Blues-Rock Explosion (Sixties Rock Series)

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Providing fascinating profiles of musicians and bands ranging from the popular and influential Eric Clapton and Mike Bloomfield to lesser-known artists such as Bakerloo and Black Cat Bones, this collection spans a vibrant period in which blues music enjoyed a significant renaissance due largely to young white musicians who fused it with rock 'n' roll. Exhaustive searches of 1960s and 1970s rock journalism are combined with up-to-date personal interviews to create new, fuller pictures of the musicians who defined this genre, and new light is shed on the riveting dynamics that shaped and ultimately defined combustible groups such as the Yardbirds, Cream, and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Included are in-depth artist biographies, discographies, and discussions of the artists' critical and commercial impact.

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The Blues-Rock Explosion writers have combined exhaustive searches of 1960s and 1970s rock journalism with up-to-date personal interviews to gather new, accurate information about some of the ?60s? greatest stars . . . as well as some of the most overlooked but talented bands.

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Summer McStravick-Editor. Summer is the editor of Readers & Writers Magazine. She lives in San Diego, California.

John Roos-Editor. John has covered the pop music scene for 15 years as a freelance writer and editor. He is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times and the OC Weekly. He lives in Lake Forest, California.

"Jet" Martin Celmins-Contributor. Jet is the author of the acclaimed biography of Peter Green. As Jet Martin, solo guitarist and one-man band, he has been a Splinter Group's regular support act on most British appearances since 1997. Martin is currently working with Stan Webb on memoirs written by the guitarist himself over the years.

Borge Skilbrigt-Contributor. Borge was the last editor of the now defunct Graham Bond fanzine GRAMBO. Besides contributing to the Bond web site he is also an occasional drummer.

Harry Shapiro-Contributor. Harry is the author of biographies on Alexis Korner, Graham Bond, Eric Clapton and has written a study of the relationship between drugs and popular music, Waiting for the Man. His biography of Jimi Hendrix, Electric Gypsy was nominated for a Ralph J. Gleason award for music books. He is a regular contributor to Mojo, the blues magazine Blueprint and well as contributing to many music programs on radio.

Mike Stax-Contributor. Mike is the editor and publisher of Ugly Things magazine,focusing on the greatest, overlooked bands of the 1960s and other wild sounds from past dimensions. Published since 1983, Ugly Things is considered one of the world's premiere publications on the music and culture of the 1960s. Mike has written and researched liner notes for numerous reissues including the track-by-track liners for Rhino's highly acclaimed Nuggets boxset. His writing has also appeared in magazines such as Discoveries, Your Flesh and Pulse.

Jeff Watt-Contributor. Jeff's writings have appeared in Discoveries, Ugly Things and Blues Matters.

Julian Barker-Archive Consultant. Described by Britain's most popular paper, The Sun as "the nation's leading authority on 1960s music", Julian (who has every original record to have made the 1952-69 UK charts) specializes in information from his thousands of 1950s and 1960s pop papers and the like, in an effort to remain faithful to the original detail.

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