The Soundtrack of My Life

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ISBN: 9781476714806
Release Date: 2013-02-19
Number of pages: 608
Author: Clive Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Soundtrack of My Life in PDF and EPUB In The Soundtrack of My Life, music legend Clive Davis recounts an extraordinary five-decade career in the music business, while also telling a remarkable personal story of triumphs, disappointments, and encounters with some of the greatest musical artists of our time, including Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, the Grateful Dead, Patti Smith, Whitney Houston, Carlos Santana, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, and Alicia Keys. Orphaned in his teens, Davis earned a full scholarship to New York University and another to Harvard Law School. He served as General Counsel of Columbia Records and, in a totally unexpected stroke of fate, became head of the company overnight. More surprisingly, he learned he had “ears,” a rare ability to spot special talent and hit records. Those ears contributed to the success of three companies—Columbia, Arista, and J—where Davis dis­covered and developed more unique artists than anyone in the history of the music industry. What began on the grass at the Monterey Pop Festival with the signing of Janis Joplin has evolved into a lifelong passion and calling, spanning genres, including rock, pop, R&B, country, jazz fusion, and hip-hop. His is the imprimatur that has helped shape contemporary music and, over the years, our popular culture. The Soundtrack of My Life is an essential book for anyone interested in the story of popular music, the fascinating ups and downs of the music business, the alchemy of hits, and the dramatic life of a brilliant leader...and listener. It is a riveting read from beginning to end.


Soundtrack of My Life

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ISBN: 9781435729780
Release Date: 2008-07-12
Number of pages: 332
Author: Kovadlo Lena
Publisher: Lulu.com

Download and read online Soundtrack of My Life in PDF and EPUB Get ready to burst into song and sing your heart out, as you dive into the second volume of my lyric anthology, featuring an enormous collection of lyrics that will connect with you, touch you, and leave you craving for more.


Traveling Music

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ISBN: 9781554907953
Release Date: 2004-09-01
Number of pages: 440
Author: Neil Peart
Publisher: ECW Press

Download and read online Traveling Music in PDF and EPUB The music of Frank Sinatra, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, and many other artists provides the score to the reflections of a musician on the road in this memoir of Neil Peart's travels from Los Angeles to Big Bend National Park. The emotional associations and


Traveling Music

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ISBN: 9781554907953
Release Date: 2004-09-01
Number of pages: 440
Author: Neil Peart
Publisher: ECW Press

Download and read online Traveling Music in PDF and EPUB The music of Frank Sinatra, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, and many other artists provides the score to the reflections of a musician on the road in this memoir of Neil Peart's travels from Los Angeles to Big Bend National Park. The emotional associations and


Hitmaker

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ISBN: 9781455505432
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Number of pages: 400
Author: Tommy Mottola
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Download and read online Hitmaker in PDF and EPUB Much has been written about Tommy Mottola, one of the most powerful, visionary, and successful executives in the history of the music industry. He discovered, developed and launched the careers of many superstars, including Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan, and is credited with creating the "Latin Explosion." He has had the privilege of working alongside Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, the Dixie Chicks, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, and Ozzy Osbourne, amongst other music giants. This is his story--a story of the modern music industry, from Elvis to the iPod--through the eyes of the man who made much of it happen. HITMAKER recounts how a kid from the Bronx--and a college dropout--became one of the music industry's most creative and controversial CEOs. For the first time, Tommy lays bare the facts behind the most sensational aspects of his life, such as being married to and developing the career of Mariah Carey, managing Michael Jackson's emotional ups and downs, and the power struggle with his onetime boss and mentor Walter Yetnikoff. HITMAKER will take you inside this world of power, money, and fame as he recounts the fascinating dealings with countless icons, and what it was like to be at the top when the business suddenly changed. Tommy's story is one that will never be duplicated--and here it is, in his own voice, for the first time.


