English, Paperback, 15x23 cm, 240 pages, discography, rare b&w photos - Born in Bentley, Alberta, Dick Damron grew up as a young rodeo rider and rockabilly singer. He first recorded in the late 1950s at CKRD Red Deer, then blazed a trail to Nashville, recording over 50 singles and 20 albums in Music City since 1961. During the 1970s, Damron became a legend as an ´outlaw´: a wildman on stage, his ´Dick Damron Mystery Tour´ laid waste to many a bar and music hall across North America and Europe. In the 1980s he became the resident country artist at Howard Hughes´ Desert Inn in Las Vegas during the National Finals Rodeo, where he was joined on stage by members of Reba McIntyre´s band, Mickey Gilley´s band, Ray Stevens´ band - even by James Burton (Elvis) and Jeff Cook (Alabama). Voted Canada´s Country Male Vocalist of the Year four times and Country Music Entertainer of the Year in 1985, Dick Damron has also been named Best Foreign Artist in Europe and Texas. The winner of seven BMI Songwriter Awards, his five Number 1 records include Countryfied, which George Hamilton IV took to the Top Ten worldwide. Dick Damron was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Honour in 1994, yet maintains he is merely part of the legend and the legacy of country music. -few copies left!
Taschenbuch 568 Seiten, Verlag Books on Demand, Sprache: Englisch ISBN-10: 3741248746, 14,8 x 2,9 x 21 cm Der Rummel um den angeblichen fünfzigsten Jahrestag von Rock & Roil erwies sich als nicht ganz richtig. Bill Haley hätte für 2001.... fünfzig Jahre, nachdem er Rocket 88´ abgedeckt hatte, oder 2002 ´´, fünfzig Jahre, nachdem er Rock The Joint aufgenommen hatte, oder 2003, fünfzig Jahre, nachdem er mit Crazy Man Crazy in die Pop-Charts eingestiegen war, eine Platte, die allen Kriterien des Rock´n´ Roll entsprach. Aber natürlich sagte Bill Haley kein Wort; er war 1981 vernachlässigt und allein an der mexikanischen Grenze gestorben, und selbst zum Zeitpunkt seines Todes fragte er sich, warum er Geschichte geschrieben hatte. (Colin Escott, Nashville) Buch Zwei einer 1000 Seiten starken Biographie über Bill Haley.
Taschenbuch - 294 Seiten - Louisiana State Univ Pr - 2014 - Englisch ´´I credit Huey with opening the door for funk, basically as we know it, in some ridiculously hip way, and putting it in the mainstream of the world´s music´´: –DR. JOHN, 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ´´Huey ´Piano´ Smith stands tall as one of the major creators of New Orleans rhythm & blues. Drawing on meticulous research, John Wirt tells Smith´s story here in terms of both joyous artistic achievements and grim, demoralizing exploitation. Huey ´Piano´ Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues illuminates the vital role of a great talent in an important chapter in Louisiana music history´: –BEN SANDMEL, author of Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans Huey ´´Piano´´ Smith´s musical legacy stands alongside that of fellow New Orleans legends Dr. John, Fats Domino, Ernie K-Doe, and Allen Toussaint. His 1957 classic, ´´Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu,´´ made Billboard´s top R&B singles chart, and hundreds of artists including Aerosmith, the Grateful Dead, the Beach Boys, Johnny Riv-ers, and Chubby Checker have recorded his songs. The first biography of the artist responsible for hits ´´Don´t You Just Know It:´ ´´High Blood Pressure:´ and ´´Sea Cruise:´ Huey ´´Piano´´ Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues fol-lows the musician´s extraordinary life from his Depression-era childhood to his teen years as a pianist for blues star Guitar Slim to his mainstream success in the 195os and ´6os. Drawing from extensive interviews and court records, author and journalist John Wirt also provides new insights on Smith´s professional disappointments and financial struggles in the 198os and ´9os as he battled over royalties from his most successful and profitable work. Throughout this intimate account, Wirt details Smith´s significant impact on rock and roll history and underscores both the longevity of his music—which has entertained and inspired for over five decades—and the musician´s personal endurance in the face of hard-ship and opposition. JOHN WIRT has covered music, film, and entertainment for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, and The Advocate´s Baton Rouge and New Orleans editions. Front cover photograph by Michael P. Smith, 0 The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2007.01o3.1.801 Louisiana State University Press Baton Rouge 70808
Gebundene Ausgabe - Smithmark Pub - 1994 - Englisch - 30,7 x 23,4 x 1,5 cm Marie Cahill On June 1, 1926, Gladys Pearl Baker Mor-tensen gave birth to her third child, a daughter whom she named Norma Jeane. Gladys was not married and little Norma Jeane grew up never knowing—but always seeking—her father. The child was often without her mother as well, for Gladys could not care for Norma Jeane and left her with foster parents. When Norma Jeane was about six, she and her mother did live together briefly in a small white bungalow that Gladys had bought after years of scrimping and saving, but their time together was brief. Gladys was plagued by mental illness and spent the rest of her life in and out of institutions, unable to care for Norma Jeane. At 16, to escape life in an orphanage, Norma Jeane married Jim Dougherty. By 20, she was divorced and on her way to Holly-wood... and stardom. Norma Jeane became Marilyn Monroe, one of the world´s most glamorous movie stars, but deep inside she was still Norma Jeane, a tortured soul who only wanted to be loved. She sought solace in sleeping pills and champagne, but the combination was deadly. On August 5, 1962, Marilyn Monroe was found dead of a drug overdose. Whether her death was an accident or a suicide will never be known. She died alone, still seeking the love and security she had been denied as a child. Almost 30 years after her death, the legacy of Marilyn Monroe persists. Innocent yet sen-suous, vulnerable yet strong, Marilyn Monroe had a unique magic that will live on forever.
