Baby Boomers Write About the Soundtrack of Their Lives, Poems and Essays
In What But the Music, dozens of highly accomplished and widely honored writers and poets—largely Baby Boomers, but also some who came into the world a little bit before or a little bit after the years that demarcate that generation—consider the songs and artists who helped create the soundtrack of their lives.The evocative poems and personal essays in this collection recall many of the expected musicians who shaped the sounds of the 1950s through the 1970s, with (as might be expected) a heavy dose of Sixties music throughout. Of course, the Beatles and Rolling Stones are included, and so are everyone from Lesley Gore to Lou Reed, the Dave Clark 5 to the Fugs, Aretha Franklin to Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Ian, B.B. King, and Frank Sinatra. Les Paul and Mary Ford are to be found in here. So are Buddy Holly and Dolly Parton and Miles Davis. Ben E. King and Helen Reddy. Edith Piaf and Bruce Springsteen.And so many more icons of the age.But readers are likely to be surprised from time to time, when they happen across tributes to such people as Claudio Abbado, John Williams, Al Hibbler, or Nolan Strong and the Diablos—surprised, that is, until they settle into the memories and realize that those musicians too are a part of the soundtrack of our lives. In assembling the anthology, we never knew who or what might come our way next. And that was one of the delights we experienced working with such a talented group of writers. We hope it will also be a delight for each reader, and we are pretty sure it will.So dust off the turntable and crank up the sounds. Enjoy.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KZFN54R/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1…
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