Gold, Doubloonsand Pieces of Eight: The Autobiography of Harry Gold
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BeschreibungHarry Gold's vividly detailed reminiscences of his eight decades as a working musician conjure up lost worlds: London's poverty-stricken East End in the early 1920s, the glamorous high-society life of great dance bands in the inter-war years, dodging bombs in the Blitz and life on the road with his own jazz band in the post-war decades. His musical experiences stretch from seeing the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1919 to playing with his Pieces of Eight on tour in East Germany in the 1980s and gigs in Britain and abroad at the end of the 1990s. As he says: have sax, will travel.His story is populated by royalty, gangsters, fearsome landladies and Irish publicans, but above all by the dozens of jazzand dance band musicians whose talents, eccentricities and often anarchic humorhe celebrates. He tells also of struggles, in which he was involved, to unionise the popular music business and create decent working conditions for musicians.Harry's unique memoir is a panorama of the world of popular music in Britain through much of the twentieth century.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NORTHWAY PUBN
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1999
Seitenanzahl: 207 Seiten