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Walsh. (2016). Resituating and Rebranding “Classic Rock” in the USA: An Interview with Rickey Medlocke (Lynyrd Skynyrd/Blackfoot). Rock Music Studies, 3(3), 313–320.

Loncrgan. (1998). When Was Rock and Roll?: The Alpha and Omega of the Classic Rock Era. Music Reference Services Quarterly, 6(3), 65–71.

James. (2017). Toward Woodstock: Structural Transformations in the Rock “n” Roll Musical. Pacific Coast Philology, 52(1), 22–30.

Bennett. (2009). “Heritage rock”: Rock music, representation and heritage discourse. Poetics (Amsterdam), 37(5), 474–489. Available through Interlibrary Loan. 


Print Books
Larkin. (1998). The Billboard illustrated encyclopedia of rock. Billboard Books. Hamline Bush Library, 3rd Floor, ML102 .R6 B55 1998

Wicke. (1990). Rock music : culture, aesthetics, and sociology (Fogg, Trans.). Cambridge University Press. Hamline Bush Library, 3rd Floor, ML3534 .W57 1990

Havranek. (2009). Women icons of popular music : the rebels, rockers, and renegades. Greenwood Press. Hamline Bush Library, 3rd Floor, ML82 .H39 2009

Studwell, & Lonergan, D. F. (David F. . (1999). The classic rock and roll reader : rock music from its beginnings to the mid-1970s. Haworth Press. Order via ILL from a MnPALS partner library for delivery


McDonald. (2009). Rush, rock music and the middle class dreaming in Middletown. Indiana University Press.

Carson, Lewis, T., & Shaw, S. M. (Susan M. (2004). Girls rock! : fifty years of women making music. The University Press of Kentucky.

Scanlan. (2022). Rock “n” roll plays itself : a screen history. Reaktion Books, Limited.


Sarkissian. (2018). “What is classic rock?” Gravitas Ventures.z

Kirkendall, & Nobles, M. A. (2012). Teen a go go : a little film about rock and roll history. Cinema Libre Studio.

Chilcott, Guggenheim, D., Tull, T., Afterman, P., White, J., Page, J., & Evans, D. H. (2008). It might get loud. Sony Pictures Classics.



Friedlander. (1987). A characteristics profile of eight “classic rock and roll” artists, 1954-1959: As measured by the “Rock Window.” ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

Vanchella. (2021). Honey Pie, Colors of Dreams, and Inner Light: Stylistic Expertise and Musical Topicality in the Beatles’ Mid and Late 1960s Songs. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.