Comedy writer, Mike McColl Jones has lots of ´funny friends´. He has written about them all in the book My Funny Friends, which also includes messages from Mike´s funny friends Graham Kennedy, Bert Newton, Don Lane, Tommy Hanlon Jr, Stuart Wagstaff, Steve Vizard, Frankie J. Holden, Kamahl, and many more who have worked with Mike during the golden years of live Australian TV. Re-live those special magic moments of fun as Mike tells stories about the who´s who of Australian television. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike McColl Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000863de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
326 Seiten/pages; 27.5/21.5 cm; Paperback The Elvis Presley Record & Memorabilia Price Guide, 1990 Edition You won´t know what´s happening in the world of Elvis collecting without A Touch Of Gold by Neal Umphred Record collectors and Elvis fans are already familiar with the work of Neal Umphred; he served as editor for O´Sullivan Woodside´s line of price guides, including the 1985-86 edition of The Elvis Presley Record Price Guide, a book that radically redefined the field of collecting Elvis. As a contributing writer to Goldmine magazine, the world´s best selling publication for record col-lectors, Neal has covered the entire range of popular music. He has compiled both Goldmine´s Price Guide To Collectible Record Albums and Goldmine´s Price Guide To Rock ´n Roll 45 RPM Records. With its first edition, A Touch Of Gold stands as the definitive reference work for collectors and historians of Elvis Presley´s enormous body of recordings, including 78s, 45s, EPs and LPs; tapes and compact discs; radio shows and movie promos. Included are special chapters on counterfeits, private pressings, sheet music and RCA memorabilia!
Inroducing an exciting new gospel music series of old time Gospel songs, new favorites, exclusive interviews and special moments. Watch as artists talk about more than the music with their story and a song (85 min.) plus bonus preview of the More Than The Music-Life Story videos (30 min).
Gebundene Ausgabe- 192 Seiten - Pseudonym - 2010 - Englisch/Dutch Limited Edition 1000 copies THE OUTSIDERS were stars from the moment they outshone The Rolling Stones, when they appeared as their supporting act in the ´Brabanthallen´ in March 1966. With all that stardom entailed: hits, delirious fans and exaggerated newspaper headlines about their long hair and wild performances. But the bubble burst before singer Wally Tax´s 21st birthday and THE OUTSIDERS split up. What remained is the memory of one of the best beat bands that The Netherlands has ever known. Beat Legends tells the story of THE OUTSIDERS in words and pictures, with wonderful photographic material, legendary record sleeves and tantalising newspaper cuttings. Plus a free CD of unique live recordings of THE OUTSIDERS at the pinnacle of their fame, the first two singles for the illustrious Muziek Expres label and a radio session for the progressive broadcasting company the VPRO, recorded in the then newly opened rock club Fantasia. Thinkin´ about yesterday What was it about The Outsiders? The rural Zaanstreek was buzzing. The Outsiders had just performed. In the hall at ´Ben and Ans´ bar in the provincial town of Wormer. It must have been legendary, last Sunday afternoon. The Outsiders from Amsterdam. In Wormer. All kinds of stories circulated. Rumours. It had been really wild. The place was smashed up. I heard the word rough. Rough. I tried to imagine what that word meant. I saw vague outlines of thrashing teenage heads. Long hair. Denim jackets. Screams emanating from wide open mouths. There was no-one I could ask. I was thirteen. Living out in Krommenie. Even there people were talking about it. The Outsiders at Ben and Ans. That was quite something. They said the police were there too. And the mayor! But I didn´t know anyone who was actually there. No-one could tell me what really happened that afternoon. Soon after that our junior football team had to play in Wormer and we cycled past Ben and Ans. I was surprised to see that it was a typical local bar, the exterior tastefully painted in traditional green. No sign of destruction. No boarded-up windows or smoking ruins. Freshly cleaned window panes. A poster advertised the band for the following Sunday. Not a provocative name. What was it about The Outsiders? I didn´t manage to find out much at all. We didn´t have a TV at home and the radio was always tuned to a staid adult station. The newspaper was full of politics. Beat music didn´t exist as far as the TV guide was concerned. Then I discovered an Outsiders´ record in Krommenie´s one and only record shop. A compilation disc: Outsiders Songbook. A promotional record produced by the magazine Teenbeat. 7 guilders and 50 cents. On the front cover the four boys from the band. wearing black hats and capes. Fourteen songs. And a note on the back: an extra, The Outsiders talking exclusively with their manager John B. van Setten. That decided it for me. It was time to be initiated. Into music. But most of all into the band´s secret. I had to get to know the band members. Exclusively. I was going to find out what it was about The Outsiders. The songs were wonderful. An earthy base. Solid, jaggedly rattling, but sturdy nonetheless. Ricocheting, supple guitar music. Lyrical texts, dreamily melancholy. As far as I could tell with my rudimentary school English the songs were all about not being understood. I could understand that. Being misunderstood. Or being understood fleetingly, too briefly, and then no more. I understood that. In love, in longing, in life. That will happen one day. I thought, I can already feel the poignancy. Beautiful songs. But it was the short inte views between the numbers which really unsettled me. They only deepened the mystery of The Outsiders. Every word that John B. coaxed from the boys increased the mystery. Like pronouncements from the oracle. Sentences of such apt simplicity that they stunned me. I´ve many years to go, I thought as I listened to the record player in my attic room, before I can truly understand the deeper meaning of these nonchalantly revealed truths. If I ever do. Question from John B.: ´Do you enjoy sport?´ A derisive snigger in the background. Leen? Appie? Wally answers as usual: ´I enjoy watching boxing, and sports like that, which let you express your aggression!´ Dazed, I flicked through my school diary, which I´d decorated with Ban the Bomb symbols...
