From the deep tones of the “King” of rock ’n’ roll, to the guitar solos of Jimi Hendrix, to the distinctive voice and poetic lyrics of Stevie Nicks, each of these rock stars upset the status quo, changing the genre forever. Highlighting 10 influential bands and artists from the last 75 years of rock ‘n’ roll, Rock Legends Who Changed the World is the perfect introduction to the sounds and styles that rocked the world.
Exclusive insights from a celebrated musician and passionate industry insiders, two accompanying CDs of legendary tracks and beautiful packaging make for a book with broad appeal -- one that will captivate fans of Robbie Robertson and music lovers of all ages. Part memoir, part tribute, and all great storytelling ... Music industry veterans Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Jared Levine, and Sebastian Robertson invite young readers to share with them in celebrating twenty-seven musical legends. Short profiles chronicle personal stories and achievements of extraordinarily talented artists whose innovations changed the landscape of music for generations to come. Carefully compiled like any great playlist, the line-up features originators, rebels, and risk-takers across diverse genres. From Ray Charles to Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan, Robertson shares anecdotes about these artists and the influence they had on his own musical journey. Always respectful of their reader, the writers never shy away from speaking about the difficult challenges these recording artists faced and the very human foibles that sometimes led to their tragic end. Most of all, it's the authors' passion and insights into these personal stories of creativity and collaboration -- and the power of music to shine a light on injustice and foster change -- that will fascinate, enlighten, and inspire music fans of all ages.”Exclusive insights from a celebrated musician and passionate industry insiders, two accompanying CDs of legendary tracks and beautiful packaging make for a book with broad appeal -- one that will captivate fans of Robbie Robertson and music lovers of all ages. Tracklist for Legends, Icons & Rebels Disc One 1. Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode 2. Johnny Cash Get Rhythm 3. Aretha Franklin I Say a Little Prayer 4. The Beatles Here Comes the Sun 6. Bob Marley Three Little Birds 5. Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World 7. Buddy Holly Peggy Sue 8. Joni Mitchell The Circle Game 9. Ray Charles & The Raelettes Hit the Road Jack 10. Elvis Presley Hound Dog 11. Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions People Get Ready 12. Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off Disc Two 1. Little Richard Lucille 2. Hank Williams Jambalaya (On the Bayou) 3. Frank Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon 4. Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through the Grapevine 6. Sam Cooke Wonderful World 5. Carole King So Far Away 7. Louis Jordan Caldonia 8. The Beach Boys In My Room 9. Ella Fitzgerald A-Tisket, A-Tasket 10. James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good) 11. Patsy Cline Crazy 12. Otis Redding That’s How Strong My Love Is 13. Nat King Cole It’s Only a Paper Moon 14. Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours 15. Bob Dylan Forever Young
STEELcyclopedia - The Titans of Hard Rock is the third entry in Taylor T. Carlson's ROCKcyclopedia series of books. This book covers the best classic hard rock and metal bands of all time, including groups like Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, Blue Oyster Cult, Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Dio. For all 50 bands in the book, there are lineups, discographies, recommendations, and band histories. Printed in black and white, the emphasis is more on information - this is more a reference book than a coffee table book. As with the first two books in this series (HAIRcyclopedia Vol.1 - The Legends and HAIRcyclopedia Vol. 2 - The Vault) this one includes photos by David Plastik, a legendary photographer whose work has been seen on album covers, in liner notes, and in major music publications. Author Taylor T. Carlson is a die-hard rock fan residing in the Vegas Valley. His reviews can be seen in Vegas Rocks Magazine, as well as on Rock Over America (a music website.)
Western civilization is becoming increasingly pluralistic,secularized, and biblically illiterate. Many people todayhave little sense of how their lives have benefited fromChristianity’s influence, often viewing the church withhostility or resentment.How Christianity Changed the World is a topicallyarranged Christian history for Christians and non-Christians. Grounded in solid research and written in apopular style, this book is both a helpful apologetic toolin talking with unbelievers and a source of evidence forwhy Christianity deserves credit for many of thehumane, social, scientific, and cultural advances in theWestern world in the last two thousand years.Photographs, timelines, and charts enhance eachchapter.This edition features questions for reflection anddiscussion for each chapter.
Do you think you know who first thought of the theory of evolution? Have you ever wondered who created the oldest university in the world? Is Joan of Arc is the only rebel girl who led an army that you've heard of? Then you need this stunningly illustrated treasure trove of iconic and hidden amazing Muslim heroes. You'll find people you might know, like Malala Yousafzai, Mo Farah and Muhammad Ali, as well as some you might not, such as: Hasan Ibn Al-Haytham: the first scientist to prove theories about how light travels, hundreds of years before Isaac Newton. Sultan Razia: a fearsome female ruler. G. Willow Wilson: the comic book artist who created the first ever Muslim Marvel character. Ibtihaj Muhammad: the Olympic and World Champion fencer and the first American to compete in the games wearing a hijab. Noor Inayat Khan: the Indian Princess who became a British spy during WWII. There are so many more amazing Muslim men and women who have changed our world, from pirate queens to athletes, to warriors and mathematicians. Who will your next hero be?
