ROCK 'N' ROLL ALMANAC Introduction by Jim Driver Crazy Blues by Giles Oakley It's Only Rock 'n' Roll by Wayne “Dang” Dooley Gene ... I'm a Superstar, You'd Better Believe It'' by Charles Shaar Murray Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Star by Ian ...
Author: Jim Driver
Publisher: Hachette UK
Over 60 gripping accounts tracking the dark side of rock 'n' roll from the early days of the drugs-and-drink culture, and the birth of rock 'n' roll, through The Beatles, Stones, Sex Pistols, Madonna, Kurt Cobain and Oasis, to Amy Winehouse, Pete Doherty and other stars of the current rock-music scene. From trashed hotel rooms to cars in swimming pools, all rock 'n' roll's excesses are here, including murder and sexual deviancy, surprising brushes with the law that the stars thought they'd kept quiet, early and tragic deaths, drug overdoses, robbery, mis-marriages and groupies by the truckload
Hunter is now permanently residing in the USA and only infrequently returns to his homeland, as he did in 2001 to promote ... He has also written books including the excellent Diary Of A Rock 'N' Roll Star. , All American Alien Boy (CBS ...
Author: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Omnibus Press
This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.
Kevin Hunter I was a fan of Mott the Hoople. Ian Hunter's book Diary Of A Rock'n'Roll Star came out in 1974. I've still got the book - it's a bit more dog-eared now. Mick Jones Ian Hunter's 1974 book, Diary Of A Rock'n'Roll.
Author: John Robb
Publisher: PM Press
With its own fashion, culture, and chaotic energy, punk rock boasted a do-it-yourself ethos that allowed anyone to take part. Vibrant and volatile, the punk scene left an extraordinary legacy of music and cultural change. John Robb talks to many of those who cultivated the movement, such as John Lydon, Lemmy, Siouxsie Sioux, Mick Jones, Chrissie Hynde, Malcolm McLaren, Henry Rollins, and Glen Matlock, weaving together their accounts to create a raw and unprecedented oral history of UK punk. All the main players are here: from The Clash to Crass, from The Sex Pistols to the Stranglers, from the UK Subs to Buzzcocks—over 150 interviews capture the excitement of the most thrilling wave of rock ’n’ roll pop culture ever. Ranging from its widely debated roots in the late 1960s to its enduring influence on the bands, fashion, and culture of today, this history brings to life the energy and the anarchy as no other book has done.
Psychotic Reactions Cr Carburetor Dung: Literature as Rock'n'Roll, Ruck'n'RoIl as Literature, Greil Marcus, ed., Mandarin, 1991. ... Diary of a Rock-and~Roll Star, Independent Music Prcss. I996 [I974]. jones, Cliff, and Paul 'l'rynka, ...
Author: David Buckley
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Sunday Times bestseller. David Bowie was arguably the most influential artist of his time, reinventing himself again and again, transforming music, style and art for over five decades. David Buckley's unique approach to unravelling the Bowie enigma, via interviews with many of the singer's closest associates, biography and academic analysis, makes this unrivalled biography a classic for Bowie fans old and new. This revised edition of Strange Fascination captures exclusive details about the tours, the making of the albums, the arguments, the split-ups, the music and, most importantly, the man himself. Also including exclusive photographic material, Strange Fascination is the most complete account of David Bowie and his impact on pop culture ever written.
cuing the first two Mott albums and siamesing them into a single two - on - one disc comprising Mott The Hoople / Mad ... Hunter's book Diary of a Rock'n'roll Star described by Q magazine as ' the greatest music book ever written ...
Author: Andrew Darlington
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Unexpurgated interviews with legendary rock muscicians and bands including Peter Green, Grace Slick, Kraftwerk, The Kinks, Robert Plant and Siouxie Sioux, plus the full text of Gene Clark's last interview. Complete with discographies and illustrated profusely throughout.
Third Generation Rock 'n' Roll Peter Stanfield ... and Martin Pel, The Biba Years, 1963–1975 (London, 2014) Hunter, Ian, Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Star (London, 1974) Huxley, David, Nasty Tales: Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll and Violence in ...
Author: Peter Stanfield
Publisher: Reaktion Books
A sleazy, neon- and grease-stuffed chronicle of London’s rock scene during the pivotal year of 1972—from Marc Bolan to the New York Dolls. Elvis, Eddie, Chuck, Gene, Buddy, and Little Richard were the original rockers. Dylan, the Beatles, the Stones, and the Who formed rock’s second coming. As the 1960s turned into the 1970s, the crucial question was who would lead rock ’n’ roll’s third generation? Pin-Ups 1972 tracks the London music scene during this pivotal year, all Soho sleaze, neon, grease, and leather. It begins with the dissolution of the underground and the chart success of Marc Bolan. T. Rextasy formed the backdrop to Lou Reed and Iggy Pop’s British exile and their collaborations with David Bowie. This was the year Bowie became a star and redefined the teenage wasteland. In his wake followed Roxy Music and the New York Dolls, future-tense rock ’n’ roll revivalists. Bowie, Bolan, Iggy, Lou, Roxy, and the Dolls—pin-ups for a new generation.
365 Days of Travel Writing in Diaries, Journals and Letters ... 1813 Hunter, Ian, Diary of a Rock'n' Roll Star, Panther, 1974 Ingalls, E.S., Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains, Tobey and Co, ...
