The Doors

The Doors
Author: Chuck Crisafulli,Dave DiMartino
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781560252665
ISBN 13: 1560252669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Doors Book Review:

Explores the intellectual and spiritual underpinnings of the songs that made The Doors a legendary rock band.

When the Music s Over

When the Music s Over
Author: Peter Robinson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781444846454
ISBN 13: 1444846450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Music s Over Book Review:

In a remote countryside lane in North Yorkshire, the body of a young girl is found, having apparently been thrown from a moving vehicle. While DI Annie Cabbot investigates the circumstances in which a 14-year-old could possibly fall victim to such a crime, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Alan Banks is faced with a case as cold as they come. Fifty years ago Linda Palmer was attacked by celebrity entertainer Danny Caxton, yet no investigation ever took place. Now Caxton is at the centre of a historical abuse investigation. While Annie struggles with a controversial case threatening to cause uproar in the local community, Banks must piece together decades-old evidence. As each gets closer to uncovering the truth, they'll unearth secrets much darker than they ever could have guessed...

When the Music s Over

When the Music s Over
Author: Robin Denselow
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 298
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780571139064
ISBN 13: 057113906X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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When the Music s Over

When the Music s Over
Author: Ross David Burke,Ross Burke
Publsiher: Plume Books
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780452275843
ISBN 13: 0452275849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Music s Over Book Review:

An autobiographical novel provides an intimate look inside the schizophrenic mind and describes the narrator's experiences in jail, mental hospitals, and attempting to function in "normal society"

Light My Fire

Light My Fire
Author: Ray Manzarek
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1999-10-15
ISBN 10: 0698151011
ISBN 13: 9780698151017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Light My Fire Book Review:

"The best book yet about The Doors." --Booklist Now available as an ebook for the first time...the inside story of the Doors, by cofounder and keyboard player Ray Manzarek. Includes 16 pages of photos. "A refreshingly candid read...a Doors bio worth opening." --Entertainment Weekly No other band has ever sounded quite like the Doors, and no other frontman has ever transfixed an audience quite the way Jim Morrison did. Ray Manzarek, the band's co-founder and keyboard player, was there from the very start--and until the sad dissolution--of the Doors. In this heartfelt and colorfully detailed memoir, complete with 16 pages of photographs, he brings us an insider's view of the brief, brilliant history...from the beginning to the end. "An engaging read." --Washington Post Book World

When the Music s Over

When the Music s Over
Author: Peter Robinson
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN 10: 0771072686
ISBN 13: 9780771072680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Music s Over Book Review:

By one of the world's top writers of crime fiction, When the Music's Over -- which takes on the sexual abuse of an adolescent girl by a celebrity in the entertainment world -- is one of Robinson's strongest to date. When the body of a young girl is found in a remote countryside lane, evidence suggests she was drugged, abused, and thrown from a moving van -- before being beaten to death. While DI Annie Cabbot investigates the circumstances in which a 14-year-old could possibly fall victim to such a crime, newly promoted DSI Alan Banks must do the same -- but the crime Banks is investigating is the coldest of cases. Fifty years ago Linda Palmer was attacked by celebrity entertainer Danny Caxton, yet no investigation ever took place. Now Caxton stands accused, at the centre of a historical abuse investigation, and it's Banks's first task as superintendent to find the truth. As more women step forward with accounts of Caxton's manipulation, Banks must piece together decades-old evidence. With his investigation uncovering things from the past that would rather stay hidden, he will be led down a path even darker than the one he set out to investigate . . .

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison
Author: Stephen Davis
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2005-06-16
ISBN 10: 9781101218273
ISBN 13: 1101218274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jim Morrison Book Review:

As the lead singer of the Doors, Jim Morrison’s searing poetic vision and voracious appetite for sexual, spiritual, and psychedelic experience inflamed the spirit and psyche of a generation. Since his mysterious death in 1971, millions more fans from a new generation have embraced his legacy, as layers of myth have gathered to enshroud the life, career, and true character of the man who was James Douglas Morrison. In Jim Morrison, critically acclaimed journalist Stephen Davis, author of Hammer of the Gods, unmasks Morrison’s constructed personas of the Lizard King and Mr. Mojo Risin’ to reveal a man of fierce intelligence whose own destructive tendencies both fueled his creative ambitions and brought about his downfall. Gathered from dozens of original interviews and investigations of Morrison’s personal journals, Davis has assembled a vivid portrait of a misunderstood genius, tracing the arc of Morrison’s life from his troubled youth to his international stardom, when his drug and alcohol binges, tumultuous sexual affairs, and fractious personal relationships reached a frenzied peak. For the first time, Davis is able to reconstruct Morrison’s last days in Paris to solve one of the greatest mysteries in music history in a shocking final chapter. Compelling and harrowing, intimate and revelatory, Jim Morrison is the definitive biography of the rock idol in snakeskin and leather who defined the 1960s.

