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The Girl in the Song: The Stories Behind 50 Rock Classics Paperback – October 1, 2010
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Heatley and Hopkinson detail the background stories to 50 songs they label "rock classics." The titles - some of which are actually more "pop" - are presented in alphabetical order starting with Dory Previn's 'Beware of Young Girls' and ending with 'Wonderwall' by Oasis. Each entry rates a two-page spread with at least one b&w or color photograph and a short bio on the group itself.
While the stories in THE GIRL IN THE SONG are enlightening and often charming, a few are bittersweet. In most cases, the original inspiration died and the relationship between the singer/composer and his muse broke up.
So, if you want to know what Caroline Kennedy, Mia Farrow, Joan Baez, Bianca Jagger, Billie Jean King, Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell have to do with 'Maybe I'm Amazed,' 'Uptown Girl,' 'Our House,' 'Philadelphia Freedom,' 'Lola' and 'It Ain't Me Babe,' you'll need to pick up a copy of THE GIRL IN THE SONG. It's a fun, informative read...and definitely calls out for a sequel. Recommended.
From Beware of Young Girls by Dory Previn to Wonderwall by Oasis, She's Leaving Home by the Beatles, Uptown Girl by Billy Joel and Miss Amanda Jones by the Rolling Stones, The Girl In the Song will fascinate you. Able to be read at a single sitting or in small gulps like poetry. Excellent synopses. I really appreciate knowing the background of the songs I hear on the radio. It makes them live!
Any music fan would really enjoy this; it's a quick read and you can't put it down. I hope the authors take note of my efforts on their behalf--I showed it to two other friends and between the three of us we've now ordered 11 of the books for Christmas gifts!
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It was somewhat interesting. A lot of infidelity especially in the sixtiesPublished 5 months ago by Chris Benson
There’s an interesting book based on this premise, but, in my opinion, this isn’t it. Many of the entries leave you with the feeling “that could have been about her” rather than... Read morePublished 10 months ago by SteveJ
decent book,not a lot of new stories here,i knew most of them already but its a decent book for people who haven't heard these stories before. i did like the book.Published 18 months ago by debbie mclean
Gave this as a gift. Didn't read it personally but was told it was a good book. The recipient was very happy with it.Published on November 10, 2013 by bmgecan
Very interesting book, it's cool to discover new songs (actually old songs). I didn't had knowledge many songs in the book, so I had to search at internet.Published on February 27, 2012 by Tiago