The Greatest Music Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from Music History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy

The Greatest Music Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from Music History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy

by Rick Beyer
     
 

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"Fullof tasty morsels.A delightful book to arm one for thenext dull cocktail party.” —Chicago Tribune

RickBeyer, author of the highly successful History Channel series The GreatestStories Never Told returns with new historic tales from the world ofmusic—ennobling, entrancing and inevitably surprising stories of soaringgenius,

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"Fullof tasty morsels.A delightful book to arm one for thenext dull cocktail party.” —Chicago Tribune

RickBeyer, author of the highly successful History Channel series The GreatestStories Never Told returns with new historic tales from the world ofmusic—ennobling, entrancing and inevitably surprising stories of soaringgenius, tantalizing scandal, nefarious intrigue, and, above all, unbridledpassion for music. Perfect for fans of The Mental Floss History of theUnited States or Bill Bryson’s Made in America, Beyer’s GreatestMusic Stories Never Told is “history like you've never read itbefore." (The Tennessean)

Editorial Reviews

LA Weekly
“We picked up the book expecting to inflate our egos, reinforcing the myth that we know everything there is to know about music history. Short answer- we were wrong, very wrong.”
Florida Times-Union
“A little book you won’t be able to put down.”
The Tennessean
“History like you’ve never read it before…Amusing.”
Denver Rocky Mountain News
“100 stories you haven’t heard will delight in knowing.…Lively, offbeat and surprising in quick-hit snippets.”
Dallas Morning News
“Surprising…the essentials of fascinating stories are here.”
Houston Chronicle
“An effortless summer read for the music lover.”
Rock Book Show
“History doesn’t have to be boring and author Rick Beyer proves it with this fun look at music.”
Chicago Tribune
“Full of tasty morsels…A delightful book to arm one for the next dull cocktail party.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061626982
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,365,143
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 7.18(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Rick Beyer is the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told book series, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been seen on The History Channel, A&E, and National Geographic Channel. He is also an accomplished speaker who inspires and entertains audiences around the country. He lives with his wife in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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