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Author Stephens, Vincent L., author.

Title Rocking the closet : how Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis queered pop music / Vincent L. Stephens.

Publication Info. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2019]

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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Series New perspectives on gender in music
New perspectives on gender in music.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : queering post-World War II masculinity through music -- Visibly hidden : postwar disorientation, queer community, and queer ambivalence -- A freak deferred : Johnnie Ray navigates innovation and convention -- Spectacular vacillations : Little Richard charms and disarms America -- Fine and dandy : mapping Johnny Mathis's negotiations of race, sexuality, and affect -- Building an empire of illusion : Liberace and the art of queering -- Conclusion : disquieting and exciting : queering tools in popular music and queer becoming.
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Subject Little Richard, 1932-2020.
Ray, Johnnie, 1927-1990.
Liberace, 1919-1987.
Mathis, Johnny.
Homosexuality and popular music -- United States.
Gay musicians -- United States.
Gay singers -- United States.
Music and race -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Stephens, Vincent L. Rocking the closet. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2019] 9780252042805 (DLC) 2019013782
ISBN 9780252051661 (electronic book)
0252051661 (electronic book)
9780252042805 (hardcover alkaline paper)