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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...

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.

Richard Petty

Author : J Chris Roselius
ISBN : 0766032981
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"A biography of American NASCAR driver Richard Petty"--Provided by publisher.

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.

Virginia Marriage Records

Author : Elizabeth Petty Bentley
ISBN : 9780806309835
Genre : Reference
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From ther Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly.

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.

Roots Radicals And Rockers

Author : Billy Bragg
ISBN : 9780571327768
Genre : Music
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Roots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth - a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle sparked a revolution that shaped pop music as we have come to know it. It's a story of jazz pilgrims and blues blowers, Teddy Boys and beatnik girls, coffee-bar bohemians and refugees from the McCarthyite witch-hunts. Billy traces how the guitar came to the forefront of music in the UK and led directly to the British Invasion of the US charts in the 1960s. Emerging from the trad-jazz clubs of the early '50s, skiffle was adopted by kids who growing up during the dreary, post-war rationing years. These were Britain's first teenagers, looking for a music of their own in a pop culture dominated by crooners and mediated by a stuffy BBC. Lonnie Donegan hit the charts in 1956 with a version of 'Rock Island Line' and soon sales of guitars rocketed from 5,000 to 250,000 a year. Like punk rock that would flourish two decades later, skiffle was a do-it-yourself music. All you needed were three guitar chords and you could form a group, with mates playing tea-chest bass and washboard as a rhythm section.


Author : Mark Kurlansky
ISBN : 9781446450413
Genre : History
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The Cod. Wars have been fought over it, revolutions have been triggered by it, national diets have been based on it, economies and livelihoods have depended on it. To the millions it has sustained, it has been a treasure more precious that gold. This book spans 1,000 years and four continents. From the Vikings to Clarence Birdseye, Mark Kurlansky introduces the explorers, merchants, writers, chefs and fisherman, whose lives have been interwoven with this prolific fish. He chronicles the cod wars of the 16th and 20th centuries. He blends in recipes and lore from the Middle Ages to the present. In a story that brings world history and human passions into captivating focus, he shows how the most profitable fish in history is today faced with extinction.

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