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Mystery train images of America in rock "n" roll music by Greil Marcus

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Published by E. P. Dutton in New York .
Written in English


  • Rock music -- United States -- History and criticism.,
  • Popular culture -- United States.,
  • Rock musicians -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

StatementGreil Marcus.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 271 p. ;
Number of Pages271
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17873566M
ISBN 100525474226
LC Control Number74020813

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