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The Resource Mary Wells : the tumultuous life of Motown's first superstar, Peter Benjaminson

Mary Wells : the tumultuous life of Motown's first superstar, Peter Benjaminson

Label
Mary Wells : the tumultuous life of Motown's first superstar
Title
Mary Wells
Title remainder
the tumultuous life of Motown's first superstar
Statement of responsibility
Peter Benjaminson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Complete with never-before-revealed details about the sex, violence, and drugs in her life, this biography reveals the incredibly turbulent life of Motown artist Mary Wells. Based in part on four hours of previously unreleased and unpublicized deathbed interviews with Wells, this account delves deeply into her rapid rise and long fall as a recording artist, her spectacular romantic and family life, the violent incidents in which she was a participant, and her abuse of drugs. From tumultuous affairs, including one with R&B superstar Jackie Wilson, to a courageous battle with throat cancer that climaxed in her gutsiest performance, this history draws upon years of interviews with Wells's friends, lovers, and husband to tell the whole story of a woman whose songs crossed the color line and whose voice captivated the Beatles
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benjaminson, Peter
Dewey number
  • 782.421644092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.W39
LC item number
B46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wells, Mary
  • Singers
  • African American women singers
Label
Mary Wells : the tumultuous life of Motown's first superstar, Peter Benjaminson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-288), discography (pages 263-274), filmography (pages 276-277), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Little Mary Wells -- Twenty-Two Takes -- On Stage with Motown -- Herman Griffin -- Ambushed by the Girl Groups -- Smokey Robinson -- The Motown Revues -- David Ruffin and Holland-Dozier-Holland -- "My Guy" -- "The Girl Who Beat the Beatles" -- Trouble at the Top -- Fighting Motown for Her Freedom -- An Explosive Confrontation -- Moving to Twentieth -- Jackie Wilson and Carl Davis -- Singing for Twentieth -- Swimming the Wide Atlantic -- Two Brothers and I Ain't Ashamed -- The Years of Jubilee -- Curtis Womack -- Mary on Drugs and Booze -- Still on the Road, Still on Her Own -- Coming in from the Applause -- Kidnapped for a Song? -- On the Road Again -- An English Revival -- Last Cruise to Catalina -- Wells vs. Cancer -- Going for Broke -- My Heart Is Steadfast -- You Beat Me to the Punch
Control code
ocn793574706
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781569762486
Lccn
2012027104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)793574706
Label
Mary Wells : the tumultuous life of Motown's first superstar, Peter Benjaminson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-288), discography (pages 263-274), filmography (pages 276-277), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Little Mary Wells -- Twenty-Two Takes -- On Stage with Motown -- Herman Griffin -- Ambushed by the Girl Groups -- Smokey Robinson -- The Motown Revues -- David Ruffin and Holland-Dozier-Holland -- "My Guy" -- "The Girl Who Beat the Beatles" -- Trouble at the Top -- Fighting Motown for Her Freedom -- An Explosive Confrontation -- Moving to Twentieth -- Jackie Wilson and Carl Davis -- Singing for Twentieth -- Swimming the Wide Atlantic -- Two Brothers and I Ain't Ashamed -- The Years of Jubilee -- Curtis Womack -- Mary on Drugs and Booze -- Still on the Road, Still on Her Own -- Coming in from the Applause -- Kidnapped for a Song? -- On the Road Again -- An English Revival -- Last Cruise to Catalina -- Wells vs. Cancer -- Going for Broke -- My Heart Is Steadfast -- You Beat Me to the Punch
Control code
ocn793574706
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781569762486
Lccn
2012027104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)793574706

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