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e-Book The Who: An Illustrated Biography epub download

Author: Chris Charlesworth
ISBN: 0711900531
Publisher: Omnibus Pr & Schirmer Trade Books; First Edition edition (November 1, 1982)
Language: English
Category: Arts & Literature
Size ePUB: 1105 kb
Size Fb2: 1480 kb
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Rating: 4.6
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Subcategory: Biography

e-Book The Who: An Illustrated Biography epub download

by Chris Charlesworth

Pete, Roger, John, Keith and Kenney...Year by year history, hundreds of full colour photographs, anecdotes, record sleeves and discography
After Keith Moon's death in September 1978 a lot of books about The Who started to come forth and interest concerning the group was at an all-time high point. This slim paperback by Chris Charlesworth appeared in 1982 right before the release of the "It's Hard" record and farewell tours of the last end of that year.

The text of this slender volume is very good but the design and tons of photographs (found on every page of the book) are the real stars here as this book is really stuffed to the gills with fantastic photos of the band (many unseen outside of this volume) There is a strict timeline employed and from 1959 through til late 1981 and you are really able to watch Pete, John, Roger and Keith grow up from little kids to mature rock stars in just over twenty years time. All The Who's albums are present with information concerning release dates and full track listings and many rare promotional records and all the solo recordings are here as well and this is a rare in a Who book as the facts have been checked and it steams along at a steady but brisk pace all the way through. There's little room in this book for gossip and opinion as it covers a ton of information over it's 96 pages and presents a visual feast for the eyes while doing so.

It would be great to see this book available again and covering the years beyond the early months of 1982 in an updated edition but for now as it stands this is one the finest books about the band that you will ever see. This captures the energy and powerful fun that was The Who when they really were: "The World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band"
Four & 1/2 Stars!!!
Riding the spate of books about The Who — just after Keith Moon’s death and around the time of their 1982 farewell tour — Chris Charlesworth’s book incrementally adds to the lore of this legendary band. At the time, it was a welcome volume of information and insights, but nowadays it seems quite simplistic to me. Blame it on the internet. Visually it’s a stimulating jumble of words and images, but what annoyed me from the start is that every bit of text — from headlines down to captions — was typeset in a dense Helvetica Bold that tortures the eye. You can have an arresting book that captures The Who’s Mod style and still respect the reader’s sensibilities.