Description : Rolling Stone magazine recently released its list of the 100 greatest albums in rock music history, a period spanning more than fifty years. Nearly 60 percent of those albums were released in the decade from 1965 to 1975?the golden age of classic rock. This book is a wide-ranging portrait of that transformative and remarkable time, from the dawn of the singer-songwriter era to days before disco. This book is presented in a question-and-answer format, but it is hardly a ?trivia” book. It covers such diverse topics as censorship, chart phenomena, album covers, rock groupies, manufactured bands, one-hit wonders, rock festivals, supergroups, novelty songs, and the Beatles. All of the major figures of the ?60s and ?70s are here: Cream, CCR, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkel, the Who, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, Neil Young, the Eagles, the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, Marvin Gaye, David Bowie, James Taylor, Carole King, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Carly Simon, Laura Nyro, and many others. Exhaustively researched, So You Think You Know Rock and Roll? is filled with ?I never knew that!” moments on every page.
Description : Piper and Addie are going to start their sophomore year in senior high school, when their friend, Miss Julie, rents rooms to Cassie and her stepson, Jeff. Cassie’s mare is going to foal soon and Piper has the responsibility of checking on her daily. Piper and Addie disagree about boys, a situation which worsens because of Piper’s initial dislike of Jeff. As she gets to know and accept Jeff, when he is accused of theft, Piper and her best friend defend him to all adults. What will happen when Cassie steals, then leaves the country as her mare goes into labor with no one but the girls and Jeff to help?
Description : The Who were a mass of contradictions. They brought intellect to rock but were the darlings of punks. They were the quintessential studio act yet were also the greatest live attraction in the world. They perfectly meshed on stage and displayed a complete lack of personal chemistry offstage. Along with their great live shows and supreme audio experiences, the Who provided great copy. During the 1960s and '70s, Pete Townshend, messianic about contemporary popular music and its central importance in the lives of young people, gave sprawling interviews in which he alternately celebrated and deplored what he saw in the "scene." Several of these interviews have come to be considered classic documents of the age. Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, and John Entwistle joined in. Even when the Who were non-operational or past their peak, their interviews continued to be as compelling: changes in allegiances and social mores left the band members freer to talk about sex, drug-taking, business, and in-fighting. By collecting interviews with Who members from across five decades, The Who on The Who provides the full, fractious story of the band.
Description : How do you know that you should buy So You Want To Be A Rock N’ Roll Bride? 1. Your daughter’s bedroom wall is covered with posters of Aaron Carter. 2.Your phone line is busy every afternoon until evening because your daughter is on the web, looking up information about Ricky Martin. 3. You know all the words to The Backstreet Boys songs and you are 40 years old. 4. Part of your daughter’s E-mail address is ”Timberlake”. 5. The screensaver on your daughter’s computer is covered with pictures of Justin Timberlake. 6. Your daughter knows more about Justin Timberlake than she knows about Abraham Lincoln, who is the subject of tomorrow’s history quiz. 7. Your daughter wants to camp out tonight in front of the record store so that she can be the first in line to buy the latest ‘N Sync C.D that she just can’t live without. 8. Your daughter marks her calendar so that she won’t miss Hanson on ”Oprah Winfrey.”
Description : The long-awaited, all-access biography of a music legend In Billy Joel, acclaimed music journalist Fred Schruers draws upon more than one hundred hours of exclusive interviews with Joel to present an unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of the pint-sized kid from Long Island who became a rock icon. Exhibiting unparalleled intimate knowledge, Schruers chronicles Joel’s rise to the top of the charts, from his working-class origins in Levittown and early days spent in boxing rings and sweaty clubs to his monumental success in the seventies and eighties. He also explores Joel’s creative transformation in the nineties, his dream performance with Paul McCartney at Shea Stadium in 2008, and beyond. Along the way, Schruers reveals the stories behind all the key events and relationships—including Joel’s high-profile marriages and legal battles—that defined his path to stardom and inspired his signature songs, such as “Piano Man,” “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant,” “New York State of Mind,” and “She’s Always a Woman.” Throughout, he captures the spirit of a restless artist determined to break through by sharing, in his deeply personal lyrics, the dreams and heartbreaks of suburban American life. Comprehensive, vibrantly written, and filled with Joel’s memories and reflections—as well as those of the family, friends, and band members who have formed his inner circle, including Christie Brinkley, Alexa Ray Joel, Jon Small, and Steve Cohen—this is the definitive account of a beloved rock star’s epic American journey.
Description : “1977 is the Queen's jubilee year, well let's make it our year as well. Let's get out and do something. Chuck away the f•••••g stupid safety-pins, think about people's ideas instead of their clothes. This "scene" is not just a thing to do in the evening. It's the only thing around that's honest...” Omnibus Press presents the definitive collection of Sniffin' Glue… And Other Rock ‘n’ Roll Habits, the most vital and cutting edge punk fanzine of its time. This book features both a digital recreation of every issue and all the original prints in their entirety. Danny Baker, who wrote for the original fanzine over four decades ago, provides a full-length interview on its impact. During its brief existence Sniffin' Glue… chronicled the birth, rise and demise of punk rock in the UK. Starting with a print run of a mere 50 copies, by Issue 3 the circulation was into the thousands. Interviews and reviews of all the key punk artists - The Damned, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, Generation X, Chelsea, Blondie, The Jam, Iggy Pop and more - alongside news, editorials and gig reviews depict the grassroots punk scene from the inside. Its authentic voice made it a cult classic of its time and a much sought-after historical artefact to this day. On the 40th anniversary of the magazine’s final publication, Omnibus Press are providing the definitive edition of Sniffin Glue…. This is the best possible way to experience the counter-cultural revolution of the ‘70s that spread anarchy throughout the UK.
Description : In this eagerly awaited autobiography, comedian and prime-time television star George Lopez tells the heartbreaking yet humorous story of his inspirational rise from dead-end kid in the Valley to giving a command performance before the president of the United States. It is a rare story that touches us so deeply with its humor, sadness, and powerful message that it transcends the walls of race, culture, and class that divide us. Why You Crying? is just such a story. Abandoned by his migrant-worker father at the tender age of two months, deserted by a wild, mixed-up mother at the age of ten years, Lopez grew up angry, alone, teased, and tormented in California's San Fernando Valley, raised by grandparents who viewed love as a four-letter word. Inspired by his idols, Freddie Prinze Sr. and Richard Pryor, Lopez sets out on a tumultuous twenty-year journey into the manic world of stand-up comedy -- trying to learn a skill nobody can teach; scoring one night and bombing the next; fighting anger, alcohol, depression, and doubt all while battling the barriers built to keep Chicanos from breaking through, especially on network TV. Today, the George Lopez show is a prime-time hit on ABC and his sold-out stand-up performances attract thousands of fans of all ages, each drawn to the sidesplitting riffs mined from a life so sad it had to be funny. Why You Crying? takes an outsider from the San Fernando Valley to Warner Bros. studios to inside the Emmys to plush Pebble Beach and all the way to the halls of Harvard. Along the way it's pure G. Lo -- raw, real, and, ultimately, uplifting.
Description : When we hear a favorite song, the memories unfold; who we knew, where we were, our age, best friends, lovers, good memories and bad. Even if the memories pour sadness into our hearts, still we listen, remember and slot the events from the past into a song. Alto Reed plays the first soulful notes on “Turn the Page” and Seger grips our hearts with his rich voice. 13 songs written by Seger are in short story form. Each story starts with a problem for at least one character and the song is woven into the story. Enjoy the read!