Tundra BooksRobbie Robertson, the main songwriter and lead guitarist of The Band, has co-written a new book that seeks to introduce young people to 27 of the world's most influential and beloved music artists. Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World, which will be published on October 8 in the U.S. and Canada, features profiles of such stars as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, Johnny Cash and many more lauded music acts.
Robertson co-penned the book with his son, Sebastian; his manager, Jim Guerinot; and his former manager, Jared Levine. Legends, Icons & Rebels delves into each artist's many achievements and contributions, while Robbie adds some of his own anecdotes about the stars and discusses how their music inspired him. Each profile is accompanied by a new illustration created by one of several respected artists.
Packaged with Legends, Icons & Rebels are two CDs that includes classic songs by each of the 27 luminaries featured in the book. The publication will be available as a hardcover volume and as an ebook.
"The book rose out of our lifelong love for music and a desire to share this deep connection with our children and grandchildren," the authors say in statement. "By presenting some of the greatest musical artists of all time, we hope to lay a foundation for families to experience the pure joy that can only come from one source...music."
Here is the complete list of songs and artists featured on the Legends, Icons & Rebels CDs:
"Johnny B. Goode" - Chuck Berry
"Get Rhythm" - Johnny Cash
"I Say a Little Prayer"- Aretha Franklin
"Here Comes the Sun" - The Beatles
"What a Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong
"Three Little Birds" - Bob Marley
"Peggy Sue" - Buddy Holly
"The Circle Game" - Joni Mitchell
"Hit the Road Jack" - Ray Charles & The Raeletts
"Hound Dog" - Elvis Presley
"People Get Ready" - Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions
"Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" - Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra
"Lucille" - Little Richard
"Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" - Hank Williams
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye
"Fly Me to the Moon"- Frank Sinatra
"So Far Away" - Carole King
"Wonderful World" - Sam *****
"In My Room"- The Beach Boys
"Caldonia" - Louis Jordan
"A-Tisket, A-Tasket" - Ella Fitzgerald
"I Got You (I Feel Good)" - James Brown
"Crazy" - Patsy Cline
"That's How Strong My Love Is" - Otis Redding
"It's Only a Paper Moon" - Nat King Cole
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" - Stevie Wonder
"Forever Young" - Bob Dylan
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