His Life and Music – Long Ago and Far Away: James Taylor – His Life and Music: Long Ago and Far Away

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Omnibus Press #ad - There is also an epilogue concerning the memorial concerts arranged by Taylor for the late author White, as well as an extensive discography and bibliography. In this major biography, the late Timothy White explores the myths and reality behind the personal journey of legendary singer. White examines the roots of Taylor's anguish, and his recurring problems with heroin and alcohol.

His Life and Music - Long Ago and Far Away: James Taylor - His Life and Music: Long Ago and Far Away #ad - . There is an epic family history, an exploration of the stories behind Fire And Rain, and a frank account of the artist's time spent at Apple Records and Warner Brothers. From the beatles' patronage of his 1968 debut album to his Grammy awards for Hourglass, James Taylor has remained a universally acclaimed songwriter of effortless eloquence and power.

With contributions from paul mccartney, the Taylor family and many other key figures, Carly Simon, Sting, this edition is destined to become the definitive biography of the troubled hero.

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Boys in the Trees: A Memoir

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Flatiron Books #ad - Carly simon's new york times bestselling memoir, Boys in the Trees, reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, her musical debut as half of the simon sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, including the #1 song "You're So Vain.

She was the first artist in history to win a grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, for her song "Let the River Run" from the movie Working Girl. The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart. Simon brilliantly captures moments of creative inspiration, the sparks of songs, and the stories behind writing "Anticipation" and "We Have No Secrets" among many others.

Boys in the Trees: A Memoir #ad - Romantic entanglements with some of the most famous men of the day fueled her confessional lyrics, as well as the unraveling of her storybook marriage to James Taylor.

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A Natural Woman: A Memoir

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - New york times bestseller "king's songs have mixed rock-soul heart-rush with real-world ache. So does her memoir. Revealing, humble, and cool-aunt chatty. Rolling stone the incredible life that inspired the hit Broadway musical BeautifulCarole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time.

A Natural Woman: A Memoir #ad - . A natural woman chronicles king's extraordinary life, mother, and into her journey as a performer, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry, drawing readers into her musical world, wife and present-day activist. Deeply personal, king's memoir offers readers a front-row seat to the woman behind the legend and includes dozens of photos from her childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances.

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Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines: The Life and Music of James Taylor

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Chicago Review Press #ad - Within a year, when young ears sought a new sound, there was "Fire and Rain" and "You've Got a Friend, " and a new Southern California-fed branch of pop music. In 1970 a scraggly, antiheroic young man from North Carolina by way of Massachusetts began  presenting a comforting new sound, a kind never heard before.

Despite it all, taylor has become the nearest thing to rock royalty in America. Based on fresh interviews with musicians, producers, and profiles, reviews, record company people, and music journalists, as well as previously published interviews, Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines is the definitive biography of an elusive superstar.

Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines: The Life and Music of James Taylor #ad - Taylor was its reluctant leader. Remarkably, before this world, taylor has survived: his 2015 release, edged out Taylor Swift and went to #1 on the charts. Today he is in better physical and probably mental condition than during the whirlwind when he influenced music so heavily, his glittery marriage to Carly Simon, his love affair with Joni Mitchell, his endlessly carried-out heroin habit, the decade when magazines and newspapers printed feverish stories about his gawky hunkiness, and sometimes even his music.

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More Room in a Broken Heart: The True Adventures of Carly Simon

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Avery #ad - More room in a broken heart candidly covers everything her fans want to know, including: growing up with her father, warren beatty, and cat stevens how carly and james taylor went from being pop music's reigning couple to independent souls living at opposite ends of Massachusetts Surviving breast cancer Her recent financial and spiritual crises Along the way, publishing mogul Richard Simon The Bob Dylan turning point that launched her career The real story behind "You're So Vain" Carly's severe stage fright she's the only musical guest to pretape an SNL segment Romantic involvements with Mick Jagger, Davis vividly takes readers back to some of the most powerful eras in American music history and delivers a tribute worthy of the artist and her loyal fans, who know that nobody does it better than Carly Simon.

