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
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Welcome to the village of Ballybucklebo. Come and say hello to Dr. O´Reilly´s odd-as-two-left-feet patients; his housekeeper, Mrs. ´´Kinky´´ Kinkaid; and O´Reilly´s pets: Arthur Guinness, the beer-swilling black Lab, and Lady MacBeth, the demonically possessed white cat. And of course, to young Dr. Barry Laverty. After Barry´s first month as an assistant to crusty Dr. O´Reilly, he has been offered a permanent spot. But Laverty´s excitement is dashed when one of his patients unexpectedly dies. The damage to his reputation is enormous, and he and O´Reilly must work to resolve the question of Barry´s responsibility for the death. They also have to figure out how to save the 400-year-old village pub. Plans are afoot to not renew the 100-year lease and instead transform the old pub into a sparkling new tourist trap. To make matters even worse, Patricia Spence, the love of Barry´s life, announces she is trying to win a scholarship to distant Cambridge University, all the way in England. Beautifully evocative of a gentler, simpler time, An Irish Country Village magically captures the charm, wit, and ribald humor of a vanished Irish countryside and its people. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Keating. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000760/bk_aren_000760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Man of the World is the gripping account of the first year of British adventurer Graham Hughes´s daring Guinness World Record attempt to visit every country on Earth using only surface-based transportation, told with refreshing candor in his own words.Buckle up for a rib-tickling multinational caper of courage, tenacity, love, friendship, danger, panic, passport stamps, and geo-politics washed down with copious amounts of alcohol. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122594/bk_acx0_122594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter. One of the world´s leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the label Big Machine Records and became the youngest artist ever signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. Her 2006 self-titled debut album peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 and spent the most weeks on the chart in the 2000s. The album´s third single, ´´Our Song´´, made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. Swift´s second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the success of pop crossover singles ´´Love Story´´ and ´´You Belong with Me´´, Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the US. The album won four Grammy Awards, with Swift becoming the youngest Album of the Year winner. As a songwriter, Swift has received awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and was included in Rolling Stone´s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time in 2015. She is also the recipient of 10 Grammys, six Guinness World Records, one Emmy Award, 23 Billboard Music Awards, and 12 Country Music Association Awards. Swift is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums - including 27.8 million in the US - and 130 million single downloads. She has appeared in Time´s 100 most influential people in the world (2010 and 2015), Forbes´ top-earning women in music (2011-2015), Forbes´ 100 most powerful women (2015), and Forbes´ Celebrity 100 (2016). Her inclusion in the third of these made her the youngest woman on the list, and she ranked first in Celebrity 100. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire De Cleene Neigenfind. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125251/bk_acx0_125251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The announcement of a grand treasure hunt sets the Lodes Valley ladies´ hearts aflutter. The cash is only part of the appeal: A win could solve several romantic dilemmas. Pixie Guinness sees the quest as a route back to her wayward husband while Pheely is spurred into a covert affair. Faith hopes to snare true love, Rory; and Liv - well, Liv just wants distraction from the boredom of country life. But it is Trudy who finds the trail of clues leads her in quite a different direction and one closer and closer to temptation. Is she chasing a rainbow or just chasing her own tail? As the hunt reaches its climax, the competitors find they are fighting for the highest prize of all - their own happy ending. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzy Aitchison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000374/bk_hodd_000374_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The hour is critical. The American republic is suffering its gravest crisis since the Civil War. Conflicts, hostility, and incivility now threaten to tear the country apart. Competing visions have led to a dangerous moment of cultural self-destruction. This is no longer politics as usual, but an era of political warfare where our enemies are not foreign adversaries, but our fellow citizens. Yet the roots of the crisis are deeper than many realize.Os Guinness argues that we face a fundamental crisis of freedom, as America´s genius for freedom has become her Achilles´ heel. Our society´s conflicts are rooted in two rival views of freedom, one embodied in ´´1776´´ and the ideals of the American Revolution and the other in ´´1789´´ and the ideals of the French Revolution. Once again, America has become a house divided, and Americans must make up their minds as to which freedom to follow. Will the constitutional republic be restored or replaced? This grand treatment of history, civics, and ethics in the Jewish and Christian traditions represents Guinness´ definitive exploration of the prospects for human freedom today. He calls for a national conversation on the nature of freedom and poses key questions for concerned citizens to consider as we face a critical chapter in the American story. He offers listeners a checklist by which they can assess the character and consequences of the freedoms they are choosing. In the tradition of Alexis de Tocqueville, Guinness provides a visitor´s careful observation of the American experiment. Discover here a stirring vision for faithful citizenship and renewed responsibility for not only the nation but also the watching world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Os Guinness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/003679/bk_hove_003679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas of the early America’s. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘The Country of the Blind’, adapted from the original tale by H. G. Wells and ‘Bartelby’ adapted by Herman Melville. Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950s by the late Harry Alan Towers. Starring the leading theatre artists of the day it is the only series of radio dramas in which Laurence Olivier ever appeared. He was joined by Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Orson Welles, Robert Morley, John Mills, Michael Redgrave, Trevor Howard, Robert Donut, Alec Guinness and Margaret Lockwood. Over the Years, Theatre Royal has received a glittering array of accolades, including: ´´vivid, tense, and compressed.”( Classic radio)´´Craft, like character, ages well.”(Daily Telegraph)´´Great fun to listen to and, as radio history, they are unsurpassed.” (Sunday Telegraph)´´Voices like these justify the Golden Days tag. We won´t hear their like again.” (Sunday Times)´´A must for archive fans. The excitement of vintage radio drama with strong storylines.” (Radio Times.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurence Olivier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hmld/000005/bk_hmld_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An indispensable guide for the beer lover--where to visit, when to go, what to drink, and everything in between. Finally--a beer-centric bucket list! Celebrating beer worldwide, this is a must-have for any beer aficionado. Whether you´re planning a pub crawl, a weekend in the country, or a longer vacation, this book is a trove of ideas for the beer lover. As is to be expected, this lively guide to beer-related travel contains a comprehensive list of hundreds of breweries large and small--both long-standing and freshly minted--that are open for tours and tastings along with an in-depth look at their different approaches to brewing, philosophies about flavors and ingredients, and what makes their beers special. But this book digs deep into the world of beer and includes a multitude of ideas for exploring the world´s best beer destinations: the Pacific Northwest´s gleaming modern taprooms; atmospheric English pubs; iconic breweries including San Francisco´s Anchor Steam and the Czech Republic´s original Pilsner; boisterous festivals from Munich´s Oktoberfest to Denver´s Great American Beer; and other points of interest such as Germany´s pop-up beer gardens or a pub crawl in Dublin where you can hoist a Guinness at James Joyce´s favorite pub. The book is liberally illustrated with atmospheric photos and reproductions of beer labels and logos and includes information on beer styles, food and beer pairings, drinking traditions, glassware, and a primer on brewing.