A Cure for Gravity

A Cure for Gravity

eBook - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
The successful rock musician and songwriter chronicles his life in music, from his miserable childhood in a rough naval town, through his days as a student at the Royal Academy of Music, to the succession of bands leading up to his solo career. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing
Now in paperback: The candid, inspiring memoir of becoming a musician by the renowned composer and pop star.

Since the release of his first best-selling album Look Sharp in 1979, Joe Jackson has forged a singular career in music through his originality as a composer and his notoriously independent stance toward music-business fashion. He has also been a famously private person, whose lack of interest in his own celebrity has been interpreted by some as aloofness. That reputation is shattered by A Cure for Gravity, Jackson's enormously funny and revealing memoir of growing up musical, from a culturally impoverished childhood in a rough English port town to the Royal Academy of Music, through London's Punk and New Wave scenes, up to the brink of pop stardom. Jackson describes his life as a teenage Beethoven fanatic; his early piano gigs for audiences of glass-throwing skinheads; and his days on the road with long-forgotten club bands. Far from a standard-issue celebrity autobiography, A Cure for Gravity is a smart, passionate book about music, the creative process, and coming of age as an artist.

Publisher: [New York] : Da Capo Press, 2000, Ă1999
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed
ISBN: 9781429485197
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 285 pages)


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