During the mid-1950s, when Hollywood found itself struggling to compete within an expanding entertainment media landscape, certain producers and studios saw an opportunity in making films that showcased performances by rock 'n' roll stars. Rock stars eventually found cinema to be a useful space to extend their creative practices, and the motion picture and recording industries increasingly saw cinematic rock stardom as a profitable means to connect multiple media properties. Indeed, casting rock stars for film provided a tool for bridging new relationships across media industries and practices. From Elvis Presley to Madonna, this book examines the casting rock stars in films. In so doing, Rock Star/Movie Star offers a new perspective on the role of stardom within the convergence of media industries. While hardly the first popular music culture to see its stars making the transition to screen, the timing of rock's emergence and its staying power within popular culture proved fortuitous for a motion picture business searching for its place in the face of continuous technological and cultural change. At the same time, a post-star-system film industry provided a welcoming context for rock stars who have valued authenticity, creative autonomy, and personal expression. This book uses illuminating archival resources to demonstrate how rock stars have often proven themselves to be prominent film workers exploring this terrain of platforms old and new - ideal media laborers whose power lies in the fact that they are rarely recognized as such. Combining star studies with media industry studies, this book proposes an integrated methodology for writing media history that combines the actions of individuals and the practices of industries. It demonstrates how stars have operated as both the gravitational center of media production as well as social actors who have taken on a decisive role in the purposes to which their images are used.
Five women. One rock star. Who will be the bride in the celebrity wedding of the year? Audra is back from Antarctica. Phuong the email-order bride is free, acquitted of all charges. Flavia's forgiven Jay, now she knows who's really responsible. Gaia the billionaire is determined to get what she wants. And Penelope's sporting a pink diamond engagement ring. The weather may be as hot as Hell with the mother of all storms brewing off the coast, but Xan knows one thing for certain: come fire or flood or ex-fiancés, there will be a rock star wedding at Romance Island Resort. But the question on everyone's lips is...who will be Jay Felix's bride? Romance Island Resort series This is the sixth book in the Romance Island Resort series, which includes: Maid for the Rock Star (#1)The Rock Star's Email Order Bride (#2)The Rock Star's Virginity (#3)The Rock Star and the Billionaire (#4)The Rock Star Wants A Wife (#5)The Rock Star's Wedding (#6)Maid for the South Pole (#7) Keywords: Keywords: new adult, new adult rock star romance, rock star romance series, small town bride romance, small town romance series, island romance series, australian romance series, workplace romance, wedding, rural romance
"Zambian Music Legends is a marathon journey into the history of Zambian music. This journey surveys the wonderful art from its traditional function in the distant past to the presenet era where 'Zam-ragga' and hip hop have taken root. The book also plays tribute to the often unsung heroes who have devoted their lives and careers to the growth of the music industry. Music is an essential mass media tool that contributes to the socio-cultural development of society. As a result of this the book further attemps to look at the role music has played in shaping the socio-cultural and economic development of the country"--Cover.
This book relates the history of asteroid discoveries and christenings, from those of the early pioneering giants of Hersehel and Piazzi to modern-day amateurs. Moving from history and anecdotal information to science, the book's structure is provided by the names of the asteroids, including one named after the author. Free from a need to conform to scientific naming conventions, the names evidence hero-worship, sycophancy, avarice, vanity, whimsy, erudition and wit, revealing the human side of astronomers, especially where controversy has followed the christening. Murdin draws from extensive historical records to explore the debate over these names. Each age reveals its own biases and preferences in the naming process. “/p> Originally regarded as “vermin of the skies,” asteroids are minor planets, rocky scraps left over from the formation of the larger planets, or broken fragments of worlds that have collided. Their scientific classification as “minor” planets makes them seem unimportant, but over the past decades asteroids have been acknowledged to be key players in the Solar System. This view of their starring role even alters the trajectories of spacecraft: NASA’s policy for new space missions en route to the outer planets is that they must divert to study passing asteroids whenever possible. This book provides for readers a complete tour of the fascinating world of asteroids.
