Great Pretenders - My Strange Love Affair With '50s Pop Music

Great Pretenders - My Strange Love Affair With
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  • 243 Pages
  • Hardcover
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  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Publisher: Free Press



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Newsweek pop music critic, Karen Schoemer was born 1n 1966 during the age of rock 'n' roll. While her parents might enjoy the new music, the cultural upheaval passes them by and they cling to the promises made by the music they loved as teenagers - the sweet, innocent 1950s pop of Patti Page, Frankie Lane, and the like. Schoemer's parents, like so many, were crushed by disappointment when love didn't deliver what the songs promised. In Great Pretenders, a lively, provacative blend of memoir and music criticism, Karen Schoemer tries to figure out what went so wrong, way back in the hazy past, for her parents' marriage and the music of their youth.

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  • Sales Rank: 28,453
  • ISBN: 1416584536
  • EAN: 9781416584537
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