Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World

Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World

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Overview

Part memoir, part tribute, and all great storytelling ...
Music industry veterans Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Jared Levine, and Sebastian Robertson invite young readers to share with them in celebrating twenty-seven musical legends. Short profiles chronicle personal stories and achievements of extraordinarily talented artists whose innovations changed the landscape of music for generations to come. Carefully compiled like any great playlist, the line-up features originators, rebels, and risk-takers across diverse genres. From Ray Charles to Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan, Robertson shares anecdotes about these artists and the influence they had on his own musical journey. Always respectful of their reader, the writers never shy away from speaking about the difficult challenges these recording artists faced and the very human foibles that sometimes led to their tragic end. Most of all, it's the authors' passion and insights into these personal stories of creativity and collaboration — and the power of music to shine a light on injustice and foster change — that will fascinate, enlighten, and inspire music fans of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101918685
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,208,873
Product dimensions: 10.90(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Robbie Robertson is himself a musical legend. He has won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. He was the primary songwriter for the critically acclaimed group The Band, penning Americana classics like "The Weight" and "Up on Cripple Creek" and toured with Bob Dylan. After The Band bid farewell to performing in The Last Waltz concert, filmed by Martin Scorsese, Robertson followed his long-time fascination with film. He was a Creative Executive at DreamWorks and has scored and/or been an executive music producer on a number of Martin Scorsese's films. He has also acted in and written and produced other major motion pictures.
Jim Guerinot owns and runs Rebel Waltz Management. He manages a client roster that includes No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, The Offspring, Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor, and Robbie Robertson. In addition to band management, Guerinot was the General Manager and the Sr. Vice-President of Marketing at A&M Records, supervising the Marketing, Promotion, Sales, Publicity, and Creative Services departments. His influence figured in the development and success of such A&M acts as Soundgarden, Sheryl Crow, and Blues Traveler. Guerinot is also the owner of indie label Time Bomb Records.
Jared Levine played in bands throughout college. After, he moved to Los Angeles where he was hired by Geffen Records to coordinate the Robbie Robertson record Storyville. Since then Jared has worked in the music business as an artist manager and A&R man. He has managed such artists as Robbie Robertson and Fishbone, and has signed artists including Cracker, Soul Asylum, and Gin Blossoms.
Music has always been central to Sebastian Robertson's life. He has played in several bands and appeared on the album Music For The Native Americans. He has composed over 3,000 pieces of music in television and film. He also served as the musical director on the acclaimed documentary series Playing For Change. Sebastian is currently writing a number of children's books and is developing a cable television series. The author lives in California, USA.

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Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music that Changed the World 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where is Michael Jackson?   Jackson made the biggest selling album of all time, and he has influenced so many artists today, and is honored all over the world, and  none of his music is included?  Really??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
beautiful book, big and fun to loook through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stunning on So Many Levels!  Legends, Rebels & Icons is a visually stunning glimpse at 27 artists who created and impacted modern music. It is a children's coffee table book for ages 9-99 covering a portion of the history of modern music with 2 CDs of music added in to augment the multi-layered visuals and rich text written by Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson and Jared Levine. All four of the authors have strong links to the music industry and at times, personal connections to the content with deep, insights into the twenty-seven biographies. They are music industry insiders and not simply biographers, who have a knowledge of and passion for music and the content of this book. This is a work that is designed to lead children especially into the history of modern music through 2 page summaries of artists' career highlights with 2 pages of illustrations that are rich, varied, multi-layered, and meaningful. It is a winner on so many levels! As an educator, I would use Legends, Rebels & Icons as a resource when teaching modern music history, media studies, visual art as well as the writing of biographies in English. There are so many   useful examples on many levels of appreciation in this beautiful volume of work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! The writing, art and overall design of this book is incredible. i have been going through the artists with my son who is 8 and we're having a great bonding experience. We read the chapter, listen to the song and then scroll through youtube and uncover more content together. What a great tool to kick start a love affair with music that you can share with your children. My son is 8 and Bob Marley, Chuck Berry and who woulda guessed it Joni Mitchell are really connecting with him. Thank you so much for creating this!!!