A Cure For Gravity: A Musical Pilgrimage

A Cure For Gravity: A Musical Pilgrimage

by Joe Jackson
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A Cure For Gravity: A Musical Pilgrimage by Joe Jackson

Since the release of his first best-selling album Look Sharp in 1979, Joe Jackson has forged a singular career in music through his originality as a composer and his notoriously independent stance toward music-business fashion. He has also been a famously private person, whose lack of interest in his own celebrity has been interpreted by some as aloofness. That reputation is shattered by A Cure for Gravity, Jackson's enormously funny and revealing memoir of growing up musical, from a culturally impoverished childhood in a rough English port town to the Royal Academy of Music, through London's Punk and New Wave scenes, up to the brink of pop stardom. Jackson describes his life as a teenage Beethoven fanatic; his early piano gigs for audiences of glass-throwing skinheads; and his days on the road with long-forgotten club bands. Far from a standard-issue celebrity autobiography, A Cure for Gravity is a smart, passionate book about music, the creative process, and coming of age as an artist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306817083
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 10/09/2007
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 420 KB

About the Author

Joe Jackson's internationally best-selling albums include Look Sharp, Night and Day, and Body and Soul. He has also composed music for film, video, and television. A graduate and now a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, he divides his time between New York City and Portsmouth, England.

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I liked the personal style of this writer and the comprehensive coverage. I have just read a newly released eBook by Elliot J. Huntley about the life of George Harrison since the break-up of The Beatles. I can highly recommend it.