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Clayson, Alan

Overview
Works: 91 works in 306 publications in 4 languages and 8,344 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Discographies  History 
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
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 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and legacy of Roy Orbison
Ringo Starr : straight man or joker? by Alan Clayson( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 714 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
George Harrison by Alan Clayson( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 206 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 188 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 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 157 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
Mick Jagger : the unauthorised biography by Alan Clayson( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 156 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
John Lennon by Alan Clayson( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 147 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 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman : the incredible life of Yoko Ono by Alan Clayson( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Although most famous as John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono has many strings to her bow and, given her media profile, it is a wonder that there have never been any major books written about her life. While most writers usually talk about the part she played in breaking up the Beatles, this book bucks that trend, focusing on her extraordinary life, from her childhood in Nagasaki to her move to London in the '60s where she joined the community of avant-garde artists and where she met John Lennon. The book covers their relationship and even Yoko's lonely years after Lennon's death
Paul McCartney by Alan Clayson( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 126 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 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith Richards by Alan Clayson( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English 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 )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Rolling Stones complete discography by Alan Clayson( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Watts by Alan Clayson( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Alan Clayson British singer

クレイソン, アラン

Languages
English (162)

Italian (4)

Japanese (2)

Czech (1)

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