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Inhaltsangabe: On December 30, a piano player named Johnnie Johnson phoned me, asking me to join his Sir Johns Trio for a gig on the eve of the year of 1953, remembers rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry. And the rest was history.
Or was it?
Now for the first time, author Travis Fitzpatrick opens the door on the life of the legendary piano man Johnnie B. Goode Johnson, the modest musical savant who created rock and roll--and never received credit for it.
They called him the music man. For over twenty years, Johnnie Johnson manned the keys as Chuck Berrys pianist and bandleader, collaborating with him on more than one hundred songs and providing Berry with the distinct sound and boogie rhythm that made him a star. The inspiration behind the first rock and roll hero, Johnny B. Goode, Johnsons music would influence the entire rock pantheon, from Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Yet through it all, Johnnie Johnson remained a mystery. Driven by a partners greed and his own personal demons into a life of impoverished anonymity, the world seemed destined to never know the truth about Johnnie Johnson. Until now.
This is the story behind the best kept secret in rock and roll. It is a story of a man who was lost and found, the partner who forsook him, the woman who saved him, and a young friend who dedicated his life to secure an unsung hero his rightful place in history. This is the story of the music that shaped the world. This is the story of the Father of Rock & Roll.
Über den Autor: Travis Fitzpatrick was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia not far from Johnnie Johnsons hometown of Fairmont. He lived in California, Michigan, and Tennessee before settling in Houston, Texas. Fitzpatrick first met Johnson in 1993 and commenced writing Father of Rock & Roll: The Story of Johnnie B. Goode Johnson in 1995 - at the age of nineteen. As of the first printing of this book, he was attending the University of Texas at Austin.
Buchbeschreibung Thomas, Cooke & Co, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020967215706
Buchbeschreibung Thomas, Cooke, & Company, Houston, Texas, 1999. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Printing. Hardcover, Fine with Fine dustjacket, first printing, first edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 130802-M094
Buchbeschreibung Thomas, Cooke & Co, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First. Signature of owner, long-time William Morris talent agent Dick Alen. Typewritten personal letter to Chuck Berry laid-in, requesting return of the book. Includes cd. Binding tight and straight, Inner pages crisp and clean. Dust Jacket is price-intact, clean with very mild shelfwear. ; 9 X 6.30 X 1.60 inches. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 46609
Buchbeschreibung Thomas, Cooke & Co, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110967215706
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