Wonderful Tonight

Wonderful Tonight

The appeal of Wonderful Tonight is as self-evident as the seemingly simple but brash opening chord of ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’”—The New York Times Book Review Pattie Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, finally ...

Author: Pattie Boyd

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307450227

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the first time, rock music’s most famous muse tells her incredible story “A charming, lively and seductive book . . . The appeal of Wonderful Tonight is as self-evident as the seemingly simple but brash opening chord of ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’”—The New York Times Book Review Pattie Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, finally breaks a forty-year silence and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the twentieth century and became the most legendary muse in the history of rock and roll. The woman who inspired Harrison’s song “Something” and Clapton’s anthem “Layla,” Pattie Boyd has written a book that is rich and raw, funny and heartbreaking—and totally honest.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wonderful Today

Wonderful Today

Biographies and Autobiographies.

Author: Pattie Boyd

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 0755316436

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

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Biographies and Autobiographies.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

1973 Rock at the Crossroads

1973  Rock at the Crossroads

Badman, The Beatles Diary, vol. 2, After the Break-Up, 1970–2001. Schaffner, The Boys from Liverpool: John, Paul, George, Ringo. Townshend, Who I Am. Boyd and Junor, Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me.

Author: Andrew Grant Jackson

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 9781250299994

Category: Music

Page: 352

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A fascinating account of the music and epic social change of 1973, a defining year for David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Eagles, Elvis Presley, and the former members of The Beatles. 1973 was the year rock hit its peak while splintering—just like the rest of the world. Ziggy Stardust travelled to America in David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane. The Dark Side of the Moon began its epic run on the Billboard charts, inspired by the madness of Pink Floyd's founder, while all four former Beatles scored top ten albums, two hitting #1. FM battled AM, and Motown battled Philly on the charts, as the era of protest soul gave way to disco, while DJ Kool Herc gave birth to hip hop in the Bronx. The glam rock of the New York Dolls and Alice Cooper split into glam metal and punk. Hippies and rednecks made peace in Austin thanks to Willie Nelson, while outlaw country, country rock, and Southern rock each pointed toward modern country. The Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, and the Band played the largest rock concert to date at Watkins Glen. Led Zep’s Houses of the Holy reflected the rise of funk and reggae. The singer songwriter movement led by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell flourished at the Troubadour and Max’s Kansas City, where Bruce Springsteen and Bob Marley shared bill. Elvis Presley’s Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite was NBC’s top-rated special of the year, while Elton John’s albums dominated the number one spot for two and a half months. Just as U.S. involvement in Vietnam drew to a close, Roe v. Wade ignited a new phase in the culture war. While the oil crisis imploded the American dream of endless prosperity, and Watergate’s walls closed in on Nixon, the music of 1973 both reflected a shattered world and brought us together.
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Mountains in My Heart

Mountains in My Heart

Mountains in My Heart covers her early years learning to climb in Austria, her personal life, her training as an oncology nurse, and her ever-present passion for mountains, especially the Himalaya.

Author: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

Publisher:

ISBN: 159485856X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 303

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* First woman--and only the fourth climber ever--to summit all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen or high-altitude porters * Though the two climbers are friends, Kaltenbrunner's path to high places has been very different from Edurne Pasaban's record-breaking feat * Positive, uplifting account of a remarkable athlete Effusive, charismatic, tough, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is one of the world's most successful high-altitude mountaineers and the first woman to climb all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen----and she also eschews high-altitude porters. Mountains in My Heartcovers her early years learning to climb in Austria, her personal life, her training as an oncology nurse, and her ever-present passion for mountains, especially the Himalaya. Her love of being in the mountains shines through in her writing: For Gerlinde the important thing was not the race to be the first woman to climb the 8,000-meter peaks, but rather to experience the mountains and climb them in her self-sufficient style. Self-sufficiency did not, however, mean climbing without her husband, Ralf Dujmovits; in 2009, Lhotse became her twelfth and his fourteenth 8,000-meter peak! Kaltenbrunner shares the challenges, dangers, and euphoria of her high-altitude climbs, detailing medical emergencies and her own feelings about being high in the mountains. Her writing is honest, captivating, and unrestrained.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Beatles Encyclopedia Everything Fab Four

The Beatles Encyclopedia  Everything Fab Four

Clapton later composed the Top 20 U.S. hit “Wonderful Tonight” with Boyd as his inspiration. Harrison ... In 2007, she published her best-selling autobiography entitled Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me.

