The Chieftains: The Authorized Biography

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Da Capo Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 331 pages
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The history of the Chieftains over the last thirty-five years is the remarkable tale of how an unlikely group of enthusiasts came together to rescue some of the world’s most beautiful music from near-extinction, brought it to an audience of millions, and became stars. Based on exclusive and extensive interviews with all the band’s members, their families and friends, and with many of the international superstars who have recorded with them, The Chieftains tells the group’s own story for the first time, with insight, wit, and charm.

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After documenting the wild lives of Bill Graham (Rage & Roll, LJ 3/15/94) and River Phoenix (Lost in Hollywood, Donald I. Fine, 1995), Glatt turns to the decidedly tamer story of the Chieftains, a ... Read full review


Planting the Seeds
Learning the Ropes
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Born in England, John Glatt has over twenty-five years' experience as a music and show business journalist. He is the author of Rage and Roll: Bill Graham and the Selling of Rock, Lost in Hollywood: The Fast Times and Short Life of River Phoenix, and The Royal House of Monaco?Dynasty of Glamour, Tragedy, and Scandal. He lives in New York.

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