460 Seiten Verlag: Blandford Press (11. Februar 1993) Sprache: Englisch This is the fascinating story of the women who have shaped rock and pop music for four decades. She´s A Rebel spans the entire spectrum of rock & roll, from the early rhythm & blues singers of the 1950s such as Big Mama Thornton—who topped the R&B charts with ´´Hound Dog´´ three years before Elvis did—to the women rappers and pop icons of the 1990s such as Queen Latifah and Madonna. In between it covers the girl groups, Motown, folk rock and the counterculture of the 60s, the women´s music scene and the punk explosion of the 70s, and the all-girl bands and rising stars of the 80s and 90s. The book is packed with interviews, facts, and lively personal anecdotes from women performers, writers, and producers in the music industry. Journalist Gillian G. Gaar also provides a provocative commentary on the rock music busi-ness, long dominated by men and controlled by money, and how the emerging power of women has brought about significant changes. Compulsively readable and thoroughly entertaining, She´s A Rebel is a spirited retelling of rock history—from the women´s perspective. ´´Gillian Gaar proves that American rock & roll is not a boys´ club. Even though we hear them on our radio every day, the voices of women in rock have been largely ignored by our pop-culture´s chroniclers. At last, they have a historian of their own.´´ - Susan Faludi, author of Backlash ´´She´s A Rebel shakes us out of the pervasive attitude that women´s place in rock & roll is to provide anonymous backup scenery. At last we have a lively history of our rock heroines whose raw talent and bravado liberate the rock & roll rebel in every woman.´´ - Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth ´´Gillian Gaar is a demon researcher whose book graphically documents the stupid, nasty sexism that so many women have encountered in the pop music business. At the same time, she splendidly captures all the flash, trash and energy that make rock & roll so alluring in the first place.´´ - Lindsy Van Gelder, contributing editor, Ms. Magazine ´´At last—a long-overdue antidote to the male-dominated view of rock history, by an author who combines scholarship, insight and readability in equal doses.´´ - Peter Doggett, Record Collector
Taschenbuch: 766 Seiten - Verlag: KP Books - 1997 - Sprache: Englisch - ISBN-13: 978-0873414906 - 216 mm x 286 mm x 38 mm Dazed and confused about rock ´n´ roll memorabilia? From Elvis to Madonna, KISS to the Monkees, non-recorded rock ´n´ roll memorabilia is hotter now than ever. If you are lucky enough to own a piece of rock history, or if you want to learn more about what is out there, take it easy. You´ll find all you need to know in the first ever complete compilation of rock ´n´ roll artifacts. Beginning collectors will read tips on how to start a collection without paying too much or buying a fake, and seasoned collectors will learn about the newest trends. Author Mark Baker has researched the stories behind the bands, discovered hard-to-find items you may not even know existed, and arrived at current market values for thousands of rock-related collectibles. Y414,9(ef You´ll find: • Current values for more than 10,000 items including autographs, backstage passes, guitar picks, and clothing • Valuable information on how to spot reproductions, counterfeits, reprints, and forgeries • Special sections on presentation discs and awards, posters, and personally-owned items • An easy-to-follow listing of your favorite artists and groups • More than 350 photos of non-recorded memorabilia, including 8 full-color pages You´ll want to twist and shout when you find the value of your Genesis 1978 World Tour backstage pass, identify a guitar used by Keith... About the Author Mark Allen Baker is a respected author, historian, and researcher of collectibles and memorabilia. His articles have appeared in more than fifty publications, and he is the author of the Collector´s Guide to Celebrity Autographs, the Baseball Autograph Handbook, the All Sport Autograph Guide, Auto Racing Memorabilia and Price Guide, and Team Baseballs.
