Bright Lights, Dark Shadows: The Real Story of ABBA

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Omnibus Press #ad - Bright Lights, Dark Shadows: The Real Story of ABBA #ad - “. Achieves the difficult feat of capturing the multiple layers of Abba. With a deftness unusual in a rock biography. Sunday times as generations of new fans discover ABBA’s timeless music, Benny and Björn remain rather shadowy, Agnetha, Frida, secretive figures. Their marriages, personal break-ups and superficial biographical details are well known…but who exactly are abba? how did norwegian orphan anni-frid become a real-life princess? How did Benny and Björn become an international pop force to rival Lennon & McCartney? What happened to Agnetha, Bright Lights Dark Shadows include details of Mamma Mia!’s extraordinary success and the lives of Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, who smiled a lot but never really looked happy? And how many billions have Abba been offered to re-form? This new edition of the best-selling, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog since.

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Agnetha Fältskog: The Girl with the Golden Hair

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Fonthill Media #ad - This electronic edition includes 26 photographs **Her iconic blonde looks, stunning voice and songs of loneliness and melancholy have endeared her to millions, yet Agnetha Faltskog remains an enigmatic and distant figure. From her success as a teenage singer and songwriter in Sweden in the late 1960 s to her years of global superstardom with pop giants ABBA and beyond, Agnetha has fascinated generations of fans.

Agnetha Fältskog: The Girl with the Golden Hair #ad - Her beaming smile graced record sleeves, television screens and magazine covers around the world yet never quite managed to conceal her natural shyness and vulnerability. Charting agnetha s journey from her early days fronting a local dance band in the small industrial city of Jonkoping, through her decade as one of the most famous and popular singers in the world, and the years of self-imposed exile that followed until her surprising and successful comeback in 2013, Agnetha Faltskog The Girl With The Golden Hair will delight her many legions of fans and any readers with an interest in the history of popular music.

This electronic edition includes 26 photographs **. Agnetha faltskog the girl with the golden Hair is the first full-length biography dedicated to the life and career of the one of the most beloved and successful performers in music history.

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Uncensored On the Record - ABBA

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Coda Books Ltd. #ad - This indispensable ebook provides fans of the band with a perfect career retrospective; it looks beyond the glitz and the glamour to get to the heart of what made ABBA so special. I had a dream and it was fulfilled by meeting with Benny, Bjorn and Agnetha. Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Abba’s was an extraordinary journey through the pages of rock history – it took them from throwaway Eurovision turn to highly respected pop icons.

Uncensored On the Record - ABBA #ad - Their story has everything; beautiful girls with incredible voices, marriages, break ups, divorces, love, not to mention some of the most memorable outfits ever seen on a stage. This ebook features a biography of abba, record producer pip williams, along with in-depth interviews with Björn Again founder Rod Leissle, music journalist Hugh Fielder and Anni-Frid Lyngstad herself, who give unique insights into what it was like to work and socialise with the one of the hottest properties the pop industry had ever seen.

The book also includes a detailed track-by-track analysis of all ABBA’s studio releases.

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Solid State: The Story of "Abbey Road" and the End of the Beatles

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Cornell University Press #ad - Abbey road introduced a number of new techniques and technologies to the Beatles' sound, and included "Come Together, " and "Here Comes the Sun, " "Something, " which all emerged as classics. A testament to the group's creativity and their producer's ingenuity, Solid State is required reading for all fans of the Beatles and the history of rock 'n' roll.

Acclaimed beatles historian kenneth Womack offers the most definitive account yet of the writing, mixing, recording, and reception of Abbey Road. In february 1969, the Beatles began working on what became their final album together. Solid state takes readers back to 1969 and into EMI's Abbey Road Studio, which boasted an advanced solid state transistor mixing desk.

Solid State: The Story of "Abbey Road" and the End of the Beatles #ad - As womack shows, abbey road was the culmination of the instrumental skills, recording equipment, and artistic vision that the band and George Martin had developed since their early days in the same studio seven years earlier. Womack focuses on the dynamics between john, and producer george martin and his team of engineers, Ringo, controversial studio-bound sound that prominently included the new Moog synthesizer, Paul, George, among some fans and critics, who set aside for the most part the tensions and conflicts that had arisen on previous albums to create a work with an innovative and, among other novelties.

