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352 pages/Seiten; 23.5/17 cm; Paperback: Biographies of the stars of country music from Jimmie Rodgers to Garth Brooks, from Roy Acuff to Steve Young. Includes lists of their album releases and lots of black & white photographies. Biographien der Stars der Country Music von Jimmie Rodgers bis Garth Brooks, von Roy Acuff bis Steve Young. Mit LP-Diskographien und zahlreichen Schwarzweißfotos. The pivotal decade before Beatlemania has often been unfairly overshadowed. Casual observers will note that it was the age of the Wurlitzer juke box, beautiful convertible cars, smart suits and pretty frocks. It was also the decade of rock ´n´ roll; Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, the Platters, Fata Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and of course the icon himself, Elvis Presley. Of vital importance to the shaping of 50s pop are vocalists such as Perry Como, Guy Mitchell, Frankie Laine, Johnnie Ray, Dean Martin and the female stars Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Rosematy Clooney, Kay Starr and Teresa Brewer. The single most influential artist of 50s popular music was Frank Sinatra, who in tun spawned a host of imitators both good and bad. While Britain had to wait until the 60s to assert itself as a major force, it did produce Tommy Steele, Marty Wilde, Cliff Richard, Dickie Valentine, Dennis Lotis, Ted Heath, Ronnie Hilton, Lonnie Donegan, Petula Clark, Ruby Murray, Lita Roza, Joan Regan and the highly underrated Alma Cogan. Stage musicals were having a golden age with The Pajama Game, The King And 1, My Fair Lady and West Side Story all producing memorable hits. This volume, from the publishers of The Guinness Encyclopedia Of Popular Music, goes a long way to demonstrate the importance of the years that truly positioned ´pop´ for the decade that was to follow. Fully illustrated, with an introduction written by 50s pop expert John Martland, this book includes contributions from Brian Hogg, Jeff Tamarkin, Robert Pruter, Bruce Crowther, Johnny Rogan, Colin Larkin, Peter Doggett, Man Clayson, Arthur Jackson, Mitch.Solomons, Lionel Robinson, Spencer Leigh, Dave Laing, Neil Slaven and Dave McAleer
Midt i en international krise sker det umulige. Den amerikanske præsident forsvinder. Hvad der følger er tre af de mest dramatiske dage i præsidentens liv - måske i USA´s historie. Og det hele kunne ske i virkeligheden... ´´Præsidenten er forsvundet´´ er en spektakulær thriller fra den absolutte magts korridorer, der giver et enestående indblik i livet som præsident: det massive pres, de umulige beslutninger, men også de mange muligheder for at forandre spillets regler... ´´Præsidenten er forsvundet´´ er skrevet af den forhenværende amerikanske præsident Bill Clinton og bestsellerforfatteren James Patterson. Bill Clinton blev valgt som USA´s præsident i 1992 og var præsident indtil 2001. James Patterson har Guinness´ verdensrekord for flest #1-New York Times bestsellere og har solgt mere end 375 millioner bøger verden over. ´´Præsidenten er forsvundet´´ er deres første roman sammen. 1. Danish. Janek Lesniak. http://samples.audible.de/bk/glbh/000638/bk_glbh_000638_sample.mp3.
Summary of The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin | Includes Analysis Preview: The Swans of Fifth Avenue is a novel about the experiences of American author Truman Capote and the group of wealthy women he called his swans, particularly Babe Paley. The story is set against the backdrop of New York City high society in the 1950s through the 1970s. The novel is a fictionalized account of historical people and events. In 1955, Truman was riding the fame of his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms. Truman met the stunning socialite Babe Paley and her husband Bill Paley, the chairman and founder of CBS, and he and Babe immediately struck up a friendship. Around the same time, Truman met several of Babe´s friends, all beautiful, socialite wives of wealthy men, whom he called his swans. They included Slim Hawks, Gloria Guinness, Pamela Churchill, C.Z. Guest, and.... Please note: This is summary and analysis of the book, and not the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Swans of Fifth Avenue: Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author´s Style 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gwenn Dawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056151/bk_acx0_056151_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DER FILM DES JAHRES 1955: LADYKILLERS Alec Guinness und Peter Sellers brillieren als umtriebige Gauner, die sich mit ihrer Bande, getarnt als Streichquintett, bei der ahnungslosen, alten Mrs. Wilberforce einnisten. Als diese jedoch Verdacht schöpft und aus dem Weg geräumt werden soll, gerät alles außer Kontrolle. Ladykillers wechselt geschickt zwischen schwarzer Komödie und cleverer Kriminalgeschichte und gilt nicht umsonst als Klassiker des britischen Humors. DIE MUSIK DES JAHRES: TRACKLIST: 1 Bill Haley & His Comets (We´re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock 2 Chuck Berry Maybellene 3 Muddy Waters Mannish Boy 4 Dean Martin The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane 5 Teresa Brewer Let Me Go, Lover! 6 Little Walter My Babe 7 Fats Domino Ain´t That A Shame 8 Slim Whitman Rose Marie 9 The Crew Cuts Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) 10 Sammy Davis, Jr. Love Me Or Leave Me 11 The McGuire Sisters Sincerely 12 The Johnston Brothers Hernando´s Hideaway 13 Billy Eckstine No One But You 14 Bully Buhlan & Rita Paul Was, du brauchst schon wieder Geld 15 Caterina Valente & Peter Alexander Eventuell 16 The Platters Only You (And You Alone)
