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“… a door left open, a woman walking by …”

Jon Burlingame.

in The Music of James Bond

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 3526 words.

Craig again played 007 in this sequel to Casino Royale as Bond travels the world searching for those responsible for his lover's murder. British soul singer Amy Winehouse was initially...

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ABBA

Alf Björnberg.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music. 427 words.

Swedish pop group. Its members were Benny Andersson (b Stockholm, 16 Dec 1946), Agnetha Fältskog (b Jönköping, 5 April 1950), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (b Ballangen, Norway, 15 Nov 1945)...

Abercrombie, John

Barry Long.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 527 words.

(b Port Chester, NY, Dec 16, 1944). American jazz guitarist, composer, and bandleader. He grew up in Greenwich, CT, and began playing guitar at the age of 14. He was primarily self taught...

Abrams, Muhal Richard (USA) (USA)

Harald Kisiedu.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 337 words.

[Abrams, Richard Louis ]

(b Chicago, IL, Sept 19, 1930). American pianist, composer, and administrator. After receiving private piano lessons, he studied at the Chicago...

Abstractions

Jonathan Weinel.

in Inner Sound

April 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 4775 words.

The concluding chapter of Inner Sound: Altered States of Consciousness in Electronic Music and Audio-Visual Media consolidates the main arguments of the book. The journey taken is...

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AC/DC

Robert Walser.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music. 245 words.

Australian heavy metal band. Formed in Sydney in 1973 by the brothers Angus Young (b Glasgow, Scotland, 31 March 1955; guitar) and Malcolm Young (b Glasgow, Scotland, 6 Jan 1953; d Elizabet...

Ace, Johnny

John Piccarella.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 208 words.

[Alexander, John Marshall ]

(b Memphis, TN, June 9, 1929; d Houston, TX, Dec 25, 1954). American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter. He served in the US Navy in World War...

Acid jazz (genre)

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form; Popular Music. 341 words.

Musical subculture of the late 1980s and 90s. Acid jazz is largely a fusion of black American musical styles such as funk, soul and hip-hop combined with a visual aesthetic which...

Acid jazz (record company)

Richard Beckett.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Popular Music. 225 words.

English record company. It was established in London in 1988 by the DJs Eddie Piller and Gilles Peterson. Their original intention was that the label would represent an alternative to...

Ackley

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music. 74 words.

American family of composers of gospel music. Alfred H(enry) Ackley (b Spring Hill, PA, 21 Jan 1887; d Whittier, CA, 3 July 1960) composed and edited gospel hymns and choruses and was...

Acts of Faith

Matthew Kennedy.

in Roadshow!

January 2014; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 7119 words.

This chapter offers continued reporting on the prolonged recession in Hollywood. United Artists became the last studio to invest in roadshow musicals by purchasing the rights to two 1960s...

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Adams, Bryan

Michael Ethen.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 367 words.

(Guy)

(b Kingston, ON, Nov 5, 1959). Canadian rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and photographer. The son of a diplomat, he spent his youth in England, Israel, Portugal,...

Adams, Pepper

Gary Carner.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 374 words.

[Park Frederick, III ]

(b Highland Park, MI, Oct 8, 1930; d Brooklyn, NY, Sept 10, 1986). American jazz baritone saxophonist and composer. He grew up in Rochester where he...

An Adaptable Source

Jim Lovensheimer.

in South Pacific

July 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 9436 words.

This chapter provides biographical information about James A. Michener’s involvement in, and writing about, World War II in the Pacific as well as an analysis of Tales of the South Pacific,...

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Adapting The Wizard of Oz

Edited by Danielle Birkett and Dominic McHugh.

January 2019; p ublished online December 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Popular Music. 272 pages.

This new multiauthor volume will examine The Wizard of Oz and its surrounding culture, centering on three areas of study: early adaptations of Baum’s novels, insights into the MGM film, and...

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Adderley, Cannonball

Kenny Mathieson.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 712 words.

[Julian Edwin ]

(b Tampa, FL, Sept 15, 1928; d Gary, IN, Aug 8, 1975). American jazz alto saxophonist, bandleader, and composer, brother of Nat(haniel) Adderley. He acquired...

Adderley, Cannonball

Barry Kernfeld.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 454 words.

[Julian Edwin]

(b Tampa, FL, Sept 15, 1928; d Gary, IN, Aug 8, 1975). American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader. He directed a high-school band in Fort Lauderdale and, after...

Adderley, Nat(haniel, Sr.)

Kenny Mathieson.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 272 words.

(b Tampa, FL, Nov 25, 1931; d Lakeland, FL, Jan 2, 2000). American jazz cornetist, bandleader, and composer, brother of Cannonball Adderley. He took up trumpet as a child at the...

Adkins, Trace

John Stanislawski.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 292 words.

(b Springhill, LA, Jan 13, 1962). American country music singer. In line with country “hat acts” and neo-traditionalists such as Toby Keith and Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins has forged a...

Adler, Lou

Paul D. Fischer.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 183 words.

(b Chicago, IL, Dec 13, 1933). American record producer, songwriter, artist manager, label owner, and entrepreneur. He was most active in the popular-music industry from the 1950s to...