The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Encyclopedia of Popular Music (10 Vols))

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First published in 1992, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music is the largest project ever undertaken for the subject. This authoritative biographical encyclopedia of rock, pop, and jazz artists covers popular music from 1900 to the present, including folk, blues, world music, rock, heavy metal, techno, reggae, and hip hop. Edited and largely written by Colin Larkin, it is exhaustive, meticulous, authoritative - and incredibly fun to read.

Critically lauded in its previous three editions, the Fourth Edition will not disappoint fans seeking authoritative and reliable information about popular music from around the world. Expanded to ten volumes, the new edition contains 6,000 new entries, and extensive revisions and updates throughout, yielding 50% more material than the 1998 Third Edition.

In addition to thousands of biographical entries, this A-Z reference also includes entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record lables, venues, and festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system. From Grateful Dead to The Killers, from Whitesnake to White Stripes, from R.E.M. to Blink-182, from The Jazz Singer to Jerry Springer - The Opera, and from Bye Bye Birdie to Rent, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Fourth Edition has something informative and clever to say about everyone's favorite band.

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Larkin is an award-winning book designer and one-time book publisher who currently devotes himself exclusively to writing, editing, and producing rock and pop music titles.

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"The depth of most of the entries is highly impressive, especially given this project's ambitious scope....Nothing remotely as comprehensive on the topic exists. A most enjoyable read and an essential purchase for all libraries!"--Library Journal (Starred Review)
"The most comprehensive guide to popular music. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries."--Booklist (Starred Review)
"The depth of most of the entries is highly impressive, especially given this project's ambitious scope....Nothing remotely as comprehensive on the topic exists. A most enjoyable read and an essential purchase for all libraries!"--Library Journal (Starred Review)
"The most comprehensive guide to popular music. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries."--Booklist (Starred Review)
"Artists need to be deeply obscure to escape Larkin's attentions."--The Evening Standard, London
"[A] major cultural reference work....Larkin's precise and finely tuned critical apparatus allows him (and us) to form a judgment that transcends the fleeting character of many acts....a critical measure for the future of musical appreciation."--The Evening Standard (London)
"The depth of most of the entries is highly impressive, especially given this project's ambitious scope....Nothing remotely as comprehensive on the topic exists. A most enjoyable read and an essential purchase for all libraries!"--Library Journal (Starred Review)
"The most comprehensive guide to popular music. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries."--Booklist (Starred Review)
"Artists need to be deeply obscure to escape Larkin's attentions."--The Evening Standard, London
"[A] major cultural reference work....Larkin's precise and finely tuned critical apparatus allows him (and us) to form a judgment that transcends the fleeting character of many acts....a critical measure for the future of musical appreciation."--The Evening Standard (London)
"The depth of most of the entries is highly impressive, especially given this project's ambitious scope....Nothing remotely as comprehensive on the topic exists. A most enjoyable read and an essential purchase for all libraries!"--Library Journal (Starred Review)


"The most comprehensive guide to popular music. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries."--Booklist (Starred Review)


"Artists need to be deeply obscure to escape Larkin's attentions."--The Evening Standard, London


"[A] major cultural reference work....Larkin's precise and finely tuned critical apparatus allows him (and us) to form a judgment that transcends the fleeting character of many acts....a critical measure for the future of musical appreciation."--The Evening Standard (London)


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