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I saw the light : the story of Hank Williams / Colin Escott with George Merritt and William MacEwen.

Escott, Colin author. (Author). Merritt, George, author. (Added Author). MacEwen, William, author. (Added Author).
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Rochester Library 921 WIL (Text) 33187004063992 Nonfiction - R Available -

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  • ISBN: 0316315052 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780316315050 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: ix, 374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Back Bay paperback media tie-in edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2015.

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General Note: Revised edition originally published in trade paperback by Back Bay Books under the title Hank Williams: the biography, April 2004.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-359), songography (pages 307-325), discography (p. 327-348) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The drifting cowboy's dream -- "Roy Acuff, then God!" -- Sweet Audrey from Pike -- Songs for home folks -- The year of the lion -- The Hayride -- A feeling called the blues -- "Tonight, live from Nashville, Tennessee..." -- "Hurried southern trips..." -- A good year for the roses -- Folk and western music to sell -- The Haddy-Cole bounce -- "A good time all the time" -- Billie Jean -- "I'm so tired of it all" -- Midnight -- Wuthering depths.
Summary, etc.: "In his brief life, Hank Williams created one of the defining bodies of American music. Songs such as 'Your cheatin' heart,' 'Hey, good lookin',' and 'Jambalaya' sold millions of records and became the model for virtually all the country music that followed. But by the time of his death at age twenty-nine, Williams had drunk and drugged and philandered his way through two messy marriages and out of his headline spot on the Grand Ole Opry. Even though he was country music's top seller, toward the end he was so famously unreliable that he was lucky to get a booking in a beer hall. Colin Escott's enthralling, definitive biography--now the basis of the major motion picture I Saw the Light--vividly details the singer's stunning rise and his spectacular decline, revealing much that was previously unknown or hidden about the life of this country music legend"--Page 4 of cover.
Subject: Williams, Hank, 1923-1953
Country musicians > United States > Biography.

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