The Doors

The Doors
Author: Greil Marcus
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-01-17
ISBN 10: 0571279961
ISBN 13: 9780571279968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Doors Book Review:

A fan from the moment the Doors' first album arrived, Greil Marcus saw the band many times at the legendary Filmore Auditorium and the Avalon Ballroom in 1967. Five years later it was all over. Forty years after the singer Jim Morrison was found dead in Paris and the group disbanded, Greil Marcus muses on how one could drive from here to there, changing fom one FM pop station to another, and be all but guaranteed to hear two, three, four Doors songs in an hour. Whatever the demands in the music, they remained unsatisfied, in the largest sense unfinished, and absolutely alive. There have been many books on the Doors. This is the first to bypass their myth, their mystique, and the death cult both of Jim Morrison and the era he was made to personify, and focus solely on the music. It is a story untold; all these years later it is a new story.

The Power of Music

The Power of Music
Author: Elena Mannes
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-05-24
ISBN 10: 0802778291
ISBN 13: 9780802778291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Music Book Review:

The award-winning creator of the acclaimed documentary "The Music Instinct: Science & Song," explores the power of music and its connection to the body, the brain, and the world of nature. Only recently has science sought in earnest to understand and explain this impact. One remarkable recent study, analyzing the cries of newborns, shows that infants' cries contain common musical intervals, and children tease each other in specific, singsong ways no matter where in the world they live. Physics experiments show that sound waves can physically change the structure of a material; musician and world-famous conductor Daniel Barenboim believes musical sound vibrations physically penetrate our bodies, shifting molecules as they do. The Power of Music follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture, to discover: how much of our musicality is learned and how much is innate? Can examining the biological foundations of music help scientists unravel the intricate web of human cognition and brain function? Why is music virtually universal across cultures and time-does it provide some evolutionary advantage? Can music make people healthier? Might music contain organizing principles of harmonic vibration that underlie the cosmos itself?

The Doors Unhinged

The Doors  Unhinged
Author: John Densmore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 9780986037917
ISBN 13: 0986037915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Doors Unhinged Book Review:

The Doors drummer John Densmore recounts his legal fight to stop the remaining members' use of the band's name and music

Sleeping in the Ground

Sleeping in the Ground
Author: Peter Robinson
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 0771072716
ISBN 13: 9780771072710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleeping in the Ground Book Review:

DSI Alan Banks is determined to track down a gunman after a mass shooting in the thrilling new instalment of Peter Robinson's internationally bestselling series. Detective Superintendent Alan Banks is called in to lead the investigation after a shocking mass murder occurs during a wedding outside a small church in the Yorkshire Dales. An exhaustive manhunt ensues and the shooter is run to ground as the investigation follows its inevitable course. But Banks, his colleague DI Annie Cabbot, and the newest and youngest team member, DC Gerry Masterson, are plagued by doubts as to exactly what happened in the churchyard that day, and why. Have they apprehended the right suspect? Is there more to uncover? Struggling with the death of an old flame and the return of profiler Jenny Fuller, a former love interest, Banks is compelled to dig deeper into the suspect's past and motivations, and as he does, he uncovers forensic and psychological puzzles that lead him to long forgotten secrets. It's possible that eventually they'll provide the answers he is looking for, but will he piece together the clues in time? Chilling, suspenseful, and deftly plotted, Sleeping in the Ground, will keep long-time fans and new readers guessing to the very end, and it proves without a doubt that Peter Robinson is a crime writer at the top of his game.

