. From the beatles' patronage of his 1968 debut album to his Grammy awards for Hourglass, James Taylor has remained a universally acclaimed songwriter of effortless eloquence and power. There is also an epilogue concerning the memorial concerts arranged by Taylor for the late author White, as well as an extensive discography and bibliography.
Long Ago and Far Away: James Taylor - His Life and Music - His Life and Music: Long Ago and Far Away #ad - With contributions from paul mccartney, the Taylor family and many other key figures, Carly Simon, Sting, this edition is destined to become the definitive biography of the troubled hero.
Boys in the Trees: A MemoirFlatiron Books #ad - Romantic entanglements with some of the most famous men of the day fueled her confessional lyrics, as well as the unraveling of her storybook marriage to James Taylor. The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart.
Carly simon's new york times bestselling memoir, reveals her remarkable life, Boys in the Trees, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, including the #1 song "You're So Vain.
Boys in the Trees: A Memoir #ad - She was the first artist in history to win a grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, for her song "Let the River Run" from the movie Working Girl. Simon brilliantly captures moments of creative inspiration, the sparks of songs, and the stories behind writing "Anticipation" and "We Have No Secrets" among many others.
A Natural Woman: A MemoirGrand Central Publishing #ad - A natural woman chronicles king's extraordinary life, mother, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry, drawing readers into her musical world, and into her journey as a performer, wife and present-day activist. Read the new york times bestselling memoir that is "revealing, humble, and cool-aunt chatty" about the incredible life that inspired the hit Broadway musical Beautiful.
Deeply personal, king's memoir offers readers a front-row seat to the woman behind the legend and includes dozens of photos from her childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances. Rolling stonecarole king takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time.
Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines: The Life and Music of James TaylorChicago Review Press #ad - Within a year, when young ears sought a new sound, there was "Fire and Rain" and "You've Got a Friend, " and a new Southern California-fed branch of pop music. In 1970 a scraggly, antiheroic young man from North Carolina by way of Massachusetts began presenting a comforting new sound, a kind never heard before.
Today he is in better physical and probably mental condition than during the whirlwind when he influenced music so heavily, his glittery marriage to Carly Simon, his love affair with Joni Mitchell, the decade when magazines and newspapers printed feverish stories about his gawky hunkiness, his endlessly carried-out heroin habit, and sometimes even his music.
Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines: The Life and Music of James Taylor #ad - Despite it all, taylor has become the nearest thing to rock royalty in America. Based on fresh interviews with musicians, record company people, reviews, as well as previously published interviews, producers, and music journalists, and profiles, Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines is the definitive biography of an elusive superstar.
Taylor was its reluctant leader. Remarkably, before this world, taylor has survived: his 2015 release, edged out Taylor Swift and went to #1 on the charts.
More Room in a Broken Heart: The True Adventures of Carly SimonAvery #ad - Her music has touched countless lives since her debut in the 1970s, yet her own life story has remained unpublished-until now. A love song to an american icon: the first full-length biography of Carly Simon, from an acclaimed music journalist who has known her for decades Carly Simon has won two Grammys and an Academy Award, and her albums have sold more than forty million copies.
Tapping private archives, family interviews, and a forty-year friendship with the legend herself, Stephen Davis at last captures Carly Simon's extraordinary journey from shy teenager to superstar. More room in a broken heart candidly covers everything her fans want to know, davis vividly takes readers back to some of the most powerful eras in american music history and delivers a tribute worthy of the artist and her loyal fans, Warren Beatty, and Cat Stevens How Carly and James Taylor went from being pop music's reigning couple to independent souls living at opposite ends of Massachusetts Surviving breast cancer Her recent financial and spiritual crises Along the way, publishing mogul Richard Simon The Bob Dylan turning point that launched her career The real story behind "You're So Vain" Carly's severe stage fright she's the only musical guest to pretape an SNL segment Romantic involvements with Mick Jagger, including: Growing up with her father, who know that nobody does it better than Carly Simon.
Hearts of Darkness: James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and the Unlikely Rise of the Singer-SongwriterBackbeat Books #ad - Book. James taylor, jackson browne, and cat stevens could never have been considered your typical late-sixties songwriters self-absorbed and self-composed, all three eschewed the traditional means of delivering their songs, instead turning its process inward. Author dave thompson, himself a legend among rock biographers, takes on his subjects with his usual brio and candor, leaving no stone unturned in his quest to shine a light on the dark side of this profoundly earnest era in popular music.
. Penetrating, and laced with vivid insight and detail, pointed, Hearts of Darkness is the story of rock when it no longer felt the need to roll. The result was a body of work that stands among the most profoundly personal art ever to translate into an international language, and a sequence of songs from "Sweet Baby James" and "Carolina in My Mind, " to "Peace Train" and "Wild World" that remain archetypes not only of what the critics called the singer-songwriter movement, " to "Jamaica Say You Will" and "These Days, but of the human condition itself.
