Paul Simon FAQ

Paul Simon FAQ

Simon & Schuster, 2016. Carlin, Peter Ames. Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon. Henry Holt, 2016. Daviau, Mo. Every Anxious Wave.

Author: Dave Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493050758

Category: Music

Page: 400

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Here is a fascinating, all-encompassing journey through the life and career of one of America’s most influential, and literate, songwriters. Beginning with Simon’s earliest days as an aspiring teenage idol and Tin Pan Alley songsmith, Paul Simon FAQ takes readers through Simon’s sometimes tempestuous relationship with singing partner Art Garfunkel, with whom he established the most popular musical duo in rock history. The book goes behind the scenes of Simon’s groundbreaking work at the forefront of world music and follows him to his emotional 2018 final concert before his retirement-from performing live. In addition, Paul Simon FAQ features chapters dedicated not only to Simon’s music but also his stage, screen, and television work, his devotion to charity, and more. Influences such as Bob Dylan, the Everly Brothers, and the Child Ballads are examined, while his songwriting is documented not only through his own recordings but also those of the myriad other artists who have covered his compositions. Fact-filled sidebars serve up a wealth of statistics and lists. In short, Paul Simon FAQ is the ultimate guide to the consummate performer.
Categories: Music

Dave Matthews Band FAQ

Dave Matthews Band FAQ

Perhaps it's a bit glib, or at least easy, to draw a direct line from the South Africa–born Dave Matthews to Paul Simon's landmark 1986 record Graceland, ...

Author: Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493050888

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Dave Matthews Band celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2016, a milestone few bands achieve. How did the group build and retain an audience so devoted that they stuck with DMB through more than a quarter century? Dave Matthews Band FAQ answers this question and many more, exploring the group’s history in detail from a variety of angles. Natives of the college rock circuit of the southern Atlantic seaboard, DMB became part of a close-knit group of similarly minded jam bands that spread across the USA during the 1990s. Thanks to a grassroots following that eagerly traded tapes of live DMB shows, the band cultivated a dedicated fan base that crossed over into the mainstream. Dave Matthews Band FAQ traces this evolution, documenting the culture of Charlottesville, Virginia, at the dawn of the ’90s, detailing the group’s peers and examining their catalog, both live and studio, in detail. Collectively, these chapters explain everything there is to know about the most popular jam band in history.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Prog Rock FAQ

Prog Rock FAQ

As early as 1966, Ritchie had rearranged the song “America,” a tune written by Paul Simon, a demo for which was recorded in London in 1965.

Author: Will Romano

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781617136207

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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(FAQ). Prog Rock FAQ traces the controversial, but much misunderstood musical genre through its five-decade history, highlighting the rise, eventual decline, and recent resurgence of one of the most inventive and storied popular musical forms of the latter half of the 20th Century. Prog Rock FAQ digs deep to deliver a view of progressive rock as you've never known it: Technical wizards, cosmic messengers, visionary producers, groundbreaking album-cover illustrators, and even innovative musical instrument vendors separate memory from myth, fact from fiction, to recount prog rock's most historically significant milestones and little-known tales. This interview-rich, unapologetic volume addresses topics taboo and burning alike, while welcoming the reader on an enthralling journey replete with rapturous visions, wondrous stories, and endless enigmas.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Saturday Night Live FAQ

Saturday Night Live FAQ

... second episode (1.2), when he stumbles in the background holding a guitar after Paul Simon opens the show singing “Still Crazy After All These Years.” ...

Author: Stephen Tropiano

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781480366862

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE FAQ:EVERYTHING LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT TELEVISION'S LONGEST RUNNING COME
Categories: Performing Arts

The Doors FAQ

The Doors FAQ

Both Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were hometown heroes who had graduated from Forest Hills' P.S. 164 (they had met during a sixth grade production of Alice ...

