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The Resource Playing to Win

Playing to Win

Label
Playing to Win
Title
Playing to Win
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Apter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Farnham is the quintessential Aussie legend. As a teenager he gave up an apprenticeship to chase his musical dreams, hitting the big time with the catchy pop ditty 'Sadie (the Cleaning Lady)'. But it wasn't smooth sailing from there.A family man at heart and the most loyal of friends, John was sometimes uncomfortable with the spotlight and for many years struggled to make his music career as successful as those close to him - including Glenn Wheatley and Molly Meldrum - could see it could be. He finally hit his stride with 1986's Whispering Jack and the breakaway success of 'You're the Voice', which became the anthem of a generation.John lived it up - holidaying with the Skases in Port Douglas and sharing cigars with Bob Hawke at the Lodge - but always came back down to earth. Inherently humble, the King of Pop would also become king of the comeback, proving to have a longevity rare in the music industry.In this deeply personal and insightful biography, author and music industry insider Jeff Apter, thanks to the support of those close to John, provides a rare glimpse inside Farnsie's world, unlike any other book about the man. He reveals the drama behind John being named Australian of the Year, how the cassette demo of 'You're the Voice' was nearly overlooked, and how John once accidentally sparked the attention of ASIO. And he explores Farnham's relationships with the figures who have been instrumental in making him 'The Voice': his first manager, Daryl Sambell; his wife of 40-plus years, Jill; and longtime friend and manager Glenn Wheatley
Biography type
individual biography
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10640852
Cataloging source
AU@
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Apter, Jeff
Dewey number
781.66092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Music
  • Biography
Target audience
adult
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the definitive biography of John Farnham
Label
Playing to Win
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:BLI_300523
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925435269
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Playing to Win
Control code
BORROWBOX:BLI_300523
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925435269
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
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