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I Am Ozzy

By Ozzy Osbourne
  • ISBN Code: : 9780446573139
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Music
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"They've said some crazy things about me over the years. I mean, okay: 'He bit the head off a bat.' Yes. 'He bit the head off a dove.' Yes. But then you hear things like, 'Ozzy went to the show last night, but he wouldn't perform until he'd killed fifteen puppies . . .' Now me, kill fifteen puppies? I love puppies. I've got eighteen of the f**king things at home. I've killed a few cows in my time, mind you. And the chickens. I shot the chickens in my house that night. It haunts me, all this crazy stuff. Every day of my life has been an event. I took lethal combinations of booze and drugs for thirty f**king years. I survived a direct hit by a plane, suicidal overdoses, STDs. I've been accused of attempted murder. Then I almost died while riding over a bump on a quad bike at f**king two miles per hour. People ask me how come I'm still alive, and I don't know what to say. When I was growing up, if you'd have put me up against a wall with the other kids from my street and asked me which one of us was gonna make it to the age of sixty, which one of us would end up with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and Beverly Hills, I wouldn't have put money on me, no f**king way. But here I am: ready to tell my story, in my own words, for the first time. A lot of it ain't gonna be pretty. I've done some bad things in my time. I've always been drawn to the dark side, me. But I ain't the devil. I'm just John Osbourne: a working-class kid from Aston, who quit his job in the factory and went looking for a good time."

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By Dr. Tonya Swanson
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1503525155
  • Total of Pages : 34
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 320
  • Pdf File: the-awesome-amazing-adventures-of-ozzy-the-ostrich.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is a tale of the life and times of a loveable ostrich name Ozzy. A short time after Ozzy the Ostrich is born, he makes a lifelong human friend named Billy to whom he writes letters at various stages on his journey. Ozzy begins an awesome and amazing adventure-filled journey to fulfill his purpose and mission in life: to preach about Jesus to the animal kingdom so that they will pray for mankind. While fulfilling his mission, Ozzy travels to various places. He visits the Huntington Zoo where he meets a very special ostrich named Alberta who becomes his life-long partner. He also engages with a host of other animal characters while on his journey. Together, Ozzy and Alberta have a wonderful stay at the Penguin Inn. While there, they make some new animal friends. Subsequently, they continue their travels until they ultimately find Ozzy’s mother and father at the Midwest Animal Believers Convention. As the story progresses, the reader is thrilled as Alberta gives birth to twin ostriches who also pursue their purpose and mission in life. At this point and time, a letter will not suffice. As the story concludes, Ozzy comes full circle as he travels back to share the events of his life in person with Billy.

The Complete History of Black Sabbath

By Joel McIver
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  • Publisher : Quarto Publishing Group USA
  • Book Code : 1631063685
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 144
  • Pdf File: the-complete-history-of-black-sabbath.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The definitive history of the band that invented heavy metal—featuring rare photographs, a complete discography and an introduction by Robb Flynn. With its infernal sound and dark lyrics, Black Sabbath has been a force of nature for half a century. Its career spans eleven different line-ups and nineteen studio albums in addition to the twenty-eight solo albums of the original four members. The band began in 1968, playing blues rock on the cover circuit of Birmingham, England. But guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward would soon define a new genre of music—and make themselves world famous. Joel McIver explores the complete history of Sabbath, from precursor bands to history-making albums and on to the present. With more than 150 photos, a gatefold family tree tracing the development of the band, a complete discography, and a foreword by Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn, this is the must-have book for any Sabbath fan.

The Destiny of Jim Hawkins

By Richard A. Yach
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1483446042
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 618
  • Pdf File: the-destiny-of-jim-hawkins.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Whatever happened to Jim Hawkins of Treasure Island after he returned to England with Captain Flint’s treasure chest of gold? Rather than choose the safe path, managing an inn with his mother, Jim opts for the adventures of a medical career in Bristol. Jim matures quickly from the tough lessons of the rough, waterfront slave-trade city. Much of what he learns of herbal preparation is from Livian Adams, a beautiful but deaf linen weaver. Undeterred by her disability, their eventual love will last a lifetime. After his graduation from the London Company of Surgeons, Jim’s enlistment as a surgeon’s mate in the Navy hardens him to the brutality of shipboard discipline. Despite having fought pirates, his tour of duty opens his eyes to the slave trade, naval warfare, and smuggling in the Americas. As a young surgeon, life-threatening dangers are ever present. If he thought he’d seen enough danger for one lifetime, he was sorely mistaken.