Author: Rich Weidman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781617131141

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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THE DOORS FAQ: ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE KINGS OF ACID ROCK
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Michael Jackson FAQ

Michael Jackson FAQ

In 1969, Paul Simon penned the track as his version of gospel, being particularly inspired by Reverend Claude Jeter and the Swan Silvertones.

Author: Kit O'Toole

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781495045998

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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MICHAEL JACKSON FAQ: ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE KING OF POP
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Frank Zappa FAQ

Frank Zappa FAQ

The latter pairing came about after Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were having dinner with Zappa in New York and expressed interest in playing before a large ...

Author: John Corcelli

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781617136733

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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(FAQ). In this volume, author John Corcelli reveals Zappa's roots as a musician, from his diverse influences to his personal life. We also learn more about his former band members and the enormous musical legacy inherited by his son, Dweezil. The book features a juried examination of Zappa's recordings and his videos. It also features a complete discography and a recommended reading list. Each chapter has a special focus on Zappa's life, with sections covering his family, his home studio known as the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen his keen interest in the Synclavier (a device he first used in 1980), his guitars, and more. Special attention is paid to the Mothers of Invention. Frank Zappa FAQ is a must-have for fans new and old looking to delve into some of the best music ever made by one of the most innovative artists the world has known.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Who FAQ

The Who FAQ

On September 10, 1995, he joined Paul Simon at New York's Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Garden for the benefit of the Children's Health Fund.

Author: Mike Segretto

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781480392533

Category: Music

Page: 400

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THE WHO FAQ: ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT FIFTY YEARS OF MAXIMUM R&B
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Lucille Ball FAQ

Lucille Ball FAQ

Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel. In HL: “Lucy and AnnMargret,” Lucy says that Craig could be as a big a songwriter as “Simon & Carbuncle.

Author: Barry Monush

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: 9781557839336

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 500

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(Applause Books). Although countless books and articles have been written about Lucille Ball, most people know only the surface details of her personal life and some basic facts about her popular television series. Lucille Ball FAQ takes us beyond the "Lucy" character to give readers information that might not be common knowledge about one of the world's most beloved entertainers. It can be read straight through, but the FAQ format also invites readers to pick it up and dig in at any point. Background information and anecdotes are provided in such categories as: People Lucy found funny; Lucy at home: her various residences throughout the years; Movie/television/radio/theater projects that never materialized; Lucy's off-camera romantic attachments. James Sheridan and Barry Monush go beyond the well known facts, making this an indispensable book for all Lucille Ball fans!
Categories: Performing Arts

Elton John FAQ

Elton John FAQ

Their appearance on Blue Moves in 1976 preceded their iconic performance on the title track of Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years by more than a ...

Author: Donald Gibson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781617137020

Category: Music

Page: 400

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This month, as Sir Elton John celebrates his seventieth birthday, Backbeat Books is thrilled to announce the release of Donald Gibson's Elton John FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Rocket Man. An exploration of Sir Elton's accolades alone could span several volumes: in a career spanning nearly five decades, he has sold over 250 million records worldwide, appeared in nearly 4 000 live performances, been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and received multiple awards and nominations from the Academy, GRAMMYs, Oscars, and Tonys. How can one possibly hope to examine the life and times of this peerless singer-songwriter, the most successful solo artist Great Britain has ever produced and the third-most successful artist overall in American music history? Why, with Backbeat's acclaimed FAQ format, of course! Like every other volume in the FAQ series, Elton John FAQ is overflowing with enlightening data, compact histories, rare photographs and period ephemera, all organized into chapters equally suitable for a straight-through read or random perusal. Gibson touches on every major episode from Sir Elton's life, from his humble, and at times disheartening, childhood in the North London suburb of Pinner to his serendipitous meeting with lyricist Bernie Taupin, with whom he'd form a songwriting partnership that would ultimately rank alongside Lennon and McCartney in its success, and beyond. Scrutinizing the highs and lows of a life crammed with musical phases and sartorial changes, the book underscores not only the renowned musician's talents, but the truth behind tales that are familiar only to diehard fans.
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Star Wars FAQ

Star Wars FAQ

... mental illness, and her tempestuous romantic relationships. She and singersongwriter Paul Simon were in an ongain, offagain romance beginning in 1977.

