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The girl in the back : a female drummer's life with Bowie, Blondie, and the '70s rock scene / Laura Davis-Chanin.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library ML419.D395 A3 2018 37684001103531 Leisure Reading Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
Valencia Main Library ML419.D395 A3 2018 37684001091720 Valencia Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781617136870
  • ISBN: 1617136875
  • Physical Description: xv, 247 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard LLC, 2018.

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Includes discography.
Summary, etc.:
"Seventeen-year old Laura, quaking within her skin while the bursting punk rock revolution explodes around her, starts a band with her teenage friends called the Student Teachers. She's the drummer. In comes Jimmy Destri from Blondie. He thinks the Student Teachers are terrific! And then he falls in love with Laura. He pulls her into the glamorous life of Blondie and introduces her to David Bowie. Bowie takes an interest in Laura's band, attends their rehearsals, and sets them up to open for Iggy Pop at the Palladium on Halloween 1979. It's the beginning of amazing success in rock 'n' roll! Until, in 1980, Laura is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Does it all fall apart? Later, at a dinner with Bowie, he whispers something to Laura. And it helps her save her life. In prose that flows like music, Laura Davis-Chanin presents a rich work of narrative nonfiction that is not only deeply personal but also revealing of the punk rock heyday in New York City. Infused with rare photographs, this book is a journey through a unique, ephemeral life experience."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Davis-Chanin, Laura.
Women punk rock musicians > United States > Biography.
Women drummers (Musicians) > United States > Biography.
Punk rock musicians > United States > Biography.
Drummers (Musicians) > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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