Runnin' Down a Dream

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Author: Tom Petty

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811862011

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 237

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Chronicles Tom Petty's musical career and life for more than three decades, featuring hundreds of unpublished photographs and memorabilia from his personal archives.

Petty

The Biography

Author: Warren Zanes

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805099697

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7858

The New York Times Bestseller *One of Rolling Stone's 10 Best Music Books of 2015* An exhilarating and intimate account of the life of music legend Tom Petty, by an accomplished writer and musician who toured with Petty No one other than Warren Zanes, rocker and writer and friend, could author a book about Tom Petty that is as honest and evocative of Petty's music and the remarkable rock and roll history he and his band helped to write. Born in Gainesville, Florida, with more than a little hillbilly in his blood, Tom Petty was a Southern shit kicker, a kid without a whole lot of promise. Rock and roll made it otherwise. From meeting Elvis, to seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, to producing Del Shannon, backing Bob Dylan, putting together a band with George Harrison, Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne, making records with Johnny Cash, and sending well more than a dozen of his own celebrated recordings high onto the charts, Tom Petty's story has all the drama of a rock and roll epic. Now in his mid-sixties, still making records and still touring, Petty, known for his reclusive style, has shared with Warren Zanes his insights and arguments, his regrets and lasting ambitions, and the details of his life on and off the stage. This is a book for those who know and love the songs, from "American Girl" and "Refugee" to "Free Fallin'" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance," and for those who want to see the classic rock and roll era embodied in one man's remarkable story. Dark and mysterious, Petty manages to come back, again and again, showing us what the music can do and where it can take us.

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits

Author: Joel Whitburn

Publisher: New York : Billboard Books

ISBN: 9780823074990

Category: Music

Page: 852

View: 2933

Features information on all the pop singles and artists who have hit the Billboard charts since 1955.

Conversations With Tom Petty

Author: Paul Zollo

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857127640

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 7836

“...the notoriously media-wary Petty responds...about his life, career, and craft…” Publishers Weekly Conversations with Tom Petty is the first authorized book to focus solely on the life and work of the man responsible for some of the most memorable rock anthems of our generation, including: American Girl, Breakdown, Don’t Come Around Here No More, I Won’t Back Down, Free Fallin’, Runnin’ Down a Dream, You Don’t Know How It Feels , and many others. He was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and his work with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, as well as his solo albums and those with the Traveling Wilburys, have been critically acclaimed the world over and have earned numerous Platinum-status awards from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), as well as Grammys, MTV Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and many other honours. Author, Paul Zollo, conducted a series of in-depth discussions with Tom about his career, with special focus on his song writing. The conversations are reprinted with little or no editorial comment alongside rare photographs of the legend and represent a unique perspective on Tom’s entire career.

Tom Petty - The Definitive Guitar Collection (Songbook)

Author: Tom Petty

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458432599

Category: Music

Page: 104

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(Guitar Recorded Versions). 17 classics from Petty's vast repertoire, newly transcribed with tab: American Girl * Breakdown * Don't Come Around Here No More * Don't Do Me like That * Even the Losers * A Face in the Crowd * Free Fallin' * Here Comes My Girl * I Need to Know * I Won't Back Down * Into the Great Wide Open * Learning to Fly * Listen to Her Heart * Mary Jane's Last Dance * Refugee * Runnin' Down a Dream * Stop Draggin' My Heart Around.

Tom Petty for Ukulele

Author: Tom Petty

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495091732

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 1828

(Ukulele). Get ready to strum, sing and pick along with 17 Tom Petty tunes! Includes: American Girl * Breakdown * Don't Come Around Here No More * Don't Do Me Like That * Free Fallin' * I Won't Back Down * Into the Great Wide Open * Learning to Fly * Mary Jane's Last Dance * Runnin' down a Dream * Stop Draggin' My Heart ARound * Wildflowers * You Don't Know How It Feels * and more.

Greatest Hits

Author: Tom Petty,The Heartbreakers

Publisher: Warner Bros Publications

ISBN: 9780757982552

Category: Music

Page: 98

View: 3902

A collection of 18 songs in chronological order. Contains photos from Tom's personal archives plus his comments about each song! Includes: Breakdown * Refugee * Don't Do Me Like That * Here Comes My Girl * Don't Come Around Here No More * I Won't Back Down * Runnin' Down a Dream * Free Fallin' * Mary Jane's Last Dance.

Tom Petty (Songbook)

Author: Tom Petty

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458447073

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 1794

(Guitar Chord Songbook). 40 of Petty's finest in one collection giving you just the basics you need to sing and strum. Includes: American Girl * Breakdown * Don't Come Around Here No More * Don't Do Me like That * Even the Losers * Free Fallin' * Here Comes My Girl * Into the Great Wide Open * Mary Jane's Last Dance * Refugee * Runnin' Down a Dream * Stop Draggin' My Heart Around * The Waiting * You Got Lucky * and more.

