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Legends of Rock & Roll - Donna Summer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,820. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Donna Summer seemingly rose from nowhere to become the Queen of Disco in the Seventies. She recorded the sexy song that could only be played after midnight, "Love to Love You, Baby" and became an overnight success. There was a smoldering sexuality about Donna Summer that the record companies constantly tried to exploit. But, Donna just wanted to a simple God-fearing girl.
Legends of Rock & Roll - George Harrison (Before, During & After the Beatles)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
This is, like the others, a mini-biography of one the greatest performers in the music world. This is the third of a series within a series covering the four members of, arguably, the greatest group in music history, The Beatles. This book is not about the Beatles. This book is about the life and music of George Harrison as an individual and as a solo performer.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Ringo Starr (Before, During & After the Beatles)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,710. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
This is, like the others, a mini-biography of one the greatest performers in the music world. This is the fourth of a series within a series covering the four members of, arguably, the greatest group in music history, The Beatles. This book is not about the Beatles. This book concentrates on Ringo Starr and the life and music of Ringo as an individual and as a solo performer.
Legends of Rock & Roll - John Lennon (Before, During & After the Beatles)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,550. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Welcome to another in the Legends of Rock & Roll series. This is, like the others, a mini-biography of one the greatest performers in the music world, John Lennon. However, this book is not about the Beatles. While I know that you can’t write about John Lennon without considering the Beatles, the emphasis of this book is not the Beatles, but instead, the life and music of John Lennon, himself.
Legends of Rock & Roll - The Beach Boys
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The Beach Boys has been writing and performing since 1961. They were raised in California (where else) and developed into the nations number one band. They appealed to the teenagers of the day by singing about sun, surf, cars and girls. This is really a mini-biography of one the greatest of American bands, The Beach Boys. But, to the author, it is the music that is the most important.
Legends of Rock & Roll - The Bee Gees
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,580. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The Bee Gees were born in England, moved to Australia where they got their start and then moved back to England and then eventually took up residence in America. This book is about the group, but even more importantly, it's about the music. This series is my way of honoring the people that have brought so much joy to our lives over the years. The Bee Gees defined music for a generation.
Legends of Soul - Aretha Franklin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
This is the first in a series of books about the Legends of Soul. I started with Aretha because, well, she is the Queen. Aretha could easily be put into the category of rock and roll. In fact, she has done it all. She sings rock, soul, R&B, gospel, jazz and blues and we’ll talk a little about these as we review her life.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Roy Orbison
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,610. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Roy Orbison had one of the best voices in pop music. It was a forceful, almost operatic bel canto tenor that is unlike anyone else in music. When you hear a Roy Orbison song, you almost immediately know who it is. Roy had a wonderful career that was cut short at what could be called, the prime of his life. He died of a heart attack at the age of 52.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Neil Diamond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Neil Diamond began his career in the Sixties. He started as a songwriter. He grew his career from songwriter to singer to major recording artist to international star. He has withstood the changes in the music industry, starting as a teen idol and growing into a performer that is listened to and enjoyed by all ages. His albums still chart on Billboard even to this day and his tours still sellout.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Paul Anka
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Paul Anka started out as a teen idol. He was the boy the girls all swooned over when he sang. I listened to the radio a lot when I was a kid and always enjoyed a Paul Anka song when it came on. Even though Paul was a great singer (and still is), he’s also one of the best songwriters that we’ve had in the past fifty years. He has written songs that have become icons in our American culture.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Jerry Lee Lewis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,020. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Jerry Lee Lewis, also known as “The Killer”, and the “Ferriday Fireball” had a tumultuous career. Is there an early rock and roller who had the energy he had, who could play (or pound) a piano with the ferocity that Jerry Lee could? With an ego the size of Louisiana, he took the music world by storm in 1956 and, for a couple years, was on everybody’s lips.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Little Richard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Before there was Prince, before there was Michael Jackson, before even the Beatles there was Little Richard, a true Rock and Roll trailblazer. Along with Elvis Presley, Little Richard helped define the wild side of early rock and roll with sexualized songs and outrageous behavior on stage. This is a summary of the events in the life of Little Richard that resulted in the music that he created.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Bob Dylan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,970. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Bob Dylan has been performing since about 1960. Born and raised in Minnesota, he left college to travel to New York to follow his dream of becoming a singer and songwriter. Today after more than 30 studio albums, plus singles, live albums and compilations, Bob Dylan is definitely a super star. Bob Dylan has been and remains one of the most influential performers of the 20th Century.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Buddy Holly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Buddy Holly lived a short life, killed at the age of 22 while touring in the mid-west in the middle of a freezing winter in 1959. That day is called "The Day the Music Died", but the music never really died. Buddy Holly has had more of an influence on Rock and Roll that most from that time era. And, it's amazing just how revered he is since he only had seven hit songs.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Chuck Berry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,540. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Chuck Berry is known as “the Father of Rock and Roll”. Without Chuck Berry, rock and roll would have been very different. He is its greatest songwriter, one of its greatest guitar players and one of its greatest performers. He influenced The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and a host of others.
MisHits of the Sixties Volume 3 - The 'B' Sides
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2016 by S & S P Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
This volume, third in the series, deals with ‘B’ sides which I think could easily have been released as ‘A’ sides. As in the two previous volumes, facts about these selections are given as well as personal experiences and observations. Among the tracks featured are some that are instantly recognisable, but others which may appear somewhat obscure. Give them a listen and see what YOU think.
Beatles Michiana A Travel Guide to Beatles Sites in Michigan and Indiana
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Beatles Michiana features every venue in which any member of The Beatles played from 1964 to today, with places they stayed and visited in Detroit, Indianapolis, and the rest of Michigan and Indiana. Detailed directions by car, images of each Beatles site, sketch maps marking exact locations, and connection to Beatles history. Explore the Beatles by Exploring Michiana with Beatles Michiana!
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.
MisHits of the 60's Volume 2 - American Artists
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015 by S & S P Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The second volume of MisHits of the 60’s, this selection deals exclusively with American artists, and is my Top 20 personal choice of singles that never reached a UK chart position higher than No 20. As in the first volume, in my opinion these singles deserved a far higher placing. Some facts and some of my personal opinions are included.