Hearts of Darkness: James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and the Unlikely Rise of the Singer-Songwriter #ad - Hearts of darkness is the story of a generation's coming of age through the experiences of its three most atypical pop stars.
Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970Da Capo Press #ad - Set against a backdrop of world-changing historical and political events, Fire and Rain tells the extraordinary story of one pivotal year in the lives and music of four legendary artists, and reveals how these artists and their songs both shaped and reflected their times. Drawing on interviews, and newly discovered documents, acclaimed journalist David Browne “allows us to see—and to hear—the elusive moment when the '60s became the '70s in a completely fresh way” Mark Harris, rare recordings, author of Pictures at a Revolution.
Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni MitchellSarah Crichton Books #ad - Her hits—from “big yellow taxi” to “both sides, now” to “a case of you”—endure as timeless favorites, from her devoted fan Prince to Björk, and her influence on the generations of singer-songwriters who would follow her, is undeniable. In this intimate biography, drawing on dozens of unprecedented in-person interviews with mitchell, yaffe reveals the backstory behind the famous songs—from Mitchell’s youth in Canada, her lovers, through the love affairs that inspired masterpieces, her bout with polio at age nine, and a cast of famous characters, and up to the present—and shows us why Mitchell has so enthralled her listeners, her childhood friends, and her early marriage and the child she gave up for adoption, and her friends.
As an artist whose work deftly balances narrative and musical complexity, she has been admired by such legendary lyricists as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and beloved by such groundbreaking jazz musicians as Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, and Herbie Hancock. And yet, releasing album after album, she went on to become a talented self-taught musician and a brilliant bandleader, each distinctly experimental, challenging, and revealing.
Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell #ad - Reckless daughter is the story of an artist and an era that have left an indelible mark on American music. Her lyrics captivated listeners with their perceptive language and naked emotion, complaints, born out of Mitchell’s life, loves, and prophecies. She was nothing more than “a painter derailed by circumstances, ” she would explain.
She was like a storm. Leonard cohenjoni mitchell may be the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century.
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a GenerationAtria Books #ad - A groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America’s most important musical artists—Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon—charts their lives as women at a magical moment in time. Carole king, joni mitchell, and Carly Simon remain among the most enduring and important women in popular music.
They collectively represent, in their lives and their songs, a great swath of American girls who came of age in the late 1960s. Their stories trace the arc of the now mythic sixties generation—female version—but in a bracingly specific and deeply recalled way, far from cliché. Carole king is the product of outer-borough, middle-class New York City; Joni Mitchell is a granddaughter of Canadian farmers; and Carly Simon is a child of the Manhattan intellectual upper crust.
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation #ad - Girls like us is an epic treatment of midcentury women who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before them—confessors in song, rock superstars, and adventurers of heart and soul. The history of the women of that generation has never been written—until now, through their resonant lives and emblematic songs.
Filled with the voices of many dozens of these women's intimates, this alternating biography reads like a novel—except it’s all true, who are speaking in these pages for the first time, and the heroines are famous and beloved. Sheila weller captures the character of each woman and gives a balanced portrayal enriched by a wealth of new information.
. Each woman is distinct.
The Words and Music of James Taylor The Praeger Singer-Songwriter CollectionPraeger #ad - A valuable resource for james Taylor fans and a fascinating read for anyone interested in autobiographical popular music of the past 50 years. Pairs critical analysis of every significant composition and recording by james taylor with historical perspective on the events of his 50-year life journey• Ties Taylor's highly publicized struggles with drugs and in relationships to his songs• Delves into the not-frequently discussed musical aspects of Taylor's writing, including his use of unusual musical forms• Examines Taylor's arrangements and recordings of cover songs as essentially examples of re-writing the songs.
Simple Dreams: A Musical MemoirSimon & Schuster #ad - As part of the coterie of like-minded artists who played at the famed Troubadour club in West Hollywood, she helped define the musical style that dominated American music in the 1970s. In simple dreams, ronstadt reveals the eclectic and fascinating journey that led to her long-lasting success, including stories behind many of her beloved songs.
Now, in this beautifully crafted memoir, Ronstadt tells the story of her wide-ranging and utterly unique musical journey. Her artistic curiosity blossomed early, and she and her siblings began performing their own music for anyone who would listen. And she describes it all in a voice as beautiful as the one that sang “Heart Like a Wheel”—longing, graceful, and authentic.
Ronstadt arrived in los angeles just as the folkrock movement was beginning to bloom, setting the stage for the development of country-rock. One of her early backup bands went on to become the Eagles, and Linda went on to become the most successful female artist of the decade. In this memoir, arizona, iconic singer linda ronstadt weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and ‘70s.
Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir #ad - Tracing the timeline of her remarkable life, arizona, weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, Linda Ronstadt, whose forty-five year career has encompassed a wide array of musical styles, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and ‘70s. Linda ronstadt was born into a musical family, and her childhood was filled with everything from Gilbert and Sullivan to Mexican folk music to jazz and opera.