Rock 'n' Roll is the sixth studio album by John Lennon. Released in 1975, it is an album of late 1950s and early 1960s songs as covered by Lennon. Recording the album was problematic and spanned an entire year: Phil Spector produced sessions in October 1973 at A&M Studios, and Lennon produced sessions in October 1974 at Record Plant Studios (East).
Rock critic and scholar Greil Marcus has just released a book with Yale Press called The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs, and it appears to be an unusual take on a very hackneyed subject, as Marcus admits in the video trailer above: Everybody knows the history of rock ‘n’ roll, he says, What if it was just about a few. songs? Unlike all previous versions of rock ‘n’ roll, writes Yale, this book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points that everyone knows. In an oblique rock history sense, they were pivotal, taking the obscurantist minimalist experiments of bands like Wire and making them viable options for an entire genre of music. The song lacks the bite and growl of At Last! from the same album, but Marcus makes a weighty allusion in referring to two different versions.
I Love Rock 'n Roll is the second studio album by Joan Jett and the first with her backing band The Blackhearts. Soon after the first recording sessions at Soundworks Studios, original Blackheart guitarist Eric Ambel was replaced by Ricky Byrd. It is Jett's most commercially successful album to date with over 10 million copies sold, largely due to the success of the title track, which was released as a single soon after the album was released.
The Rock 'N' Roll album was recorded in two distinct stages. The first took place in October to December 1973 in Los Angeles with Phil Spector producing, and the second in New York in October 1974, produced by John Lennon. Mind Games had been Lennon's first solo album to be recorded without Spector. However, for the as-yet-untitled oldies project he reinlisted the help of his former collaborator . Considering the title and Lennon’s history, I wish he would have Ripped It Up for real instead of releasing a bunch of watered down versions of songs that never were RnR anyway.
With Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Pete Townshend.
From the Inside Flap. The book is of interest to any rock historian, or to anyone interested in history from the birth of rock and roll around 1953 through the 1960s and into the 1970s. This is like the meat and potatoes version of rock history.
Rock-n-roll started in the USA with the great black rhythm-n-blues players: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Chuck Berry. Fifty years ago black and white music were two completely separate things. Chuck Berry was the first black musician who crosses the barrier and sells records to both black and white young people. His songs were about the lives of teenagers. Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly mixed black music with white ‘country’ music to create rock-n-roll. This was all happening in the United States.
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