George Harrison Behind The Locked Door

Author: Graeme Thomson
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857128582
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Behind The Locked Door is Graeme Thomson’s rich, insightful account of George Harrison’s extraordinary life and career. This Omnibus Enhanced digital edition includes Spotify sections, detailing Harrison’s early influences, his contributions within The Beatles and the best of his solo career. Additionally, an interactive Digital Timeline leads you through a collage of music, videos and images, displaying live performances, interviews, memorabilia and more. As a Beatle, Harrison underwent a bewilderingly compressed early adulthood, buffeted by unprecedented levels of fame and success, from schoolboy to global superstar. "Beatlemania" offered remarkable experiences and opportunities, and yet dissatisfaction still gnawed within. His life became a quest for meaning and truth which travelled far beyond the parameters of his former band and his former self. This elegant, in-depth biography tracks these changes and conflicts, marking the struggle of walking a spiritual path lined with temptation. Drawing on scores of interviews with close friends and collaborators, rigorous research and critical insight, Behind The Locked Door is a fascinating account of an often misunderstood man. As well as an intimate character study, it offers a full analysis of Harrison’s music, from his earliest songs for the Beatles to his landmark solo album All Things Must Pass, his work with The Traveling Wilburys and the posthumous Brainwashed. Behind The Locked Door provides the definitive account of a compelling, contradictory and enlightening life.

George Harrison

Author: Graeme Thomson
Publisher: Overlook-Omnibus
ISBN: 9781468313932
Size: 40.23 MB
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The "magisterial biography" (Chicago Tribune) of the most enigmatic Beatle, now in a paperback edition.

George Harrison The Apple Years Songbook

Author: George Harrison
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1495029174
Size: 58.54 MB
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(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). Piano/vocal/guitar arrangements of nearly 60 songs from Harrison's days on the Apple label, including: All Things Must Pass * The Answer's at the End * Art of Dying * Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) * Bangla Desh * Be Here Now * Bye Bye Love * Dark Horse * Don't Let Me Wait Too Long * Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) * Hear Me Lord * I Don't Care Anymore * Living in the Material World * My Sweet Lord * Ooh Baby (You Know That I Love You) * Sue Me, Sue You Blues * That Is All * This Guitar (Can't Keep from Crying) * You * and more.

The Music Of George Harrison

Author: Simon Leng
Publisher: SAF Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9780946719501
Size: 56.16 MB
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"George Harrison’s ‘Something’ is the perfect love song."—Frank Sinatra Viewed by many as hidden in the shadow cast by Lennon and McCartney, Harrison’s songwriting nonetheless stands on its own merits as an impressive body of work. Originally planned as a celebration of Harrison’s music, this is now sadly a commemoration too. Beatles fans the world over will mourn the passing of the "quiet Beatle," and this book is a fitting tribute to a revered musician.

You Really Got Me The Story Of The Kinks

Author: Nick Hasted
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857129910
Size: 47.88 MB
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Nick Hasted’s “illuminating” (Guardian) biography of The Kinks draws on years of in-depth interviews with the band’s creative siblings, Ray and Dave Davies, as well as new ones conducted especially for this book. Also interviewed are Mick Avory, Chrissie Hynde, Tom Robinson, Julien Temple and Wim Wenders. New light is thrown on a turbulent 30-year career scarred by suicide attempts, on-stage fights, recurring mental breakdowns and a refusal to live by anyone else’s rules. Explored in detail are: - Why The Kinks became the only Sixties British band to be banned from America at the height of their success - The real reason behind original bassist Pete Quaife quitting the group in 1968. - Ray Davies’ fraught relationship with Chrissie Hynde. - The origins of the mythic Village Green celebrated in The Kink’s classic 1968 album. - The Kinks’ later years which rehabilitated their reputation in America. Now updated to include details of the hit musical Sunny Afternoon and an up-to-the-minute report on the troubled relationship between the Davies brothers, You Really Got Me is the ultimate Kinks biography. “Keen eyed critique of a most contrary band” Uncut “Hasted is illuminating” Guardian “Interviews with Dave and Ray are particularly revealing” Mojo

The Words And Music Of George Harrison

Author: Ian Inglis
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031337533X
Size: 18.27 MB
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This book offers a comprehensive assessment of the music of George Harrison, revealing him as one of the most gifted and authentic singer-songwriters of his generation. • Includes a comprehensive discography of George Harrison's entire music career • Offers a detailed index of people, places, and songs that together make up Harrison's musical life

Tom Petty Rock N Roll Guardian

Author: Andrea M. Rotondo
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 085712868X
Size: 24.29 MB
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Tom Petty: Rock 'n' Roll Guardian is the first intimate portrait of one of rock’s most enduring figures. Songs like American Girl, The Waiting and I Won’t Back Down have touched people from all walks of life because he sung about what he knew – love won, love lost and hardship overcome. Tom Petty’s predisposition to find trouble was always matched by his steely determination to overcome it. After shaky beginnings with his first band, Tom Petty steered his way through bankruptcy, drama and personal loss – including the deaths of his bandmates Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein – to forge a lasting impact on the world, selling more than 80 million records worldwide. In the wake of his death, this celebratory Omnibus Enhanced edition now features curated Spotify playlists of his early influences, his collaborations and his greatest songs. Additionally, an interactive Digital Timeline of his life charts his uncertain path with video footage of interviews, live performances and more. Born too late to be in the vanguard of rock ’n’ roll first time round, he has nonetheless proved a truly memorable keeper of the flame. This is his remarkable story...

Cowboy Song

Author: Graeme Thomson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472121066
Size: 74.92 MB
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'The truest measure of the man we have thus far' - Mojo 'Affectionate, impeccably researched biography' - Mail on Sunday 'Head and shoulders above the usual rock hagiography' - Sunday Telegraph The first biography to be written with the cooperation of the Lynott Estate, Cowboy Song is the definitive authorised account of the extraordinary life and career of Thin Lizzy guiding spirit, Philip Lynott. Leading music writer Graeme Thomson explores the fascinating contradictions between Lynott's unbridled rock star excesses and the shy, sensitive 'orphan' raised in working class Dublin. The mixed-race child of a Catholic teenager and a Guyanese stowaway, Lynott rose above daunting obstacles and wounding abandonments to become Ireland's first rock star. Cowboy Song examines his key musical alliances as well as the unique blend of cultural influences which informed Lynott's writing, connecting Ireland's rich reserves of music, myth and poetry to hard rock, progressive folk, punk, soul and New Wave. Published on the thirtieth anniversary of Lynott's death in January 1986, Thomson draws on scores of exclusive interviews with family, friends, band mates and collaborators. Cowboy Song is both the ultimate depiction of a multi-faceted rock icon, and an intimate portrait of a much-loved father, son and husband.