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The Resource They're playing our song : a memoir, Carole Bayer Sager

They're playing our song : a memoir, Carole Bayer Sager

Label
They're playing our song : a memoir
Title
They're playing our song
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Carole Bayer Sager
Title variation
They are playing our song
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A frank personal account by the Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter traces the story of her life in and out of the recording studio, from her formative relationships to her collaborations with some of today's leading composers and music artists, "--NoveList
  • "For five decades, Carole Bayer Sager has been among the most admired and successful songwriters at work, responsible for her lyrical contributions to some of the most popular songs in the English language, including "Nobody Does It Better," "A Groovy Kind of Love," "Don't Cry Out Loud," and the theme from the movie Arthur, "The Best That You Can Do" (about getting lost between the moon and New York City). She has collaborated with (and written for) a dizzying number of stars, including Peter Allen, Ray Charles, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Clint Eastwood, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Melissa Manchester, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Frank Sinatra, and Barbra Streisand. Her relationship with composer Marvin Hamlisch was the basis of the long-running hit musical, They're Playing Our Song, for which she wrote the lyrics. And her work with composer Burt Bacharach, to whom she was married for ten years, produced pop standards such as "On My Own" and "That's What Friends Are For" (inspired by her friendship with Elizabeth Taylor), which raised over two million dollars for AIDS research. But while her professional life was filled with success and fascinating people, her personal life was far more difficult and dramatic. In this memoir, Carole Bayer Sager tells the surprisingly frank and darkly humorous story of a woman whose sometimes crippling fears and devastating relationships inspired many of the songs she would ultimately write. They're Playing Our Song will fascinate anyone interested in the craft of songwriting and the joy of collaboration, but Carole Bayer Sager's memoir is also a deeply personal account of how love and heartbreak made her the woman, and the writer, she is."--Jacket
Summary
A frank personal account by the Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter traces the story of her life in and out of the recording studio, from her formative relationships to her collaborations with some of today's leading composers and music artists
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10530304
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Sager, Carole Bayer,
Dewey number
  • B
  • 782.42164
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML423.S226
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sager, Carole Bayer
  • Lyricists
  • Composers
  • Sager, Carole Bayer
  • Composers
  • Lyricists
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
They're playing our song : a memoir, Carole Bayer Sager
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
20821832
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501153266
Lccn
2016561260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn945483285
  • (OCoLC)945483285
Label
They're playing our song : a memoir, Carole Bayer Sager
Publication
Copyright
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
20821832
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501153266
Lccn
2016561260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn945483285
  • (OCoLC)945483285

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