Author: Mark Clark

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781495046087

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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(FAQ). From the books and movies that inspired George Lucas to imagine the Star Wars universe, to early screenplay drafts that were never filmed, to short biographies of many people who made key contributions to the movies' success, Star Wars FAQ explores every aspect of the original Star Wars trilogy ( Star Wars , The Empire Strikes Back , and Return of the Jedi ). Along the way, it unearths underreported stories and illuminating minutiae often skimmed over or completely ignored in other histories of the legendary film series. Highlights include details about the Star Wars Holiday Special debacle, the Ewok TV movies, the rise of Star Wars fiction and its importance in the revival of the franchise, and the wave of Star Wars imitators and parodies that flooded theaters and TV screens in the late 1970s and early 1980s along with dozens of rare publicity stills and photographs of vintage memorabilia. Offering an original analysis of the series' enduring appeal and cultural impact, Star Wars FAQ tells a story as thrilling and action-packed as the movies themselves, with bold characters facing apparently insurmountable odds, full of frantic chases, narrow escapes, daring victories, and tragic setbacks, culminating in an unlikely triumph that changed the course of the galaxy or at least of Hollywood.
Categories: Performing Arts

Elvis Films FAQ

Elvis Films FAQ

All That's Left to Know About the King of Rock 'n' Roll in Hollywood Paul ... (Jack Kruschen) and Nick (Simon Oakland)—do theirutmost to displace them.

Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781480366893

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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(FAQ). If Elvis Presley had not wanted to be a movie star, he would never have single-handedly revolutionized popular culture. Yet this aspect of his phenomenal career has been much maligned and misunderstood partly because the King himself once referred to his 33 movies as a rut he had got stuck in just off Hollywood Boulevard. Elvis Films FAQ explores his best and worst moments as an actor, analyzes the bizarre autobiographical detail that runs through so many of his films, and reflects on what it must be like to be idolized by millions around the world yet have to make a living singing about dogs, chambers of commerce, and fatally naive shrimps. Elvis's Hollywood years are full of mystery, and Elvis Films FAQ covers them all! Which of his own movies did he actually like? What films did he wish he could have made? Why didn't he have an acting coach? When will Quentin Tarantino stop alluding to him in his movies? And was Clambake really the catalyst for his marriage to Priscilla? Elvis Films FAQ explains everything you want to know about the whys and wherefores of the singer-actor's bizarre celluloid odyssey; or, as Elvis said, "I saw the movie and I was the hero of the movie."
Categories: Performing Arts

Led Zeppelin FAQ

Led Zeppelin FAQ

Music: Van Halen, Van Halen; Rush, Hemispheres; the Rolling Stones, Some Girls; Willie Nelson, Stardust; Paul Simon, “Slip Slidin' Away”; the Bee Gees, ...

Author: George Case

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781617130748

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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LED ZEPPELIN FAQ: ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE GREATEST HARD ROCK BAND OF ALL TIME
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bruce Springsteen FAQ

Bruce Springsteen FAQ

in the Asbury Park Press, the New York Times, the St. Paul Pioneer Dispatch, ... Children Springsteen performed alongside Dion, Paul Simon, Ruben Blades, ...

Author: John D. Luerssen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781617134609

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN FAQ: ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE BOSS
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Pearl Jam FAQ

Pearl Jam FAQ

... “And I Love Her,” and then soon thereafter calls to mind Neil Young's “Winterlong,” with the wisdom, wistfulness, and poetry of Paul Simon's best.

