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Book Title: A Cure For Gravity: A Musical Pilgrimage|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 666 KB
v The author of the book: Joe Jackson
Edition: Da Capo Press
Date of issue: November 2nd 2000
ISBN 13: 9780306810015
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Read full description of the books A Cure For Gravity: A Musical Pilgrimage:Since the release of his first best-selling album Look Sharp in 1979, Joe Jackson has forged a singular career in music through his originality as a composer and his notoriously independent stance toward music-business fashion. He has also been a famously private person, whose lack of interest in his own celebrity has been interpreted by some as aloofness. That reputation is shattered by A Cure for Gravity, Jackson's enormously funny and revealing memoir of growing up musical, from a culturally impoverished childhood in a rough English port town to the Royal Academy of Music, through London's Punk and New Wave scenes, up to the brink of pop stardom. Jackson describes his life as a teenage Beethoven fanatic; his early piano gigs for audiences of glass-throwing skinheads; and his days on the road with long-forgotten club bands. Far from a standard-issue celebrity autobiography, A Cure for Gravity is a smart, passionate book about music, the creative process, and coming of age as an artist.
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Joe Jackson (born as David Ian Jackson) is a British musician. Jackson is probably best known for the hit singles Is She Really Going Out With Him? and Steppin' Out. Jackson grew up in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.
In 1978 a producer heard his tape, and got him signed to A&M Records. The album Look Sharp! was recorded straight away, and was released in 1979, quickly followed by I'm the Man and Beat Crazy in 1980.
He is also an author, having written A Cure for Gravity published in 1999, which Jackson has described as a "book about music, thinly disguised as a memoir". It traces his early musical life from childhood until his 24th birthday. Life as a pop star, he suggested, was hardly worth writing about.
Currently he lives in Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany.
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