Author(s): Ernesto Assante
Rock is not just a musical genre, but a way of living, of doing things, of interpreting reality. What would music be like today without the first American appearance of the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, or if Pete Townshend had not written the revolutionary My Generation? Would people still talk about rock if Jimi Hendrix hadn't set fire to the stage at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967?
Rock music is more than just the legends who have shaped the genre. It is Woodstock and the Live Aid concerts and the untimely deaths of legends like Buddy Holly and John Lennon that have changed this genre.
This richly illustrated book presents the great events that have changed the history rock music and and, in some cases, the history of the world
Ernesto Assante is a correspondent for Italy s "La Repubblica "newspaper, as well as a music critic, author, and TV and radio host. Alongside Gino Castaldo, he presents "Playlist" on Radio Capital and "Webnotte" on Repubblica.tv. He has written several books, including "Masters of Rock Guitar" for White Star Publishers and "Beatles" with Gino Castaldo for Laterza."