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Turner, Steve 1949-

Overview
Works: 78 works in 415 publications in 10 languages and 10,539 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Chronologies  Interviews  Rock music  Songs  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Creator
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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 1,044 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 )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 984 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 )

76 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the inspiration behind all the Beatles-written songs on the Beatles twelve original albums as well as those on the "Anthology" and "Live at the BBC," and includes more than two hundred photos
The man called Cash : the life, love, and faith of an American legend by Steve Turner( Recording )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 690 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 )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 653 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 643 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 )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 584 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
The gospel according to the Beatles by Steve Turner( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and German and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spiritual journey of the Beatles from fun-loving agnostics to drug-inspired mystics
Angelheaded hipster : a life of Jack Kerouac by Steve Turner( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 457 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
Popcultured : thinking Christianly about style, media and entertainment by Steve Turner( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 330 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 )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 290 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 272 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 269 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 )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 211 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 206 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 171 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 132 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 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of humorous poems for children. Suggested level: primary
The man called Cash by Steve Turner( Recording )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and career of the country music singer
 
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Amazing grace : the story of America's most beloved song
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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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 TitanicThe gospel according to the BeatlesAngelheaded hipster : a life of Jack KerouacImagine : a vision for Christians in the arts