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John Barry: A Sixties Theme

By Eddi Fiegel
  • ISBN Code: : 0571299113
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 292
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Arguably the most important popular British composer of the 20th century, John Barry (1933-2011) enjoyed a career that spanned over fifty years, in which time he won five Academy Awards for pictures including Born Free, Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves. His reputation was further gilded by his soundtracks for a dozen James Bond films between 1962 and 1987. Barrys career reflects the evolution of post-war British music from big band to rock and roll and the birth of pop. In the cultural foment of Swinging Sixties London he became an iconic figure and an inspiration to countless musicians. Written with Barrys cooperation and including insights from close friends, Eddi Fiegel's John Barry: A Sixties Theme celebrates a life of stunning creativity , recreates an unforgettable era in British culture, and reveals how John Barry came to write his music and why.

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  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-the-sixties.pdf

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Comedian Robin Williams said that if you remember the '60s, you weren't there. This encyclopedia documents the people, places, movements, and culture of that memorable decade for those who lived it and those who came after. • Nearly 500 A–Z entries on the political, religious, artistic, and popular topics of the decade • A chronology of significant political and social events • 50 photographs and illustrations • Dozens of expert contributors from a variety of fields and academic disciplines • An extensive annotated bibliography

York in the 1960s

By Paul Chrystal
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  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Book Code : 1445640961
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Photography
  • Members : 643
  • Pdf File: york-in-the-1960s.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As the fifties faded away, sixties style swept York into the modern age.

Black Like Me

By John Howard Griffin
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  • Publisher : Wings Press
  • Book Code : 1609401085
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 292
  • Pdf File: black-like-me.pdf

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This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.

Warren Oates

By Susan A. Compo
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 081313918X
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 418
  • Pdf File: warren-oates.pdf

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Though he never reached the lead actor status he labored so relentlessly to achieve, Warren Oates (1928--1982) is one of the most memorable and skilled character actors of the 1970s. With his rugged looks and measured demeanor, Oates crafted complex characters who were at once brazen and thoughtful, wild and subdued. Friends remember the hard-living, hard-drinking actor as kind and caring, but also sometimes as mean as a blue-eyed devil. Married four times, partial to road trips in his RV affectionately known as the "Roach Coach," and famous for performances for directors ranging from Sam Peckinpah to Steven Spielberg, Warren Oates remained a Hollywood outsider perfectly suited to the 1960s and 1970s counterculture. Born in the small town of Depoy in rural western Kentucky and reared in Louisville, Oates began his career in the late 1950s with bit parts in television westerns. Though hardly lucrative work, it was during this time Oates met renegade director Sam Peckinpah, establishing the creative relationship and destructive friendship that produced some of Oates's most unforgettable roles in Ride the High Country (1962), Major Dundee (1965), and The Wild Bunch (1969), as well as a leading part in Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974). Though Oates maintained a close association with Peckinpah, he had a penchant for working with a variety of visionary directors who understood his approach and were eager to enlist the subtle talents of the consummate character actor. With supporting roles in In the Heat of the Night (1967), The Hired Hand (1971), Badlands (1973), 1941 (1979), and Stripes (1981), Oates delivered solid performances for filmmakers as diverse and talented as Norman Jewison, Peter Fonda, Terrence Malick, Steven Spielberg, and Ivan Reitman. Oates's offscreen personality was just as complex as his on-screen persona. Notorious for being a nightlife reveler, he was as sensitive and introspective as he was outgoing and prone to periods of exuberant, and at times illegal, excess. Though he never became a marquee name, Warren Oates continues to influence actors like Billy Bob Thornton and Benicio Del Toro, as well as directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Richard Linklater, all of whom have cited Oates as a major inspiration. In Warren Oates: A Wild Life, author Susan Compo skillfully captures the story of Oates's eventful life, indulgent lifestyle, and influential career.

1966

By Jon Savage
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571277640
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 917
  • Pdf File: 1966.pdf

Book Short Summary:

WINNER OF THE PENDERYN MUSIC PRIZE A GUARDIAN MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR, 2015 Award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage's monument to the year that shaped the future of global pop cultural history. In America, in London, in Amsterdam, in Paris, revolutionary ideas fomenting since the late 1950s reached boiling point, culminating in a year in which the transient pop moment burst forth. Exploring the canonical figures, from The Beatles and Boty to Warhol and Reagan, 1966 delves deep into the social and cultural heart of the decade through masterfully compiled archival primary sources. 'A marvel of hisotrical reconstruction and pop insight.' OBSERVER 'Absorbing . . . this is not only fine pop writing, but social history of a high order.' GUARDIAN 'Savage is rightly regarded as one of the finest cultural critics of the past 40 years . . . an enthralling, exhiliarting read.' IRISH TIMES 'Exceptional.' MOJO

