Amy And Blake

Author: Chas Newkey-Burden
Publisher: John Blake
ISBN: 9781844549641
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Amy And Blake from the Author: Chas Newkey-Burden. Fans of Amy Winehouse find her wild romance with Blake Fielder-Civil absolutely gripping. It was a dramatic relationship from the start: the turbulent musical genius met the hedonistic likely lad in a north London boozer and together they have had a rollercoaster ride. But when Blake ended up in prison it was all over—or so we thought. The story of Amy and Blake has been dominated by lurid stories of bust-ups, drugs, and drama. Their worried parents feared daily that their children would die, even after they married in Florida. Every step of their relationship has been lived out in the unmerciful glare of the media, and yet the couple seemed as unable to be without one another as much as they struggled to stay together. Following Blake's sentencing to a term in prison, Amy appeared ever more lost, often interrupting chaotic live performances with heartfelt pleas for her other half—and yet, on his release, the pair divorced. This is the inside story of their rocky relationship.

The Mammoth Book Of Sex Drugs Rock N Roll

Author: Jim Driver
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849014612
Size: 56.67 MB
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The Mammoth Book Of Sex Drugs Rock N Roll from the Author: Jim Driver. Over 60 gripping accounts tracking the dark side of rock 'n' roll from the early days of the drugs-and-drink culture, and the birth of rock 'n' roll, through The Beatles, Stones, Sex Pistols, Madonna, Kurt Cobain and Oasis, to Amy Winehouse, Pete Doherty and other stars of the current rock-music scene. From trashed hotel rooms to cars in swimming pools, all rock 'n' roll's excesses are here, including murder and sexual deviancy, surprising brushes with the law that the stars thought they'd kept quiet, early and tragic deaths, drug overdoses, robbery, mis-marriages and groupies by the truckload

Letting Blake Go

Author: Georgette Civil
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1904444407
Size: 79.98 MB
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Letting Blake Go from the Author: Georgette Civil. The destructive relationship between Blake Fielder-Civil and Amy Winehouse consistently made headlines around the world but no one knows the truth of what really happened between the couple better than Blake’s mother, Georgette. In this powerful new book, she reveals the truth of the events leading up to the award-winning, soul singer’s untimely death and the impact it had on her son and family. The drug and drink fuelled lifestyle of Amy and Blake was well documented by the world’s media and it seemed that their volatile and precarious relationship could only ever end in tragedy. When the unthinkable happened and his ex-wife died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 Blake was publically vilified and held accountable by the press, even though the couple had by then been living separate lives for some time. He has continued to battle his personal demons ever since. Letting Blake Go is a moving account of a mother’s desperation as her son journeys towards self-destruction and she has to face the day when she must finally let him go for good.

When Things Seem Odd

Author: Michael Joseph Legare
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 146027752X
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When Things Seem Odd from the Author: Michael Joseph Legare. As you will discover by reading this book, the term "stranger danger" is not only misleading to children, it actually does more harm than good. By the constant reminder that a child encounters by media, adults and television programs about never talking to strangers, children are often left confused and powerless of how to deal with the many strangers they come across on a day to day bases. Secondly, this book aims to teach children to become aware of their instincts (feelings of uneasiness, suspicion or otherwise their apprehension) when it is appropriate and important to do so and when it comes to people and situations they encounter as they go about their lives. Not just people of whom they do not know (strangers), but also of people of whom they may already know. Finally, this book is in two parts: The first part are the three short stories of Polly, a fictional character, that describes in detail certain dilemmas she encounters when she becomes lost, first at a grocery store, next at the fair and then in the third story, the close encounter she experiences of nearly being abducted by a stranger. The stories go into detail about the positive aspects that Polly took each time to protect herself in each case scenario. The encounters are based on a realistic chain of circumstances. The second part of this book is aimed towards parents to look at self-protection strategies suggested by some of the world's most prestigious experts on the subject of child safety and the criminal mind.

Popular Music And Television In Britain

Author: Ian Inglis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317078160
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Popular Music And Television In Britain from the Author: Ian Inglis. Listening to popular music and watching television have become the two most common activities for postwar generations in Britain. From the experiences of programmes like Oh Boy! and Juke Box Jury, to the introduction of 24 hour music video channels, the number and variety of television outputs that consistently make use of popular music, and the importance of the small screen as a principal point of contact between audiences and performers are familiar components of contemporary media operation. Yet there have been few attempts to examine the two activities in tandem, to chart their parallel evolution, to explore the associations that unite them, or to consider the increasingly frequent ways in which the production and consumption of TV and music are linked in theory and in practice. This volume provides an invaluable critical analysis of these, and other, topics in newly-written contributions from some of Britain's leading scholars in the disciplines of television and/or popular music studies. Through a concentration on four main areas in which TV organises and presents popular music - history and heritage; performers and performances; comedy and drama; audiences and territories - the book investigates a diverse range of musical genres and styles, factual and fictional programming, historical and geographical demographics, and the constraints of commerce and technology to provide the first systematic account of the place of popular music on British television.

