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Billie Holiday A Musical Biography

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ISBN-10: 0670014729

ISBN-13: 9780670014729

Edition: 2015

Authors: John Szwed

List price: $28.95
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Published in celebration of Holiday’s centenary, the first biography to focus on the singer’s extraordinary musical talentWhen Billie Holiday stepped into Columbia’s studios in November 1933, it marked the beginning of what is arguably the most remarkable and influential career in ?twentieth-century popular music. Her voice weathered countless shifts in public taste, and new reincarnations of her continue to arrive, most recently in the form of singers like Amy Winehouse and Adele.Most of the writing on Holiday has focused on the tragic details of her life—her prostitution at the age of fourteen, her heroin addiction and alcoholism, her series of abusive relationships—or tried to correct…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/31/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English