Friday, June 19, 2009

The A.V. Club on Elijah Wald's book

Michaelangelo Matos gives high marks to How The Beatles Destroyed Rock 'N' Roll.

Instead, via careful research and his own insider’s view, L.A. musician and historian Elijah Wald seeks to even out the historical imbalances between what the pop eras from the 1890s through the 1960s are best remembered for—say, Duke Ellington in the late ’20s—and what was actually most popular during each period—say, Paul Whiteman in the late ’20s.

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