Seymour stein is America's greatest living record man. Including both the high and low points in his life, Siren Song touches on everything from his discovery of Madonna to his wife Linda Stein's violent death. Ask anyone in the music business, Seymour Stein is a legend. Along that winding path, the ramones, madonna, depeche mode, the Smiths, he discovered and broke out a skyline full of stars: Madonna, Talking Heads, Seal, Ice-T, The Cure, Lou Reed, and many others.
Siren Song: My Life in Music #ad - Brimming with hilarious scenes and character portraits, Siren Song’s wider narrative is about modernity in motion, and the slow acceptance of diversity in America – thanks largely to daring pop music. Since the late fifties, studio 54, cbgb, danceteria, tin pan alley, he's been wherever it's happening: Billboard, The British Invasion, the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, the CD crash.
Anything for a Hit: An A&R Woman's Story of Surviving the Music IndustryChicago Review Press #ad - Carvello reveals here how she flipped the script and showed Ertegun and every other man who tried to control her that a woman can be just as willing to do what it takes to get a hit. Still, when he neared his end, sad and alone, Dorothy had no hatred toward him—only a strange kind of loyalty. He was notoriously abusive, sexually harassing Dorothy on a daily basis.
Featuring never-before-heard stories about artists like michael jackson, marc Anthony, Bon Jovi, and many more, INXS, Phil Collins, Steven Tyler, Madonna, this book is a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered what it's really like to be a woman in a male-dominated industry. She was the first female a&r executive at Atlantic Records, and one of the few in the room at RCA and Columbia.
Anything for a Hit: An A&R Woman's Story of Surviving the Music Industry #ad - But before that, she was secretary to ahmet ertegun, negotiated distribution deals with Mick Jagger, who signed acts like Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin, and added Neil Young to Crosby, Atlantic’s infamous president, Stills & Nash. The stories she tells about the kingmakers of the music industry are outrageous, but it is her sinuous friendship with Ahmet that frames her narrative.
Dorothy carvello knows all about the music biz.
Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin, and Beyond--The Story of Rock's Greatest ManagerDa Capo Press #ad - It is a celebration, a cautionary tale, and a compelling human drama. With support from grant's family interviews with led zeppelin's surviving band members, and access to Grant's extensive archive and scores of unpublished material, including his never-before-published final interview, Blake sheds new light on the history of Led Zeppelin and on the wider story of rock music in the 1960s and '70s.
Full of new insights into grant's early life as an actor, after the extraordinary highs and lows of a career in rock 'n' roll, and road manager for rock 'n' roll pioneers Chuck Berry and Little Richard; the formation of Led Zeppelin; his seclusion following the demise of the band; and his recovery from substance abuse, wrestler, Bring It On Home reveals a man who, found peace and happiness in a more ordinary life.
Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin, and Beyond--The Story of Rock's Greatest Manager #ad - Acclaimed author and journalist Mark Blake seeks to rectify that. Bring it on home is the first book to tell the complete uncensored story of this industry giant. The authorized biography of the most notorious rock manager of all time, Peter Grant, best known for his work with Led ZeppelinPeter Grant is the most famous music manager of all time.
No one has successfully captured the scope of his personality or his long-lasting impact on the music business. Often acknowledged as the "fifth member of led Zeppelin, " Grant's story has appeared in fragments across countless Zeppelin biographies, but none has explored who this brilliant and intuitive manager yet flawed and sometimes dangerous man truly was.
Travelin' Thru, 1967 - 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15Sony Legacy #ad - The latest chapter in the highly acclaimed bob dylan bootleg series revisits Dylan's pivotal musical journeys to Nashville, focusing on previously unavailable recordings made with Johnny Cash and unreleased tracks from the John Wesley Harding, from 1967 to 1969, Nashville Skyline, and Self Portrait sessions.
Disc 3 closes with tracks recorded on may 17, 1970 with grammy award-winning bluegrass banjo legend Earl Scruggs for the PBS television special, "Earl Scruggs: His Family and Friends" originally aired January 1971. Disc 1 finds dylan in columbia's studio a in nashville recording alternate versions of compositions written for John Wesley Harding October 17 and November 6, 1967 and Nashville Skyline February 13-14, 1969 while introducing a new song "Western Road" a Nashville Skyline outtake.
Travelin' Thru, 1967 - 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15 #ad - Discs 2 and 3 are centered around dylan's collaborations with american music icon johnny cash including the much sought-after Columbia Studio A sessions and on-stage performances at the Ryman Auditorium May 1, 1969 for the recording of the premiere episode of The Johnny Cash Show originally broadcast on ABC-TV on June 7, 1969.
