Not Fade Away

Author: Laurence Shames,Peter Barton

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781579546885

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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Chronicles the life of the founder of Liberty Media, from his protests against the Vietnam War and his jam sessions with Sha Na Na through his work as a political consultant and businessman and his battle against cancer.

Not Fade Away

Author: Jim Dodge

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802197647

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A road trip novel from the author of Fup that “reads like Kerouac’s On the Road as it might have been written by Hunter S. Thompson” (The Plain Dealer). George Gastin is a Bay Area tow-truck operator who wrecks cars as part of an insurance scam. One of the cars he is hired to demolish is a snow-white Cadillac that was supposed to be a present for the Big Bopper, who died in the Iowa plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. Gastin has a change of heart and takes off in the car, heading for Texas where the Bopper is buried. Armed with a thousand hits of Benzedrine and chased by adversaries real and imagined, Gastin navigates a road trip that covers many miles and states of mind. Traveling in time from the Beat era to the dawn of the sixties, from the coffeehouses of North Beach to the open plains of America, Gastin picks up some extraordinary hitchhikers: the self-proclaimed “world’s greatest salesman,” the Reverend Double-Gone Johnson, and a battered housewife with a box of old 45s. As the miles and sleepless hours roll by, Gastin’s trip becomes a blur of fantasy and reality fueled by a soundtrack of classic rock ‘n’ roll. “His surreal voyage into the chaos of night carries him into the heart of America’s darkest psychological landscapes. Not Fade Away shakes, rattles, and rolls.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Not Fade Away

Author: John Gribbin

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848313845

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Buddy Holly was killed at 22 when the plane he was travelling in crashed on 3 February 1959. Although this was less than two years after Holly's first hit record, Don McLean described this as 'the day the music died.' But Sonny Curtis, Holly's friend and musical colleague, told us that the music didn't die, because 'Buddy Holly lives every time you play rock'n'roll.' Fifty years after Holly's death, his lasting influence is clear; a musical based on his life seems set to run for longer than his lifetime and artists as diverse as Blink 182 and Bob Dylan call him an inspiration.The Beatles chose That'll Be the Day by Buddy's group The Crickets as their first attempt at recording, as well as taking the idea for their name. Clearly, the music didn't die!John Gribbin, an ardent fan since he was twelve, presents this labour of love written in the spirit of Sonny Curtis' lyric, as a celebration of Holly's all too brief life, and as an introduction,for all those not around in 1959, to the man and his astonishing musical legacy. "Not Fade Away" also includes - uniquely - a full and detailed account of every Holly recording session, which any Buddy fan will devour.

Not Fade Away

Author: Ronald C. Gordon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453506967

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

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A journey to maturity, Not Fade Away is the first part of author Ronald C. Gordon’s Andy Lerner trilogy. Andy is a teenager growing up on the cusp of Eisenhower complacency and 60's tumult, a time when Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley were at the peak of their careers. A fat, awkward, fifteen-year-old boy, Andy becomes obsessed with the trends of his generation – rock and roll, movies, dances, dates, and more, seeking freedom from the indistinct yet palpable grip of his family. As he deals with his algebra difficulties and getting to know the pretty girls in school, a chain of unfortunate events takes place, prodding him to understand who he really is. Through the help of his brother Marty, his own lifelong friends and some unexpected new ones, and Hattie Mae, the family maid, Andy learns to accept the challenges of boyhood and readies himself for heavy responsibilities at home and in school. Creating a dramatic coming-of-age tale amidst the relentless summer heat of southeast Texas, author Ronald C. Gordon conveys the fear that comes with maturity, fizzled romances, and self-discovery through elegiac, subtle yet often hilarious events which will linger in the readers’ minds, Not Fade Away.

Not Fade Away

Author: SE Jakes,Stephanie Tyler

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

ISBN: 1626490996

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

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Truth or dare. Ever since superspy Cillian moved into Prophet's building, their game of Steal the Couch has been funny to Prophet, but a thorn in Tom's side. Then Prophet gets bored one night during an ice storm and insists on playing another simple game with Tom: Truth or Dare. In exchange for one of Prophet's truths, Tom steals the couch one last time. But Prophet's truths are never easy — Tom should know that by now — and this one raises questions neither of them quite know how to answer. In response, Tom finds himself laying claim to Prophet in the most basic way he knows how. And also finds that he doesn't mind it in the least when Prophet returns the favor.

