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Larry Harris/Jeff Suhs/Curt Gooch : The Inside Story of Casablanca Records - Larry Harris

Larry Harris/Jeff Suhs/Curt Gooch

The Inside Story of Casablanca Records

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Now it can be told The true, behind-the-scenes story of Casablanca Records, from an eyewitness to the excess and insanity. Casablanca was not a product of the 1970s, it was the 1970s. From 1974 to 1980, the landscape of American culture was a banquet of hedonism and self-indulgence, and no person or company in that era was more emblematic of the times than Casablanca Records and its magnetic founder, Neil Bogart. From his daring first signing of KISS, through the discovery and superstardom of Donna Summer, the Village People, and funk master George Clinton and his circus of freaks, Parliament Funkadelic, to the descent into the manic world of disco, this book charts Bogart's meteoric success and eventual collapse under the weight of uncontrolled ego and hype. It is a compelling tale of ambition, greed, excess, and some of the era's biggest music acts.

Prefacep. ix
Prologuep. 1
The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendshipp. 3
Woodstock (No, Really, I Was There)p. 7
A Converted Buddahistp. 11
Leaving the Nestp. 34
Our First Kiss and a Ride on the Mothershipp. 47
Kiss-Off, America!p. 63
Steppin' Out and Comin' Homep. 74
Here's Johnny!p. 86
The Germans Are Coming!p. 95
Alive to Love You, Babyp. 104
TheNewCasbahp. 119
Breakthroughp. 132
The Mothership Arrivesp. 146
The Skyrocket Takes Flightp. 156
The New Bubblegump. 174
La-La-Landp. 196
Writing the Billboard Chartsp. 206
Cracks in the Casbahp. 220
Last Dancep. 241
Now and for the Rest of Your Lifep. 249
Afterword: The Casablanca Legacyp. 261
Acknowledgmentsp. 265
Where Are They Now?p. 267
Casablanca Discographyp. 273
Casablanca Promotional Films and Music Videosp. 297
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780879309824
ISBN-10: 0879309822
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 1st September 2009
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68