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1408713853
Book:Berkmann's pop miscellany: sex, drugs and cars in swimming pools; Marcus Berkmann:2021 Book Berkmann's pop miscellany: sex, drugs and cars in swimming pools; Marcus Berkmann
Berkmann's pop miscellany: sex, drugs and cars in swimming pools; Marcus Berkmann
Author: Berkmann, Marcus
Year: 2021
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: 780.42
Publisher: Little, Brown, 2021
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781408713853
Notes:
Marcus Berkmann was for many years the pop critic of the Spectator, waiting like most freelances to get fired. He's also the author of the bestselling Berkmann's Cricket Miscellany, concentrating on the ridiculous true stories and the weird characters of that most eccentric of sports. Here he combines the two, in a wildly entertaining ride through the galloping absurdities of pop, from Elvis Presley's real hair colour, through Janet Jackson's more intimate piercings, to Courtney Love's hatred of cheese. Why does Bono always wear sunglasses? Did Ozzy Osbourne really urinate on the Alamo? What actually happened at Keith Moon's 21st birthday party at the Holiday Inn in Flint, Michigan? There's sex, there's drugs, there's violence, there's even a little rock 'n' roll from time to time.
Extent: 320 pages, 23 cm, hbk
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