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We'll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives: A Swingin' Show-biz Saga

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Publisher Comments:

“Very entertaining. . . . Tremendous fun. . . . It will delight readers] looking for persuasive evidence that making music for a living is every bit as cool as it seems.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A true show-business dignitary.” —Vanity Fair

“I love this book.  Paul tells great stories about the great people of music, stage, television, and film. . . . This book is like a leisurely dinner spent listening to stories from the hippest guy at the table.  We’ll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives is endlessly entertaining.” —David Letterman

 

“John had Paul, Mick had Keith, I have Richie.  And Dave?  Well, he has Paul too.  No, not Paul McCartney.  He has Paul Shaffer   The man has seen it all, not as some fly on the wall but at the center of the storm.  We’ll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives is a swinging read.  The anecdotes will make you wish you were here.” —Jon Bon Jovi

 

“What a guy.” —Julia Roberts

 

“An hysterical ride with the hippest musicians of the last thirty years and with the coolest tour guide imaginable.  If grammar and spelling aren’t your thing, this book’s for you.” —Martin Short

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

The leader of David Letterman's band shares the story of his career from his youth in a remote Canadian town and work for Saturday Night Live to his achievements at the Sullivan Theater and observations about such stars as John Belushi and Britney Spears.

Synopsis:

Paul Shaffer--born and bred music junkie and longtime leader of David Letterman's Late Show band--opens up in this candid, endearing, hilarious, and star-studdedmemoir. From playing seedy strip joints in Toronto, to being the first musical director of Saturday Night Live and helping to form the Blues Brothers, to being onstage every night with DavidLetterman and playing with the greatest musicians of our time, Shaffer has lived the ultimate showbiz life. Now--dishing on everyone from John Belushi and Jerry Lewis to Mel Gibson and BritneySpears--Paul gives us the full behind-the-scenes story of his life, from banging out pop tunes on the piano at the age of twelve to leading the band every night at the SullivanTheater.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

PAUL SHAFFER has been David Letterman's musical director for the past twenty-seven years. He also co-composed “It's Raining Men.”

DAVID RITZ has cowritten memoirs with, among others, Ray Charles and Don Rickles. He also co-wrote Sexual Healing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385532211
Subtitle:
A Swingin' Show-biz Saga
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Ritz, David
Author:
Paul SHaffer with David Ritz
Author:
Paul Shaffer
Author:
Shaffer, Paul
Author:
David Ritz
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Musicians
Subject:
Conductors (music)
Subject:
Musicians -- United States.
Subject:
Conductors (Music) -- United States.
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Television Personalities
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Audio Books-Biography
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Biography
Subject:
Film and Television-TV Programs
Subject:
Music-Popular Performers
Subject:
Film and Television-Actor Biographies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091006
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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Product details 336 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780385532211 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The leader of David Letterman's band shares the story of his career from his youth in a remote Canadian town and work for Saturday Night Live to his achievements at the Sullivan Theater and observations about such stars as John Belushi and Britney Spears.
"Synopsis" by , Paul Shaffer--born and bred music junkie and longtime leader of David Letterman's Late Show band--opens up in this candid, endearing, hilarious, and star-studdedmemoir. From playing seedy strip joints in Toronto, to being the first musical director of Saturday Night Live and helping to form the Blues Brothers, to being onstage every night with DavidLetterman and playing with the greatest musicians of our time, Shaffer has lived the ultimate showbiz life. Now--dishing on everyone from John Belushi and Jerry Lewis to Mel Gibson and BritneySpears--Paul gives us the full behind-the-scenes story of his life, from banging out pop tunes on the piano at the age of twelve to leading the band every night at the SullivanTheater.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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