First published in 1990, the critically acclaimed Encyclopedia of Popular Music is the largest project ever undertaken on the subject. This authoritative biographical encyclopedia of rock, pop, and jazz artists covers popular music from 1900 to the present, including folk, blues, world music, rock, heavy metal, techno, reggae, and hip hop. Entries cover popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music Festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system. From Whitesnake to White Stripes, R.E.M. to Blink-182, and from The Jazz Singer to Jerry Springer - The Opera, Now in its fourth edition, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music has something informative and clever to say about everyones favourite group or artist.