Simon´s memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the cofounder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster; her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters, performing folk songs with her sister, Lucy, in Greenwich Village; to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, including the number-one song ´´You´re So Vain´´. She was the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award, for her song ´´Let the River Run´´ from the movie Working Girl. The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart. Simon brilliantly captures moments of creative inspiration, the sparks of songs, and the stories behind writing ´´Anticipation´´ and ´´We Have No Secrets´´, among many others. Romantic entanglements with some of the most famous men of the day fueled her confessional lyrics as well as the unraveling of her storybook marriage to James Taylor. Includes original music composed especially for the program by Carly Simon and Teese Gohl plus a previously unreleased bonus song from Carly Simon. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Carly Simon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002115de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Mike McColl Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000863de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On 16 August 1952, Ian Fleming wrote to his wife, Ann, ´´My love, This is only a tiny letter to try out my new typewriter and to see if it will write golden words since it is made of gold´´. And he did write golden words: 14 best-selling James Bond books and an equally energetic flow of letters to his wife, publisher, editors, fans, friends and critics, charting 007´s progress with correspondence that ranged from badgering Jonathan Cape about his quota of free copies - a coin was tossed; Fleming lost - to apologising for having mistaken a certain brand of perfume and for equipping Bond with the wrong kind of gun. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Julian Rhind-Tutt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025630de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A son of poor Jamaican immigrants who grew up in Depression-era Harlem, Harry Belafonte became the first black performer to gain artistic control over the representation of African Americans in commercial television and film. Forging connections with an astonishing array of consequential players on the American scene in the decades following World War II - from Paul Robeson to Ed Sullivan, John Kennedy to Stokely Carmichael - Belafonte established his place in American culture as a hugely popular singer, matinee idol, internationalist, and champion of civil rights, black pride, and black power. In Becoming Belafonte, Judith E. Smith presents the first full-length interpretive study of this multitalented artist. She sets Belafonte´s compelling story within a history of American race relations, black theater and film history, McCarthy-era hysteria, and the challenges of introducing multifaceted black culture in a moment of expanding media possibilities and constrained political expression. Smith traces Belafonte´s roots in the radical politics of the 1940s, his careful negotiation of the complex challenges of the Cold War 1950s, and his full flowering as a civil rights advocate and internationally acclaimed performer in the 1960s. In Smith´s account, Belafonte emerges as a relentless activist, a questing intellectual, and a tireless organizer. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Quintin W. Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068315de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Professor of English at Indiana State University and the author of the literary biography Mark Twain: Man in White, Michael Shelden is the perfect candidate to lead this series of lectures on one of the most important—and most influential—of all American authors. From Twain’s early history through his landmark achievements and the defining moments of his extraordinary life, Shelden imparts a learned understanding of both the man and his astounding body of work. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Shelden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004039de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mike McColl Jones has heard the words ‘And now here’s…’ 6,000 times and each of those 6,000 times tonight show hosts such as Graham Kennedy, Don Lane, Bert Newton and Steve Vizard have walked into shot and spoken words written for them by Mike. Few people are more qualified to write this history of Australian Tonight shows. In a career spanning decades, Mike has been a creator of television’s funniest moments on-screen and an insider off-screen. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000864de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Almost from the moment it was first set to paper, the music of Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) - technically superb, rich in quality, and widely imitated - has exemplified the Classical style, creating not only the Classical-era symphony but setting the standard, through his own 68 string quartets, against which that form has ever after been judged. And yet Haydn, despite the influence left by more than 1,000 works, seems to no longer get his due, often thought of as an aged figure surpassed and overshadowed by Beethoven and Mozart, who actually credited Haydn, the only contemporary he admired, and with whom he formed a lasting and artistically fruitful friendship, with teaching him how to write string quartets. Even Beethoven, whose relationship with his compositional teacher was troubled and stormy, would never have been able to write his triumphant Ninth Symphony without the influence of Haydn´s crowning achievement, the towering 1798 oratorio, Creation. Now, in a series of eight vivid lectures, you can learn to understand and appreciate the music of one of the most original and influential composers of all time as you explore his origins, influence, and greatest works. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Robert Greenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000119de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harry Cohn left no writings, made no speeches, rarely submitted to interviews and abhorred personal publicity. Despite all of those facts, the notoriously rough and tough studio chieftain is brilliantly rendered in what may be Thomas´s finest work. King Cohn details the mogul´s rise as a New York City song-plugger to a Poverty Row impresario, to his reign as one of the most powerful men in Hollywood during the studio golden era. Updated and revised in 2003 with forward written and read by Peter Bart, former editor in Chief, Daily Variety. For nearly seven decades writing for the AP, Bob Thomas, the gentlemanly, soft-spoken reporter with the wry sense of humor, enjoyed access to the stars that modern journalists rarely attain. Thomas possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of the industry as well as a filing system at his home that rivaled that of any news bureau. At the time of his death in 2014, he had penned nearly three dozen biographies and was considered the last link to the golden age of motion pictures. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: John Landis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000622de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´After 46 years of being on the road, now is the right time to look back in a way I´ve never done before: now and then. I´m looking forward to sharing it with you.´ Mick Fleetwood has been part of one of the world´s most successful and adored bands for over four decades. Here he tells the full and candid story of that life, and what it is to be part of the ever evolving Fleetwood Mac. His all-access autobiography spans the career of one of classic rock´s greatest drummers and band leaders, the co-founder of the deeply loved super group that bears his name. In this intimate portrait of a life lived in music, Fleetwood vividly recalls his upbringing in Cornwall, Egypt, and Norway, tapping along to whatever song was playing on the radio; his experiences as a musician in Sixties London; the early days of the band featuring Peter Green, and his close friendship with George Harrison and seemingly all of music royalty. Play On sheds new light on Fleetwood Mac´s raucous history, describing the highs and lows of being part of a band that he often single-handedly kept together. His love affair with Stevie Nicks, the creation of landmark albums like Rumours and Tusk, and the many incredible and outrageous moments of recording, touring, fighting, and loving with Fleetwood Mac: all are here. He describes his life´s moments with the honesty and immediacy that his fans expect, taking us to the very heart of this multi-layered life. It´s been a tumultuous journey with the excesses of the band´s huge success at times threatening to destroy what they strived so hard to create. But through it all, it´s been the drive to play on that has won out. Now, then, and always, it´s Fleetwood Mac. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Dew. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000715de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.