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Clayson, Alan

Overview
Works: 89 works in 351 publications in 4 languages and 7,827 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  History  Discographies 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Editor
Classifications: ML420.O78, 782.42166092
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Publications about Alan Clayson
Publications by Alan Clayson
Most widely held works by Alan Clayson
Ringo Starr : straight man or joker? by Alan Clayson( Book )
38 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 682 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
Only the lonely : Roy Orbison's life and legacy by Alan Clayson( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
The life and legacy of Roy Orbison
George Harrison by Alan Clayson( Book )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 191 libraries worldwide
"Often overlooked as a songwriter, despite introducing Indian music to western ears and penning The Beatles standards 'Here Comes The Sun' and 'Something', George Harrison embraced fame reluctantly. Almost as famous for his religous beliefs, drug use and film funding as for his music, he retired from public life following the assassination of John Lennon. A spectacular late-1990s comeback, as both solo artist and Traveling Wilbury, returned him as household name for a new generation, a position maintained by working with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on The Beatles Anthology projects and 2000's best-selling compilation." "Fully updated to include George's near-fatal stabbing by a crazed fan, some 19 years after Lennon's death, and his recent battle with cancer, George Harrison remains the definitive study of this most reserved and genuine talent."--BOOK JACKET
Edgard Varese by Alan Clayson( Book )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
"One of the principal architects of 20th-century thought, Edgard Varese remains the most original and adventurous of modern-day classical composers." "Amid the huge leaps forward in the modern sciences taken at the turn of the century, Varese headed the vanguard of intellectual thinking that helped to shape the modern world. With a revered following of such contemporary musical luminaries as Igor Stravinsky, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Charlie Parker and Frank Zappa, he was a key artistic influence in the last century. His most renowned opus, Ionisation, was described in the New York Times as a t̀errible and marvellous work', while Deserts caused as much uproar at its 1954 premiere as Le Sacre Du Printemps had in the same Paris theatre half a century earlier."--BOOK JACKET
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 180 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."
Call up the groups! : the golden age of British beat, 1962-1967 by Alan Clayson( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
The Rolling Stones : Beggars banquet by Alan Clayson( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 159 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 )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Mick Jagger : the unauthorised biography by Alan Clayson( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 139 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
Woman : the incredible life of Yoko Ono by Alan Clayson( Book )
12 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Annotation This riveting expose of Yoko Ono covers her early life growing up as the eldest daughter of a wealthy Japanese family and her personal experience as a result of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima at the end of the World War II. Detailed are her move to New York for schooling during the 1950s, her first marriage to a composer, and her early days as an experimental artist in London during the early 1960s. New light is shed on her initial meeting with John Lennon and their 13-year relationship, and the rebuilding of her life after his tragic murder. Her life as artist, musician, businesswoman, and mother are explored from her youth to the present
The Yardbirds : the band that launched Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page by Alan Clayson( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 128 libraries worldwide
The quiet one : a life of George Harrison by Alan Clayson( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Paul McCartney by Alan Clayson( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Only the lonely : the life and artistic legacy of Roy Orbison by Alan Clayson( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Country Music singer Roy Orbinson's life also covers his years in rock and roll
Keith Richards by Alan Clayson( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Led Zeppelin : the origin of the species : how, why and where it all began by Alan Clayson( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 libraries worldwide
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Charlie Watts by Alan Clayson( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
The Rolling Stones : the origin of the species : how, why and where it all began by Alan Clayson( Book )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 libraries worldwide
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The walrus was Ringo : 101 Beatles myths debunked by Alan Clayson( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 libraries worldwide
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Keith Moon : instant party : musings, memories and minutiae by Alan Clayson( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Alan Clayson British singer
Alan Clayson Brits historicus
Alan Clayson cantante británico
クレイソン, アラン
Languages
English (182)
Japanese (11)
Italian (6)
Czech (1)
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