Tommy Steele

Author by : Sebastian Lassandro
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Publisher by : Fonthill Media
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Description : • The first ever complete and authorised biography of Britain's first rock 'n' roller and all-round entertainment legend • Fully approved and endorsed by Sir Tommy Steele himself (the first time he has given approval for such a work to be completed) • A completely comprehensive and detailed study of Tommy's incomparable 65-year career • Handsomely illustrated with rare and archival photographs from Tommy Steele's archive • Foreword by Sir Tim Rice with direct contributions from Dame Judi Dench, Petula Clark, Elaine Paige, Paul Nicholas, Lesley Ann Warren and also from many of Tommy's theatrical co-stars In the summer of 1956, while on shore leave from the Merchant Navy, Thomas Hicks was spotted playing a new type of music in a coffee bar in London. Having never heard anything like this 'rock' performed in Britain, he became an overnight sensation―never returning to his ship. He changed his name to Tommy Steele and for 65 years he has been Britain's greatest showman. In a remarkable career spanning radio, records, Broadway and Hollywood, Tommy Steele started the rock revolution in the UK before moving to lighter, family entertainment and becoming a well-loved household name. He received an OBE for Services to Entertainment in 1979 and a knighthood for Services to Entertainment and Charity in 2020. He has conquered the West End, Hollywood and Broadway; holds records for the longest-running one-man-show in the London's West End and also the record for most appearances at the hallowed London Palladium. However, his remarkable career has never been detailed accurately and comprehensively―until now. Authorised by Sir Tommy Steele himself, A Life in the Spotlight offers readers a detailed insight into the career of an unrivalled entertainment legend, with countless facts, stories, details and anecdotes never before committed to print.


Tommy Steele

Author by : Sebastian Lassandro
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : In 1956, Merchant Seaman Thomas Hicks gave his managers two weeks to turn him into a star. Since then, Tommy Steele has enjoyed an incomparable 65-year career and still remains a household name. After introducing Rock 'n' Roll to Britain, an unrivalled stage and screen career followed for Britain's greatest ever showman. This is his complete story.


The Tommy Steele Story

Author by : Anonim
Languange : nl
Publisher by : Unknown
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Becoming A Graphic Designer

Author by : Steven Heller
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Fings Ain T Wot They Used T Be The Lionel Bart Story

Author by : David Stafford
Languange : en
Publisher by : Omnibus Press
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Description : Lionel Bart was a writer and composer of British pop music and musicals, best known for creating the book, music and lyrics for Oliver! He also wrote the famous songs Living Doll (Cliff Richard) and From Russia With Love (Matt Munroe). He was unable to read music. He was a millionaire aged thirty in the Sixties, bankrupt in the Seventies and died in 1999. The authors gained exclusive access to Bart’s personal archives – his unfinished autobiography, his letters and scrapbooks. They detail how he signed away the rights to Oliver! to finance his new musical Twang – based on Robin Hood - which flopped badly in the theatre. Reveal how his heavy drinking led to diabetes and how he died in 1999 aged 69 from liver cancer. They have interviewed his personal secretaries, friends, family, counsellors and many of the performers, musicians and producers who worked with him. Interviewees include Rocky Horror’s Richard O’Brien and actors Dudley Sutton and Nigel Planer.


The Complete Book Of 1960s Broadway Musicals

Author by : Dan Dietz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : The book examines in specific detail every Broadway musical which opened during the seminal decade of the 1960s, a decade which encompassed traditional musicals (such as Hello, Dolly!) as well as iconoclastic ones (Hair). Besides technical information, the book includes extensive commentary for all 268 musicals which opened during the decade. It includes all New York City Center and Music Theatre of Lincoln Center revivals; New York City Opera revivals of Broadway musicals; productions of all pre-Broadway closings (musicals which closed either during New York previews or during pre-Broadway tryouts); all eight musicals which were produced at the 1964 New York World’s Fair; concert productions (usually of one-man or one-woman shows); and all imports which opened during the decade. The technical information includes details regarding cast and credits, plot, critical reviews, London productions, recordings, published scripts, and film versions.


