Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone?- Volume 2 by Marti Smiley Childs and Jeff March
EditPros LLC (2012)
"Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? -- Volume 2" tells the true life stories of 21 singers and musicians who achieved fame in the 1960s as soloists or members of hit-making bands -- the Buckinghams, Bobby Goldsboro, the Moody Blues, Donnie Brooks, Sam & Dave, Ray Stevens, and the Grass Roots. Authors Marti Smiley Childs and Jeff March obtained information about all artists from conversations with the performers themselves, and with family members and close friends of some of the deceased performers. The musical artists and others took part in refining the content to ensure accuracy. The book preserves conversations with three performers who have died since Childs and March spoke with them. These musical performers collectively recorded a total of 118 singles that reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including 19 that made the top 10, four that hit No. 1, and eight that earned gold-record certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Their recordings encompassed 17 singles on the R&B chart, including eight that reached the top 10 and two that hit No. 1; and 58 singles on the country chart, including five that peaked in the top 10, and one that hit No. 1. "Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? -- Volume 2" contains 56 photos, 32 of which are rare or never previously published.
If you like music history like I do then you will find this an interesting read. It updates the lives of some of the biggest stars from the 60's and 70's. The only problem I had was I thought the epilogues at the end of each chapter rehashed information that was already mentioned. But that didn't bother me too much. Overall, an entertaining read. So it's getting-
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