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Doo Wop: The Music, the Times, the Era (Signed)

Morrow, "Cousin Brucie," with Rich Maloof

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ISBN 10: 1402742762 / ISBN 13: 9781402742767
Published by Sterling, New York, 2007
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Boldly SIGNED in black ink and warmly inscribed on half-title page by the legendary radio DJ Cousin Brucie. (Morrow first gained fame in the NYC area; he has been inducted into four Halls of Fame, and he made his acting debut in the film "Dirty Dancing"). Book and unclipped dust jacket are in fine, As New, gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Tiny nick at one corner. Foreword by Neil Sedaka. Introduction by TJ Lubinsky. Illustrated throughout. Large 4to. 350 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Heavy (nearly five pounds)--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 80273

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Title: Doo Wop: The Music, the Times, the Era (...

Publisher: Sterling, New York

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition

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Much like Sterling’s New York Times bestseller Hippie, Doo Wop captures the spirit of an era in spectacular visuals, revealing the roots of the 60’s music explosion. With abundant background and enticing images, it covers way more than just the gorgeous harmonies of the unforgettable doo wop groups. The 50’s were rich in cultural events and iconic performances, and this landmark volume traces the development of the music, politics, art, architecture, and popular culture throughout this exciting and remarkable period. Each chapter delves into one or more years and focuses on the transformative events of the day. You’ll meet the pioneers who started it all, including bands like The Drifters; discover how the songs we love emerged from African rhythms and culture; see Marlon Brando roar in to transform squeaky-clean youth in The Wild One; look at the 50’s sex symbols, like Bardot and Monroe; and watch the music and America grow up. The pages teem with archival photography, posters, album covers, newspaper articles, magazine covers, lyrics, and more. Lavish illustrations with duotone and full-color imagery carry readers back in time so they’ll enjoy a deep understanding of our musical and cultural history.

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Bruce Morrow, a.k.a. "Cousin Brucie" has worked in the New York radio industry since the late fifties and had the distinction of introducing the Beatles during their historic Shea Stadium concert. He also appeared in the motion picture Dirty Dancing and his autobiography, Cousin Brucie: My Life in Rock 'N' Roll Radio, was a best seller.

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