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The Resource What is it all but luminous : notes from an underground man, Art Garfunkel

What is it all but luminous : notes from an underground man, Art Garfunkel

Label
What is it all but luminous : notes from an underground man
Title
What is it all but luminous
Title remainder
notes from an underground man
Statement of responsibility
Art Garfunkel
Title variation
  • What is it all but luminous
  • Notes from an underground man
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the golden-haired, curly-headed half of Simon & Garfunkel--a memoir (of sorts): artful, moving, lyrical impressions of a life that reveal the making of a musician, the evolution of a man; a portrait of a lifelong friendship and of a collaboration that became the most successful singing duo in the roiling age that embraced, and was defined by their pathfinding music. In What Is It All but Luminous, Art Garfunkel writes about growing up in the 1940s and '50s (son of a traveling salesman listening as his father played Enrico Caruso records), a middle-class Jewish boy living in a redbrick semi-attached house on Jewel Avenue in Kew Gardens, Queens, playing chess by day watching the Brooklyn Dodgers on TV by night, feeling his vocal cords "vibrate with the love of sound" from the age of five when he "began to sing with the sense of God's gift running through" him. He writes of meeting Paul Simon, the funny guy who made Art laugh (they met at their graduation play, Alice in Wonderland; Paul was the White Rabbit; Art, the Cheshire Cat). Of their being twelve at the birth of rock 'n' roll--Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bobby Freeman ("It was rhythm and blues. It was black. It was from New Orleans, Chicago, Philadelphia. It was dirty music; 'sexual.' I was captured. So was Paul."), of a demo of their song "Hey, Schoolgirl" for seven dollars and the actual record (with Paul's father on bass) going to #40 on the national charts, selling 150,000 copies. He writes about their becoming Simon & Garfunkel, ruling the pop charts from the age of sixteen, about not being a natural performer but more of a thinker, an underground man. He writes of the hit songs, touring, sex on tour for the thrills, reading books to calm it down, the road to walk it off ... he writes of his wife to ease his soul and children to end the aloneness ... about being an actor working with director Mike Nichols ("the greatest of them all"), about choosing music over a PhD in mathematics. And he writes about his long-unfolding split with Paul, and how and why it evolved, and after, learning to perform on his own ... about his voice going south (a stiffening of one of his vocal cords) and working to get it back ... about being a husband, a father, and much more."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garfunkel, Art
Dewey number
  • 782.42164092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.G2514
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Garfunkel, Art
  • Singers
  • Musicians
  • Entertainers
  • Poets
Label
What is it all but luminous : notes from an underground man, Art Garfunkel
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
ocn956947779
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780385352475
Lccn
2016037296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)956947779
Label
What is it all but luminous : notes from an underground man, Art Garfunkel
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
ocn956947779
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780385352475
Lccn
2016037296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)956947779

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