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 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 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 Antiques Maul: Book by Barbara Allan and published by Kensington Publishing Corp.. This book was released on 2013-09-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : At a small-town antiques market, someone is dealing in death: “Charming…a laugh-out-loud funny mystery.”—Romantic Times (4 stars) Halloween may be a time of treats, but for Brandy Borne, there's nothing trickier than keeping her batty mom out of mischief. Opening a booth at the Serenity antiques mall seems like a frightfully sensible solution—until a corpse turns up between the cornucopia and the candy corn. Local law scares up a suspect in the victim's dog, Brad Pit Bull. But Brandy and Mother see through the killer's clever canine masquerade. Their mission: unmask a murderer—before the witching hour comes, and he mauls again. Includes Brandy Borne's Tips On Antiques–And A New Recipe! Praise for Barbara Allan and the Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery Series. . . "A humorous cozy that teems with quirky characters." --Booklist "A sure-fire winner." --Publishers Weekly "One of the funniest cozy series going." --Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine "You'll laugh out loud." --Mystery Scene
Download PDF or read online The Music of Bobby Vee Book by Robert Reynolds and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2016 with total page 149 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online Historical Dictionary of Popular Music Book by Norman Abjorensen and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-05-25 with total page 694 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The Historical Dictionary of Popular Music contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on major figures across genres, definitions of genres, technical innovations and surveys of countries and regions.
Download PDF or read online On Borrowed Fame: Money, Mysteries, and Corruption in the Entertainment World Book by Donald Jeffries and published by BearManor Media. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This meticulously researched book explores the concept of fame in all its fleeting glory and confounding inconsistency. Why do so many entertainers do so much better financially than peers who have comparable resumes? Author Donald Jeffries also examines a subject he is quite familiar with; the myriad of unnatural deaths which have plagued the entertainment industry since the dawn of Hollywood. The deaths of John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, and many others are scrutinized in exacting detail. Jeffries communicated with many older entertainers during the course of researching the book, and their perspectives are included here. On Borrowed Fame will be of great interest to fans, celebrities, and anyone with even a cursory affinity for the world of show business.
Download PDF or read online More Real Life Rock Book by Greil Marcus and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2022-05-03 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A funny, fierce, and uninhibited musical chronicle of the convulsive past six years from one of our finest cultural critics "A one-of-a-kind guide to rock music’s resonance in every aspect of our lives.”—David Kirby, Wall Street Journal “A smart set of suggestions for further reading, viewing, and listening by a most trustworthy guide.”—Kirkus Reviews For the past thirty-five years, celebrated author Greil Marcus has applied his unmatched critical apparatus to everything from music, television, radio, and politics to overheard comments, advertisements, and happenstance street encounters—an eclectic collection of what he calls “everyday culture and found objects.” This book collects hundreds of items from the crisscrossing spectrum of culture and politics throughout the tumultuous past six years of American life, an essential travel guide to the scorched landscape of recent history. Tracking the evolution of national identity during the Trump administration, Marcus spotlights the most whip-smart cultural artifacts to compose a mosaic portrait of American society, replete with unexpected heroes and villains, absurdity and its consequences, humor and despair, terror and defiance—as seen through media, music, and more. Bursting with Marcus’s effortless, no-nonsense, unapologetic verve, this book features seventy-three columns from 2014 through February 2021.
Download PDF or read online Focus On: 100 Most Popular Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Book by Wikipedia contributors and published by e-artnow sro. This book was released on with total page 3197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online Focus On: 100 Most Popular American Male Guitarists Book by Wikipedia contributors and published by e-artnow sro. This book was released on with total page 2397 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
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 Whatever Happened to Jacy Farrow? Book by Ceil Cleveland and published by University of North Texas Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : What was it like to be a young woman in the era depicted in The Last Picture Show? That question is answered in this memoir by Ceil Cleveland, the woman long-rumored to be the model for the Jacy Farrow character in the well-known McMurtry novel and Bogdanovich movie. Cleveland notes that as a teenager in the 1950s in the tiny Texas town of Archer City, she learned from movies how to act, walk, dress, speak, and attract or dismiss men. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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 The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical Book by Robert Gordon and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 777 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The first comprehensive academic survey of British musical theatre from its origins, The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical offers both a historical account of musical theatre from 1728 and a range of in-depth critical analyses of key works and productions that illustrate its aesthetic values and sociocultural meanings.
Download PDF or read online Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Essays on Debut Albums Book by George Plasketes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-22 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Debut albums are among the cultural artefacts that capture the popular imagination especially well. As a first impression, the debut album may take on a mythical status, whether the artist or group achieves enduring success or in rare cases when an initial record turns out to be an apogee for an artist. Whatever the subsequent career trajectory, the debut album is a meaningful text that can be scrutinized for its revelatory signs and the expectations that follow. Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Essays on Debut Albums tells the stories of 23 debut albums over a nearly fifty year span, ranging from Buddy Holly and the Crickets in 1957 to The Go! Team in 2004. In addition to biographical background and a wealth of historical information about the genesis of the album, each essay looks back at the album and places it within multiple contexts, particularly the artist’s career development. In this way, the book will be of as much interest to sociologists and historians as to culture critics and musicologists.