SURF BEAT - ROCK 'N' ROLL'S FORGOTTEN REVOLUTION

by Kent Crowley
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CLEARANCE PRICED! The first book to tell the story of the birth of surf music, and its persistent survival and reinvention in the face of decades of dismissal. Conventional wisdom posits that rock 'n' roll languished between 1959 and 1963. Yet in that four-year stretch a musical revolution took place in Southern California that would influence all electric guitar forms that followed. They called it surf music, and in Surf Beat, the genre finally gets its day in the sun. Surf music authority and author Kent Crowley uncovers the story of the initial emergence of surf music as first a local, then a national and international phenomenon, and its subsequent waves of popularity through the ensuing decades. 256 pp.   More Details...

The first book to tell the story of the birth of surf music, and its persistent survival and reinvention in the face of decades of dismissal. Conventional wisdom posits that rock 'n' roll languished between 1959 and 1963. Yet in that four-year stretch a musical revolution took place in Southern California that would influence all electric guitar forms that followed. They called it surf music, and in Surf Beat, the genre finally gets its day in the sun. Surf music authority and author Kent Crowley uncovers the story of the initial emergence of surf music as first a local, then a national and international phenomenon, and its subsequent waves of popularity through the ensuing decades. 256 pp.