The life and career of the most recognized and beloved folk musician of the twentieth century are recalled here, with details of his hobo days as well as his marriage, his "subversive" activities, and his eventual death from Huntingdon's Disease. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
The first full biography of George Szell, one of the greatest orchestra and opera conductors of the twentieth century. From child prodigy pianist and composer to world-renowned conductor, Szell's career spanned seven decades, and he led most of the great orchestras and opera companies of the world.
With rare photographs, a removable poster, and original interviews with many music icons, an account of the creation of America's most celebrated folk song also details Guthrie's journey from Oklahoma to New York in 1940.
An exploration of American culture celebrates subjects ranging from the birth of the soap opera and the obsessiveness of modern fandom to the outing of gay church members and the influence of German exiles.
The lead singer for the band The Selecter looks back on 30 years in the male-dominated music industry, and recounts more personal stories — about being mixed-race, being adopted by a white couple, and tracing her biological roots.
An oral history of a definitive era in television pays tribute to the producers, actors, and programs that established new understandings of broadcast networking, sharing insider perspectives on how NBC subsequently lost its dominant standing.
The legendary, award-winning singer, songwriter and pianist tells her life story — beginning with her childhood in Brooklyn, through her marriage to co-writer Gerry Goffin, her experiences as a mother, and what it was like to write and record Tapestry.
Recounts the author's experiences on frontier Houston as the only child of an alcoholic father and epileptic fanatical mother, describing a coming-of-age marked by honky-tonk barroom brawls, apocalyptic hurricanes and wild improvisations in the face of unpaid bills.