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1971

Never a Dull Moment: 1971, the Year That Rock Exploded is the title of this 2016 book that puts forth the assertion that 1971 was a pivotal year in popular music. There are 12 chapters, one for each month of the year. Many musicians and groups are discussed, such as Don McLean, Sly and the Family Stone, the Who, the Rolling Stones, the Carpenters, Carly Simon, Judy Collins, and many, many more. For readers under say, 55, this could be an introduction. For others like myself, who as a freshman and sophomore at WMU experienced 1971 firsthand along with lots of its music, it will be a review of the music complemented with stories of the musicians. These accounts are given a backdrop of the political, social, and economic climate of the time, adding to the interest of this book.



1971

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Never a Dull Moment: 1971, the Year That Rock Exploded is the title of this 2016 book that puts forth the assertion that 1971 was a pivotal year in popular music. There are 12 chapters, one for each month of the year. Many musicians and groups are discussed, such as Don McLean, Sly and the Family Stone, the Who, the Rolling Stones, the Carpenters, Carly Simon, Judy Collins, and many, many more. For readers under say, 55, this could be an introduction. For others like myself, who as a freshman and sophomore at WMU experienced 1971 firsthand along with lots of its music, it will be a review of the music complemented with stories of the musicians. These accounts are given a backdrop of the political, social, and economic climate of the time, adding to the interest of this book.

Posted by David DeVries at 07/20/2017 11:57:01 AM