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Roy Orbison : the invention of an alternative rock masculinity

Author: Peter Lehman
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2003.
Series: Sound matters.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fans called this singer/songwriter "The Voice."
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lehman, Peter.
Roy Orbison.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002043555
(OCoLC)51047035
Named Person: Roy Orbison; Roy Orbison; Roy Orbison; Roy Orbison; Roy Orbison
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Lehman
ISBN: 9781439903896 1439903891 9781592130368 1592130364 9781592130375 1592130372
OCLC Number: 646068259
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 208 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
1. There are many Roy Orbisons --
2. Mystery man : the evolution of a dark, mysterious persona --
3. Radical left turns : the voice and the music --
4. In (and out of) dreams --
5. Crawling back : the masochist aesthetic --
6. In David Lynch's dreams : Roy Orbison at the movies --
7. The finest white pop singer on the planet : "Oh, pretty woman," 2 Live Crew, and discourses of race --
8. Beyond the end : Roy Orbison's posthumous career and legacy --
appendix. Analysis of songs and recordings --
Notes --
Works sited --
Song acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: Sound matters.
Responsibility: Peter Lehman.

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