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American Pop: Hit Makers, Superstars, and Dance Revolutionaries

American Pop: Hit Makers, Superstars, and Dance Revolutionaries
  

Find out how it all began. Learn about MTV's role in shaping pop music. Discover the stories of bubblegum pop groups, family bands, dance-pop idols, and disco sensations. And read more about legends such as Paul Anka, Madonna, the Jackson Five, and Katy Perry.

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ISBN 9781467701488
Barcode 9781467701488
Published 1 August 2012 by Lerner Publishing Group
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Kaplan, Arie
Series American Music Milestones
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781467701488
ISBN-10 1467701483
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ac
Publication Date 1 August 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Kaplan, Arie
Series American Music Milestones
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Music & Sound Arts
Musical Scores & Lyrics
Dance & Light Music
Folk Music
Vocal Music
Contemporary Popular Music
Musicals
Musicians, Singers, Composers
Songbooks
Rock & Pop
Other Types Of Music
Vocal Music
Contemporary Popular Music
Easy Listening, MOR Music
Rock & Pop Music
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 781.64
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

Throbbing disco beats boom at the club.
Crowds move to the lively beat of dance pop hits.
Fans scream and cheer for teen idols.
These are the sounds of pop.

After Elvis hit the scene in the 1950s, a distinct youth taste in popular music began to emerge. The sound of pop music has varied greatly in the decades since Elvis, ranging from rock to disco to boy bands to dance pop. But all pop music is defined by catchy melodies and a broad appeal to teens.

Find out how it all began. Learn about MTV's role in shaping pop music. Discover the stories of bubblegum pop groups, family bands, dance-pop idols, and disco sensations. And read more about legends such as Paul Anka, Madonna, the Jackson Five, and Katy Perry.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review "From bluegrass to blue-eyed soul and bubblegum pop to hip-hop, readers discover the exciting evolution of music in America. Origins, influences, controversies, and artists are presented in a writing style that is engaging and accessible. Revealing quotes by artists are highlighted. Musical terms such as 'melisma,' 'grunge,' and 'punk' are worked in seamlessly and defined in the texts as well as in the glossaries. 'Must Download' playlists (which include songs that span styles and decades) appear throughout each title, encouraging readers to listen to the best music in each genre. Every title is packed with color and black-and-white photographs, snazzy fonts, and vivid sidebars. The indexes are not thorough (e.g., Pearl Jam has its own page, but the band is not in the index), but the books are short and well organized enough that this, most likely, is not a problem. This informative set will be useful for reports and of high interest to reluctant readers." --School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

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Author's Bio

Arie Kaplan has written jokes and comedy sketches for the television series TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest.... He has also written humor articles for MAD Magazine. Aside from his work as a comedy writer, Arie has written numerous nonfiction books for young readers on subjects ranging from the life of Vlad the Impaler to the history of pop music. As a comics writer, he has written comic book stories and graphic novels for DC Comics, Archie Comics, Bongo Comics, IDW Publishing, Penguin Young Readers Group, and other publishers. He is the author of the acclaimed nonfiction book From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books, which was a 2008 finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. He lives with his family in New York City. Please check out his website, www.ariekaplan.com

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