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Petty : the biography

Author: Warren Zanes
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Zanes provides an honest and evocative examination of Petty's music, and the remarkable rock and roll history he and his band helped to write. Petty was a kid without a whole lot of promise; rock and roll made it otherwise. His story has all the drama of a rock and roll epic. Dark and mysterious, Petty manages to come back, again and again, showing us what the music can do and where it can take us.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Tom Petty; Tom Petty; Tom Petty
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Zanes
ISBN: 9780805099683 0805099689 9780805099690 0805099697
OCLC Number: 909538886
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1976. Introduction ; Family secrets ; Stranger in the house ; Cowboys and Indians ; Salesmen ; Mud ; Farming ; Chemistry lessons ; Even the losers ; Cordell ; Waiting for Leon ; Punching buttons ; Opening acts ; Chapter eleven ; The album cycle ; Life between the branches below ; The veteran in a new field ; The backing band --
1987. Gonna leave this world for a while ; Planned collisions ; A boat out at sea ; Full grown boy ; Half of me is ocean, half of me is sky --
2006. Everything changed, then changed again ; Somewhere under heaven --
2015.
Responsibility: Warren Zanes.

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Zanes provides an honest and evocative examination of Petty's music, and the remarkable rock and roll history he and his band helped to write. Petty was a kid without a whole lot of promise; rock and roll made it otherwise. His story has all the drama of a rock and roll epic. Dark and mysterious, Petty manages to come back, again and again, showing us what the music can do and where it can take us.

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