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Really enjoyed this book. The interviews were so revealing. You felt how the stars really are. Any fan of Connie Francis, Tommy Sands, Fabian Forte, Pat Boone, Patti Page, Georgia... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a wonderful book, well researched and really takes you back to a time when the music counted, and the songs and artists were memorable.Published on June 29, 2013 by happygolucky
The author says she was a great fan of her parents music, mostly teeny bopper early '60's stuff and she tries to draw some magnificent relationship between the music of that time... Read morePublished on May 15, 2008 by Lucky Jenkins
It'a an ambitious look with a complicated thesis and perhaps only a really theoretically comfortable writer might have pulled it off, someone like Greil Marcus or the late Lillian... Read morePublished on October 15, 2006 by Kevin Killian
Through the first 30 pages of this book, I was rolling right along with the author's premise and intrigued by her point of view. Then came this: " . . . Read morePublished on July 30, 2006 by (not THE) Webley Webster
I picked this book up because I'm a closet fan of this kind of music (I actually own a couple of Pat Boone LPs). Read morePublished on July 9, 2006 by Jonathan Cohen
As a major enthusiast of the late '50s/early '60s teen sound, I was excited to check out this book. Unfortunately, Schoemer's attitude toward the music she's writing about is... Read morePublished on April 15, 2006 by Elizabeth
Any interested in 50s pop music must read GREAT PRETENDERS: MY STRANGE LOVE AFFAIR WITH '50S POP MUSIC: it tells of the mid-1960s-born author who fosters an interest in the genre... Read morePublished on April 12, 2006 by D. Donovan, Editor/Sr. Reviewer
Why do below average authors get their boring books published and other,more talented ones go by the wayside? Just asking... Read morePublished on April 8, 2006 by Lesli