Stuart Adamson

Author: Allan Glen

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857900269

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 391

This is the book that fans of the Skids, Big Country and the Raphaels have been waiting for - a critical perspective not only of Adamson's music and its wider cultural influence, but also the excesses of fame and how the music business really works. Stuart Adamson: In a Big Country tells the story of how a teenager who was raised in a small Fife village released his first single at 19, wrote three Top 40 albums in the next three years and was written off as a has-been at 23, but then went on to form a new band and sell more than 10 million records worldwide, touring with the Rolling Stones and David Bowie. Although Stuart Adamson was one of the most respected and popular figures in the music industry, his personal life was complex - depression, alcoholism and estrangement - and ultimately tragic, ending with his suicide in a Hawaiian hotel in December 2001.


Author: Nuala Naughton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780577982

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3646

Barrowland: A Glasgow Experience charts the amazing resurrection of the legendary rock concert venue from its humble beginnings as a popular Glasgow dance hall through its commercial decline in the 1960s and beyond until it was reinvented in the early ’80s as a concert venue that remains feted by fans and artistes alike. This book documents many of the gigs to have been held in the Barrowland, complete with reminiscences about backstage shenanigans and fascinating contributions from many of the musicians who have played there, as well as from fans who cherish memories of unforgettable concerts. Packed with interviews from the stars of popular music past and present, Barrowland: A Glasgow Experience allows readers to take a trip down memory lane and remember their favourite gigs at the world-famous venue in Glasgow’s East End.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Popular culture

Page: N.A

View: 2863

The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll

Author: Patricia Romanowski Bashe,Patricia Romanowski,Holly George-Warren,Jon Pareles

Publisher: Touchstone


Category: Music

Page: 1120

View: 5905

Selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as its official source of information, this authoritative volume, first published in 1983, once again tops the charts with its full coverage of every aspect of the rock scene. Accompanying the more than 2,200 performer profiles are essays that reveal the artists' musical influences, first breaks, hits and misses, and more.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Rock music

Page: N.A

View: 499

The Billboard Book of One-hit Wonders

Author: Wayne Jancik

Publisher: Bpi Communications


Category: Music

Page: 420

View: 4865

Profiles recording artists from 1955 to the present, who have had only one top 40 hit, with each entry listing the song title, writer, chart information, and the circumstances of the song's release and success

Crossword Proper Name Finder

Author: John C. Plankinton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780887393181

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 732

View: 6640

A single-volume source in which to find most of the many, many proper names used by crossword puzzle solvers.

Rock Stars Encyclopedia

Author: Dafydd Rees,Luke Crampton

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789446138

Category: Music

Page: 1103

View: 2428

Presents year-by-year chronologies of influential artists from the past fifty years