Since David Bowie's passing in 2016, there have been numerous tributes in the form of books, radio, TV and performances. He has created musical works since the mid-1960s and written some of classic rock's most memorable hits. He was a trendsetter, a rule breaker, and a true artist. David Bowie will always remain a great influence to many artists of all ages and his works will be forever timeless.
The purpose of this book is that it is as informative as it is entertaining. What follows is a collection of random facts and trivia, the artist in his own words, celebrity tributes, fan-favorite picks and more, which will give you a unique insight into one of the most revered and influential artists of all time.
As a longtime music journalist, I covered several his concerts and album reviews starting with Scary Monsters. I was fortunate to meet him briefly at a couple of music industry events. At one New York City function, I was even allowed to ask two questions for an Iggy Pop feature piece I was working on at the time and he graciously anwered the questions. Then a few years later I attended the Glass Spider press conference in New York City and a few more events followed including the Earthling, Heathen and Reality tours. I always enjoyed covering the latest on his life and career, for various entertainment print and online publication.
The energy, the melody, and the poetry of Elton John and Bernie Taupin—a songwriting team equal to John Lennon and Paul McCartney—demanded my attention from the moment, in 1971, that I first heard “Your Song” pouring from my stereo speakers. I’ve been paying attention ever since, and that’s why I find M.A. Cassata’s Elton John Scrapbook a delight. This revised and updated tribute—long awaited by many—contains a wealth of information and rarely seen photos that paint an intimate and unforgettable portrait of one of our most compelling performers. Cassata, a veteran rock journalist who has interviewed such icons as Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, McCartney, and Elton himself, has put together a book that his fans will treasure. —Robert Rosen, author of Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon
From the author of The Cher Scrapbook , this guide is intended to be a quick and fun read for Cher fans. There's tons of quickie facts, top 40 song lists and outrageous quotes and tweets. Plus a cool quiz, complete track listings from 1965 to present and even a list of Sonny Bono penned songs recorded by Cher, a discography, filmography and how to navigate the various and best internet sites on Cher and more! A true delight. Be interesting to see what M.A. Cassata covers on Cher in Volume 2.
The long awaited Elton John Scrapbook by Mary Anne Cassata is well worth the wait. Unlike many of the books about Elton John this, as the name implies is in the format of a scrapbook, in other words a montage of Elton John's life and career.
The Monkees resurgence began in 1985 when their innovative TV series once again became the rage, thanks to MTV. Author, Mary Anne Cassata was working for Tiger Beat magazine at the time and edited the "revised" issues of the original famed Monkees Spectaculars, which lead to penning Hey, Hey, We're The Monkees. This book is packed with tons of photos, many rare and never seen-before and though there are a couple mislabeled photos and factual errors, it is still a great read and very much a must-have for any serious Monkees fan.