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Love Me Tender: the Stories Behind the World's Favourite Songs

Max Cryer

ISBN 10: 1921497025 / ISBN 13: 9781921497025
Editorial: Exisle (Australia), 2008
Usado Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Título: Love Me Tender: the Stories Behind the ...

Editorial: Exisle (Australia)

Año de publicación: 2008

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No jacket

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Some of the world's best-loved songs have had remarkable origins. Had Robert Burns not heard an old man sing a quavering version of an ancient Scottish country song, we would never have had 'Auld Lang Syne'. Miss Jane Ross wrote down the tune she heard played by a piper at an Irish village fair in 1855. Had she not done so, the rest of the world would not have heard 'Danny Boy'. Marie Antoinette heard a peasant nurse sing an obscure lullaby to her princely son. The empress's unexpected promotion of the song resulted in its now being listed by The Guinness Book of Records as one of the three most familiar songs in the world. Love Me Tender tells the remarkable stories behind 40 popular and traditional songs. Some evolved from folksongs, some are from musical theatre, while others hit the mark because a particular recording appeared at just the right time. In some cases, one word made all the difference: Paul McCartney composed a tune but could only think of the words 'scrambled eggs' to fit it, but fortunately he later came up with the perfect solution - 'Yesterday'. In a book full of surprises and curiosities, Max Cryer reveals stories from all around the world, and from artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby and Cole Porter. This truly fascinating book makes enthralling reading.

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