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George-Warren, Holly

Works: 86 works in 312 publications in 2 languages and 18,172 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  History  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Oral histories  Rock music  Country music  Discographies 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor, Other, Redactor, Author of introduction, Composer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Holly George-Warren
Public cowboy no. 1 : the life and times of Gene Autry by Holly George-Warren( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only performer to earn five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame--for film, recordings, television, radio, and live performance--Gene Autry was the singing cowboy king. Journalist George-Warren offers the first serious biography, tracing Autry's climb from farm boy to multimillionaire. Autry's loving mother died on the brink of her son's success, while his ne'er-do-well father married five times and wandered the West. Autry battled his own demons but emerges here as one of America's most charitable benefactors, known for his boundless generosity, and a patriot who enlisted during World War II. The book provides colorful details of Autry's lengthy radio and recording career; his movie career, where he breathed new life into the Western genre; and his role in early television, the first movie star to develop his own TV shows. Along the way, he invested shrewdly, becoming the only entertainer listed among 1990's Fortune 400.--From publisher description
American roots music( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text chronicle the history of American roots music, encompassing blues, country and western, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Tejano, Native American, and other American genres of folk music
The Rolling stone encyclopedia of rock & roll by Holly George-Warren( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles discographies, personnel changes, biographical information, and reviews of rock, hip-hop, electronica, and pop musicians including Radiohead, Britney Spears, Sleater-Kinney, Outkast, and King Crimson
The road to Woodstock by Michael Lang( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the ground with the talent, the townspeople, and his handpicked crew, Woodstock organizer Lang had a unique and panoramic perspective of the festival which became legendary. Enhanced by interviews with others who were central to the making of the festival, this book tells the story from inspiration to celebration, capturing all the magic, mayhem, and mud in between.--From publisher description
The new Rolling stone encyclopedia of rock & roll by Patricia Romanowski Bashe( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biographical and discographical information on the more that 1,800 artists included in this edition ... reveal the performers' musical influences, first breaks, and critical and commercial hits and misses, as well as evaluations of their place in rock history."
The Appalachians : America's first and last frontier( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the people, history, and culture of the Appalachian region of the United States, in a portrait that includes essays, reminiscences, poetry, and oral histories
The Rolling stone illustrated history of rock & roll : the definitive history of the most important artists and their music by Anthony DeCurtis( Book )

