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Popular Musicians and Bands

How to research popular musicians and bands, including rock, hip hop, rap, country, classic rock, 50's, etc.

Key Journals

Reference Books

Rough Music Guides

The All Music guides and Rough Guides provide general information and lists of artists and songs for many genres of popular music. These are all in the reading room Reference stacks.

Find the rest in the UCLA Library Catalog by searching "all music guide" as Title (start of) or "Rough Guide music" as a Title search.