More Room in a Broken Heart: The True Adventures of Carly Simon #ad - Tapping private archives, and a forty-year friendship with the legend herself, family interviews, Stephen Davis at last captures Carly Simon's extraordinary journey from shy teenager to superstar. A love song to an american icon: the first full-length biography of Carly Simon, from an acclaimed music journalist who has known her for decades Carly Simon has won two Grammys and an Academy Award, and her albums have sold more than forty million copies.

Her music has touched countless lives since her debut in the 1970s, yet her own life story has remained unpublished-until now.

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Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

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Sarah Crichton Books #ad - In reckless daughter, heart-wrenching story of how the blond girl with the guitar became a superstar of folk music in the 1960s, the music critic David Yaffe tells the remarkable, and the songwriter who spoke resonantly to, and for, a key figure in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1970s, audiences across the country.

A canadian prairie girl, a free-spirited artist, Mitchell never wanted to be a pop star. Her lyrics captivated listeners with their perceptive language and naked emotion, complaints, born out of Mitchell’s life, loves, and prophecies. As an artist whose work deftly balances narrative and musical complexity, Wayne Shorter, she has been admired by such legendary lyricists as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and beloved by such groundbreaking jazz musicians as Jaco Pastorius, and Herbie Hancock.

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell #ad - Her hits—from “big yellow taxi” to “both sides, now” to “a case of you”—endure as timeless favorites, and her influence on the generations of singer-songwriters who would follow her, from her devoted fan Prince to Björk, is undeniable. In this intimate biography, yaffe reveals the backstory behind the famous songs—from mitchell’s youth in Canada, through the love affairs that inspired masterpieces, and her early marriage and the child she gave up for adoption, and up to the present—and shows us why Mitchell has so enthralled her listeners, her lovers, drawing on dozens of unprecedented in-person interviews with Mitchell, her bout with polio at age nine, her childhood friends, and a cast of famous characters, and her friends.

She was like a storm. Leonard cohenjoni mitchell may be the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century. She was nothing more than “a painter derailed by circumstances, ” she would explain.

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Joni Mitchell

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ECW Press #ad - A lush exploration of joni mitchell’s career and artwhen singer, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom had the opportunity to interview Joni Mitchell in 1973, musician, she was eager to reconnect with the performer she’d first met late one night in 1966 at a Yorkville coffeehouse. This riveting narrative, lyrics, told in interviews, paintings, and photographs, is shared in the hope of illuminating a timeless body of work and inspiring others.

. More conversations followed over the next four decades of friendship, in 2012, and it was only after Joni and Malka completed their most recent recorded interview, that Malka discovered the heart of their discussions: the creative process. In joni mitchell: in her own words, love and loss, acclaim and criticism, poverty and affluence, discussing the influence of Joni’s childhood, Joni and Malka follow this thread through seven decades of life and art, playing dives and huge festivals, glamorous triumphs and tragic mistakes.

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Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks

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St. Martin's Press #ad - At 68, she's one of the most glamorous creatures rock has known, and the rare woman who's a real rock ‘n' roller. Gold dust woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" the Boston Globe his ideal topic: Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, unearthing fresh details from new, and Davis delves deeply into each, intimate interviews and interpreting them to present a rich new portrait of the star.

Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks #ad - Just as nicks and lindsay buckingham gave fleetwood mac the "shot of adrenaline" they needed to become real rock stars—according to christine mcvie—gold dust woman is vibrant with stories and with a life lived large and hard:—How Nicks and Buckingham were asked to join Fleetwood Mac and how they turned the band into stars—The affairs that informed Nicks' greatest songs—Her relationships with the Eagles' Don Henley and Joe Walsh, drinking and pot, and with Fleetwood himself—Why Nicks married her best friend's widower—Her dependency on cocaine, but how it was a decade-long addiction to Klonopin that almost killed her — Nicks’ successful solo career that has her still performing in venues like Madison Square Garden—The cult of Nicks and its extension to chart-toppers like Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks .

