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Turner, Steve 1949-

Overview
Works: 85 works in 439 publications in 7 languages and 10,595 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Chronologies  Interviews  Discographies  Rock music  Songs  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Creator, Actor
Classifications: ML421.B4, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Steve Turner
The man called Cash : the life, love, and faith of an American legend by Steve Turner( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and career of American country music star Johnny Cash and examines his early childhood, military service, problems with drug addiction and the law, and how he turned his life around
Amazing grace : the story of America's most beloved song by Steve Turner( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the history of the popular American hymn, noting the inspiration of its writing by John Newton, its nineteenth- and twentieth-century rise to a gospel and folk standard, and its recording by various top artists
A hard day's write : the stories behind every Beatles song by Steve Turner( Book )

60 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was "just seventeen" and made Paul's heart go "boom"? Was there really an Eleanor Rigby? Where's Penny Lane? In A Hard Day's Write, music journalist Steve Turner shatters many well-worn myths and adds a new dimension to the Fab Four's rich legacy by investigating for the first time the ordinary people and events immortalized in the Beatles' music and now occupying a special niche in popular culture's collective imagination. This book offers a fascinating exploration of how private incidents influenced the group's writing and how their music evolved. Turner reveals that Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was really a drawing by Julian Lennon of his childhood friend; Bungalow Bill was an all-American tiger hunter; Doctor Robert was a New York 'speech doctor'; and much more. A longtime Beatles admirer, Turner tracked down and interviewed the real-life subjects of the songs, probed public records and newspaper archives, and spoke in depth to the people closest to the Beatles themselves. [This] definitive text [...] is a hugely informative and highly entertaining journey to the land stretching just beneath your conscious mind, mapped out with strawberry fields, fool-topped hills, and long and winding roads. --From cover
The man called Cash : the life, love, and faith of an American legend by Steve Turner( Recording )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and career of the country music singer, following Cash on his journey from the cotton fields of Arkansas, through his brushes with the law and sometimes turbulent personal life, to rise to the heights of popular music
Beatles '66 : the revolutionary year by Steve Turner( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1966. The Beatles' last concert; the release of Revolver, their first album of songs not intended for live performance. They experimented with avant-garde ideas, and angered many when they spoke their minds on issues of politics, war, and religion. Turner looks at the historical events that made an impact on the group, and shows how the music they made in turn profoundly affected culture, and served to transform popular music for decades to come
Trouble man : the life and death of Marvin Gaye by Steve Turner( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trouble Man, based on exhaustive and exclusive new research, is the definitive story of the turbulent life and violent death of an American icon. Steve Turner probes beyond the undying magic of songs like "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "What's Going On," and "Sexual Healing" to trace the jagged contours of Gaye's life and examine the man behind the legend. Turner's detailed exploration of Gaye's childhood and his relationship with his family, his religious upbringing, his problematic romantic attachments, and his meteoric professional success and ultimate descent into drug abuse and financial instability offers a new look at a beloved American musician."--Jacket
The band that played on : the extraordinary story of the 8 musicians who went down with the Titanic by Steve Turner( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Titanic collided with an iceberg at 23:40 on April 14th, the eight members of the band had already retired for the evening. Still, they put on overcoats and mufflers came out to play in the lounge. When most of the First Class passengers had taken to their lifeboats, the musicians simply moved to the deck and continued to play, calming the passengers as the ship sank. Historian and biographer Steve Turner delves into the lives of these men, revealing eight unique portraits of bravery. --from publisher description
Angelheaded hipster : a life of Jack Kerouac by Steve Turner( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fifties, the movies had James Dean and Brando, rock 'n' roll had Elvis, and the American novel had Jack Kerouac. Kerouac, father of the Beat Generation and creator of a "spontaneous bop prose" style, which embodied the riffing and improvisation techniques that were used by jazzmen, portrayed characters hungry for experience and eager to discover a new vision of life. He made the life of a writer sound exciting and, along with his Beat contemporaries, helped liberate poetry from the page and made the discussion of religion and spirituality hip. Here, writer Turner examines the life and work of the pivotal figure of the fifties' countercultural revolution, and explores the reasons why Kerouac's unique prose and his search for the truth continues to inspire new readers.--From publisher description
