To the Limit

The Untold Story of the Eagles


Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: 9780316233705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

View: 7452

A full-scale biography of the Eagles offers an unauthorized, behind-the-scenes glimpse of rock 'n' roll life, following the band from their early career, to their self-destructive, decadent fall into the excesses of the 1970s, to their remarkable comeback. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Durch Himmel und Hölle

mein Leben mit den Eagles (1974 - 2001)


Author: Don Felder,Wendy Holden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854452959

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 320

View: 4018

Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture [4 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture


Author: Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313393486

Category: Music

Page: 1270

View: 3600

A fascinating exploration of the relationship between American culture and music as defined by musicians, scholars, and critics from around the world.

The Wrecking Crew

The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret


Author: Kent Hartman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429941375

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 433

Winner of the Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction and Los Angeles Times bestseller "It makes good music sound better."-Janet Maslin in The New York Times "A fascinating look into the West Coast recording studio scene of the '60s and the inside story of the music you heard on the radio. If you always assumed the musicians you listened to were the same people you saw onstage, you are in for a big surprise!"-Dusty Street, host of Classic Vinyl on Sirius XM Satellite Radio If you were a fan of popular music in the 1960s and early '70s, you were a fan of the Wrecking Crew-whether you knew it or not. On hit record after hit record by everyone from the Byrds, the Beach Boys, and the Monkees to the Grass Roots, the 5th Dimension, Sonny & Cher, and Simon & Garfunkel, this collection of West Coast studio musicians from diverse backgrounds established themselves in Los Angeles, California as the driving sound of pop music-sometimes over the objection of actual band members forced to make way for Wrecking Crew members. Industry insider Kent Hartman tells the dramatic, definitive story of the musicians who forged a reputation throughout the business as the secret weapons behind the top recording stars. Mining invaluable interviews, the author follows the careers of such session masters as drummer Hal Blaine and keyboardist Larry Knechtel, as well as trailblazing bassist Carol Kaye-the only female in the bunch-who went on to play in thousands of recording sessions in this rock history. Readers will discover the Wrecking Crew members who would forge careers in their own right, including Glen Campbell and Leon Russell, and learn of the relationship between the Crew and such legends as Phil Spector and Jimmy Webb. Hartman also takes us inside the studio for the legendary sessions that gave us Pet Sounds, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and the rock classic "Layla," which Wrecking Crew drummer Jim Gordon cowrote with Eric Clapton for Derek and the Dominos. And the author recounts priceless scenes such as Mike Nesmith of the Monkees facing off with studio head Don Kirshner, Grass Roots lead guitarist (and future star of The Office) Creed Bratton getting fired from the group, and Michel Rubini unseating Frank Sinatra's pianist for the session in which the iconic singer improvised the hit-making ending to "Strangers in the Night." The Wrecking Crew tells the collective, behind-the-scenes stories of the artists who dominated Top 40 radio during the most exciting time in American popular culture.

Do You Believe in Rock and Roll?

Essays on Don McLean’s “American Pie”


Author: Raymond I. Schuck,Ray Schuck

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476600368

Category: Music

Page: 221

View: 7864

Since its release in 1971, Don McLean’s song “American Pie” has become an indelible part of U.S. culture. It has sparked countless debates about the references within the lyrics; been celebrated as a chronicle of American life from the late 1950s through the early 1970s; and has become iconic itself as it has been remade, parodied, and referenced within numerous texts and forums. This volume offers a set of new essays that focus on the cultural and historical significance of the song. Representing a variety of perspectives and fields of study, the essays address such topics as historical and literary interpretations of the song’s lyrics, its musical qualities, the commentary the song offers on rock and roll history, the continuing significance of the song, and the ways in which the song has been used by various writers and artists. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 4082

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Der stumme Frühling


Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704220

Category: Nature

Page: 348

View: 6923

Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.

Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings


Author: Steve Sullivan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810882965

Category: Music

Page: 1030

View: 565

The Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volumes 1 and 2 covers the full range of popular music recordings with virtually unprecedented breadth and depth. In this 2-volume encyclopedia, Sullivan explores approximately 1,000 song recordings from 1889 to the present, telling the stories behind the songs, recordings, performers, and songwriters. From the Victorian parlor ballad and ragtime hit at the end of the 19th century to today’s rock classics, the Encyclopedia progresses through a parade popular music styles, from jazz to blues to country Western, as well as the important but too often neglected genres of ethnic and world music, gospel, and traditional folk. This book is the ideal research tool for lovers of popular music in all its glorious variety.

