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The Resource A man called destruction : the life and music of Alex Chilton, from Box Tops to Big Star to backdoor man, Holly George-Warren

A man called destruction : the life and music of Alex Chilton, from Box Tops to Big Star to backdoor man, Holly George-Warren

Label
A man called destruction : the life and music of Alex Chilton, from Box Tops to Big Star to backdoor man
Title
A man called destruction
Title remainder
the life and music of Alex Chilton, from Box Tops to Big Star to backdoor man
Statement of responsibility
Holly George-Warren
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alex Chilton's story is rags to riches in reverse, beginning with teenage rock stardom and heading downward. Following stints leading 60s sensation the Box Tops ("The Letter") and pioneering 70s popsters Big Star, Chilton became a dishwasher. Yet he rose again in the 80s as a solo artist, producer, and trendsetter, coinventing the indie-rock genre. By the 90s, acolytes from R.E.M. to Jeff Buckley embodied Chilton's legacy, ushering him back to the spotlight before his untimely death in 2010. In this career-spanning and revelatory biography, longtime Chilton acquaintance Holly George-Warren has interviewed more than 100 bandmates, friends, and family members to flesh out a man who presided over--and influenced--four decades of American musical history, rendered here with new perspective through the adventures of a true iconoclast.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
George-Warren, Holly
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.C4737
LC item number
G46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chilton, Alex
  • Rock musicians
Label
A man called destruction : the life and music of Alex Chilton, from Box Tops to Big Star to backdoor man, Holly George-Warren
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( pages 343-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Chiltons of Virginia and Mississippi -- Memphis -- Midtown -- Thirteen -- From Moondog to Deville -- America's youngest hitmaker -- On the road -- Nonstop -- "I slept with Charlie Manson" -- 1969 -- Free again -- Big Star ascends -- #1 record -- You get what you deserve -- Radio City -- Sister lovers -- 3rd -- The walking dead -- Shakin' the world -- Like flies on shit -- Bourgeois blues -- Behind the magnolia curtain -- Lost my job -- High priest -- Let's get lost
Control code
ocn852221284
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 370 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670025633
Lccn
2013041158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)852221284
Label
A man called destruction : the life and music of Alex Chilton, from Box Tops to Big Star to backdoor man, Holly George-Warren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( pages 343-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Chiltons of Virginia and Mississippi -- Memphis -- Midtown -- Thirteen -- From Moondog to Deville -- America's youngest hitmaker -- On the road -- Nonstop -- "I slept with Charlie Manson" -- 1969 -- Free again -- Big Star ascends -- #1 record -- You get what you deserve -- Radio City -- Sister lovers -- 3rd -- The walking dead -- Shakin' the world -- Like flies on shit -- Bourgeois blues -- Behind the magnolia curtain -- Lost my job -- High priest -- Let's get lost
Control code
ocn852221284
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 370 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670025633
Lccn
2013041158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)852221284

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