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Turner, Steve 1949-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 278 publications in 7 languages and 9,540 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Quotations  Discography  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: ML420.C265, 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 )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,122 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
A hard day's write : the stories behind every Beatles song by Steve Turner( Book )

56 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In A Hard Day's Write, Steve Turner shatters many myths and adds a new dimension to the Fab Four's legacy by investigating for the first time the ordinary people and events immortalized in the Beatles' music." "Arranged chronologically by album, the book explores how private incidents influenced the groups' 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 "speed doctor"; and much more. The result is a book that chronicles an untold story of the Beatles themselves."--BOOK JACKET
Amazing grace : the story of America's most beloved song by Steve Turner( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,038 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
The man called Cash the life, love, and faith of an American legend by Steve Turner( Recording )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 806 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
Trouble man : the life and death of Marvin Gaye by Steve Turner( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 720 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 )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 569 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 )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned British music journalist and author Steve Turner surveys the religious and spiritual influence of the Beatles, the band that changed the history of music forever. With new interviews, never-before-published material, and fresh insights, Turner helps the reader understand the religious and spiritual ideas and ideals that influenced the music and lives of the Beatles and helps us see how the Fab Four influenced our own lives and culture. Topics discussed include the religious upbringing of John, Paul, George, and Ringo; the backlash in the United States after John Lennon's "The Beatles are more popular than Jesus" comment; the dabbling in Eastern religion; the use of drugs to attempt to enter a higher level of consciousness; and the overall legacy that the Beatles and their music have left. While there is no religious system that permanently anchored the Beatles or their music, they did leave a gospel, Turner concludes: one of love, peace, personal freedom, and the search for transcendence."--Publisher's website
Angelheaded hipster : a life of Jack Kerouac by Steve Turner( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 491 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
Cliff Richard : the biography by Steve Turner( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 373 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 )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Imagine : a vision for Christians in the arts by Steve Turner( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of gospel by Steve Turner( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 210 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
Popcultured : thinking Christianly about style, media and entertainment by Steve Turner( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 162 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
Cliff Richard : the bachelor boy by Steve Turner( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cliff Richard has been Britain's longest surviving and most consistent hit music maker. Starting his career as a rock 'n' roll threat to decent, upstanding citizens, he is now a friend to Royalty and prime ministers, a Knight and a holder of the OBE. This book tells his story chronologically, through the voices of his friends, family and colleagues - like listening in on a dinner party attended by most of the key people in his career. The stories told reveal Cliff as seen by those closest to him and, in contrast to the many official publications, this book does not just include the flattering stories. The author's probing questions have elicited extraordinary memories and observations, previously unheard by the public. Heavily illustrated with rare and interesting photographs of Cliff at work and play, this book will stand as a lasting testament to one of the most glorious careers in British show business
The moon has got his pants on and other poems by Steve Turner( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 117 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 ..."--Cover page 4
Amazing grace : John Newton, slavery and the world's most enduring song by Steve Turner( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day I fell down the toilet and other poems by Steve Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beatles : the stories behind the songs 1962-1966 by Steve Turner( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I was only asking : poems about big questions by Steve Turner( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Turner, Stephen James 1949-

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A hard day's write : the stories behind every Beatles songAmazing grace : the story of America's most beloved 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 KerouacCliff Richard : the biography