The Greatest Music Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from Music History to Astonish, Bewilder, and…

Hardcover | June 7, 2011

byRick Beyer

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"Fullof tasty morsels.A delightful book to arm one for thenext dull cocktail party.” —Chicago Tribune

RickBeyer, author of the highly successful History Channel series The GreatestStories Never Told returns with new historic tales from the world ofmusic—ennobling, entrancing and inevitably surprising stories of soaringgenius, tantalizing scandal, nefarious intrigue, and, above all, unbridledpassion for music. Perfect for fans of The Mental Floss History of theUnited States or Bill Bryson’s Made in America, Beyer’s GreatestMusic Stories Never Told is “history like you've never read itbefore." (The Tennessean)

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"Fullof tasty morsels.A delightful book to arm one for thenext dull cocktail party.” —Chicago TribuneRickBeyer, author of the highly successful History Channel series The GreatestStories Never Told returns with new historic tales from the world ofmusic—ennobling, entrancing and inevitably surprising stories of soaringgenius, tantalizin...

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Did you know about: The ballet that sparked a riot? The rock star who became an astrophysicist? The song that saved Wheaties? The man killed by his own conducting? The controversy behind "Mary Had a Little Lamb"?Prepare to be astonished, bewildered, and stupefied by the tantalizing tidbits of music history collected here: ama...

Rick Beyer is the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told book series, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been seen on The History Channel, A&E, and National Geographic Channel. He is also an accomplished speaker who inspires and entertains audiences around the country. He lives with his wife in Lexingt...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 7 × 7 × 0.78 inPublished:June 7, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061626988

ISBN - 13:9780061626982

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