'Does the meaning mean a thing?' Johnny Young's hit songs of the 60s-70s

Nichols, David 2006, 'Does the meaning mean a thing?' Johnny Young's hit songs of the 60s-70s, ACH: the journal of the history of culture in Australia, vol. 24, pp. 163-184.

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Title 'Does the meaning mean a thing?' Johnny Young's hit songs of the 60s-70s
Author(s) Nichols, David
Journal name ACH: the journal of the history of culture in Australia
Volume number 24
Start page 163
End page 184
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Canberra, A.C.T.
Publication date 2006
ISSN 0728-8433
Summary This article challenges the conventional narratives of Australian popular music history, recognising this as an element of a wider cultural history, using the songwriting career of Johnny Young in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In doing so it refers to the actual song content; ways in which songs and their performers were written about at the time they were released; and the way in which these works have subsequently been regarded and discussed in the conventional historical narrative. It also suggests that Young's own crafted persona, as well as the way he and pop music are typically regarded, have veiled the innovative and radical elements of some of his songs, not only the very well-known 'The real thing', but also hits such as, 'Smiley' and 'The star' .
Language eng
Field of Research 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2006, Routledge
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003708

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of History, Heritage and Society
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