978-1-59223-824-8 / 9781592238248

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Music (Uncle John's Bathroom Readers)


Publisher:Portable Press



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What do Franz Liszt, Louis Armstrong, Woody Guthrie, and Elvis Presley have in common? Whats the story on the birth of the banjo, the electric guitar, and the Stradivarius violin? Why did disco happen? Who are the punk princesses? These are just a few of the questions answered in this lively book. Filled with facts, trivia, and stories about the worlds musicians, instruments, songs, and more, this endlessly diverting "plunge" dips into the history of Motown, muzak, and marching bands; tells the secret stories behind the hits; explores legendary venues like the Grand Ole Opry, the Apollo, and the Fillmore; spots the rarely sighted “two-hit wonders; describes the origins of karaoke, rap music, and the cha cha cha. In short, it includes all the music news thats fit to print is here in a variety of formats — longer entries for extended sojourns and brief tidbits for shorter stays.

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