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Greatest Music Stories Never Told
Author: Rick Beyer

ISBN: 9780061626982
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 7 June 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.4 x 17.9 x 2.0
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Did you know about:
The ballet that sparked a riot
The rock star who became an astrophysicist
The song that saved Wheaties
The man killed by his own conducting
The controversy behind "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

Prepare to be astonished, bewildered, and stupefied by the tantalizing tidbits of music history collected here: amazing stories about jazz, classical, country, rock 'n' roll, hip-hop, show tunes, composers, band names, song lyrics, instruments, technology, controversies, and more.

Learn how the FBI spent years trying to decode the lyrics of one rock song. Discover how Watergate provided the inspiration for A Chorus Line. Find out how one megahit was born in a history class, while another was dashed off in a fit of anger at actor Robert De Niro. Meet the monk behind solfège, the aviation pioneer who created Muzak, and the prisoner who literally sang himself out of jail. Then there's the most important person in rock 'n' roll history-chances are you've never heard of him!<...

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