Womack's colorful retelling of how this landmark album was written and recorded is a treat for fans of the Beatles.

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Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop

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Grove Press #ad - And mick jagger, rod stewart, jimmy cliff, and many other leading artists reveal the emotions, Stevie Wonder, the Clash, Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, inspirations, Jimmy Page, Roger Waters, and techniques behind their influential works. Anatomy of a song is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations of listeners and “a rich history of both the music industry and the baby boomer era” Los Angeles Times Book Review.

Every great song has a fascinating backstory. And here, writer and music historian marc myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five era-defining hits woven from interviews with the artists who created them, including such legendary tunes as the Isley Brothers’ Shout, Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, Janis Joplin’s Mercedes Benz, and R.

Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop #ad - E. M’s losing My Religion. Elvis costello talks about writing The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes in ten minutes on the train to Liverpool. A winning look at the stories behind 45 pop, punk, folk, soul and country classics” in the words of Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Cyndi Lauper and more The Washington Post.

Joni mitchell remembers living in a cave on Crete with the mean old daddy who inspired her 1971 hit Carey. After receiving his discharge from the army in 1968, John Fogerty did a handstand—and reworked Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony to come up with Proud Mary.

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The Complete ABBA 40th Anniversary Edition

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Titan Books #ad - Beginning with their 1972 debut single people need love, to 2012, and beyond, the book chronicles the band's incredible story right through to Björn and Benny's triumphant Thank You for the Musictribute concert held in London in 2009, the band's 40th anniversary. This is all the aBBA you'll ever need!

The Complete ABBA 40th Anniversary Edition #ad - For four decades abba - the combined talents of agnetha fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - has been a global music phenomenon, clocking up record sales of over 360 million. For the very first time the complete ABBA compiles all of the Swedish supergroup's singles, albums, TV specials, tours and movies.

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Hooked on Hollywood: Discoveries from a Lifetime of Film Fandom

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GoodKnight Books #ad - Demille's right-hand-man henry wilcoxon; oscar-winning actor Ralph Bellamy; playwright, novelist, and MGM screenwriter Anita Loos; early screen heartthrob George O'Brien; classic Paramount director Mitchell Leisen; and others. Mayer, jack warner, Harry Cohn, and the other titans of Hollywood. He used what he learned from these luminaries to embark on a 50-year and counting career that has included New York Times bestselling books, 30 years of regular appearances coast-to-coast on Entertainment Tonight, movie introductions on Turner Classic Movies, and countless other television and radio performances.

Early maltin interviews had literally been stored in his garage for more than 40 years until GoodKnight Books brought them to light for the first time in this volume to entertain readers and inform future film scholars. In addition, key feature articles from Maltin's newsletter Movie Crazy are published here for the first time, providing new perspectives on the Warner Bros.

Hooked on Hollywood: Discoveries from a Lifetime of Film Fandom #ad - He remains a thought leader on past and present Hollywood through his website www. Leonardmaltin. Com, and a social media presence that includes an active Facebook page and a Twitter feed with more than 66, 000 followers. Sexy pre-code siren joan blondell; Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Burgess Meredith; Cecil B.

In leonard's unique and witty style, comedies, he looks at dozens of obscure RKO features from the 1930s, musicals, including saucy pre-Codes, and mysteries. Finally, maltin looks back at what he considers hollywood's "overlooked" studio, RKO Radio Pictures, which gave us such classics as King Kong and the many dance musicals of Astaire and Rogers.

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Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed

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Thomas Dunne Books #ad - God put me on this earth to raise sheer hell. Richard burton"I don't have a drink problem. I slugged some people. But if that was the case and doctors told me I had to stop I'd like to think that I would be brave enough to drink myself into the grave. Oliver reed"I was a sinner. It's a celebratory catalogue of their miscreant deeds, as it were, of their most breathtakingly outrageous behavior, a greatest-hits package, told with humor and affection.