Author: Bernard M. Corbett

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781617136603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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(FAQ). Pearl Jam FAQ is what the British refer to as a "spanner," covering the entire arc of the band's career, from their pre-Pearl Jam days to the present. Each chapter explores a different aspect of Pearl Jam's fascinating history. You will read about the members' successes, failures, and tragedies in earlier bands. You will learn the band's origin story and the unusual manner in which they came up with a name. We will go inside the studio and analyze each of their albums in turn. We will hit the road with the band as Pearl Jam sets out to conquer Seattle, the West Coast of the United States, and then the entire world. We will watch as Pearl Jam adapts to an ever-changing media landscape where MTV, not radio, is the major power broker. You will revel in their battles with Ticketmaster and learn about the roots of their socio-political activism. In short, you will experience Pearl Jam in every imaginable context: on CD, on vinyl, on the radio, on television, on film, in videos, onstage, backstage, on the road, in the air, and at home. Written by Pearl Jam enthusiasts, Pearl Jam FAQ presents a must-have text for band devotees to devour.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Beat Generation FAQ

The Beat Generation FAQ

... including the addition of a new recording of Paul Simon singing the poet's “New Stanzas for Amazing Grace” for the closing credits.

Author: Rich Weidman

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781617136344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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(FAQ). The Beat Generation FAQ is an informative and entertaining look at the enigmatic authors and cutting-edge works that shaped this fascinating cultural and literary movement. Disillusioned with the repression and conformity encompassing post-World War II life in the United States, the Beat writers sought creative alternatives to the mind-numbing banality of modern culture. Beat Generation writers were no strangers to controversy: Both Allen Ginsberg's prophetic, William Blakean-style poem "Howl" (1956) and William S. Burroughs' groundbreaking novel Naked Lunch (1959) led to obscenity trials, while Jack Kerouac's highly influential novel On the Road (1957) was blamed by the establishment for corrupting the nation's youth and continues to this day to serve as a beacon of hipster culture and the bohemian lifestyle. The Beat writers shared a vision for a new type of literature, one that escaped the boundaries of academia and employed an organic use of language, inspired by the spontaneity and improvisational nature of jazz music and abstract expressionism (Kerouac coined this writing style "spontaneous prose"). In search of deeper meaning, Beat Generation writers experimented not only with language but also with spirituality, art, drugs, sexuality, and unconventional lifestyles. Although the movement as a whole flamed out quickly in the early 1960s, replaced by the onset of the hippie counterculture, the Beats made an indelible mark on the nation's consciousness and left a long-lasting influence on its art and culture. This book details the movement its works, creative forces, and its legacy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Prince FAQ

Prince FAQ

mind the light alto sax “jazz” of Paul Simon's “Still Crazy after All the Years.” At its best, this means echoes of Weather Report and harder fusion on ...

Author: Arthur Lizie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493051434

Category: Music

Page: 368

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Here is the first comprehensive book that covers Prince’s forty-plus personal and professional years in and out of the public spotlight. Firmly grounded in a detailed chronological overview of Prince’s prodigious released and unreleased recorded musical output and epic live performances, Prince FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Purple Reign digs deep into Purple fact and legend as it explores the multiple number-one singles, the movie hits and flops, the exclusive and adventurous after shows, and the provocative TV appearances. But more than just a look at the music and moving images, this volume also highlights Prince’s relationship with those in the Purple Court—the Revolution, New Power Generation, Third Eye Girl and other band members, his musical influences (from Santana to Stevie to the Stones), the countless individual (Christopher Tracy) and group aliases (Madhouse), protégés (Carmen Electra), the cover artists (the Bangles) and recovery projects (Mavis Staples), and the wives, lovers, and multiple ingénues. And then there are the controversies—the rivalries with Rick James and Michael Jackson, the USA for Africa snub, the questions surrounding his untimely death, the fate of countless unreleased audio and video projects, and, of course, his battle against Warner Bros. and the music industry that caused him to change his name to an unpronounceable symbol. Accompanied by dozens of rare images, Prince FAQ is the go-to volume for all things Prince.
Categories: Music

Woodstock FAQ

Woodstock FAQ

... a single audience that evening attest to the fact that Sommer's twilight rendition of Paul Simon's inspired by Bert Sommer's experiences at Woodstock.

