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1966: The Year The Decade Exploded

Authors: Jon Savage, Mat Bancroft

Publisher: Faber & Faber (2015)

The pop world accelerated and broke through the sound barrier in 1966. In America, in London, in Amsterdam, in Paris, revolutionary ideas slow-cooking since the late '50s reached boiling point. In the worlds of pop, pop art, fashion and radical politics -- often fueled by perception-enhancing substances and literature -- the 'Sixties', as we have come to know them, hit their Modernist peak. A unique chemistry of ideas, substances, freedom of expression and dialogue across pop cultural continents created a landscape of immense and eventually shattering creativity. After 1966 nothing in the pop world would ever be the same. The 7 inch single outsold the long-player for the final time. It was the year in which the ever lasting and transient pop moment would burst forth in its most articulate, instinctive and radical way.

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Aqa Gcse Music Study Guide

Author: Richard Knight

Publisher: Rhinegold Publishing (2009)

Please note it has not been possible to fully edit this book and some of the music symbols need replacing. This will need to be done by the teacher with a hard copy to refer to. This book will help to support the practical work carried out in the classroom and at home, giving pupils a sound base from which to feed their creative and artistic instincts within the confines of the subject. --Peter R Kay, Principal Lecturer (Teacher Training), University of Sunderland This guide has been specifically written for the new AQA GCSE specification (for first teaching in 2009 and first exam in 2011) and covers everything you need to know to succeed in the examinations and coursework. Covering each of the three Strands in details - the Western Classical Tradition, Popular Music of the 20th and 21st centuries, and World Music - it explores the five Areas of Study through both well-known and novel pieces of music. It includes exercises, practical ideas to try out, examiner's tips and suggestions for further music to explore. Musical examples and diagrams are used throughout, and there is a glossary of all musical terms you are likely to meet at GCSE. Written by a senior examiner with many years' experience of teaching GCSE music.

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Gcse Music Areas Of Study Edexcel Revision Guide

Author: Richard Parsons

Publisher: Coordination Group Publication (2006)

Features everything students need for the GCSE Edexcel Music course that doesn't come into the Music Theory sections. This book runs alongside GCSE Music Core Content, and is perfectly tailored for Edexcel students - it covers all the specific Edexcel key topics with clear, concise explanations and guidance. It also provides guidance with all the rest of the Edexcel project work. The new topics added include: Expressionism, Britpop, and African Music. The old topics removed include: Blues, Gamelan music, also detail on Ska, Rock Steady and Reggae (though we've kept a summary of these styles). It features changes made to compositions and performance requirements for 2008 exams.

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Nobody Told Me: Poetry And Parenthood

Author: Hollie McNish

Publisher: Blackfriars (2016)

There were many things that Hollie McNish didn't know before she was pregnant. How her family and friends would react; that Mr Whippy would be off the menu; how quickly ice can melt on a stomach. These were on top of the many other things she didn't know about babies: how to stand while holding one; how to do a poetry gig with your baby as a member of the audience; how drum'n'bass can make a great lullaby. And that's before you even start on toddlers: how to answer a question like 'is the world a jigsaw?'; dealing with a ten-hour train ride together; and how children can be caregivers too. But Hollie learned.

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Radio Caroline: The True Story Of The Boat That Rocked

Author: Ray Clark

Publisher: The History Press (2014)

Radio Caroline was the world’s most famous pirate radio station during its heyday in the 1960s and ‘70s, but did the thousands of people tuning in realise just what battles went on behind the scenes? Financed by respected city money men, this is a story of human endeavour and risk, international politics, business success and financial failures. A story of innovation, technical challenges, changing attitudes, unimaginable battles with nature, disasters, frustrations, challenging authority and the promotion of love and peace while, at times, harmony was far from evident behind the scenes.

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