Synopses & Reviews
What do Franz Liszt, Louis Armstrong, Woody Guthrie, and Elvis Presley have in common? Whats the story on the birth of the banjo, the electric guitar, and the Stradivarius violin? Why did disco happen? Who are the punk princesses? These are just a few of the questions answered in this lively book. Filled with facts, trivia, and stories about the worlds musicians, instruments, songs, and more, this endlessly diverting "plunge" dips into the history of Motown, muzak, and marching bands; tells the secret stories behind the hits; explores legendary venues like the Grand Ole Opry, the Apollo, and the Fillmore; spots the rarely sighted two-hit wonders”; describes the origins of karaoke, rap music, and the cha cha cha. In short, it includes all the music news thats fit to print is here in a variety of formats longer entries for extended sojourns and brief tidbits for shorter stays.
This collection of slap shots, high sticks, and toothless grins offers fans everything they love about hockey: its colorful history, legendary players, and enough hard-hitting trivia to occupy even the most avid stat head. The latest title in the new Uncle John's series dedicated to the wide (and weird ) world of sports, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Shoots and Scores shares the origins of the Coolest Game on Earth, the greatest teams in hockey history, the best (and worst) hockey movies of all time, the Incredible Exploding Zamboni (and those who lived to tell the tale), a rap sheet of hockey arrests, goalies' superstitions (Patrick Roy's conversations with goal posts; Glenn Hall's pre-game gastric cleansing), and much, much more.
Filled with facts, trivia, and stories about the worlds musicians, instruments, songs, and more, this endlessly diverting "plunge" dips into the history of music, in this latest Bathroom Reader.