Popular music autobiography : the revolution in life-writing by 1960s' musicians and their descendants /

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p.1 online resource. (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00822597, (OCoLC)fst00832172, (OCoLC)fst01030479, (OCoLC)fst01030844, (OCoLC)fst01037817, (OCoLC)fst01071422, aat, Années soixante (Vingtième siècle), Autobiographie., Autobiographies as Topic, autobiography (genre), Autobiography., bicssc, Biographie (Genre littéraire), biographies, biographies (literary works), Biographies as Topic, Biography, Biography as a literary form., Biography., fast, Histoire et critique., History and criticism., Music and literature., Musicians, Musiciens, Musique et littérature., Musique populaire, Nineteen sixties., Popular music, Popular music., Rock & Pop music,Music,Literature & literary studies.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction. Generation Audio-Biography -- Disenabling Fame : Rock 'n' Recovery Autobiographies and Disability Narrative -- "A Cellarful of Boys" : The Swinging Sixties, Gay Managers, and the Other Beatle -- Performative Identity : Cosey Fanni Tutti, Brett Anderson, Moby -- Performative Identity : Patti Smith, David Wojnarowicz -- The Invention of Bob Dylan and the Archival Autograph -- Conclusion."The 1960s saw the nexus of the revolution in popular music by a post-war generation amid demographic upheavals and seismic shifts in technology. Over the past two decades, musicians associated with this period have produced a large amount of important autobiographical writing. This book situates these works -- in the forms of formal autobiographies and memoirs, auto-fiction, songs, and self-fashioned museum exhibitions -- within the context of the recent expansion of interest in autobiography, disability, and celebrity studies. It argues that these writings express anxiety over musical originality and authenticity, and seeks to dispel their writers' celebrity status and particularly the association with a lack of seriousness. These works often constitute a meditation on the nature of postmodern fame within a celebrity-obsessed culture, and paradoxically they aim to regain the private self in a public forum"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 29, 2021).