George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door

Author: Graeme Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785582691

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 488

View: 627


Explores Harrison's work both within and without the Beatles and at the same time examining in detail his private and public passions, from Eastern spiritualism to horticulture, from comedy to film-making, from fast cars to working with UNICEF. His career renaissance in the 80s with the Travelling Wilburys. His last few years which were scarred by ......

George Harrison: Behind The Locked Door

Author: Graeme Thomson

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857128582

Category: Music

Page: 372

View: 4144


Behind The Locked Door is Graeme Thomson’s rich, insightful account of George Harrison’s extraordinary life and career. This Omnibus Enhanced digital edition includes Spotify sections, detailing Harrison’s early influences, his contributions within The Beatles and the best of his solo career. Additionally, an interactive Digital Timeline leads you through a collage of music, videos and images, displaying live performances, interviews, memorabilia and more. As a Beatle, Harrison underwent a bewilderingly compressed early adulthood, buffeted by unprecedented levels of fame and success, from schoolboy to global superstar. "Beatlemania" offered remarkable experiences and opportunities, and yet dissatisfaction still gnawed within. His life became a quest for meaning and truth which travelled far beyond the parameters of his former band and his former self. This elegant, in-depth biography tracks these changes and conflicts, marking the struggle of walking a spiritual path lined with temptation. Drawing on scores of interviews with close friends and collaborators, rigorous research and critical insight, Behind The Locked Door is a fascinating account of an often misunderstood man. As well as an intimate character study, it offers a full analysis of Harrison’s music, from his earliest songs for the Beatles to his landmark solo album All Things Must Pass, his work with The Traveling Wilburys and the posthumous Brainwashed. Behind The Locked Door provides the definitive account of a compelling, contradictory and enlightening life.

George Harrison

Author: Graeme Thomson

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: 9781468310658

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 1992


Drawing on dozens of interviews with George Harrison's close friends and collaborators, a renowned music journalist tracks the Beatle through his many changes and conflicts—from schoolboy guitarist to global superstar, God-seeker to independent filmmaker—and examines the struggle of a man attempting to walk a spiritual path lined with the temptations of fame.

You Really Got Me: The Story of The Kinks

Author: Nick Hasted

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857129910

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3869


Nick Hasted’s “illuminating” (Guardian) biography of The Kinks draws on years of in-depth interviews with the band’s creative siblings, Ray and Dave Davies, as well as new ones conducted especially for this book. Also interviewed are Mick Avory, Chrissie Hynde, Tom Robinson, Julien Temple and Wim Wenders. New light is thrown on a turbulent 30-year career scarred by suicide attempts, on-stage fights, recurring mental breakdowns and a refusal to live by anyone else’s rules. Explored in detail are: - Why The Kinks became the only Sixties British band to be banned from America at the height of their success - The real reason behind original bassist Pete Quaife quitting the group in 1968. - Ray Davies’ fraught relationship with Chrissie Hynde. - The origins of the mythic Village Green celebrated in The Kink’s classic 1968 album. - The Kinks’ later years which rehabilitated their reputation in America. Now updated to include details of the hit musical Sunny Afternoon and an up-to-the-minute report on the troubled relationship between the Davies brothers, You Really Got Me is the ultimate Kinks biography. “Keen eyed critique of a most contrary band” Uncut “Hasted is illuminating” Guardian “Interviews with Dave and Ray are particularly revealing” Mojo

Steely Dan: Reelin' in the Years

Author: Brian Sweet

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1787591298

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 6202


Reelin’ in the Years tell the remarkable story of the American jazz rock band who have sold over 50 million albums during a career lasting over 20 years: Steely Dan. Updated and revised for 2018. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, a couple of cynical New York jazz fans wormed their way into a record contract and astonished critics with their first album Can't Buy a Thrill in 1973. Nine albums later, they were among the biggest selling acts in the world. Steely Dan were different from the rest of rock's super-sellers. They rarely gave interviews and, after some early bad experiences on the road, they refused to tour. They didn't have their photographs taken and few people knew what they looked like. Steely Dan weren’t even a proper group; it was two musicians and a producer, yet every top notch player in the world lined up to appear on their albums. This book, penned by Brian Sweet, the editor and publisher of Metal Leg, the UK-based Steely Dan fanzine, finally draws back the veil of secrecy that surrounded Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. Here is the story of how they made their music and lived their lives.

