The Making of Musical Icons | WYPR

The Making of Musical Icons

Apr 6, 2015

Bruce Springsteen is one of seven musical acts Carnegie Mellon University professor examines in his new book, "Rock Star."

"All stars are celebrities, but not all celebrities are stars," writes David Shumway in his new book, "The Making of Musical Icons: From Elvis to Springsteen." Shumway, an English professor and American culture critic at Carnegie Mellon, explains the longevity and success of some of the most popular and prolific rock stars. Original airdate: 11/11/14.