Down beats and rolling stones: The American jazz press decides to cover rock in 1967

Brennan, M. (2006) Down beats and rolling stones: The American jazz press decides to cover rock in 1967. Popular Music History, 1(3), pp. 263-283. (doi:10.1558/pomh.2006.1.3.263)

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Abstract

This article explores the relationship between jazz and rock criticism in 1967, and in particular, the relationship between the American publications Down Beat and Rolling Stone. It examines the motivations of jazz publications like Down Beat and Jazz to start covering rock music in the summer of 1967, and how such coverage worked in practice. It then focuses on Jann Wenner and the birth of Rolling Stone, taking into account how other magazines, both music-focused and otherwise, influenced Wenner’s conception of what would eventually become the most authoritative rock magazine in the world.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brennan, Dr Matt
Authors: Brennan, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Journal Name:Popular Music History
Publisher:Equinox Publishing
ISSN:1740-7133
ISSN (Online):1743-1646

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