Rock Day by Day

Steve Smith, Author, Diagram Group, Other Guinness Media $0 (256p) ISBN 978-0-85112-825-2
This book of music facts devotes six pages to each year from 1954 to 1986, listing major events of the year as well as weekly listings of number-one singles in both Britain and the U.S. For example, in the 1975 section is the notation that ""Apple Records was dissolved'' (May 10), and a week later ``Mick Jagger cut his hand badly after putting it through a window in a Long Island restaurant.'' That same week Tammy Wynette's ``Stand By Your Man'' topped the U.K. charts. Other sections feature short summaries of trends from year to year, alphabetical listings of number-one singles and coverage of the ``pre-rock era''from 1877 to 1953. An extremely comprehensive index of 4000 entries makes this encyclopedic chronology a must for rock buffs. (November)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
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