A humorous, fascinating, and engrossing history of music told through 80 visually stunning infographics—the most popular information medium of the twenty-first century.
Where does the money from Number One records go? What’s up with the “27 Club?” Which soundtrack composer won the most Oscars™? And how many records does a music fan listen to in a lifetime? With extensive research from around the world, Stats, Records & Rock ’n’ Roll reveals the answers to the questions that have long intrigued music fans, from the most successful cover versions to how to play the Theremin. Covering all genres, this comprehensive and beautiful volume contains a plethora of facts on everything from classic bands to hot, new favorites.