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Salewicz, Chris

Works: 78 works in 299 publications in 6 languages and 7,493 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  History  Portraits  Drama  Police films  Reggae music  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Creator, Scenarist, Interviewee
Classifications: ML420.M3313, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Chris Salewicz
Most widely held works by Chris Salewicz
Bob Marley : the untold story by Chris Salewicz( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and French and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Salewicz interviewed Marley in Jamaica in 1979. In this thorough and detailed account of Marley's life and the world in which he grew up and came to dominate, Salewicz brings to life not only the Rastafari religion and the musical scene in Jamaica but also the spirit of the man himself
Hendrix : the illustrated story by Gillian G Gaar( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Coinciding with what would have been Jimi Hendrix's 75th year on this mortal coil, this (incredibly) is the first full-blown illustrated gift book exploring the life and career of the man most consider the greatest rock guitarist of all time. Hendrix enjoyed the international limelight for less than four years, but his innovative and imaginative interpretations of blues and rock continue to inspire guitarists and music lovers across ages and genre. Inside, Seattle-based music journalist Gillian Gaar examines the guitarist's upbringing, his service as an Army paratrooper, his role as a sideman on the chitlin' circuit, his exile in the UK, and his eventual reemergence in the US and the fame that followed until his untimely death in 1970. Featuring design as lavish as Hendrix's music and carefully curated photography, posters, picture sleeves, and other assorted memorabilia, this is the ultimate Hendrix book experience."
Bob Marley and the Wailers : the ultimate illustrated history by Richie Unterberger( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated with photos and memorabilia from all phases of their journey, Bob Marley and the Wailers illuminates the lives and times of the man and his collaborators. Well over three decades after Marleys death, he and his bandmates remain the most famous reggae artists of all time. Indeed, the Wailers are one of the most famous bands of all time, period. Their evolution from early-60s Jamaican ska act to international superstars was not just improbable, but unprecedented for an act from a third-world nation.The entire, incredible journey of Marley and the Wailers is covered in this visual history. You will see the crucial role they played in establishing reggae as a globally popular form of music, and the influence that the Rastafari movement had on their lives and sound. Plus, how Marleys socially conscious lyrics and actions made him a universal symbol of pride and justice. This tribute takes you through the entire story, right up to Marleys untimely death in 1981, and his enduring legacy beyond
McCartney by Chris Salewicz( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A definitive biography of James Paul McCartney who is the least understood yet most successful of the former Beatles rock group
Jimmy Page : the definitive biography by Chris Salewicz( Book )

