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GUEST,harvey andrews Music Biographies to read in new year. (35) RE: Music Biographies to read in new year. 04 Jan 02


just a few more from the collection. I've read these and can wholeheartedly recommendthem to one and all; "Musician at large" Steve Race..British pianist, jazzer, broadcaster.
"Alexis Korner" Henry Shapiro.. Alexis was at the middle of so much in the 60's helping to form many bands like the Rolling Stones as well as performingat folk clubsas a solo blues act.
"The Spinners" D. Stuckey..tho much mailignedthese popularisers of folk song did a lot to help establish the folk circuit in Britain. This is one of the only books published about the early days.
"The day the world turned blue" B. Hagerty. Excellentbio of Gene Vincent
"Bill Haley! J Swenson. I remember breakfasting at the Holiday Inn, Leicester after a concert and glancing up to see Bill Haley at the next table. The orange juice went down the wrong way! This is a quite gothic tale of a musicians rise and decline to alcoholism and insanity. I know that's not really your bag Rick, but it fascinates me!
"Summer of love...the making of St Pepper" George Martin. Essential reading about the creative process.
Anything on Mahler.
"Delius as I knew him" Eric Fenby. The story of one of the most amazing relationships in musical history.
Waiting to be read are; "The life and legend of Leadbelly" C.Wolfe,K Lornell. Haven't got round to this yet as a review I read was quite scathing of its mistakes. Still, I should have learned by now not to trust reviewerstoo much!
"Hamp" Lionel Hampton. J Haskin.
"Cry..the Johnny Ray story" J. Whiteside..another Gothic tale I think.
"Lennon" Ray Coleman. Must get round to this. Saw "Imagine" again last week and realised how much I regret not seeing John's so fascinating journey completed.
"Lone Star Swing" D. Maclean


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