The British Pop Music Film

Author by : S. Glynn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : The first detailed examination of the place of pop music film in British cinema, Stephen Glynn explores the interpenetration of music and cinema in an economic, social and aesthetic context through case studies ranging from Cliff Richard to The Rolling Stones, and from The Beatles to Plan B.


Bermondsey Boy

Author by : Tommy Steele
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : Thirties Bermondsey was a thriving place, and it was in this bustling London borough that Thomas Hicks was born. Later, this Bermondsey boy would become known as Tommy Steele ... In this engaging memoir Tommy recalls his childhood years growing up in Bermondsey. He relives with great fondness Saturdays as a young boy, spent gazing at the colourful posters for the Palladium and days spent wandering up Tower Bridge Road to Joyce’s Pie Shop for pie and mash. But he also brings to life with extraordinary vividness what it was like to live through the devastation of the Blitz. Yet it was once he joined the merchant navy and began singing and performing for his fellow seamen that his natural ability as an entertainer marked him out as a favourite. And it was while ashore in America that he became hooked on rock’n’roll and a legend was born ... From Tommy’s humble beginning to life at sea and finally as a performer, Bermondsey Boy is a colourful, charming and deeply engaging memoir from a much-loved entertainer.


Britain And Denmark

Author by : Jørgen Sevaldsen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Museum Tusculanum Press
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Description : 'Britain and Denmark', written by Danish and British historians, constitutes the first attempt to provide a comprehensive picture of the roles that these two neighbouring countries have played in the lives of each other during the last two centuries. They are different in size and have had very different global and regional orientations. So, naturally, Britain has always loomed larger in Danish life and politics than the other way round. In many areas, however, relations have been close. The book covers contacts relating to trade, security policies and social and political theory, but also touch on mutual influences within the areas of literature, music, design etc. Most treatments of Danish political and cultural relations with the outside world in this period concentrate on Germany for the period up to 1945, and on the Soviet Union and the USA in the post-war world. In the same way, works on British contemporary history rarely devote much space to relations with the Nordic countries. The aim, therefore, of this book is to provide a supplement, and perhaps corrective, to the existing literature on the international positions of Britain and Denmark in the modern world.


Tommy Steele

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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London Calling

Author by : Barry Miles
Languange : en
Publisher by : Atlantic Books Ltd
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Description : London has long been a magnet for aspiring artists and writers, musicians and fashion designers seeking inspiration and success. In London Calling, Barry Miles explores the counter-culture - creative, avant garde, permissive, anarchic - that sprang up in this great city in the decades following the Second World War. Here are the heady post-war days when suddenly everything seemed possible, the jazz bars and clubs of the fifties, the teddy boys and the Angry Young Men, Francis Bacon and the legendary Colony Club, the 1960s and the Summer of Love, the rise of punk and the early days of the YBAs. The vitality and excitement of this time and years of change - and the sheer creative energy in the throbbing heart of London - leap off the pages of this evocative and original book.


Tommy Steele

Author by : Derek Mathews
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Oliver

