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ROCK AND ROLL began with the songbird voice and wild gyrations of Elvis Presley, but it came of age when the British pop groups invaded America led by The Beatles in 1964. The world would never be the same. The youth movement was launched, girls swooned and fainted at the sight of Paul McCartney shaking his moptop and older generations were outraged. But rock and roll was here to stay. Did the music cause the social revolution or was the other way around? No one knows, but what happened in the sixties changed the world forever by allowing us to "do our own thing" with sex, drugs and rock and roll. In The Year the Music Died, author Dwight Rounds takes us on a trip through those times, the hey days of great pop music from 1964 to 1972, by reminding us of things long forgotten, (and perhaps best left that way!) testing our memories with trivia and letting us reminisce about what it was like back in the day . . . It is written for non-musical music lovers and treats the subject with a wry humor and a very different perspective than most other music books. The author pokes fun at musicians and some of the events of the time, which most music books tend to revere. website: www.animalstozombies.com/

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