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The Resource Homeward bound : the life of Paul Simon, Peter Ames Carlin

Homeward bound : the life of Paul Simon, Peter Ames Carlin

Label
Homeward bound : the life of Paul Simon
Title
Homeward bound
Title remainder
the life of Paul Simon
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ames Carlin
Title variation
Life of Paul Simon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To have been alive during the last sixty years is to have lived with the music of Paul Simon. The boy from Queens scored his first hit record in 1957, just months after Elvis Presley ignited the rock era. As the songwriting half of Simon & Garfunkel, his work helped define the youth movement of the sixties. On his own in the seventies, Simon made radio-dominating hits. He kicked off the eighties by reuniting with Garfunkel to perform for half a million New Yorkers in Central Park. Five years later, Simon's album Graceland sold millions and spurred an international political controversy. And he's not finished: Simon's latest album, Stranger to Stranger, debuted at No.3 on the Billboard album charts when it was released in June 2016. The grandchild of Jewish emigrants from Galicia in the Austro-Hungarian empire, the 75-year-old singer-songwriter has sold more than one hundred million records, won fifteen Grammy awards, and been installed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. Simon has also played significant, often controversial, roles in many major events of the last sixty years: from Tin Pan Alley to Spotify; from the civil rights era to the antiapartheid movement; from the Monterey Pop Festival to Saturday Night Live, Woody Allen's Annie Hall, the rebirth of the modern Broadway musical, and beyond. A life story with the scope and power of an epic novel, Peter Ames Carlin's Homeward Bound reveals one of the most influential popular artists in American history as he has never been seen before: as a boy and a man, an artist and a businessman, a lover and husband, and the living animation of America's ever-changing definitions of personal and cultural identity.--
Summary
"Recounts the life and achievements of the American music icon, detailing his youth as a grandchild of Jewish Hungarian immigrants, his celebrity relationships, and the definitive music that earned him fifteen Grammy Awards and two inductions into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame,"--NoveList
Writing style
Assigning source
From dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528901
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carlin, Peter Ames
Dewey number
  • 782.42164092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.S563
LC item number
C37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Simon, Paul
  • Rock musicians
Target audience
general
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life of Paul Simon
Label
Homeward bound : the life of Paul Simon, Peter Ames Carlin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [377]-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 415 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627790345
Lccn
2016014026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945885043
Label
Homeward bound : the life of Paul Simon, Peter Ames Carlin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [377]-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 415 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627790345
Lccn
2016014026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945885043

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