Legends, Icons & Rebels

Legends, Icons & Rebels

Music That Changed the World

Book - 2013
Average Rating:
10
1
Rate this:
Music industry veterans Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Jared Levine and Sebastian Robertson invite younger readers to share the celebration of 27 musical legends. Carefully compiled like a great playlist, the line-up features originators, rebels and risk-takers across diverse genres. From Ray Charles to Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan, Robertson shares anecdotes about these artists and the influence they had on his own musical journey. Filled with personal stories of creativity and collaboration that will fascinate, enlighten and inspire music fans of all ages.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2013.
ISBN: 9781770495715
1770495711
Characteristics: 119 p. :,col. ill. +,2 sound discs (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Robertson, Robbie

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

u
uncommonreader
Mar 22, 2016

This is a beautiful book, beautifully illustrated with a very thoughtful selection of musicians and interesting comments on each. This would be a perfect present for a young person, or indeed for anyone.

MickyT_13 Apr 21, 2015

Although there was only one chapter for each musician, the author was able to convey many thing s to the reader. I really enjoyed how the pages were coloured by the theme of the person, and how there was a quote or title given to each one. it taught me things i never knew about the musicians and introduced me to new ones that ive never really heard of before.

katylikeskats Mar 29, 2015

Oh my goodness! This was an AWESOME book. I absolutely loved the "feel" of the book and how the information was presented in an interesting and fun way. From the differing font sizes (which i lovedddd), and the illustrated portraits of the artists, this book showed a different time, with different people. It was truly delightful to "go back in time" to see where the roots of our music today came from. From The Beatles, to the Beach Boys, and James Brown, and Joni Mitchell I loved every single minute reading about the different singers and their unique stories, not to mention backgrounds. I absolutely loved this book. What a wonderful way to represent and show our real "legends, icons and rebels" of the world of music. Best book ever!

hassansyr Mar 22, 2015

A very interesting book talks about important musicians, and their life such as, Bob Marley, The beetles, and many other important musicians. Even though I don't like learning music, I enjoyed learning about the musicians. I also like the Illustrations of the book, they were really nice. In conclusion I enjoyed reading and learning in this book "Legends, & Rebels" A very fine book.

extreme_fangirl Mar 22, 2015

"Legends, Icons & Rebels" has unique formatting and colorful pages that draws the reader in. Personally, I am not a huge fan of music, but this book never bored me and I learned some extremely cool facts. It talks about the world's 20 greatest musicians that changed the musical world, including facts, quotations and interesting tidbits of information at the side. A timeline and 2 CDs are also included so the reader can learn even more about those amazing artists. Finally, this book described the hardships the some of the artists had to go through, such as poverty, skepticism and racism, which made their perseverance and independence so much more admirable.

All in all, I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of the music world, but even if you're not as interested, this book is still worth reading.

ariag Feb 24, 2015

very beautiful page layout some of the greatest artists are in this book and the playlist on the cd's even better truly a work of art

loljilydoe Jan 29, 2015

Great book with amazing song selections! Learned a lot more about past music. Wish they included the full playlists in the CD's though. Had tons of fun reading it!

Owl_Feathers Jan 16, 2015

I would have given this book a higher rating, but the topic doesn't interest me too much. That being said, it was a great book. I would really recommend listen to the CDs while reading it. It talks about various musicians that shaped our understanding of music and their experiences. It is definitely a must-read for those who enjoy music from the 20th century, but even for someone like me, who doesn't adore music as much, it made me want to learn more about these people. The book itself was also a pleasure to read. It provided a variety of information and was very colourful and engaging. The only thing is that the author could have written about the various artists in an order, perhaps by time period, so the musical history would have been more clear.

MERLEY WHEATON Jan 15, 2015

A visually stunning guide to some of the most important musicians of the 20th century. It doesn't matter whether you like rock, country, jazz or soul you will enjoy discovering and rediscovering these incredible musical artists. The book includes many great facts as well as 2 cds that allow you to listen to some of the artists most influential and important songs.

h
HopeButterfly
Sep 02, 2014

Disappointed in this book...nothing more to comment on.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

MERLEY WHEATON Jan 15, 2015

MERLEY WHEATON thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at OPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top