Rock and roll, social protest, and authenticity : historical, philosophical, and cultural explorations /

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Torell, Kurt,


Lexington Books,, Lanham, United States, p.ix, 179 pages ; (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01099223, (OCoLC)fst01099230, (OCoLC)fst01127019, 20e siècle., 20th century., Aspect social, États-Unis, fast, History, Political aspects, Political aspects., Rock (Musique), Rock music, Social aspects, Social aspects., Sound recording industry, Sound recording industry., United States


Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-166) and index.Introduction : "But the man can't bust our music" (Columbia Records print ad, 1968) -- The nature and origins of rock and roll -- The influence of records -- The nature and influence of commercial radio -- Copyright, ASCAP, BMI, and payola -- The folk "revival" -- Rock and roll as social protest -- Authenticity and social protest -- Conclusion."This book investigates the relation of rock and roll to social protest music and authenticity. It examines the nature and commercial origins of rock and roll, why rock and roll was frequently considered subversive, and the nature and significance of authenticity to rock and roll as social protest music"--