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The Resource Playing to win : the definitive biography of John Farnham, Jeff Apter

Playing to win : the definitive biography of John Farnham, Jeff Apter

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Playing to win : the definitive biography of John Farnham
Title
Playing to win
Title remainder
the definitive biography of John Farnham
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Apter
Title variation
Definitive biography of John Farnham
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Teen idol. King of Pop. Voice of the common man. Australian of the Year. Friend. Icon. Superstar. 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?sWhispering 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 long-time friend and manager Glenn Wheatley
Biography type
individual biography
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10640852
Cataloging source
ANL
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Apter, Jeff
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Farnham, John
  • Rock musicians
  • Singers
Target audience
adult
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the definitive biography of John Farnham
Label
Playing to win : the definitive biography of John Farnham, Jeff Apter
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 301-307)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057595742
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781863958806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)951674411
Label
Playing to win : the definitive biography of John Farnham, Jeff Apter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 301-307)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057595742
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781863958806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)951674411

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