A Really Good StoryThis book was beautifully described and a really good story. Our book club members had a lovely afternoon listening to this resource.Library Member
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Years, 1950s music, fashion and film
Suitable for: Book Clubs
Sponsored by: The Will Charitable Trust
The 1950s was an era which epitomised glamour and stylish dressing. Actresses such as Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe lit up cinema screens in their beautiful tight-waisted, full skirted dresses and suits. This book transports you back to this sophisticated time, when an outfit wasn’t complete without matching gloves and hat, and grooming was paramount. It’s also the time when the rebellious teenager was born and the heady excitement of rock ‘n’ roll transformed the way young people dressed, danced and partied.
Listen to an audio clip
Another great performer of this type of music, who went on to dominate the music of the 1950s, was Elvis Presley. Elvis arrived on the scene in the '50s, and his song "Heartbreak Hotel", which reached the top of the charts in 1956, changed the face of popular music forever. As well as making rock 'n' roll popular, he enabled R & B music to cross over to a wider audience. He was also the first musician to make consumer driven pop music. Plus he profited from merchandising products that bore his image and name and starred in his own films, like Jailhouse Rock.
- 10 copies of three raised tactile images.
- Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
- An A4 large print colour image pack, containing 10 copies of each topic.
- Guidance Notes, for Book Club leaders, to help you make the most of using this book.
- An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.
Full of memoriesReally interesting. Brought back memories of dressing up for our older member. The book was just the right length. We spent some time dancing to the music.Library Member