WorldCat Identities

Castelnero, Gordon 1965-

Works: 3 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 313 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML419.S38, 787.881642092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gordon Castelnero
Earl Scruggs : banjo icon by Gordon Castelnero( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry, a skinny 21 year-old from North Carolina stepped onto the stage and lit a firestorm by picking the five-string banjo like no one had ever heard before. His rapid three-finger technique and clarity of notes sent the audience into a cheerful frenzy. In just one night, Earl Scruggs transformed the banjo, which had been widely associated with clowns and background accompaniment, into a mainstream solo instrument pursued by countless musicians. After a two year stint with the Father of Bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, Earl and lead singer/guitarist, Lester Flatt, formed their own group, the Foggy Mountain Boys, more commonly billed as Flatt and Scruggs. Gordon Castelnero and David Russell explore Scrugg's rise to fame and lasting legacy on bluegrass music and banjo playing traditions. With interwoven interviews with the Scruggs family and over 30 notable banjo players, this narrative biography will shed light on the history of bluegrass for both amateur and professional musicians, students of music and American history, and any reader entranced by Scrugg's unmistakable sound
TV land--Detroit by Gordon Castelnero( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on actual interviews with the people who made Detroit TV, Gordon Castelnero's TV Land-Detroit awakens the emotional attachment and nostalgia our community has for these shows, bringing the beloved characters and memorable programs back to life." "From the glamorous Rita Bell to the insanity of the Ghoul, the zany Jingles in Boofland to the opinionated and often confrontational Lou Gordon and the gruff-voiced and somnolent George Pierrot, Castelnero reacquaints us with the talent and behind-the-scenes people, of the creative spirit in Detroit, and the intimacy they shared with the community both on and off the air."--Jacket
Michigan & the American dream( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This videorecording tells the success stories of 14 different businesspeople, inventors and professionals from Michigan. Includes Anna Bissel, America's first female CEO, and Dr. Alexa Canady, first and youngest African-American female neurosurgeon
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.37 for Earl Scrug ... to 0.65 for Michigan & ...)

TV land--Detroit