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Corn Flakes with John Lennon

Author : Robert Hilburn
Publisher : Rodale
Page : 298 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2010-10-12
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781605291659

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Robert Hilburn's storied career as a rock critic has allowed him a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of some of the most iconic figures of our time. He was the only music critic to visit Folsom Prison with Johnny Cash. He met John Lennon during his lost weekend period in Los Angeles and they became friends. Bob Dylan granted him his only interviews during his "born-again" period and the occasion of his 50th birthday. Michael Jackson invited Hilburn to watch cartoons with him in his bedroom. When Springsteen took to playing only old hits, Hilburn scolded him for turning his legendary concerts into oldies revues, and Springsteen changed his set list. In this totally unique account of the symbiotic relationship between critic and musical artist, Hilburn reflects on the ways in which he has changed and been changed by the subjects he’s covered; Bono weighs in with an introduction about how Hilburn’s criticism influenced and altered his own development as a musician. Corn Flakes with John Lennon is more than about one man’s adventures in rock and roll: It’s the gripping and untold story of how popular music reshapes the way we think about the world and helps to define the modern American character.

The Last Days of John Lennon

Author : James Patterson
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 470 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2020-12-07
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9780316429078

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Discover one of the greatest true crime stories in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it. With the Beatles, John Lennon surpasses his youthful dreams, achieving a level of superstardom that defies classification. “We were the best bloody band there was,” he says. “There was nobody to touch us.” Nobody except the original nowhere man, Mark David Chapman. Chapman once worshipped his idols from afar—but now harbors grudges against those, like Lennon, whom he feels betrayed him. He’s convinced Lennon has misled fans with his message of hope and peace. And Chapman’s not staying away any longer. By the summer of 1980, Lennon is recording new music for the first time in years, energized and ready for it to be “(Just Like) Starting Over.” He can’t wait to show the world what he will do. Neither can Chapman, who quits his security job and boards a flight to New York, a handgun and bullets stowed in his luggage. The greatest true-crime story in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it. Enriched by exclusive interviews with Lennon’s friends and associates, including Paul McCartney, The Last Days of John Lennon is the thrilling true story of two men who changed history: One whose indelible songs enliven our world to this day—and the other who ended the beautiful music with five pulls of a trigger.

Paul Simon

Author : Robert Hilburn
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2019-05-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781501112133

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Paul Simon by Robert Hilburn Pdf

Acclaimed music writer Robert Hilburn’s “epic” and “definitive” (Rolling Stone) biography of music icon Paul Simon, written with Simon’s full participation—but without his editorial control—that “reminds us how titanic this musician is” (The Washington Post). For more than fifty years, Paul Simon has spoken to us in songs about alienation, doubt, resilience, and empathy in ways that have established him as one of the most beloved artists in American pop music history. Songs like “The Sound of Silence,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Still Crazy After All These Years,” and “Graceland” have moved beyond the sales charts and into our cultural consciousness. But Simon is a deeply private person who has said he will not write an autobiography or talk to biographers. Finally, however, he has opened up for Robert Hilburn—for more than one hundred hours of interviews—in this “brilliant and entertaining portrait of Simon that will likely be the definitive biography” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Over the course of three years, Hilburn conducted in-depth interviews with scores of Paul Simon’s friends, family, colleagues, and others—including ex-wives Carrie Fisher and Peggy Harper, who spoke for the first time—and even penetrated the inner circle of Simon’s long-reclusive muse, Kathy Chitty. The result is a deeply human account of the challenges and sacrifices of a life in music at the highest level. In the process, Hilburn documents Simon’s search for artistry and his constant struggle to protect that artistry against distractions—fame, marriage, divorce, drugs, record company interference, rejection, and insecurity—that have derailed so many great pop figures. “As engaging as a lively American tune” (People), Paul Simon is a “straight-shooting tour de force…that does thorough justice to this American prophet and pop star” (USA TODAY, four out of four stars). “Read it if you like Simon; read it if you want to discover how talent unfolds itself” (Stephen King).

The John Lennon Letters

Author : John Lennon
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2012-10-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780316200813

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A lifetime of letters, collected for the first time, from the legendary musician and songwriter. John Lennon was one of the greatest songwriters the world has ever known, creator of "Help!", "Come Together", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "Strawberry Fields Forever", "Imagine", and dozens more. But it was in his correspondences that he let his personality and poetry flow unguarded. Now, gathered for the first time in book form, are his letters to family, friends, strangers, and lovers from every point in his life. Funny, informative, wise, poetic, and sometimes heartbreaking, his letters illuminate a never-before-seen intimate side of the private genius. This groundbreaking collection of almost 300 letters and postcards has been edited and annotated by Hunter Davies, whose authorized biography The Beatles (1968) was published to great acclaim. With unparalleled knowledge of Lennon and his contemporaries, Davies reads between the lines of the artist's words, contextualizing them in Lennon's life and using them to reveal the man himself.

