by Gregg Allman and Alan Light
by Alan Light
Prince celebrates his birthday and the release of Purple Rain at 1st Avenue in Minneapolis.
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December 6, 2014 Though revered now, Prince's iconic 1984 film and album succeeded against daunting odds. Music critic and journalist Alan Light provides the details in his new book, Let's Go Crazy.
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November 18, 2013 In softcover nonfiction, Yang Jisheng digs into the man-made roots of a famine, Alan Light explores a "Hallelujah" that's been worshipped by listeners, and Eve LaPlante uncovers the mother-daughter bond that helped inspire Little Women.
In 1994, a cover by the late Jeff Buckley helped save "Hallelujah" from musical obscurity.
December 2, 2012 There are songs, and then there are anthems. Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is a popular power anthem now, but almost never saw light of day. In his new book, music journalist Alan Light charts the unlikely rise of the song through countless weddings, funerals and in film and television.
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