Black Sabbath

By Steve Pilkington
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  • Publisher : Fonthill Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 683
  • Pdf File: black-sabbath.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Many bands may lay claim to inventing or popularising the term `heavy metal', but few would deny that Black Sabbath have defined the genre in the minds of many, and have come to embody its popular image. From the `classic' first decade with singer Ozzy Osbourne, through the Ronnie James Dio period and the oft-overlooked later albums, the Sabbath name has always been a trademark of quality, despite some less celebrated, though often fascinating, periods. To commemorate the final retirement of the band, lifelong devotee Steve Pilkington takes the reader through every song on every one of the band's studio albums, taking in the highs and occasional lows, as well as looking at the cover artwork and stories behind the albums. He also discusses live recordings and DVD releases. The result will surely be regarded as the most exhaustive guide to the band's music yet produced, as critical opinion rubs shoulders with facts, trivia and anecdotes to provide the ultimate guide to this legendary band. Whether you are a hard core fan, or simply want a guide to what lies beyond `Paranoid', this book is for you.

Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality

By Florian Heesch,Niall Scott
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317122984
  • Total of Pages : 306
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 554
  • Pdf File: heavy-metal-gender-and-sexuality.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality brings together a collection of original, interdisciplinary, critical essays exploring the negotiated place of gender and sexuality in heavy metal music and its culture. Scholars debate the current state of play concerning masculinities, femininities, queerness, identity aesthetics and monstrosities in an area of music that is sometimes mistakenly treated as exclusively sustaining a masculinist hegemony. The book combines a broad variety of perspectives on the main topic, regarding gender in connection to: the history of the genre; the range of metal subgenres; heavy metal's multidimensional scope (music, lyrics, performance, style, illustrations); men and women; sexualities and various local and global perspectives. Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality is a text that opens up the world of heavy metal to reveal that it is a very diverse and ground-breaking stage where gender play is at the centre of its theatricality and sustains its mass appeal.

Religion and Popular Music

By Andreas Häger
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350003719
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 593
  • Pdf File: religion-and-popular-music.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Through in-depth case studies, Religion and Popular Music explores encounters between music, fans and religion. The book examines several popular music artists - including Bob Dylan, Prince and Katy Perry - and looks at the way religion comes into play in their work and personas. Genres explored by contributing authors include country, folk, rock, metal and Electronic Dance Music. Case studies in the book originate from a variety of geographic and cultural contexts, focusing on topics such as nationalism and hard rock in Russia, fan culture in Argentina, and punk and Islam in Indonesia. Chapters engage with the central issue of how global music meets local audiences and practices, and considers how fans as well as religious groups react to the uses of religion in popular music. It also looks at how they make these interactions between popular music and religion components in their own identity, community and practice. Tapping into a vital and lively topic of teaching, research and wider cultural interest, and employing diverse methodologies across musicians, fans and religious groups, this book is an important contribution to the growing field of religion and popular music studies.

Dynamic Duets

By Bob Leszczak
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1442271507
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 152
  • Pdf File: dynamic-duets.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The second half of the twentieth century saw a great number of powerful vocal pairings as short-lived, but undeniably magical collaborations. With firsthand interviews from many of the artists, readers will enjoy the back story about which duos got along well and which did not, which stayed together or kept in touch, and vice versa. Arranged alphabetically from Bryan Adams to Dottie West, Dynamic Duets gives the back stories on all of the pairings that cracked Billboard’s Top 40 between 1955 and the end of the century. The book includes photographs of many of the records and/or the performers, chart and label information, year of release, facts about the songs, and quotes from many of the performers, songwriters, and producers themselves. An appendix listing “Honorable Mentions” follows this book’s large main section and consists of those twosomes that did not reach Top 40 (but simply couldn’t be omitted), or those whose duet partners played more of a minor role. Baby boomers, vinyl collectors, music historians, and classic hits radio DJs will find Dynamic Duets a must for their music library.

Takin' Care of Business

By George Case
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0197548822
  • Total of Pages : 203
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 256
  • Pdf File: takin-care-of-business.pdf

Book Short Summary:

By the early 1970s, practically everyone under a certain age liked rock music, but not everyone liked it for the same reasons. We typically associate the sounds of classic rock 'n' roll with youthful rebellion by juvenile delinquents, student demonstrators, idealistic hippies, or irreverent punks. But in this insightful and timely book, author George Case shows how an important strain of rock music from the late 1960s onward spoke to and represented an idealized self-portrait of a very different audience: the working-class 'Average Joes' who didn't want to change the world as much as they wanted to protect their perceived place within it. To the extent that "working-class populism" describes an authentic political current, it's now beyond a doubt that certain musicians and certain of their songs helped define that current. By now, rock 'n' roll has cast a long shadow over hundreds of millions of people around the world not just over reckless kids, but over wage-earning parents and retired elders; not just over indignant youth challenging authority, but over indignant adults challenging their own definition of it. Not only have the politics of rock fans drifted surprisingly rightward since 1970; some rock, as Case argues, has helped reset the very boundaries of left and right themselves. That God, guns, and Old Glory can be understood to be paid fitting tribute in a heavy guitar riff delivered by a long-haired reprobate in blue jeans but that #Me Too, Occupy Wall Street or Black Lives Matter might not hints at where those boundaries now lie.

