The Authorized Roy Orbison

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

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1478976551

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 698

View: 7418

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.

Bruce Springsteen – Like a Killer in the Sun. Songtexte

Author: Leonardo Colombati,Bruce Springsteen

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159615235

Category: Music

Page: 960

View: 5645

Erste autorisierte und einzige deutsche Ausgabe von Springsteens Lyrics Bruce Springsteens Lyrics erscheinen zusammengenommen als Kapitel eines großen amerikanischen Romans, den er in den 1970ern begonnen hat und der in diesem Buch nachvollzogen wird. Kritiker halten den "Chronisten des amerikanischen Alltags" (Der Spiegel) und seine Lyrics inzwischen für ebenso wichtig für die amerikanische Literatur wie die Werke von Fitzgerald, Carver oder Whitman. Anders als Bob Dylan versteckt sich Springsteen nicht hinter immer neuen Masken, er erzählt unverstellt von dem American Dream und seinen Schattenseiten – von der Provinz, von der Flucht aus ihr und dem Sog der Freiheit, von den Chancen der Selbstsuche wie auch von Armut, Rassismus oder Polizeigewalt. Leonardo Colombati entschlüsselt überraschende Hintergründe und Einflüsse. Die Wucht von Springsteens Bildern wie auch die leisen Erschütterungen in seiner Sprache macht Heinz Rudolf Kunze in seinen kongenialen Übersetzungen erfahrbar. Das Buch bietet: • Einleitung, Biographie und Kommentare von Leonardo Colombati • 100 Songs im Original und in deutscher Übersetzung von Heinz Rudolf Kunze • umfangreiches Bonusmaterial, Diskographie u. ä.

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

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Popular music

Page: 880

View: 2942

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.

Rock Stars/pop Stars

Author: Brady J. Leyser,Pol Gosset

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Music

Page: 302

View: 949

With a listing of over 3,600 books about individual artists and groups, this is the most accurate and comprehensive bibliography available on Rock/Pop stars. It is the most authoritative source for English-language titles, which are listed in the main directory under an A-Z presentation of artists. For easy access, information is cross-referenced through the use of author, title, and subject indexes. A down-to-the-wire supplement completes the book in a timely fashion. Collectors will be pleased with entries for privately published and/or limited editions, of which many are very rare.

Pat Boone

Author: Paul Davis

Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780007100880

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 7401

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.