The Authorized Roy Orbison

Author: Alex Orbison,Roy Orbison Jr.,Wesley Orbison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1478976551

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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For the first time, legendary performer Roy Orbison's story as one of the most beloved rock legends will be revealed through family accounts and records. Roy Orbison is a rock and roll icon almost without peer. He came of age as an artist on the venerable Sun Records label; toured with The Beatles; had massive hits in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s; invented the black-clad, sunglasses-wearing image of the rock star; and reinvented the art of songwriting many times over. He is a member of the Rock & Roll and Songwriters Halls of Fame, a recipient of the Musicians Hall of Fame's inaugural Iconic Riff Award, and the winner of multiple GRAMMY® awards. He is known the world over for hits like "Blue Bayou," "You Got It," and "Oh, Pretty Woman" and was a member of the band that inspired the term "supergroup"-the Traveling Wilburys, with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Tom Petty. Despite these and countless other accolades, the story of Roy Orbison's life is virtually unknown to his millions of fans around the world. Now, for the first time ever, the Orbison Estate, headed by Roy's sons, Wesley, Roy Jr., and Alex Orbison, has set out to set the record straight. The Authorized Roy Orbison tells the epic tale of a West Texas boy, drawn to the guitar at age six, whose monumental global career successes were matched at nearly every turn by extraordinary personal tragedies, including the loss of his first wife in a motorcycle accident and his two oldest sons in a fire. It's a story of the intense highs and severe lows that make up the mountain range of Roy Orbison's career; one that touched four decades and ended abruptly at perhaps its highest peak, when he passed away at the age of fifty-two on December 6, 1988. Filled with hundreds of photographs, many never before seen, gathered from across the globe and uncovered from deep within the Orbison Vault, The Authorized Roy Orbison shows Roy Orbison as a young child and follows him all the way through to the peak of his stardom and up to his tragic end. Wesley, Roy Jr., and Alex Orbison-Roy's Boys-have left no stone unturned in order to illustrate the people, places, things, and events that forged their father, the man behind those famous sunglasses.

Decoding Greatness

Author: Ron Friedman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982135794

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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"Drawing on the examples of top performers such as Agatha Christie, Andy Warhol, Barack Obama and Serena Williams, an award-winning psychologist discusses ways to examine their examples and develop the knowledge to develop new ideas"--

Pat Boone

Author: Paul Davis

Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780007100880

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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The story of well-known recording artist Pat Boone, who in the earliest days of rock 'n' roll worked with Elvis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, the Everley Brothers, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and other greats. Pat Boone has travelled a long way from his childhood days in Nashville, Tennessee. However, he remains the son his parents always wanted, and a loving husband to the childhood sweetheart he married when they were both just 19. The book traces how Pat progressed from recording artist to actor, spokesperson, TV personality, radio host, author, sportsman, composer/lyricist, religious leader and ambassador. His many achievements include 13 gold discs, two gold albums and one platinum album (Love Letters in the Sand), and the longest continuous period ever in the US charts (200 weeks). Pat has starred in many films including Journey to the Centre of the Earth, The Greatest Story Ever Told and The Cross and Switchblade.

Consumer Protection in the Age of the 'Information Economy'

Author: Jane K. Winn

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754680460

Category: Law

Page: 466

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This volume considers the impact of technological innovation on the foundations of consumer advocacy, contracting behaviour, control over intellectual capital and information privacy. A unique and timely perspective on these issues is presented by internationally renowned experts who provide novel approaches to the question of what consumer protection might consist of in the context of technological innovation.

The Atlanta Rhythm Section

Author: Willie G. Moseley

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764355646

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1373


This book is the authorized chronicle of the Atlanta Rhythm Section, the legendary southern rock band that created such memorable hits as "Champagne Jam," "So Into You," "Imaginary Lover," "Spooky," and "Doraville." Already seasoned studio professionals when they formed in 1970, the A.R.S. forged a new direction in southern rock by focusing on the integrity of their music onstage and in the studio. Through platinum and gold albums--A Rock and Roll Alternative, Champagne Jam, and Underdog--as well as international tours, huge outdoor concerts, and personnel changes, the band has staunchly maintained its dedication to its craft over the decades. This story contains recollections from original and current band members, producers, technicians, other musicians, and fans, as well as more than 120 photos of band members from the early days as backup musicians for Roy Orbison and other iconic artists to the present day.

Copyright Law and the Distance Education Classroom

Author: Tomas A. Lipinski

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810851719

Category: Education

Page: 227

View: 650


Lipinski discusses changes to copyright law and how they may ultimately affect traditional distance classrooms. Providing a step-by-step explanation of the law and how it impacts these pedagogical issues, Lipinski discusses instructor ownership issues, a general application of 'fair use,' and other issues that will inevitably arise when technology, intellectual property, and education all intersect. As the framework for distance education and technology (particularly copyright) law is now set in place, this book will prove an invaluable resource for years to come.

The Wind Is Never Gone

Author: M. Carmen Gómez-Galisteo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786486368

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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More than seventy years after its publication in 1936, Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind has never been out of print. An icon of American culture, it has had similar success abroad, popular in Japan, Russia, and post–World War II Europe, among other places and times. This work analyzes the continuations of Mitchell’s novel: the authorized sequels, Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley and Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig; the unauthorized parody The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall and a politically correct parody; and the many fan fiction stories posted online. The book also explores Gone with the Wind’s ambiguous ending, the perceived need to publish an authorized sequel, and the legal battle to determine who may re-write Gone with the Wind.

Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound

Author: Frank Hoffmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135949506

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1302

View: 6062


First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music: Morricone, Ennio - Rich Kids

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Popular music

Page: N.A

View: 7910


Containing 27,000 entries and over 6,000 new entries, the online edition of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music includes 50% more material than the Third Edition. Featuring a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, the Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.