The Most Beautiful

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ISBN: 9781409171225
Release Date: 2017-04-06
Number of pages: 304
Author: Mayte Garcia
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Most Beautiful in PDF and EPUB In The Most Beautiful, a title inspired by the hit song Prince wrote about their legendary love story, Mayte Garcia for the first time shares the deeply personal story of their relationship and offers a singular perspective on the music icon and their world together: from their unconventional meeting backstage at a concert (and the long-distance romance that followed), to their fairy-tale wedding (and their groundbreaking artistic partnership), to the devastating losses that ultimately dissolved their romantic relationship for good. Throughout it all, they shared a bond more intimate than any other in Prince's life. No one else can tell this story or can provide a deeper, more nuanced portrait of Prince--both the famously private man and the pioneering, beloved artist--than Mayte, his partner during some of the most pivotal personal and professional years of his career. The Most Beautiful is a book that will be returned to for decades, as Prince's music lives on with generations to come.


Reelin in the Years

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ISBN: 9781849836944
Release Date: 2011-08-09
Number of pages: 352
Author: Mark Radcliffe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Reelin in the Years in PDF and EPUB *Includes iTunes Festival: Studio Session with Mark Radcliffe discussing his new book, Reelin' In the Years, with Edith Bowman. Mark read four chapters from the book, and talked about his life in music. When Mark Radcliffe was born in the late 1950s, Britain was trying to find its own version of the dangerously sexy Elvis … we gave the world Cliff Richard but by the time Mark was old enough to recognise pop songs on the radio, the UK was exploding into the world's most exciting place to be for a young music fan. In this, his eagerly awaited new book, Mark Radcliffe takes a record from each year of his life, using the song as a starting point from which to reach out and pull together a wonderfully entertaining catalogue of memories and asides about British culture. And, as one would expect from this unique and popular broadcaster, the tunes he lists are not the usual suspects. From The Kinks' 'See My Friends', through Slade's 'Coz I Luv You' to Kraftwerk's 'Europe Endless' and Joy Division's 'Atmosphere', Mark's selections bring forth a diverse collision of styles from eras uniquely defined by their musical genres and fashions. Bringing his choices right up to the present day, we see the inclusion of artists such as Richard Hawley, Elbow and Fleet Foxes. Mark's hugely entertaining and affectionate trawl through his favourite music of the past 50 years is guaranteed to surprise and delight his many fans.


My Life with Earth Wind Fire

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ISBN: 9780062329172
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Number of pages: 400
Author: Maurice White
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online My Life with Earth Wind Fire in PDF and EPUB Foreword by Steve Harvey and afterword by David Foster The Grammy-winning founder of the legendary pop/R&B/soul/funk/disco group tells his story and charts the rise of his legendary band in this sincere memoir that captures the heart and soul of an artist whose groundbreaking sound continues to influence music today. With its dynamic horns, contrasting vocals, and vivid stage shows, Earth, Wind & Fire was one of the most popular acts of the late twentieth century—the band “that changed the sound of black pop” (Rolling Stone)—and its music continues to inspire modern artists including Usher, Jay-Z, Cee-Lo Green, and Outkast. At last, the band’s founder, Maurice White, shares the story of his success. Now in his seventies, White reflects on the great blessings music has brought to his life and the struggles he’s endured: his mother leaving him behind in Memphis when he was four; learning to play the drums with Booker T. Jones; moving to Chicago at eighteen and later Los Angeles after leaving the Ramsey Lewis Trio; forming EWF, only to have the original group fall apart; working with Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond; his diagnosis of Parkinson’s; and his final public performance with the group at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Through it all, White credits his faith for his amazing success and guidance in overcoming his many challenges. Keep Your Head to the Sky is an intimate, moving, and beautiful memoir from a man whose creativity and determination carried him to great success, and whose faith enabled him to savor every moment.


Old Records Never Die

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ISBN: 9780698168046
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Number of pages: 304
Author: Eric Spitznagel
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Old Records Never Die in PDF and EPUB A Hudson Booksellers Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year, with foreword by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy High Fidelity meets Killing Yourself to Live when one man searches for his lost record collection. As he finds himself within spitting distance of middle-age, journalist Eric Spitznagel feels acutely the loss of… something. Freedom? Maybe. Coolness? Could be. The records he sold in a financial pinch? Definitely. To find out for sure, he sets out on a quest to find the original vinyl artifacts from his past. Not just copies. The exact same records: The Bon Jovi record with his first girlfriend's phone number scrawled on the front sleeve. The KISS Alive II he once shared with his little brother. The Replacements Let It Be he’s pretty sure, 20 years later, would still smell like weed. As he embarks on his hero's journey, he reminisces about the actual records, the music, and the people he listened to it with—old girlfriends, his high school pals, and, most poignantly, his father and his young son. He explores the magic of music and memory as he interweaves his adventures in record-culture with questions about our connection to our past, the possibility of ever recapturing it, and whether we would want to if we could. "Memories are far more indelible when married to the physical world, and Spitznagel proves the point in this vivid book. We love vinyl records because they combine the tactile, the visual, the seeable effects of age and care and carelessness. When he searches for the records he lost and sold, Spitznagel is trying to return to a tangible past, and he details that process with great sensitivity and impact."—Dave Eggers, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle


