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The Resource Been so long : my life and music, Jorma Kaukonen

Been so long : my life and music, Jorma Kaukonen

Label
Been so long : my life and music
Title
Been so long
Title remainder
my life and music
Statement of responsibility
Jorma Kaukonen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the man who made a name for himself as a founding member and lead guitarist of Jefferson Airplane comes a memoir that offers a rare glimpse into the heart and soul of a musical genius--and a vivid journey through the psychedelic era in America. "Music is the reward for being alive," writes Jorma Kaukonen in this candid and emotional account of his life and work. "It stirs memory in a singular way that is unmatched." In a career that has already spanned a half century--one that has earned him induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, among other honors--Jorma is best known for his legendary bands Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. But before he won worldwide recognition he was just a young man with a passion and a dream. Been So Long is the story of how Jorma found his place in the world of music and beyond. The grandson of Finnish and Russian-Jewish immigrants whose formative years were spent abroad with his American-born diplomat father, Jorma channeled his life experiences--from his coming-of-age in Pakistan and the Phillipines to his early gigs with Jack Casady in D.C. to his jam sessions in San Francisco with Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and other contemporaries--into his art in unique and revelatory ways. Been So Long charts not only Jorma's association with the bands that made him famous but goes into never-before-told details about his addiction and recovery, his troubled first marriage and still-thriving second, and more. Interspersed with diary entries, personal correspondence, and song lyrics, this memoir is as unforgettable and inspiring as Jorma's music itself
Summary
A memoir by a founding member and lead guitarist of Jefferson Airplane recounts his life and work, from his youth spent living abroad to finding his place in the music world and winning worldwide recognition
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10685274
Cataloging source
FMG
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Kaukonen, Jorma
Dewey number
  • 782.42164092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.K1909
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Kaukonen, Jorma
  • Folk musicians
  • Rock musicians
  • Blues musicians
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my life and music
Label
Been so long : my life and music, Jorma Kaukonen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Accompanying material
1 cd
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1048600408
Dimensions
25 cm +
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 354 pages
Isbn
9781250125484
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018010693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1048600408
Label
Been so long : my life and music, Jorma Kaukonen
Publication
Note
Includes index
Accompanying material
1 cd
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1048600408
Dimensions
25 cm +
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 354 pages
Isbn
9781250125484
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018010693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1048600408

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