Little Miss Dynamite : the life and times of Brenda Lee

by Lee, Brenda, 1944-

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML420.L2935 A3 2002
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML420.L2935 A3 2002
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Biography B L511
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Biography
Call Number  B L511
With Robert K. Dermann & Julie Clay In this candid autobiography, one of the female founders of rock and roll recounts her astonishingly dramatic life, filled with early poverty, a non-existent childhood, a controlling manager, young elopement, illness, and barely averted financial disaster. Brenda's life has touched some of the most legendary names in entertainment, but her great big voice, filled with courage, determination and passion, is all her own. As John Lennon said, she 'has the greatest rock and roll voice of them all.'
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Lee began in stereotypically classic-country-music circumstances: dirt-poor family, drunken dad, tar-paper shack--hard to get much more down-home than that. Her first chart success came in 1957 with "One Step at a Time," and she skyrocketed to number one in 1960 with "I'm Sorry," which made "Little Miss Dynamite" ("Dynamite" was an early single of hers) a worldwide phenomenon. The brief discography here describes her career in shorthand, as pop, country, and "Xmas" charting records give way over time to country and "A/C" (adult/contemporary) charters: "today's teen idol is tomorrow's A/C act," Lee observes. Still, in testimony to her broad, continuing appeal, "I'm Sorry" hit number one in France as late as 1978. Seems only right that she is in the Country Music Hall of Fame and has been nominated for its rock-and-roll analog. Although it is almost morbidly upbeat, what with its cheerful nods to almost everyone she mentions, Lee's autobiography is another welcome brick for the foundation of any thorough pop-music book collection. --Mike Tribby"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Lee, Brenda, -- 1944-
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Hyperion,2002
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Oermann, Robert K.
Clay, Julie, 1964-
Language English
Description viii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Discography: pages [287]-305.
ISBN 0786866446
0786885580 (pbk)
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