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Mein Leben

Author: Eric Clapton,Christoph Simon Sykes

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462305522

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 346

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Mr. Slowhand packt aus Eric Clapton ist eine Legende. Er ist einer der besten Gitarristen der Welt, wenn nicht der beste überhaupt. Seit den 60er-Jahren einer der ganz Großen in der Musik, war er bislang auch bekannt für seine Verschlossenheit. In My Life gibt er seinem Publikum zum ersten Mal Einblick in sein Privatleben. Mit seinen Bands The Yardbirds, Bluebreakers und Cream schrieb Eric Clapton Musikgeschichte. »Clapton is God« stand im Frühjahr 1965 auf vielen Mauern in London und New York. Er spielte als Gastmusiker u.a. mit den Beatles, den Rolling Stones und George Harrison, in dessen Ehefrau, Patti Boyd, er sich unsterblich verliebt. Layla, Claptons berühmte Ballade, ist ihr gewidmet. Mehrere Jahre wirbt er um sie, auch mit harten Mitteln (»Ich nehme eine Überdosis Heroin, wenn du George nicht für mich verlässt«). 1977 heiraten die beiden endlich, doch die Ehe steht unter keinem glücklichen Stern. Endlich runter vom Heroin, verfällt Clapton dem Alkohol, einer Sucht, die ihm mehrmals fast das Leben kostet. Mitte der Achtziger scheint ihm ein Neuanfang zu glücken, als er, nach jahrelangen Abstürzen und Entzugsversuchen endlich clean, mit Lori del Santo einen Sohn bekommt. Doch das Glück ist nur von kurzer Dauer: Als Vierjähriger stürzt Conor aus dem Fenster eines Manhattaner Hochhauses. Clapton verarbeitet den tragischen Tod seines Sohnes in Tears in Heaven, einem seiner bekanntesten Stücke. In den letzten Jahren arbeitet Clapton als Solokünstler mit Musikern wie Carlos Santana, B.B. King oder J.J. Cale zusammen, tourt mit seiner Band um die Welt – und ist unbestritten: die Nummer 1 unter den Gitarristen. Mit trockenem Humor und großer Aufrichtigkeit erzählt Eric Clapton von den Höhen und Tiefen seines Lebens, von seinem Aufwachsen bei den Großeltern im armseligen Nachkriegs-Surrey bis heute. Eine beeindruckende Lebensgeschichte.

Mein Leben

Author: Eric Clapton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783462039344

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 346

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Mein Leben

Author: Eric Clapton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783462039344

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 346

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Eric Clapton: The Autobiography

Author: Eric Clapton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140906039X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 7390

Eric Clapton is far more than a rock star. Like Dylan and McCartney, he is an icon and a living legend. He has sold tens of millions of records, played sell-out concerts all over the world and been central to the significant musical developments of his era. His guitar playing has seen him hailed as 'God'. Now for the first time, Eric tells the story of his personal and professional journeys in this pungent, witty and painfully honest autobiography. These are the memoirs of a survivor, someone who has reached the pinnacle of success, who has had it all, but whose demons have never left him. Eric tells his story as it is, hiding nothing, with a directness and searing honesty that will make this book one of the most compelling memoirs of our time.

Clapton

The Autobiography

Author: Eric Clapton

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 076792536X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 345

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The legendary guitarist recounts the story of his life and his career, recalling his work with the Yardbirds, Cream, and as a solo artist; years of drug and alcohol abuse; failed marriage to Patti Boyd; and the accidental death of his young son.

Da kommt noch was - Not dead yet

Die Autobiographie

Author: Phil Collins

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641198356

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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13 Alben auf Platz 1, 7 Grammys, 5 Kinder, 3 Ehen, 1 Buch Nur drei Musiker weltweit haben als Solokünstler und mit ihrer Band jeweils über 100 Millionen Tonträger verkauft – Phil Collins ist einer von ihnen. »Another Day in Paradise«, »You Can’t Hurry Love«, »One More Night«, »Sussudio« – große Songs mit großen Geschichten. Mit »In the Air Tonight« etwa hat der Ausnahmemusiker das Ende einer seiner drei Ehen in einen zeitlosen Hit verwandelt. Überhaupt – dieses Leben! Phil Collins erzählt rückhaltlos alles: von einem Filmdreh mit den Beatles, von Sessions mit Eric Clapton, Tina Turner und Adele, von der großen Zeit mit Genesis und davon, wie er auf einer Tournee heiratet, um sich später via Fax wieder scheiden zu lassen – und Jahre darauf gänzlich im Alkohol zu ertrinken. Phänomenale Höhen wie bizarre Tiefen: In diesem Buch ruft jede Zeile: »Take a Look at Me Now!«

