Reveal: Robbie Williams

Author: Chris Heath

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911600265

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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'It's much more interesting to be a little bit broken and talk about your vulnerabilities.' An intimate, funny and frank account of the moments behind the music, the truth behind the headlines and the fascinatingly complicated man behind the imperious entertainer, Robbie Williams. Bestselling author Chris Heath has been working closely with Robbie for many years to create a personal and raw account of fame, fortune, family and music. This vivid and detailed portrait shows the real highs and lows of Robbie's life as he found his way forward, one that is unprecedented in its intimacy and honesty. Long-awaited by millions, Reveal is the uncensored and compelling portrait of Robbie as you've never seen him before.
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Robbie Williams

Somebody Someday

Author: Robbie Williams

Publisher: Random House Uk Limited

ISBN: 9780091881191

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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Presents a year-long look at the life of the British pop icon who joined "Take That" in 1991 and left the band after eight number one singles.
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Robbie

Author: Sean Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 085720002X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Robert Peter Williams was a sixteen-year-old selling double glazing when he auditioned for a new boy band which became Take That. Twenty years later he is one of the most popular entertainers Britain has ever produced: he has recorded eight number one albums in the UK and he sold 1.6 million tickets for his 2006 world tour in a day. The most successful artist in the history of The Brits, Robbie was given a Lifetime Achievement Award one day before his 36thbirthday in 2010. The UK's leading celebrity biographer Sean Smith has followed Robbie's remarkable journey from the unpromising streets of Stoke-on-Trent to the millionaire's playground of Beverly Hills and discovered a vulnerable, funny, gifted and deeply complex man. Using new research and interviews, Sean Smith reveals there is far more to being Rob than just being Robbie Williams, superstar. Robbie's roller coaster story will astonish you. Sean Smith's heart-warming account of his life is the unmissable show business book of the year.
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Fashion and Music

Author: Janice Miller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847884156

Category: Design

Page: 200

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The relationship between popular music and fashion has been a culturally significant one since the 1950s, and this book explores how music and musicians play a key role in the shaping of identity, taste and consumption. Using a range of historical and contemporary examples, this book uncovers the way in which fashion and music have worked to shape contemporary attitudes to bodies and identities. Focusing on performers as much as fans, on the mainstream as much as the underground, Fashion and Music provides a lens through which to examine themes of gender, sexuality, ageing and youth, ethnicity, body image, consumer culture, fandom and postmodernity.
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The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology

Author: Derek B. Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317041976

Category: Music

Page: 576

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The research presented in this volume is very recent, and the general approach is that of rethinking popular musicology: its purpose, its aims, and its methods. Contributors to the volume were asked to write something original and, at the same time, to provide an instructive example of a particular way of working and thinking. The essays have been written with a view to helping graduate students with research methodology and the application of relevant theoretical models. The team of contributors is an exceptionally strong one: it contains many of the pre-eminent academic figures involved in popular musicological research, and there is a spread of European, American, Asian, and Australasian scholars. The volume covers seven main themes: Film, Video and Multimedia; Technology and Studio Production; Gender and Sexuality; Identity and Ethnicity; Performance and Gesture; Reception and Scenes and The Music Industry and Globalization. The Ashgate Research Companion is designed to offer scholars and graduate students a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research in a particular area. The companion's editor brings together a team of respected and experienced experts to write chapters on the key issues in their speciality, providing a comprehensive reference to the field.
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Vixen

A Novel

Author: Ken Bruen

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429902396

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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For the Southeast London police squad, it's rough, tough, dirty business as usual. The Vixen, the most sensuous, crazed female serial killer ever, is masterminding a series of lethal explosions. She is unpredictable, wild, angry--and the cops don't even know she exists. Meanwhile, Inspector Roberts is helpless to stop the explosions and his subordinates aren't doing much better. Brant is consumed with an even-bigger-than-usual mean streak, and fast-rising Porter Nash finds himself facing serious health problems--everything to do with needles. PC MacDonald is determined to soldier on, whatever the cost, and the career of a new addition to the squad, WPC Andrews, starts spectacularly but with Falls as her mentor she's not expected to last long. At the top, Superintendent Brown is close to a coronary, and arresting the wrong man in a blaze of publicity is only the beginning of his problems. If the squad survives this incendiary installment in Ken Bruen's blazingly intense series, they'll do so with barely a cop left standing.
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Katy Perry

California Gurl

Author: Jo Berry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409133621

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Lifting the lid on the chart-topping, girl-kissing, trend-setting princess of pop In 2006, Katy Perry was on the brink of packing it all in and giving up - Hollywood had almost got the better of her. Two hit albums later and she practically owns the place. The gorgeous singer, best known for her flirty hit 'I Kissed a Girl', likes to flaunt her feminine side with inch-long eyelashes, maraschino-cherry lips, and playful retro outfits like polka-dotted hot pants and tube dresses, but Katy's path to fame was far bumpier than her glamtastic image lets on. Raised in Santa Barbara, California, she started her musical career in the church, her parents were both born-again Christian pastors. Her first album, released in 2001, was Christian gospel and the rules for her early years were 'no pop, no snacks, no boys'. At 16 she dropped out of high school and made the move to L.A., and her life was forever changed. It took more than eight years of false starts, winning and losing three record contracts, before she scored the million-selling album One of the Boys. But once `Ur So Gay' was declared by Madonna as her song of the year, 'I Kissed a Girl' ignited all that controversy, and Katy met her husband-to-be Russell Brand and so became one half of one of the most exciting and endearing Hollywood couples, Katy Perry was propelled to the top of the Hollywood A list. Jo Berry's insightful and honest biography reveals the incredible story of the life and loves of the artist and performer Katy Perry.
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Is It Just Me Or Are All Celebrities Crazy?

A Top Psychoanalyst Explores the Minds of Britain's Best-Loved Stars

Author: Rita Wright

Publisher: Blake Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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They are beautiful, successful, rich, they lead lives most people only dream of, and they often seem perfect. So with the world at their fingertips, whynbsp;do celebrities' personalnbsp;livesnbsp;often seem such a mess? In this controversial and groundbreaking book, top celebrity psychoanalyst Rita Wright has taken 10 of today's most famous individuals and examined the details of their lives and personalities to paint a series of fascinating profiles. Secretsnbsp;are revealed aboutnbsp;Kate Moss, Robbie Williams, and others as this book uncovers the true personalities and the disorders behind the public faces. This essential guide to the madness of fame explains the dual nature of celebrity status, and how the blessing of fame can turn into a curse.
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