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The Resource Mary Wells : the tumultuous life of Motown's first superstar, Peter Benjaminson

Mary Wells : the tumultuous life of Motown's first superstar, Peter Benjaminson

Label
Mary Wells : the tumultuous life of Motown's first superstar
Title
Mary Wells
Title remainder
the tumultuous life of Motown's first superstar
Statement of responsibility
Peter Benjaminson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Complete with never-before-revealed details about the sex, violence, and drugs in her life, this biography reveals the incredibly turbulent life of Motown artist Mary Wells. Based in part on four hours of previously unreleased and unpublicized deathbed interviews with Wells, this account delves deeply into her rapid rise and long fall as a recording artist, her spectacular romantic and family life, the violent incidents in which she was a participant, and her abuse of drugs. From tumultuous affairs, including one with R & B superstar Jackie Wilson, to a courageous battle with throat cancer that climaxed in her gutsiest performance, this history draws upon years of interviews with Wells's friends, lovers, and husband to tell the whole story of a woman whose songs crossed the color line and whose voice captivated the Beatles
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benjaminson, Peter
Dewey number
782.421644092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.W39
LC item number
B46 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • discographies
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Chicago Review Press
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  • Wells, Mary
  • Singers
  • African American women singers
  • Wells, Mary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • African American women singers
  • Singers
  • United States
Label
Mary Wells : the tumultuous life of Motown's first superstar, Peter Benjaminson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An A Cappella book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-288), discography (p. 263-275) , filmography (p. 276-277) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Author's Note; Preface; 1 Little Mary Wells; 2 Twenty-Two Takes; 3 On Stage with Motown; 4 Herman Griffin; 5 Ambushed by the Girl Groups; 6 Smokey Robinson; 7 The Motown Revues; 8 David Ruffin and Holland-Dozier-Holland; 9 "My Guy"; 10 "The Girl Who Beat the Beatles"; 11 Trouble at the Top; 12 Fighting Motown for Her Freedom; 13 An Explosive Confrontation; 14 Moving to Twentieth; 15 Jackie Wilson and Carl Davis; 16 Singing for Twentieth; 17 Swimming the Wide Atlantic; 18 Two Brothers and I Ain't Ashamed; 19 The Years of Jubilee; 20 Curtis Womack
  • 21 Mary on Drugs and Booze22 Still on the Road, Still on Her Own; 23 Coming in from the Applause; 24 Kidnapped for a Song?; 25 On the Road Again; 26 An English Revival; 27 Last Cruise to Catalina; 28 Wells vs. Cancer; 29 Going for Broke; 30 My Heart Is Steadfast; 31 You Beat Me to the Punch; Epilogue
Control code
815281510
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 304 pages, [8] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613745298
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 532422
  • a37f2fec-1410-4580-8503-519e248aa26b
Publisher number
MWT11333937
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815281510
Label
Mary Wells : the tumultuous life of Motown's first superstar, Peter Benjaminson
Publication
Note
"An A Cappella book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-288), discography (p. 263-275) , filmography (p. 276-277) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Author's Note; Preface; 1 Little Mary Wells; 2 Twenty-Two Takes; 3 On Stage with Motown; 4 Herman Griffin; 5 Ambushed by the Girl Groups; 6 Smokey Robinson; 7 The Motown Revues; 8 David Ruffin and Holland-Dozier-Holland; 9 "My Guy"; 10 "The Girl Who Beat the Beatles"; 11 Trouble at the Top; 12 Fighting Motown for Her Freedom; 13 An Explosive Confrontation; 14 Moving to Twentieth; 15 Jackie Wilson and Carl Davis; 16 Singing for Twentieth; 17 Swimming the Wide Atlantic; 18 Two Brothers and I Ain't Ashamed; 19 The Years of Jubilee; 20 Curtis Womack
  • 21 Mary on Drugs and Booze22 Still on the Road, Still on Her Own; 23 Coming in from the Applause; 24 Kidnapped for a Song?; 25 On the Road Again; 26 An English Revival; 27 Last Cruise to Catalina; 28 Wells vs. Cancer; 29 Going for Broke; 30 My Heart Is Steadfast; 31 You Beat Me to the Punch; Epilogue
Control code
815281510
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 304 pages, [8] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613745298
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 532422
  • a37f2fec-1410-4580-8503-519e248aa26b
Publisher number
MWT11333937
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815281510

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