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Author Davis-Chanin, Laura, author.

Title The girl in the back : a female drummer's life with Bowie, Blondie, and the '70s rock scene / Laura Davis-Chanin ; foreword by Georgia Hubley.

Publication Info. Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard LLC, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Davis-Chanin,L DAV    Available
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Description xv, 247 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Summary "Seventeen-year old Laura, quaking within her skin while the bursting punk rock revolution explodes around her, starts a band with her teenage friends called the Student Teachers. She's the drummer. In comes Jimmy Destri from Blondie. He thinks the Student Teachers are terrific! And then he falls in love with Laura. He pulls her into the glamorous life of Blondie and introduces her to David Bowie. Bowie takes an interest in Laura's band, attends their rehearsals, and sets them up to open for Iggy Pop at the Palladium on Halloween 1979. It's the beginning of amazing success in rock 'n' roll! Until, in 1980, Laura is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Does it all fall apart? Later, at a dinner with Bowie, he whispers something to Laura. And it helps her save her life. In prose that flows like music, Laura Davis-Chanin presents a rich work of narrative nonfiction that is not only deeply personal but also revealing of the punk rock heyday in New York City. Infused with rare photographs, this book is a journey through a unique, ephemeral life experience."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes discography.
Contents PART 1 -- 1. The Man Who Fell to Earth -- 2. Three Years Later -- 3. It Started in Berlin -- 4. Nuclei -- 5. The Mumps -- 6. Sentience -- 7. From the Eye-Catcher to the Caught -- 8. Exorcised -- 9. Dalton v. Trinity -- 10. Without a Chief -- 11. A Busy Man -- 12. Hypnotic -- 13. Phantasm -- 14. Surge -- 15. Never Gettin' Outta Here -- 16. Christmas Weather -- 17. Contravention -- 18. Cannoli -- PART 2 -- 19. Mars -- 20. Spikes -- 21. Intemperance -- 22. Roof Party -- 23. Titular -- 24. Machiavellian -- 25. Marilyn Always Knew -- 26. Stringent -- 27. 11:59 -- 28. Luke and Laura -- 29. The Elephant Man -- PART 3 -- 30. Three Years Earlier -- 31. Locus -- 32. Ear Inn -- 33. Divestiture.
Subject Davis-Chanin, Laura.
Women punk rock musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Women drummers (Musicians) -- United States -- Biography.
Punk rock musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Drummers (Musicians) -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781617136870 (paperback)
1617136875 (paperback)
Standard No. 888680668105
Music No. HL00218147 Hal Leonard
00218147 Hal Leonard

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