I hurt many people. The boozy biography of the four Greatest Actors to Ever Walk--Or Stagger--Into a Pub. Richard burton, peter o'toole, Richard Harris, and Oliver Reed: On screen they were stars. Their mercurial acting talent and love from the press and the public allowed them to get away with the kind of behaviour that today's film stars could scarcely dream of.

Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed #ad - Indeed, acts so outrageous that if you or I had perpetrated them we could have ended up in jail. You can't help but enjoy it—after all, they bloody well did. Off screen they were legends!hellraisers is the story of drunken binges of near biblical proportions, broken marriages, parties and orgies, riots, and wanton sexual conquests.

They were truly the last of a breed, the last of the movie hellraisers. This book traces the intertwining lives and careers of Burton, O'Toole, Harris, and Reed, plus an assortment of other movie boozers who crossed their path. And it's true, I never looked back to see the casualties.

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The Forgetting Time: A Novel

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Flatiron Books #ad - Anderson became the laughing stock of his peers, but he never stopped believing that there was something beyond what anyone could see or comprehend. When that door opens, all of their questions will be answered. Gorgeously written and fearlessly provocative, Sharon Guskin’s debut explores the lengths we will go for our children.

Once an academic star, a professor of psychology, a graduate of Yale and Harvard, he threw everything away to pursue an obsession: the stories of children who remembered past lives. He loves to make up stories, and he is constantly surprising her with random trivia someone his age has no right knowing.

The Forgetting Time: A Novel #ad - She always chalked it up to the fact that Noah was precocious—mature beyond his years. It examines what we regret in the end of our lives and hope for in the beginning, and everything in between. The school orders him to get a psychiatric evaluation. Diagnosed with aphasia, his first thought as he approaches the end of his life is, I’m not finished yet.

Suddenly, Janie can’t pretend anymore. But noah’s eccentricities are starting to become worrisome. He spent his life searching for a case that would finally prove it. And life as she knows it stops for herself and her darling boy.

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Democracy in America

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University of Chicago Press #ad - It remains the most often quoted book about the United States, not only because it has something to interest and please everyone, but also because it has something to teach everyone. When it was published in 2000, harvey mansfield and delba winthrop's new translation of Democracy in America—only the third since the original two-volume work was published in 1835 and 1840—was lauded in all quarters as the finest and most definitive edition of Tocqueville's classic thus far.

Alexis de tocqueville 1805-59 came to America in 1831 to see what a great republic was like. What struck him most was the country's equality of conditions, its democracy. Mansfield and winthrop have restored the nuances of Tocqueville's language, with the expressed goal "to convey Tocqueville's thought as he held it rather than to restate it in comparable terms of today.

Democracy in America #ad - The result is a translation with minimal interpretation,  but with impeccable annotations of unfamiliar references and a masterful introduction placing the work and its author in the broader contexts of political philosophy and statesmanship.  . The book he wrote on his return to France, Democracy in America, is both the best ever written on democracy and the best ever written on America.

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Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter

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Chicago Review Press #ad - D. A behind-the-scenes look into the life of a superstar, and fortune, fame, from the prolific recordings and the relentless touring to the awards, this history also chronicles her struggle with anorexia nervosa and gives important new details from her autopsy that shed new light on her death at age 32.

Groups such as Sonic Youth and the Corrs and artists including k. Lang and madonna have cited karen carpenter among their major influences, and this definitive biography, based on exclusive interviews with nearly 100 of her friends and associates, is a testament to her brief yet remarkable life. This illuminating depiction of a 1970s icon covers her time as lead singer of the carpenters—the top-selling American musical act of the decade—and provides insight into their string of 16 consecutive top-20 hits, " "Top of the World, including "Close to You, " "We've Only Just Begun, " and "Superstar, " as well as a critical review of her aborted solo career.

Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter #ad - An intimate profile of one of the most popular american singers of the 20th century, from her modest Connecticut upbringing and her rise to stardom in southern California to the real story of her tragic, this first full-length biography of Karen Carpenter details every aspect of her life, untimely death.

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