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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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937317256
Publisher: EditPros LLC
Publication date: 06/09/2016
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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