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  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Beverly Ross LLC (February 11, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0988945908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988945906
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,309,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Doak Turner on April 1, 2013
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Great book by Beverly Ross - I enjoyed the stories of her in New York, the relationships of the business, her openess in the stories! If you are in the music business - you will love the book! If you are not in the music business, you will love it - stories behind how the songs were written, the politics of the music business and Beverly tells mistakes she made in the business.
The first song to crossover formt he Pop Charts" (traditionally with white artists only) to the R&B charts ( traditionally with black artists only) was a song that Bev wrote and the story of what a difference to the artist - Bill Haley!
Order the book today!!!
Doak
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Barbara M. on July 8, 2013
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Beverly Ross' book is a delightful history of her life in the music industry beginning in the 1950's and continuing on. She tells enlightening, "insider" tales about the people who moved that industry. Also, nevitably, her book tells of the rise of Rock and Roll, as Beverly was one of the first songwriters to write in that idiom. Interspersed with her musical "adventures", she tells us of her personal life and its impact on her career, with serious inspiring insights into her thought processes and decisions. It's truly a wonderful book and well worth reading
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Val Kinzler on December 2, 2013
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Beverly Ross is truly an empress of songwriting! She has paved the way for countless artists, musicians and songwriters.
Classic, candid and insightful, delivered with love and appreciation for the art and struggle of songwriting. Ross is one of music's most precious & groundbreaking talents, immerse yourself in "I Was The First Woman Phil Spector Killed!"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tough Customer on July 9, 2014
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Beverly Ross wrote many of the famous early rock-n-roll hits still heard on the radio: Lollipop, Candyman, Judy's Turn to Cry, etc. The foreshadowing of Phil Spector's later infamous crime is eerie. Her autobiography is a compelling page-turner & fascinating must-read.
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This book has a few interesting passages, but it has serious flaws too. The five-star reviews lulled me into thinking that it would be better than it is.

The good:
—A few good insider anecdotes and some funny celebrity gossip.

The bad:
—The title is sensational hype. Phil Spector's "betrayal" of Ross was that he said he'd have Ray Peterson record one of her songs but didn't follow through, and he ripped off one of her riffs when he played guitar at a Leiber & Stoller session. That's it. Yet she goes on an on about how Spector "decimated" her career. The paragraphs in which she describes her torment, as she writhes in agony over Spector, are completely over the top.
—The writing style is just bizarre. Ross uses practically no hyphens but loves to create long, confounding strings of vocabulary words. She must have worn out her thesaurus while writing this book.
—The book sorely needs an editor. It contains misspellings, grammatical errors, and many misused words. ("Subjugated" when she meant "subjected," "stint" when she meant "stent," "obliviate" when she meant "obliterate," etc.).
—The book has too much content about her family's chicken farm, her cats, her weight, etc., and not enough content about her music. "Lollipop" gets especially short shrift, even though it was her biggest hit.
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