On Becoming a Rock Musician Hardback
Part of the Legacy Editions series
In the 1960s and 1970s, becoming a rock musician was fundamentally different than playing other kinds of music.
It was a learned rather than a taught skill. In On Becoming a Rock Musician, sociologist H. Stith Bennett observes what makes someone a rock musician and what persuades others to take him seriously in this role.
The book explores how bands form; the backstage and onstage reality of playing in a band; how bands promote themselves and interact with audiences and music professionals like DJs; and the role of performance.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Columbia University Press
- Publication Date: 30/05/2017
- Category: Rock & Pop music
- ISBN: 9780231182843