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America in the 1960s and 1970s: Music


Summer of Love. "A look into the hippie revolution of San Francisco during the '60s, and how the free love and music turned into a life of drug use, violence, and broken dreams." Rutgers-restricted Access

Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics. 9 DVDs. A collection of early rock and roll legends performing on the Ed Sullivan Show, along with archival footage and narration for insight on the artists, their eras, and their classic appearances. Available?

Blitzkrieg Bop!: With the Ramones, Blondie, The Dead Boys. A documentary film examining the early glory days of the punk rock explosion with live performances recorded in New York in 1977. Here punk rock musicians candidly share their musical outlook and philosophies along with commentary by their managers, music critics and promoters. Available?

History and Concept of Hip-Hop Dance.This documentary explores the history and scope of the Hip-Hop dance style, from how it was first introduced to mainstream America in the early 1970s as break dancing (or b-boying) to discussions of how Hip-Hop has evolved and where it's headed. Rutgers-restricted Access

Through the Years of Hip Hop. Explores the first element of Hip hop -- Graffiti, taking us back to the streets of Philly and NYC during the 1970's. Available?

Database: Music Index Online

Music Index Online
1973- . Indexes over 850 music periodicals. Rutgers-restricted Access

Popular Music

Girl Groups, Girl Culture: Popular Music and Identity in the 1960s.
Jacqueline Warwick. New York, Routledge, 2007. Available?
This is Our Music: Free Jazz, the Sixties, and American Culture.
Iain Anderson. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007. Available?
Sixties Rock: Garage, Psychedelic, and Other Satisfactions.
Michael Hicks. Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 1999. Available?
Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970.
David Browne. Cambridge, MA, Da Capo Press, 2011. Available?

Punk Rock

This Ain't the Summer of Love: Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk.
Steve Waksman. Berkeley, University of California Press, 2009. Available?
Punk Rock: So What?: The Cultural Legacy of Punk
Roger Sabin. New York, Routledge, 1999. Available?
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk.
Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain. New York, Penguin Books, 1997. Available?


Yes Yes Y'all: The Experience Music Project Oral History of Hip-Hop's First Decade.
Jim Fricke, Charlie Ahearn. Cambridge, MA., Da Capo Press, 2002. Available?
Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation.
Jeff Chang. New York, Picador, 2006. Available?