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- Kurzbeschreibung<p>The two-time Grammy Award&8211;winning singer and songwriter bares her heart and soul in this intimate memoir&8212;a story of music, stardom, love, family, heritage, and resilience.</p><p>She inspired songs&8212;Leon Russell wrote &8220;A Song for You&8221; and &8220;Delta Lady&8221; for her; Stephen Stills wrote &8220;Cherokee.&8221; She co-wrote songs&8212;&8220;Superstar&8221; and, uncredited, the piano coda to &8220;Layla.&8221; She sang backup for Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, and Stills before finding fame as a solo artist with such hits as &8220;We&8217;re All Alone&8221; and &8220;(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher.&8221; Following her from Lafayette, Tennessee, to her becoming one of the most sought-after rock vocalists in Los Angeles in the 1970s, </p><p><em>Delta Lady</em> chronicles Rita Coolidge&8217;s fascinating journey through the &8217;60s and &8217;70s pop-rock universe. </p><p>A muse to some of the twentieth century&8217;s most influential rock musicians, she broke hearts and broke up bands. Her relationship with drummer Jim Gordon took a violent turn during Cocker&8217;s legendary 1970 Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour; David Crosby maintained that her love triangle with Stills and Graham Nash was the last straw for the group; and her volatile six-year marriage to Kris Kristofferson yielded two Grammys, a daughter, and one of the baby boom generation&8217;s epic love stories. Through it all, her strength, resilience, and inner and outer beauty&8212;along with her strong sense of heritage and devotion to her family&8212;helped her not only to survive but to thrive. Co-written with bestselling author Michael Walker, <em>Delta Lady</em> offers a front-row seat to an iconic era and illuminates the life of an artist whose career has helped shape modern American culture.</p><p>&8220;It&8217;s funny how one person&8217;s memory can wake yours up, transporting you instantly to that particular time in your life. The life story of this beautiful, strong, elegant woman takes me back to a happier place in my past and I hope others get the same feeling reading Rita&8217;s story, the story of a life well worth living.&8221;&8212;Graham Nash</p><p>&8220;<em>Delta Lady</em> is so intimate, you feel you are in a room with Rita Coolidge as she confides her experiences</p>as backup singer, songwriter, star&8212;and muse to some of rock&8217;s greatest talents. An extraordinary, moving, and insightful journey through the minefields of musical talent, ego, and glamour.&8221;&8212;Sheila Weller, author of <em>Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon&8212;and the Journey of a Generation</em><br>
- AutorMichael Walker,Rita Coolidge
- FormatGebundene Ausgabe
- Seiten240 Seiten
- Gewicht452 g
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