The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of ImpossibilitiesDa Capo Press #ad - The band recorded three major label albums but, by 1972, it was all over. Kramer's story is literally a revolutionary one, but it's also the deeply personal struggle of an addict and an artist, a rebel with a great tale to tell. The '60s were not all peace and love, but Kramer shows that peace and love can be born out of turbulence and unrest.
They toured the country, played with music legends, and had a rabid following, their music acting as the soundtrack to the blue collar youth movement springing up across the nation. The first memoir by wayne kramer, before the world heard a note of their music, legendary guitarist and cofounder of quintessential Detroit proto-punk legends The MC5 In January 1969, The MC5 was on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Kramer wanted to redefine what a rock 'n' roll group was capable of, and there was power in reaching for that, but it was also a recipe for disaster, both personally and professionally. From the glory days of detroit to the junk-sick streets of the East Village, from Key West to Nashville and sunny L. A.
The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities #ad - His is the classic journeyman narrative, in and out of prison and on and off of drugs, but with a twist: he's here to remind us that revolution is always an option. The missing link between free jazz and punk rock, they were raw, primal, and, when things were clicking, absolutely unstoppable. Led by legendary guitarist wayne kramer, and out of control, violent, sexy, chaotic, The MC5 was a reflection of the times: exciting, all but assuring their time in the spotlight would be short-lived.
Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Record IndustryThomas Dunne Books #ad - Murphy also offers a provocative look at the future through the ruminations of such vanguard figures as Martin Mills 4AD, Matador, XL Recordings, Rough Trade and genre-busting producer Rick Rubin Run-D. M. C. Metallica, red hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash. Drawing from memoirs, and sire, and more than one hundred exclusive interviews with the legends of the record industry, Sub Pop, Virgin, A&M, including the founders and CEOs of Atlantic, archives, Chrysalis, this book reveals the secret history behind the hit-making craft.
Remarkable in scope and impressive in depth, Cowboys and Indies chronicles the pioneers who set the stylus on the most important labels and musical discoveries in history. Murphy highlights:· otto heinemann's pioneer label okeh, ahmet ertegun, which spread blues and jazz "race" records across america· how one man, grandmaster flash, and the corporate music machine· the machiavellian moves of punk impresario Malcolm McLaren Sex Pistols· Chris Blackwell's triumphs for Island Records Bob Marley, David Geffen, U2· Sylvia Robinson and Tom Silverman, Bruce Springsteen · the behind-the-scenes players of the British Invasion· Clive Davis, Henry Speir, Charlie Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson · Sam Phillips's seminal work with Chess and Sun Records· John Hammond's discoveries Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, the hip-hop explorers behind the Sugarhill Gang, discovered nearly all the Delta blues legends Robert Johnson, Leonard Cohen, and Afrika Bambaataa.
Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Record Industry #ad - . And much, much more. Cowboys and indies is nothing less than the first definitive history of the recording industry on both sides of the Atlantic. From the invention of the earliest known sound-recording device in 1850s Paris to the CD crash and digital boom today, cultural, author and industry insider Gareth Murphy takes readers on an immensely entertaining and encyclopedic ride through the many cataclysmic musical, and technological changes that shaped a century and a half of the industry.
Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Original Motion Picture SoundtrackCOLUMBIA RECORDS GROUP #ad - Personally curated by quentin tarantino himself, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a love letter to the music of 1960s-era Hollywood. Quentin tarantino's Once Upon A Time Hollywood Soundtrack. Featuring over 20 standout tracks from artists such as Paul Revere & The Raiders, Deep Purple and Neil Diamond, the album creates a true time capsule of a golden era of filmmaking.
Who Is Michael Ovitz?Portfolio #ad - He’s a pioneer who reinvented the role of the agent in packaging actors, directors, writers, and producers, which made CAA the essential hub of countless movies and television shows. He’s a master negotiator who drove historic deals for many of his clients, as well as the acquisitions of two major studios by Sony and Matsushita.
If you’re going to read just one book about how show business really works, this is the one. When the history of hollywood is written, few people will have played a larger role than Michael Ovitz. It is impossible to read such a chronicle and not see Mr. He’s a self-taught connoisseur of art and architecture, a generous philanthropist, a devoted father.
. Ovitz as the steve jobs of agenting, possessing a version of Jobs’s fanatical drive and a similar desire to remake an industry. The wall street journalwho is michael ovitz? he’s a striver who talked his way into the famous mailroom of the William Morris Agency without any connections, then worked his way out of the mailroom in record time.
