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Rock and Roll Music Subject Guide

Rock on! - A pathfinder designed to educate people about rock music and musicians.

Electronic Resources

Grove Music Online
This extraordinary database offers a wealth of information about all types of music. Full-text search with advanced capabilities is available and the site features over 3000 links to related sites, including sound archives and illustrations. In addition to the regular programme of revisions and new articles, Grove Music Online has grown to include The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (published in print in 1992 and online in 1999) and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition (2001).

World Wide Web Resources

All Music

History of Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll Hall of Museum

Site of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, home to vintage materials and historical pieces of music nostalgia.

Rock'n'Roll Music

This project for Rock 'n Roll Music includes a collection of links to biographies of rock 'n roll musicians, bands, and other important figures in the history of rock 'n roll.

Recommended Videos

25th anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concerts New York, NY : Time Life, c2010. Call # DVD 781.6607 TWE

American roots music New York, NY : Palm Pictures, c2001. Call # DVD 781.62 AM

The history of rock 'n' roll Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2004. Call # DVD 781.66 HI

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum live New York, NY : Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation : Time Life, c2009. Call # DVD 782.42 ROC

Print Resources


Rolling Stone


All music guide to rock : the experts' guide to the best recordings in rock, pop, soul, R&B, and rap, edited by Michael Erlewine San Francisco, CA : Miller Freeman Books, c1997. Call # R 789.913 AL

Stambler, Irwin Encyclopedia of pop, rock & soul New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, c1989. Call # R 784.5 ST

Non Fiction

Carlin, Richard Rock and roll, 1955 - 1970 New York, NY : Facts on File, c1988. Call # 784.5 CA

Crampton, Luke & Rees, Dafydd Rock & roll year by year New York, NY : DK Pub in Association with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, c2003. Call # 781.66 CR

Edmundson, Mark The fine wisdom and perfect teachings of the kings of rock and roll : a memoir New York, NY : Harper, c2010. Call # 378.12 ED

Gaar, Gillian G. She's a rebel : the history of women in rock & roll Seattle, WA : Seal Press, c2002. Call # 781.66 GA

Miller, Jim Flowers in the dustbin : the rise of rock and roll, 1947-1977 New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, c1999. Call # 781.66 MI


Franklin, Emily Liner notes New York, NY : Downtown Press, c2003. Call # F FRA


Allman, Greg with Light, Alan My cross to bear New York, NY : William Morrow & Co., c2012. Call # B ALLMAN

Criss, Peter with Sloman, Larry Make up to breakup : my life in and out of Kiss New York, NY : Scribner, c2012. Call # B CRISS

Dolan, Marc Bruce Springsteen and the promise of rock 'n' roll New York, NY : W.W. Norton, c2012. Call # B SPRINGSTEEN

Hendrix, Leon with Mitchell, Adam Jimi Hendrix : a brother's story New York, NY : Thomas Dunne Books, c2012. Call # B HENDRIX

Norman, Philip Mick Jagger New York, NY : Ecco, c2012. Call # B JAGGER

Townshend, Pete Who I am : a memoir New York, NY : HarperCollins, c2012. Call # B TOWNSHEND

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