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Morley, Paul

Overview
Works: 36 works in 101 publications in 3 languages and 1,965 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  History  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Instrumentalist, Director, Contributor, Narrator, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: CT275.J7515, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Paul Morley
 
Most widely held works by Paul Morley
The age of Bowie : how David Bowie made a world of difference by Paul Morley( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Respected arts commentator and author Paul Morley, an artistic advisor to the curators of the highly successful retrospective exhibition David Bowie is for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, constructs a definitive story of Bowie that explores how he worked, played, aged, structured his ideas, influenced others, invented the future, and entered history as someone who could and would never be forgotten. Morley captures the greatest moments from across Bowie's life and career; how young Davie Jones of South London became the international David Bowie; his pioneering collaborations in the recording studio with the likes of Tony Visconti, Mick Ronson, and Brian Eno; to iconic live, film, theatre, and television performances from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, as well as the various encounters and artistic relationships he developed with musicians from John Lennon, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop to Trent Reznor and Arcade Fire. And of course, discusses in detail his much-heralded and critically acclaimed finale with the release of Blackstar just days before his shocking death in New York."
Words and music : a history of pop in the shape of a city by Paul Morley( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of popular music as told through a ficitionalized journey featuring real life, fictional and composite characters from the world of popular music
The north : (and almost everything in it) by Paul Morley( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the north, this is where it lies, where it belongs, full of itself, high up above everything else, surrounded by everything that isn't the north, that's off the page, somewhere else...Paul Morley grew up in Reddish, less than five miles from Manchester and even closer to Stockport. Ever since the age of seven, old enough to form an identity but too young to be aware that 'southern' was a category, Morley has always thought of himself as a northerner. What that meant, he wasn't entirely sure. It was for him, as it is for millions of others in England, an absolute, indisputable truth. But he wondered why, when as a child he was so ready to abandon his Cheshire roots and support the much more successful Lancashire cricket team, and when as an adult he found he could travel between London and Manchester in less than two hours, he continued to say he was from the North. Forty years after walking down grey pavements on his way to school, Paul explores what it means to be northern and why those who consider themselves to be believe it so strongly
Joy Division by Jon Savage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As brash and gritty as the 70's post-punk music it celebrates, go in-depth to look at the brief but vital trajectory of a band that died with its troubled frontman, Ian Curtis, only to be reborn as the equally influential New Order. Features interviews with all surviving band members and explores the Manchester origins of this revolutionary act, their partnership with Factory Records founder Tony Wilson, and collaboration with legendary producer Martin Hannett"--Container
Ask : the chatter of pop by Paul Morley( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joy Division : piece by piece : writing about Joy Division 1977-2007 by Paul Morley( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Morley, writer for music paper NME, knew Joy Division intimately. He not only wrote extensively and evocatively of the "mood, atmosphere and ephemeral terror" that enveloped the group and their doomed front man, Ian Curtis, but he was present when Curtis suffered his life-changing epileptic seizure following a London concert in April 1980 and was the only journalist permitted to view Curtis' corpse. "Joy Division: Piece By Piece" encompasses his complete writings on the group, both contemporary and retrospective. In addition to collecting all of Morley's classic works about the band, the book includes his eloquent Ian Curtis obituary and hindsight pieces on the group's significance, framed by an extensive retrospective essay, as well as his reviews of the films "24 Hour Party People" and "Control." Morley, who emerged from Manchester at the same time as Joy Division, effortlessly evokes that city's zeitgeist and psycho-geography to tell the story of this uniquely intense group
Stuart Sutcliffe : the lost Beatle by Steve Cole( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video biography of Stuart Sutcliffe, one of the original Beatles. Stuart Sutcliffe left the Beatles to concentrate on his art but died shortly after. Interviews include Stuart's fiancee Astrid Kirchherr, early Beatles manager Allan Williams, sister Pauline Sutcliffe, Liverpool roommate Rod Murray and American art historian Donald Kuspit
