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Rock and Roll. For more than 60 years, it has been the soundtrack to our lives. Albums like Highway 61 Revisited, Born to Run, and Nevermind have helped us make sense of who we are. Not only that, the daring passion and bold visions of rock artists have shaken up social norms and even helped change the course of world politics.
There've been some wild stories to go with this wild music. If you're eager to learn some of the crazy, random facts of rock, Rock Trivia Madness is the book for you! This collection of rock stories from the 1960s to the 1990s will thrill and fascinate fans of music trivia. You'll learn:
How the Beatles helped the Rolling Stones score their first hit
How the Velvet Underground helped overthrow the Communists in Poland
How David Bowie almost turned his back on fame and fortune
What Black Sabbath has in common with James Bond
How a PA system helped get David Lee Roth into Van Halen
Why the IRA threatened to kidnap U2's Bono
How Sarah McLachlan saved a hip-hop legend's life
How a girlfriend's gift inspired the Red Hot Chili Peppers to "Give It Away"
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By DK on 03-12-18
Cue Bruce Springsteen's GLORY DAYS Trivia/Memories
I received this book in exchange for an unbiased review. I absolutely loved it!
Rock Trivia Madness is another arrow in the quiver of Bill O'Neill. O'Neill has teamed up with Ryan Connor to write a fantastic book about musicians and music from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Along with the trivia, like the fact that Black Sabbath dabbled in the occult and
David Bowie almost became a Buddhist, for example, I really enjoyed hearing about which musicians/bands inspired younger generations.
Scott Miller is a great narrator, worthy of the 5 star performance I have given him. He is engaging and upbeat.
Bill O'Neill (along with Ryan Connor) provides great collection of facts and odd trivia that you will not find anywhere else. Each section has a Q and A that reinforces what the listener has just heard. I loved it and cannot wait for the next "odd trivia" book from O'Neill.
The only downside to this book is that it makes me feel old because I remember most of these 'mad moments.' *Sigh*
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By JaxJournalist on 06-11-18
Trivia hounds will appreciate this collection
This was my second audiobook from the author, and I expected the content to be in more of a Q&A format like the previous collection I enjoyed. However, the fascinating facts soon drew me into the listening experience, primarily because the authors don't just list a bunch of random facts -- instead, they give you the story behind the facts. This in-depth storytelling kept me listening even to decades (the 60s and 70s) I wasn't familiar with.
The chapters are organized by decade so it's easy to pick your favorite era and jump in there first.
Scott Miller is an excellent narrator. His narration makes this more than a list of facts and completely kept my attention engaged.
Highly recommended for family listening and people who don't necessarily enjoy fiction on audio. This is perfect to enjoy while driving, walking, working out or commuting.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
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By Emily on 06-13-18
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
This was a collection of trivia regarding rock music from the 1960s to the 1990s. I really liked how it was organised, and the information was pretty good. I really liked the Q&A sections at the end of each chapter.
For all of the famous and not so famous bands that this has facts about, it misses out on AC/DC, Queen and Metallica? But it talks about Johnny Cash and Madonna pretty frequently.