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Thompson, Ben 1973-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 87 publications in 8 languages and 1,920 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Sources  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PN1998.3.G55, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ben Thompson
Gilliamesque : a pre-posthumous memoir : TG's bio(degradable) autography : a singular person's first first person singular palin-dromic biograph : my me, me, me memoir by Terry Gilliam( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra den enkle barndommen i isødet i Minnesota, til Hollywood, via motkultur i 1960- og 1970-tallets New York, LA og London, har Terry Gilliams liv vært like levende og uortodoks som filmene hans. Gilliam, medgrunnlegger av Monty Pythons Flying Circus, forteller sin historie for første gang. Boka inkluderer kunstverk, bilder og kommentarer som aldri før er publisert. Gilliams "pre-posthume" memoarer har også en rollebesetning av kjente birolleinnehavere - George Harrison, Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, og alle de andre Pythons - samt gjesteopptredener fra størrelser som Woody Allen, Frank Zappa, Gloria Steinem, Robert Crumb og Hunter S. Thompson. Denne boka er en titt inn i et kreativt sinn og et portrett av populærkultur i andre halvdel av det 20. århundret
Lonely Boy : tales from a Sex Pistol by Steve Jones( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sex Pistols transformed twentieth-century culture and kick-started a social revolution. On the 40th anniversary of punk, Jones takes readers on his journey from the Kings Road of the early '70s through the years of the Sex Pistols and punk rock. He delves into the details of his self-imposed exile in New York and Los Angeles, where he battled alcohol, heroin, and sex addiction but eventually emerged to gain fresh acclaim as an actor and radio host
Young Winstone by Ray Winstone( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisiting the bomb-sites and boozers of his childhood and adolescence, Ray Winstone takes the reader on an unforgettable tour of a cockney heartland which is at once irresistibly mythic and undeniably real. Told with its author's trademark blend of brutal directness and roguish wit, 'Young Winstone' offers a fascinating social history of East London, as well as a school of hard knocks coming-of-age story with a powerful emotional punch
Ban this filth! by Mary Whitehouse( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1964, Mary Whitehouse launched a campaign to fight what she called the 'propaganda of disbelief, doubt and dirt' being poured into homes through the nation's radio and television sets. Whitehouse, senior mistress at a Shropshire secondary school, became the unlikely figurehead of a mass movement: the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association. For almost forty years, she kept up the fight against the programme makers, politicians, pop stars and playwrights who she felt were dragging British culture into a sewer of blasphemy and obscenity. From Dr Who ('Teatime brutality for tots') to Dennis Potter (whose mother sued her for libel and won) to the Beatles - (whose Magical Mystery Tour escaped her intervention by the skin of its psychedelic teeth) - the list of Mary Whitehouse's targets will read to some like a nostalgic roll of honour. Caricatured while she lived as a figure of middle-brow reaction, Mary Whitehouse was held in contempt by the country's intellectual elite. But were some of the dangers she warned of more real than they imagined? Ben Thompson's selection of material from her extraordinary archive shows Mary Whitehouse's legacy in a startling new light. From her exquisitely testy exchanges with successive BBC Directors General, to the anguished screeds penned by her television and radio vigilantes, these letters reveal a complex and combative individual, whose anxieties about culture and morality are often eerily relevant to the age of the internet
Sunshine on putty : the golden age of British comedy, from Vic Reeves to The office by Ben Thompson( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive history of a golden age in British show-business, Sunshine On Putty is based on hundreds of interviews with the leading comedians of the era, as well as managers, agents, producers, directors, executives and TV personalities. In the 1990s, British comedy underwent a renaissance ' shows like The Fast Show, The Day Today, Shooting Stars, The League of Gentlemen, The Royle Family and The Office were hugely popular with critics and audiences alike. Just as politics, sport, art, literature and religion seemed to move towards light entertainment, the comedy on the nation's televisions not only offered a home to ideas and ideals of community which could no longer find one elsewhere, but also gave us a clearer picture of what was happening to our nation than any other form of artistic endeavour. From Ricky Gervais' self-destructive love affair with dairy products to Steve Coogan's suicidal overtaking technique; from the secrets of Vic Reeves' woodshed, to the stains on Caroline Aherne's sofa; from Victor Meldrew's prophetic dream to Spike Milligan's final resting place, Ben Thompson reveals the twisted beauty of British comedy's psyche
Ways of hearing : a user's guide to the pop psyche, from Elvis to Eminem by Ben Thompson( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of The Streets by Mike Skinner( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike Skinner - the creative force behind The Streets - has won worldwide acclaim for fusing home-grown hip-hop with the proud British tradition of observational songwriting. In this book Mike shares personal details of his upbringing in Birmingham, as well as discussing life in the showbiz fast lane
Seven years of plenty : a handbook of irrefutable pop greatness, 1991-1998 by Ben Thompson( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All things remembered by Goldie( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All things remembered is the story of the man born Clifford J. Price in Walsall in 1965, who started out as jungle's most streetwise ambassador and went on to collect an MBE from Buckingham Palace. But Goldie's uncensored, wise and hard-hitting memoir is far more than just the story of the house-training of drum 'n' bass. As one of Britain's most influential DJs, producers and record-label owners, Goldie's contributions to the UK rave scene in the 1990s with Metalheadz provided the frenetic blueprint for the UK's defining genres in the twent-first century, dubstep and grime"--Inside dust jacket