Not Fade Away

Author: Dawn Young

Publisher: Keywords Publishing

ISBN: 0989660605

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 5141

Not Fade Away By Dawn R Young My time in the 60's with Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones and the heartbreak of forced Adoption “Not Fade Away" is the fascinating, at times heart wrenching, true life story of a young English girl which encompasses life with The Rolling Stones in Britain's early 60's and the best and worst of that cultural era. This is a gripping ‘must read' for fans of The Rolling Stones and all things British. It takes readers on a journey into the early beginnings of the Stones and also explains how forced adoption was all too common in that era. The author is a survivor who overcame abuse and losses to experience eventual love and joy. Dawn was one of only a handful of people who would go to watch The Rolling Stones play in the early 1960’s. Now, nearly 50 years down the line, their music can heard playing somewhere in the world every minute of every day. Dawn Molloy appears from time to time in books and newspaper articles as she was a girlfriend of Brian Jones who was the founder of the greatest rock and roll band in the world. He was the father of her son, Paul Andrew. Like so many other teenagers in the 60’s, Dawn was made to suffer because of a system that did not allow them a say in the fate of their children. In one way or another, that system and the mind set that went with it, failed them. It ensured that pregnant girls without a wedding band on their finger were stringently and illegally advised to place their children up for adoption. Dawn experienced rejection from a mother who lacked maternal instinct and her childhood was riddled with fear and doubt, abuse and ridicule. This English lady has met Royalty and had tea with the Queen of England. Dawn experienced the elation of her lost son finding her and the myriad emotions that came along with that and endured heart wrenching grief with the death of one of her children. She relocated from England to the USA with her husband and has had the joy and satisfaction of raising 4 children and seeing them grown and independent.

Not Fade Away

Author: Celia Dodd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472951344

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Retirement is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be yourself and do what you want to do. It offers new possibilities for personal growth through learning, retraining, travelling and friendship. But it is also one of the biggest transitions we face, and brings huge psychological and emotional challenges. It's not surprising that many people struggle with the adjustment to a different pace of life. Not Fade Away guides the reader through these challenges: dealing with the loss of status and routine, reinventing relationships, managing money, and above all, finding new meaning and purpose. It brings together expert advice and insights from people retiring now, who speak from the heart about the lessons they've learned and the new sources of fulfilment they've discovered. By cutting a clear path through the maze of choices on offer for people retiring today – which may or may not involve giving up work completely – Not Fade Away inspires you to make up your own mind and take control of your future. And that, experts agree, is the key to a good retirement.

Not Fade Away

Author: Rebecca A. Alexander,Sascha Alper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698162161

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1375

Even a darkening world can be brilliantly lit from within. Born with a rare genetic mutation called Usher Syndrome type III, Rebecca Alexander has been simultaneously losing both her sight and hearing since she was a child, and was told that she would likely be completely blind and deaf by age 30. Then, at 18, a fall from a window left her athletic body completely shattered. None of us know what we would do in the face of such devastation. What Rebecca did was rise to every challenge she faced. She was losing her vision and hearing and her body was broken, but she refused to lose her drive, her zest for life and – maybe most importantly – her sense of humor. Now, at 35, with only a sliver of sight and significantly deteriorated hearing, she is a psychotherapist with two masters’ degrees from Columbia University, and an athlete who teaches spin classes and regularly competes in extreme endurance races. She greets every day as if it were a gift, with boundless energy, innate curiosity, and a strength of spirit that have led her to places we can't imagine. In Not Fade Away, Rebecca tells her extraordinary story, by turns harrowing, funny and inspiring. She meditates on what she’s lost—from the sound of a whisper to seeing a sky full of stars, and what she’s found in return—an exquisite sense of intimacy with those she is closest to, a love of silence, a profound gratitude for everything she still has, and a joy in simple pleasures that most of us forget to notice. Not Fade Away is both a memoir of the senses and a unique look at the obstacles we all face—physical, psychological, and philosophical—exploring the extraordinary powers of memory, love, and perseverance. It is a gripping story, an offering of hope and motivation, and an exquisite reminder to live each day to its fullest.