James Hoag

Biography

James Hoag has always been a big fan of Rock & Roll. Most people graduate from high school and then proceed to "grow up" and go on to more adult types of music. James got stuck at about age 18 and has been an avid fan of popular music ever since. His favorite music is from the Fifties, the origin of Rock & Roll and which was the era in which James grew up. But he likes almost all types of popular music including country music.

After working his entire life as a computer programmer, he is now retired and he decided to share his love of the music and of the performers by writing books that discuss the life and music of the various people who have meant so much to him over the years.

He calls each book a "love letter" to the stars that have enriched our lives so much. These people are truly Legends.

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Books

Legends of Rock & Roll - Eagles
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,630. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The Eagles are the best selling American band in history. How did they start? What backgrounds did they come from? Did you know that over time there were seven different guys who could call themselves an Eagle? This is the story of the band and it is the story of each of the members and how they came to be Eagles and how it all fell apart at one point, only to come back together later.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Bruce Springsteen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
This is a mini-biography of one the greatest of American performers and bands, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The book reviews the life of Bruce Springsteen , and especially, the music that he produced. We'll visit each of his hits and find out how they came to be written or how they were recorded; and discuss any trivia that might be associated with the music.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Bobby Darin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Bobby Darin was one of the great performers of the Fifties and Sixties. He started as a rock and roller and ended up on the same level as greats like Frank Sinatra. He married one of the heart throbs of the Fifties, Sandra Dee. His life was full of great successes and a lot of heartache. He had health problems most of his life and he rose above it all. His life is true inspiration to us all.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Connie Francis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Connie Francis is the biggest selling female performer of them all. Having sold in excess of 100 million albums and who knows how many singles, she made her mark on the music of the Fifties and of the Sixties. This is the fourth in a series of tributes to the rock and roll legends of the Fifties.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Rick Nelson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Rick Nelson (known as Ricky in his younger years) started out playing himself in the "Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" TV show in the Fifties and Sixties. He then discovered Rock and Roll and found out he could sing, too. Rick became the first real "teen idol" and sold over 50 million records in his lifetime. He had 18 top 10 singles. He is ranked the 4th singles seller of all time.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Fats Domino
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,650. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
The first musician to become a rock & roll icon solely on the strength of his music and talent and not because of some novelty or image was Fats Domino. It is said that Fats Domino put the rhythm in “rhythm and blues”.
Legends of Rock & Roll – The Everly Brothers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The Everly Brothers were one of the most important and influential of the early rock and roll bands. They set the standard high with close two-part harmonies and were the first of the rockers who combined country with rock and roll and, surprisingly, impressed both sides of the fence.
Elvis Presley
Price: $4.87 USD. Words: 21,090. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
I have resisted writing about Elvis Presley ever since I started this project. This is the 27th book in what is so-far, three different series of books. How can you write about the legends of rock and roll or any genre of music for that matter and not include Elvis. I know a lot has been written about him, but I felt I could add something new, something that has not been written about before.

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