev. Horton Heat and others playing the music and living the life from Memphis to Helsinki to Tokyo. There's still good rockin' tonight

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