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Auteur(s) : Shipton, Alyn (1953-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Nilsson [Texte imprimé] : the life of a singer-songwriter / Alyn Shipton

Publication : New York : Oxford University Press, 2013

Description matérielle : xv, 345 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Comprend : 1941 ; Good old desk ; Mr. Richland's favorite song ; Open your window ; Gotta get up ; It had to be you ; Don't forget me ; Turn out the light ; Perfect day ; It's so easy ; Lay down your arms ; Epilogue.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-329) and index
"He won Grammy awards, wrote and recorded hit songs, and yet no figure in popular music is as much of a paradox, or as underrated, as Harry Nilsson. In this first ever full-length biography, Alyn Shipton traces Nilsson's life from his Brooklyn childhood to his Los Angeles adolescence and his gradual emergence as a uniquely talented singer-songwriter. With interviews from friends, family, and associates, and material drawn from an unfinished autobiography, Shipton probes beneath the enigma to discover the real Harry Nilsson. Nilsson shunned live performance--his venue was the recording studio. He was a gifted composer of songs for a wide variety of performers, including the Ronettes, the Yardbirds, and the Monkees, yet Nilsson's own biggest hits were almost all written by other songwriters. He won two Grammy awards, had two top ten singles, numerous album successes, and wrote a number of songs that still sound remarkably fresh and original today. Near the end of his life, Nilsson's career was marked by voice-damaging substance abuse and the infamous deaths of both Keith Moon and Mama Cass in his London flat. Alyn Shipton's biography offers readers an intimate portrait of a man who has seemed both famous and unknowable--until now." -- From publisher description


Sujet(s) : Nilsson, Harry (1941-1994)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Indice(s) Dewey :  782.421 64092 (23e éd.)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9780199756575 (hardback) (alk. paper). - ISBN 0199756570 (hardback) (alk. paper)

Identifiant de la notice  : ark:/12148/cb43910664j

Notice n° :  FRBNF43910664 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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