In the City: A Celebration of London Music

In the City A Celebration of London Music By Paul Du Noyer Viral Book Paul Du Noyer Is a well known author some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the

In the City: A Celebration of London Music By Paul Du Noyer Viral Book Paul Du Noyer Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the In the City: A Celebration of London Music book, this is one of the most wanted Paul Du Noyer author readers around the world. . A dense and colourful account of one of the most vibrant musical centres in the world, In the City almost puts you on that train to London GuardianIn this fascinating history of London s music, which was the 2009 Sunday Times Music Book of the Year , Paul Du Noyer, critically acclaimed music writer and founding editor of MOJO, celebrates the people and places that have A dense and colourful account of one of the most vibrant musical centres in the world, In the City almost puts you on that train to London GuardianIn this fascinating history of London s music, which was the 2009 Sunday Times Music Book of the Year , Paul Du Noyer, critically acclaimed music writer and founding editor of MOJO, celebrates the people and places that have made London the most exciting and diverse musical city on earth The West End musicals, Ronnie Scott s jazz club, Abbey Road, mod culture, the Kinks, the Who and the Rolling Stones are just as much a part of London as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the Routemaster Du Noyer s captivating book charts the city s music history and landmarks and will appeal to residents, visitors and exiles alike.. A viral Kindle In the City: A Celebration of London Music A book which begins with a couple of big bangs and ends, rather unsurprisingly, with something of a post-modern whimper. The first few chapters are fascinating as they draw heavily on the historical record for a sense of chronology of popular music in London. The medieval period up through Music Hall era are both well represented and quite informative. I suppose were it more my taste I'd be as interested in the Edwardian-through-Second World War-era, although for me, as it does countless other Americans, London's music really only begins with the Beatles and Rolling Stones and its rock n' roll.At that point, the writer does say some very good things about a few people it's pleasant reading about, such as the Small Faces, the Kinks, and Cream, and even Jimi Hendrix. But there are some very glaring omissions, at least, for someone from San Francisco (the "West Pole" to London's "East" of the Fabulous Sixties). No mention of the Beatles' Apple store or their contemporaneously Welsh-imported songbird Mary Hopkin (and perhaps even less of the Beatles themselves, whom are Liverpudlians, like the author, after all) or their fashion accessory appendage (The Fool- who received obsequious magazine coverage here in America) in a book ostensibly relating fashion to music. Nor is there more than a passing mention, (grouped in one sentence amongst his fellow deserving fingerpickers Bert Jansch and John Renbourne, who no doubt belong here, but receive little more than the rest of the page notice) --of Donovan, who surely represented England and Mod-ism and Brit superstardom in its most flower-powered-sincerity to thousands of Americans? Some nice words about Fairport Convention, who began after all, in London, but whom also came to represent rural English music in the most very iconic fashion. And absolutely no detail on the formation and personalities volatile and germaine to the Pink Floyd, in the author's own words "if the key band of the underground movement were Pink Floyd..." All they get are passing nods as to certain gigs, nothing of where they are in history, being (such as they were/are) creators of the "longest lasting, biggest selling LP of all time, Dark Side of the Moon. Even if "the Underground" per se ranks, of itself, an entire chapter! So it's because of this sort of omission and selective memory I want to take away one star and give Mr. du Noyer two. The last couple chapters include bits & pieces of info regarding people that the author considers important, but, since England is the type of place (a small island) where rock and roll fame and notoriety are more easily purchased than on the wide prairies of the United States, I'm not ashamed at all to say I never heard of most of these people, nor do I particularly find them interesting, but almost to a one, somewhat plainly derivative. The author seems to excel at finding the derivative connections between artists rather than exposing the truly original. I'm looking for the REAL "next thing" to happen in music, post-Beatles. What we seem to have been left with are another hundred years of guitar bands, and I am looking for something farther out and more unexpected than THAT, myself.As Bob Dylan said "you coulda done better, but, I don't mind..."
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  1. Paul Du Noyer Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the In the City: A Celebration of London Music book, this is one of the most wanted Paul Du Noyer author readers around the world.

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  1. A book which begins with a couple of big bangs and ends, rather unsurprisingly, with something of a post modern whimper The first few chapters are fascinating as they draw heavily on the historical record for a sense of chronology of popular music in London The medieval period up through Music Hall era are both well represented and quite informative I suppose were it my taste I d be as interested in the Edwardian through Second World War era, although for me, as it does countless other American [...]


  2. I really disliked this book, so I decided not to continue This was only after a short part of the book, but I was just so demotivated to continue reading that I Just Couldn t So I stopped.Maybe it s because I m not a native Brit or Londoner , maybe not, I m not sure I thought there was too much time hopping in the book, both forward and backwards.I found it an overall rather boring book some bits were getting interesting and then there were pages of music talk that did not spark my enthusiasm at [...]


  3. If you are interested in English music of the last 50 60 years this is a great book to delve into Spanning the history of music in London from medieval times to 2010, it is a great read, with lots of insights and stories that I did not previously know The chapters from the late 1950 s to 2000 were of the most detail and interest, and really demonstrated how interlinked all the various musical genres are.


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