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Petty

Author : Warren Zanes
ISBN : 9780805099690
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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*One of Rolling Stone's 10 Best Music Books of 2015* An exhilarating and intimate account of the life of music legend Tom Petty, by an accomplished writer and musician who toured with Petty No one other than Warren Zanes, rocker and writer and friend, could author a book about Tom Petty that is as honest and evocative of Petty's music and the remarkable rock and roll history he and his band helped to write. Born in Gainesville, Florida, with more than a little hillbilly in his blood, Tom Petty was a Southern shit kicker, a kid without a whole lot of promise. Rock and roll made it otherwise. From meeting Elvis, to seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, to producing Del Shannon, backing Bob Dylan, putting together a band with George Harrison, Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne, making records with Johnny Cash, and sending well more than a dozen of his own celebrated recordings high onto the charts, Tom Petty's story has all the drama of a rock and roll epic. Now in his mid-sixties, still making records and still touring, Petty, known for his reclusive style, has shared with Warren Zanes his insights and arguments, his regrets and lasting ambitions, and the details of his life on and off the stage. This is a book for those who know and love the songs, from "American Girl" and "Refugee" to "Free Fallin'" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance," and for those who want to see the classic rock and roll era embodied in one man's remarkable story. Dark and mysterious, Petty manages to come back, again and again, showing us what the music can do and where it can take us.

Conversations With Tom Petty

Author : Paul Zollo
ISBN : 1844498158
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents a collection of interviews with rock musician Tom Petty covering all aspects of his life and career.

Tom Petty Rock N Roll Guardian

Author : Andrea M. Rotondo
ISBN : 9780857128683
Genre : Music
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Tom Petty: Rock'N'Roll Guardian is the first intimate portrait of one of rock’s most enduring figures. After shaky beginnings with his first band, Mudcrutch, the boy from northern Florida founded Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in 1976. The band’s third album, Damn The Torpedoes, went multi-platinum and Tom Petty was on course to become the rock ’n’ roll fan who revered its fifties pioneers while building a career that spawned its own future classic rock ’n’ roll songs. Tom Petty has sold over 60 million records but his rise to superstardom was never a foregone conclusion. Mudcrutch, his home-grown band from Gainesville in Florida, self-destructed soon after it relocated to Los Angeles. Next, Petty and Mudcrutch alumni Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench regrouped with two other ex-Gainesville musicians, Stan Lynch and Ron Blair, to form Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Building an audience was an uphill battle from the beginning. Misidentified as a New Wave band they soon fell out with their label over their contract, Petty was made bankrupt and not until Damn The Torpedoes did they hit the big time. Even then new dramas threatened to cloud the band’s future although Tom Petty’s predisposition to find trouble was more than matched by his steely determination to overcome it. He was also touched by personal loss, including the deaths of Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein. He pressed on and endures as a champion of the music and the code of ‘keep on keeping on’. Songs like ‘American Girl’, ‘The Waiting’ and ‘I Won’t Back Down’ touch people from all walks of life because what Petty sings about – love won, love lost and hardship overcome. Born too late to be in the vanguard of rock’n’roll first time round, he has nonetheless proved a truly memorable keeper of the flame. This is his story...

Runnin Down A Dream

Author : Tom Petty
ISBN : 0811862011
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chronicles Tom Petty's musical career and life for more than three decades, featuring hundreds of unpublished photographs and memorabilia from his personal archives.

William Petty

Author : Ted McCormick
ISBN : 9780199547890
Genre : Business & Economics
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The first comprehensive intellectual biography of William Petty (1623-1687), using both printed and manuscript sources. Petty was a key figure in the English colonization of Ireland, the institutionalization of experimental science, and early social science. McCormick examines Petty's intellectual development and his invention of 'political arithmetic' against the backdrop of the scientific revolution and the political upheavals of the Interregnum and Restoration.He argues that political arithmetic was less a form of analysis than a program of social engineering designed to instil industry and loyalty in the English and Irish populations, and traces its transformation after Petty's death into an apparently apolitical form of statistical reasoning.

Trouble Boys

Author : Bob Mehr
ISBN : 9780306818790
Genre : Music
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Trouble Boys is the first definitive, no-holds-barred biography of one of the last great bands of the twentieth century: The Replacements. With full participation from reclusive singer and chief songwriter Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, guitarist Slim Dunlap, and the family of late band co-founder Bob Stinson, author Bob Mehr is able to tell the real story of this highly influential group, capturing their chaotic, tragic journey from the basements of Minneapolis to rock legend. Drawing on years of research and access to the band's archives at Twin/Tone Records and Warner Bros. Mehr also discovers previously unrevealed details from those in the group's inner circle, including family, managers, musical friends and collaborators.

Cod

Author : Mark Kurlansky
ISBN : 1440672873
Genre : Nature
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An unexpected, energetic look at world history on sea and land from the bestselling author of Salt and The Basque History of the World Cod, Mark Kurlansky’s third work of nonfiction and winner of the 1999 James Beard Award, is the biography of a single species of fish, but it may as well be a world history with this humble fish as its recurring main character. Cod, it turns out, is the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic, and it is the only reason they could. What did the Vikings eat in icy Greenland and on the five expeditions to America recorded in the Icelandic sagas? Cod, frozen and dried in the frosty air, then broken into pieces and eaten like hardtack. What was the staple of the medieval diet? Cod again, sold salted by the Basques, an enigmatic people with a mysterious, unlimited supply of cod. As we make our way through the centuries of cod history, we also find a delicious legacy of recipes, and the tragic story of environmental failure, of depleted fishing stocks where once their numbers were legendary. In this lovely, thoughtful history, Mark Kurlansky ponders the question: Is the fish that changed the world forever changed by the world's folly? “Every once in a while a writer of particular skill takes a fresh, seemingly improbable idea and turns out a book of pure delight. Such is the case of Mark Kurlansky and the codfish.” –David McCullough, author of The Wright Brothers and 1776 From the Trade Paperback edition.

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