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Hal Leonard Rockabilly: A Forty-Year Journey Book  

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The rebellious youth music we know as rockabilly was born in the '50s and enjoyed a great revival in the '80s and '90s. The book Rockabilly: A Forty-Year Journey is a straight-from-the-heart ac... Click To Read More About This Product

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The rebellious youth music we know as rockabilly was born in the '50s and enjoyed a great revival in the '80s and '90s. The book Rockabilly: A Forty-Year Journey is a straight-from-the-heart account of how the genre's greatest artists - author Billy Poore's personal friends - made their mark. Billy gives the low-down on everyone from pioneers like Gene Vincent, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran and Charlie Feathers, to the next generation of stars like Link Wray, Dave Edmunds, Robert Gordon, Dwight Yoakam, The Blasters, The Stray Cats and BR5-49, to the unlikely artists who have been influenced by rockabilly, including Conway Twitty and The Beatles. His uncensored stories and incredible, previously-unpublished photos deliver an inside look into the wild art of one of America's greatest inventions, a musical genre. Rockabilly: A Forty-Year Journey is also a great reference guide, detailing artists' (from the legends to the one-hit wonders) chart activity, career milestones and tours. With its sentimental foreword by the late Danny Gatton, this book is a must-read for all fans of music and Americana!

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  • 304 pages
  • Size: 11" x 8-1/2"
  • Author: Billy Poore
  • ISBN: 793591422
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Fun for the Rockabilly History Fan

By Robert Kane

from Concord, California

Comments about Hal Leonard Rockabilly: A Forty-Year Journey Book:

Hal Leonard Rockabilly: A Forty-Year Journey Book This is a fun read keeping in mind that Mr. Leonard has some very ideosyncratic views about the history of rock music as well as a decidedly self-focussed writing style. For example, his less than complimentary statements about Buddy Holly were a little disappointing. On the other hand, Mr. Leonard has been involved in the music scene for a long time and he has a lot of interesting anecdotes to share. Check out his fascinating story about promoting a Conway Twitting concert when Twitty was still a rock n'roller. Very cool. Plus, the book is chock full of neat period pictures of the greats of Rockabilly many of them featuring Mr. Leonard and his lifelong music journey. Regardless, as a Rockabilly fan, I continue to enjoy reading this book. If you are a Rockabilly history fan, get this book. You will like it too!

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