The N-Word in Music

Author : Todd M. Mealy
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 268 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2022-05-03
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781476687063

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The N-Word in Music by Todd M. Mealy Pdf

The minstrelsy play, song, and dance "Jump, Jim Crow" did more than enable blackface performers to spread racist stereotypes about Black Americans. This widespread antebellum-era cultural phenomenon was instrumental in normalizing the N-word across several aspects of American life. Material culture, sporting culture, consumer products, house-pets, carnival games and even geographic landmarks obtained the racial slur as a formal and informal appellation. Music, it is argued, was the catalyst for normalizing and disseminating those two ugly syllables throughout society, well beyond the environs of plantation and urban slavery. This weighty and engaging look at the English language's most explosive slur, described by scholars as the "atomic bomb" of bigoted words, traces the N-word's journey through various music genres and across generations. The author uses private letters, newspaper accounts, exclusive interviews and, most importantly, music lyrics from artists in the fields of minstrelsy, folk, country, ragtime, blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll and hip hop. The result is a reflective account of how the music industry has channeled linguistic and cultural movements across eras, resulting in changes to the slur's meaning and spelling.

Johnny Cash

Author : Robert Hilburn
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2013-10-31
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780297866589

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Johnny Cash by Robert Hilburn Pdf

'Johnny Cash ... Every man could relate to him, no man could be him, and only one man could get inside his head - Robert Hilburn' BONO People don't just listen to Johnny Cash: they believe in him. But no one has told the Man in Black's full story, until now. In Johnny Cash: The Life, Robert Hilburn conveys the unvarnished truth about a musical icon, whose colourful career stretched from his days at Sun Records with Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis to his remarkable, brave and deeply moving 'Hurt' video, aged sixty-nine. As music critic for the Los Angeles Times, Hilburn knew Cash well throughout his life: he was the only music journalist at the legendary Folsom Prison concert in 1968, and he interviewed Cash and his wife June Carter for the final time just months before their deaths in 2003. Hilburn's rich reporting shows the remarkable highs and deep lows that followed and haunted Cash in equal measure. A man of great faith and humbling addiction, Cash aimed for more than another hit for the jukebox; he wanted his music to lift people's spirits. Drawing upon his personal experience with Cash and a trove of never-before-seen material from the singer's inner circle, Hilburn creates an utterly compelling, deeply human portrait of one of the most iconic figures in modern popular culture - not only a towering figure in country music, but also a seminal influence in rock, whose personal life was far more troubled, and whose musical and lyrical artistry much more profound, than even his most devoted fans ever realised.

Penny Laine's Anthology

Author : Terry Rowan
Publisher :
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2015-03-31
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9781105582301

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The Beatles reflected the times as they captivated the world over. This book has been put together in the hopes of stirring fond memories in a few of those Beatlemaniaces, who are as much a part of this story as the four young Beatles were. Always updated with new CDs, prices, and recent information! Throughout the years they've remained in the public eye as much as when they were together. This is a story of The Beatles together and their careers through the post-Beatle years. A comprehensive price guide of all their records together and their solo-careers from around the globe! Stories never told before, whic makes this the Ultimate Beatles Price Guide. Updated yearly. All You Need is Love!

The Handbook of Slogans

Author : Lionel Salem
Publisher : Crimson
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2012-09-07
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781780591988

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Every Little Helps...Just Do It...Life's Good The ultimate guide to the world's greatest slogans. Renowned research scientist and former Harvard Visiting Professor Lionel Salem's comprehensive handbook details the most successful - and some of the most forgettable - slogans used by the world's top brands. Featuring a unique star system rating the slogans, and easy to search by industry or company name, The Handbook of Slogans will show you: What makes a memorable slogan The most successful examples in your own industry The stories behind the best-known slogans of over 60 companies A directory of a further 2,500 slogans The Handbook of Slogans is an essential reference tool for everyone working in or studying marketing.

Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton's Little John?

Author : Gavin Edwards
Publisher : Crown
Page : 253 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2010-02-10
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780307496232

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Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, and . . . Ham Sandwiches? If you are a music fan, you may be aware of some of music’s most enduring mysteries. Where did Pearl Jam get their name? Are the White Stripes related by blood or by marriage? Did Mama Cass really die from choking on a ham sandwich? Gavin Edwards has heard just about every strange question, racy rumor, and legend of the music world. As the writer of Rolling Stone’s “Rolling Stone Knows” column, Edwards proved himself as a one-man encyclopedia of music trivia. Now he shares all of his knowledge with you. Look inside to find the answers to these questions and more: •What’s the connection between The Beach Boys and Charles Manson? •How did Dr. Dre and Eminem meet? •Did Mick Jagger and David Bowie really sleep together? •What’s the deal with Led Zeppelin and the shark? •What’s the feud between The Smashing Pumpkins and Pavement all about? •Was Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” really written about his most private body part? Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton’s Little John? might not tell you who shot Tupac or why Celine Dion is still allowed to make records, but with thorough research and answers straight from the mouths of the performers themselves, Edwards will help you become a music geek extraordinaire.

