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Anatomy of a Song: The Inside Stories Behind 45 Iconic Hits
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Anatomy of a Song: The Inside Stories Behind 45 Iconic Hits (Paperback)

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Songs that sell the most copies become hits, but some of those hits transcend commercial value, touching a generation of listeners and altering the direction of music. In Anatomy of a Song, writer and music historian Marc Myers tells the stories behind fifty rock, pop, R&B, country and reggae hits through intimate interviews with the artists who wrote and recorded them.



Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, the Clash, Smokey Robinson, Grace Slick, Roger Waters, Joni Mitchell, Steven Tyler, Rod Stewart, Elvis Costello and many other leading artists reveal the inspirations, struggles and techniques behind their influential works.

BiographyMemoirsBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesMedia, information & communication industriesMusic industryMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresIndividual composers & musicians, specific bands & groupsMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresRock & Pop music Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press Publication Date: 05/10/2017 ISBN-13: 9781611855258  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Marc Myers is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, where he writes about jazz, rock and soul, as well as the arts. He is author of the critically acclaimed book Why Jazz Happened.

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