|Publisher||THUNDER BAY PRESS|
Thunder Bay Press, San Diego Ca, 2006. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Large heavy coffee table book with dustjacket, plenty of photos, index. ï¿½From the dusty 7" record to the modern MP3s, singles define a time period like no other medium. This intensive overview spans from the nascent rock of the 50s to the mercurial new millennium, exploring the one-hit wonders, ground breaking innovators and gifted tunesmiths who made the greatest singles in modern history. James Brown, Queen and Nirvana rub shoulders with Abba, Kraftwerk and Madonna in this in depth overview, loaded with great pictures, fascinating facts and dazzling sleeve art.ï¿½ Contributing authors include Johnny Black, Mark Brend, Sean Egan, Tamara Palmer, and others. "Singles is a richly illustrated and informative history of over 50 years of the popular music single, covering more than 750 records by more than 500 artists. It looks in detail at the musical genres that work best in the shorter format, including rock n' roll, Motown, punk, disco, rap and more." Extremely colorful starting with bright orange and deep blue endpapers and starts at 1954 and ends at 2005. First entry is Bill Haley's "Rock around the Clock", and final entry is Sandi Thom's " I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker." An exceptional book, a Must-Have for any music-lover,and a Pristene copy. 320 pages.