Crampton & Rees Rock & Pop (2003) for £4!

16 Sep

At last, Sumpy hits have moved into five figures as we pass through the 10k mark.

(Still a very small deal!)

I just bought for £4, the Luke Crampton and Daffdd Rees Rock & Pop Year by Year, published at £30, from PDSA charity shop in Christchurch.

600 pages, full-colour, double-column, 30cm by 25cm.


“Most people would agree that it was some time in the 1950s, yet its roots stretch back to the 1920s. What was the first rock ‘n’ roll record…?

“While the good and great of rock’s early and middle years were passing away, the new vanguard of mainstream pop music was mostly vapid collection of rappers, rockers and DJs (who aren’t musicians). Everything was getting dumbed down. Great music – featuring great musicianship – was still, as always, being created… …but it was becoming increasingly hard to hear, see, or find…”

“It’s somewhat hard to fathom that rock ‘n’ roll – that unruly, rebellious music of the young – is now in its sixth decade…”.

I would like to offer my sympathy to the family of the deceased (for nobody with soul and body still teamed could possibly let this gorgeous book go) for their loss…


8 Responses to “Crampton & Rees Rock & Pop (2003) for £4!”

  1. Vincent September 16, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    Hmm. I disagree on only TWO counts – one: TRANCE DJs often ARE also musicians – and two: SIXTH decade?

    Pop music did indeed start immediately after WW1 – then DIED in 1990 (although, if one included Trance – which is really DANCE – one COULD say 2003).

    But that is SEVEN decades – with Trance – EIGHT.

    And “now”? Bollocks. As already stated, Pop is DEAD.

    Some day it may rise again – but it will emerge from LIVE performance – ’cause the record industry is dead TOO!

    Try this…

  2. Vincent September 16, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    Oh – and if you want the TRANCE version, try THIS…

  3. Cy Quick September 16, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    As always, my machine cannot reproduce your music links BUT it does NOT matter. I do NOT desire or intend to download stuff to make it work. The two-second burst every ten seconds is enough to see your point. The bloke and the lady doing the posh opera-like song were very nice indeed. Thanks very much.

  4. kateshrewsday September 16, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Those Christchurch Charity shops are something else…

  5. Cy Quick September 17, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    Yes, Kate, it is enough to give you an obsessive desire never to pass by a charity shop without checking just in case!

    I got the Spente Le Stella Noa Dori going OK. It must have need patience whilst it loaded down, or up, or sideways. I seemed to catch the words pasta and Luna but I still do not know what was being said, Vincento. They seemed to be happy, bless them. Probably on about how wonderful it will be if we all just keep on working for the revolution. I agree, it was very inspiring.

  6. Vincent September 17, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    You need to get a decent PLAYER, Cy! Then all you have to do is click the button in the middle of the pictures and the pieces just PLAY! Try downloading “GOM” – it’s FREE and TROUBLE-free.

    Of course, if you want to KEEP them, it gets more complicated…

    • Cy Quick September 17, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

      Like I said the first time I followed your suggestion to down load GOM, it got me all kinds of hassle. It wanted to me to download all kinds of other stuff. So I deleted it. By the way, it did not help. No doubt I could buy a very expensive PC that had the latest capacity. BUT I HAVE NO SUCH AMBITION. I have an ambition to ride the bus, have a cup of tea, read Daily Echo. I wish I had never bought that Amstrad PCW in 1989 and gotten started into this damn cyber trap.

  7. Vincent September 18, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    Oh dear! I see a hammer in your computer’s future…

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