Please, Mister Postman

Author: Alan Johnson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473508010

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 1352

In July 1969, while the Rolling Stones played a free concert in Hyde Park, Alan Johnson and his young family left West London to start a new life. The Britwell Estate in Slough, apparently notorious among the locals, in fact came as a blessed relief after the tensions of Notting Hill, and the local community welcomed them with open arms. Alan had become a postman the previous year, and in order to support his growing family took on every bit of overtime he could, often working twelve-hour shifts six days a week. It was hard work, but not without its compensations – the crafty fag snatched in a country lane, the farmer’s wife offering a hearty breakfast and even the mysterious lady on Glebe Road who appeared daily, topless, at her window as the postman passed by... Please, Mister Postman paints a vivid picture of England in the 1970s, where no celebration was complete without a Party Seven of Watney’s Red Barrel, smoking was the norm rather than the exception, and Sunday lunchtime was about beer, bingo and cribbage. But as Alan’s life appears to be settling down and his career in the Union of Postal Workers begins to take off, his close-knit family is struck once again by tragedy... Moving, hilarious and unforgettable, Please, Mister Postman is another astonishing book from the award-winning author of This Boy.

The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four [2 volumes]

Everything Fab Four

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313391726

Category: Music

Page: 1116

View: 5731

A fascinating look at the history of the Beatles, from their formative years through the present day, as detailed in hundreds of entries chock-full of information never before shared with the public. • Offers unprecedented insights into the Beatles' collective and solo releases, as well as the people and places that impacted their work • Analyzes their complete body of work along with the instrumentation and recording sessions behind the music • Tells the story of this iconic group through compelling entries written with a clear focus on readability

Von der Coverversion zum Hit-Recycling

historische, ökonomische und rechtliche Aspekte eines zentralen Phänomens der Pop- und Rockmusik

Author: Marc Pendzich

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825881180

Category: Copyright

Page: 439

View: 7502

The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440844275

Category: Music

Page: 621

View: 3967

This condensed paperback encyclopedia documents the enduring cultural impact and musical legacy of the Beatles, providing readers with a one-stop resource to the Fab Four's compelling story and breadth of achievements. • Provides an easy-to-use, single-volume condensed version of the hardcover edition of Greenwood's The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four • Presents expansive, detailed information about the Beatles' lives and their iconic music that secured their place in history • Analyzes the Beatles' body of work, including collective efforts and solo releases, and identifies the significant people, places, and events that impacted their work • Includes a selected bibliography of print and electronic resources that are accessible and useful to students and general readers alike

Rock 'n' Roll - Guitar Chord Songbook

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495013227

Category: Music

Page: 184

View: 1039

(Guitar Chord Songbook). 80 rock 'n' roll classics in one convenient collection with guitar chords and lyrics for each. Includes: All Shook Up * At the Hop * Barbara Ann * Blue Suede Shoes * Chantilly Lace * Crying * Duke of Earl * Great Balls of Fire * Heartbreak Hotel * I Get Around * In My Room * It's My Party * Kansas City * La Bamba * The Loco-Motion * Lonely Street * My Boyfriend's Back * Peggy Sue * Return to Sender * Rock Around the Clock * Runaway * Sea of Love * Sincerely * Stand by Me * Surfin' U.S.A. * Teen Angel * Willie and the Hand Jive * and more.

Listen to This

Author: Mark Evan Bonds

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Music

Page: 542

View: 7206

Listen to the music. Hear the elements. Expand your playlist. Informed by over 300 instructor and student reviews,Listen to Thiswas created for today’s students. It will expand your students’ playlist with its listening-oriented approach and the integration of the musical elements. For the professor, it provides a customizable, modular format that gives you the flexibility to design your ideal music appreciation course.Listen to Thisalso encourages students to explore history, culture, and musical styles through active listening, not just through passive reading. By concentrating on the elements of music, students develop the ability to connect earlier music with their own music. Praised by students and instructors alike for its engaging writing style, stunning design, and flexible format, this text will instill a life-long appreciation and understanding of music in your students by expanding their playlist today!

Life in Motion

An Unlikely Ballerina

Author: Misty Copeland,Charisse Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476737983

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

View: 4872

Profiles the life and career of the professional ballerina, covering from when she began dance classes at age thirteen in an after-school community center through becoming the only African American soloist dancing with the American Ballet Theatre.

Undercover gegen den Terror

Meine wahre Geschichte als Geheimagent beim MI5

Author: Tom Marcus

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959716516

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 5510

Tom Marcus wurde vom MI5 rekrutiert, um sein Land zu schützen – undercover gegen interne und externe Bedrohungen, den Terror und zum Schutz der größten Geheimnisse des Landes. Tägliche Entscheidungen, die Leben oder Tod bedeuten. Ein nie enden wollender Kampf, den viele seiner Kollegen nicht überleben sollten. Bei einem seiner Einsätze nahm er die Identität eines verwahrlosten Obdachlosen an – und stellte bei einem Verdächtigen außergewöhnliche Verhaltensweisen fest. Zeichen, die vielleicht niemand außer einem ausgebildeten Agenten bemerkt hätte. Tom ließ das Haus stürmen. Gefunden wurden einige Gewehre und sechs selbstgebaute Bomben. Diese hätten, so zeigte sich später, 60 Schulkinder töten sollen, die sich auf der Rückfahrt von einer Klassenfahrt befanden. Dieser fesselnde Bericht über einen Krieg, der um unserer Sicherheit willen geführt wird, weiht uns in eines der am besten behüteten Geheimnisse Europas ein – den britischen Geheimdienst MI5.

