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Bego, Mark

Works: 87 works in 311 publications in 5 languages and 13,066 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea  Biography‡vPictorial works  History 
Roles: Author, Creator, Narrator
Classifications: ML420.F778, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mark Bego
Aretha Franklin : the queen of soul by Mark Bego( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of Aretha Franklin from deserted child to teenage mother to Grammy winner to inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Dancing in the street : confessions of a Motown diva by Martha Reeves( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cher : if you believe by Mark Bego( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and French and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the woman who transformed her 1960s pop stardom into a successful TV, film and music career retraces Cher's long career in showbiz
Bonnie Raitt : just in the nick of time by Mark Bego( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unauthorized biography of musician Bonnie Raitt, follows her career from its beginnings in the 1970s, through a slump when she had to deal with a dependence on alcohol, and her break into the big time in 1989 when she won four top Grammy awards for her album, Nick of Time
Madonna : blonde ambition by Mark Bego( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the mega-star pop singer and actor charts her rise from penniless midwestern girl living in New York in the 1970s to one of the wealthiest women in the music industry
George Strait : the story of country's living legend by Mark Bego( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of George Strait presents the story of a small-town Texas boy who rose to fame and stardom in the world of country music
I fall to pieces : the music and the life of Patsy Cline by Mark Bego( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tina Turner : break every rule by Mark Bego( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and German and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography tracing five decades of music-making and struggle by Tina Turner, a reigning voice in rock music
Billy Joel : the biography by Mark Bego( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Billy Joel ranks among rock'n'roll's most talented artists. This biography is the first in-depth portrait of a man who is the son of German Jews who fled the Nazi regime, including his childhood in the Bronx, his professional struggles, and his six Grammys. Billy Joel is also widely known for his professional struggles-his substance abuse problems, his marriage to Christie Brinkley, and a string of car accidents. This is a portrait of a larger-than-life figure, featuring interviews with his band mates and representatives from Columbia Records, an extensive examination of his diverse music tastes, and never-before-seen photographs
Bette Midler : still divine by Mark Bego( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bego's biography of the Divine Miss M covers the singer and actress's life from her early years in Hawaii where she was born to her current standing among the entertainment elite. Midler's career as a brassy and bawdy nightclub act moved up a rung when her cover of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" entered the Top Ten in 1972. By 1979, she had earned an Oscar nomination and a Grammy for her contributions to the film The Rose. Since then she has won over audiences with her performances in Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Ruthless People, Beaches, and The First Wives Club, and earned a second Oscar nomination for For the Boys. As a singer, she's scored successes with "From a Distance" and the number one single "Wind Beneath My Wings." Fans of this all-around entertainer, who continues to appear in films and record music, will find that Bette Midler is the authoritative resource on the star's life."--
I'm a believer : my life of Monkees, music, and madness by Micky Dolenz( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography and star-studded anecdotes from original Monkee Micky Dolenz
Linda Ronstadt, it's so easy by Mark Bego( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unauthorized biography of the American singer who began her career in the 1960s
Michael! by Mark Bego( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just one more question : answers and insights from a psychic medium by Yolana( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychic whose services have been utilized by celebrities, politicians, and law enforcement officials counsels readers on how to trust their instincts to resolve personal issues, in a guide that features stories from her career and personal life
Whitney Houston! : the spectacular rise and tragic fall of the woman whose voice inspired a generation by Mark Bego( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Whitney Houston, a number one recording star, a film star, and a concert superstar, discussing her rising career, her personal turmoil, and her sudden death at forty-eight that shocked the world
Leonardo DiCaprio : romantic hero by Mark Bego( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Read all about Hollywood's newest star -- the blond, blue-eyed heart-throb whose stellar performance in TITANIC has made it the most successful movie ever released
The rock & roll almanac by Mark Bego( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macho man : the disco era and gay America's "coming out" by Randy Jones( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vietnam War was over and America seemed in the midst of a nationwide party. The self-proclaimed "Me" generation was flocking to discotheques, recreational drug use was high, and sexual taboos were being shattered. When The Village People appeared on the music scene in the late 1970s, they struck a cultural nerve and fueled a craze that had the crew playing from Studio 54 to sold-out crowds at Madison Square Garden. Never before had gay sexuality been as up-front and in the face of American audiences. The Village People were featured on the cover of Rolling Stone and in People magazine, and spotlighted on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, the top music television show of the era. Even today - more than 30 years after the group's 45 Gold and Platinum albums first appeared - The Village People still have a large cult following and few adults could not at least hum the tunes to "Y.M.C.A." and "Macho Man." In these pages, Randy Jones, the original cowboy in the band, takes us inside the time period, the discos, and the new musical style that was in many ways unprecedented in giving a voice to a previously closeted gay culture. Assisted by Mark Bego, one of the most popular and prolific pop culture authors working today, Jones shows how the fast-lane rise, fall, and rebirth of this novel band paralleled activities across the last 40 years within the gay culture and gay rights movement. The work concludes with a "gayography" -- a listing of openly gay musicians and performers in the United States before and since The Village People - along with a discography and filmography. This work will interest pop culture and music enthusiasts, in addition to scholars in gay studies
Burning bridges : life with my father, Glen Campbell by Debby Campbell( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the last twenty-four years, Debby has been by her father's side, as a part of his concert touring act, as well as a supportive part of his family. She has been with her dad through his four wives, through drug and alcohol addiction, and now through the shattering beginnings of Alzheimer's disease. In her frank memoir, Campbell tells the story of her father straight from the heart"
The Marx Brothers by Mark Bego( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. Who can forget the antics of the Marx brothers in such classic comedy films as The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, and Duck Soup, which literally defined the cinematic term 1930's screwball comedy. This Pocket Essential includes a concise look at the incredible career of thi
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Dancing in the street : confessions of a Motown diva
Alternative Names
Bego, Mark, 1952-

Mark Bego American writer

ビーゴ, マーク

ベゴ, マーク

ベゴウ, マーク

English (137)

German (10)

French (4)

Japanese (3)

Chinese (2)

Dancing in the street : confessions of a Motown divaCher : if you believeBonnie Raitt : just in the nick of timeMadonna : blonde ambitionGeorge Strait : the story of country's living legendTina Turner : break every ruleBilly Joel : the biographyBette Midler : still divine