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Yesterday Once More: Digging the Fifties Revival in the 1970s

Gene Sculatti, Scram, 2006

ANY GOOD STUDENT of pop-music history knows what happened in the 1970s: The broken bricks from the aesthetic street-fights of the '60s were scooped up and mortared into a new edifice, "rock", which housed art- and prog-rock, heavy metal, sententious singer-songwriters and grey-faced corporate music. Then, in 1976, punk arrived and blew it all up real good, reinvigorating rock 'n roll.

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