The gospel according to the Beatles by Steve Turner( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and German and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spiritual journey of the Beatles from fun-loving agnostics to drug-inspired mystics
Popcultured : thinking Christianly about style, media and entertainment by Steve Turner( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's no avoiding popular culture -- we've been enculturated into it. What does it mean to be faithful Christians in a pop culture world? How do we think Christianly about celebrity and leisure? Some Christians try to abstain from "worldly" pursuits, while others consume culture indiscriminately, assuming it has little effect on them. But if Christ is Lord of all of life, then there ought to be Christian ways to engage with and appreciate popular culture. Steve Turner has spent his career chronicling and interviewing people from the worlds of music, film, television, fashion, art and literature. Now he provides an insider's guide to a wide range of entertainment pursuits, with biblical frameworks for understanding pop culture genres and artifacts. Turner explores: how movies use redemptive narratives and parables; ways journalistic headlines convey worldview assumptions; differences between famous people in the past and celebrities today; what ideas are communicated through clothing and fashion design; how technology changes our sense of what is real; and much more. God entrusts culture to us and gives us the ability to critique it, enjoy it and create it. This book will help you become a better cultural critic, consumer and creator. - Publisher
Imagine : a vision for Christians in the arts by Steve Turner( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cliff Richard : the biography by Steve Turner( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With chart success second only to Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard's success and appeal are indisputable. Five decades into his career, his popularity is greater now than it has ever been. Yet, this full-scale, authorised biography scrutinises more than just the music. Steve Turner takes us behind the events of Cliff's life to discover the people, stories and tensions which have shaped the star today. His beliefs and convictions have also created interest and here his Christian faith, his outspoken view on moral matters and the issue of his celibacy are all investigated
Van Morrison : too late to stop now by Steve Turner( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at Van Morrison's recording life, both as a single artist and as front man for Them. Includes discography and an index
The complete Beatles songs : the stories behind every track written by the Fab Four by Steve Turner( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and French and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the definitive analysis of all the songs written by the Beatles. It includes the full lyrics and details how, why and where these globally renowned recordings were conceived and created"--Back cover
An illustrated history of gospel by Steve Turner( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the definitive guide to 150 years of Gospel music, from early spirituals to contemporary urban. It explores the social and economic context out of which Gospel grew and flourished. With over 120 atmospheric photographs and memorabilia and feature boxes containing original interview materials with legendary gospel singers
Dad, you're not funny : and other poems by Steve Turner( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hungry for heaven : rock 'n' roll & the search for redemption by Steve Turner( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Turner has unearthed the clear and at times desperate hunger for spirituall truth that has been at the core of rock music since it evolved out of the churches and the speakeasies of the South ..."--Page 4 of cover
U2 : rattle & hum : the official book of the U2 movie : a journey into the heartland of two Americas by Peter Williams( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the behind the scenes story of an Irish rock and roll band in America
The day I fell down the toilet and other poems by Steve Turner( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of humorous poems for children. Suggested level: primary
The Beatles : the stories behind the songs 1962-1966 by Steve Turner( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides the back story on Beatles songs on their albums released between 1962 and 1966. Based on the author's "A hard day's write."
 
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Amazing grace : the story of America's most beloved song
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Amazing grace : the story of America's most beloved songA hard day's write : the stories behind every Beatles songThe man called Cash : the life, love, and faith of an American legendTrouble man : the life and death of Marvin GayeThe band that played on : the extraordinary story of the 8 musicians who went down with the TitanicAngelheaded hipster : a life of Jack KerouacThe gospel according to the BeatlesImagine : a vision for Christians in the arts
Alternative Names
Steve Turner écrivain britannique

Steve Turner escritor británico

Steve Turner (writer) Brits journalist

Turner, Stephen James 1949-

Turner, Stephen Park

Turner, Steve

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