The Doors FAQ

The Doors FAQ
Author: Rich Weidman
Publsiher: Backbeat Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN 10: 1617131105
ISBN 13: 9781617131103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Doors FAQ Book Review:

(Book). It has been over 40 years since the untimely death of L.A.'s mystic and rock's Dionysus, Jim Morrison, yet the Doors have consistently inspired new generations of fans worldwide ever since. Highlighting one of the most influential, original, and outrageous American bands of the 1960s, The Doors FAQ is a dynamic, unorthodox exploration of this remarkable band and its enigmatic lead singer. Drawing upon unique sources, Rich Weidman digs deep and serves up fresh perspective on the music, from the garage to the hits to the outtakes; and on the band's members, from their roots, influences, and key industry partners to their rare talents, personal foibles, love affairs, and arrests. This volume also details every studio album and live recording, all the highs and lows of the Doors in concert (including the notorious 1969 Miami concert), Morrison's 40-day trial, and the death of the "Lizard King" in Paris in 1971, as well as post-Morrison milestones. Unlike the straightforward narratives of other Doors biographies, this inventive, ceremonious biographical collage leaves no stone unturned, covering the band both with Morrison and post-Morrison, including the 2010 When You're Strange documentary and the recent pardon of Morrison by the State of Florida for the Miami concert. Countless rare images from album art to ticket stubs to posters accompany the text, in this dazzling edition of solid rock scholarship.

Music

Music
Author: Ted Gioia
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 1541617975
ISBN 13: 9781541617971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Book Review:

"A dauntingly ambitious, obsessively researched" (Los Angeles Times) global history of music that reveals how songs have shifted societies and sparked revolutions Histories of music overwhelmingly suppress stories of the outsiders and rebels who created musical revolutions and instead celebrate the mainstream assimilators who borrowed innovations, diluted their impact, and disguised their sources. In Music: A Subversive History, Ted Gioia reclaims the story of music for the riffraff, insurgents, and provocateurs. Gioia tells a four-thousand-year history of music as a global source of power, change, and upheaval. He shows how outcasts, immigrants, slaves, and others at the margins of society have repeatedly served as trailblazers of musical expression, reinventing our most cherished songs from ancient times all the way to the jazz, reggae, and hip-hop sounds of the current day. Music: A Subversive History is essential reading for anyone interested in the meaning of music, from Sappho to the Sex Pistols to Spotify.

Nina und Georg when the Music s Over

Nina  und  Georg  when the Music s Over
Author: Alfred Bergmann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 107
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:252377177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Seekers

The Seekers
Author: John Densmore
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN 10: 0306846225
ISBN 13: 9780306846229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seekers Book Review:

The iconic drummer of The Doors investigates his own relationship with creativity and explores the meaning of artistry with other artists and performers in this compelling and spellbinding memoir. Whether it's the curiosity that blossoms after we listen to our favorite band's newest record, or the sheer admiration we feel after watching a knockout performance, many of us have experienced art so pure-so innovative-that we can't help but wonder afterwards: "How did they do that?" And yet, few of us are in a position to be able to ask those memorable legends where their inspiration comes from and how they translated it into something fresh and new. Fortunately for us, this book is here to offer us a bridge. In The Seekers, John Densmore-the iconic drummer of The Doors and author of the New York Times bestseller Riders on the Storm-digs deep into his own process and draws upon his privileged access to his fellow artists and performers in order to explore the origins of creativity itself. Weaving together anecdotes from the author's personal notebooks and experiences over the past fifty years, this book takes readers on a rich, thought-provoking journey into the soul of the artist. By understanding creativity's roots, Densmore ultimately introduces us to the realm of everyday inspirations that imbue our lives with meaning. Inspired by the classic spiritual memoir Meetings with Remarkable Men, this book is fueled by Densmore's abundant collection of transformative experiences-both personal and professional-with everyone from Ravi Shankar to Patti Smith, Jim Morrison to Janis Joplin, Bob Marley to Gustavo Dudamel, Lou Reed to Van Morrison, Jerry Lee Lewis to his own dear, late Doors bandmate Ray Manzarek. Ultimately, the result is not only a look into the hearts and minds of some of the most important artists of the past century-but a way for readers to identify and ignite their own creative spark, and light their own fire.

The Music Instinct

The Music Instinct
Author: Philip Ball
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010-09-02
ISBN 10: 9780199780075
ISBN 13: 0199780072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Music Instinct Book Review:

From Bach fugues to Indonesian gamelan, from nursery rhymes to rock, music has cast its light into every corner of human culture. But why music excites such deep passions, and how we make sense of musical sound at all, are questions that have until recently remained unanswered. Now in The Music Instinct, award-winning writer Philip Ball provides the first comprehensive, accessible survey of what is known--and still unknown--about how music works its magic, and why, as much as eating and sleeping, it seems indispensable to humanity. Deftly weaving together the latest findings in brain science with history, mathematics, and philosophy, The Music Instinct not only deepens our appreciation of the music we love, but shows that we would not be ourselves without it. The Sunday Times hailed it as "a wonderful account of why music matters," with Ball's "passion for music evident on every page."

