Download PDF or read online Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue? Book by Peggy Sue Gerron and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2008 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue? Book by Peggy Sue Gerron and published by . This book was released on 2015-09-07 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In 1957 "Peggy Sue," by newcomer Buddy Holly and The Crickets, rose to #3 on the charts, quickly generating a gold record. Sung by hundreds of artists from Connie Francis to John Lennon, it would become a classic. By 2015 it positioned music legend Buddy Holly in Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 30 Songwriters of All Time. Only a single red rose left at Buddy's grave each year gave fans a clue "the girl next door" was real. Peek over a teenager's shoulder as she writes in her diary about falling in love with a musician and the world of rock 'n roll. When she is immortalized in song, watch as the world falls in love with "Peggy Sue." Because she was there Peggy Sue can narrate one of the most compelling stories in music history, including "the day the music died." She rips rumors apart, shares scores of personal photos, and unveils intimate details never revealed in book or film. Follow young Peggy Sue through her confusion about love and devotion, her prophetic nightmares of impending doom, a plane crash that shattered her future, and the surprising circumstances of the accident's aftermath. Then accompany Peggy Sue on a rocket ride to Hollywood where The Crickets build a new identity working with rock 'n roll greats like Bobby Vee, the Everly Brothers, and Roy Orbison. Stay with her as she struggles to escape from a life drawn by fate, to an unyielding determination "to keep the music alive." Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue tells a story of lost innocence, dreams, tragedy, and destiny.
Download PDF or read online Rock and Roll Book by Maury Dean and published by Algora Publishing. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 728 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : An appreciation of Rock-n-Roll, song by song, from its roots and its inspriations to its divergent recent trends. A work of rough genius; DeanOCOs attempt to make connections though time and across genres is laudable."
Download PDF or read online Buddy Holly Book by Spencer Leigh and published by McNidder & Grace. This book was released on 2019-01-10 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Buddy Holly died in 1959. He was just 22 years old. Don McLean called that fatal day ‘The Day the Music Died’. But Buddy’s music hasn’t died and he left behind a wonderful legacy. With his animated voice, trademark black glasses, Fender Stratocaster and inimitable songs, Buddy and his music live on and continue to influence subsequent generations of musicians. His solitary UK tour was crucial to the British beat explosion of the early 1960s, spawning the Beatles, the Hollies and the Rolling Stones. Without Buddy Holly, today’s popular music would, almost certainly, be radically different. Spencer Leigh discusses the importance of this legendary figure through his music, his life, his image and his legacy. There are fascinating interviews with those who knew him best – his young widow Maria Elena, his band members the Crickets, Des O’Connor who compered his 1958 tour as well as musicians, songwriters, friends, fans and many others who worked with Buddy. It is inevitable that we remember the giants: Elvis, the Beatles, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, but Buddy Holly’s death enables us also to acknowledge the less well-known musicians who died with him, 17-year-old Ritchie Valens and the outlandish Big Bopper. What emerges from Spencer’s research is an insight into Buddy’s short, impulsive life as well as an account of his continuing legacy. Packed with facts, including US and UK discographies, this book provides an invaluable wealth of information.
