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Rockspeak!: The Language of Rock and Pop

Rockspeak!: The Language of Rock and Pop

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Have you ever wondered why the Rolling Stones chose their name? The answer to that and many other questions concerning band nomenclature lies in "Band Names", which lists where the bands hailed from, when they were popular, and how they came up with their name. And that is just one of the six compr ...more

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SIMON WARNER is a lecturer, journalist and broadcaster who teaches Popular Music Studies at the University of Leeds. He has been a live rock reviewer and counterculture obituarist for the Guardian and Independent and is a regular contributor to the UK Beat magazine Beat Scene.

He has particular interests in the relationship between the Beat writers and rock music and his latest volume, Text and Drugs and Rock'n'Roll: The Beats and Rock Culture, published by Bloomsbury in Spring 2013