Coke

Author: Jeremy Scott
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1849546177
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Coke from the Author: Jeremy Scott. That airy disclaimer, uttered by Tallulah Bankhead, has long been an article of faith for coke's legion of fans - and little has changed since cocaine's sensational debut in the Belle Epoque. Alternately glorified and demonised, hailed as a miraculous cure-all or blamed for society's failings, the White Lady has gone global. Today, she is the stimulant of choice for European partiers and stressed-out bankers alike - and everyone from producer to consumer is playing a high-stakes game. In Coke, Natalia Naish and Jeremy Scott recount the sweeping history of cocaine since its first appearance, charting the highs and lows from pre-history to the present day. With personality led stories of its more notorious users, including Sigmund Freud, Stevie Nicks, Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse, the tale is rich in anecdote, often tragic and sometimes hilarious. Neither moralistic nor condoning, Coke: The Biography is a thrilling popular history of a global phenomenon.

Amy 27

Author: Howard Sounes
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444758519
Size: 70.69 MB
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Amy 27 from the Author: Howard Sounes. The death of Amy Winehouse at the age of 27 was a tragedy. She was one of the brightest music stars in years -a brilliant, original song writer with a mighty voice and great personal charm. Amy was loveable, but troubled. She was as notorious for her messy personal life, drug addiction and alcoholism, as she was celebrated for her songs, and her death in 2011, while shocking, was not unexpected. Amy was also the latest in a series of iconic music stars who died at the same young age; starting with Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones whose death in 1969 was followed by Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in 1970, Jim Morrison in 1971, and Kurt Cobain in 1994. All were gifted. All were dissipated. All were 27. The 27 Club was first used as a collective term for these lost souls after a comment by Kurt Cobain's mother. 'He's gone and joined that stupid club,' she said after Kurt shot himself. 'I told him not to ...' In this ground-breaking book, Howard Sounes delivers a detailed and insightful study of Amy Winehouse's life, and sets that life in the context of the 27 Club. That six big music stars died at 27 -- along with 44 less well-known names -- is on one level a coincidence. But behind this coincidence Sounes reveals is a disturbing common narrative that explains how these artists met their fate, and casts new light on Amy's death in particular.

Amy Amy Amy The Amy Winehouse Story

Author: Nick Johnstone
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857126997
Size: 58.12 MB
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Amy Amy Amy The Amy Winehouse Story from the Author: Nick Johnstone. Author Nick Johnstone unravels the all too short life and career of one of Britain's most brilliant and troubled stars. "Amy Amy Amy" tracks Amy Winehouse's erratic journey to fame from her North London Jewish family home, detailing her meteoric rise to stardom and the two albums that catapulted her to the top. Her well-publicised problems with alcohol and drugs, self-harm and personal relationships kept her in the headlines, always threatening to obscure her extraordinary musical gifts. Amy Amy Amy redresses the imbalance, giving full measure to Winehouse's talent while offering an honest account of her multiple personal crises. This updated edition of Amy Amy Amy takes the story up to July 2011 and Amy's tragic and unexpected death at her home in Camden Town following an aborted European tour and her final appearance on stage with her goddaughter at the Roundhouse in Camden.

Amy Winehouse 1983 2011

Author: Chas Newkey-Burden
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1843588153
Size: 54.59 MB
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Amy Winehouse 1983 2011 from the Author: Chas Newkey-Burden. Amy Winehouse's recent death has made the news the world over, and despite her much publicised battle with drink and drugs her passing has left the music world in a state of true shock. At just 27 years of age she sadly joins a list of greats that died before their time, including Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison. As fans gathered outside her Camden house at the weekend to pay tribute to the singer her icon music soared to the top of the charts not only in the UK but the USA and around the world. Never far from the headlines, stories about her tumultuous personal life, wild parties and controversial drug abuse regularly featured in the newspapers. But 2011 was supposed to be the comeback for the troubled singer and she looked to be on her way last Wednesday when she appeared alongside her God daughter Dionne Bromfield. An award-winning singer, Amy Winehouse, had won a host of accolades including two prestigious Ivor Novellos, and an outstanding 5 Grammys in 2008. Blending different music styles including jazz, pop and soul Amy had an army of fans committed to her unique approach to life. This remarkably well-researched biography traces the turbulent life of the tattooed wonder from her childhood pranks, through stage school and early music to the global legend she will be remembered as.