Heaven And Hell

My Life In The Eagles, 1974-2001


Author: Don Felder

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297857029

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7770

The Eagles wrote the soundtrack to the Seventies and Eighties - and even now their albums top the charts. But backstage, there were no peaceful, easy feelings... Don Felder was just a poor boy from Florida, but when he joined the Eagles he soared into the stratosphere. Alongside former bandmates Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner, and Felder's childhood friend Bernie Leadon, he sold tens of millions of records (Eagles: Their Greatest Hits: 1971-1975 is the bestselling album of all time), performed before countless adoring fans, and co-wrote the renowned hit 'Hotel California'. His guitar-playing ability lifted the band from mere popularity to iconic status. And now Don Felder finally breaks the Eagles' decades of public silence to take fans behind the scenes - where drugs, greed and endless acrimony threatened to tear the band apart almost daily. "Maybe there was too much talent. Maybe the personalities clashed with the egos. Whatever the reason, there were always these explosive arguments going on while I sat silently in a corner. I never expected it to survive. Never once did I feel, 'Hey, I got it made. This thing's gonna last for years.'" Felder was wrong about that, but he was also right: the band split up in 1980, only to reunite for 1994's mega-selling 'Hell Freezes Over' album and tour. But tempers continued to flare, and in 2001, after 27 contentious years as an Eagle, Felder was summarily fired by the 'board of directors': Frey and Henley. Lawsuits and counter-suits followed. In 'Heaven and Hell', Felder takes us inside the pressurised recording studios, the trashed hotel rooms and the tension-filled courtrooms, where he, Frey, and Henley had their ultimate confrontation.

The Virgin Encyclopedia of 70s Music


Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited


Category: Music

Page: 543

View: 4399

All the facts and informed opinion that you need on the artists who made the history of this decade are contained in this single volume, distilled from The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music, universally acclaimed as the world's leading source of reference on rock and pop history.

Michael Douglas

Die Biografie


Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: Langen Mueller Herbig

ISBN: 3784481876

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 1645

Mit Entschlossenheit, Talent und Charisma schaffte es Michael Douglas, sich frühzeitig aus dem Schatten seines berühmten Vaters Kirk Douglas zu lösen. 1988 erhielt er für seine Rolle in "Wall Street" den Oscar. Wie kaum ein anderer zeigte er seine große Wandlungsfähigkeit in kontroversen Filmen wie "Eine verhängnisvolle Affäre", "Basic Instinct" und "Falling Down". Während er auf dem Höhepunkt seiner beruflichen Karriere angekommen schien, geriet sein Privatleben jedoch an einen Tiefpunkt: Gerüchte über Seitensprünge, die Verurteilung seines Sohnes wegen Drogenhandels, der Kampf gegen den Kehlkopfkrebs, und schließlich die Trennung auf Zeit von Catharine Zeta-Jones. Das eindrucksvolle Porträt eines großen Schauspielers, der im Leben nichts ausgelassen hat.

Chronic City



Author: Jonathan Lethem

Publisher: Tropen

ISBN: 3608101756

Category: Fiction

Page: 495

View: 3758

Chase Insteadman, ein ehemaliger Kinderstar, ist fester Bestandteil der New Yorker High Society. Sein soziales Ansehen verdankt er einem Unglück, das in der Klatschpresse für Furore sorgt: Seine Verlobte Janice Trumbull schwebt manövrierunfähig im Weltraum, von wo sie ihm herzzerreißende Liebesbriefe schreibt. Auch Chase treibt haltlos durch seinen Alltag, bis er den schielenden Kulturkritiker Perkus Tooth kennenlernt. Zwischen Migräneanfällen und durchkifften Nächtenscheint er als Einziger durch die glitzernde Oberfläche auf die Realitätzu blicken. Gemeinsam versuchen sie das Rätsel um einen Tiger, die Nebelschwaden über der Wall Street und den Schokoladengeruch in Manhattan zu lösen. Dabei entdecken sie auf der Insel, auf der alles käuflich ist, etwas äußerst Seltenes: die Wahrheit.

