Time Life - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017)

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Time Life - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017)

Postby StevieFan13 » Wed May 10, 2017 7:47 pm

Found this at Barnes and Noble. I think it might count - similar books/magazines have also been declared eligible. It's separated into sections.

Love, Loss & Friendship:
Derek and the Dominoes | Layla | 1971 (credited to Eric Clapton)
Jimi Hendrix | Wild Thing | 1967
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young | Our House | 1970
James Taylor | Fire and Rain | 1970
Simon & Garfunkel | Bridge Over Troubled Water | 1970
Gladys Knight & The Pips | Midnight Train to Georgia | 1973
Billy Joel | Piano Man | 1973
The Police | Every Breath You Take | 1983
Elton John | Candle in the Wind | 1997

Pioneers:
Elvis Presley | Hound Dog | 1956
The Kings of Rhythm | Rocket 88 | 1951
Carl Perkins | Blue Suede Shoes | 1956
Elvis Presley | Heartbreak Hotel | 1956
Buddy Holly & The Crickets | That'll Be the Day | 1958
Chuck Berry | Johnny B. Goode | 1958
Chubby Checker | The Twist | 1960
The Ronettes | Be My Baby | 1963
The Animals | The House of the Rising Sun | 1964
Otis Redding | (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay | 1968

Game Changers:
Bob Dylan | Like a Rolling Stone | 1965
The Beach Boys | Good Vibrations | 1966
Iron Butterfly | In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida | 1968
John Lennon | Imagine | 1971
David Bowie | Starman | 1972
Bruce Springsteen | Born to Run | 1975
Ramones | Blitzkrieg Bop | 1976
The Buggles | Video Killed the Radio Star | 1979
Prince | Little Red Corvette | 1982
Nirvana | Smells Like Teen Spirit | 1991

Protest & Politics:
Bob Dylan | Blowin' in the Wind | 1963
Buffalo Springfield | For What It's Worth | 1967
Aretha Franklin | Respect | 1967
Arlo Guthrie | Alice's Restaurant Massacree | 1967
The Band | The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down | 1969
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young | Ohio | 1970
Marvin Gaye | What's Going On | 1971
Lynyrd Skynyrd | Sweet Home Alabama | 1974
Patti Smith | Gloria | 1975
Sex Pistols | God Save the Queen | 1977
The Clash | London Calling | 1979
U2 | Sunday Bloody Sunday | 1983
Green Day | American Idiot | 2004

The Beatles & The Stones:
The Beatles | I Want to Hold Your Hand | 1963
The Beatles | Help! | 1965
The Beatles | Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds | 1967
The Beatles | Hey Jude | 1968
The Beatles | Sexy Sadie | 1968
The Beatles | Let It Be | 1970
The Rolling Stones | (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction | 1965
The Rolling Stones | Let's Spend the Night Together | 1967
The Rolling Stones | Sympathy for the Devil | 1968
The Rolling Stones | Jumpin' Jack Flash | 1968
The Rolling Stones | Angie | 1973

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll:
Little Richard | Tutti Frutti | 1955
Ray Charles | What'd I Say | 1959
The Who | My Generation | 1965
The Doors | Light My Fire | 1967
Jefferson Airplane | White Rabbit | 1967
The Kinks | Lola | 1970
Joni Mitchell | Woodstock | 1970
Led Zeppelin | Stairway to Heaven | 1971
Lou Reed | Walk on the Wild Side | 1972
Eagles | Hotel California | 1976
Madonna | Like a Virgin | 1984
Guns N' Roses | Welcome to the Jungle | 1987
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Re: Time Life - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017)

Postby panam » Wed May 10, 2017 11:06 pm

The fact you tell stories about songs doesn't mean are the best, all depends the criterion of selection.

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Re: Time Life - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017)

Postby StevieFan13 » Wed May 10, 2017 11:18 pm

panam wrote:The fact you tell stories about songs doesn't mean are the best, all depends the criterion of selection.

