Singer-Songwriters of the 1970s

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About the Book

The 1970s saw a wave of singer-songwriters flood the airwaves and concert halls across the United States. This book organizes the stories of approximately 150 artists whose songs created the soundtrack to people’s lives during the decade that forever shaped musical composition. Some well-known, others less known, these artists were the song-poets and storytellers who wrote their own music and lyrics.
Featuring biographical information and discography overviews for each artist, this is the only one-volume encyclopedic overview of this topic. Featured artists include Carole King and James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Gordon Lightfoot, Elvis Costello and dozens of other song-poets of the seventies.

About the Author(s)

Robert McParland is a professor of English at Felician University in Rutherford, New Jersey. His popular music writings include publications on The Beatles, The Who, U2, Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, Paul Simon, and American lyricists.

Bibliographic Details

Robert McParland
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 209
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8661-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4643-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface: Art and the Courage to Create 1
Introduction 5
Singer-Songwriter Profiles 19
Charting the Wide Appeal of ­Singer-Songwriters 171
Recommended Listening 177
The Time-Life Collection of Singer-Songwriters 187
YouTube Videos 189
Selected Documentaries 191
For Further Reading 193
Index 197