Ray Davies: Not Like All people Else is a vital biography of Ray Davies, with a deal with his music and his occasions. The guide research Davies’ work from the Kinks’ first singles by means of his 2006 solo album, from his rock musicals within the early 1970s to his one-man stage present within the 1990s, and from his movies to his autobiography. Based mostly on interviews along with his closest associates, in addition to research of the recordings themselves, this guide creates probably the most thorough image of Davies’ work thus far. Kitts situates Davies’ work within the context of the British Invasion and the expansion of rock within the '60s and '70s, and within the bigger context of English cultural historical past. For followers of rock music and the music of the Kinks, this guide is a will need to have. It's going to lastly place this legendary innovator within the pantheon of the nice rock artists of the previous half-century. Thomas M. Kitts, Professor of English and Chair of the Division of English/Speech at St. John’s College, NY, is the co-editor of Residing on a Skinny Line: Crossing Aesthetic Borders with The Kinks, the creator of The Theatrical Lifetime of George Henry Boker, articles on American literature and standard tradition, critiques of books, CDs, and performances, and a play Gypsies. He's the guide evaluate editor of Standard Music and Society and the editor of The Mid-Atlantic Almanack.http://books.google.com/books/previewlib.js
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