Der Bibliothekar

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Library science

Page: N.A

View: 7857


Author: William J. Dowlding

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439147191

Category: Music

Page: 448

View: 8598

A complete and fascinating chronicle of Beatles music and history, Beatlesongs details the growth, evolution, and dissolution of the most influential group of out time. Drawing together information from sources that include interviews, insider accounts, magazines, and news wire services, this is a complete profile of every Beatles song ever written -- from recording details such as who played which instruments and sang what harmonies to how each song fared on the charts and how other musicians and critics felt about it. Chronologically arranged by U.K. release date, Beatlesongs nails down dates, places, participants, and other intriguing facts in a truly remarkable portrait of the Liverpudlian legends. Behind each song is a story -- like Paul's criticism of George's guitar playing during the Rubber Soul sessions, John's acid trip during the Sgt. Pepper's session, and the selection process for the Revolver album cover. And carefully examined along the way are the Beatles' evolving musical talents, their stormy private lives, and their successful -- and unsuccessful -- collaborations. Beatlesongs is truly an inside look at the Fab Four and a treasure for all their fans.

The Lost Lennon Tapes Project

Author: N.A


ISBN: 0969936303

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 258

View: 8024

An Unauthorized Guide To The Complete Radio Series 1988 - 1992 All 218 episodes catalogued and researched plus: * complete unreleased tracks index * comparison of Bag Records bootleg tracks and Lost Lennon Tapes broadcast versions * comparison of commercially released tracks and Lost Lennon Tapes broadcast versions

Deutsche Bibliographie


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 6766

Marşandiz Fanzin

Author: Onur Selamet,Özgürcan Uzunyaşa,Can Karatek

Publisher: Marşandiz Fanzin



Page: 24

View: 9636

İstasyon: 3 Ekim - Kasım 2013

The Beatles Swan Song

"She Loves You" & Other Records

Author: N.A

Publisher: Four Ninety-Eight Productions Llc

ISBN: 9780966264975

Category: Music

Page: 279

View: 1662

The Beatles Swan Song is the sixth and final installment in Bruce Spizer's critically accliamined books on the Beatles American records. It tells the fascinating stories behind the records released by companies that had the rights to only a limited number of Beatles recordings. These labels included Swan, United Artists, Decca, MGM, Atco and Polydor, each trying to exploit Beatlemania to the fullest, often milking a cash cow even when they had no legitimate cow to milk. The book also covers the singles and albums released by Capitol Records in the 70s and 80s, including theme albums such as Rock 'N' Roll Music and Love Songs, as well as The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl, Rarities and the unreleased Sessions LP. The book is printed on high quality glossy paper, with nearly 1,000 color images throughout.

The Beatles in Canada: The Origins of Beatlemania!

Author: Piers Hemmingsen

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1787590739

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 466

View: 9026

By the spring of 1964, Toronto had the largest and most organized Beatles fan base in North America. The Beatles in Canada: The Origins of Beatlemania! finally tells the true story of how The Beatles’ music and popularity began in Canada a full year before they landed in the U.S.A. Piers Hemmingsen provides a concise look at how radio stations, newspapers and television networks in Canada covered the phenomenon that was Beatlemania, and this digital edition is packed with full-colour images of the band, their travels, those they inspired, and an immense hoard of memorabilia gathered along the way. ’After all these years, I still cannot comprehend where Piers gets his energy supply from. He has written four previous books about The Beatles and discovered an appreciative readership for all of them. However, to me this book, the one you are holding, is his breakthrough. Where it could have been an easy exercise with new information about the Fab Four, Piers has taken one large step forward. He is also able to incorporate the beginnings of the Canadian music industry. Through mainly focusing on one record company he has been able to capture the excitement of a young industry finding its way, competing with the giants in the United States. – Paul White, Capitol Records of Canada, 1957-1978

Lokumsbogen 2010

Author: N.A

Publisher: Gyldendal A/S

ISBN: 9788702081930


Page: N.A

View: 9344

Die Lady im Lieferwagen

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Verlag Klaus Wagenbach

ISBN: 3803141990

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 2799

Alan Bennett, Meister des trockenen britischen Humors und der feinen Gemeinheiten, erzählt von Miss Shepherds schrulligen Methoden, das Leben zu meistern, von den Besonderheiten der englischen Straßenbahnen und den trügerischen Lebensweisheiten, die von Büchern verbreitet werden. Eines Tages taucht Miss Shepherd mit ihrem Lieferwagen auf. Zunächst ist es eine »kleine« Anschubhilfe, die sie erbittet, aber es dauert nicht lange, und sie erobert mit ihrem maroden rollenden Zuhause einen festen Platz im Vorgarten – für die nächsten zwanzig Jahre. Überzeugt, dass sie die eigentliche »eiserne Lady« ist, erteilt sie der viel zu weichen Margaret Thatcher gute Ratschläge. Ihr Rezept zur Rettung Englands ist verblüffend einfach: Gerechtigkeit. Sie gründet die Fidelis-Partei und kandidiert für das Parlament. Statt Wahlbroschüren zu verschicken, schreibt sie ihre programmatischen Ansichten auf den Gehsteigen von Camden Town nieder.