Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? Volume 3

Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? Volume 3

by Marti Smiley Childs, Jeff March

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Overview

Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? – Volume 3 celebrates talented singers and band members who reached the pinnacle of popularity between the 1960s and '80s. Through conversations with performers and family members, we share fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses into the lives of:
• ANNE MURRAY, who after soaring to popularity with "Snowbird" in 1970, topped the pop, country, and adult contemporary charts with many of her 80 singles, including "You Needed Me," and earned John Lennon's admiration for her rendition of the Beatles' "You Won't See Me";
• BILLY JOE ROYAL, the versatile singer who recorded 1960s pop favorites "Down in the Boondocks" and "Cherry Hill Park," then experienced a resurgence in the '80s with a string of country music hits, including "Burned Like A Rocket" and "Out Of Sight And On My Mind";
• B.J. THOMAS, the bluesy pop and country crossover singer whose chart-topping hits included "Hooked On A Feeling," "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" and the beloved Oscar-winning movie theme "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head";
AND MEMBERS OF FOUR BRILLIANT BANDS:
• Buddy Buie, Barry Bailey, Dean Daughtry, J.R. Cobb, Paul Goddard, and Rodney Justo of the ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION, the top-notch session musicians too good to remain just a backing band, whose hits included "So In To You," "Imaginary Lover," and "Do It Or Die";
• Arthur Lee, Johnny Echols, and Michael Stuart-Ware of the group LOVE, who recorded fan favorites "My Little Red Book," "7 And 7 Is," and "Alone Again Or," and whose masterpiece Forever Changes is widely regarded among the best rock albums ever recorded;
• Larry Tamblyn and John "Fleck" Fleckenstein of the STANDELLS, known equally for "Dirty Water," the anthemic rallying cry for Boston pride, and "Try It," the mildly titillating song that unintentionally provoked a nationwide controversy about lewd lyrics; and
• Chuck Negron and Floyd Sneed of THREE DOG NIGHT, which during a nine-year span attained a seemingly unstoppable run of success, with 21 consecutive top 40 hits, including the No. 1 smash hits "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)," "Joy To The World," and "Black And White."


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940158433085
Publisher: EditPros LLC
Publication date: 06/16/2016
Series: Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 364
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Marti Smiley Childs and Jeff March are business partners in EditPros LLC, an editorial services firm in Davis, California. Their first book, Echoes of the Sixties (1999), consisted of 12 chapters about hit-making singers and bands, including the Fireballs, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, the Tokens, the Angels, Peter and Gordon, Mike Pinder of the Moody Blues, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, the Lovin’ Spoonful, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Country Joe and the Fish, and Iron Butterfly. Echoes of the Sixties is available only in e-book format (ISBN 978-1-937317-02-7) through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and other online book sellers. The authors’ website – www.editpros.com – offers more information about Childs and March and their works. We invite you to “like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WHATPSG for updates and conversation about these performers.

Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? – Volume 3, is the third in a series of books of the same title that feature “then and now” portraits of bands and artists whose music helped define the popular culture of their time.

Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? – Volume 1 (2011) contains authorized firsthand accounts of the adult lives of 26 singers and musicians who recorded top hit songs in the late 1950s and ’60s.
This 320-page book, published by EditPros LLC, consists of chapters on the Association, Herman’s Hermits, the Kingston Trio, Chris Montez, the Spiral Starecase, Bobby Vee, and the Zombies.
Volume 1 is available in print (ISBN 978-1-937317-00-3) and e-book formats (ISBN 978-1-937317-01-0) through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and other online book sellers.

Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? – Volume 2 (2012) includes authorized biographies of the Buckinghams, members of the Moody Blues, Sam and Dave, Ray Stevens, Bobby Goldsboro, Donnie Brooks, and the Grass Roots.
Volume 2 is available in print (ISBN 978-1-937317-05-8) and e-book formats (ISBN 978-1-937317-06-5) through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and other online book sellers.

Childs and March additionally served as coauthors for two autobiographical books by other authors:
• Mike Penketh's Within My Grasp: A Double Amputee's True Story (2013; paperback ISBN 978-1-937317-09-6, and ebook ISBN-13: 978-1-937317-10-2)
• Max J. Young's Reckoning at Sea: Eye to Eye With a Gray Whale — A 12-Year Circumnavigation (2013; paperback ISBN 978-1-937317-11-9, and ebook ISBN-13: 978-1-937317-12-6)

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