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- Publication Date : June 15, 2016
- File Size : 15532 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 362 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B01H5TDOPQ
- Publisher : EditPros LLC; 1st Edition (June 15, 2016)
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,786,970 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As with its predecessors, the book is broken down into one chapter for each act and, as mentioned in the Preface, "(e)ach chapter encompasses three segments: (1) A historical overview of the highlights of each artist's recording career; (2) A discography list of prominent hit recordings of each artist; and (3) Biographical epilogues chronicling the life experiences of soloists and band members." Once again, the volume is brilliantly laid out in an easy-to-follow format; chapters can be read in any order, and the Table of Contents in the front of the book and the Index at the back makes quick work of locating a particular section. Within the text, webpage addresses (URLs) are included where applicable or helpful.
Direct quotes from the artists themselves, as well as friends, family members and colleagues, make this an entertaining book as well as an informative one. It's always a joy reading about a singer or musician in his or her own words.
Sadly, as was also pointed out in the Preface, several of the artists interviewed and written about by the EditPros team over the years are no longer with us. Most, fortunately, lived long enough to see the finished product; but several others, including Billy Joe Royal (portrayed in this volume), did not. While tragic, these passings make each of the books that much more historically significant—as well as more precious.
I highly recommend Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? Volume 3 , as well as the preceding books in the series. All are extremely well written, researched, and organized, and are as enjoyable as they are educational. The musical era may be long gone, but the music lives on.
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The Great Ting About This " Series " Is That Most Of The Information Is Factual, Mainly Because The Publishers Actually Interviewed Many Of The Acts, Along With Personally Autographed Photos To The Authors.
Of Course, Stories, Especially From Group-Members, Often Vary During Recollections Of Each Individual - But-
In Each Volume, There Are Often Interviews With Some Artists That Rarely Gave Out Personal Information When They Were On The Charts.
There Are Some Really Great And Interesting Stories:
" I Didn't Have A Place To Stay, So B.J. Thomas Lat Me Sleep On The Couch In His Office Suite "
" It Was Arthur Lee ( Of LOVE ) Who Initially Got ELEKTRA Records To Sign The Doors "
" Man, I Used So Many Drugs, I Was Actually Homeless, Living In My Car " ( One Of Three Dog Night )
" They Gave Us The Wrong Producer, And It Showed In Our Later Records " ( One Of The Standells )
Can't Be Too Bad A Read, If The Hollywood Phantom Has Endorsed The Series.