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Clayson, Alan

Overview
Works: 91 works in 300 publications in 4 languages and 8,375 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Discography  History 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Editor
Classifications: ML421.R64, 782.421660922
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Clayson
Only the lonely : Roy Orbison's life and legacy by Alan Clayson( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and legacy of Roy Orbison
Woman the incredible life of Yoko Ono by Alan Clayson( )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proving that a band is truly the sum of its parts, this music history traces the influences and experiences that would later converge to form Led Zeppelin. Every recording and live session made by the future band members is traced and woven into a rich and insightful web of influences that contains a complete family tree of their musical and professional colleagues as well as a massive discography and list of live performances. Staggering insight into the workings of this period's big wigs and foot soldiers accompany details on bands and records that were recently discovered to have featured Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones. Rare photographs of the bandmates in their pre-Led Zeppelin incarnations are included along with original interviews with their friends and colleagues
Ringo Starr : straight man or joker? by Alan Clayson( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various tracks, most closely represented a Beatles' reunion on record. More than that, the album was a top-five smash, producing two consecutive number-one singles on the Billboard charts. The Beatle least likely to succeed, had. Alan Clayson follows Ringo through his entire life, tracing the ups and downs of his career as a musician and actor. Clayson also details Ringo's romantic liaisons, his health problems, and his battle and ultimate triumph over alcoholism
Keith Moon instant party : musings, memories and minutiae by Alan Clayson( )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned party animal and phenomenal drummer for The Who, Keith Moon lived fast and died young. Not a typical biography, this compendium of stories, facts, photos, and analysis is divided up by subject and details all aspects of Moon's personal and professional life. Among the topics discussed are his promising film career, his unique drumming style, his obsessions and addictive personality, and a notorious period in the 1970s called the lost weekend. Interviews and commentary from some of his closest friends and contemporaries, such as Viv Stanshall, Harry Nilsson, Frank Zappa, and Screaming Lord Sutch, and more than 60 photographs fill in the details of Moon's short life
Walrus was Ringo 101 Beatles myths debunked by Alan Clayson( )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fact is separated from fiction in this unique study of the Beatles, as myths are debunked and commonly held beliefs about the Fab Four are proven false. Popular convictions that John Lennon was a working-class hero, that Lennon and McCartney never recorded again after the Abbey Road sessions in 1970, and that Paul McCartney's original title for “Yesterday was “Scrambled Eggs are proven to be rumors at best and lies at worst. Drawn from interviews with long-term associates of the band as well as other lines of investigation, this is a unique testimony to the way history gets rewritten, exaggerated, and warped
George Harrison by Alan Clayson( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 196 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 )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 162 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 )

10 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 )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul McCartney by Alan Clayson( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith Richards by Alan Clayson( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 117 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
Charlie Watts by Alan Clayson( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rolling Stones complete discography by Alan Clayson( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
クレイソン, アラン

Languages
English (160)

Japanese (6)

Italian (4)

Czech (1)

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The Rolling Stones the origin of the species : how, why and where it all beganLed Zeppelin the origins of the species : how, why and where it all beganRingo Starr : straight man or joker?Keith Moon instant party : musings, memories and minutiaeWalrus was Ringo 101 Beatles myths debunkedGeorge HarrisonBeat merchants : the origins, history, impact, and rock legacy of the 1960's British pop groupsEdgard Varese