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is himself a musical legend. He has won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. He was the primary songwriter for the critically acclaimed group The Band, penning Americana classics like "The Weight" and "Up on Cripple Creek" and toured with Bob Dylan. After The Band bid farewell to performing in The Last Waltz concert, filmed by Martin Scorsese, Robertson followed his long-time fascination with film. He was a Creative Executive at DreamWorks and has scored and/or been an executive music producer on a number of Martin Scorsese's films. He has also acted in and written and produced other major motion pictures.
Jim Guerinot owns and runs Rebel Waltz Management. He manages a client roster that includes No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, The Offspring, Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor, and Robbie Robertson. In addition to band management, Guerinot was the General Manager and the Sr. Vice-President of Marketing at A&M Records, supervising the Marketing, Promotion, Sales, Publicity, and Creative Services departments. His influence figured in the development and success of such A&M acts as Soundgarden, Sheryl Crow, and Blues Traveler. Guerinot is also the owner of indie label Time Bomb Records.
Jared Levine played in bands throughout college. After, he moved to Los Angeles where he was hired by Geffen Records to coordinate the Robbie Robertson record Storyville. Since then Jared has worked in the music business as an artist manager and A&R man. He has managed such artists as Robbie Robertson and Fishbone, and has signed artists including Cracker, Soul Asylum, and Gin Blossoms.
Music has always been central to Sebastian Robertson's life. He has played in several bands and appeared on the album Music For The Native Americans. He has composed over 3,000 pieces of music in television and film. He also served as the musical director on the acclaimed documentary series Playing For Change. Sebastian is currently writing a number of children's books and is developing a cable television series. The author lives in California, USA.
"Written by the Band's Robbie Robertson, his son, and two music industry executives, this weighty tribute provides two-page biographies of 27 artists from Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan, placing each one in the context of music history. The crucial contributions of African-American musicians, both to the development of rock and roll and to the Civil Rights movement, are celebrated. 'At one concert, was told he would have to perform twice: once for a white audience and another show for an all African-American audience. Sam refused.' Unexpected connections in the family tree of music are traced, too. Jimi Hendrix started out touring with Little Richard; Merle Haggard was a convict in the audience when Johnny Cash performed in San Quentin. The first of each musician's two spreads features a striking, album art style painting that evokes each star's style and genre of music (15 illustrators contribute), while the second contains the biography. Two CDs include a single hit from each musician, an impressive collection. An ideal gift for children whose parents have just discovered that they don't know who Otis Redding is. Ages 9 12." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
andquot;A gallery of historical troublemakers starting with Hannibal and ending with Martin Luther King, Jr. ...Snarky picture captions (and#39;Emma Goldman is not interested in your nonsenseand#39;) and sidebar references to pop culture further enlighten the overall tone. ...Salutary portraits in radicalism.andquot; -- Kirkus Reviews
andquot;A lively narrative, an accessible length, and deadpan humor--particularly in captions (George Washington is and#39;tight in tightsand#39; and Sitting Bull and#39;sits bullishlyand#39;)--allow for irreverent, edifying reading.andquot; -- Publishers Weekly
We love to root for the underdog, and that's part of why we're drawn to the stories of revolutionaries. Whether they fail, succeed, or succeed only to become what they once fought against,and#160;people who can rally others to their cause and shake up the status quoand#160;tend to be inherently interesting. Rockin' the Boat tells the stories of 50 such legends throughout the world, from people fed up with the Roman Empireand#160;and the revolutionaries who helped create America.
About the Author
Jeff Fleischerandnbsp;is a Chicago-based journalist and author, who has written forandnbsp;Mother Jones,andnbsp;theandnbsp;Sydney Morning Herald, National Geographic Traveler, Mental_Floss,andnbsp;andandnbsp;Chicago Magazine.