Seamlessly blending history and reportage, Bill Barich offers a heartfelt homage to the traditional Irish pub, and to the central piece of Irish culture disappearing along with it. After meeting an Irishwoman in London and moving to Dublin, Bill Baricha found himself looking for a traditional Irish pub to be his local.There are nearly 12,000 pubs in Ireland, so he appeared to have plenty of choices. He wanted a pub like the one in John Fords classic movie, ´´The Quiet Man´´, offering talk and drink with no distractions, but such pubs are now scare as publicans increasingly rely on flat-screen televisions, rock music, even Texas Hold ´Em to attract a dwindling clientele. For Barich, this signaled that something deeper was at playan erosion of the essence of Ireland, perhaps without the Irish even being aware.A Pint of Plain is Barichs witty, deeply observant portrait of an Ireland vanishing before our eyes. Drawing on the wit and wisdom of Flann O´Brien, James Joyce, Brendan Behan, and J. M. Synge, Barich explores how Irish culture has become a commodity for exports for such firms as the Irish Pub Company, which has built some 500 authentic Irish pubs in 45 countries, where authenticity is in the eye of the beholder. The tale of Arthur Guinness and the famous brewery he founded in the mid-18th century reveals the astonishing fact that more stout is sold in Nigeria than in Ireland itself. From the famed watering holes of Dublin to tiny village pubs, Barich introduces a colorful array of characters, and, ever pursuing craic, the ineffable Irish word for a good time, engages in an unvarnished yet affectionate discussion about what it means to be Irish today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Noel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001461/bk_adbl_001461_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2002/Universal-UK) 18 Tracks, 1959-1971! Wenige Exemplare! - It is no exaggeration to say that Clyde McPhatter was one of the most influential and innovative vocalists of the 20th Century - a fact often confirmed by such artists as Elvis Presley, Jackie Wilson and Smokey Robinson. Clyde was born the son-of-a-preacher-man on 15 November 1932 in Durham, North Carolina. At the age of 14 he joined gospel group the Mount Lebanon Singers and in 1950 fronted Billy Ward´s Dominoes, whose victory on the popular Arthur Godfrey ´Talent Scouts´ radio show led to a record deal with King. The Dominoes´ single ´Sixty Minute Man´, often referred to as the earliest rock´n´roil hit, was the first major R&B/Pop crossover success of the 1950´s. The song´s blatant lyrics caused a furore at radio. Many US stations also refused to play the group´s R&B Top 10 hit ´The Bells´, a funereal opus which is now regarded as a classic of the ´death disc´ genre. McPhatter´s distinctive and dramatic tenor was unique and his gospel driven delivery influenced and inspired hundreds of performers who followed in his wake. The teenage Elvis Presley loved The Dominoes - and made a point of seeing them every time they played Memphis. He later told the press how much he admired McPhatter and wished his voice had been more like Clyde´s. In 1953, McPhatter left The Dominoes to form The Drifters. Their first two releases on Atlantic, ´Money Honey´ and ´Such A Night´ (both covered by Elvis) also broke new ground. Unlike other love songs, the former made it clear that as far as Clyde was concerned ´´money can buy you love´´, while the lafter shocked millions with its bluntness - it was clear that Clyde did more than dance all night. Even Johnnie Ray´s tamed down, chart topping cover of ´Such A Night´ ran into trouble at radio stations. However, teenagers loved the Drifters´ double-entendre discs that their parents considered to be ´´the devil´s music´. Clyde was drafted into the Army in 1954 and when he was demobbed in 1956 rejoined Atlantic as a solo artist and amassed several more best sellers including the original version of ´Without Love´ a song later revived by Tom Jones. In 1959 he signed a lucrative $60,000 one year deal with MGM and this set includes four singles from that time including ´Let´s Try Again´, which took him back into the Top 20. - During the late 1950s he toured the US with all the major Rock´n´Roll headliners including Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers, Fats Domino and even Cliff Richard. Clyde first visited the UK in 1960 to promote ´Think Me A Kiss´. He opened a package show which also featured Bobby Darin and Duane Eddy and that single only narrowly missed the chart. McPhatter then joined Mercury and with the help of top A&R man Clyde Otis had a long string of US best sellers including ´I Never Knew´, `Little Bitty Pretty One´ and the million sellers °la Ta´ and ´Lover Please´ - the latter successfully covered in the UK by the Vernons Girls. In 1968, Clyde briefly re-located to the UK and recorded several standout sides, the best being ´Only A Fool´ on Deram. Sadly, Clyde died from a heart attack in 1972 at the age of 39, his last recordings having re-united him with Clyde Otis at US Decca: the cream of those being the soulful `Book Of Memories´. This unique chronological collection features the original recordings of his MGM, Mercury, Deram and Decca tracks alongside noteworthy re-recordings of earlier Dominoes and Drifters hits. It is a fitting tribute to one of the most outstanding and original vocalists of the last fifty years. (DAVE MCALEER - GUINNESS BOOK OF BRITISH HIT SINGLES)