Hewitt, Paolo - 'Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky [Book]
London: Quercus Publishing, 2011. First Edition. 272pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: FINE. A few small pencil marks on free end paper. SIGNED by the author. Uncommon signed.
From the moment that Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm conceived "Rocket 88" to the suicide of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain and Lennon's Anniversary concert, Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky chronicles 50 moments in history that shaped the music industry. The stories behind the iconic records and recordings, the untimely deaths, landmark live performances, on screen incidents and all of the most outrageous moments are recounted in this captivating, comprehensive overview of the greatest musical form of the twentieth century. Each story is accompanied by an "at a glance" box about each artist, their most significant achievements and contribution to rock history. Iconic moments include Elvis Presley’s appearance on The Frank Sinatra Show, the day that Dylan went electric, the birth of the Beatles, the moment the Ramones launched punk rock, the Michael Jackson video that inspired an MTV generation, and the year that Oasis and Blur saw Brit Pop go global.