Grace Jones : I'll never write my memoirs by Paul Morley( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in 1948 into a family of ministers in Kingston, Jamaica, the statuesque and strikingly beautiful Grace Jones lived with her family in Syracuse, NY, before launching a career as a model in New York City. Gaining fame as the cover girl for such publications as Vogue and Elle, Jones's flamboyant look proved to be a hit on the New York City nightclub circuit and she became a darling of the disco scene, which led to a recording contract and a substantial following among gay men. With her sexually charged, outrageous live shows, Grace soon earned the title of 'Queen of the Gay Discos'. When she moved to Paris in 1970, the French fashion scene embraced her unusual, androgynous looks and, in addition to cover work, she dominated the runways of designers like Yves St. Laurent and befriended the likes of Giorgio Armani and Karl Lagerfeld. While there, she shared an apartment with Jerry Hall and Jessica Lange and became artist Jean-Paul Goude's muse - he also fathered her son Paulo. (Grace was married twice - to a producer and a bodyguard - and she dated Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren for four years.) But with the dawn of the '80s came a massive anti-disco movement across the U.S., leading to Grace Jones focusing on more new wave and experimental-based work, putting her 21/2 octave voice to good use. She is as known for her unique look as she is for her music and has influenced the likes of Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Annie Lennox. In the book, Grace takes us on a journey from her religious upbringing in Jamaica to her heyday in Paris and New York in the 70s and 80s, all the way to present-day London, where she is working on a new album
I'll never write my memoirs by Grace Jones( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in 1948 into a family of ministers in Kingston, Jamaica, the statuesque and strikingly beautiful Grace Jones lived with her family in Syracuse, NY, before launching a career as a model in New York City. Gaining fame as the cover girl for such publications as Vogue and Elle, Jones's flamboyant look proved to be a hit on the New York City nightclub circuit and she became a darling of the disco scene, which led to a recording contract and a substantial following among gay men. With her sexually charged, outrageous live shows, Grace soon earned the title of 'Queen of the Gay Discos'. When she moved to Paris in 1970, the French fashion scene embraced her unusual, androgynous looks. While there, she shared an apartment with Jerry Hall and Jessica Lange and became artist Jean-Paul Goude's muse - he also fathered her son Paulo. (Grace was married twice - to a producer and a bodyguard - and she dated Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren for four years.) But with the dawn of the '80s came a massive anti-disco movement across the U.S., leading to Grace Jones focusing on more new wave and experimental-based work, putting her 21/2 octave voice to good use. She is as known for her unique look as she is for her music; Grace takes us on a journey from her religious upbringing in Jamaica to her heyday in Paris and New York in the 70s and 80s, all the way to present-day London
Martin Creed : what's the point of it? by Martin Creed( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the 2001 Turner Prize, Martin Creed has been recognised around the world for his conceptually-driven art that is at once playful, thought-provoking and deeply ambiguous. Outstanding in scope, design and scholarship, this essential volume features key art works and a number of newly commissioned essays by music journalist Paul Morley, comedian Bill Bailey, art historian Joachim Pissarro and Hayward Gallery curator Cliff Lauson
George Barber( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earthbound : the Bakerloo line by Paul Morley( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mijn onvertelde leven by Grace Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de popzangeres uit de jaren tachtig
The seduction of Claude Debussy by Art of Noise (Musical group)( Recording )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anton Corbijn : inwards and onwards by Anton Corbijn( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vijfendertig zwart-witportretten van voornamelijk beeldend kunstenaars, die de afgelopen tien jaar een belangrijke inspiratiebron waren voor fotograaf Anton Corbijn
AGE OF BOWIE by Paul Morley( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural critic describes the greatest moments of the life of pioneering musician David Bowie and explores how he worked, played, aged, structured his ideas, influenced others, and invented the future
It's nothing personal by John Stoddart( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NewOrderstory by Kevin Hewitt( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of New Order from their original incarnation as Joy Division to worldwide fame. Features 21 music videos and live performances in their entirety
New Order story by New Order (Musical group)( Visual )

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

Part of the 2-disc set, New order item : a collection & new order story. Documentary with extended interviews and live footage
Metapop : storia del pop dal big bang a Kylie Minogue by Paul Morley( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Words and music : a history of pop in the shape of a city
Alternative Names
Morley, Paul 1957-

P. Morley

Paul Morley Brits journalist

Paul Morley engelsk journalist

Paul Morley englischer Musikjournalist und -produzent

Морли, Пол

Languages
English (81)

Italian (3)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Joy Division : piece by piece : writing about Joy Division 1977-2007