Who Is Michael Ovitz? #ad - He’s an entrepreneur who left a safe job to launch Creative Artists Agency, growing it from five guys in a rundown office to the most powerful agency in the world. And to his detractors he’s a world-class jerk and a ruthless manipulator who double-crossed his friends, crushed his enemies, and let nothing stand in his way, ever.
Face It: A MemoirDey Street Books #ad - My blondie character was an inflatable doll but with a dark, provocative, aggressive side. With all the grit, talking heads, where blondie played alongside the Ramones, Television, and glory recounted in intimate detail, Face It re-creates the downtown scene of 1970s New York City, grime, Iggy Pop and David Bowie.
Aesthetically dazzling, bespoke illustrations and fan art installations, and including never-before-seen photographs, Face It brings Debbie Harry’s world and artistic sensibilities to life. Following her path from glorious commercial success to heroin addiction, and blondie’s breakup as a band to her multifaceted acting career in more than thirty films, Face It is a cinematic story of a woman who made her own path, a heart-wrenching bankruptcy, and her tireless advocacy for the environment and LGBTQ rights, the near-death of partner Chris Stein, a stunning solo career and the triumphant return of her band, and set the standard for a generation of artists who followed in her footsteps—a memoir as dynamic as its subject.
Face It: A Memoir #ad - I was saying things in songs that female singers didn’t really say back then. Filled with never-before-seen photos and art throughout, a band that forged a new sound that brought together the worlds of rock, debbie Harry is the frontwoman of Blondie, disco, and the iconic face of New York City cool, activist, actor, Debbie HarryBRAVE, punk, BEAUTIFUL AND BORN TO BE PUNK Musician, the much-anticipated autobiography from rock icon and lead singer of Blondie, reggae and hip-hop to create some of the most beloved pop songs of all time.
As a muse, she collaborated with some of the boldest artists of the past four decades. I wasn’t submissive or begging him to come back, I was kicking his ass, kicking him out, kicking my own ass too. I was playing it up yet I was very serious.
Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East ConcertsSony Legacy #ad - Hendrix was inspired by his collaboration with cox and Miles and this creative renewal drove the development of promising new material such as "Power Of Soul, " "Burning Desire" and the extraordinary "Machine Gun. By the end of january 1970, but the blend of funk, the band was history, rock and soul pioneered by the trio had a profound impact.
The lavish package is filled with unseen photos from talent such as fillmore East house photographer Amalie Rothschild, color saturated images provided the original artwork for 1970's Band of Gypsys as well as Marshall Amplifier representative Marc Franklin, Jan Blom whose iconic, who had full access to the group in their dressing room backstage.
The box set was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Bernie Grundman. The booklet features remembrances from bassist Billy Cox and liner notes by author/journalist/filmmaker Nelson George. Earlier in 1969, consisting of hendrix, on bass, whom he had befriended when both were serving with the 101st Airborne Division Cox and Electric Flag drummer Buddy Miles, his longtime friend Billy Cox, The Jimi Hendrix Experience had closed a musical chapter and the guitarist assembled a new trio dubbed Band of Gypsys, who would also contribute occasional lead vocals.
Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts #ad - . Presented in their original performance sequence and encompassing 43 tracks across 5 CDs or 8LPs, the set boasts over two dozen tracks that have either never before been released commercially or have been newly remixed plus the full extended versions of songs originally released on the 1970 Band of Gypsys album.
Songs for groovy children assembles all four historic debut concerts by Jimi Hendrix s newly assembled Band of Gypsys at New York s Fillmore East on New Years Eve 1969 and New Years Day 1970 Newly mixed and restored in sequence without edits, fans can finally hear hendrix, " "voodoo child Slight Return, " as well as supercharged Experience favorites inclusive of "Foxey Lady, Cox and Miles blast through their genre-defying sets that included freshly written songs like "Earth Blues" and "Stepping Stone, " "Wild Thing, " "Hey Joe" and "Purple Haze.
David Crosby: Remember My NameSony Pictures Home Entertainment #ad - A cultural force for over fifty years, Crosby faced an uncertain future after the 2015 dissolution of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Autographed. Shrink-wrapped. Racked with health issues and personal obstacles, Crosby forged a new path at the age of 77. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, fear, Crosby shares his often-challenging journey with humor and bite.
A revealing and deeply personal documentary exploring the life and creative renaissance of music icon David Crosby. This inspirational story, filled with music, will speak to loyal fans, and legions of new ones. Quentin tarantino's Once Upon A Time Hollywood Soundtrack. Seeking out younger musicians and recording a pair of critically-praised new albums, Crosby now sets out to make a mark in a world now so different from the generation he came to define in the 60’s.