Every Chart Topper Tells a Story

By Sharon Davis
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1780574169
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 913
  • Pdf File: every-chart-topper-tells-a-story.pdf

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The glorious sixties were a decade for the young and rebellious, of cultural freedom and of sexual liberation. The British music scene had never been so adventurous, taking even the American charts by storm. Every Chart-Topper Tells a Story: The Sixties takes a look at the number-one hit singles of the decade in Britain from artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, Ken Dodd, Cilla Black, The Supremes, Cliff Richard and Helen Shapiro, and is a valuable and entertaining source of information for all those interested in the sixties' music scene.

James Bond: The Ultimate Collection (PVG)

By Wise Publications
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  • Publisher : Wise Publications
  • Book Code : 1783238305
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 192
  • Pdf File: james-bond.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Featuring all the essential songs from all 24 films, James Bond: The Ultimate Collection is the most comprehensive compendium of those timeless, distinctive and stylish tunes about everyone's favourite spy ever compiled. These 26 all-time greats of film music are all arranged in Piano and Voice, with Guitar chord boxes and lyrics, so that when it comes to playing the best from your favourite films, nobody will do it better. This book also features dedicated pages for each film, offering photographs, information about Bond's gadgets, cars and trysts, and notes about the music. It's perhaps the highest honour for a musician to work on the Bond theme and with this book you'll be following in some big footsteps: From huge voices like Shirley Bassey or to world-conquering songwriters like Louis Armstrong or Paul McCartney. Song List: - The James Bond Theme (Dr. No) - From Russia with Love (From Russia with Love) - 007 Theme (From Russia with Love) - Goldfinger (Goldfinger) - Thunderball (Thunderball) - You Only Live Twice (You Only Live Twice) - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) - We Have All The Time In The World (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) - Diamonds Are Forever (Diamonds Are Forever) - Live and Let Die (Live and Let Die) - The Man with the Golden Gun (The Man with the Golden Gun) - Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me) - Moonraker (Moonraker) - For Your Eyes Only (For Your Eyes Only) - All Time High (Octopussy) - A View to a Kill (A View to a Kill) - The Living Daylights (The Living Daylights) - Licence to Kill (Licence to Kill) - GoldenEye (GoldenEye) - Tomorrow Never Dies (Tomorrow Never Dies) - The World Is Not Enough (The World Is Not Enough) - Die Another Day (Die Another Day) - You Know My Name (Casino Royale) - Another Way To Die (Quantum of Solace) - Skyfall (Skyfall) - Writings On The Wall [Sam Smith]

Everybody Had an Ocean

By William McKeen
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  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Book Code : 1613734948
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 828
  • Pdf File: everybody-had-an-ocean.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Los Angeles in the 1960s gave the world some of the greatest music in rock 'n' roll history: "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas and the Papas, "Mr. Tambourine Man" by the Byrds, and "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys, a song that magnificently summarized the joy and beauty of the era in three-and-a-half minutes. But there was a dark flip side to the fun fun fun of the music, a nexus between naïve young musicians and the fringe elements that exploited the decade's peace-love-and-flowers ethos, all fueled by sex, drugs, and overnight success. One surf music superstar unwittingly subsidized the kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr. The transplanted Texas singer Bobby Fuller might have been murdered by the Mob in what is still an unsolved case. And after hearing Charlie Manson sing, Neil Young recommended him to the president of Warner Bros. Records. Manson's ultimate rejection by the music industry likely led to the infamous murders that shocked a nation. Everybody Had an Ocean chronicles the migration of the rock 'n' roll business to Southern California and how the artists flourished there. The cast of characters is astonishing—Brian and Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, eccentric producer Phil Spector, Cass Elliot, Sam Cooke, Ike and Tina Turner, Joni Mitchell, and scores of others—and their stories form a modern epic of the battles between innocence and cynicism and joy and terror. You'll never hear that beautiful music in quite the same way.

Boom!

