Setting the Record Straight

Setting the Record Straight

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Anthony Musso was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he was first attracted to the groundbreaking music recorded by many of the artists featured in this book. His interest in history and more important, historic accuracy resulted in his first book, FDR and the Post Office and was followed by Setting the Record Straight, Volume One. Musso lives in upstate New York's Hudson Valley region. Setting the Record Straight, Volume Two continues author Anthony Musso's quest to dispel countless rumors, and maccurate information that surrounds the music and careers of another 50 top recording artists from the 1950s and 1960s. By way of first hand interviews with solo artists and/or founding and original members of leading vocal groups of the era, readers will learn the real stories about each artist's musical influences entry mix the music industry, and experience while touning and performing during the infancy of the rock and roll era Learn how legendary vocalist Jerry Butler was first dubbed qThe Iceman, q why Ben E. King described his first year as lead singer of the Drifters as a grueling and somewhat harrowing experience, and how Gladys Hortort and four childhood friends from Inkster, Michigan (known as the Maryelettes) scored the very first number one hit recording for Motown Records. Hear how Connie Francis first entered the business with an accordion in tow, why Peggy March decided to relocate to Europe and subsequently became a top international star, and learn about the bittersweet performance that a young Bobby Vee gave as the replacement act for his departed idol Buddy Holly. These are the indispurable and accurate accounts as told by the artist themselves, with the mient of finally qSetting the Record Straight.q qTony Musso bus written one of the most comprehensive biography that Danny and the Junior have ever bud. He's recally cleared up the facts and voe absolutely love the way it was dossel.q Joe Terry founding members of Danny and the Junior. qIf you are looking for accuracy about the unsing heroes and legends of rock and roll, Tony Musso is your man.q Kenny Vance founding member of Jay and the Americans and Kenny Vance and the Planiones. qTony Musso did a wonderful job in straightening out many of the that have existed in The Diamonds and many other artists biographies for a long time. Setting the Record Straight certainly lived up to its name and intent Thank you.q Dave somerville original lead singer of The Diamonds.aquot;If you dona#39;t catch somebody in a certain length of time, you might as well just leave them alone because youa#39;re not ... On a lighter note, Diddley explained how he came to develop his trademark hat, one that features an oversize eagle ... Of todaya#39;s music, Diddley said that he enjoys all the changing styles for the most part but is irked by some of what he considers inappropriate and unnecessary lyrics. ... aquot;I just dona#39;t understand how the FCC would let stuff like that be played over the air.

Title:Setting the Record Straight
Author:Anthony M. Musso
Publisher:AuthorHouse - 2008-11-13


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