Starting at Zero

Author: Jimi Hendrix

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641612225

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Intim, persönlich, Augen öffnend – so nah kam man Jimi Hendrix noch nie Ausschließlich aus Original-Jimi-Hendrix-Texten bestehend, gibt dieses einzigartige Selbstzeugnis intimste Einblicke in das Leben einer unsterblichen Legende. Von Jimi Hendrix’ langjährigem Freund und Rechteverwalter Alan Douglas mit Filmregisseur und Musikhistoriker Peter Neal aus unzähligen Interviews, Notizzetteln, Aufzeichnungen und Tagebüchern chronologisch geordnet und zusammengestellt, gibt der entstandene Text erstaunliche Einblicke in ein faszinierendes Leben. Neben Elvis, John Lennon, Jim Morrison und Kurt Cobain zählte Jimi Hendrix sicher zu den wichtigsten und einflussreichsten Musikern und Künstlern des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. Seine Musik und seine Aura haben bis heute nichts von ihrer Faszination verloren. Der Mythos Hendrix lebt und wird von jeder nachkommenden Generation neu entdeckt. Viele vergöttern ihn, haben über ihn geschrieben, aber wie es in Jimi Hendrix selbst wirklich aussah, davon weiß man nicht viel. Doch jetzt kommt ein Buch, das uns den Menschen Jimi Hendrix näher bringt als jedes Werk zuvor. »Starting at Zero« ist O-Ton Jimi Hendrix, eine Art posthum zusammengestellte Autobiografie, ein außergewöhnlich intimes und erhellendes Zeitzeugnis.

Eric Clapton FAQ

All That's Left to Know About Slowhand

Author: David Bowling,Eric Clapton

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1617135747

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

View: 9253

(FAQ). Eric Clapton has been a rock god for half a century. From busking on street corners and in local pubs to the raw blues of the Yardbirds, the rock/blues fusion of Cream, the guitar brilliance of Derek and the Dominoes, and the unforgettable songs of his solo career, he has proven his incomparable talent in the music world. His enduring presence has made him the subject of countless books, articles, reviews, websites, and gossip. Is there really anything new to learn about the man they call Slowhand? Eric Clapton FAQ combines the obvious, the well-known, the obscure, and the unknown into one place. It was not written as a definitive Clapton biography or a tell-all book that has the final say. It is, as the title suggests, a book of facts. Clapton is one of those public figures we know much about, but he still seems to be partially shrouded in mystery. Sometimes the stories and facts about his life change and evolve, which is all a part of his mystique. Eric Clapton FAQ uncovers some of that mystery and celebrates his talent in an entertaining style. Packed with dozens of rare images, this book is must for Slowhand fans.

Life Stories: A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Diaries

Author: Maureen O'Connor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691466

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 723

View: 4677

Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Das Jahr 1968 - Ereignis, Symbol, Chiffre