Tom Petty: Rock ‘n’ Roll Guardian

Author: Andrea M. Rotondo

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 085712868X

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 5052

Tom Petty: Rock 'n' Roll Guardian is the first intimate portrait of one of rock’s most enduring figures. Songs like American Girl, The Waiting and I Won’t Back Down have touched people from all walks of life because he sung about what he knew – love won, love lost and hardship overcome. Tom Petty’s predisposition to find trouble was always matched by his steely determination to overcome it. After shaky beginnings with his first band, Tom Petty steered his way through bankruptcy, drama and personal loss – including the deaths of his bandmates Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein – to forge a lasting impact on the world, selling more than 80 million records worldwide. In the wake of his death, this celebratory Omnibus Enhanced edition now features curated Spotify playlists of his early influences, his collaborations and his greatest songs. Additionally, an interactive Digital Timeline of his life charts his uncertain path with video footage of interviews, live performances and more. Born too late to be in the vanguard of rock ’n’ roll first time round, he has nonetheless proved a truly memorable keeper of the flame. This is his remarkable story...

Van Halen

A Visual History: 1978 - 1984

Author: Neil Zlozower

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452116911

Category: Music

Page: 260

View: 1071

From their eponymous 1978 debut through their colossal 1984 album (they've sold over 75 million albums worldwide), Van Halen rewrote all the rules. Nobody rockedor partiedharder. Photographer Neil Zlozower first met the band in 1978, worked with them again on Van Halen II, and soon became their friend, hanging out in L.A. and hitting the road on tour with them. Van Halen collects more than 250 backstage, candid, and full rock-out photos of the all-powerful, spandexed, high-kicking, guitar blazing, stadium-shaking, original Van Halen lineup. Accompanying Zlozower's amazing photos are an introduction about his wild ride with VH, a foreword by David Lee Roth, and testimony from the rock pantheon paying homage to the band, including members of Led Zeppelin, Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, KISS, Motley Cre, and more. Turn it up!

Tranny

Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout

Author: Laura Jane Grace

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316264385

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4283

ONE OF BILLBOARD'S "100 GREATEST MUSIC BOOKS OF ALL TIME" The provocative transgender advocate and lead singer of the punk rock band Against Me! provides a searing account of her search for identity and her true self. It began in a bedroom in Naples, Florida, when a misbehaving punk teenager named Tom Gabel, armed with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a headful of anarchist politics, landed on a riff. Gabel formed Against Me! and rocketed the band from its scrappy beginnings-banging on a drum kit made of pickle buckets-to a major-label powerhouse that critics have called this generation's The Clash. Since its inception in 1997, Against Me! has been one of punk's most influential modern bands, but also one of its most divisive. With every notch the four-piece climbed in their career, they gained new fans while infuriating their old ones. They suffered legal woes, a revolving door of drummers, and a horde of angry, militant punks who called them "sellouts" and tried to sabotage their shows at every turn. But underneath the public turmoil, something much greater occupied Gabel-a secret kept for 30 years, only acknowledged in the scrawled-out pages of personal journals and hidden in lyrics. Through a troubled childhood, delinquency, and struggles with drugs, Gabel was on a punishing search for identity. Not until May of 2012 did a Rolling Stone profile finally reveal it: Gabel is a transsexual, and would from then on be living as a woman under the name Laura Jane Grace. Tranny is the intimate story of Against Me!'s enigmatic founder, weaving the narrative of the band's history, as well as Grace's, with dozens of never-before-seen entries from the piles of journals Grace kept. More than a typical music memoir about sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll-although it certainly has plenty of that-Tranny is an inside look at one of the most remarkable stories in the history of rock.

Fortunate Son

My Life, My Music

Author: John Fogerty

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316244562

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 8062

NATIONAL BESTSELLER The long-awaited memoir from John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival. Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly recognizable classics: "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Born on the Bayou," and more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to number one in the world, eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969. By the next year, though, Creedence was falling apart; their amazing, enduring success exploded and faded in just a few short years. FORTUNATE SON takes readers from Fogerty's Northern California roots, through Creedence's success and the retreat from music and public life, to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.