Download PDF or read online Smash Hits: The 100 Songs That Defined America Book by James E. Perone and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2016-10-17 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : We are what we listen to. That's the premise of this study of 100 songs that have shaped and defined the American experience, from the Colonial period to the present. • Takes an entertaining approach to understanding the cultural tides in American history • Covers a wide range of songs from the Colonial period through the present to depict political and social perspectives as represented in music • Explores numerous subtopics related to the songs • Engages and educates as it gives historical context and meaning to songs with which readers have long been familiar • Uses a research-based approach to explore the historical and cultural background behind America's hits
Download PDF or read online Not Fade Away Book by John Gribbin and published by Icon Books Ltd. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Buddy Holly was killed at 22 when the plane he was travelling in crashed on 3 February 1959. Although this was less than two years after Holly's first hit record, Don McLean described this as 'the day the music died.' But Sonny Curtis, Holly's friend and musical colleague, told us that the music didn't die, because 'Buddy Holly lives every time you play rock'n'roll.' Fifty years after Holly's death, his lasting influence is clear; a musical based on his life seems set to run for longer than his lifetime and artists as diverse as Blink 182 and Bob Dylan call him an inspiration.The Beatles chose That'll Be the Day by Buddy's group The Crickets as their first attempt at recording, as well as taking the idea for their name. Clearly, the music didn't die!John Gribbin, an ardent fan since he was twelve, presents this labour of love written in the spirit of Sonny Curtis' lyric, as a celebration of Holly's all too brief life, and as an introduction,for all those not around in 1959, to the man and his astonishing musical legacy. "Not Fade Away" also includes - uniquely - a full and detailed account of every Holly recording session, which any Buddy fan will devour.
Download PDF or read online History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs Book by Greil Marcus and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2014-09-02 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The legendary critic and author of Mystery Train “ingeniously retells the tale of rock and roll” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Unlike previous versions of rock ’n’ roll history, this book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points everyone knows. Instead, in a daring stroke, Greil Marcus selects ten songs and dramatizes how each embodies rock ’n’ roll as a thing in itself, in the story it tells, inhabits, and acts out—a new language, something new under the sun. “Transmission” by Joy Division. “All I Could Do Was Cry” by Etta James and then Beyoncé. “To Know Him Is to Love Him,” first by the Teddy Bears and almost half a century later by Amy Winehouse. In Marcus’s hands these and other songs tell the story of the music, which is, at bottom, the story of the desire for freedom in all its unruly and liberating glory. Slipping the constraints of chronology, Marcus braids together past and present, holding up to the light the ways that these striking songs fall through time and circumstance, gaining momentum and meaning, astonishing us by upending our presumptions and prejudices. This book, by a founder of contemporary rock criticism—and its most gifted and incisive practitioner—is destined to become an enduring classic. “One of the epic figures in rock writing.”—The New York Times Book Review “Marcus is our greatest cultural critic, not only because of what he says but also, as with rock-and-roll itself, how he says it.”—The Washington Post Winner of the Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award in Music Criticism, given by the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers
Download PDF or read online Who Did It First? Book by Bob Leszczak and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-07-10 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In Who Did It First?: Great Rock and Roll Cover Songs and Their Original Artists, the third volume in Bob Leszczak’s excitingWho Did It First? series,readers explore the hidden history of the most famous, indeed legendary, rock and roll classics. As Leszczak points out, the version you purchased, played air guitar to, sang along to, and grew up with is often not the first version recorded. Like wine and cheese, some tunes do get better with age, and behind each there is a story. Little-known facts and amusing anecdotes, often gathered through Leszczak’s vast archive of personal interviews with the singers and songwriters, record producers and label owners, who wrote, sang, recorded, and distributed either the original first cut or one of its classic covers.
Download PDF or read online Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2018 Book by Harris M. Lentz III and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-06-03 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2018, including movie icon Burt Reynolds, "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin, celebrity chef and food critic Anthony Bourdain, bestselling novelist Anita Shreve and influential Chicago blues artist Otis Rush. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2018 are included. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers.
Download PDF or read online Buddy Holly: A Biography Book by Ellis Amburn and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2014-04-22 with total page 677 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In Buddy Holly, best-selling biographer Ellis Amburn brings this musical genius, this flamboyant West Texas rebel, back to life. Having interviewed over two hundred people, Ellis Amburn has written the most revealing and definitive biography of Holly's life. The result is a triumphant American work.
