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The Resource Unrequited infatuations : odyssey of a rock and roll consigliere : (a cautionary tale), Stevie Van Zandt ; edited by Ben Greenman

Unrequited infatuations : odyssey of a rock and roll consigliere : (a cautionary tale), Stevie Van Zandt ; edited by Ben Greenman

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Unrequited infatuations : odyssey of a rock and roll consigliere : (a cautionary tale)
Title
Unrequited infatuations
Title remainder
odyssey of a rock and roll consigliere : (a cautionary tale)
Statement of responsibility
Stevie Van Zandt ; edited by Ben Greenman
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Language
eng
Summary
Uncover never-before-told stories in this epic tale of self-discovery by a Rock n Roll disciple and member of the E Street Band. What story begins in a bedroom in suburban New Jersey in the early '60s, unfolds on some of the country's largest stages, and then ranges across the globe, demonstrating over and over again how Rock and Roll has the power to change the world for the better? This story. The first true heartbeat of Unrequited Infatuations is the moment when Stevie Van Zandt trades in his devotion to the Baptist religion for an obsession with Rock and Roll. Groups like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones created new ideas of community, creative risk, and principled rebellion. They changed him forever. While still a teenager, he met Bruce Springsteen, a like-minded outcast/true believer who became one of his most important friends and bandmates. As Miami Steve, Van Zandt anchored the E Street Band as they conquered the Rock and Roll world. And then, in the early '80s, Van Zandt stepped away from E Street to embark on his own odyssey. He refashioned himself as Little Steven, a political songwriter and performer, fell in love with Maureen Santoro who greatly expanded his artistic palette, and visited the world's hot spots as an artist/journalist to not just better understand them, but to help change them. Most famously, he masterminded the recording of "Sun City," an anti-apartheid anthem that sped the demise of South Africa's institutionalized racism and helped get Nelson Mandela out of prison. By the '90s, Van Zandt had lived at least two lives--one as a mainstream rocker, one as a hardcore activist. It was time for a third. David Chase invited Van Zandt to be a part of his new television show, the Sopranos--as Silvio Dante, he was the unconditionally loyal consiglieri who sat at the right hand of Tony Soprano (a relationship that oddly mirrored his real-life relationship with Bruce Springsteen). Underlying all of Van Zandt's various incarnations was a devotion to preserving the centrality of the arts, especially the endangered species of Rock. In the twenty-first century, Van Zandt founded a groundbreaking radio show (Little Steven's Underground Garage), created the first two 24/7 branded music channels on SiriusXM (Underground Garage and Outlaw Country), started a fiercely independent record label (Wicked Cool), and developed a curriculum to teach students of all ages through the medium of music history. He also rejoined the E Street Band for what has now been a twenty-year victory lap. ​Unrequited Infatuations chronicles the twists and turns of Stevie Van Zandt's always surprising life. It is more than just the testimony of a globe-trotting nomad, more than the story of a groundbreaking activist, more than the odyssey of a spiritual seeker, and more than a master class in rock and roll (not to mention a dozen other crafts). It's the best book of its kind because it's the only book of its kind
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
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Van Zandt, Steve
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Greenman, Ben
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  • Van Zandt, Steve
  • E Street Band
  • Springsteen, Bruce
  • Springsteen, Bruce
  • Van Zandt, Steve
  • E Street Band
  • Rock musicians
  • Musiciens rock
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • MUSIC
  • Rock musicians
  • United States
  • Rock musicians
Label
Unrequited infatuations : odyssey of a rock and roll consigliere : (a cautionary tale), Stevie Van Zandt ; edited by Ben Greenman
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Epiphany (1950s-1960s) -- The source (1965-1967) -- Upstage (1968-1970) -- Southside Johnny and the kid (1971) -- The business (1972) -- Vegas! (1973) -- Asbury park, doubling down! (1974-1975) -- The boss of all bosses (1974-1975) -- I don't want to go home (1975) -- LA a-go-go (1975-1976) -- This time it's for real (1977) -- The punk meets the Godfather (1978) -- Baptism (1979-1980) -- Checkpoint Charlie (1980) -- Hemingway appropriately (1980-1982) -- Voice of America (1982-1983) -- The killing floor (1983-1984) -- The breathless projectionist (1984) -- Revolution (1985) -- Ain't gonna play sun city! (1986) -- Freedom, no compromise (1987-1989) -- The hero with a thousand faces (1990) -- Seven years in the desert (1991-1997) -- A night at the opera (1998) -- Cross road blues (1999-2001) -- Gangster days / garage nights (2002-2004) -- A wicked cool Super Bowl (2005-2009) -- Lilyhammer (2010-2013) -- Once upon a dream (2013-2014) -- The golden nymphs (2014-2015) -- Ambassador to the court of Ronald McDonald (2016-2017) -- Soulfire (2017-2018) -- Summer of sorcery (2019-2020)
Control code
1243261615
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 403 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306925429
Lccn
2021940666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 655
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1243261615
Label
Unrequited infatuations : odyssey of a rock and roll consigliere : (a cautionary tale), Stevie Van Zandt ; edited by Ben Greenman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Epiphany (1950s-1960s) -- The source (1965-1967) -- Upstage (1968-1970) -- Southside Johnny and the kid (1971) -- The business (1972) -- Vegas! (1973) -- Asbury park, doubling down! (1974-1975) -- The boss of all bosses (1974-1975) -- I don't want to go home (1975) -- LA a-go-go (1975-1976) -- This time it's for real (1977) -- The punk meets the Godfather (1978) -- Baptism (1979-1980) -- Checkpoint Charlie (1980) -- Hemingway appropriately (1980-1982) -- Voice of America (1982-1983) -- The killing floor (1983-1984) -- The breathless projectionist (1984) -- Revolution (1985) -- Ain't gonna play sun city! (1986) -- Freedom, no compromise (1987-1989) -- The hero with a thousand faces (1990) -- Seven years in the desert (1991-1997) -- A night at the opera (1998) -- Cross road blues (1999-2001) -- Gangster days / garage nights (2002-2004) -- A wicked cool Super Bowl (2005-2009) -- Lilyhammer (2010-2013) -- Once upon a dream (2013-2014) -- The golden nymphs (2014-2015) -- Ambassador to the court of Ronald McDonald (2016-2017) -- Soulfire (2017-2018) -- Summer of sorcery (2019-2020)
Control code
1243261615
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 403 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306925429
Lccn
2021940666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 655
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1243261615

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