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By José Carreras. 1991
The life of Spanish tenor Jose Carreras was put on hold in 1987 as he struggled with leukemia. He recounts… this and subsequent events, including his triumphant return to a successful operatic and concert career. 1991. Uniform title: Singen mit der Seele.
By Geoffrey O'Brien. 2004
15 essays on music, which all include the author's search to capture how a listener "hears, or imagines he hears,… and how he connects that listening to the rest of his life." O'Brien also explores the way music defined - and now defines how he remembers - his own formative youthful experiences, from the impact on his musical sensibility by his father to the way the pop music of the 1960s defined how he and his friends lived. Some strong language. 2004.
By Charles L Granata. 1999
Portrays Frank Sinatra as producer and perfectionist in the recording studio. Traces technological advances, including the shift from monaural to… stereo sound, that affected his method. Features recollections of associated musicians and arrangers. Foreword by Phil Ramone and afterword by Nancy Sinatra. 1999.
By Stewart Copeland. 2009
Most people know Copeland as the drummer for The Police, one of the most successful bands in rock history. But… they may not know as much about his childhood in the Middle East as the son of a CIA agent, or be aware of his filmmaking adventures with the Pygmies in the deepest reaches of the Congo, and his passion for polo. Moves from Copeland's remarkable childhood to the formation of The Police, their rise to stardom, and to the settled-down life that followed. Some strong language. 2009.
By Stompin' Tom Connors. 2000
An autobiography of Canadian country singer Stompin' Tom Connors, continuing the story begun in "Stompin' Tom: before the fame". It… follows his life from his first big break in 1967 to 2000, including his marriage and family, awards, comeback tour and music. Also covers the controversies and battles of his career as he attempted to get his message across. 2000.
By Marc Roberty. 1991
"Slowhand" follows the life of Eric Clapton from his first guitar to his "24 Nights" concerts at Royal Albert Hall… in 1991. Major events in Clapton's life and his career are highlighted and his musical style is explored in depth. 1991.
By W. Oliver Strunk. 1965
A selection of contemporary writings on the music of the classical period of the eighteenth century. Presented are letters to… the editor, excerpts from musical instruction manuals, and treatises on the music of the era. Included are pieces by composers Leopold Mozart and C. P. E. Bach, and philosopher and writer Jean Jacques Rousseau. 1950, 1965. (Source readings in music history ; 6)
By Philip Norman. 1981
From the early days as ruffian teens riding the skiffle wave in the port town of Liverpool to presiding over… the rise (and fall) of a global entertainment empire, Norman details the history of the Beatles, became one of the most famous bands in the world. 1981.
By Jimmy McDonough. 2002
Life and times of rock musician Neil Young, who was born in Canada in 1945 and developed both polio and… epilepsy as a child. Focuses on the years between 1966 and 1979, when the songwriter-guitarist worked with such influential bands as Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. Explicit strong language. c2002.
By Peter Goddard, Philip Kamin. 1989
By Woody Guthrie. 1976
Autobiography that mixes fact and fantasy of the legendary writer of folk songs and his search for a lost silver… and gold mine in the big bend country of southern Texas. c1976.
By Charles Osborne. 1985
By Andrew Loog Oldham, Nikola Acin. 2006
Manager des Rolling Stones de 1963 à 1967, l'auteur retrace les débuts du groupe de rock : rencontre dans la… petite boîte londonienne du Crawdaddy, création de l'image de voyous sexy du groupe, premières compositions originales, succès de la chanson '(I can't get no) Satisfaction'. Descriptions explicites de nature sexuelle, beaucoup de langage grossier, et quelques descriptions de violence. 2006. Titre uniforme: Stoned/2 Stoned.
By David Evanier. 2004
By age 8 Bobby Darin knew he was doomed to die young. So he set out to become a showbiz… legend by age 25. From his Grammy-winning smash hit "Mack the Knife" to his Oscar-nominated supporting role in Captain Newman, M.D., Darin left his mark on every aspect of show business that he touched. Now, 32 years after his death at age 37, we finally have a written, multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist. 2004.
By François Bon. 2008
Plus fort que les Beatles, plus haut que les Stones. La décennie 70 est celle de Led Zep, dont le… groupe anglais est l'exact marqueur : entre 1968 et 1980, deux musiciens de studio aguerris, deux amateurs d'à peine vingt ans et un producteur ancien catcheur dynamitent les canons de la pop music tout en brisant les derniers tabous d'une société déjà sens dessus dessous - sexe, drogue, alcool. Douze années, neuf albums, et le mystère à percer : que s'est-il joué alors pour que, quarante ans après, l'icône soit intacte ? Descriptions explicites de nature sexuelle, descriptions régulières de violence, et quelques passages où le langage est grossier. 2008.
By Ian MacDonald. 1994
Never was the soaring optimism and drug-inspired introspection of the sixties more perfectly expressed than in the Beatles' music. Ian… MacDonald discusses 186 recorded Beatles' songs within their historical context, outlining how the group influenced, and were influenced by the spirit of the decade, which, in retrospect, became an ideological battleground. 1994.
By Cathleen Lewis. 2008
How can an 11-year old boy hear a Mozart fantasy for the first time and play it back perfectly, but… struggle to navigate the familiar surroundings of his own home? Lewis shares the mystery of her son Rex, blind and autistic, and the highs, lows, hopes, dreams, joy, sorrows, and faith she has journeyed through with him. 2008.
By James A Drake. 1984
Starting out as a salesman, Rubin Ticker rose rapidly to become famed tenor Richard Tucker. Investigates the family, friendships and… Jewish faith that played such important roles in the singer's life. 1984.
By Stuart Nicholson. 1999
Based on reminiscences from Ellington's family, friends, band members, and business associates, the author traces the musician's childhood in Washington,… D.C., his performances in the 1920s, and his rise to fame as one of America's finest pianists and band leaders. Also portrays Ellington as a manager and renowned jazz composer. 1999.
By Renée Maheu. 1983
Né à Québec en 1906 et mort à Québec en 1974, Raoul Jobin, surnommé "la voix d'or du Québec", le… "Caruso du Canada", est un des plus grands ténors que l'art lyrique ait connu à notre époque. 1983.