The People s Songs

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ISBN: 9781409033189
Release Date: 2013-06-06
Number of pages: 448
Author: Stuart Maconie
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The People s Songs in PDF and EPUB These are the songs that we have listened to, laughed to, loved to and laboured to, as well as downed tools and danced to. Covering the last seven decades, Stuart Maconie looks at the songs that have sound tracked our changing times, and – just sometimes – changed the way we feel. Beginning with Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’, a song that reassured a nation parted from their loved ones by the turmoil of war, and culminating with the manic energy of ‘Bonkers’, Dizzee Rascal’s anthem for the push and rush of the 21st century inner city, The People’s Songs takes a tour of our island’s pop music, and asks what it means to us. This is not a rock critique about the 50 greatest tracks ever recorded. Rather, it is a celebration of songs that tell us something about a changing Britain during the dramatic and kaleidoscopic period from the Second World War to the present day. Here are songs about work, war, class, leisure, race, family, drugs, sex, patriotism and more, recorded in times of prosperity or poverty. This is the music that inspired haircuts and dance crazes, but also protest and social change. The companion to Stuart Maconie’s landmark Radio 2 series, The People’s Songs shows us the power of ‘cheap’ pop music, one of Britain’s greatest exports. These are the songs we worked to and partied to, and grown up and grown old to – from ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’ to ‘Rehab', ‘She Loves You’ to ‘Star Man’, ‘Dedicated Follower of Fashion’ to ‘Radio Ga Ga’.


Crash the Chatterbox

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ISBN: 9781601424587
Release Date: 2014-02-11
Number of pages: 224
Author: Steven Furtick
Publisher: Multnomah

Download and read online Crash the Chatterbox in PDF and EPUB Crashing the chatterbox = Overpowering lies of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement with the promises of God. “I used to think that someone who struggled with the kinds of weaknesses I deal with daily was useless to God. I felt so often like I was drowning in internal dialogue I couldn’t control. It had been the soundtrack of my life for as long as I could remember. Yet everything changed when I began to realize God has given us the ability to choose the dialogue we believe and respond to. And once we learn how, we can switch from lies to truth as deliberately as we can choose the Beatles over Miley Cyrus on satellite radio. This is the key to pressing ahead and doing God’s will anyway, even as you are bombarded with thoughts, feelings, and even facts about why you can’t do it. I’m now awakening to the reality that we can access the power of God’s promises to constantly crash the system of our broken beliefs. I’m learning how to overpower the shouts of the Enemy by bending my ear to the whisper of God’s supernatural truths about my identity in Him and His strength in me.” -STEVEN FURTICK, from Crash the Chatterbox Includes discussion questions for individuals or groups. Inside your head and heart is a chatterbox. Its lies are keeping you from realizing your God-given potential. But what can you do about them? The Voice You Listen to Will Determine the Future You Experience In Crash the Chatterbox, Pastor Steven Furtick focuses on four key areas in which negative thoughts are most debilitating: insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement. He asks, “What great deeds are in danger of remaining undone in your life because of lies that were planted in your past or fears that are looming in your future?” With personal stories, inspiring examples, and practical strategies, Pastor Furtick will show you how to silence the lies and embrace the freeing affirmation of God. Learn how to live out God’s truth no matter what is going on in your life or thoughts. Learn how to crash the chatterbox…and hear God’s voice above all others.