13 editions published between 1192 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultimate illustrated history of rock & roll-comprehensive, authoritative, and fully updated with coverage of the most important new sounds and artists of the 1980s and '90s
The Rolling Stone book of the Beats : the Beat Generation and American culture( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendium of words and images by and about writers and artists of America's Beat Generation, including William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Hunter S. Thompson, and Jack Kerouac
The cowgirl way : hats off to America's women of the West by Holly George-Warren( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the migration of people from the eastern part of America to the western frontier in the 1840s and the related origins of the cowgirl in the form of sharpshooters, outlaws, legislators, wranglers, and performers who helped settle the American West
Shake, rattle & roll : the founders of rock & roll by Holly George-Warren( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock around the clock with this fun and fact-filled introduction to the pioneers of rock and roll music
How the West was worn by Holly George-Warren( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In How the West Was Worn, Holly George-Warren and Michelle Freedman offer a sartorial history of the American West. From the pre-20th-century origins of western style to Hollywood westerns, rodeo stars, cowboy crooners, ranchers and businessmen, good old boys from the Tetons to Dallas are presented in all their tooled, embroidered, sequined, fringed, 10-galloned, gun-toting finery."
Honky-tonk heroes & hillbilly angels : the pioneers of country & western music by Holly George-Warren( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles important and influential performers of country and western music, including the Carter Family, Roy Acuff, Gene Autry, Bill Monroe, Patsy Cline, and Loretta Lynn
A man called destruction : the life and music of Alex Chilton, from Box Tops to Big Star to backdoor man by Holly George-Warren( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Chilton's story is rags to riches in reverse, beginning with teenage rock stardom and heading downward. Following stints leading 60s sensation the Box Tops ("The Letter") and pioneering 70s popsters Big Star, Chilton became a dishwasher. Yet he rose again in the 80s as a solo artist, producer, and trendsetter, coinventing the indie-rock genre. By the 90s, acolytes from R.E.M. to Jeff Buckley embodied Chilton's legacy, ushering him back to the spotlight before his untimely death in 2010. In this career-spanning and revelatory biography, longtime Chilton acquaintance Holly George-Warren has interviewed more than 100 bandmates, friends, and family members to flesh out a man who presided over--and influenced--four decades of American musical history, rendered here with new perspective through the adventures of a true iconoclast.--From publisher description
How Hollywood Invented the Wild West : Featuring The Real West, Campfire Melodies, Matinee Idols, Four Legged Friends, Cowgirls & Lone Guns by Holly George-Warren( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of the American West combines period photographs and historical accounts in a study that assesses the discrepancies between Hollywood's portrayal of the West and the real-life world of frontier pioneers
The working woman's guide to managing stress by Robin Powell( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to managing stress, designed specifically for working women with hectic schedules
Farm Aid : a song for America( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebration of Farm Aid's 20th anniversary-a beautifully designed treasure documenting the struggles and contributions of family farmers in America and the more than 200 American artists who have played on the Farm Aid stage. When Willie Nelson organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985, he hoped it would be a one-time event that would ensure the continued survival of the national treasure upon which our country was founded: the independent family farmer. But two decades later, the nation is still losing an average of 330 family farms per week. And the annual Farm Aid concert, which has helped to raise more than $26 million to keep family farmers on their land, is now the longest running benefit concert in history. To commemorate this landmark and to call renewed attention to the importance of where, how, and by whom our food is produced, Farm Aid has put together this volume. Essays, interviews, poems, song lyrics, and fictional excerpts mix with more than 200 color and black-and-white photographs, including shots of farmland and farmers, as well as never-before-seen pictures of Farm Aid performers, from the late Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison to Bob Dylan and Bonnie Raitt. Among the many contributors are writers Eric Schlosser and Howard Zinn; performers Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris; photographers Paul Natkin and Ebet Roberts; and Farm Aid board members Neil Young, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, and Willie Nelson. [from publisher description]
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : the first 25 years : the definitive chronicle of rock & roll as told by its legends by Holly George-Warren( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives a complete overview of all Rock Hall inductees and awards ceremonies by year, with photos, first-person anecdotes, and encapsulated biographies
Rolling stone : the seventies by Holly George-Warren( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rolling Stone - the magazine that defined the Seventies has reassessed the important events, people and ideas of that decade with intriguing eyewitness reports and analysis in seventy insightful essays, one hundred evocative photos and a comprehensive ten-year timeline. Beyond smiley faces, streaking and blue eye shadow, Rolling Stone: The Seventies is an in-depth exploration of a fascinating and influential era."--Jacket
The Rolling stone album guide : completely new reviews : every essential album, every essential artist by Anthony DeCurtis( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's not only rock 'n' roll : iconic musicians reveal the source of their creativity by Jenny Boyd( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this exciting, original, and inspiring book, 75 of the world's most iconic musicians reveal, many for the first time, their thoughts on creating music. Psychologist Jenny Boyd has probed the minds and souls of these artists and has delved into the drive to create, the importance of nurturing creativity, the role of unconscious influences, and the effects of chemicals and drugs on the creative process. Music legends who contributed exclusive interviews include Rosanne Cash, Eric Clapton, David Crosby, Mick Fleetwood, George Harrison, John Lee Hooker, Branford Marsalis, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr, Ice-T, and Warren Zevon. With candid photographs and in-depth analysis of what makes great musicians tick, this will be of interest to any musician or music fan." --Publisher's description
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American roots music
American roots musicThe Rolling stone encyclopedia of rock & rollThe road to WoodstockThe new Rolling stone encyclopedia of rock & rollThe Appalachians : America's first and last frontierThe Rolling stone illustrated history of rock & roll : the definitive history of the most important artists and their musicThe Rolling Stone book of the Beats : the Beat Generation and American cultureThe cowgirl way : hats off to America's women of the West
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George-Warren, Holly

Holly George-Warren American writer and editor

Holly George-Warren Amerikaans schrijfster

Warren, Holly George-.

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