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA
A Traveller’s Year is an anthology of extracts from diaries, journals and letters, two or three for each day of the year, on the subject of travel and exploration. The extracts convey men and women’s experiences of travel and discovery from the sixteenth to the early twenty-first centuries, with an emphasis on the period 1750–1950, the classic era of both European exploration and diary-writing. The authors of the pieces range from famous explorers such as Captains Cook and Scott to modern travel writers journeying through the contemporary world, from people who pushed back the boundaries of geographical knowledge to people who wrote about what they did on their summer holidays. The book includes an introduction, explanatory notes and mini-biographies of all the contributors. Contributors include: Gertrude Bell (woman traveller in the Middle East) James Boswell (travels in Scotland and the Hebrides) William Cobbett (Rural Rides through England) Christopher Columbus (journals of his voyages to America) Charles Darwin (Voyage of the Beagle) Captain James Cook (voyages in the Pacific) Washington Irving (American writer travelled in Europe in first decades of nineteenth century) Edward Lear (landscape painter and nonsense writer produced journals of his travels in Greece, Corsica, Near East etc) Lewis & Clark (journals of famous journey of American exploration) William Morris (wrote a journal of a trip to Iceland in 1870s) Michael Palin (a Python abroad) Mungo Park (African explorer in early nineteenth century) Captain Robert Falcon Scott (doomed journey to South Pole) Evelyn Waugh (diaries of 1930s travels in Mediterranean and beyond) William John Wills (explorer of Australia)
In Diary of a Rock'n'Roll Star, his account of a 1972 US tour that he intended as a gift to fans who would never have the chance to experience foreign travel ('You get “free” meals, drinks and papers, duty-free gifts and fags (200 ...
Author: Will Hodgkinson
Publisher: Nine Eight Books
In 1970, pop was in trouble. The Beatles were no more. Pink Floyd gave up on singles altogether. Led Zeppelin dismissed anything beyond their 'musical statements' as childish frippery. Thankfully, help was on its way. This comprehensive chronicle by music historian Will Hodgkinson explores how an unlikely mix of backroom songwriters, revitalised rockers, actors, producers, teen stars and children turned pop into the dominant sound and vision of the 1970s. While bands such as the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac were ruling the albums chart, the singles chart was swinging along to the tune of million-selling blockbusters by the likes of Brotherhood of Man, the Sweet and the Wombles. These were the songs you heard on Radio 1, on Saturday-night TV, at youth clubs, down the pub and even emanating from your parents' record player... It was never cool, but it was the real soundtrack of the decade. Against a rainy, smog-filled backdrop of three-day weeks, national strikes, IRA bombings and the Winter of Discontent, this unending stream of novelty songs, sentimental ballads, glam-rock stomps and blatant rip-offs offered escape, uplift, romance and the promise of eternal childhood - all released with one goal in mind: a smash hit. In Perfect Harmony takes the reader on a journey through the most colour-saturated decade in music, examining the core themes and camp spectacle of '70s singalong pop, as well as its reverberations through British culture since. This is the pioneering social history of a musical revolution.
Dave Hill, Prince, Faber and Faber 1989 The Hollies, How to Run a Beat Group, Daily Mirror 1964 Ian Hunter, Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Star, Panther 1974 Frank Kogan, Real Punks Don't Wear Black, University of Georgia Press 2006 Al Kooper ...
Author: Bob Stanley
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Modern pop began in 1952 when the first British chart was published and the first 7" singles were released. It ended (perhaps) in 1995 when Robson and Jerome reached the top of the charts with the first number one not to be available on vinyl since 1953. The internet age ushered in the death rites of over 40 years of pop. A Complete History Pop describes the journey that leads from 'Rock Around the Clock' to 'Crazy in Love'. Raw, thrilling, surprising and sometimes downright dangerous, the Pop moment almost always clocks in under 3:30 and is initially, immediately recognised by a teenage listener. Billy Fury. Chuck Berry. Sonny and Cher. The Troggs. Glen Campbell. Bee Gees. Roxy Music. Chic. Slade. Sex Pistols. Adam and the Ants. Pet Shop Boys. New Order. Madonna. Bob Stanley's A Complete History of Pop documents the rich soundtrack of the last six decades as it has been heard on radios and jukeboxes across the land. There have been many books on pop but very few, if any, have attempted to bring the whole story to life from rock n roll to house and techno in all its various sub-permutations. Audacious and addictive, A Complete History of Pop is a one-stop pop shop for the music lover everywhere.
Hunter, Ian. Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Star. Panther, 1974. Kogan, Frank. Real Punks Don't Wear Black. University of Georgia Press, 2006. Kooper, Al. Backstage Passes. Stein and Day, 1977. Leiber, Jerry, and Mike Stoller. Hound Dog.
Author: Bob Stanley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
"[Stanley is] as clear-eyed about music as he is crazy in love with it." —Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times A monumental work of musical history, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! traces the story of pop music through 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). Bob Stanley—himself a musician, music critic, and fan—teases out the connections and tensions that animated the pop charts for decades, and ranges across the birth of rock, soul, R&B, punk, hip hop, indie, house, techno, and more. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is a vital guide to the rich soundtrack of the second half of the twentieth century and a book as much fun to argue with as to quote.