(Graceland Mansion) Broschur mit Klappen, 23x25cm, 68 Seiten plus Audio CD (12 original Rock´n´Roll Tracks). Eine gelungene Werkschau des holländischen Comic Zeichners und Elvis Fans Ger Rijff. Neben Illustrationen für Buchcover, Magazine, Kalender etc, gibt es seltene Elvis Fotos (Ger Rijff hat in seiner aktiven Zeit 20 geniale Elvis Fotobücher veröffentlicht), 1950s Memorabilia und mehr. Highlight!*****(Bear Family Records)
English, Paperback, 21.5x28 cm, 288 pages/Seiten, completely illustr. with hundreds of rare b/w photos, labelshots and article repros; The American rockabilly movement of the mid-1950s captured the imagination and spirit of young people everywhere. The magical blend of country music and the blues-these divergent sounds merged to create rock ´n´ roll-is personified by such vocalists as Carl Perkins, Bill Haley, Gene Vincent, and, of course, Elvis Presley. But Presley soon took other musical paths, and rockabilly sound ultimately faded. In this detailed book, author Randy McNutt de- scribes the music and artists, gives the secrets by behind the songs and tells us how the early rockabilly records were made. Through oral histories and narrative pieces, the author looks closely at why the music was suddenly popular. At the time, the music was only a feel- ing, a seed of youthful rebellion and expression that would not spawn its own poets until late. So this book is a tribute to the rockabillies themselves, known and unknown. May their music lives forever.
Taschenbuch - 260 Seiten - Rockhistory Ltd - 2014 - Englisch The underbelly of the last fifty years of the British music scene is laid bare by people who were there, The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, Floyd, Bowie, Bolan, Reg, Queen, etc., all have fascinating parts of their stories being told here for the very first time. Included are numerous musicians, songwriters, managers, agents, I. pluggers, record company executives, DJs, roadies, music publishers, producers, engineers, journalists and entrepreneurs alike, and their anecdotes range from the hilarious to the salacious, the unlikely, the Midownright ridiculous, and the near-slanderous. But now the inevitable has begun to happen....i.e. the march of time has intervened, and now some interviewees have sadly died, which renders Op their stories all the more poignant and this book more important. Classic examples being Bryan Morrison´s bitter-sweet memories of his attempt to manage a dysfunctional Syd Barrett, or his inadvertently working with the Kray Twins. Kevin Ayers recalling touring with Jimi Hendrix, Neil Christian on finding a young Jimmy Page, EMI Records boss Bob Mercer´s time with John Lennon & Keith Moon, manager Matthew Sztumpf trying to make sense of Madness and The Smiths, and ´Big´ Jim Sullivan´s route to playing pi on all those hit records. All these stories and more are captured before they slip away. It makes for a compelling read, and at last you can hear, first hand, some of Rock Music´s eternal myths and facts either confirmed or quashed, by the people who were actually there when they happened
(1982/Blandford) Paperback, English, 160 pages, 24.5x19 cm, many b&w illustrations. An authoritative, yet highly readable and visual celebration of the giants and pioneers of Rock´n´Roll.
Limitiert auf 1000 Stück, 4,3 Kg, 840 Seiten, 24 x 28 x 6 cm, Englisch und Italienisch The idea for this project came about several years ago, in the late 1990s, triggered by a passionate devotion for this forgotten world. The ini-tial plan was to cover only the present groups that perform rock´n´roll, beat and the western sound but soon the urge to go back in time super-seded the first intention and so the search was widened to the postwar years. Hence I came across musicians like Paolo Tomelleri, Bruno De Filippi, Gerry Bruno, Raf Montrasio, and from there on it was just like working on an assembly line that led me to many more-or-less known artists who at the time were the delight of nightclub patrons. This is the fruit of that widened search, the aim being the re-discovery of the magic early Sixties through the costumes, instruments, and the artists´ personal history. I have included a substantial discography (never compiled befo-re), along with a filmography, a handy bibliography, and a small selection of letters written by the musicians themselves. This project was also conceived as a fitting, long overdue tribute to all those musicians who have backed many famous artists without any credits at all, who were eclipsed by the leading artist but who all the same were crucial for the latter´s success. Just think of Marino Marini´s band, newcomer Mina´s, Fred Buscaglione´s Asternovas, Piero Giorgetti´s, Riz Samaritano´s, Henghel