Download PDF or read online Origins of a Song Book by Jake Grogan and published by Cider Mill Press. This book was released on 2018-05-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : David Bowie, tired of the rock 'n roll Los Angeles lifestyle, picks up and moves to West Berlin. Sixteen-year-old Rod Stewart sneaks into a music festival and has a coming-of-age experience. Paul McCartney dreams of his deceased mother. The rest is music history. For lyricists and listeners alike, Origins of a Song is the inspiring collection of 202 true stories behind the world’s greatest lyrics. Delve into the compelling real-life stories behind the world’s greatest lyrics with Origins of a Song. Featuring profiles of 202 musical masterpieces that span genres and generations, this book explores the inspiration and creative process behind each song. Get glimpses into the inception of these timeless tunes, and learn about the individual creative process for these songwriters and musicians. Origins of a Song will not only leave you with a different perspective on your favorite songs, but it will also have you inspired to start crafting some yourself! Author Jake Grogan is originally from Ellenville, New York, and currently resides in Queens. He has a BA from Fordham University, where he studied journalism. The story behind his favorite song, "Dancing Queen" by ABBA, inspired him to pursue Origins of a Song.
Download PDF or read online The Girl in the Song Book by Michael Heatley and published by Portico. This book was released on 2014-11-24 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The Girl in the Song tells the stories of 50 women who have inspired classic rock songs. Who was Emily in Pink Floyd's See Emily Play? What happened to Suzanne Verdal, immortalised in Leonard Cohen's Suzanne? Did life change for Prudence Farrow after John Lennon penned Dear Prudence? And whatever happened to 'the girl with mousy hair', an ex-girlfriend Bowie sings about in Life on Mars? This fascinating book explains how each song came about, when it was released, the impact it had on the charts and then gives a mini-biography of the song's muse. Suzanne Verdal was living a bohemian lifestyle by the river in Montreal when Cohen wrote his poem Suzanne, which he subsequently set to music. Later in life she tried to get in touch with the star who blanked her backstage at a gig. She was last heard of living in a car in California. Apart from songs, the book features sidebars on the performers who wrote about the women in their life - Syd Barrett famously included four girls in the same song. Other examples include:Under My Thumb - The Rolling Stones (Chrissie Shrimpton),She's Leaving Home - The Beatles, Layla - Derek and the Dominoes (Patti Boyd), Peggy-Sue - Buddy Holly (Peggy-Sue Gerron), Maggie May - Rod Stewart, Light of Day - Bruce Springsteen (Julianna Phillips), Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond (Caroline Kennedy).
Download PDF or read online Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Book by and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online Rock 'n' Pop Music Trivia Book by Jim Green and published by Wise Publications. This book was released on 2010-06-01 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : An amazing and absorbing collection of facts, statistics, stories and gossip that will entertain for hours! Who was the first to have a hit with Unchained Melody? Which famous band started life as Starfish? Which Britney single sold 1.3 million copies in its first week? When did MTV first hit the airwaves? Where and when was the first ever pop festival held? This mind-bending collection of over 1000 facts, information and quirky details will surprise and amuse.
Download PDF or read online Icons of Rock Book by and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008 with total page 639 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Icons of Rock offers an overview of rock's pervasive role in the United States by profiling the lives and work of the music's most legegendary artists.
Download PDF or read online Rockabilly Book by and published by Voyageur Press (MN). This book was released on 2011-05-20 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : It was the twang heard ’round the world: Rockabilly was born out of country, bluegrass, jazz, and the blues in the 1950s, becoming rock ‘n’ roll and ruling the world. Here’s the story of Elvis Presley’s first Sun records that inspired all. And here’s Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and many more rockabillies from the golden years of 1955—1959, in a book chock full of photos, collectible memorabilia, movie posters, rare records, fashion, and rebel lifestyle. The story continues today, with a rockabilly revival that began with stars, such as the Stray Cats and Robert Gordon, spreading around the globe from Europe to Japan. Today, rockabilly is better than ever, with bands like Rev. Horton Heat and others playing the music and living the life from Memphis to Helsinki to Tokyo. There’s still good rockin’ tonight!