Like It Is: Bob Dylan Explains What Really Killed Rock ’n’ Roll
Brent L. Smith
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For a fuller reading of this argument take a look at Elijah Wald’s book: How the Beatles Destroyed Rock ‘n‘ Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music (2009).

Wald goes back to look at earlier instances of the racial, sexual, economic and cultural tensions that affected earlier form of American music as well as the shifts and fissures that are gestured at in this piece.