An Avid's Guide to Sixties Songwriters

by Peter Dunbavan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/28/2017

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 692
ISBN : 9781524633462
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 692
ISBN : 9781524633479
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 692
ISBN : 9781524633455

About the Book

An essential reference book for sixties music lovers, this encyclopedic overview includes detailed chart statistics and biographical information for eighty songwriters and covers around two thousand songs, some of which are among the greatest ever written.

About the Author

Peter Dunbavan was born in Preston, England, in 1951. He was educated at the local grammar school and Imperial College, London, from which he graduated in chemical engineering with first-class honours. His diverse employment history has included working as a labourer, finance director, industrial chemist, meter reader, charity director, wallpaper warehouseman, college lecturer, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation employee. During his somewhat haphazard working life, his love of music has been a constant. He has been involved in playing live music since the age of 15, when he formed his first band. He has performed in various set-ups over the years, and for a short time in the nineties worked professionally as a solo artist. He has also been a spectacularly unsuccessful songwriter, having written over a hundred songs and still waiting for his first hit. After a short break of ten years, he is now back performing in pubs and clubs. His lifetime love of music, and songwriters in particular, has resulted in extensive research, which he hopes has now been put to good use by writing this book. He has three children and two grandchildren and, aside from his passion for music, enjoys photography, literature, and walking in the Lake District.