By Shane Homan
From Björn back to the unlawful Eagles, from Black Stabbath to the Essex Pistols and the Bootleg Beatles, tribute bands contain an important area of many nationwide tune scenes. Access All Eras is the 1st publication to envision the tribute and canopy band phenomenon and its position in the worldwide well known track undefined. the facility of tributes to enhance or problem the very proposal of stardom is explored via stories of imitations of assorted iconic pop and rock performers, together with Elvis, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, ABBA and the seashore Boys. research of such tribute acts can let us know a lot approximately how the meanings of performers and function circulation globally, and are resisted or accommodated via neighborhood track cultures within the commercialisation of reside and recorded stories.
The booklet additionally seems at track attitudes in the direction of imitation, together with copyright matters and using multimedia functionality strategies to carry the ‘authentic’ tribute event. It bargains an perception into how understandings of nostalgia and superstar flow inside of modern society and are hooked up with different media and relaxation industries.
Access All Eras is essential examining for college students in renowned track, media reports, cultural reviews, arts, track, sociology, appearing arts and pop culture experiences.
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Bennett 2000: 176) In addition to lending intimacy to tribute band performances, smaller venues have the added attraction of charging more affordable ticket prices and being situated in easy to reach locations. The relatively low-key, affordable and accessible nature of tribute band performances has also made them highly popular among family groups. Cohen (1991) and Bennett (2000) have each noted the significance of popular music in parent–children relationships, with children often inheriting tastes in music directly from their parents.
Before establishing the Bootleg Beatles, Neil Harrison was a cast member of the US show Beatlemania in 1979 (Harrison interview 2004). Creativity and copyright In the absence of access to the original songs, tributes have also been useful for performing various types of copying. The Bootleg Beatles have provided soundtracks for television and films, ranging from direct copies to Beatleesque sounds and riffs. The Cavern Beatles provided voices and sounds for software company Music Playground, as part of its Beatles content in 2001 (Cavern Beatles 2004).
Popular music remains a central component of the ‘contemporary past’ derived from changing media and entertainment environments. Television – a medium that has always been sensitive to its own histories and immediate past – has recycled older programmes in various forms. The Nostalgia Network was established in 1985 as a US cable network drawing on the popularity of shows like The Love Boat and The Rockford Files; Nickelodeon exploited its parent company Viacom’s large library of programmes to present reruns in an ironic and playful way (Grainge 2000: 30).
Access All Eras: Tribute Bands and Global Pop Culture by Shane Homan