Love Is a Mix Tape

Life and Loss, One Song at a Time

Author: Rob Sheffield

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 1400083036

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 5441

In a poignant memoir of love, loss, and music, a rock and pop culture critic shares the story of his romance and marriage to Renée, a young woman with whom he had little in common except for the music that brought them together, and Renée's tragic early death, all viewed from the perspective of the mix tapes that the couple had compiled. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Once a Runner

A Novel

Author: John L. Parker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416597913

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 441

Originally self-published in 1978, Once a Runner captures the essence of competitive running—and of athletic competition in general—and has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever published. Inspired by the author’s experience as a collegiate champion, the story focuses on Quenton Cassidy, a competitive runner at fictional Southeastern University whose lifelong dream is to run a four-minute mile. He is less than a second away when the turmoil of the Vietnam War era intrudes into the staid recesses of his school’s athletic department. After he becomes involved in an athletes’ protest, Cassidy is suspended from his track team. Under the tutelage of his friend and mentor, Bruce Denton, a graduate student and former Olympic gold medalist, Cassidy gives up his scholarship, his girlfriend, and possibly his future to withdraw to a monastic retreat in the countryside and begin training for the race of his life against the greatest miler in history. A rare insider’s account of the incredibly intense lives of elite distance runners, Once a Runner is an inspiring, funny, and spot-on tale of one man’s quest to become a champion.

Tom Petty: Highway Companion

Author: Tom Petty

Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9781423420552

Category: Music

Page: 69

View: 384

(Guitar Recorded Versions). Guitar transcriptions with tab for the dozen driving songs off Petty's third solo album: Ankle Deep * Big Weekend * Damaged by Love * Down South * Flirting with Time * The Golden Rose * Jack * Night Driver * Saving Grace * Square One * This Old Town * Turn This Car Around.

Behind Sad Eyes

The Life of George Harrison

Author: Marc Shapiro

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429980500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5345

Shrouded in a sea of mystery, the elusive George Harrison has long been the most private and enigmatic member of the Beatles. From his hard knock childhood in Liverpool to his ascendance into rock infamy, George Harrison's life has been a torpid ride filled with legendary success and heart crushing defeat. New York Times bestselling author Marc Shapiro sheds new light on this paradoxical rocker, whose reputation for unusual religious practices and drug abuse often rivaled his musical notoriety. A man whose desire was to be free rather than be famous, Harrison's battle against conformity lead him to music making, a soulful and creative expression that would be his ticket to success and the bane of his existence. Behind Sad Eyes is the compelling account of a man who gave the Beatles their lyrical playing style and brought solace to a generation during turbulent times.

Tom Petty - the End of the Line

Author: S. King

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978036567

Category:

Page: 28

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, illustrated biography.

Country Soul

Making Music and Making Race in the American South

Author: Charles L. Hughes

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469622440

Category: Music

Page: 280

View: 4634

In the sound of the 1960s and 1970s, nothing symbolized the rift between black and white America better than the seemingly divided genres of country and soul. Yet the music emerged from the same songwriters, musicians, and producers in the recording studios of Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama--what Charles L. Hughes calls the "country-soul triangle." In legendary studios like Stax and FAME, integrated groups of musicians like Booker T. and the MGs and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section produced music that both challenged and reconfirmed racial divisions in the United States. Working with artists from Aretha Franklin to Willie Nelson, these musicians became crucial contributors to the era's popular music and internationally recognized symbols of American racial politics in the turbulent years of civil rights protests, Black Power, and white backlash. Hughes offers a provocative reinterpretation of this key moment in American popular music and challenges the conventional wisdom about the racial politics of southern studios and the music that emerged from them. Drawing on interviews and rarely used archives, Hughes brings to life the daily world of session musicians, producers, and songwriters at the heart of the country and soul scenes. In doing so, he shows how the country-soul triangle gave birth to new ways of thinking about music, race, labor, and the South in this pivotal period.

I Want My MTV

The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution

Author: Rob Tannenbaum,Craig Marks

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 0452298563

Category: Music

Page: 542

View: 875

Presents the first decade of the MTV network, developing from a radical programming concept to a defining network for a generation and a force in the worlds of music, television, sports, fashion, and politics.

Diary of a Madman

The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern Rap

Author: Brad "Scarface" Jordan,Benjamin Meadows Ingram

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062302663

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 6873

One of Rolling Stone’s Best Music Books of 2015 From Geto Boys legend and renowned storyteller Scarface, comes a passionate memoir about how hip-hop changed the life of a kid from the south side of Houston, and how he rose to the top-and ushered in a new generation of rap dominance. Scarface is the celebrated rapper whose hits include "On My Block," "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" and "Damn It Feels Good to be a Gangsta" (made famous in the cult film Office Space). The former president of Def Jam South, he's collaborated with everyone from Kanye West, Ice Cube and Nas, and had many solo hits such as "Guess Who's Back" feat. Jay-Z and "Smile" feat. Tupac. But before that, he was a kid from Houston in love with rock-and-roll, listening to AC/DC and KISS. In Diary of a Madman, Scarface shares how his world changed when he heard Run DMC for the first time; how he dropped out of school in the ninth grade and started selling crack; and how he began rapping as the new form of music made its way out of New York and across the country. It is the account of his rise to the heights of the rap world, as well as his battles with his own demons and depression. Passionately exploring and explaining the roots and influences of rap culture, Diary of a Madman is the story of hip-hop-the music, the business, the streets, and life on the south side Houston, Texas.