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Little Richard the birth of rock "n" roll by David Kirby

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Published by Continuum International Publishing Group in New York .
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  • Little Richard, -- 1932-,
  • Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography,
  • Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
  • Rock music -- United States -- History and criticism

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-209) and index.

Other titlesBirth of rock "n" roll, Birth of rock and roll
StatementDavid Kirby.
LC ClassificationsML420.L773 K57 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination218 p. ;
Number of Pages218
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24101559M
ISBN 100826429653
ISBN 109780826429650
LC Control Number2010563210

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