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Prepare to be astonished, bewildered, and stupefied by the tantalizing tidbits of music history collected here: amazing stories about jazz, classical, country, rock 'n' roll, hip-hop, show tunes, composers, band names, song lyrics, instruments, technology, controversies, and more.
Learn how the FBI spent years trying to decode the lyrics of one rock song. Discover how Watergate provided the inspiration for A Chorus Line. Find out how one megahit was born in a history class, while another was dashed off in a fit of anger at actor Robert De Niro. Meet the monk behind solfège, the aviation pioneer who created Muzak, and the prisoner who literally sang himself out of jail. Then there's the most important person in rock 'n' roll history—chances are you've never heard of him!
Continuing the successful Greatest Stories Never Told series, Rick Beyer has delivered another classic volume for history and music buffs alike.
"The Greatest Music Stories Never Told" by Rick Beyer is a fascinating look at musical events and history. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joseph Spence
We thoroughly enjoyed the stories, the format and gave another copy as a gift to a music lover.An easy read.Published 9 months ago by ARamspott
Great stories. Had the book first on Kindle and then had to get a hard copy so I could share it with my students.Published 10 months ago by C. A. Cmiel
It was mildly entertaining but a bit thin on content especially when you consider the wealth of musical material over the years.Published 11 months ago by Celia
he loved this gift. big surprise. could not wait to read. so far it is a good addition to his collectionsPublished 20 months ago by Jessie Turner