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Rogan, Johnny

Overview
Works: 67 works in 179 publications in 2 languages and 2,120 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Rock music  Documentary films  Folk-rock music  Country music  Chronologies  History  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: ML420.M63, 782.42166092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Johnny Rogan
Van Morrison : no surrender by Johnny Rogan( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reclusive, difficult and enigmatic, Van Morrison is a gifted singer-songwriter and an endlessly complicated man. In Van Morrison: No Surrender, Johnny Rogan has produced a revelatory biography of the musician, analysing the sense of place in his work and the tortuous journey that took him from local fame in Belfast to international success as one of the most respected and acclaimed figures in contemporary popular music. Set against the cultural and political backdrop of Belfast, before, during and after the Troubles, No Surrender offers a unique and penetrating perspective on Morrison's long career and the times that made him." "Morrison grew up in Belfast at the time of an explosion in youth culture and the emergence of a beat scene second only to Liverpool, a vibrant period before the descent into sectarian conflict. He was an unlikely star and a publicist's nightmare: short, with plain looks, he gave fractious interviews, challenged his fellow musicians, producers and management, and stubbornly went his own way. For Morrison, whose personality seemed to typify the 'No Surrender' Unionist mentality, such conflicts paved the way for a new beginning. It was this uncompromising attitude that ultimately secured his reputation among the greats of his era." "Over the last five decades, his music has embraced rock, folk, blues, country and jazz and he remains a hugely influential figure. This definitive study, the product of years of research with scores of new interviews from every stage of his career, is a compelling account of a modern music myth."--Jacket
Morrissey & Marr : the severed alliance by Johnny Rogan( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the partnership and break-up of the lead singer and lead guitarist of the 1980s British band
Ray Davies : a complicated life by Johnny Rogan( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ray Davies, legendary frontman of The Kinks, is one of the all-time greatest rock 'n' roll musicians - and also one of its most troubled and enigmatic. In the summer of 1964, aged twenty, Ray Davies led The Kinks to fame with their number one hit 'You Really Got Me'. Within months, they were established among the pop elite, challenging The Beatles and The Rolling Stones in the charts, swamped by fans and fast becoming renowned for the rioting at their gigs. Over the next thirty years, Davies wrote a string of enduring classics - 'All Day and All of the Night', 'Sunny Afternoon', 'Waterloo Sunset', 'Lola' - and albums, such as The Village Green Preservation Society and Arthur, that secured his status as one of the handful of people to have redefined pop culture over the last fifty years. But Ray's journey from working-class Muswell Hill to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame was tumultuous in the extreme, featuring breakdowns, bitter lawsuits, spectacular punch-ups and a ban from entering the USA for almost four years. He has been knocked unconscious mid-performance, detained by police for impersonating himself and shot, almost fatally, in New Orleans. His relationship with his brother Dave, The Kinks' lead guitarist, is surely the most ferocious and abusive in music history. Based on countless interviews conducted over several decades, this richly detailed and revelatory biography presents the most frank and intimate portrait yet of Ray Davies. Interwoven with vivid social history and authoritative interpretation of his lyrics and music, it promises to be the definitive biography of this most fascinating and complicated life."--Jacket
The original singles 1965-1967 by Byrds (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program notes by John Rogan inserted in container
Starmakers & Svengalis : the history of British pop management by Johnny Rogan( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composing the Beatles songbook : Lennon and McCartney 1966-1970( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An independent documentary film which reviews the partnership, music and impact of Lennon and McCartney as composers during this hugely creative period. From the first bars of Eleanor Rigby to the closing Abbey Road song-cycle, this film shows how and why they barely put a step wrong while making the most joyous music the world have ever witnessed
Lennon : the albums by Johnny Rogan( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysing every album recorded by John Lennon during his solo years from the end of the 1960s through to his death in 1980, this book also considers the posthumous work that was released after his death
Neil Young : zero to sixty : a critical biography by Johnny Rogan( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Byrds : timeless flight revisited : the sequel by Johnny Rogan( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Van Morrison : a portrait of the artist by Johnny Rogan( Book )

5 editions published between 1948 and 1984 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballad of Easy Rider by Byrds (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timeless flight : the definitive biography of the Byrds by Johnny Rogan( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composing the Beatles songbook : Lennon and McCartney 1957-1965( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review the partnership, music and impact of Lennon and McCartney as composers. From the day they met in 1957 until the release of the Rubber Soul album at the end of 1965, the film dissects and contrasts and ultimately provides one of the finest films made about the band during this period
Morrissey : the albums by Johnny Rogan( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides song-by-song analysis of the recordings of both the Smiths and Morrissey's solo albums
Bob Dylan : under review, 1978-1989( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film reviews Dylan's life from late 1978 to the release of 1989's "Oh Mercy."
The Smiths : the visual documentary by Johnny Rogan( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kinks : the sound and the fury by Johnny Rogan( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young : the visual documentary by Johnny Rogan( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugely detailed and impressive compendium covering over 30 years of performing and recording
The Cranberries by Mick Carran( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neil Young : the definitive story of his musical career by Johnny Rogan( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Japanese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Van Morrison : no surrender
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Morrissey & Marr : the severed allianceLennon : the albumsNeil Young : zero to sixty : a critical biographyThe Byrds : timeless flight revisited : the sequelMorrissey : the albumsThe Cranberries
Alternative Names
Johnny Rogan British writer

Johnny Rogan écrivain britannique

Johnny Rogan escritor británico

Rogan, John

ローガン, ジョニー

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