All Hopped up and Ready to Go Music from the Streets of New York, 1927-1977

ISBN-10: 039333483X

ISBN-13: 9780393334838

Edition: 2009

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Description: From Tony Fletcher, the acclaimed biographer of Keith Moon, comes an incisive history of New York’s seminal music scenes and their vast contributions to our culture. Fletcher paints a vibrant picture of mid-twentieth-century New York and the ways in which its indigenous art, theater, literature, and political movements converged to create such unique music. With great attention to the colorful characters behind the sounds, from trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie to Tito Puente, Bob Dylan, and the Ramones, he takes us through bebop, the Latin music scene, the folk revival, glitter music, disco, punk, and hip hop as they emerged from the neighborhood streets of Harlem, the East and West Village, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. All the while, Fletcher goes well beyond the history of the music to explain just what it was about these distinctive New York sounds that took the entire nation by storm.

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Tony Fletcher is the author of seven non-fiction books and one novel. His biography of drummer Keith Moon, Dear Boy, has been named in many a Best Music Book list, and his biography of R.E.M. has been published in several languages. His most recent book, A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths, was published by William Heinemann in September 2012.

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