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Firestone, Ross

Overview
Works: 25 works in 107 publications in 2 languages and 4,802 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Jazz  Comic books, strips, etc  Live sound recordings  Psychedelic rock music  Rock music  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: ML422.G65, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ross Firestone
Swing, swing, swing : the life & times of Benny Goodman by Ross Firestone( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before Elvis Presley and rock-'n'-roll, another King ruled the roost of American popular music. His name was Benny Goodman and his domain, the gilded age of Swing. Benny's concerts, records, and radio shows catapulted the hot and controversial sounds of jazz into the hearts and homes of a hungry public. Swing, Swing, Swing at once illustrates Goodman's enormous impact on American music and culture, reflects the rich textures of the times in which he lived, and evokes the very private life of a complicated, difficult man. Raised in a tenement in Chicago's Maxwell Street ghetto, he grew up to become the symbol of glamorous high-society living. Benny's undeniable position as social groundbreaker - his were the nation's first racially integrated bands - was characteristically downplayed by the man himself: he simply wanted the finest musicians he could find. Here are the sounds and stories that define the remarkable life of the world's most demanding and idiosyncratic band leader. The violent clashes between his smiling public persona and his intensely private nature; the infamous "Goodman Ray" (no musician who played with Benny escaped its wrath); the conflicting stories of Goodman's parsimony and his largess - these stories and many more paint a vibrant portrait of a truly original, undeniably American artist
Going my own way by Gary Crosby( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Gary Crosbys life with his father, Bing
Diahann : an autobiography by Diahann Carroll( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actress : postcards from the road by Elizabeth Ashley( Book )

9 editions published between 1878 and 1979 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting busted; personal experiences of arrest, trial, and prison by Ross Firestone( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Book of men : visions of the male experience( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big radio comedy program by Ross Firestone( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man in me : versions of male experience( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief excerpt from the personal writings of literacy figures which view man as son, brother, lover, husband and father
El Topo; a book of the film by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vampire shop owner Maggie Montgomery discovers that the killer of a local street person is linked to her building and feels a powerful connection to investigator Sean Canady, but a mysterious force from the past waits in the shadows
The success trip--how they made it, how they feel about it by Ross Firestone( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimi Hendrix : in zijn eigen woorden by Jimi Hendrix( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de Amerikaanse gitarist/singer-songwriter Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970), samengesteld uit zijn eigen teksten, interviews en dergelijke
Movie people, at work in the business of film by F Baker( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking it up : the best routines of the stand-up comics by Ross Firestone( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz memories( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The South African home pet vet guide : dogs by Martin I Green( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting into wine : a practical guide by Basil J Winston( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To is a preposition : come is a verb by Lenny Bruce( Recording )

2 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voodoo child : the illustrated legend of Jimi Hendrix by Martin I Green( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

". . . This draws on the layout and narrative style of comic books to recreate Hendrix's life in a more impressionistic manner than standard bios typically permit. Much of the text is drawn from Hendrix's own letters, poetry and lyrics ..."--Publishers Weekly
The man in me : versions of the male experience( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going my own way by Ross Firestone( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Swing, swing, swing : the life & times of Benny Goodman
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English (99)

Dutch (1)