I was sorting through my books to discard and give as many as possible to an upcoming book sale. I came across an old paperback edition of The Story of Rock. It was not in good condition. I thought I'd leaf through it and put it in "the give away pile." Instead, I became fascinated and spent hours reading it. The author of the book is an extraordinary person who is able to pull together a vast amount of information about rock and roll from the 50's through about 1970. He connects musical trends with what was happening in the world we saw on the evening news, and offers brilliant insight into the success or failure of various artists.