From Dylan’s first appearance in NYC to the Beatles’ rooftop concert, from Woodstock and Monterey to the Pink Floyd reunion tour, this illustrated book presents 68 milestones that changed the history of rock and, in some cases, the world. Beginning in 1964 with Elvis and continuing through the twenty-first century, this new edition of the music history favorite reveals how music, culture, life, and society were inextricably and irrevocably intertwined. Here are the Rolling Stones’ rocking the house in their London debut, Jimi Hendrix setting his guitar on fire, Michael Jackson moonwalking, the superstar-studded Concert for Bangladesh and Live Aid, and so many more memorable, earth-shattering events. In a new, smaller format.
Ernesto Assante began working in journalism in 1977 and, in his 30-plus-year career, he has collaborated with numerous weekly and monthly Italian and international publications, including Epoca, L’Espresso, and Rolling Stone. From 2003 to 2009 he taught “New Media Theories and Techniques” followed by “Analysis of Musical Languages” at the Sapienza University of Rome in the Communication Science Department. His numerous publications about music include Legends of Rock, Masters of Rock Guitar, and 5 Seconds of Summer, all published by White Star.