The ultimate survey of guitar-based rock - tracing all genres, from the late 1960s blues-rock boom to '90s blues and R&B, it covers all the essential people, events and developments, giving an informative and thoughtful history, alongside key artists and tracks. Broken down into easily navigable chronological sections, the highly readable text is accompanied by evocative and revealing images. It is a real treat for all rock fans.
Michael Heatley edited the acclaimed History of Rock partwork (1981-84). He is the author of over 50 music biographies, ranging from Bon Jovi to Rolf Harris, as well as books on sport and TV. He has penned liner notes to more than 100 CD reissues, and written for magazines including Music Week, Billboard, Goldmine, Radio Times and the Mail on Sunday colour supplement. Contributing authors: Richard Buskin, Alan Clayson, Joe Cushley, Rusty Cutchin, Hugh Fielder, Mike Gent, Drew Heatley, Jake Kennedy, Colin Salter, Ian Shirley and John Tobler.