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...The career of Emmylou Harris, which began with her work with country rock innovator Gram Parsons, developed her into one of the major voices of progressive country music in the 1970s. Born in 1947 in Alabama, Harris was raised in North...

Lena Horne

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...As a jazz singer and civil rights activist, Lena Horne combined music and politics through her twentieth-century career. Born in Brooklyn in 1917 to an upper middle-class family, Horne was sent to Georgia when she was five. She returned...

The Songs of George Harrison

The Love There That’s Sleeping : The Art and Spirituality of George Harrison

The Continuum, 2006

Scholarly Books

...“All Things Must Pass.” The song for which George’s 1970 album is named. One can hear an acoustic demo on The Beatles’ Anthology 3 (1996), which was recorded during the 1969 Get Back sessions. Drawing generously from a poem in Timothy...

Backbeat

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...‘Backbeat’ refers to a musical practise in which the primary accent is placed on the second and/or fourth beats of a nominal 4/4 bar. The term is commonly used to denote recurring, dynamically accented snare-drum performances on beats 2...

Brainwashed

The Love There That’s Sleeping : The Art and Spirituality of George Harrison

The Continuum, 2006

Scholarly Books

...In 1966 the Beatles recorded John Lennon’s LSD-inspired “Rain.” The song opens by observing that some people run and hide when it rains, and that they seek shade when the sun comes out. The singer represents himself as an individual who...

The Love There That’s Sleeping

The Love There That’s Sleeping : The Art and Spirituality of George Harrison

The Continuum, 2006

Scholarly Books

...Every religion seeks to answer three fundamental questions. The first question, which implies discontent with the way things are, is: What is wrong with human beings? The second question, which summons hope, is: What is our ultimate destiny...

Thanks for the Pepperoni

The Love There That’s Sleeping : The Art and Spirituality of George Harrison

The Continuum, 2006

Scholarly Books

...It’s easy to be a fan of George Harrison. He has left us with a series of beautiful songs that weather well in the memory. Some of these are known to almost everybody—“While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Here Comes The Sun,” “Something,” “What...

—Island Records (UK)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Chris Blackwell founded Island Records in Jamaica in 1959 to record local jazz and ska music. Blackwell, whose family was linked to the Crosse & Blackwell food empire, moved to London in 1962 and licensed Jamaican productions...

The Art of Dying

The Love There That’s Sleeping : The Art and Spirituality of George Harrison

The Continuum, 2006

Scholarly Books

...To be born is like being hanged: it’s only a matter of time before we’re done. We’re all condemned to die. But being alive is in and of itself a positive thing, and we typically dread the inevitable. Our dread has deep biological roots....

Use My Body Like a Car

The Love There That’s Sleeping : The Art and Spirituality of George Harrison

The Continuum, 2006

Scholarly Books

...Most people, in most times and places, have been dualists. They have believed that the human being consists not just of a body but also of a soul or spirit, some nonmaterial portion or aspect of the self that is capable of surviving...