Crowded House: Something So Strong

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Macmillan, 1997 - Rock musicians - 376 pages
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This memoir of popular Australasian band Crowded House describes its rise to success and eventual break up. Gives information about individual band members and their lives following the demise of the band. Includes a discography, a bibliography and an index. The author is a former editor of New Zealand rock magazine.

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CONTENTS 1 Marching to a different tune July 1984
Drink to my journey 195872
Bold as brass 197283

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Chris Bourke is a writer, journalist, editor and radio producer. He has been staff writer and arts and books editor at the New Zealand Listener, editor of the music magazines Rip It Up and Real Groove, producer of Radio New Zealand's Saturday Morning programme and many documentaries, and author of the biography of Crowded House, Something So Strong (Pan Macmillan, 1997), described by the Australian Book Review as a book 'by which writing about popular music in Australasia will be measured for years to come'. Bourke began Blue Smoke as the 2006 research fellow at New Zealand's National Library, and wrote much of it in 2008 while writer-in-residence at the University of Waikato. He has a degree in music history from Victoria University of Wellington.

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