Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780748619887
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671137 | DOI:

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This chapter commences with a reading of the Beat Generation interest in bop jazz. It then looks at the importance of Blues and rock and roll as musical forms that would be at the heart of later countercultural practice.

Keywords: Bop; Charlie Parker; Jazz; Blues; Rock and Roll; Rockabilly; Chuck Berry; Buddy Holly

Chapter.  8294 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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