Elvis Presley’s Lips and Mick Jagger’s Hips

Author: Case, Susana

Publisher: Anaphora Literary Press

ISBN: 1681140586

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Page: 82

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"Elvis Presley’s Lips and Mick Jagger’s Hips": is rock and roll in poetry. The poems cover a range of subjects related to music, organized into three sections: “The Honey Thing,” (relationships); “Mood Alteration,” (substance abuse and shifts in emotion); and “Write a Song About It,” (the music business and its relationship to other aspects of life). Each poem also departs in unique ways from rock and roll, its lyrics and history.

Mick Jagger

Author: Alan Clayson

Publisher: Sanctuary Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781860746130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

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The Stones frontman's legend is explored through the lens of his life, with particular attention paid to the disconnect between public perceptions of his sexual and narcotic excess and the reality of his unparalleled musicianship. Original. 25,000 first printing.

1973: Rock at the Crossroads

Author: Andrew Grant Jackson

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 1250299993

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 9039


A fascinating account of the music and epic social change of 1973, a defining year for David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Eagles, Elvis Presley, and the former members of The Beatles. 1973 was the year rock hit its peak while splintering—just like the rest of the world. Ziggy Stardust travelled to America in David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane. The Dark Side of the Moon began its epic run on the Billboard charts, inspired by the madness of Pink Floyd's founder, while all four former Beatles scored top ten albums, two hitting #1. FM battled AM, and Motown battled Philly on the charts, as the era of protest soul gave way to disco, while DJ Kool Herc gave birth to hip hop in the Bronx. The glam rock of the New York Dolls and Alice Cooper split into glam metal and punk. Hippies and rednecks made peace in Austin thanks to Willie Nelson, while outlaw country, country rock, and Southern rock each pointed toward modern country. The Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, and the Band played the largest rock concert to date at Watkins Glen. Led Zep’s Houses of the Holy reflected the rise of funk and reggae. The singer songwriter movement led by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell flourished at the Troubadour and Max’s Kansas City, where Bruce Springsteen and Bob Marley shared bill. Elvis Presley’s Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite was NBC’s top-rated special of the year, while Elton John’s albums dominated the number one spot for two and a half months. Just as U.S. involvement in Vietnam drew to a close, Roe v. Wade ignited a new phase in the culture war. While the oil crisis imploded the American dream of endless prosperity, and Watergate’s walls closed in on Nixon, the music of 1973 both reflected a shattered world and brought us together.

The Homeopathic Revolution

Author: Dana Ullman

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556436710

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 408

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What do Mark Twain, David Beckham, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Mother Teresa have in common? All have been enthusiastic fans of homeopathy, the alternative medical tradition that treats “like with like.” Homeopathy has an incredible history of support by many of the most respected people of the past 200 years, and modern science is finally catching up. In The Homeopathic Revolution, Dana Ullman blends vivid personal stories and quotes from these and other luminaries from a variety of eras and fields with a new definition of homeopathy as “nanopharmacology”–one that will help people, including skeptics, start to understand its value. After explaining why conventional medicine is inadequately scientific, why homeopathy makes sense and works, and why it is so threatening to conventional medicine and drug companies, Ullman lets legends like Coretta Scott King, Cindy Crawford, Bill Clinton, Vincent Van Gogh, and other practitioners weigh in on the subject. By writing about homeopathy’s heroes and telling their stories, Ullman is able to reference and describe important scientific studies in user-friendly language that verifies the value of this widely used but still misunderstood tradition.

Storms

Author: Carol Ann Harris

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1556526601

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 383

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"At the epicenter of Fleetwood Mac’s inner circle, Carol Ann Harris experienced all of the brightness and darkness of the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle. She has brought it to life in a beautifully written, passionate classic.” --Danny Goldberg; Fleetwood Mac insider; former head of Atlantic, Modern, Mercury, and Warner Bros; and author, How the Left Lost Teen Spirit As the girlfriend of Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac’s singer and guitarist,Carol Ann Harris was the consummate insider. Here she leads fans into the very heart of the band’s storms between 1976 and 1984. From interactions between the band and other stars--Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, and Dennis Wilson--to the chaotic animosity between band members, this memoir combines the sensational account of some of the world’s most famous musicians with a thrilling love story. Illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, the parties, fights, drug use, shenanigans, and sex lives of Fleetwood Mac are presented in intimate detail. With the exception of one brief interview, Carol Ann Harris has never before spoken about her time with Fleetwood Mac.

Mick

Author: Christopher Andersen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451661444

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 364

View: 6883


Shares insights into the iconic rock-and-roll performer's life, from his substance abuse challenges and his bisexual history to his connections to the British royal family and the secret attempt on his life.

The Cynical Society

Author: Jeffrey C. Goldfarb

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226301068

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 5833


The Cynical Society is a study of the political despair and abdication of (individual) responsibility Goldfarb calls cynicism—a central but unexamined aspect of contemporary American political and social life. Goldfarb reveals with vivid strokes how cynicism undermines our capacity to think about society's strengths and weaknesses. Drawing on thinkers from Alexis de Tocqueville to Allan Bloom and on such recent works as Beloved, Bonfire of the Vanities, and Mississippi Burning, The Cynical Society celebrates cultural pluralism's role in democracy.

'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky

Author: David Henderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743274008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 449

View: 1743


A revised and expanded edition of the music icon's definitive biography incorporates newly discovered personal writings, additional details on Hendrix's romantic relationships, and additional research into his creative life.

Truman Capote

Author: Truman Capote

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780878052752

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 374

View: 9842


Interviews with Capote cover his writing methods, his observations on the wealthy, his outlook on life, and his feelings about the writers who influenced his work