- 369 Pages
- Released: March 24, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Description by OLDIES.com:
On This Day in Music History is a factual and fascinating look at music history using a calendar format. Brimming with more that 180 black-and-white images and over 2,000 popular music facts for every day of the year, author Jay Warner has set a new trend in books. From rock and R&B to country, this book seems like a straightforward reference guide, but connecting the stories and facts over the days and months, it reveals the rich and relevant mosaic that is modern music.
(Book). The dictionary defines trivia as: "matter or things of very slight importance, commonplace, or ordinary." Yet anyone who has ever read anything about a favorite sports star, singer, historic figure or celebrity will find that it is often the so-called trivia that makes things memorable about that person or event. Nowhere is this more apparent than in this book. Add the context of the progression of hundreds of parallel lives through the timeline of a pseudo calendar format and it becomes anything but commonplace. This is especially intriguing when coupled with music history. Over 2,000 entries are listed in chronological order, covering every day of the year. By combining a calendar format with wonderful photos and illustrations, and an elevated element of trivia, this new kind of to-the-point history in "on-this-day" format sets a new trend in books for the instant gratification of 21st-century culture.