Rock Brands

By Elizabeth Barfoot Christian
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 073914636X
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 304
  • Pdf File: rock-brands.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Rock Brands: Selling Sound in a Media Saturated Culture, edited by Elizabeth Barfoot Christian, explores how different genres of popular music are branded and marketed today. The authors provide research explaining how established mainstream artists and bands, from Christian heavy metal bands to Kanye West to Marilyn Manson, are continuing to market themselves in an ever-changing technological world, and how such bands can use integrated marketing communication to effectively 'brand' themselves to prevent technology and delivery changes from stifling their success. Rock Brands further addresses the use of religious and political words and images to gain an audience, as well as the latest technological influences of gaming, reality television, and social networking websites.

Black Sabbath: the unauthorized biography

By Universo dos Livros
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  • Publisher : Universo dos Livros Editora
  • Book Code : 8579308062
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 271
  • Pdf File: black-sabbath.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With over forty years of history, Black Sabbath revolutionized the history of rock giving the initial impetus for creation and propagation of heavy metal. In four decades of success, the band led by Tony Iommi has its recognition with classics in the world of metal, such as “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath “and” Paranoid “. The Sabbath had several members, but it was in the voice and figure of the eccentric Ozzy Osbourne that the group gained weight in music scene. In this unauthorized biography, the reader will know the whole history of the band that colored rock with more obscure shades and lyrics that speak without fear of the world’s darkness. Also brings the complete discography, trivia and amazing pictures.

1973: Rock at the Crossroads

By Andrew Grant Jackson
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  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
  • Book Code : 1250299993
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: 1973.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A fascinating account of the music and epic social change of 1973, a defining year for David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Eagles, Elvis Presley, and the former members of The Beatles. 1973 was the year rock hit its peak while splintering—just like the rest of the world. Ziggy Stardust travelled to America in David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane. The Dark Side of the Moon began its epic run on the Billboard charts, inspired by the madness of Pink Floyd's founder, while all four former Beatles scored top ten albums, two hitting #1. FM battled AM, and Motown battled Philly on the charts, as the era of protest soul gave way to disco, while DJ Kool Herc gave birth to hip hop in the Bronx. The glam rock of the New York Dolls and Alice Cooper split into glam metal and punk. Hippies and rednecks made peace in Austin thanks to Willie Nelson, while outlaw country, country rock, and Southern rock each pointed toward modern country. The Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, and the Band played the largest rock concert to date at Watkins Glen. Led Zep’s Houses of the Holy reflected the rise of funk and reggae. The singer songwriter movement led by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell flourished at the Troubadour and Max’s Kansas City, where Bruce Springsteen and Bob Marley shared bill. Elvis Presley’s Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite was NBC’s top-rated special of the year, while Elton John’s albums dominated the number one spot for two and a half months. Just as U.S. involvement in Vietnam drew to a close, Roe v. Wade ignited a new phase in the culture war. While the oil crisis imploded the American dream of endless prosperity, and Watergate’s walls closed in on Nixon, the music of 1973 both reflected a shattered world and brought us together.

Rock 'n' Roll Myths

By Gary Graff,Daniel Durchholz
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  • Publisher : Voyageur Press
  • Book Code : 1610585712
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 668
  • Pdf File: rock-n-roll-myths.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It's perhaps the relative modernity of rock 'n' roll that makes the genre a minefield of myths and legends accepted as truth. History hasn't had time to dissect the bunk. Until now. Discover the real stories behind rock's biggest crocks, how they came to be but why they have persisted. Did Cass Elliott really asphyxiate herself with a ham sandwich? Did the Beatles spark a spliff in Buckingham? Did Willie Nelson do the same in the White House? Did Keith Richards get a complete "oil change" at a Swiss clinic in 1973 to pass a drug test necessary to embark on an American tour with the Stones? Then there's the freaky (did Michael Jackson own the remains of the Elephant Man?), the quasi-medical (Rod Stewart and that stomach pump?), the culinary (did Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne really do all those things to bats, chickens, etc. onstage?), and the apocryphal (did Robert Johnson sell his soul to the Prince of Darkness in exchange for mastery of the blues?). In all, more than 50 enduring lies are examined, explained, and debunked.