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
DescriptionEasy popular mixed duets for clarinet and alto saxophone, selected by Linda Frith. Sixteen carefully graded pieces including ´Oh, Pretty Woman´, ´A Whiter Shade Of Pale´, ´Message In A Bottle´ and ´Take Five´.SonglistA Whiter Shade Of PaleDon´t Cry For Me ArgentinaDon´t Know MuchFather And SonFields Of GoldGuaglione (Music From The Guinness Advert)I Dreamed A Dream (Les Miserables)La BambaLove Changes Everything (Aspects Of Love)Message In A BottleOhPretty WomanShe´s Out Of My LifeStrawberry Fields ForeverTake FiveThe BoxerYour Song
In 1964, girls all across the United States filled venues, almost literally screamed their heads off, and fainted en masse. Almost from the second they played the first note, The Beatles would be hit with the resounding screams, which made it impossible for them to even hear themselves sing. When they made their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show in early 1964, they were greeted by young fans who whipped themselves up into such a frenzy that some of them fainted. Beatlemania had struck North America, creating a musical and pop culture phenomenon unlike anything the world had ever seen. In the middle of it all was Paul McCartney, who joined with close friend and band mate John Lennon to create history´s greatest songwriting duo. As the ´´Cute´´ Beatle, McCartney was instrumental in creating the soundtrack of the 1960s, while producing some of the world´s most timeless classics together with Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. McCartney lacked the controversy of Lennon, the spirituality of Harrison, and the silliness of Starr, but he was unquestionably one of the driving forces behind the Beatles´ most productive recording periods, especially on the Beatles´ seminal Revolver album. It was also McCartney who tried hardest to keep the Beatles together from 1968-1970, even while his perfectionist attention to detail frequently drove his band mates crazy. Ultimately, it was McCartney who was the first to publicly announce his departure from the Beatles. Sir Paul may have never topped the highs established by the Beatles, but he has gone on to have the longest and most productive solo career of the four. While that was helped in part by the tragic murder of Lennon in 1980, McCartney has nonetheless remained at the forefront of pop culture since 1970, and the Guinness Book of World Records has recognized him as the most successful recording artist of all time. Indeed, McCartney wrote or co-wrote over 30 #1 hits and has sol 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin McKay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034750/bk_acx0_034750_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tom Fletcher (Author) Tom Fletcher is one of the UK´s bestselling authors for children. The Christmasaurus was the biggest debut middle-grade novel of 2016 and was shortlisted for a British Book Award, and The Creakers was a number one bestseller. Tom is also the bestselling author of the In Your Book picture book series, as well as one half of the author duo behind the Dinosaur that Pooped picture book series, which has sold over a million copies. Tom´s books have been translated into thirty-two languages and counting. He is also a music-making, song-writing, guitar-playing, Guinness World Record-holding, nappy changing, galaxy-defending dad! Greg Abbott (Illustrator) Greg Abbott is an illustrator and designer who lives in West Sussex, England. In addition to children´s books, he has created art prints, apparel, toys, greetings cards, and other merchandise. Visit him on Tumblr at gregabbott.tumblr.com.
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.
Lonely Planet: The world´s number one travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Best of Ireland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander from village to village along Connemara´s coast, discover music-filled pubs in Galway, and sample the best pint of Guinness you´ve ever had in Dublin - all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Ireland and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet´s Best of Ireland : Full-colour images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, art, food & drink, literature, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife, the Irish way of life Free, convenient pull-out Dublin map (included in print version), plus easy-to-use colour maps to help you explore Covers Dublin, County Wicklow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cork, Kerry, Clare, Aran Islands, Galway, Belfast, Antrim Coast, Meath, Louth, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet´s Best of Ireland , our easy-to-use guide, filled with inspiring and colourful photos, focuses on Ireland´s most popular attractions for those wanting to experience the best of the best. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet´s Ireland guide. Looking for a guide focused on an individual city or region? Check out Lonely Planet´s Dublin guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world´s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we´ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You´ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. TripAdvisor Travelers´ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ´Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.´ - New York Times ´Lonely Planet. It´s on everyone´s bookshelves; it´s in every traveller´s hands. It´s on mobile phones. It´s on the Internet. It´s everywhere, and it´s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.´ - Fairfax Media (Australia) Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017
In the cosmopolitan Paris of the 1880s, the new proprietors of the Opera House are amused to discover that their costly acquisition is said to be haunted. But their smiles quickly vanish as tragedy follows misfortune: a murdered stagehand, a fatal accident, a missing girl. Fearful tales of the Opera Ghost race through the corridors and dressing rooms of the theatre. And with good reason - for deep in the catacombs beneath the Opera House, something is stirring.... A full cast dramatisation, featuring Anna Massey (Madame Giry), Peter Guinness (The Phantom), Alexander Siddig (The Persian), James D´Arcy (Raoul), Helen Goldwyn (Christine), Tony Millan (Moncharmin), Richard Earl (Richard), Nick Brimble (Philippe/Gaston), Nick Wilton (Lachenel/Mifroid), Geraldine Newman (Madame Valérius), Samantha Hughes (La Carlotta), Nicola Weeks (Meg/Adèle), and singers Linda Richardson (Christine/La Carlotta), Matthew Hargreaves (The Phantom). Director: Barnaby Edwards. Sound design: Matthew Cochrane. Music: Tim Sutton (violin played by Ruth Rogers). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Siddig, Anna Massey, James D´Arcy, Peter Guinness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000005/bk_bgfn_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lonely Planet: The world´s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Dublin is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sample a Guinness in a genuine Irish pub; soak in the academic atmosphere at Trinity College; or admire impressionist masterpieces at the Dublin City Gallery; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Dublin and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Dublin Travel Guide: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, literature, music, architecture Free, convenient pull-out Dublin map (included in print version), plus over 25 colour maps Covers Grafton Street, Merrion Square, Temple Bar, Kilmainham & the Liberties, North of the Liffey, Docklands, the Grand Canal and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Dublin , our most comprehensive guide to the city, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for just the highlights? Check out Lonely Planet Pocket Dublin , a handy-sized guide focused on the can´t-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Ireland guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world´s leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
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