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Clayson, Alan

Overview
Works: 88 works in 341 publications in 4 languages and 7,963 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  History  Discographies 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Editor
Classifications: ML420.O78, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Clayson
Ringo Starr : straight man or joker? by Alan Clayson( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the hothouse of Beatlemania and its enduring aftermath. Those scarcely believable years of adulation, mind-bending stimulants, alcohol, and meditation did not alter this essentially uncomplicated chrracter. Despite the breakup of the band in 1970 and the erosions in their relationships, it was the easy-going Ringo who was best able to escape the feuding and remain friendly with his ex-colleagues. And his 1973 album "Ringo," with John, Paul, and George featured on
Only the lonely : Roy Orbison's life and legacy by Alan Clayson( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and legacy of Roy Orbison
George Harrison by Alan Clayson( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Often overlooked as a songwriter, despite introducing Indian music to western ears and penning The Beatles standards 'Here Comes The Sun' and 'Something', George Harrison embraced fame reluctantly. Almost as famous for his religous beliefs, drug use and film funding as for his music, he retired from public life following the assassination of John Lennon. A spectacular late-1990s comeback, as both solo artist and Traveling Wilbury, returned him as household name for a new generation, a position maintained by working with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on The Beatles Anthology projects and 2000's best-selling compilation." "Fully updated to include George's near-fatal stabbing by a crazed fan, some 19 years after Lennon's death, and his recent battle with cancer, George Harrison remains the definitive study of this most reserved and genuine talent."--BOOK JACKET
Beat merchants : the origins, history, impact, and rock legacy of the 1960's British pop groups by Alan Clayson( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In-depth account of the golden era of British pop, the 1960s, covers all the classic bands, through Beatlemania and beyond. The knowledgeable and entertaining Alan Clayson has been dubbed "the A.J.P. Taylor of pop."
Edgard Varese by Alan Clayson( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Call up the groups! : the golden age of British beat, 1962-1967 by Alan Clayson( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rolling Stones : Beggars banquet by Alan Clayson( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the release of the Rolling Stones's psychedelic album Their Satanic Majesties Request in 1967, many feared that the bad boys of rock had sacrificed their raw, bluesy edge to love, peace, and flower power. No need to worry. Salvation was at hand with Beggars Banquet, featuring "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Street Fighting Man." The album was a storming return to Satanism, social revolution, and celebrations of the working man. Author Alan Clayson explores the social and cultural developments of the time, the ways that the changing dynamics of the band affected the music, and how the songs took shape. From the latest swinging happenings down on Carnaby Street, to who Mick was sleeping with, to what Keith was taking, Legendary Sessions: The Rolling Stones: Beggars Banquet is an entertaining trip through rock history. -- Publisher's description
John Lennon by Alan Clayson( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quiet one : a life of George Harrison by Alan Clayson( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mick Jagger : the unauthorised biography by Alan Clayson( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the forty-two years since The Rolling Stones first appeared in the UK singles chart, Mick Jagger has carved for himself a career and an image that have set him apart as one of the truly great performers of the 20th century." "Covering an eye-stretching six decades, from Jagger's enlivening of a conventional provincial upbringing with sexual adventure and attempts to forge a more glamorous future than that suggested by his graduation from a local state grammar to the London School of Economics, and concluding with his present life as a former national pariah-turned-knighted mainstay of rock's ruling class. Mick Jagger: The Unauthorised Biography presents a definitive perspective of the deeds and character of Michael Philip Jagger."--Back cover
Woman : the incredible life of Yoko Ono by Alan Clayson( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Paul McCartney by Alan Clayson( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yardbirds : the band that launched Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page by Alan Clayson( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith Richards by Alan Clayson( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Led Zeppelin : the origin of the species : how, why and where it all began by Alan Clayson( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Only the lonely : the life and artistic legacy of Roy Orbison by Alan Clayson( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Watts by Alan Clayson( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rolling Stones : the origin of the species : how, why and where it all began by Alan Clayson( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The walrus was Ringo : 101 Beatles myths debunked by Alan Clayson( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Keith Moon : instant party : musings, memories and minutiae by Alan Clayson( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Edgard Varese
Alternative Names
Alan Clayson British singer

Alan Clayson Brits historicus

クレイソン, アラン

Languages
English (173)

Japanese (11)

Italian (6)

Czech (1)

Covers
George HarrisonBeat merchants : the origins, history, impact, and rock legacy of the 1960's British pop groupsEdgard VareseThe Rolling Stones : Beggars banquetJohn LennonThe quiet one : a life of George HarrisonMick Jagger : the unauthorised biographyWoman : the incredible life of Yoko Ono