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Author: Marc Weingarten
ISBN: 0671034448
Pages: 288 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books; Original ed. edition (November 1, 2000)
Language: English
Category: Music
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e-Book Station To Station : The Secret History of Rock & Roll on Television epub download

by Marc Weingarten



Marc Weingarten's 2000 publication on the history of Rock and Roll on television covers history from the first flickers of local sock-hop programs in the early 1950s to the then-nascent development of online music videos

Marc Weingarten's 2000 publication on the history of Rock and Roll on television covers history from the first flickers of local sock-hop programs in the early 1950s to the then-nascent development of online music videos. The book is merely an overview containing the highlights of the development of the medium

In Station to Station, the first book to fully chronicle the evolution of televised rock, renowned music journalist .

In Station to Station, the first book to fully chronicle the evolution of televised rock, renowned music journalist Marc Weingarten brings to life all the defining moments in its history, from Elvis and The Ed Sullivan Show to Madonna and MT. Marc Weingarten's 2000 publication on the history of Rock and Roll on television covers history from the first flickers of local sock-hop programs in the early 1950s to the then-nascent development of online music videos. The book is merely an overview containing the highlights of the development of the medium.

Station To Station book. In Station to Station, the first book to fully chronicle the evolution of televised rock, renowned music journalist Marc Weingarten brings to life all the defining moments in its history, from Elvis and The Ed Sullivan Show to Madonna and MTV.

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Marc Weingarten, author of Station to Station: The Secret History of Rock and Roll on Television. Nothing written about metal comes close. I spend about half my time thinking and writing about music and this is the best damn book I’ve read in several years. It deserves a place alongside Dave Marsh’s The Heart of Rock and Soul, Greil Marcus’ Mystery Train, Peter Guralnick’s Sweet Soul Music, and Gary Giddins’ Visions of Jazz at the very top of the list of the best books ever written about American music. Craig Werner, author of A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race & the Soul of America.

In Station to Station, the first book to fully chronicle the evolution of televised rock, renowned music journalist Marc Weingarten brings to life all the defining moments in its history, from Elvis and The Ed Sullivan Show to Madonna and MTV. Covering six decades of culturally significant.

"Rock 'n' roll was loud, brash, and impudent; TV was soothing and polite. Rock 'n' roll was sex; TV was violins. Rock 'n' roll was Elvis Presley; TV was Robert Young." -- from Station to Station Television and rock 'n' roll: a combative yet profitable marriage of convenience that shapes fashion, attitude, talk, and music itself. In Station to Station, the first book to fully chronicle the evolution of televised rock, renowned music journalist Marc Weingarten brings to life all the defining moments in its history, from Elvis and The Ed Sullivan Show to Madonna and MTV. Covering six decades of culturally significant performances, personalities, and shows, and drawing on dozens of in-depth interviews with key players at every level, Weingarten reveals how rock on television synthesized the burgeoning youth culture and transformed the face of middle-class America. He explores American Bandstand's stranglehold on the pop-radio charts in the 1950's, the rise and demise of artists via Soul Train and Saturday Night Live, and the impact of radio programmer Bob Pittman's idea for an "all music video" channel. Whether discussing players (Dick Clark, Don Kirshner, Don Cornelius), prefab teen idols (Fabian, The Monkees, The Partridge Family), or showstoppers (The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Run-DMC) Station to Station is a thouroughly engaging and coprehensive look at the intersecting realms of popular culture's two most influential artforms.
Fordrelis
Marc Weingarten's 2000 publication on the history of Rock and Roll on television covers history from the first flickers of local sock-hop programs in the early 1950s to the then-nascent development of online music videos. The book is merely an overview containing the highlights of the development of the medium. Topics covered include the first appearance of Elvis Presley on TV (on Jackie Gleason's "Stage Door" show and not on the Ed Sullivan Show as some assumed), the history of American Bandstand, the famous appearance of the Beatles on the Sullivan Show in February 1964, brief mentions of prime-time shows Shindig!! and Hullabaloo, the creation of "cartoon rock" shows, Soul Train and the rise of MTV.

