Light My Fire

Author: Ray Manzarek

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698151011

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 3254


"The best book yet about The Doors." --Booklist Now available as an ebook for the first time...the inside story of the Doors, by cofounder and keyboard player Ray Manzarek. Includes 16 pages of photos. "A refreshingly candid read...a Doors bio worth opening." --Entertainment Weekly No other band has ever sounded quite like the Doors, and no other frontman has ever transfixed an audience quite the way Jim Morrison did. Ray Manzarek, the band's co-founder and keyboard player, was there from the very start--and until the sad dissolution--of the Doors. In this heartfelt and colorfully detailed memoir, complete with 16 pages of photographs, he brings us an insider's view of the brief, brilliant history...from the beginning to the end. "An engaging read." --Washington Post Book World

Light My Fire

Author: Ray Manzarek

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698151011

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6459


"The best book yet about The Doors." --Booklist Now available as an ebook for the first time...the inside story of the Doors, by cofounder and keyboard player Ray Manzarek. Includes 16 pages of photos. "A refreshingly candid read...a Doors bio worth opening." --Entertainment Weekly No other band has ever sounded quite like the Doors, and no other frontman has ever transfixed an audience quite the way Jim Morrison did. Ray Manzarek, the band's co-founder and keyboard player, was there from the very start--and until the sad dissolution--of the Doors. In this heartfelt and colorfully detailed memoir, complete with 16 pages of photographs, he brings us an insider's view of the brief, brilliant history...from the beginning to the end. "An engaging read." --Washington Post Book World

Riders on the Storm

Author: John Densmore

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307429024

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 8996


“This book is the real story.”—Robby Krieger “[John] Densmore's is the first Doors biography that feels like it was written for the right reasons, and it is easily the most informed account of the Doors' brief but brilliant life as a group. . . . Densmore is a fluent, articulate writer who both comprehends the Doors' unearthly power and is on familiar terms with their antecdedents in literature, theater, and myth.”—Rolling Stone “Well-written and touching . . . tells it all and tells it honestly.”—The New York Times Book Review “John Densmore's Riders of the Storm is as good an account of the history of the Doors as has been printed to date.”—USA Today “Riders on the Storm is very enjoyable, especially its homespun and self-experienced insights. John Densmore is a survivor and a seeker.”—Oliver Stone

The Doors FAQ

Author: Rich Weidman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1617131148

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 786


THE DOORS FAQ: ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE KINGS OF ACID ROCK

The Doors

Author: Gillian G. Gaar

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1627887059

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 8064


Take an up-front and behind-the-scenes look at The Doors. Although their career with their wild and unpredictable frontman lasted barely six years, The Doors are one of the most mind-blowing bands in rock history. Formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by UCLA film school acquaintances Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek, the band became famous for a sound driven by powerful keyboards and haunting, stream-of-consciousness lyrics. Rounded out by guitarist Robbie Krieger and drummer John Densmore, the quartet released a string of six highly successful studio albums. Jim Morrison's death at age 27 didn't stop him or the band from joining the rock world's pantheon. The Doors: The Illustrated History is an extensive, chronological examination of the band's career with Morrison - a period which, though brief, suffers no shortage of tales and anecdotes - as well as their short stint as a trio post-Morrison and their more recent collaborations with the likes of Ian Astbury, Perry Farrell, Scott Weiland, and Skrillex. Candid concert images, revealing offstage photographs, and images of memorabilia like picture sleeves, gig posters, ticket stubs, buttons, and more comprise over 250 illustrations. A roster of respected music journalists' insightful analyses of each of the band's studio releases completes this in-depth, up-close look at this intense group of musicians and the legendary music they created. No fan will want to miss it!

Popular Music in the Classroom

Author: David Whitt

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476638896

Category: Education

Page: 257

View: 1559


Popular music has long been a subject of academic inquiry, with college courses taught on Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and the Beatles, along with more contemporary artists like Beyonce and Outkast. This collection of essays draws upon the knowledge and expertise of instructors from a variety of disciplines who have taught classes on popular music. Topics include: the analysis of music genres such as American folk, Latin American protest music, and Black music; exploring the musical catalog and socio-cultural relevance of specific artists; and discussing how popular music can be used to teach subjects such as history, identity, race, gender, and politics. Instructional strategies for educators are provided.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857125958

Category: Music

Page: 1600

View: 3101


This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.

American Cultural Rebels

Author: Roy Kotynek,John Cohassey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078643709X

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 5162


"This work looks at how experimental art and the avant-garde artists' lifestyles have influenced the larger American culture since the mid-19th century. The study explores the many ways in which America's experimental artists have impacted upon, and at times transformed, the culture of a modern industrial nation"--Provided by publisher.

Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Author: Steve Sullivan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810882965

Category: Music

Page: 1030

View: 3482


The Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volumes 1 and 2 covers the full range of popular music recordings with virtually unprecedented breadth and depth. In this 2-volume encyclopedia, Sullivan explores approximately 1,000 song recordings from 1889 to the present, telling the stories behind the songs, recordings, performers, and songwriters. From the Victorian parlor ballad and ragtime hit at the end of the 19th century to today’s rock classics, the Encyclopedia progresses through a parade popular music styles, from jazz to blues to country Western, as well as the important but too often neglected genres of ethnic and world music, gospel, and traditional folk. This book is the ideal research tool for lovers of popular music in all its glorious variety.