Stevie nicks is a legend of rock, but her energy and magnetism sparked new interest in this icon.

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Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life

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Crown Archetype #ad - From graham nash—the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies—comes a candid and riveting autobiography that belongs on the reading list of every classic rock fan. Graham nash's songs defined a generation and helped shape the history of rock and roll—he’s written over 200 songs, " “Marrakesh Express, ” "Simple Man, including such classic hits as "Carrie Anne, " "Our House, " “On A Carousel, ” and "Teach Your Children.

From the opening salvos of the British Rock Revolution to the last shudders of Woodstock, he has rocked and rolled wherever music mattered. From london to laurel canyon and beyond, the sex,  wild tales is a revealing look back at an extraordinary life—with all the highs and the lows; the love, and the jealousy; the politics; the drugs; the insanity—and the sanity—of a magical era of music.

Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life #ad - . Now graham is ready to tell his story: his lower-class childhood in post-war england, stills, his early days in the British Invasion group The Hollies; becoming the lover and muse of Joni Mitchell during the halcyon years, when both produced their most introspective and important work; meeting Stephen Stills and David Crosby and reaching superstardom with Crosby, Nash & Young; and his enduring career as a solo musician and political activist.

Nash has valuable insights into a world and time many think they know from the outside but few have experienced at its epicenter, Hendrix, and equally wonderful anecdotes about the people around him: the Beatles, Cass Elliot, Dylan, the Stones, and other rock luminaries.

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Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation

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Atria Books #ad - Their stories trace the arc of the now mythic sixties generation—female version—but in a bracingly specific and deeply recalled way, far from cliché. Filled with the voices of many dozens of these women's intimates, this alternating biography reads like a novel—except it's all true, who are speaking in these pages for the first time, and the heroines are famous and beloved.

A groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America's most important musical artists—Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon—charts their lives as women at a magical moment in time. Carole king, joni mitchell, and Carly Simon remain among the most enduring and important women in popular music.

Sheila weller captures the character of each woman and gives a balanced portrayal enriched by a wealth of new information. Each woman is distinct. The history of the women of that generation has never been written—until now, through their resonant lives and emblematic songs. Girls like us is an epic treatment of midcentury women who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before them—confessors in song, rock superstars, and adventurers of heart and soul.

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Paul Simon: The Life

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Paul simon is an intimate and inspiring narrative that helps us finally understand Paul Simon the person and the artist. It begins in kew gardens hills, raised by a bandleader father and schoolteacher mother, where, Queens, Simon grew up with the twin passions of baseball and music. Finally, simon has opened up—for more than one hundred hours of interviews—to Robert Hilburn, whose biography of Johnny Cash was named by Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times as one of her ten favorite books of 2013.

The result is a deeply human account of the challenges and sacrifices of a life in music at the highest level. Together, they became international icons, and then Simon went on to even greater artistic heights on his own. The latter took over at age twelve when he and schoolboy chum Art Garfunkel became infatuated with the alluring harmonies of doo-wop.

In the process, divorce, marriage, hilburn documents simon’s search for artistry and his constant struggle to protect that artistry against distractions—fame, drugs, rejection, record company interference, and insecurity—that have derailed so many great pop figures. But beneath the surface of his storied five-decade career is a roller coaster of tumultuous personal and professional ups and downs.

Paul Simon: The Life #ad - Songs like “the sound of silence, ” “bridge over troubled water, ” “Still Crazy After All These Years, ” and “Graceland” have moved beyond the sales charts and into our cultural consciousness. But simon is a deeply private person who has resisted speaking to us outside of his music. Over the past three years, family, hilburn has conducted in-depth interviews with scores of Paul Simon’s friends, who spoke for the first time—and even penetrated the inner circle of Simon’s long-reclusive muse, and others—including ex-wives Carrie Fisher and Peggy Harper, colleagues, Kathy Chitty.

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