The presentation of the material was adequate with some factual mistakes (THE John Birch was dead for over 20 years by the time Bob Dylan proposed to sing his ballad "Talkin' John Birch Society Paranoid Blues" on Ed Sullivan and not living as the book claimed; also Weird Al Yankovic's father was NOT a polka star; an unrelated Frankie Yankovic was), yet it did present a structured framework on the development of rock's influence on the nation as it became more acceptable to society as a whole. The book contains some end notes and an index. A good, quick read for someone interested in acquiring some music history knowledge. Four stars.
Lbe
For a Gen-X (or younger) pop-culture fan, there is much that will be new and worth a perusal here. For instance: there is a good chapter on the mid-sixties equivalents of MTV, which were shows like Shindig, Hullabaloo, and Where the Action Is, and a chapter, also good, on the machinations behind the Beatles appearances on Ed Sullivan.
Weingarten is at times very good writer (or has a very good editor, although see my comments below about editorial fact checking)--take this passage, for example: "In 1969 singer Tom Jones was every mother's secret sex fantasy, a darkly handsome Welsh testosterone bomb who had a knack for squeezing every last ounce of raw emotion from a lyric until it grew knuckle hair" (I'll forgive the mixed metaphor of squeezing ounces out lyrics like juice from oranges and then having the lyrics grow knuckle hair).
On the down-side, a good bit of this book seems to be broad summaries of trends reported in other, more detailed treatements of the chapters' topics. At times, Weingarten's writing sounds like VH-1-styled pablum history, and at times its just lazy with the facts--for example: "The harmonic convergence between pop music and animation lasted until the mid-1970s, when bubblegum pop fizzled out and kids turned their attention to Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Asteroids" (Pac-Man? In the mid-1970s?), or "Weird Al Yankovic, an accordianist from Lynwood, California, who father was a polka star" (10 seconds on AllMusic.com would have revealed that Yankovic "was born October 23, 1959 in Lynwood, California. An only child, he began playing the accordion at age seven, following in the tradition of polka star Frank Yankovic (no relation)..." I don't really care about Weird Al and Frank, I just think one should do a little fact-checking before one sells a manuscript to Simon and Schuster.
My favorite story comes in the chapter on 1960s TV Rock Shows. It's the mid-sixties, and Shindig producer Jack Good is trying to persuade Col. Parker to let Elvis (who is rapidly becoming a joke due to his film career and the resultant schlocky soundtrack albums) appear on the show for a reasonable fee, and fellow producer (and former Eddie Cochran girlfriend) Sharon Sheeley reports that "Jack went into his spiel and told Parker, 'I'll make Elvis look better than he's ever looked in his career.' When he was done, Parker told him 'I don't care if you put him on his knees and make him sing "Mammy," I want a million dollars.' So Jack didn't get Elvis. It was Elvis's favorite show, though--we used to go to his house and watch it with him."
So, do check this book out of your library if you have a casual-to-semi-serious interest in pop-culture history and save your dollars for another work to add to your library. There's so many good books out there, and this one doesn't warrant revisiting over and over.
roternow
The story of Rock and Roll is the story of Television, and the author knows it. He shows every major development in rock and roll through how it appeared on Television. It starts off in the most logical place, Elvis on Ed Sullivan, and ends with MTV. Any major development is in here. My personal favorite was the chapter titled, "Couch time with the Counterculture". This chapter had, Mamas and the Papas on Ed Sullivan, John Lennon and Yoko Ono on Mike Douglas, as well as The Smother's Brothers. It also covers the variety shows, Ricky Nelson, the Monkees, Schoolhouse Rock and the Partridge Family. I recomend this book to any fan of rock music, regardless of what decade interests you
Shliffiana
Station to Station was incredible. Reading this book was like being back stage at a concert. The insight that Marc Weingarten has about the music industry is remarkable. This is a must read for everyone who is interested in the past, present, and future of Rock-n-Roll.
Jonide
I haven't cracked the cover yet, but he played in my band in the late-Seventies and he knows absolutely everything about music. I learned it all from him. He's brilliant. (His father paid me to write this stuff).