La guerra de las galaxias by E. P Thompson( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilliamesque Meine Prä-posthumen Memoiren by Terry Gilliam( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilliamismos son las memorias prepóstumas de un individuo extraordinario. Desde su nada opulenta infancia en los gélidos páramos de Minnesota a sus lamentables aventuras en el avispero de Hollywood, pasando por los tumultos más o menos vanguardistas de Nueva York, Londres o Los Ángeles durante los sesenta y los setenta, la vida de Terry Gilliam ha sido tan heterodoxa y apasionante como cualquiera de sus películas. Aquí la cuenta con su característica agudeza, sin cortarse un pelo y añadiendo una muestra de su talento creativo: sabrosas ilustraciones, montajes inesperados, fotografías inéditas y comentarios inesperados. Por las memorias de Gilliam circula un espectacular elenco de actores secundarios: los Monty Python (como es natural), George Harrison, Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Robert de Niro, Brad Pitt, Uma Thurman, Johnny Deep, Woody Allen, Frank Zappa, Richard Nixon ... Cada uno, por cierto, recibe su merecido. (Malpaso)
Lonely boy : tales from a Sex Pistol by Steve Jones( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ask anyone who knows about music and they'll tell you: without Steve Jones punk rock would not exist. This is not hyperbole. No Steve Jones, no punk rock. Period. The prototypical street urchin turned Sex Pistols guitarist was the sole inspiration and creator of the punk movement which began shaking the culture in late 1970s London and is just as strong today.A pervasive air of gloom and coal smoke hands over Jones's memoir, Lonely Boy, which is set mostly in working class London of the 60s and 70s. For the first time ever, he'll illustrate a moment in time when the actions of a loose association of people became the full-fledged punk scene we know so well today. Legendary artist and trendsetter Malcolm McLaren took in the young Jones after noticing him hanging around the Sex boutique McLaren owned with his then girlfriend, Vivienne Westwood, on Kings Road in Chelsea. By then, Jones was basically homeless, stealing anything and everything to support himself and scratch his itch for theft. he would frequently pop-in to McLaren's legendary shop. McLaren was so fascinated by Jones's rough background, wardrobe choices, attitude toward authority, and his general aura, that he created a cultural movement around it. And so, the Sex Pistols, and with them, punk rock, was born.Included in the audiobook will be never before told stories of sexual abuse Steve suffered at the hands of his step-father, stories of petty crime and acts of perversion he perpetrated as a young boy in London, the sadness from never knowing his real father (and then meeting him in a tale that bookends this narrative nicely), the early days as a Pistol, breaking into the music business, and how the hell a band with one album meant so much to so many people. Jones will also bring listeners up to speed on his more recent exploits such as hosting a legendary radio show on KROQ, Jonesy's Jukebox, beginning an acting career by playing Krull on Showtime's Californication, his recovery for both sexual and substance addictions, and his attempts to fall-in with the hair metal crowd of the Sunset Strip in the 1980s.No topic is off limits in this grimy, streetwise memoir
Ban this filth! : Mary Whitehouse and the battle to keep Britain innocent by Mary Whitehouse( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ban this filth! : letters from the Mary Whitehouse archive by Ben Thompson( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1964, Mary Whitehouse launched a campaign to fight what she called the 'propaganda of disbelief, doubt and dirt' being poured into homes through the nation's radio and television sets. Whitehouse, senior mistress at a Shropshire secondary school, became the unlikely figurehead of a mass movement: the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association. For almost forty years, she kept up the fight against the programme makers, politicians, pop stars and playwrights who she felt were dragging British culture into a sewer of blasphemy and obscenity. From Dr Who ('Teatime brutality for tots') to Dennis Potter (whose mother sued her for libel and won) to the Beatles - (whose Magical Mystery Tour escaped her intervention by the skin of its psychedelic teeth) - the list of Mary Whitehouse's targets will read to some like a nostalgic roll of honour. Caricatured while she lived as a figure of middle-brow reaction, Mary Whitehouse was held in contempt by the country's intellectual elite. But were some of the dangers she warned of more real than they imagined? Ben Thompson's selection of material from her extraordinary archive shows Mary Whitehouse's legacy in a startling new light. From her exquisitely testy exchanges with successive BBC Directors General, to the anguished screeds penned by her television and radio vigilantes, these letters reveal a complex and combative individual, whose anxieties about culture and morality are often eerily relevant to the age of the internet
Texas hellion by Ben Thompson( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in Danish and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gillamesque : wspomnienia o mnie, o mnie, o mnie by Terry Gilliam( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Polemos tōn astrōn by Rip Bulkeley( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in Greek, Modern and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Sunshine on putty : the golden age of British comedy, from Vic Reeves to The office
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Ways of hearing : a user's guide to the pop psyche, from Elvis to EminemSeven years of plenty : a handbook of irrefutable pop greatness, 1991-1998
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Ben W. Thompson

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