Op 26 september 2017 verschijnt het boek 'What is it all but luminous; notes from an underground man', van zanger / acteur / schrijver Art Garfunkel. Een verzameling notities en gedachten, aangevuld met foto's uit de privé verzameling van Garfunkel. Een must-have voor fans. Maar ook 'nice to have' voor andere muziekliefhebbers.
Flap tekst: "From the golden-haired, curly-headed half of Simon & Garfunkel--a memoir (of sorts): artful, moving, lyrical; the making of a musician; the evolution of a man, a portrait of a life-long friendship and collaboration that became one of the most successful singing duos of their time.
Art Garfunkel writes about his life before, during, and after Simon & Garfunkel . . . about their folk-rock music in the roiling age that embraced and was defined by their path breaking sound. He writes about growing up in the 1940s and '50s (son of a traveling salesman), a middle class Jewish boy, living in a red brick semi-attached house in Kew Gardens, Queens, a kid who was different--from the age of five feeling his vocal cords ''vibrating with the love of sound'' . . . meeting Paul Simon in school, the funny guy who made Art laugh; their going on to junior high school together, of being twelve at the birth of rock'n roll, both of them ''captured'' by it; going to a recording studio in Manhattan to make a demo of their song, ''Hey Schoolgirl'' (for $7!) and the actual record (with Paul's father on bass) going to #40 on the national charts, selling 150,000 copies . . .
He writes about their becoming Simon & Garfunkel, taking the world by storm, ruling the pop charts from the time he was sixteen, about not being a natural performer, but more a thinker . . . touring; sex-for-thrills on the road, reading or walking to calm down (walking across two continents--the USA and Europe). He writes of being an actor working with directors Nicolas Roeg (Bad Timing) and Mike Nichols (''the greatest of them all'') . . . getting his masters in mathematics at Columbia; choosing music over a PhD; his slow unfolding split with Paul and its aftermath; learning to perform on his own, giving a thousand concerts worldwide, his voice going south (a stiffening of one vocal cord) and working to get it back . . . about being a husband, a father and much more."
Auteur: Art Garfunkel
Uitgever: Alfred A. Knopf Publisher
Gewicht: 110 gram; hardcover
Verschijningsdatum: 26 september 2017
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Trekking dinsdag 17 oktober 2017.