Author: Thomas E. Harkins

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493050802

Category: Music

Page: 400

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Thomas Edward Harkin's Woodstock FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Fabled Garden cuts through the lofty rhetoric and mythology surrounding the legendary festival. Rather than waxing philosophical about whether or not the Woodstock Music & Art Fair was the defining moment of the 1960s as so many have done before, Harkins places the focus on the music, solo artists, and bands who performed. Thirty-two acts took to the stage in Bethel, New York that weekend, and the book gives the performers and the music their due consideration. Who were they? Where did they come from? What songs did they play? What happened to them afterward? How did the festival impact their careers? Those are the questions explored in these pages. Further, the book attempts to restore the chronological arc of the festival from concept to concert to its aftermath and enduring legacy. Drawing on his experiences as a media scholar, Harkins ponders how the album releases and Michael Wadleigh's Academy Award-winning 1970 film Woodstock helped shape the narrative of the festival and in the bargain distort people's memories of the actual event.
Categories: Music

Seinfeld FAQ

Seinfeld FAQ

Jerry procures tickets to a Paul Simon concert in the park. Elaine, her closetalker boyfriend, Aaron, along with Morty and Helen Seinfeld, ride a hansom cab ...

Author: Nicholas Nigro

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781495035357

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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(FAQ). Is it a show about nothing or one of the greatest TV series of all time? It's both, of course! Seinfeld 's impact on popular culture was so profound that it continues to this day-years after it left prime time-thanks to its inimitable characters (Newman! Bubble Boy!), its wacky, memorable plots (who can forget "The Contest" or "The Puffy Shirt"?), and the many catchphrases we use regularly (not that there's anything wrong with that). Seinfeld FAQ is the first-ever comprehensive guide to the sitcom, tracing its path from modest beginnings to water-cooler-show status and to its infamous, love-it-or-hate-it finale. This humor-filled reference tells all about Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer, as well as the other unforgettable characters in their world. It features season-by-season episode reviews and a wealth of fun facts about everything from the characters' inevitably doomed relationships to their food obsessions and fashion sense (or lack thereof) as well as profiles of actors and other notables. Broad in scope and yet obsessed with detail (like the show itself), this FAQ is essential reading for anyone who wants to be master of the Seinfeld domain.
Categories: Performing Arts

Dracula FAQ

Dracula FAQ

In 1998, a Broadway musical about Agron, The Capeman, with songs by Paul Simon, opened at the Marquis Theater. Marc Anthony played Agron as a young man, ...

Author: Bruce Scivally

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781617136368

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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(FAQ). Dracula FAQ unearths little-known facts about both the historical and literary Dracula. The 15th-century warlord Vlad III, known as Vlad the Impaler and Dracula (son of the Dragon), became a legendary figure in his native Wallachia. Four hundred years later, Irish author Bram Stoker appropriated Dracula's name for a vampire novel he spent seven years researching and writing. Considered one of the great classics of Gothic literature, Dracula went on to inspire numerous stage plays, musicals, movies, and TV adaptations with actors as diverse as Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, Christopher Lee, Jack Palance, Frank Langella, Louis Jourdan, Gary Oldman, and Gerard Butler taking on the role of the vampire king. And with Dracula proving the popularity of vampires, other bloodsuckers rose from their graves to terrify book, movie, and TV audiences from Barnabas Collins of Dark Shadows to The Night Stalker to the vampires of True Blood on the small screen, and Interview with the Vampire and Twilight on the big screen. More recently, Dracula has been resurrected for a TV series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and a feature film starring Luke Evans. Dracula FAQ covers all of these and more, including the amazing stories of real-life vampires!
Categories: Performing Arts