Gebundene Ausgabe - 418 Seiten - Virgin Books - Englisch Imagine Elvis´s relatives, friends, musical colleagues and business associates - many speaking for the first time - gathering to remember him and swap stories about him. In this close-up and intimate oral biography, that´s just what nearly 150 of them do. Scotty Moore and Bill Monroe recall Elvis´s days of $50 gigs, while musicians like Faron Young and Johnny Cash reveal how tough it was just a year later to follow him on stage at Louisiana Hayride. Girlfriends share cherished memories of moments alone with him, and his closest friends take us inside the gates of Graceland. We see Elvis battling his stage fright at the Ed Sullivan Show, learn of his loneliness as an Army recruit and witness his heart-breaking grief when his adored mother died. Highlighted by never-before-seen photographs, these riveting personal accounts, skilfully interwoven and put into context, paint a unique portrait of the modest, courteous country boy turned superstar entertainer, who even today remains the King to countless fans. `Bob Neal set Elvis up in their office. They had matchbooks and ashtrays and stuff. Anyway I walked in one time, and Elvis had took fingernail polish and painted his phone red.´ `We passed a little black boy with a watermelon stand. He knew who Elvis was but he wasn´t gonna let Elvis know he knew. Elvis asked ´´How much are the watermelons?´´ A price was established and Elvis just turned round and said ´´We´ll take the whole stand - pay him.´´ That´s the only time the kid´s visage cracked. Elvis bought all those watermelons and took them back to Memphis. `Elvis had a thing about someone shooting and killing him for no reason. At my wedding he had five guns on in the church - one close up under each arm, one stuck in his belt, one behind him and one in his boot.´ 5., FAX, ! !!,11Ill´, lit )1), `Elvis told me two days before he died - the last time I saw him: ´´I´ll never see you again. I love you. Take care of yourself. I´ll see you on the other side.´´
Taschenbuch - 314 Seiten - Music Mentor Books - 2014 - Englisch MIKE SANCHEZ: BIG TOWN PLAYBOY Fifty years ago, the golden age of rock´n´roll was fading from view as the Swinging Sixties swept over the musical seascape and into the hearts and souls of the children of the day. However, Mike Sanchez fought against the tide, and continues to do so to this day. It started with a few borrowed 45s, then came the quiff and some knockout threads. He entered through the darkened doors of roots and blues music and spread light so that a whole new generation could enjoy its celestial message. His charismatic stage presence was a train that stomped along the tracks, and the great and the good were happy to get on board that blues express running from Chicago to the West Coast. Musical titans have always been happy to give him the keys to their kingdom, and the freedom of their stage. Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, Jeff Beck and Robert Plant listened to him, loved him, feted him, and above all applauded him. Mike Sanchez will always be an iconic figure forever cast in the melting pot of roots and blues. To the authenticity of the past he gives a new energy as he rocks his piano into dust. As an artist, he remains true to his soul, continually foregoing the painting-by-numbers of corporate control in favour of the freedom to splash his palette across the eager canvas of rock´n´roll. ´Mike Sanchez would have invented rock´n´roll if no one else had bothered´ — Mark Lamarr ´He is our Little Richard, with a bit of Jerry Lee Lewis thrown in´ — Jeff Beck ´People who see him never forget him´ — Albert Lee ´What other people were doing in the studio, he did on the stage, and he did it fantastically well´ — Bill Wyman ´Mike has got that natural talent. Like John McEnroe at tennis or David Beckham at football, Mike has that on piano´ — Andy Fairweather-Low ´He´s a great singer, musician and songwriter, and a brilliant entertainer´ — Imelda May ´Mike Sanchez deserves the best because he is the best´ — Rick Vito Introduction Mike Sanchez has seen it all. He has shared a stage with many rock´n´roll greats, including Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Jeff Beck and Bill Wyman, and he is considered their equal in many musical circles. `Mike´s the Man´ is a common accolade when opinions are sought as to his musical appeal, and he remains one of the foremost names in rock´n´roll and boogie-woogie piano playirig in the world today. However, he is so much more than that. Whilst many artists are measured in terms of album sales, Mike´s appeal goes far beyond his recordings. He is known