Well, I don't think they picked any songs because they didn't like them. The point is that they're all iconic.
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Re: Time Life - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017)

Postby panam » Thu May 11, 2017 12:47 am

Of course they like...but people also like guilty pleasures. The criterion needs to be verified and Henrik has the last word :)

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Re: Time Life - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017)

Postby bootsy » Thu May 11, 2017 4:52 am

Kind of think this could go either way. I know it's not a defined list like many others on AM but there may be a place for it. Like you said panam, Henrik will be the ultimate decision maker of course.

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Re: Time Life - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017)

Postby Henrik » Tue May 16, 2017 5:25 am

I think this could be added, as you're right that a few similar books have been included already. I should probably have a special weight deduction though for undefined lists (no "top", "best", "greatest", "favorite" or whatever in the title).

Link: https://www.amazon.com/TIME-LIFE-Rock-Roll-Stories-Behind/dp/168330814X
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Postby Henrik » Tue May 16, 2017 1:02 pm

Henrik wrote:I should probably have a special weight deduction though for undefined lists (no "top", "best", "greatest", "favorite" or whatever in the title).

If someone could help me identify all such lists from the All critics' lists page and JR's Summary of All-Time Lists to be Added to AM- 2017 Update I would be immensely grateful!
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Re: Time Life - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017)

Postby StevieFan13 » Tue May 16, 2017 2:54 pm

Here you go:
Chuck Eddy - The Accidental Evolution of Rock 'n' Roll
B. Bonnieux et al (France) - Souvenirs... 100 Years of French Chanson (2004)
David Toop (UK) - Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary Worlds (1995)
Guardian (UK) - A history of modern music (2011)
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004)
Javier Blánquez & Omar Morena (Spain) - Loops, a History of Electronic Music (2002)
Javier Blánquez & Omar Morena (Spain) - Loops, a History of Electronic Music (2002) - listed twice on the website
San Antonio Express-News (USA) - Rock 'n' roll timeline (2004)
Sean O'Hagan, The Observer (UK) - Fifty Years of Pop (2004)
Spin (USA) - Ten Reasons Why We Wish SPIN had Started in 1984 (2005)
Stylus (USA) - Seconds: One Song Essay Every Week
Sunday Times (UK) - Top 10 Madonna Songs (2007) - not this kind of list, but I'm still confused as to how it's on the website at all
Washington Blade (USA) - Top 10 Madonna Songs (2004) - see above
Uncut (UK) - Nirvana's 20 Greatest Songs (2004) - again, technically ineligible
Trax (France) - 20 Years of Electronic Revolution (2004)
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005)
David Hepworth - 1971: Never a Dull Moment- Rock's Golden Year
Dick Weissman - Blues (2005)
Lorenzo Barbagli - After the Flood: Progressive rock 1976-2010 (Italia, 2011)
Richard Cook & Brian Morton - The Penguin Guide to Jazz
Sean Egan - The Little Black Book of Music: Key Albums & Key Songs - kind of?
Dylan Jones (UK) - iPod, Therefore I Am
Nick Kent - Soundtrack of the Seventies (2010)
Tim Morse - The Stories Behind the Greatest Songs of All Time (1998)
John Savage - 1966: The Year the Decade Exploded (2016)
Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore (2004)
Robert Haagsma - The Golden Years of Dutch Pop Music
La Tempestad: Un continente musical (sep 2014)
Will Romano - Mountains Come Out of the Sky: The Illustrated History of Prog Rock (2010) - again, kind of
Gino Castaldo - Musique: Box (France, 2011)
Africa: 50 Years of Music (1960-2010)
Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein - Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s (2014)
CNN - Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History (2017)
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Re: Time Life - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017)

Postby Henrik » Tue May 16, 2017 7:10 pm

Wow. Thanks, Stevie!
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Re: Time Life - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017)

Postby StevieFan13 » Tue May 16, 2017 8:19 pm

Henrik wrote:Wow. Thanks, Stevie!

No prob, Henrik!
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