Author: Oliver Rathkolb,Friedrich Stadler

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 3899716663

Category: History

Page: 294

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English summary: The year 1968 remains a central topic of public debate and of contemporary history with special focus on myth building and myth deconstruction. Both the 1968er generation and their opposing groups tried to influence and dominate politics. 1968 is a symbol of a decade between revolution and rebellion, shaped by resistance against open and structural violence of the social and political establishment - a concrete utopia of an other society. In this anthology, the year 1968, still highly disputed among contemporary historians and political scientists, is analyzed from an interdisciplinary and international perspective with intense descriptions and comparative approach: singular events are discussed within a context, the loaded symbols are interpreted, ambivalent codes are decoded and relevant historiography is expounded - influenced by legitimization efforts and fundamental critique. German text. German description: Das Jahr 1968 bleibt Gegenstand offentlicher Debatten und der zeitgeschichtlichen Historiografie zwischen Mythos-Pflege und kritischer Rekonstruktion. Diese Historiografie hat den Anspruch, die 68er-Generation und legitimatorische Strategien pro und contra 1968er-Bewegung aus gegenwartiger Sicht zu deuten. 1968 steht international als Symbol fur eine Dekade zwischen Revolution und Rebellion, den Widerstand gegen die offene und strukturelle Gewalt des gesellschaftlichen und politischen Establishments - als konkrete Utopie von einer anderen Gesellschaft. Das bis heute in der Zeitgeschichte kontrovers dargestellte Jahr 1968 wird in diesem Band aus interdisziplinarer und internationaler Perspektive in Form von dichten Beschreibungen und Analysen vergleichend behandelt: Die singularen Ereignisse werden kontextuell beschrieben, die aufgeladenen Symbole interpretiert und die mehrdeutigen Chiffren dekodiert. Nicht zuletzt wird dessen Historiografie zwischen Legitimation und Fundamentalkritik problematisiert.

Clapton

Author: Chris Welch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1610597710

Category:

Page: N.A

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Rod

die Autobiografie

Author: Rod Stewart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453200234

Category:

Page: 480

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Wonderful Today

The Autobiography of Pattie Boyd

Author: Pattie Boyd,Penny Juror

Publisher: Hachette Digital

ISBN: 9781405506205

Category:

Page: N.A

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Pattie Boyd was the Queen of the Sixties and beyond...a drop-dead gorgeous model, photographer, and the inspiration for the timeless songs Something, Layla and Wonderful Tonight. Her story is one of drama, struggle and, ultimately, affirmation, but her struggles (against addiction, tragedy, infertility) were lived with two of the twentieth century's greatest musical icons: her husbands George Harrison and Eric Clapton.Now, after 40 years, she tells her extraordinary story. From growing up in Kenya in a privileged but broken home, becoming a sixties supermodel, working with David Bailey and Ozzie Clarke, and meeting the Beatles, to marriage to George and then Eric, to the accidents and brushes with tragedy ? her own and Eric's ? this is a mesmerising human story.Written with the acclaimed biographer and journalist Penny Junor, WONDERFUL TODAY is rich and raw, it is funny, heartbreaking and heartwarming.

The Wrecking Crew

The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret

Author: Kent Hartman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429941375

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 7896

Winner of the Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction and Los Angeles Times bestseller "It makes good music sound better."-Janet Maslin in The New York Times "A fascinating look into the West Coast recording studio scene of the '60s and the inside story of the music you heard on the radio. If you always assumed the musicians you listened to were the same people you saw onstage, you are in for a big surprise!"-Dusty Street, host of Classic Vinyl on Sirius XM Satellite Radio If you were a fan of popular music in the 1960s and early '70s, you were a fan of the Wrecking Crew-whether you knew it or not. On hit record after hit record by everyone from the Byrds, the Beach Boys, and the Monkees to the Grass Roots, the 5th Dimension, Sonny & Cher, and Simon & Garfunkel, this collection of West Coast studio musicians from diverse backgrounds established themselves in Los Angeles, California as the driving sound of pop music-sometimes over the objection of actual band members forced to make way for Wrecking Crew members. Industry insider Kent Hartman tells the dramatic, definitive story of the musicians who forged a reputation throughout the business as the secret weapons behind the top recording stars. Mining invaluable interviews, the author follows the careers of such session masters as drummer Hal Blaine and keyboardist Larry Knechtel, as well as trailblazing bassist Carol Kaye-the only female in the bunch-who went on to play in thousands of recording sessions in this rock history. Readers will discover the Wrecking Crew members who would forge careers in their own right, including Glen Campbell and Leon Russell, and learn of the relationship between the Crew and such legends as Phil Spector and Jimmy Webb. Hartman also takes us inside the studio for the legendary sessions that gave us Pet Sounds, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and the rock classic "Layla," which Wrecking Crew drummer Jim Gordon cowrote with Eric Clapton for Derek and the Dominos. And the author recounts priceless scenes such as Mike Nesmith of the Monkees facing off with studio head Don Kirshner, Grass Roots lead guitarist (and future star of The Office) Creed Bratton getting fired from the group, and Michel Rubini unseating Frank Sinatra's pianist for the session in which the iconic singer improvised the hit-making ending to "Strangers in the Night." The Wrecking Crew tells the collective, behind-the-scenes stories of the artists who dominated Top 40 radio during the most exciting time in American popular culture.