Yeah Yeah Yeah The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyonc

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ISBN: 9780393242706
Release Date: 2014-07-14
Number of pages: 640
Author: Bob Stanley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Yeah Yeah Yeah The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyonc in PDF and EPUB “Breezy, opinionated and totally delicious.”—David Kirby, Wall Street Journal As much fun to argue with as to quote, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is a monumental work of musical history, tracing the story of pop music through individual songs, bands, musical scenes, and styles from Bill Haley and the Comets’ “Rock around the Clock” (1954) to Beyoncé’s first megahit, “Crazy in Love” (2003). It covers the birth of rock, soul, R&B, punk, hip hop, indie, house, techno, and more, and it will remind you why you fell in love with pop music in the first place. Bob Stanley—musician, music critic, and unabashed fan—recounts the progression from the Beach Boys to the Pet Shop Boys to the Beastie Boys; explores what connects doo wop to the sock hop; and reveals how technological changes have affected pop production. Working with a broad definition of “pop”—one that includes country and metal, disco and Dylan, skiffle and glam—Stanley teases out the connections and tensions that animate the pop charts and argues that the charts are vital social history. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is like the world’s best and most eclectic jukebox in book form. All the hits are here: the Monkees, Metallica, Patsy Cline, Patti Smith, new wave, New Order, “It’s the Same Old Song,” The Song Remains the Same, Aretha, Bowie, Madonna, Prince, Sgt. Pepper, A Tribe Called Quest, the Big Bopper, Fleetwood Mac, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” Bikini Kill, the Kinks, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Jay-Z, and on and on and on. This book will have you reaching for your records (or CDs or MP3s) and discovering countless others. For anyone who has ever thrilled to the opening chord of the Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” or fallen crazy in love for Beyoncé, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is a vital guide to the rich soundtrack of the second half of the twentieth century.


Dancing to My Life s Soundtrack

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ISBN: 9781491762264
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Number of pages: 248
Author: Ken Willidau
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online Dancing to My Life s Soundtrack in PDF and EPUB Written for people who have a song in their heart and a heart in their chest, Dancing to My Life's Soundtrack contains more than 2,500 jokes and one-liners that offers readers one way to trip the light fantastic and keep time to it, too. Theme music for the ages. From conception to death and everything of any note in between. Willidau has risen above the scales of lounge lizard to compile the soundtrack of his life to put to music what mere words could never say. Ken Willidau’s philosophy is that if you can’t say what’s in your heart and on your mind you should put it into the lyrics of songs that people will be repeating before long to make it look like they, too, are someone who is dancing along in life staying composed, themselves. Willidau orchestrates his story into a symphony of sound to set the mood for the moods that have rocked his world to his soul, in a compilation of a lifetime. And you’ll be toe-tapping along with it in no time caught up in it by the catchiness of it all. Chapters band together a life that strings along a musical story of high and lows of all the right and wrong notes. Among them, “Future Boy”, “Mother”, “Isolation”, “Human Behaviour”, “Remember” and “Into the Light” make for a festival of sound that is a once-in-a-lifetime performance. This record of life is tracked with a maestro of jokes using wit, dark humour, one-liner hit wonders, tongue-in-cheek, twisted logic and double entendre humour. Spending your day with Ken will put a song in your head that will drive you as crazy as the thoughts it’s replacing that are always there hitting all the sour notes just making you sound flat, yourself. Dancing To My Life's Soundtrack is a perfect read for those times when you want to make a concerted effort to play something different and not keep singing the same old song, yourself. And, a one and a two.


Hunting Lila

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ISBN: 9780857071965
Release Date: 2011-08-04
Number of pages: 320
Author: Sarah Alderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Hunting Lila in PDF and EPUB 17-year-old Lila has two secrets she's prepared to take to the grave. The first is that she can move things just by looking at them. The second is that she's been in love with her brother's best friend, Alex, since forever. After a mugging exposes her unique ability, Lila decides to run to the only people she can trust - her brother and Alex. They live in Southern California where they work for a secret organisation called The Unit, and Lila discovers that the two of them are hunting down the men who murdered her mother five years before. And that they've found them. In a world where nothing and no one is quite as they seem, Lila quickly realises that she is not alone - there are others out there just like her - people with special powers -and her mother's killer is one of them…


The Burning World

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ISBN: 9781476799711
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Number of pages: 512
Author: Isaac Marion
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Burning World in PDF and EPUB "In this sequel to WARM BODIES, the New York Times bestselling novel and hit movie, star-crossed lovers R and J must confront a world filled with the undead and the far more terrifying force that animates them"--