Who Wrote The Book Of Love?

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Doubleday Canada, Mar 15, 2012 - Music - 296 pages
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¸  The words to Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" were initially so risqué they had to be completely rewritten - in the hallway of the studio, as time was running out - before the song could be recorded. (He wrote the original version while working as a dishwasher in a bus station in Georgia.)

¸  Paul Simon's 1972 hit "Mother and Child Reunion" takes its name from an elaborate chicken and egg dish served at Say Eng Look Restaurant in New York City.

¸  Nirvana's huge hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit," interpreted by music critics and fans alike as an angst-ridden cry of teen rebellion, actually sprang from a bit of graffiti accusing Kurt Cobain of smelling like an antiperspirant for young women.


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Contents

Introduction
The Fat ManFats Domino
Rocket 88Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats
Hound DogBig Mama Thornton
I Put a Spell on YouScreamin Jay Hawkins
Bo DiddleyBo Diddley
Were Gonna Rock Around the ClockBill Haley and His Comets
MaybelleneChuck Berry
Only Women BleedAlice Cooper
Jive TalkinThe Bee Gees
A 1970s Top FiveConvoy CW McCallI Write the Songs Barry ManilowTheme from Mahogany Do You Know Where Youre Going to? Diana RoseL...
More More MoreAndrea True Connection
Who Are YouThe Who
My SharonaThe Knack
I Dont Like MondaysBoomtown Rats
Crazy Little Thing Called LoveQueen

Tutti FruttiLittle Richard
Heartbreak HotelElvis Presley
Blue Suede ShoesCarl Perkins
Great Balls of FireJerry Lee Lewis
TequilaThe Champs
Book of LoveThe Monotones
The Purple People EaterSheb Wooley
To Know Him Is to Love HimThe Teddy Bears
The Lion Sleeps TonightThe Tokens
Cant Buy Me LoveTwist and ShoutShe Loves YouI Want to Hold Your HandPlease Please MeThe Beatles Top Five
Rag DollThe Four Seasons
Leader of the PackThe ShangriLas
Oh Pretty WomanRoy Orbison
Wooly BullySam the Sham and the Pharaohs
Hang On SloopyThe McCoys
When a Man Loves a WomanPercy Sledge
Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind? Summer in the CityLovin Spoonful
Hold On Im CominSam Dave
Theyre Coming to Take Me Away HaHaaaNapoleon XIV
FireJimi Hendrix
Green TambourineThe Lemon Pipers
Sittin On The Dock of the BayOtis Redding
Mony MonyTommy James and The Shondells
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him GoodbyeSteam
American PieDon McLean
Mother and Child ReunionPaul Simon
Bad Bad Leroy BrownJim Croce
Smokin in the Boys RoomBrownsville Station
You Aint Seen Nothin YetBachmanTurner Overdrive
FameDavid Bowie
How LongAce
Philadelphia FreedomElton John
Whip ItSatisfactionJocko HomoDevo
Take OffBob and Doug McKenzie
Burning Down the HouseTalking Heads
ManiacMichael Sembello
Billie JeanMichael Jackson
She Blinded Me With ScienceThomas Dolby
Sweet Dreams Are Made of ThisEurythmics
JumpVan Halen
Blasphemous RumoursDepeche Mode
Wake Me Up Before You GoGoWham
PanicSmiths
Public Enemy Number OnePublic Enemy
Love Rescue MeU2
OneMetallica
Smells Like Teen SpiritNirvana
JeremyPearl Jam
Rhythm of My HeartRod Stewart
Tears in HeavenEric Clapton
Under the BridgeRed Hot Chili Peppers
Cop KillerBody Count with IceT
InformerSnow
CreepRadiohead
SpoonmanSoundgarden
Whats the Frequency Kenneth?REM
The MacarenaLos Del Rio
IronicAlanis Morissette
Anybody Seen My Baby?Rolling Stones
Ill Be Missing YouSean Puff Daddy Combs with Faith Evans
TubthumpingChumbawamba
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About the author (2012)

Based in Toronto, Crouse contributes to several publications including The Outrider, Quill & Quire, Our Toronto, and Elvis Forum. A frequent guest on CBC Radio, and on TV, he is co-author of Rock and Roll Toronto.


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