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Legends of Rock & Roll Volume 1 - The Fifties (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

James Hoag

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10 Books in One!

Legends of Rock & Roll is a series of small Kindle books each of which features a different artist from the rock & roll era. This book combines 10 artists who were popular or who started recording during the birth of rock & roll, the Fifties.

If you were alive during the Fifties or even if you listened to the music on oldies radio, from about 1955 until the end of the decade, the greatest music of all time was produced. (That is, of course, just my opinion). In this first volume of the Legends of Rock & Roll - The Fifties, is combined mini-biographies of ten of the greatest artists of that decade.

You will find the stories of:

The Everly Brothers
Fats Domino
Rick Nelson
Connie Francis
Bobby Darin
Chuck Berry
Little Richard
Jerry Lee Lewis
Paul Anka
Buddy Holly

Come with me now back to a better time, a simpler time and a more innocent time. Come back to the 1950's and re-live the birth of rock & roll.

Biographie de l'auteur

James Hoag has always been a big fan of Rock & Roll. Most people graduate from high school and then proceed to "grow up" and go on to more adult types of music. James got stuck at about age 18 and has been an avid fan of popular music ever since. His favorite music is from the Fifties, the origin of Rock & Roll and which was the era in which James grew up. But he likes almost all types of popular music including country music. After working his entire life as a computer programmer, he is now retired and he decided to share his love of the music and of the performers by writing books that discuss the life and music of the various people who have meant so much to him over the years. He calls each book a "love letter" to the stars that have enriched our lives so much. These people are truly Legends.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 640 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 207 pages
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Illimité
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Little Gem From a Stalwart Fan 22 mars 2014
Par Paul Gallimore - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
The first thing that I will say about Legends of Rock and Roll Volume I is that it is really well written, and the second is that James Hoag is clearly more than just a historian of the period, he is a serious aficionado. The guy knows his stuff.

The book tracks the early days of rock and roll and pays due homage to the legends, as the title suggests. What sets this book apart is that every one of the artists covered gets not just a historical write-up, with references to their major hits, but there is also a wealth of anecdotal information as well. You get to read about all the tales and tiffs that cropped up along the way and there is a good amount of being brought up to date.

Who knew that Chuck Berry was still getting into trouble with the law in his 80's? For those who remember the great man I guess we all should have, but cameras in the ladies washroom at his age?

The book is full of great stories and if you fancy a nostalgic indulgence, or if you just want to learn about the period and get a pointer towards the greatest songs I recommend this book.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Feel the Love! 25 janvier 2014
Par Julia Busch - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Achat vérifié
I am thrilled to be the first to review James Hoag's "Legends of Rock and Roll: Volume 1." I have read most all of his unofficial biographies in kindle format and when I saw this hard copy, well... I just had to have it. Hoag truly loves each and every one of the performers he writes about. His laid back, gentle, caring, meticulous, almost self-effacing writing style, his personal comments and naked feelings about the personalities and the times draw the reader into a gentler, more gracious, hopeful era. His sweet saunters down memory lane relate just enough of his personal life in the special ambiance of the fifties and his awe of his well documented achievements of the musicians of the day. He unveils their strengths and accomplishments as well as their humanity. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to relive or discover not only the rock 'n roll greats, but the aura of the nineteen fifties.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Legends of Rock and Roll: A Walk Down Memory Lane 11 avril 2014
Par Glorybee - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I previously purchased James' book on the Everly Brothers and thoroughly enjoyed it, so when I saw this one I just had to get it. I was in high school during the 50"s and I lived through the Rock and Roll upheaval.

I can remember the first Rock and Roll movie, "Rock Around the Clock". The line of teens waiting to see this movie stretched for 2 blocks. The critics panned it, and parents hated it, but we didn't care. This was "our music" and it swept the country.

It doesn't matter if you are of the 50's generation or if you just like the music of this era, you'll enjoy reading about the musical artists of this period. If I had to pick the most popular artist of the time from this list, I'd have a hard time choosing just one. We loved them one and all for bringing us this fabulous music, and it was just a great read to look behind the scenes at their lives and what went on during their careers.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 The Legends of Rock & Roll 9 avril 2014
Par Alice Byers - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Author James Hoag’s newest release “The Legends of Rock & Roll Volume 1 –The Fifties” is a must have for fans of the classic rock n roll oldies. Hoag takes his reader’s back to an era when times are simple and legendary music is being created.

Hoag covers ten artists from this decade including greats such as Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Buddy Holly. Included for each author is their musical biographies as well as their personal highs and lows. Fun facts and tidbits are also included about each artist that may not be known by many.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great Book! 22 mars 2014
Par Allen - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Really liked it! It teaches a lot about the rock & roll legends and does it in a nice, well written and interesting way. I would recommend!
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