15 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An in-depth biography of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page by the acclaimed biographer of Bob Marley and Joe Strummer, based upon the author's extensive research and interviews."--Provided by publisher
Bob Marley : songs of freedom by Adrian Boot( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Dutch and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marley's family & friends supply details of the life of this very private man from his humble beginnings in Trenchtown, Jamaica to the pinnacle of his popularity in life & music
Reggae explosion : the story of Jamaican music by Chris Salewicz( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unpublished transcripts of interviews with key figures like Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Prince Buster introduce the authentic voices of reggae history to the book - which blends researched facts, graphics and rare images to create not only a sense of the pulse of the music, but also the contrasts of poverty, humour, desperation and joie de vivre that typify both the island of Jamaica and its music."--Jacket
Redemption song : the ballad of Joe Strummer by Chris Salewicz( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of Joe Strummer, front man for the Clash, one of rock music's most important bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s, draws on interviews with friends, family, and musical colleagues to capture the late musician's ongoing cultural significance
Punk : the illustrated history of a music revolution by Adrian Boot( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Punk is the definitive visual history of the explosion of a rock culture form, the impact of which reverberates all the more strongly now in the 1990s. Using photographs, original artwork, and text, Adrian Boot and Chris Salewicz, the team that created the highly successful Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom and Jimi Hendrix: The Ultimate Experience, have created a stunningly graphic book that provides a unique insight into this crucial phenomenon. Punk traces both British and American punk styles, their sociopolitical and musical roots, evolution, cross-fertilization, and their legacies. Other topics include the Sex Pistols, the Clash, Patti Smith, the connection between punk and grunge, and the success of second-generation punk bands such as Green Day and Offspring. Incorporating more than 200 photographs, many never previously published, and a unique design, Punk is essential reading for all rock music lovers."--Jacket
Oliver Stone by Chris Salewicz( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Stone er en av de mest karismatiske, uforutsigbare og talentfulle manusforfattere/regissører som har dukket opp de siste 20 årene. Blant filmene han er kjent for kan nevnes bl.a. "Født 4. Juli", "The Doors", "JFK", "Platoon", "Wall Street" og den omdiskuterte "Natural Born Killers". Chris Salewicz tilbrakte to måneder der han snakket med Oliver Stone og fikkinnblikk i og historier om hvordan han lager filmene sine. I tillegg inne- holder boka uforkortede anmeldelser av alle Stones filmer, hentet fra "Variety", som også omfatter detaljerte opplysninger om skuespillere, produksjonsstab, spilletid m.v. om hver film. Boka tar for seg film for film. Illustert med fotos i farger og svart-hvitt. Har litteraturliste
George Lucas : [the making of his movies] by Chris Salewicz( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and German and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the true stories of the making of George Lucas's films, which include Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Indiana Jones
Jimi Hendrix : the ultimate experience by Adrian Boot( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Dutch and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portret in tekst, foto's en grafiek van de Amerikaanse popmusicus (1942-1970)
Mick & Keith by Chris Salewicz( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first time Mick Jagger and Keith Richards - Dartford school mates, legendary songwriting duo and archetypal rock icons - have been profiled together. An inseparable double-act they have been together for over forty years: two men joined at the hip, and in being hip. The oldest married couple in rock and roll, their story is the quintessential rock story, made up of the far from mutually exclusive areas of sex, drugs and rock and roll. Chris Salewicz traces their journey from the early sixties jazz, blues and r'n'b scene in and around London, through the swinging mid-sixties and on to Hyde Park, Altamont and the Stones' French exile of the early seventies. Along the way, Mick's numerous and complicated relationships - or 'multiple infidelities' (Jerry Hall's divorce lawyer) - chiefly with Marianne Faithfull, Marsha Hunt and Bianca Jagger, are untangled; while Keith's descent from the almost innocent, scandalous nature of the Redlands trial of 1967, into a more desolate and befuddled heroin addiction in the seventies is assiduously chronicled. A highly respected writer on popular culture, Salewicz delves behind the recording sessions, and places the key Stones records - from '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' through to 'Start Me Up' - in context." "What emerges is a dual biography that provides a portrait of the Stones' extraordinary two protagonists; but also a thoroughly detailed, comprehensive and authoritative slice of rock and roll life in the sixties and seventies, the heyday of the band that changed popular music, and our lives, for ever."--Jacket
Redemption song : the definitive biography of Joe Strummer by Chris Salewicz( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Clash was--and still is--one of the most important groups of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Indebted to rockabilly, reggae, Memphis soul, cowboy justice, and '60s protest, the overtly political band railed against war, racism, and a dead-end economy, and in the process imparted a conscience to punk. Their eponymous first record and London Calling still rank in Rolling Stone's top-ten best albums of all time, and in 2003 they were officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Joe Strummer was the Clash's front man, a rock-and-roll hero seen by many as the personification of outlaw integrity and street cool. The political heart of the Clash, Strummer synthesized gritty toughness and poetic sensitivity in a manner that still resonates with listeners, and his untimely death in December 2002 shook the world, further solidifying his iconic status. Music journalist Chris Salewicz was a friend to Strummer for close to three decades and has covered the Clash's career and the entire punk movement from its inception. With exclusive access to Strummer's friends, relatives, and fellow musicians, Salewicz penetrates the soul of an icon. He uses his vantage point to write the definitive biography of Strummer, charting his enormous worldwide success, his bleak years in the wilderness after the Clash's bitter breakup, and his triumphant return to stardom at the end of his life. In the process, Salewicz argues for Strummer's place in a long line of protest singers that includes Woody Guthrie, John Lennon, and Bob Marley, and examines by turns Strummer's and punk's ongoing cultural influence
George Lucas by Chris Salewicz( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rolling Stones 50 x 20( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection celebrating the career of the Rolling Stones as seen through the lens of twenty world-class photographers. This visual essay brings together more than eighty exceptional black-and-white and color photographs that document the longevity, celebrity, and popularity of the band synonymous with rock
The story of Island Records : keep on running( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, produced in collaboration with the label, moves chronologically from Island's origins in founder Chris Blackwell's passionate mission to bring Jamican raggae to the mainstream, to the label's rise in popularity in the late 1960s and its acquisition of Traffic, Elvis Costello, U2, Roxy Music, and other era-defining acts, and finally to the new millennium and Island's continuing presence in the music industry. Included are photographs and album art from such acts as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Steve Windwood, Brian Eno, Grace Jones, Tom Waits, Eric B & Rakim, Tricky, Keane, Amy Winehouse, and many others
Dead gods : the 27 club by Chris Salewicz( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Johnson. Brian Jones. Jimi Hendrix. Janis Joplin. Jim Morrison. Kurt Cobain. Amy Winehouse. They were inspirational, controversial, talismanic and innovative. They lead lives full of myth, scandal, sex, drugs and some of the most glorious music that has ever heard. Though each of their lives were cut tragically short at the age of 27, they would all leave the world having changed it irrevocably. Chris Salewicz tells, in intimate detail, the stories behind these compelling figures. From Robert Johnson and his legendary deal with the devil, to Jimi Hendrix appearing like a psychedelic comet on the London scene, through to Amy Winehouse's blazing talent and her savage appetite for self-destruction
Third world cop( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Third world cop" is set in the edgy, mean streets of modern day Kingston, Jamaica. Capone, a stare crime fighter, is transferred back to his hometown, where he is reunited with his friend Ratty who is the right hand of the notorious local don. Torn between their obligations and their personal histories, each man offers the other the chance to make a change. Unwilling and ultimately unable to alter the course their lives have taken, the movie follows Capone and Ratty to a tragic and violent finale
The Clash by Bob Gruen( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the '70s, Gruen had become the designated lens to the decade's most celebrated acts. When he met the Clash, however, a synergy of mutual respect and musical passion was established, leading to six years of documenting the band's adventures
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Bob Marley : the untold story
Bob Marley : songs of freedomReggae explosion : the story of Jamaican musicRedemption song : the ballad of Joe StrummerPunk : the illustrated history of a music revolutionOliver StoneGeorge Lucas : [the making of his movies]Jimi Hendrix : the ultimate experienceRedemption song : the definitive biography of Joe Strummer
Alternative Names
Chris Salewicz British journalist

Chris Salewicz periodista británico

サルウィッチ, クリス

セイルヴィッチ, クリス

セールウィクズ, クリス

English (189)

German (4)

French (2)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (1)