I ended up getting The Secret History of Rock 'N' Roll: The Mysterious Roots of Modern Music by Christopher Knowles, and The Story Behind The Song: 150 Songs that Chronicle the 20th Century by Richard D. Barnet, Bruce Nemerov, and Mayo R. Taylor. I'm actually really excited to read these books (I also found some other really cool books that I'll read some other time).
Besides getting the books, and reading, I also started to compile a list of things that I need, and a list of genres and bands to include in the project. I have a pretty good understanding of the chronology of music, so I was able to name a few bands.
I can't wait to really get into this project. There's so much for me to do, so I'll have to micromanage my time pretty darn strictly. I recently got a calendar, and I'm hoping this helps (I have a busy schedule between, school, work, stage managing, and clubs). I'm actually missing lunch right now, so I'll have to end this post. Until tomorrow! -Sydney