Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop

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The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop
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Author Ian McFarlane
Country Australia
Language English
Subject Australian rock music history
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Publication date
December 1999
Pages 717
ISBN 1-86508-072-1
OCLC 59566131
781.66/0994/03 21
LC Class ML102.R6 M38 1999

The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop or Rock and Pop by Australian music journalist Ian McFarlane is a guide to Australian popular music from the 1950s to the late 1990s.[1][2] The encyclopedia was described in Australian Music Guide as "the most exhaustive and wide-ranging encyclopedia of Australian music from the 1950s onwards".[3]

The encyclopedia is out of print, but was for a time available on the whammo.com.au online record store, and is still in the Internet Archive.

Reviews[edit]

Publishers, Allen & Unwin describe McFarlane's encyclopedia as containing over 870 entries and is an "essential reference to the bands and artists who molded the shape of Australian popular music [...] in an A-to-Z encyclopedia format complete with biographical and historical details. Each entry also includes listings of original band lineups and subsequent changes, record releases, career highlights, and cross-references with related bands and artists."[4]

United States Barnes & Noble reviewer, David Turkalo, found that although it was written solidly and had "a surprising number of Australian-American connections", it was too specialised for general American library patrons.[5]

The book has a similar title to the 1978 work by Noel McGrath, Australian Encyclopaedia of Rock and Pop.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McFarlane, Ian, 1959–". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  2. ^ "The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop". Allen & Unwin. December 1999. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Australian Music Books" (PDF). Australian Music Guide. March 2004. p. 4. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  4. ^ "The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop, Ian McFarlane, Book". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 31 May 2009. 
  5. ^ Turkalo, David M. "The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop, Ian McFarlane, Book". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 31 May 2009. 
  6. ^ Noel McGrath's Australian encyclopaedia of rock & pop / Noel McGrath. National Library of Australia. ISBN 0-7270-1909-0. Retrieved 31 May 2009. 

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