The seventies in America


Author: John C. Super,Tracy Irons-Georges

Publisher: Salem Pr Inc


Category: History

Page: 1107

View: 1269

Entries describe the decade's events, musical groups and performers, authors, political groups, movies, and literature, each assessing the topic's impact and tracing subsequent events.


The Hollywood Years


Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307449963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 3580

Ronald Reagan was one of the most powerful and popular American presidents. The key to understanding his political success and the remarkable likability and effortless charisma that made it possible is hidden in his early years as a Hollywood movie star. Other biographers and Reagan in his two memoirs have skimmed over the thirty years he spent as an actor, union activist, and ladies’ man. Now, for the first time, in this highly entertaining and provocative new work, acclaimed film critic and historian Marc Eliot reveals the truth of those formative years and presents a far different and infinitely more detailed portrait of Reagan than ever before. Based on original research and never-before-published interviews, documents, and other materials, Eliot sheds new light on Reagan’s film and television work opposite some of the most talented women of the time, including Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, and Ginger Rogers; his starlet-strewn bachelor days when his name was linked with Lana Turner and Susan Hayward; his first, rocky marriage to actress Jane Wyman and his career-making second marriage to Nancy Davis; his controversial eight years as the president of the Screen Actors Guild; his friendships with Jimmy Stewart and William Holden; his place in the “Irish Mafia” alongside Pat O’Brien, Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, and Errol Flynn; and the crucial role of super-agent Lew Wasserman, who was instrumental in developing the persona that would prove essential to Reagan’s future as a world leader. Set against the glamorous and often combative background of Hollywood’s celebrated Golden Age, Eliot’s biography provides an exceptionally nuanced examination of the man and uncovers the startling origins of the legend. From the Hardcover edition.

American Rebel

The Life of Clint Eastwood


Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307336883

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 383

View: 2964

A well-researched, updated, and comprehensive biography of the motion picture actor and Oscar-winning director of Unforgiven and Million dollar baby.

Hotel California

The True-Life Adventures of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Mitchell, Taylor, Browne, Ronstadt, Geffen, the Eagles, and Their Many Friends


Author: Barney Hoskyns

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 5857

"Hoskyns brings a genuine love as well as an outsider's keen eye to the rise and fall of the California scene. . . . This is a riveting story, sensitively told." —Anthony DeCurtis, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone From enduring musical achievements to drug-fueled chaos and bed-hopping antics, the L.A. pop music scene in the sixties and seventies was like no other, and journalist Barney Hoskyns re-creates all the excitement and mayhem. Hotel California brings to life the genesis of Crosby, Stills, and Nash at Joni Mitchell’s house; the Eagles’ backstage fistfights after the success of "Hotel California"; the drama of David Geffen and the other money men who transformed the L.A. music scene; and more.

Die Toten von Natchez



Author: Greg Iles

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841210503

Category: Fiction

Page: 1008

View: 8842

Penn Cage, der Bürgermeister von Natchez, Mississippi, und seine Verlobte, die Chefredakteurin Caitlin Masters, sind einem Anschlag entkommen, hinter dem die Doppeladler stecken, eine rassistische Organisation, die seit den sechziger Jahren ihr Unwesen treibt. Aber die Gefahr ist keineswegs beseitigt. Forrest Knox, ausgerechnet der Chef der State Police, ist der wahre Kopf der Doppeladler. Er will verhindern, dass Penn Beweise vorbringt, welche Morde die Doppeladler begangen haben. Doch Penn hat eine Spur, um die Toten zu finden. Sie führt in die Sümpfe des Mississippi River, zu einem geheimnisvollen Ort, an dem ein ganz besonderer Baum steht. Ein Thriller, der alles mit sich bringt: Hochspannung, großartige Charaktere und tiefe Einblickte in die Abgründe unserer Gesellschaft. »Voller unerwarteter Wendungen ... Dieser grandiose Roman zeigt, dass Kriminalliteratur jeden Aspekt des menschlichen Lebens beleuchten kann.« Washington Post.