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Dig: Australian Rock and Popular Music, 1960-85

D Nichols

Verse Chorus Press | Published : 2016

Abstract

David Nichols tells the story of Australian rock and pop music from 1960 to 1985 - formative years in which the nation cast off its colonial cultural shackles and took on the world. Generously illustrated and scrupulously researched,Dig combines scholarly accuracy with populist flair. Nichols is an unfailingly witty and engaging guide, surveying the fertile and varied landscape of Australian popular music in seven broad historical chapters, interspersed with shorter chapters on some of the more significant figures of each period. The result is a compelling portrait of a music scene that evolves in dynamic interaction with those in the United States and the UK, yet has always retained a stro..

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