You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

Author: Simon Napier-Bell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448177243

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 663


You probably know Simon Napier-Bell as the manager of the Yardbirds. Or you may know him as the man who managed Marc Bolan, or Japan. You should definitely know him as the man who managed Wham! And if none of these rings a bell, maybe you'll remember him as the man who co-wrote 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me' for Dusty Springfield. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me is one of the funniest books you will read and equally provoking. From his revelation that the entire music industry was motivated by sex, to an embarrassing come-on from a suicidal Brian Epstein, it's all shocking stuff. But when you're on the run from the German police with Marc Bolan, brothel-hopping with Keith Moon and generally living the life of Riley at the music industry's expense, it would be a shame not to share those amazing experiences with the rest of the world, wouldn't it? Of all the great pop-music books written, it is worth savouring You Don't Have To Say You Love Me for its brilliant sideways insight into one of the most exciting cultural periods Britain has ever seen.

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

Author: Sarra Manning

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446438961

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 6717


Somewhere between losing weight and losing her inhibitions, Neve's lost her heart - but to who? 'A deliciously addictive tale of romance and reinvention' Marie Claire Sweet, bookish Neve Slater always plays by the rules. And the number one rule is that good-natured fat girls like her don't get guys like gorgeous, handsome William, heir to Neve's heart since university. But William's been in LA for three years, and Neve's been slimming down and re-inventing herself so that when he returns, he'll fall head over heels in love with the new, improved her. So she's not that interested in other men. Until her sister Celia points out that if Neve wants William to think she's an experienced love-goddess and not the fumbling, awkward girl he left behind, then she'd better get some, well, experience. What Neve needs is someone to show her the ropes, someone like Celia's colleague Max. Wicked, shallow, sexy Max. And since he's such a man-slut, and so not Neve's type, she certainly won't fall for him. Because William is the man for her... right?

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

Author: Sherman Alexie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316270768

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 6378


A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit, but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past, but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. She selflessly cared for strangers, but was often incapable of showering her children with the affection that they so desperately craved. She wanted a better life for her son, but it was only by leaving her behind that he could hope to achieve it. It's these contradictions that made Lillian Alexie a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated, and very human woman. When she passed away, the incongruities that defined his mother shook Sherman and his remembrance of her. Grappling with the haunting ghosts of the past in the wake of loss, he responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is a stunning memoir filled with raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine, much less survive. An unflinching and unforgettable remembrance, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me is a powerful, deeply felt account of a complicated relationship.

Reconsider Baby

Author: Ernst Jorgensen,Erik Rasmussen,Johnny Mikkelsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 308

View: 8498


The Beat

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Popular music

Page: 282

View: 6042


Dusty Springfield Songs

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230537184

Category:

Page: 24

View: 352


Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Pages: 23. Chapters: Sunny, I Only Want to Be with You, Goin' Back, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, If You Go Away, I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself, Am I the Same Girl, Oh No Not My Baby, The Look of Love, The Windmills of Your Mind, Wishin' and Hopin', Son of a Preacher Man, I Just Fall in Love Again, I Can't Hear You No More, In Private, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, What Have I Done to Deserve This?, Spooky, How Can I Be Sure, Nothing Has Been Proved, I'll Try Anything, Breakfast in Bed, What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?, I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten, I Think It's Going to Rain Today, So Much Love. Excerpt: "Sunny" is the name of a song written by Bobby Hebb. It is one of the most covered popular songs, with hundreds of versions released. BMI rates "Sunny" number 25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century." Hebb wrote the song after November 22, 1963, the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and Hebb's older brother Harold was killed in a knife fight outside a Nashville nightclub. Hebb was devastated by both events and many critics say that those events inspired the tune. According to Hebb, he wrote the song as an expression of a preference for a "sunny" disposition over a "lousy" disposition. Certainly, events influenced Bobby's songwriting, but his timeless melody, crossing over into R&B (#3 on U.S. R&B chart) Country and Pop (#2 on U.S. Pop chart), together with the optimistic lyrics, came from the artist's desire to express that one should always "look at the bright side" - a direct quote from the author. Hebb has said about "Sunny" "All my intentions were just to think of happier times - basically looking for a brighter day - because times were at a low tide. After I wrote it, I thought "Sunny" just might be a different approach to what Johnny...