Little Miss Dynamite: The Life and Times of Brenda Lee

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Hyperion Books, Mar 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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TV regular by age six; the family breadwinner by age ten; a national recording artist by age eleven; a Vegas headliner at age twelve; a rock 'n' roll sensation by age fifteen; and the largest-selling female performer in the world before she reached the age of twenty-one . . . here's the real story of a true American phenomenon--Brenda Lee. No one said it better than John Lennon, who declared that Brenda Lee 'has the greatest rock and roll voice of them all.'

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Brenda Lee is one of those inescapable musical personalities known primarily for a seasonal hit record no longer than two minutes long yet still a recognizable name 40 years after its release. That ... Read full review

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Brenda Lee is one of the most famous and popular female recording stars of all time. She has co-written more than a dozen songs, has writen a volume of poetry, and is the author of a popular cookbook. Brenda has recently been elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Co-author Robert K. Oermann is a journalist, music historian, and television producer. He serves on the board of the Recording Academy and is editor-at-large of Country Music and a weekly columnist for Music Row. He has published more than 2,000 articles in over 100 national publications, including USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Us magazine, TV Guide, and The Washington Post. He has produced and/or annotated more than sixty historical reissue albums. This is his seventh book.

Julie Clay is the author of the short story collection The Stars that Shine and serves as a contributing editor to several national lifestyle magazines. With an extensive background in advertising and public relations, she previously served as Executive Director of the Nashville Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. An accomplished pianist and songwriter, she is Brenda Lee's oldest daughter.

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