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Buck Owens: The Biography

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Buck Owens was the top-selling country act of the 1960s, with 21 number-one hits and 35 consecutive top-ten hits, a total surpassed only by the Beatles. Inventor of the Bakersfield sound, he was hugely popular not only with country fans, but rock fans too. The Beatles covered his songs, Gram Parsons idolized him, the Grateful Dead loved him. At least five marriages, severa ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published June 24th 2010 by Chicago Review Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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Scott
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Boy howdy! There's an old adage that says "Never meet your heroes" (or, to paraphrase Louisa May Alcott - "disappointment . . . feeling as so many of us have felt when we discover that our idols are very ordinary men and women"), but while I enjoy a lot of the Buck Owens & Buckaroos discography he was not really a hero or idol to me. I simply like his group's musical output . . .

And I'm not even a really a big fan of country music -- I like some of the other well-known names (Johnny Cash, Pa
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Loved it, great insight into a country icons life!
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Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've listened to this man for so many years. Now I know his story.
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The country music version of RAGING BULL.
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Eileen Sisk is the author of "BUCK OWENS: The Biography," (Chicago Review Press, 2010) and "HONKY-TONKS: Guide to Country Dancin' and Romancin'" (HarperCollinsWest, 1995).

Sisk contributed the Bakersfield/Central Valley, CA entry to the Continuum Encyclopedia Of Popular Music Of The World and has worked at such newpapers as The Tennessean (2000-2008), The Washington Post (1982-1992), and The Las V

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