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There are separate sections for original soundtracks, original cast recordings, children's records, and miscellaneous albums. It includes a title index. [R: ARBA 1991, p. 525] Dictionaries and Encyclopedias 98. Brown, Ashley, ed. The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated History of Popular Music. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1988-90. 21 v. LCCN 88-21076. ISBN 1-85436-015-3. M36 A history of American and British pop/rock music from 1955 through 1984. It is primarily made up of brief biographies of rock music's most prominent performers with an occasional subject article.

ISBN 0-8103-0845-2 . Popular Music: An Annotated Index of American Popular Songs. Volume 8, 1975-1979. Detroit: Gale Research, 1984. 368p. ISBN 0-8103-0846-0 Shapiro, Nat, and Bruce Pollock, eds. Popular Music, 19201979: An Annotated Index of Over 18, 000 American Popular Songs.... rev. cumulation. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. 3v. ISBN 0-8103-0847-9 . Popular Music: An Annotated Guide to American Popular Songs.... Volume 9, 1980-1984. Detroit: Gale Research, 1986. 336p. ISBN 0-8103-0848-7 . Popular Music: An Annotated Guide to American Popular Songs....

T5 A guide to the top ten recordings of each year from 1956 through 1981. It is divided annually. Each section begins with an overview of the years music, and includes a list of the top forty songs and a list of the top ten albums. This is followed by one page entries for each of the top ten recordings of that year. Each song entry includes biographical information on the artist (with a photo), as well as background information on the song and/or recording. [R: ARBA 1984, 451] 92. Townley, Eric.

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