Going Pop

A guide book to the history of pop music, and where it’s headed

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

By Bob Stanley

Hardcover, $29.95 / $14.16 Kindle edition (W.W. Norton & Company)


How and when did pop music start, and where is it headed? This engrossing, encyclopedic, information-packed rundown, spanning the past 50 years, hits all the high notes—from the first “singles” chart, through the rise of radio and other technological innovations, and tracing an arc from the Beach Boys and the Beatles through punk rock, boy bands, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Nirvana and Katy Perry. An authoritative, genre-spanning guide book to the artists and soundtrack of fully half of the 20th century, it’s an indispensable read for almost any music fan.


—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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