Careless Love

Careless Love
Author: Peter Robinson
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN 10: 0771072783
ISBN 13: 9780771072789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Careless Love Book Review:

The thrilling twenty-fifth instalment in Peter Robinson's #1 bestselling Inspector Banks series, in which Banks and his team find themselves investigating two suspicious deaths. A young, local student has apparently died by suicide. Her body is found in an abandoned car on a lonely country road. She didn't own a car. Didn't even drive. How did she get there? Where did she die? Who moved her, and why? Meanwhile, a man in his sixties is found dead in a gully up on the wild moorland. He is wearing an expensive suit and carrying no identification. Post-mortem findings indicate he died from injuries sustained during the fall. But what was he doing up there? And why are there no signs of a car in the vicinity? As the inconsistencies multiply and the mysteries proliferate, Annie's father's new partner, Zelda, comes up with a shocking piece of information that alerts Banks and Annie to the return of an old enemy in a new guise. This is someone who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get what he wants--and suddenly the stakes are raised and the hunt is on.

Hit Factories

Hit Factories
Author: Karl Whitney
Publsiher: Orion
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-06-27
ISBN 10: 147460742X
ISBN 13: 9781474607421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hit Factories Book Review:

After discovering a derelict record plant on the edge of a northern English city, and hearing that it was once visited by David Bowie, Karl Whitney embarks upon a journey to explore the industrial cities of British pop music. Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, Glasgow, Belfast, Birmingham, Coventry, Bristol: at various points in the past these cities have all had distinctive and highly identifiable sounds. But how did this happen? What circumstances enabled those sounds to emerge? How did each particular city - its history, its physical form, its accent - influence its music? How were these cities and their music different from each other? And what did they have in common? Hit Factories tells the story of British pop through the cities that shaped it, tracking down the places where music was performed, recorded and sold, and the people - the performers, entrepreneurs, songwriters, producers and fans - who made it all happen. From the venues and recording studios that occupied disused cinemas, churches and abandoned factories to the terraced houses and back rooms of pubs where bands first rehearsed, the terrain of British pop can be retraced with a map in hand and a head filled with music and its many myths.

Riders on the Storm

Riders on the Storm
Author: John Densmore
Publsiher: Delta
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-11-04
ISBN 10: 0307429024
ISBN 13: 9780307429025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riders on the Storm Book Review:

Here is the book that Rolling Stone called "the first Doors biography that feels like it was written for the right reasons, and it is easily the most informed account of the Doors' brief but brilliant life as a group". From the Trade Paperback edition.

Songs of America

Songs of America
Author: Jon Meacham,Tim McGraw
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN 10: 0593132963
ISBN 13: 9780593132968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Songs of America Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A celebration of American history through the music that helped to shape a nation, by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and music superstar Tim McGraw “Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw form an irresistible duo—connecting us to music as an unsung force in our nation's history.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin Through all the years of strife and triumph, America has been shaped not just by our elected leaders and our formal politics but also by our music—by the lyrics, performers, and instrumentals that have helped to carry us through the dark days and to celebrate the bright ones. From “The Star-Spangled Banner” to “Born in the U.S.A.,” Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw take readers on a moving and insightful journey through eras in American history and the songs and performers that inspired us. Meacham chronicles our history, exploring the stories behind the songs, and Tim McGraw reflects on them as an artist and performer. Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation. Beginning with the battle hymns of the revolution, and taking us through songs from the defining events of the Civil War, the fight for women’s suffrage, the two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and into the twenty-first century, Meacham and McGraw explore the songs that defined generations, and the cultural and political climates that produced them. Readers will discover the power of music in the lives of figures such as Harriet Tubman, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and will learn more about some of our most beloved musicians and performers, including Marian Anderson, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, and more. Songs of America explores both famous songs and lesser-known ones, expanding our understanding of the scope of American music and lending deeper meaning to the historical context of such songs as “My Country, ’Tis of Thee,” “God Bless America,” “Over There,” “We Shall Overcome,” and “Blowin’ in the Wind.” As Quincy Jones says, Meacham and McGraw have “convened a concert in Songs of America,” one that reminds us of who we are, where we’ve been, and what we, at our best, can be.