Guinness Rockopedia
Read. Fan. Surf.
The ultimate A-Z of Rock & Pop
Over 800 entries. And 400 pictures
Compiled by 30 top writers and 100 expert international researchers.
Includes essential websites, fa clubs, music style definitions, producers and record labels.
The ultimate guide to what’s happening in Pop.

As rock and Pop tighten their grip on the universe, there’s never been a better time for a full-colour encyclopedia of the 20th century’s most thrilling art form.

To bring you the facts behind 40 years of Rock and Pop, we’ve consulted record companies, fanzines, managers and the stars themselves. We’ve selected hundreds of dazzling pictures, from the heavenly Kylie Minogue to the bizarre Marilyn Manson. For more than 700 acts - from ABBA to ZZ Top, Van Harlen to Armand Van Heldon - You’ll find bands and biographies, dates and discographies, recommended books and web sites. You’ll also find entries for legendary record labels, music pioneers and festivals, plus guides to different styles of music, from Glam to Grunge, Heavy Metal to House, and Rock ‘n’ Roll to Reggae.

Guinness Rockopedia is also full of the trivia that makes the music world go round. We’ve taken an in-depth look at modern music world go round. We’ve taken an in-depth look at modern movers and shakers - Spice Girls, Wu-Tang Clan, Radiohead - along with mega-selling veterans like Madonna, Eric Clapton and The Beatles. Which member of Suede had a lizard named after him? Who tried to copyright the term Roc ‘n’ Roll? Who’s Jon Bon Jovi’s favourite Spice Girl? How did The Simpsons give James Taylor his finest hour? You’ll find the answers here.

The world of Rock and Pop is littered with triumphs, tragedies, fortunes and failures. it every act included in this book, for different reasons and different lengths of time, contributed something significant. They mattered. Guinness Rockopedia celebrates all the artists who make Rock and Pop exciting, exasperating, delicate, dumb, colourful, crude, weird and wonderful.

Paperback 1998 first edition

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