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ROCKTOBER GIVEAWAY! Jack Bruce Composing HImself by Harry Shapiro

Description

When Cream broke up in 1968, it wasn’t Eric Clapton who was a surefire bet for solo success. Rather, it was Jack Bruce who had the looks and who cowrote and sang the band’s major hits, including “Sunshine of Your Love.” But Bruce wanted to be a pioneer, not just a pop star, and he was never content to rest on his laurels. This book traces his life and work, from his formative years in classical music (he composed string quartets at 12) and jazz through his early success with Manfred Mann to the short-lived but endlessly influential Cream era and beyond. It’s been an often troubled life — heroin addiction, management rip-offs, family tragedy, and a failed liver transplant — all of which he speaks about frankly in this authorized biography, telling a story that is sometimes inspirational, sometimes bleak, but always honest.

About the Author

Harry Shapiro an author, journalist and lecturer who has written widely on the subjects of drugs, popular music and film. He is the author of Waiting For The Man: The Story of Drugs and Popular Music, Shooting Stars: Drugs, Hollywood and The Movies, Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy and biographies of Graham Bond and Alexis Korner.

Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Jawbone Press (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906002266
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906002268
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This giveaway is sponsored by Jawbone Press and 1 book is available.


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24 comments:

  1. I was not aware of this book, but I definitely want to read it. Always have been a fan, especially of his jazzier music, but couldn't seem to find his CDs and such and did not know why.

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  3. I wasn't aware of this book. I'm so glad I saw it here. I loved Cream . Look forward to reading it.
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