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Rock Concert Performance from ABBA to ZZ Top

Smith, Peter and Smith, Laura Rock Concert Performance from ABBA to ZZ Top. Lexington Books. ISBN 978-1-7936-1856-6

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This book presents an analysis of 100 rock concert performances and attempts to answer the question "What makes a truly great rock performance?" Author Peter Smith, an experienced concert goer, delves into his own recollections of experiencing rock performances over the last 50+ years and, with the support of his daughter, Laura Smith, analyzes 100 selected performances covering the themes of icons, persona, energy, fandom, venues, communities, politics, art-rock, authenticity and maturity. The approach taken is based upon qualitative analysis, reflection, and autoethnography. The selected performances cover a range of diverse acts such as the Rolling Stones, ABBA, Sex Pistols, Barbara Streisand, David Bowie, and the like.

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Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2023 08:45
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Author: Peter Smith
Author: Laura Smith

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