Gualdi´s musicians and plenty others. The journey doesn´t stop here, just as the music didn´t stop in 1964. The second leg will take us directly in the midst of the Beat era. A third volume, focusing on the Italian revival from the early Eighties to the present day, will hopefully bring our trip to an end. Note: I couldn´t fully complete this music period for want of information regarding many a group. Information and material not included in these volumes are most welcome. In order to complete the second volume in this series, I would like to encourage all those who have a history with a band or bands between 1963 and 1970 to get in touch and share their photographs or other material which could be appropriate for publication. For my personal archive, I am also interested in photos, postcards, discs and other material related to groups from the `50s and `60s to set up a music archive that may facilitate research for other books in the future. These volumes could become a valuable starting point for educational studies, historical research and exhibitions that may well serve as a means to rediscover the golden age of nightclubs, when the music was performed live and the orchestras were a major attraction for young people. Maurizio Maiotti L´idea di realizzare questo volume nasce diversi anni fa, verso la fine degli anni ´90, spinta dalla grande passione per questo mondo dimenticato. L´inizio del progetto era legato solo ai gruppi attuali che proponevano rock´n´roll, beat e il western sound. Ma ben presto lo stimolo di andare indietro nel tempo sovrasta la prima intenzione e così le ricerche si allargano fino a tornare nel lontano dopoguer-ra. Sono così entrato in contatto con alcuni musicisti tra cui Paolo Tomelleri, Bruno De Filippi, Gerry Bruno e Raf Montrasio e da qui è stata come una catena di montaggio che mi ha portato a conoscere numerosi altri artisti oggi più o meno noti che all´epoca dilettava-no il pubblico sul palco di night famosi. Pertanto il lavoro si è allargato e questo ne è il risultato. Ho voluto farvi così scoprire la magia dei primi anni 60 attraverso i costumi, gli strumenti e la storia dei musicisti. Ho voluto presentavi una discografia corposa, una traccia importante fino ad oggi mai proposta, accompagnata da una filmografia, una bibliografia utile e una piccola sezione di lettere scritte dai musicisti stessi. L´intento di questo lavoro è anche quello di dare finalmente merito a coloro che hanno accompagnato tanti artisti famo-si senza però ottenere grandi riconoscimenti, musicisti oscurati dalla figura del proprio cantante ma pur sempre importanti ed essenziali per il successo di quest´ultimo. Parliamo ad esempio del complesso di Marino Marini, quello della esordiente Mina, gli Asternovas di Fred Buscaglione, i musicisti di Piero Giorgetti, di Riz Samaritano, di Henghel Gualdi e tanti altri. Ma il percorso non si ferma qui, la musica non si è fermata nel 1964 e quindi il cammino prosegue e vi do appuntamento col secondo volume che ci porterà in piena era beat. Nel
(2002/Big Nickel) Paperback, 21x27 cm, 188 pages, complete illustrated. - Each volume by year (1950 to 1959) provides a month-by-month survey of the key articles, news stories, feature columns and record releases in a given year during Rhythm and Blues´ most vital and musically significant era. Hundreds of authentic illustrations include graphic reproductions of vintage record company advertisements and artist publicity photographs. A comprehensive index enables readers to locate specific mentions of record artists, disc jockeys and talent managers in the Rhythm and Blues field, as well as music companies, nightclubs, theatres, and radio stations who helped promote this historically important music form into the American cultural mainstream; an invaluable aid to the serious researcher looking for primary source information. (These books are now out-of-print).
(1991/Bick Nickel) 175 pages, 28x22 cm, Paperback. - Each volume by year (1950 to 1959) provides a month-by-month survey of the key articles, news stories, feature columns and record releases in a given year during Rhythm and Blues´ most vital and musically significant era. Hundreds of authentic illustrations include graphic reproductions of vintage record company advertisements and artist publicity photographs. A comprehensive index enables readers to locate specific mentions of record artists, disc jockeys and talent managers in the Rhythm and Blues field, as well as music companies, nightclubs, theatres, and radio stations who helped promote this historically important music form into the American cultural mainstream; an invaluable aid to the serious researcher looking for primary source information. (These books are now out-of-print).