for striving to make every performance the best that it can possibly be, delivering shows with his all-action style and undoubted charisma onstage. When the music is pumping, the keys are jumping, the sweat is pouring and the rhythm really does satisfy your soul: that is Mike Sanchez. Offstage Mike devotes a huge amount of time to his fans, staying behind until the last one has gone, signing CDs and other merchandise. Every one of them means something to him, and he means so much to them all. They all want to be a part of Mike Sanchez, sharing stories as to where they first saw him, how many times they have seen him, and where they will see him next. It is probably true that there are not many people who have only seen Mike Sanchez once, as after the first experience he simply must be tasted again to see if he can recapture the energy and exhilaration of the previous show — and he usually can. Mike Sanchez: Big Town Playboy charts his roots in Spain, his early years in London and his move to Bewdley where he formed his first band, the Rockets. It tells of his time with Ricky Cool & The Big Town Playboys, the band that he eventually made his own, his time with Bill Wyman´s Rhythm Kings, his solo career, and so much more besides. He is now a family man, living with his wife Sarah and their son Louie on a hillside in El Tiemblo, just outside Madrid, considering the next significant step in his colourful career
Gebundene Ausgabe - Parragon Plus- 78 Seiten - Englisch Early Years In 1899 Della Mae Hogan, having ear-lier scandalized her local Missouri com-munity by encouraging local lads to play `kiss-me-quick´ in a variety of neigh-bourhood farmyards, came to her senses and married a house painter, ten years her senior, called Otis Elmer Monroe. Just a few months later, Otis, who had high hopes of becoming a famous artist and moving to Paris, France, took his wife across the border to Mexico, where he was sure that they would save enough money to facilitate their trip to Europe. Instead, in 1902, Della gave birth to a girl, Gladys Pearl, and the Monroes, with their lofty dreams fading, moved to Los Angeles where they had heard that the trams, if not the streets, needed covering in gold. In 1905, Della gave birth to a boy called Marion. Work became scarcer and Otis began to drink. By 1908 Otis was semi-paralysed. He was in the final stages of syphilis of the brain, and the cure was not to be invented for another year — which was too late to save Otis. He died in 1909 at the age of forty-three. Otis´s deteriora-tion had been rapid and terrifying —Della was convinced that her husband had gone mad. In fact, the kind of ...
(2008/Music Mentor) paperback, english, 15.5x23.5 cm, 532 pages, b&w illustrations. Volume 2 contains: 4 - Bootlegs 5 - Chuck Berry on the Radio (transcription discs, concept albums and radio spots) 6 - Rarest Berrys (your guide to the rarest Chuck Berry recordings) 7 - Chuck Berry in the Movies (movie appearances, movie soundtracks featuring Chuck Berry songs) 8 - Chuck Berry on TV (TV appearances, TV movies and series featuring Chuck Berry songs) 9 - Notable Video & DVD Releases (includes bootlegs and other rarities) 10 - International Tours (a huge listing of Chuck Berry´s concert appearances outside the USA from 1956 to the present day) 11 - Songs (Chuck Berry songs in alphabetical order, strange Chuck Berry songs in BMI Files, Berry´s Best) 12 - Achievements & Awards (UK hit singles and albums; UK hit singles and albums; Australian hit singles; Belgian hit singles; Canadian hit singles; French hit tunes; (West) German hit singles; Irish hit singles; Netherlands hit singles; New Zealand hit singles; Norwegian hit singles; Swedish hit singles; gold records; BMI songwriter awards; other awards and honours, postage stamps) 13 - Influence on Other Artists (Chuck Berry-derived stage names, song titles based on Chuck Berry lyrics, album titles based on Chuck Berry lyrics/records, songs with lyrics that mention Chuck Berry, songs with similar lyrics to Chuck Berry songs) 14 - Tributes (testimonials, tribute songs, tribute albums) 15 - Chuck Berry in Print (biographies, books with Berry content of special interest, newspapers and magazines, songbooks) 16 - Roots (songs that inspired Chuck Berry, songs covered by Chuck Berry, Berry and the Blues) 17 - Fan Clubs and Websites 18 - Johnnie Johnson (complete post-Berry sessionography/discography; solo releases; session work and guest appearances; Various Artists releases; videotapes, DVDs and movies) 19 - Eddy Clearwater (complete sessionography/discography; solo releases; session work and guest appearances; Various Artists releases; DVDs).