Thursday, October 10, 2013

Robbie Robertson spearheads new book on 'Legends, Icons & Rebels'

Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World by Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson and Jared Levine is now available in hardcover and as an e-book.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Robbie Robertson will discuss the book, which is his first, on "CBS Saturday Morning" on October 12 and on an upcoming episode of PBS' "Tavis Smiley" (air date to be announced).

Robertson will be joined by his co-authors - his son Sebastian Robertson and music industry veterans Jim Guerinot and Jared Levine - at a special event at the Barnes & Noble located at The Grove at Farmers Market in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m. 

Published by Tundra Books in the U.S. and Canada, Legends, Icons & Rebels explores the achievements and struggles of twenty-seven of the greatest musicians that ever lived. Pportraits and Robertson's personal anecdotes about these artists and the influence they had on his own musical journey accompany the artist profiles. Two CDs of songs by the featured artists are also included. 

"The book rose out of our lifelong love for music and a desire to share this deep connection with our children and grandchildren. By presenting some of the greatest musical artists of all time, we hope to lay a foundation for families to experience the pure joy that can only come from one source ... Music," the authors said of the book's genesis.

At 128 pages, Legends, Icons & Rebels is a gift book for music lovers, for parents and grandparents who want to introduce young people to some of the most remarkable musicians and musical eras in history, and for fans of Robbie Robertson's music.

Musicians and songs included on the CDs are as follows:

"Johnny B. Goode" - Chuck Berry, illustrated by Dale Stephanos
"Get Rhythm" - Johnny Cash, illustrated by Roberto Parada
"I Say A Little Prayer"- Aretha Franklin, illustrated by Kevin Newton
"Here Comes the Sun" - The Beatles, illustrated by Denise Esposito
"What a Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong, illustrated by John Mattos
"Three Little Birds" - Bob Marley, illustrated by Yuriy Shevchuk
"Peggy Sue" - Buddy Holly, illustrated by Roberto Parada
"The Circle Game" - Joni Mitchell, illustrated by Olaf Hajek
"Hit the Road Jack" - Ray Charles & The Raelettes, illustrated by Yuriy Shevchuk
"Hound Dog" - Elvis Presley, illustrated by Dan Brown
"People Get Ready" - Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, illustrated by Andrea Ventura
"Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" - Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra, illustrated by Roberto Parada
"Lucille" - Little Richard, illustrated by Luis Alves
"Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" - Hank Williams, illustrated by Marc Burckhardt
"I Heard it Through the Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye, illustrated by Dale Stephanos
"Fly Me to the Moon"- Frank Sinatra, illustrated by C.F. Payne
"So Far Away" - Carole King, illustrated by Denise Esposito
"Wonderful World" - Sam Cooke, illustrated by Roberto Parada
"In My Room"- The Beach Boys, illustrated by Chris Kasch
"Caldonia" - Louis Jordan, illustrated by Brian Hoang
"A-Tisket, A-Tasket" - Ella Fitzgerald, illustrated by Gary Kelley
"I Got You (I Feel Good)" - James Brown, illustrated by Luis Alves
"Crazy" - Patsy Cline, illustrated by Roberto Parada
"That's How Strong My Love Is" - Otis Redding, illustrated by Dale Stephanos
"It's Only a Paper Moon" - Nat King Cole, illustrated by Merryl Jaye
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" - Stevie Wonder, illustrated by Brian Hoang
"Forever Young" - Bob Dylan, illustrated by Dan Brown

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