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The Life and Hard Times of Bo Diddley: an interview with rock-n-roll's "Originator" [Kindle Edition]

Dale Andrew White

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Book Description

An interview with rock 'n' roll pioneer Bo Diddley about the ups and downs of his career and his influence on music - PLUS: "Little Richard Grows up," a journalist's account of the famed rock singer's crusade as an evangelical preacher


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 153 KB
  • Publisher: Twin Rivers Press (1 Jan. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HO62MU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #242,685 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Dale Andrew White is the author of the interview collection "Encounters with Authors," which is available on Kindle, and the short story collections "Moe Howard Died For Our Sins" and "Return of the Dittos," which are available in paperback and on Kindle. His Kindle books also include "Disaster on the Sunshine Skyway," "'Psycho' Analysis: an interpretation of Alfred Hitchcock's cinematic masterpiece," "A Field Guide to Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds,'" and "Tales of Old Florida."

White's humorous short stories have appeared in Modern Short Stories, Comic Relief, The MacGuffin, Nuthouse, Beyond Science Fiction & Fantasy and numerous other magazines and journals.

Midwest Book Review calls him "a natural born storyteller with an especial flair for blending fantasy, whimsy, satire and a fevered imagination into original stories that are replete with ribald humor and reader-engaging novelty."

BookReview.com warns that to open a Dale Andrew White short story collection "is to invite trouble - and probably enjoy it."

Several of White's short stories are also available separately on Kindle. Read excerpts from White's short story collections and comments by his readers and reviewers at: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/384526.Dale_Andrew_White

Also available separately on Kindle are White's interviews with: Sir Peter Saunders, Agatha Christie's theatrical producer; "The Blackboard Jungle" author Evan Hunter, who as Ed McBain penned the 87th Precinct mystery series; John Mortimer, creator of "Rumpole of the Bailey"; novelist Chain Potok; "Hagar the Horrible" cartoonist Dik Browne; "Up the Down Staircase" author Bel Kaufman; macabre cartoonist Gahan Wilson; novelist Eugenia Price; "Watership Down" author Richard Adams; neo-realist author Alain Robbe-Grillet; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Eberhart; rock 'n' roll pioneers Little Richard and Bo Diddley; behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner; fantasy and science fiction author Andre Norton; pop artist Andy Warhol and others.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for what it is - an archived interview that costs a buck 14 April 2013
By JBM - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
There is very little that is in print on Bo Diddley's life. This interview from 1979 was an interesting enough read and covers a time in his life when things were going relatively well for him and he was still happily married (or so it seems here) to his third wife, Kay. I found it insightful and complimentary to the Rolling Stone interview that Kurt Loder did in 1987 when Bo was a little older. Both require paid access so I am not blaming a the author here for marketing his archival work if he is still in a place to make use of it.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars sad commentary 5 Dec. 2012
By Chris Hofstetter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book took me about 30 minutes to read. No wonder it was so short. They should just offer this book free but it only cost a buck anyway
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