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440844270

Category: Music

Page: 621

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This condensed paperback encyclopedia documents the enduring cultural impact and musical legacy of the Beatles, providing readers with a one-stop resource to the Fab Four's compelling story and breadth of achievements. • Provides an easy-to-use, single-volume condensed version of the hardcover edition of Greenwood's The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four • Presents expansive, detailed information about the Beatles' lives and their iconic music that secured their place in history • Analyzes the Beatles' body of work, including collective efforts and solo releases, and identifies the significant people, places, and events that impacted their work • Includes a selected bibliography of print and electronic resources that are accessible and useful to students and general readers alike
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Eric Clapton FAQ

Eric Clapton FAQ

“Carnival” was the first Clapton solo single not to chart in either England or the United States. ... which would become part of the title of her post-divorce book; Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me.

Author: David Bowling

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781617135750

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

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Eric Clapton has been a rock god for half a century. From busking on street corners and in local pubs to the raw blues of the Yardbirds, the rock/blues fusion of Cream, the guitar brilliance of Derek and the Dominoes, and the unforgettable songs of his solo career, he has proven his incomparable talent in the music world. His enduring presence has made him the subject of countless books, articles, reviews, websites, and gossip. Is there really anything new to learn about the man they call Slowhand? Eric Clapton FAQ combines the obvious, the well-known, the obscure, and the unknown into one place. It was not written as a definitive Clapton biography or a tell-all book that has the final say. It is, as the title suggests, a book of facts. Clapton is one of those public figures we know much about, but he still seems to be partially shrouded in mystery. Sometimes the stories and facts about his life change and evolve, which is all a part of his mystique. Eric Clapton FAQ uncovers some of that mystery and celebrates his talent in an entertaining style. Packed with dozens of rare images, this book is must for Slowhand fans.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

All Things Must Pass Away

All Things Must Pass Away

Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me. New York: ree Rivers, 2007. Brewer, Jon, dir. Cream: eir Fully Authorized Story. Image Entertainment, 2005. Brown, Mick. Tearing Down the Wall of Sound.

Author: Kenneth Womack and Jason Kruppa

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781641609760

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 383

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"Womack and Kruppa present a thorough history of Harrison and Clapton's songmaking and recording sessions." — BooklistNewly revised and expanded, this paperback edition features exclusive material from the Malcolm Frederick Evans archives and draws on rare material released by the Harrison Estate. A new appendix includes a detailed sessionography and personnel listings for All Things Must Pass, assembled from recently discovered documentation. George Harrison and Eric Clapton embarked upon a singular personal and creative friendship that impacted rock's unfolding future in resounding and far-reaching ways. All Things Must Pass Away: Harrison, Clapton, and Other Assorted Love Songs traces the emergence of their relationship from 1968 though the early 1970s and the making of their career-defining albums, both released in November 1970. Authors Womack and Kruppa devote close attention to the climax of Harrison and Clapton's shared musicianship— the creation of All Things Must Pass, Harrison's powerful emancipatory statement in the wake of the Beatles, and Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, Clapton's impassioned reimagining of his art via Derek and the Dominos— two records that advanced rock 'n' roll from a windswept 1960s idealism into the wild and expansive new reality of the 1970s. All Things Must Pass Away reveals the foundations of Harrison and Clapton's friendship, focusing on the ways their encouragement and support of each other drove them to produce works that would cast long shadows over the evolving world of rock music.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Music of George Harrison

The Music of George Harrison

“Richard Lester on the Beatles and A Hard Day's Night—BFI.” YouTube. July 11, 2014. 2:16. https://youtu.be/bqvyX7DV8fI?t=2m16s. Boyd, Pattie, with Penny Junor. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me.

