This is a story of the power of music and its influence on our-day-to-day lives. It is also the story of one person’s odyssey and adventure through life and music, as Ireland adapted to a changing world, where traditions, values and ideas were being challenged.
The changing times were reflected in, shaped and defined by the different genres of music that include Rock and Roll, Pop, Classical, Country, Folk, Céili, Rock, Disco, Ballads, Trad, Swing, Blues and Jazz. Music that generations of people loved, enjoyed, and at times, carried them through life.
Here we will discover classics from Abba to ZZ Top, Ella to Elvis, Dizzy and Satchmo, Sigmund, Ludwig, Verdi and Puccini, from Glen Miller to Glen Campbell, Dickie to the Doors, Ozzy to Big Tom and more besides.
In the process, we will discover 1,000 songs and strings that are milestones and memories for music-lovers. Not only that, the reader is also invited on a treasure-hunt to find some of these songs and pieces of music, as we read through this latest book from Maurice Curtis.
MAURICE CURTIS is an Historian, Novelist and author of 20 books on and about Ireland. Some of his best-sellers include THE LIBERTIES IN DUBLIN – Steps, Stones and Stories; TO HELL OR MONTO – The Story of Dublin’s Most Notorious Districts and THE LITTLE BOOK OF RATHMINES.