Author by : Marc Napolitano
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : When the show was first produced in 1960, at a time when transatlantic musical theatre was dominated by American productions, Oliver! already stood out for its overt Englishness. But in writing Oliver!, librettist and composer Lionel Bart had to reconcile the Englishness of his Dickensian source with the American qualities of the integrated book musical. To do so, he turned to the musical traditions that had defined his upbringing: English music hall, Cockney street singing, and East End Yiddish theatre. This book reconstructs the complicated biography of Bart's play, from its early inception as a pop musical inspired by a marketable image, through its evolution into a sincere Dickensian adaptation that would push English musical theatre to new dramatic heights. The book also addresses Oliver!'s phenomenal reception in its homeland, where audiences responded to the musical's Englishness with a nationalistic fervor. The musical, which has more than fulfilled its promise as one of the most popular English musicals of all time, remains one of the country's most significant shows. Author Marc Napolitano shows how Oliver!'s popularity has ultimately exerted a significant influence on two separate cultural trends. Firstly, Bart's adaptation forever impacted the culture text of Dickens's Oliver Twist; to this day, the general perception of the story and the innumerable allusions to the novel in popular media are colored heavily by the sights, scenes, sounds, and songs from the musical, and virtually every major adaptation of from the 1970s on has responded to Bart's work in some way. Secondly, Oliver! helped to move the English musical forward by establishing a post-war English musical tradition that would eventually pave the way for the global dominance of the West End musical in the 1980s. As such, Napolitano's book promises to be an important book for students and scholars in musical theatre studies as well as to general readers interested in the megamusical.


Can Rock Roll Save The World

Author by : Ian Shirley
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAF Publishing Ltd
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Description : Discusses the history of rock and roll music in the comic book industry.


The Hofner Guitar

Author by : Neville Marten
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hal Leonard Corporation
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Description : This book celebrates the glory years of Hofner, the company made famous by the Beatles' bassist Paul McCartney's use of their left-handed 1962 500/1 model. Beautifully illustrated in colour and black and white, the volume is packed with detailed information about classic Hofner guitars as well as interviews with Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Ritchie Blackmore (of Deep Purple), Albert Lee, and others. The famous 'Memorabilia' chapter includes crisp reproductions of pages from the vintage Selmer catalogs (the UK's Hofner distributors and makers of high-quality guitar/bass amps and other instruments through 1993); a guide to dating Hofner guitars; and a wonderfully insightful interview with Christian Benker, the company's former managing director.


The Map Is Not The Territory

Author by : Alan Woods
Languange : en
Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Description : This innovative book is an interaction based on a series of interviews between the artist Ralph Rumney and the writer Alan Woods. Rumney's extraordinary life is chronicled here, as well as his works over the last 45 years. He is the only British founder-member of Situationist International, and the lone founder of the London Psychogeographical Society. Complementing the open elements of play and discovery inherent in Rumney's psychogeography is an almost Duchamp-esque interest in the applicability of games. This volume contains over 100 illustrations, many of which have not been previously reproduced.


Thanks A Lot I Ve Had A Ball

Author by : Derek Mathews
Languange : en
Publisher by : CreateSpace
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Description : Thanks A Lot I've Had A Ball is a book about the life and music of Tommy Steele the theatrical entertainer. This book takes the reader enjoyably and informatively from his birth up to the present day, when his talent is as formidable as ever. It will enchant not only Tommy's legion of admirers, but also anyone who enjoys a good read


The Psychic Handbook

Author by : Craig Hamilton-Parker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House
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Description : Most of us have had psychic experiences at one time or another; we may find a new place strangely familiar, finish other people's sentences or sense a definite positive or negative feeling about a house. Almost everyone has some latent psychic ability. The Psychic Handbook provides a fun, entertaining way to develop your psychic power. Craig Hamilton-Parker takes you step-by-step through skills such as mediumship, prophesy, psychometry, dream analysis, dowsing, numerology and clairvoyance. He also shows how you can learn to meditate in order to liberate the intuition that is the basis of all psychic ability, and find out about crystals and how they can have a beneficial effect on your life. Packed with information, experiments and games, including special cards developed by scientists to test your telepathic skills, The Psychic Handbook will show how you can explore an undiscovered part of your personality and unlock your psychic potential.


Putting Popular Music In Its Place

Author by : Charles Hamm
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Essays on the context of popular music and its interrelationships with politics and ideology.


Rock N Roll

Author by : Dave Rogers
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 47
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Description : When rock ‘n’ roll began its ascendancy in the 1950s the older generation saw it as dangerous, renegade, threatening the moral stability of a nation. Young people saw it as freedom, and most importantly, as their music. The teenage revolution was here, This book, first published in 1982, traces the roots of this cultural transformation, its emergence in rock ‘n’ roll and other media, and shows just how violent the confrontation was by looking at contemporary newspaper reports.