Throughout art history, certain creative geniuses have helped to steer art in a completely new direction - and their influence has in many cases been extraordinary, enduring down the centuries to impact on future generations of artists, sculptors and architects. This lavish publication looks back over the centuries to explore the life and work of some of history´s most influential artists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Barton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054949/bk_acx0_054949_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Includes excerpts of van Gogh´s letters to his brother, Theo. Explains the artistic influences and legacy of van Gogh´s life and art. Discusses the mysteries and controversies surrounding van Gogh´s mental illnesses and death. ´´A weaver who has to direct and to interweave a great many little threads has no time to philosophize about it, but rather he is so absorbed in his work that he doesn´t think, but acts, and he feels how things must go more than he can explain it.´´ (Vincent van Gogh, 1883) Vincent van Gogh is undoubtedly one of the most famous artists of all time, and though the critical establishment may not consider him the greatest artist who ever lived, there may be no artist with whom the public has a greater familiarity. Unfortunately, a great deal of that familiarity comes from the circumstances leading up to his death, and the manner in which they have been linked to his painting career. Of all the things that occurred in van Gogh´s tumultuous life and career, the best known thing about him might be that he cut off the lower left lobe of his ear. Much of the general public is familiar with his painting Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear. In 1882, Vincent would hauntingly and somewhat prophetically write to his brother Theo, ´´What am I in the eyes of most people - a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person - somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then - even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jannie Meisberger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036964/bk_acx0_036964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone wants to understand painting. Why don´t they try to understand the song of the birds? Why do they love a night, a flower, everything which surrounds man, without attempting to understand them? Whereas where painting is concerned, they want to understand. Let them understand above all that the artist works from necessity; that he, too, is a minute element of the world to whom one should ascribe no more importance than so many things in nature which charm us but which we do not explain to ourselves. Those who attempt to explain a picture are on the wrong track most of the time. (Pablo Picasso, 1934) In their biography of Pablo Picasso, Hans Ludwig and Chris Jaffe note that ´´(F)or him, art was always adventure: ´To find is the thing.´´´ Indeed, there is perhaps no artist who produced more art than Picasso, whose enormous oeuvre (which spanned most of his 91-year life) contained a countless number of paintings and drawings. Picasso worked in other mediums as well, notably sculpture and lithography, and his constant experimentation with form makes him a useful case study through which to chart the growth of modernism as an artistic movement, and many of the artistic trends that would dominate the 20th century. At the same time, one of the challenges involved in examining Picasso´s body of work is the sheer breadth of it all. In addition to the many different mediums involved, Picasso´s works within each medium are also vastly differed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jannie Meisberger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035551/bk_acx0_035551_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love. - Claude Monet To get a sense of the kind of prestige that Claude Monet´s reputation has within the art world, one need only learn that his Le Bassin Aux Nympheás (1919) - from his series of paintings featuring water lilies - sold for the equivalent of more than $70 million. This is an incredibly staggering price, especially considering that early in his life, Monet had been so poor and debt-ridden that some of his paintings were taken from him by creditors. How, exactly, did Monet progress from being an impoverished young Impressionist artist working at the vanguard of European art to the legendary Master whose works command prices near the very pinnacle of the art world? Naturally, Monet´s commercial success soared exponentially in the decades following his death in 1926, at a time in which the prices commanded by the great Masters of Western art began rising in price at exponential rates. Yet even during his own lifetime, Monet enjoyed a sharp rise to fame and was canonized as one of the greatest painters in France. Following sharply in the footsteps of Edouard Manet, Claude Monet was one of the first painters identified within the Impressionist circle (indeed, it was Monet himself who coined the label of Impressionist after using it in the title of one of his paintings). Where some artists reach the peak of their acclaim early in life, Monet´s star continued to rise even throughout his old age; although some would argue that the last decade or so of his life were anticlimactic, at least from an artistic standpoint, his landmark water lilies were made during his elderly years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078053/bk_acx0_078053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.