Music of the Postwar Era

Music of the Postwar Era

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Presents a history of music during the postwar era of the 1940s and 1950s, discussing the introduction of LP albums, the demise of swing and big bands, the early popularity of rock 'n' roll, Broadway hits, country music crossovers, and the rise of Elvis Presley.The novelty hit of 1953 was a#39;a#39;(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?, a#39;a#39; which Bob Merrill adapted from a well-known Victorian music- hall song. Patti Pagea#39;s 1953 Mercury recording of it reportedly sold over three million copies during theanbsp;...

Title:Music of the Postwar Era
Author:Don Tyler
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2008


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