A History Of Shakespeare On Screen

Author by : Kenneth S. Rothwell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Total Read : 92
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Description : This edition of A History of Shakespeare on Screen updates the chronology to 2003, with a new chapter on recent films.


Sounds And The City

Author by : B. Lashua
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Total Read : 13
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Description : This book explores the ways in which Western-derived music connects with globalization, hybridity, consumerism and the flow of cultures. Both as local terrain and as global crossroads, cities remain fascinating spaces of cultural contestation and meaning-making via the composing, playing, recording and consumption of popular music.


The Land Without Music

Author by : Andrew Blake
Languange : en
Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Description : Examines the trajectories, linearities and paradoxes which have constituted contemporary British music. Provides an account of how British music came to be what it is in the 1990s.


The History Of British Rock And Roll The Forgotten Years 1956 1962

Author by : Robin Bell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
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Total Read : 39
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Description : The History of British Rock 'n' Roll: The Forgotten Years - 1956 - 1962 covers the period between the late 1950's and the early 1960's,when British artists began to challenge the dominance of their American counterparts in the rock 'n' roll music scene Read about those early pioneers of British rock such as Tommy Steele, Marty Wilde and Cliff Richard. Rediscover the memories of The Six-Five Special, Oh Boy! and Drumbeat. What was Larry Parnes really like? Who were the Elvis wannabe's? All this and more...


Roots Radicals And Rockers

Author by : Billy Bragg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Faber & Faber
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Description : SHORTLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE Roots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth - a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle sparked a revolution that shaped pop music as we have come to know it. It's a story of jazz pilgrims and blues blowers, Teddy Boys and beatnik girls, coffee-bar bohemians and refugees from the McCarthyite witch-hunts. Billy traces how the guitar came to the forefront of music in the UK and led directly to the British Invasion of the US charts in the 1960s. Emerging from the trad-jazz clubs of the early '50s, skiffle was adopted by kids who growing up during the dreary, post-war rationing years. These were Britain's first teenagers, looking for a music of their own in a pop culture dominated by crooners and mediated by a stuffy BBC. Lonnie Donegan hit the charts in 1956 with a version of 'Rock Island Line' and soon sales of guitars rocketed from 5,000 to 250,000 a year. Like punk rock that would flourish two decades later, skiffle was a do-it-yourself music. All you needed were three guitar chords and you could form a group, with mates playing tea-chest bass and washboard as a rhythm section.


Never Had It So Good

Author by : Dominic Sandbrook
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : In 1956 the Suez Crisis finally shattered the old myths of the British Empire and paved the way for the tumultuous changes of the decades to come. In NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD, Dominic Sandbrook takes a fresh look at the dramatic story of affluence and decline between 1956 and 1963. Arguing that historians have until now been besotted by the supposed cultural revolution of the Sixties, Sandbrook re-examines the myths of this controversial period and paints a more complicated picture of a society caught between conservatism and change. He explores the growth of a modern consumer society, the impact of immigration, the invention of modern pop music and the British retreat from empire. He tells the story of the colourful characters of the period, like Harold Macmillan, Kingsley Amis and Paul McCartney, and brings to life the experience of the first post-imperial generation, from the Notting Hill riots to the first Beatles hits, from the Profumo scandal to the cult of James Bond. In this strikingly impressive debut, he combines academic verve and insight with colourful, dramatic writing to produce a classic, ground-breaking work that will change forever how we think about the Sixties.


Tommy Steele Reflections A Personal Journey

Author by : Pat Richardson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : An account, through my diaries, of my journeys to see Tommy Steele, coupled with short asides as to my own life as it bobs along. It begins in 1956, when I first set eyes on the entertainer who was to become a major part of my life.