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The Resource Sweet dreams and flying machines : the life and music of James Taylor, Mark Ribowsky

Sweet dreams and flying machines : the life and music of James Taylor, Mark Ribowsky

Label
Sweet dreams and flying machines : the life and music of James Taylor
Title
Sweet dreams and flying machines
Title remainder
the life and music of James Taylor
Statement of responsibility
Mark Ribowsky
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1970 a scraggly, antiheroic man from North Carolina by way of Massachusetts began presenting a comforting yet biting new sound. Within a year, when young ears sought the latest in rock, there was "Fire and Rain" and "You've Got a Friend, " and a new Southern California-fed branch of pop music. James Taylor was its reluctant leader. Remarkably, Taylor has survived: his 2015 release, Before This World, edged out Taylor Swift and went to No. 1 on the charts. Today he is in better physical (and probably mental) condition than during the whirlwind era when he influenced music so heavily, the decade when magazines and newspapers printed feverish stories about his gawky hunkiness, his love affair with Joni Mitchell, his glittery marriage to Carly Simon, his endlessly carried-out heroin habit, and sometimes even his music. Despite it all, Taylor has become the nearest thing to rock royalty in America. Based on fresh interviews with musicians, producers, record company people, and music journalists, as well as previously published interviews, reviews, and profiles, Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines is the definitive biography of an elusive superstar
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ribowsky, Mark
Dewey number
  • 782.42164092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taylor, James
  • Composers
  • Singers
Label
Sweet dreams and flying machines : the life and music of James Taylor, Mark Ribowsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-316) 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
Contents
How sweet it is -- "If you're Taylor and a male . . . " -- Carolina in my mind -- The need for connection -- A victim of hippiephrenia -- Something's wrong -- Apple scruff -- It's like being dead -- California scheming -- Acts of god -- "Where's Joni?" -- Granfalloon -- "That's my husband" -- "That James Taylor thing" -- "A functional addict" -- "He goes away forever every day" -- Mockingbirds -- Sparks in the darkness -- Never mind feeling sorry for yourself -- Hourglass
Control code
ocn925498808
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781613733769
Lccn
2015047190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Sweet dreams and flying machines : the life and music of James Taylor, Mark Ribowsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-316) 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
Contents
How sweet it is -- "If you're Taylor and a male . . . " -- Carolina in my mind -- The need for connection -- A victim of hippiephrenia -- Something's wrong -- Apple scruff -- It's like being dead -- California scheming -- Acts of god -- "Where's Joni?" -- Granfalloon -- "That's my husband" -- "That James Taylor thing" -- "A functional addict" -- "He goes away forever every day" -- Mockingbirds -- Sparks in the darkness -- Never mind feeling sorry for yourself -- Hourglass
Control code
ocn925498808
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781613733769
Lccn
2015047190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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