Roadkill on the Three-Chord Highway: Art and Trash in American Popular Music

1st Edition

Colin Escott

Routledge
Published July 26, 2002
Reference - 240 Pages - 35 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780415937832 - CAT# RT3403

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Summary

It's the real stories, not the publicists' confections, that concern Colin Escott. We hear Perry Como's story in his own words: it wasn't all smooth. We learn about the astonishing twists and turns in Roy Orbison's life, and the stories behind the songs we know so well. And we go down with Vernon Oxford, the last great honky tonk singer, who came to Nashville just a little too late. These are stories for anyone who loves what Escott calls "little songs from great sorrows." They will fascinate even the most casual fan of popular music, and they're told here in sympathetic, engaging, and illuminating prose.

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