Coverart for item
The Resource Stories to tell : a memoir, Richard Marx

Stories to tell : a memoir, Richard Marx

Label
Stories to tell : a memoir
Title
Stories to tell
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Richard Marx
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Singer-songwriter Richard Marx shares a candid look at his life and career, and a sobering assessment of the music business as he has experienced it over four decades
  • "Legendary musician Richard Marx offers an enlightening, entertaining look at his life and career. Richard Marx is one of the most accomplished singer-songwriters in the history of popular music. His self-titled 1987 album went triple platinum and made him the first male solo artist (and second solo artist overall after Whitney Houston) to have four singles from their debut crack the top three on the Billboard Hot 100. His follow-up, 1989's Repeat Offender, was an even bigger smash, going quadruple platinum and landing two singles at number one. He has written fourteen number one songs in total, shared a Song of the Year Grammy with Luther Vandross, and collaborated with a variety of artists including NSYNC, Josh Groban, Natalie Cole, and Keith Urban. Lately, he's also become a Twitter celebrity thanks to his outspokenness on social issues and his ability to out-troll his trolls. In Stories to Tell, Marx uses this same engaging, straight-talking style to look back on his life and career. He writes of how Kenny Rogers changed a single line of a song he'd written for him then asked for a 50% cut--which inspired Marx to write one of his biggest hits. He tells the uncanny story of how he wound up curled up on the couch of Olivia Newton-John, his childhood crush, watching Xanadu. He shares the tribulations of working with the all-female hair metal band Vixen and appearing in their video. Yet amid these entertaining celebrity encounters, Marx offers a more sobering assessment of the music business as he's experienced it over four decade--the challenges of navigating greedy executives and grueling tour schedules, and the rewards of connecting with thousands of fans at sold-out shows that make all the drama worthwhile. He also provides an illuminating look at his songwriting process and talks honestly about how his personal life has inspired his work, including finding love with wife Daisy Fuentes and the mystery illness that recently struck him--and that doctors haven't been able to solve. Stories to Tell is a remarkably candid, wildly entertaining memoir about the art and business of music." --
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marx, Richard
Dewey number
  • 781.63092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
ML420.M2739
LC item number
A3 2021ab
Literary text for sound recordings
memoirs
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marx, Richard
  • Singers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Music
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Stories to tell : a memoir, Richard Marx
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1259554573
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 audio discs (7 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781797129747
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 30emc8
  • 10emc8
System control number
(OCoLC)1259554573
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Stories to tell : a memoir, Richard Marx
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1259554573
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 audio discs (7 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781797129747
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 30emc8
  • 10emc8
System control number
(OCoLC)1259554573
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Moses Greeley Parker Memorial Library (Dracut)Borrow it
      28 Arlington Street, Dracut, MA, 01826, US
      42.6700510 -71.3023336