This reference work has established itself as a classic in its area and covers the major players in the vast history of popular music in the 20th century. There are over 300 new entries in this fully revised edition, bringing the total to 2500.
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: The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music has established itself as the classic reference work in this area. From ABBA to ZZ Top, through Noel Coward, The Skatalites and The Stone Roses, this book covers the major players in the vast history of popular music in the twentieth century. With over 2,500 entries and covering bebop to western swing by way of psychedelic rock, Hardy's companion maps out a cultural history of the century that is both entertaining and informative.