Author: Thomas MacFarlane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429941481

Category: Music

Page: 180

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George Harrison was one of the most prolific popular music composers of the late 20th century. During his tenure with the Beatles, he caught the wave of 1960s pop culture and began channeling its pervasive influence through his music. Often described as "The Invisible Singer," his solo recordings reveal him to be an elusive, yet essential, element in the Beatles’ sound. The discussion of George Harrison’s Beatle tracks featured in the text employs a Songscape approach that blends accessible music analysis with an exploration of the virtual space created on the sound recording. This approach is then used to explore Harrison’s extensive catalog of solo works, which, due to their varied cultural sources, seem increasingly like early examples of Global Pop. In that sense, the music of George Harrison may ultimately be viewed as an important locus for pan-cultural influence in the 20th century, making this book essential reading for those interested in the history of songwriting and recording as well as the cultural study of popular music.
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The Last Days of John Lennon

The Last Days of John Lennon

“Let's go”: Pattie Boyd, Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me (New York: Crown Archetype, 2007), 101. London dentist John Riley: Mikal Gilmore, “Beatles' Acid Test: How LSD Opened the Door to 'Revolver,'” Rolling ...

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473579859

Category: True Crime

Page: 355

View: 349

___________ 'Incredibly tense and thriller-like . . . I totally recommend it' LEE CHILD 'The dialogue is punchy, cinematic . . . we get inside the mind of Patterson's villain, the delusional Chapman, through periodic chapters from his point of view as he works up the courage to pull the trigger on Lennon' GQ 'Pure Patterson: fast-paced, no-frills' SUNDAY TIMES ___________ The greatest true-crime story in music history. A GLOBAL SUPERSTAR In the summer of 1980, ten years after the break-up of the Beatles, John Lennon signed with a new label, ready to record new music for the first time in years. Everyone was awestruck when Lennon dashed off '(Just Like) Starting Over'. Lennon was back in peak form, with his best songwriting since 'Imagine'. A DANGEROUSLY OBSESSED FAN In the years after Lennon left the Beatles, becoming a solo artist and making a life with Yoko Ono in New York City, Mark David Chapman had become fixated on murdering his former hero. He was convinced that Lennon had squandered his talent and betrayed his fans. In December 1980, Chapman boarded a flight from Hawaii to New York with a handgun stowed in his luggage. He was never going home again. A MURDER THAT STUNNED THE WORLD Enriched by exclusive interviews with Lennon's friends and associates, including Paul McCartney, The Last Days of John Lennon is a true-crime drama about two men who changed history. One whose indelible songs enliven our world to this day, and the other who ended the music with five pulls of a trigger.
Categories: True Crime

Still the Greatest

Still the Greatest

The Essential Songs of The Beatles' Solo Careers Andrew Grant Jackson, author, 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in ... Pattie Boyd and Penny Junor, Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me (London: Headline Review, ...

Author: Andrew Grant Jackson, author, 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music and Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of the Beatles’ Solo Careers

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810882232

Category: Music

Page: 288

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As recommended by USA Today and excerpted on RollingStone.com! Still the Greatest is a love song to the songwriting and recording achievements of Paul, John, George, and Ringo after each struck out on his own. In this creative history, Jackson selects the best songs by each in his solo career and organizes them into fantasy albums they might have formed had they stuck it out. This romp through the post–Beatle history of each artist delves into the circumstances behind the composition, recording, and reception of each work, offering a refreshing take on how spectacular much of the Beatles’ second act truly is. Jackson assesses the over seventy albums and nine hundred songs they collectively released, selecting the crème de la crème of their output.
Categories: Music