Delta lady : a memoir /

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New York, NY : Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, United States, p.225 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : (2016)



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Biography., Rock musicians, Singers, United States, Women singers


Growing up -- Memphis -- Delaney & Bonnie and friends -- Mad dogs & Englishmen -- Love the one you're with -- Layla -- Kris -- Malibu -- Anytime ... anywhere -- Leaving while you're still in love, and other assorted revelations.She inspired songs--Leon Russell wrote "A Song for You" and "Delta Lady" for her; Stephen Stills wrote "Cherokee." She co-wrote songs--"Superstar" and, uncredited, the piano coda to "Layla." She sang backup for Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, and Stills before finding fame as a solo artist with such hits as "We're All Alone" and "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher." Following her from Lafayette, Tennessee, to her becoming one of the most sought-after rock vocalists in Los Angeles in the 1970's, Delta Lady chronicles Rita Coolidge's fascinating journey through the '60's and '70's pop-rock universe.