Founded in 1966, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC). is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings in all genres. Every year the ARSC gives out Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.
This year Still the Greatest was nominated for Best Research in Recorded Rock Music. The winner is a great author whom I was fortunate enough to meet at the Fest For Beatles Fans last year — Robert Rodriguez for his book Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock ‘n ‘ Roll (Backbeat Books).
Also at the Fest last year was another ARSC nominee, Ken Scott, who wrote Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust: Off-the-record with The Beatles, Bowie, Elton and so much more (Alfred Music Publishing) with Bobby Owsinski.
The other nominees were:
Marc Dolan, Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock ‘n’ Roll (W. W. Norton)
Michael Drewett, Sarah Hill and Kimi Karki, Peter Gabriel, from Genesis to Growing Up (Ashgate)
Mike Markesich, Teen Beat Mayhem! (www.priceless.com)