Rock star : the making of musical icons from Elvis to Springsteen / David R. Shumway.

"Shumway investigates the rock star as a particular kind of cultural construction, different from mere celebrity. After the golden age of moviemaking, media exposure allowed rock stars more political sway than Hollywood's studio stars, and rock stars gradually replaced movie stars as key c...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Shumway, David R.
Format: eBook
Published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Reflections on stardom and its trajectories
  • Watching Elvis
  • James Brown : self-remade man
  • Bob Dylan : the artist
  • The Rolling Stones : rebellion, transgression, and excess
  • The Grateful Dead : alchemy, or rock & roll utopia
  • Joni Mitchell : the singer-songwriter and the confessional persona
  • Trapped in the promised land : Bruce Springsteen
  • Conclusion : where have all the rock stars gone?