How to Accelerate Your Career Because Geek Will Only Get You So Far
Author: Ted Demopoulos
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Have you noticed that some people in infosec simply have more success than others, however they may define success? Some people are simply more listened too, more prominent, make more of a difference, have more flexibility with work, more freedom, choices of the best projects, and yes, make more money. They are not just lucky. They make their luck. The most successful are not necessarily the most technical, although technical or "geek" skills are essential. They are an absolute must, and we naturally build technical skills through experience. They are essential, but not for Rock Star level success. The most successful, the Infosec Rock Stars, have a slew of other equally valuable skills, ones most people never develop nor even understand. They include skills such as self direction, communication, business understanding, leadership, time management, project management, influence, negotiation, results orientation, and lots more . . . Infosec Rock Star will start you on your journey of mastering these skills and the journey of moving toward Rock Star status and all its benefits. Maybe you think you can’t be a Rock Star, but everyone can MOVE towards it and reap the benefits of vastly increased success. Remember, “Geek” will only get you so far . . .
The textbook begins by examining the ways in which popular music is produced, before moving on to explore its structure as text and the ways in which audiences understand and use music. Packed with examples and data on the contemporary production and consumption of popular music, the book also includes overviews and critiques of theoretical approaches to this exciting area of study and outlines the most important empirical studies which have shaped the discipline. Topics covered include: The contemporary organisation of the music industry; The effects of technological change on production; The history and politics of popular music; Gender, sexuality and ethnicity; Subcultures; Fans and music celebrities. For this new edition, two whole new chapters have been added: on performance and the body, and on the very latest ways of thinking about audiences and the spaces and places of music consumption.
Did Hollywood get it wrong? A year after transforming into a mortal vampire, Ava Lilith continues to have a lackluster life. The new dietary requirements and the intensifying of her senses aside, she continues to face unhappiness rather than the glamorous and provocative lifestyle that television and movies would suggest. She then learns of an underground society of immortal vampires, led by the mysterious 'rock star of vampires'. Cloaked in shadow, this Immortal sect controls the major powers of the world - from business and finance to science and politics - all manipulated for personal gain and to keep their existence concealed. Ava finds herself drawn to this secret world where she could live forever and pursue all her dreams. But what will she lose, in order to gain immortality?
From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.
Are you frustrated with your poetry career? There's good news. The publishing landscape has changed, and poets have more opportunities to sell their work than ever before. And guess what? Almost no one is pursuing these options! Navigate the New World of Poetry Publishing Indie poet & author Michael La Ronn walks you through what it really means to be a poet in today's market, and how to use the status quo to your advantage. In this book, you'll learn: * What the new landscape looks like and why you should take advantage of it now * Myths about poetry writing & common traps that poets fall into * Why you should indie publish your next collection (and how to do it with style) * How to think about your poetry as a business (hint: it's not just submitting to literary magazines) * The right way to market a poetry collection without the help of a publisher * How MFA programs and literary magazines can adapt in order to thrive in this new world All this and much more. NOW is the time to take charge of your writing career. Buying this book may be the most important thing you do to reach new readers and improve your sales. This is the self-publishing book that poets have been waiting for!
A Step-by-Step Marketing System for Chefs and Restaurateurs to Burn Their Competition and Build Their Brand to Superstar Level
Author: Mark Garcia
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Digital Marketing and Celebrity Chef Branding expert Mark Garcia shares hard-won advice and real life examples on how chefs, restaurateurs and food-service professionals can connect and engage with customers, so that they can dominate their competitive marketplace. In his passionate, streetwise style, Chef Mark Garcia’s mission is to strengthen the positioning and messaging of chefs, restaurateurs and food-service professionals by training them on best practices and techniques that lead to profitable digital marketing campaigns and promotions. With the massive proliferation and constant evolvement of digital, social and mobile media platforms in the past few years, the winning recipe of content and engagement is different now. Yes, one must still have tremendous cooking talent, serve their customers flawlessly and provide value to the marketplace, but no entrepreneur, brand manager or corporation can deny the power and intimacy of digital marketing. In the end, it’s all about how you engage and serve your customers and potential customers. As a culinary professional, foodie or entrepreneur, your perspective and experiences have greater importance and market value than you probably ever dreamed. You can make a difference in the world. One of the best ways to do that is to learn how to harness the power of the New Digital Economy In How To Become A Rock Star Chef, legendary trainer Chef Mark Garcia gives you a peek behind the kitchen door into the New Digital Economy and reveals a simple 11-Step plan on how chefs, restaurateurs and food-service professionals can strategically position themselves, their brands or their services in the digital marketplace and significantly increase their bottom line.
They say you never forget your first love, but what happens when your first love becomes a world-famous rock star? Justin and Peggy were high school sweethearts, but their lives changed when Justin and his brothers made it big as rock stars. Suddenly her sweet and attentive boyfriend was traveling all over the world, partying and living the high life. Then came the night when he hurt her in the worst way imaginable. She vowed to never forgive Justin for hurting her. But when he unexpectedly moves in next door to her twelve years later, bringing her flowers and talking about fate, will she be able to resist him? Can she trust him enough to give him a second chance? “Rock Star Neighbor” is the third book in the Oliver Boys band series. This steamy standalone short story features an independent heroine, a reformed bad boy, meddling siblings and a guaranteed HEA.