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Don't Stop Believin' How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Life

ISBN-10: 0306815834

ISBN-13: 9780306815836

Edition: 2008

Authors: Brian Raftery

List price: $16.00
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In this first extensive history, Brian Raftery explores the liberating and potentially life-transforming effect of karaoke. Taking us back to its roots in the early '70s, he introduces us to such figures as Daisouke Inoue, the Japanese musician who first had the idea of selling prerecorded backing cassettes, and Sal Ferraro, the globe-hopping L.A. businessman who opened the first U.S. karaoke bar in 1982. We also hit the competition circuit, encountering unique would-be stars, from a Michigan judge who loves early '80s pop to an Elvis-obsessed medical consultant from Alabama. Speaking with karaoke's many devotees and tracing its presence in clubs nationwide, Raftery takes us on a fascinating journey through both a vibrant subculture and one of the last forms of entertainment to have a truly mass appeal.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English