Themes for Great Cities

Author: Graeme Thomson

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 9781472134004

Category: Rock groups

Page: 368

View: 888


An illuminating biography of one of Britain's biggest and most influential bands, written with the full input and cooperation of Simple Minds, shedding new light on their dazzling art-rock legacy. Features in-depth new interviews with original band members Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Mick MacNeil and Derek Forbes

Teaching the Beatles

Author: Paul O Jenkins,Hugh Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351333321

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 9325


Teaching the Beatles is designed to provide ideas for instructors who teach the music of the Beatles. Experienced contributors describe varied approaches to effectively convey the group’s characteristics and lasting importance. Some of these include: treating the Beatles’ lyrics as poetry; their influence on the world of art, film, fashion and spirituality; the group’s impact on post-war Britain; political aspects of the Fab Four; Lennon and McCartney’s songwriting and musical innovations; the band’s use of recording technology; business aspects of the Beatles’ career; and insights into teaching the Beatles in an online format.

All Things Must Pass Away

Author: Jason Kruppa, Kenneth Womack

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1641603283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8572


George Harrison and Eric Clapton embarked upon a singular personal and creative friendship that impacted rock's unfolding future in resounding and far-reaching ways. All Things Must Pass Away: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Other Assorted Love Songs will trace the emergence of their relationship from 1968 though the early 1970s. In particular, authors Womack and Kruppa devote close attention to the climax of Harrison and Clapton's shared musicianship—the November 1970 releases of All Things Must Pass, Harrison's powerful emancipatory statement in the wake of the Beatles, and Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, Clapton's impassioned reimagining of his art via Derek and the Dominos, the band that he created from the wreckage of Cream and Blind Faith. All Things Must Pass Away will provide readers with a powerful overview of Harrison and Clapton's relationship, especially in terms of the ways their revolutionary musicianship and songwriting would eclipse rock music as an evolving genre. With All Things Must Pass and Layla, Harrison and Clapton bequeathed twin recorded statements that advanced rock 'n' roll from a windswept 1960s idealism into the edgy new reality of the 1970s.

Juke Box Karma

Author: James Vollmar

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784621102

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 917


Juke Box Karma: One writer's search for something real is ‘a search for meaning by a writer coming of age at a time when this elusive prize seemed the object most worthy of pursuit...’ Follow poet, playwright and screenwriter James Vollmar as he shares his journey from the small Northamptonshire town of his childhood through the black-and-white world of radio request shows, early TV and seaside holidays in 1960’s Cromer, with its magical juke box, to the colour, chaos and cultural ferment of 1970’s London and beyond. In the wake of the deaths of both his parents, and drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, the Beatles, William Blake and Ken Dodd, Vollmar explores a philosophical landscape of religion, politics, rationalism and alternative culture in search of ‘something real’. Blending personal memoir and cultural commentary with philosophical enquiry, Juke Box Karma: One writer's search for something real is a journey in every sense of the word and will appeal to all interested in the culture of the 1960s and 1970s.

Bob Dylan and the British Sixties

Author: Tudor Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429788487

Category: Music

Page: 164

View: 1508


Britain played a key role in Bob Dylan's career in the 1960s. He visited Britain on several occasions and performed across the country both as an acoustic folk singer and as an electric-rock musician. His tours of Britain in the mid-1960s feature heavily in documentary films such as D.A. Pennebaker's Don't Look Back and Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home and the concerts contain some of his most acclaimed ever live performances. Dylan influenced British rock musicians such as The Beatles, The Animals, and many others; they, in turn, influenced him. Yet this key period in Dylan's artistic development is still under-represented in the extensive literature on Dylan. Tudor Jones rectifies that glaring gap with this deeply researched, yet highly readable, account of Dylan and the British Sixties. He explores the profound impact of Dylan on British popular musicians as well as his intense, and at times fraught, relationship with his UK fan base. He also provides much interesting historical context – cultural, social, and political – to give the reader a far greater understanding of a defining period of Dylan's hugely varied career. This is essential reading for all Dylan fans, as well as for readers interested in the tumultuous social and cultural history of the 1960s.