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Author : Warren Zanes
ISBN : 9780805099690
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The New York Times Bestseller *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.

Buck Owens

Author : Eileen Sisk
ISBN : 9781569767450
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Retracing the life of Buck Owens--from his poverty-stricken youth as the son of a sharecropper to one of the nation's best-loved and wealthiest entertainers--this biography pays tribute to the man and his music by revealing his genius, his warmth, his humor, his vulnerabilities, and his flaws. It is based on personal sources, including original and latter-day Buckaroos, the cohost and the producer of "Hee Haw," the former president of Capitol Nashville, and numerous country singers, relatives, ex-wives, ex-lovers, and ex-employees. The result is a 360-degree profile of a shrewd businessman--the polar opposite of the aw-shucks image he cultivated on "Hee Haw." Owens was the top-selling country act of the 1960s--with 21 number-one hits and 35 consecutive top-10 hits from 1962 to 1972, a total surpassed only by the Beatles. One of his major contributions to this era was his invention of the Bakersfield sound, mixing electric guitars with a rock 'n' roll beat, which became popular with country and rock fans alike. This biography details the rift Buck had with the Nashville establishment, his reasons for never becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the number of times Buck married, the truth about Buck posing in the nude for "Playgirl, "and his strained but professional relationship with "Hee Haw" cohost Roy Clark.

Bob Dylan

Author : Dennis McDougal
ISBN : 1630260681
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Drawing on in-depth interviews and connections with his friends, family, sidemen and fans, this authoritative biography of the musical icon, international best-selling artist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author sheds new light on the life and work of this music hero to generations.

The Biography Book

Author : Daniel S. Burt
ISBN : 1573562564
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From Marilyn to Mussolini, people captivate people. A&E's "Biography, " best-selling autobiographies, and biographical novels testify to the popularity of the genre. But where does one begin? Collected here are descriptions and evaluations of over 10,000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures from scientists and writers, to political and military leaders, to artists and musicians. Each entry includes a brief profile, autobiographical and primary sources, and recommended works. Short reviews describe the pertinent biographical works and offer insight into the qualities and special features of each title, helping readers to find the best biographical material available on hundreds of fascinating individuals.

Benedict Cumberbatch The Biography

Author : Justin M Lewis
ISBN : 9781784183929
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Benedict Cumberbatch has played detective and monster, barrister and scientist, politician and painter, comic and spy. Still only in his thirties, he has become one of Britain's foremost acting talents, excelling in theatre, television, radio and cinema. With a string of starring and supporting roles, he has portrayed contemporary icons, historical figures and fictional favourites, from Stephen Hawking, to William Pitt the Younger, to Frankenstein. He has become a radio comedy staple too, as the bungling airline pilot Captain Martin Crieff, in Radio 4's Cabin Pressure. But inevitably, he is still best known for his idiosyncratic and boldly 21st century incarnation of Sherlock Holmes in the BBC TV series, Sherlock.In this book, Justin Lewis traces Benedict Cumberbatch's career to date, from his early promise in Harrow School plays, through his first supporting roles in film, theatre and TV, to national and international acclaim. He examines his considerable contributions not only to Sherlock, but also to Sir Tom Stoppard's adaptation of Parade's End on television, and to feature films such as Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Star Trek Into Darkness and War Horse.


Author : Marc Shapiro
ISBN : 9781250025159
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Over the past year, Adele has taken the country by storm, sweeping the 2012 Grammy Awards and taking home six titles, including one for Album of the Year. The British singer-songwriter has been smashing records ever since her 2008 appearance on Saturday Night Live and her 2009 Grammy for Best New Artist. The success of her second album, 21, made her the first living artist since the Beatles to have two top-five hits in both the UK singles and albums charts. The album hit the #1 spot in 18 different countries. In the U.S., 21 is the longest running number one album by a female in Billboard history, surpassing Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard. To put it simply, her worldwide success is unmatched. This one-of-a-kind book will provide answers to fans' burning questions, including: —What was Adele's childhood like as the daughter of a single, teenage mother? —Growing up, who were her biggest inspirations and influences in the music industry? —As someone whose career depends on her voice, what was it like being diagnosed with a vocal cord hemorrhage? —How did canceling her Adele Live tour affect her career? —How did she make the decision to perform at the Grammys, while still recovering from vocal surgery? —And much more! A must-read for every Adele fan.

Barry Manilow The Biography

Author : Patricia Butler
ISBN : 9780857121011
Genre : Music
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His fans adore him, the critics hate him and Barry Manilow just keeps going on! But the career of the man The Rolling Stone dubbed "a giant among entertainers" and "the showman of our generation" had the strangest of beginnings. Biographer, Patricia Butler, unravels the strange stories behind Manilow's Brooklyn upbringing, his shortlived marriage, his cautious career change from youthful executive to freelance musician and his dramatic partnership with Bette Midler. Manilow's private life has always been the subject of speculation, and here the many sides of his personality are explored, along with his rise from Seventies hit-maker to timeless showbiz legend.

Marilyn Monroe

Author : Donald Spoto
ISBN : 9780815411833
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of the screen legend employs thirty-five thousand formerly sealed documents--letters, diaries, and other papers--to examine virtually every aspect of Monroe's life and death.

Hank Williams

Author : Colin Escott
ISBN : 0316074632
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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- Long considered the last word on Hank Williams, this biography has remained continuously in print since its first publication in 1994.- This new edition has been completely updated and includes many previously unpublished photographs, as well as a complete catalog detailing all the songs Hank Williams ever wrote, even those he never recorded.- Colin Escott is codirector and cowriter of the forth-coming two-hour PBS/BBC television documentary on Hank Williams, set to broadcast in spring 2004, and coauthor of "Hank Williams: Snapshots from the Lost Highway.- HANK WILLIAMS was the third-prize winner of the prestigious Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award.

Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison

Author : Michael Streissguth
ISBN : 0306814536
Genre : Music
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The legendary concert and the live album that came from it, now a part of the folklore of American music, is examined in depth, with an eye toward dispelling myths and placing the event in the larger context of both Cash's career and the music of the time. 60,000 first printing.

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