By Tom Brokaw
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1588366472
  • Total of Pages : 688
  • Category : History
  • Members : 983
  • Pdf File: boom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In The Greatest Generation, his landmark bestseller, Tom Brokaw eloquently evoked for America what it meant to come of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War. Now, in Boom!, one of America’s premier journalists gives us an epic portrait of another defining era in America as he brings to life the tumultuous Sixties, a fault line in American history. The voices and stories of both famous people and ordinary citizens come together as Brokaw takes us on a memorable journey through a remarkable time, exploring how individual lives and the national mindset were affected by a controversial era and showing how the aftershocks of the Sixties continue to resound in our lives today. In the reflections of a generation, Brokaw also discovers lessons that might guide us in the years ahead. Boom! One minute it was Ike and the man in the grey flannel suit, and the next minute it was time to “turn on, tune in, drop out.” While Americans were walking on the moon, Americans were dying in Vietnam. Nothing was beyond question, and there were far fewer answers than before. Published as the fortieth anniversary of 1968 approaches, Boom! gives us what Brokaw sees as a virtual reunion of some members of “the class of ’68,” offering wise and moving reflections and frank personal remembrances about people’s lives during a time of high ideals and profound social, political, and individual change. What were the gains, what were the losses? Who were the winners, who were the losers? As they look back decades later, what do members of the Sixties generation think really mattered in that tumultuous time, and what will have meaning going forward? Race, war, politics, feminism, popular culture, and music are all explored here, and we learn from a wide range of people about their lives. Tom Brokaw explores how members of this generation have gone on to bring activism and a Sixties mindset into individual entrepreneurship today. We hear stories of how this formative decade has led to a recalibrated perspective–on business, the environment, politics, family, our national existence. Remarkable in its insights, profoundly moving, wonderfully written and reported, this revealing portrait of a generation and of an era, and of the impact of the 1960s on our lives today, lets us be present at this reunion ourselves, and join in these frank conversations about America then, now, and tomorrow.

Chaos

By Tom O'Neill
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316477575
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 618
  • Pdf File: chaos.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A journalist's twenty-year fascination with the Manson murders leads to shocking new revelations about the FBI's involvement in this riveting reassessment of an infamous case in American history. Over two grim nights in Los Angeles, the young followers of Charles Manson murdered seven people, including the actress Sharon Tate, then eight months pregnant. With no mercy and seemingly no motive, the Manson Family followed their leader's every order -- their crimes lit a flame of paranoia across the nation, spelling the end of the sixties. Manson became one of history's most infamous criminals, his name forever attached to an era when charlatans mixed with prodigies, free love was as possible as brainwashing, and utopia -- or dystopia -- was just an acid trip away. Twenty years ago, when journalist Tom O'Neill was reporting a magazine piece about the murders, he worried there was nothing new to say. Then he unearthed shocking evidence of a cover-up behind the "official" story, including police carelessness, legal misconduct, and potential surveillance by intelligence agents. When a tense interview with Vincent Bugliosi -- prosecutor of the Manson Family and author of Helter Skelter -- turned a friendly source into a nemesis, O'Neill knew he was onto something. But every discovery brought more questions: Who were Manson's real friends in Hollywood, and how far would they go to hide their ties? Why didn't law enforcement, including Manson's own parole officer, act on their many chances to stop him? And how did Manson -- an illiterate ex-con -- turn a group of peaceful hippies into remorseless killers? O'Neill's quest for the truth led him from reclusive celebrities to seasoned spies, from San Francisco's summer of love to the shadowy sites of the CIA's mind-control experiments, on a trail rife with shady cover-ups and suspicious coincidences. The product of two decades of reporting, hundreds of new interviews, and dozens of never-before-seen documents from the LAPD, the FBI, and the CIA, Chaos mounts an argument that could be, according to Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Steven Kay, strong enough to overturn the verdicts on the Manson murders. This is a book that overturns our understanding of a pivotal time in American history.

Beethoven

By John Suchet
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  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Book Code : 0802192912
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 863
  • Pdf File: beethoven.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Beethoven scholar and classical radio host John Suchet has had a lifelong, ardent interest in the man and his music. Here, in his first full-length biography, Suchet illuminates the composer’s difficult childhood, his struggle to maintain friendships and romances, his ungovernable temper, his obsessive efforts to control his nephew’s life, and the excruciating decline of his hearing. This absorbing narrative provides a comprehensive account of a momentous life, as it takes the reader on a journey from the composer’s birth in Bonn to his death in Vienna. Chronicling the landmark events in Beethoven's career—from his competitive encounters with Mozart to the circumstances surrounding the creation of the well-known Für Elise and Moonlight Sonata—this book enhances understanding of the composer's character, inspiring a deeper appreciation for his work. Beethoven scholarship is constantly evolving, and Suchet draws on the latest research, using rare source material (some of which has never before been published in English) to paint a complete and vivid portrait of the legendary prodigy.