All We Are Saying

Author : John Lennon,Yoko Ono,David Sheff
Publisher : Pan
Page : 254 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2021-01-27
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781760984809

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The last major interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, conducted by New York Times bestselling author David Sheff, featuring a new introduction that reflects on the fortieth anniversary of Lennon's death. Originally published in Playboy in 1981 just after John Lennon's assassination, All We Are Saying is a rich, vivid, complete interview with Lennon and Yoko Ono, covering art, creativity, the music business, childhood beginnings, privacy, how the Beatles broke up, how Lennon and McCartney collaborated (or didn't) on songs, parenthood, money, feminism, religion, and insecurity. Of course, at the heart of the conversation is the deep romantic and spiritual bond between Lennon and Ono. Sheff's insightful questions set the tone for Lennon's responses and his presence sets the scene, as he goes through the kitchen door of Lennon and Yoko's apartment in the Dakota and observes moments at Lennon's famous white piano and the rock star's work at the stove, making them grilled cheese sandwiches. Sheff's new introduction looks at his forty-year-old interview afresh, and examines how what he learned from Lennon has resonated with him as a man and a parent. This is a knockout interview: unguarded, wide-ranging, alternately frisky and intense.

The Skriker

Author : Caryl Churchill
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 64 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2015-06-26
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 184842499X

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In a broken world, two girls meet an extraordinary creature. The Skriker is a shapeshifter and death portent. She can be an old woman, a child, a young man. She is a faerie come from the Underworld to pursue and entrap them, through time and space, through this world and her own. The Skriker was originally produced at the National Theatre, London, in 1994. It was revived at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in 2015, as part of the Manchester International Festival, starring Maxine Peake, directed by Sarah Frankcom and featuring specially commissioned music by Nico Muhly and Antony of Antony and the Johnsons. The Skriker is also available in the volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Three.

How to be Idle

Author : Tom Hodgkinson
Publisher : Penguin UK
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2007-06-07
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9780141928548

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How to be Idle is Tom Hodgkinson's entertaining guide to reclaiming your right to be idle. As Oscar Wilde said, doing nothing is hard work. The Protestant work ethic has most of us in its thrall, and the idlers of this world have the odds stacked against them. But here, at last, is a book that can help. From Tom Hodgkinson, editor of the Idler, comes How to be Idle, an antidote to the work-obsessed culture which puts so many obstacles between ourselves and our dreams. Hodgkinson presents us with a laid-back argument for a new contract between routine and chaos, an argument for experiencing life to the full and living in the moment. Ranging across a host of issues that may affect the modern idler - sleep, the world of work, pleasure and hedonism, relationships, bohemian living, revolution - he draws on the writings of such well-known apologists for idleness as Dr Johnson, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson and Nietzsche. His message is clear: take control of your life and reclaim your right to be idle. 'Well written, funny and with a scholarly knowledge of the literature of laziness, it is both a book to be enjoyed at leisure and to change lives' Sunday Times 'In his life and in this book the author is 100 per cent on the side of the angels' Literary Review 'The book is so stuffed with wisdom and so stuffed with good jokes that I raced through it like a speed freak' Independent on Sunday Tom Hodgkinson is the founder and editor of The Idler and the author of How to be Idle, How to be Free, The Idle Parent and Brave Old World. In spring 2011 he founded The Idler Academy in London, a bookshop, coffeehouse and cultural centre which hosts literary events and offers courses in academic and practical subjects - from Latin to embroidery. Its motto is 'Liberty through Education'. Find out more at

Body Count

Author : Francie Schwartz
Publisher : Quick Fox Incorporated New York
Page : 136 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 1972
Category : Social Science
ISBN : UVA:X001130888

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Author : Robert Hilburn
Publisher : Gale Cengage
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 1985
Category : Rock musicians
ISBN : UCSD:31822002678761

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Springsteen by Robert Hilburn Pdf

Describes Springsteen's climb to the top, his determination not to fade away, and the unique sound he has created.

Loving John

Author : May Pang,Henry Edwards
Publisher : Grand Central Pub
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 1983
Category : Music
ISBN : 0446379166

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Loving John by May Pang,Henry Edwards Pdf

Presents a candid and intimate memoir by the other woman in John Lennon's life