Eric Clapton (Songbook)

Author: Eric Clapton

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458448789

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 8925

(Guitar Chord Songbook). A cool collection of the chords and lyrics for 75 of Slowhand's finest. Perfect for players who don't read music but want to strum chords and sing, and equally ideal for more advanced guitarists who don't want to wade through note-for-note notation. Includes: Badge * Bell Bottom Blues * Born Under a Bad Sign * Change the World * Cocaine * Cross Road Blues * Have You Ever Loved a Woman * I Shot the Sheriff * Knockin' on Heaven's Door * Lay Down Sally * Layla * Riding with the King * Strange Brew * Sunshine of Your Love * Tears in Heaven * White Room * Wonderful Tonight * and more!

Rousseau Among the Moderns

Music, Aesthetics, Politics

Author: Julia Simon

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271062747

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Renowned for his influence as a political philosopher, a writer, and an autobiographer, Jean-Jacques Rousseau is known also for his lifelong interest in music. He composed operas and other musical pieces, invented a system of numbered musical notation, engaged in public debates about music, and wrote at length about musical theory. Critical analysis of Rousseau’s work in music has been principally the domain of musicologists, rarely involving the work of scholars of political theory or literary studies. In Rousseau Among the Moderns, Julia Simon puts forth fresh interpretations of The Social Contract, the Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, and the Confessions, as well as other texts. She links Rousseau’s understanding of key concepts in music, such as tuning, harmony, melody, and form, to the crucial problem of the individual’s relationship to the social order. The choice of music as the privileged aesthetic object enables Rousseau to gain insight into the role of the aesthetic realm in relation to the social and political body in ways often associated with later thinkers. Simon argues that much of Rousseau’s “modernism” resides in the unique role that he assigns to music in forging communal relations.

Slowhand

The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

Author: Philip Norman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316560456

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 652

From the bestselling author of Shout!, comes the definitive biography of Eric Clapton, a Rock legend whose life story is as remarkable as his music, which transformed the sound of a generation. For half a century Eric Clapton has been acknowledged to be one of music's greatest virtuosos, the unrivalled master of an indispensable tool, the solid-body electric guitar. His career has spanned the history of rock, and often shaped it via the seminal bands with whom he's played: the Yardbirds, John Mavall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominoes. Winner of 17 Grammys, the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame's only three-time inductee, he is an enduring influence on every other star soloist who ever wielded a pick. Now, with Clapton's consent and access to family members and close friends, rock music's foremost biographer returns to the heroic age of British rock and follows Clapton through his distinctive and scandalous childhood, early life of reckless rock 'n' roll excess, and twisting & turning struggle with addiction in the 60s and 70s. Readers will learn about his relationship with Pattie Boyd--wife of Clapton's own best friend George Harrison--the tragic death of his son, which inspired one of his most famous songs, "Tears in Heaven," and even the backstories of his most famed, and named, guitars. Packed with new information and critical insights, Slowhand finally reveals the complex character behind a living legend.

At War with the World, Or, Lucy Sutherland's Autobiography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 227

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27: Robert Johnson

Author: Chris Salewicz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780875398

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 1149

Robert Johnson was, according to Eric Clapton, "the most important blues singer that ever lived." An itinerant street musician, with a weakness for whisky and women, his is a life of pure legend - the man who sold his soul for the devil, and thereby invented modern music. Precious little is known about his 27 years, or the circumstances of his death, and even the site of his grave is contested. In this mini-biography, acclaimed music critic Chris Salewicz investigates the truth behind the myth, evoking an incisive profile of an enigmatic figure who, with just 29 songs, changed popular music for ever. 27: Robert Johnson is the final part of a series of short music ebooks. Other titles in the series include 27: Brian Jones, 27: Jimi Hendrix, 27: Janis Joplin, 27: Jim Morrison, 27: Kurt Cobain and 27: Amy Winehouse.

At War with the World; or, L. S.'s autobiography. [A tale.]

Author: Lucy SUTHERLAND

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 227

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