Jim Miller on pop music

March 1979
New Republic;3/24/79, Vol. 180 Issue 12, p25
Discusses developments in popular music in the United States. Television program "The Heroes of Rock and Roll" featuring Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Mick Jagger, and Bob Dylan; Failure of performers like Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, and Linda Ronstadt to project an aura; Birth of punk in the concert of the Sex Pistols; Punk as a gesture of defiance that defined a style of life; Punk belongs to the mainstream of rock and roll in its passion, politics and will to power; Elvis Costello and post-punk new wave.


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