Fever

The Life and Music of Miss Peggy Lee by Peter Richmond

  • Published: Aug 01, 2020

The first major biography of the legendary singeran enthralling account of a charismatic artist moving through the greatest, most glamorous era of American music "I learned courage from Buddha, Jesus, Lincoln, and Mr. Cary Grant." So said Peggy... read more

Fever - PDF free download eBook

Looking for file fever.pdf to download for free? Use our search system and download the ebook for computer, smartphone or online reading. Also, you can buy a paper edition of Fever for only $9.99. Links to the on-line stores you'll find on this page.

Details of Fever

Exact title of the book
Fever
Book author
Peter Richmond
ISBN
9781466818804
Publisher
Henry Holt and Co.
Published
Apr 17, 2007
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
464
File size (in PDF)
4176 kB

Some brief overview of book

The first major biography of the legendary singeran enthralling account of a charismatic artist moving through the greatest, most glamorous era of American music "I learned courage from Buddha, Jesus, Lincoln, and Mr. Cary Grant." So said Peggy Lee, the North Dakota girl who sang like she'd just stepped out of Harlem. Einstein adored her; Duke Ellington dubbed her "the Queen." With her platinum cool and inimitable whisper she sold twenty million records, made more money than Mickey Mantle, and along with pals Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby presided over music's greatest generation. Yet beneath the diamonds she was still Norma Delores Egstrom, insecure and always looking for acceptance.

Drawing on exclusive interviews and new information, Peter Richmond delivers a complex, compelling portrait of an artist and an era that begins with a girl plagued by loss, her father's alcoholism, and her stepmother's abuse. One day she gets on a train hoping her music will lead her someplace better. It doesto a new town and a new name; to cities and clubs where a gallery of brilliant innovators are ushering in a brand-new beat; to four marriages, a daughter, Broadway, Vegas, and finally Hollywood.

Richmond traces how Peggy rose, right along with jazz itself, becoming an unstoppable hit-maker ("Fever," "MaƱana," "Is That All There Is?"). We see not only how this unforgettable star changed the rhythms of music, but also howwith her drive to create, compose, and performshe became an artist whose style influenced k. d. lang, Nora Jones, and Diana Krall. Fever brings the lady alive againand makes her swing.

About author

Richmond has been an award-winning reporter and feature writer for GQ magazine for two decades. He has covered everything from Rosemary Clooney to sports, and his work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, and Rolling Stone. He has appeared many times on National Public Radio's Morning Edition.

He lives in Dutchess County, New York.

Download Fever as e-book

Press the button start search and wait a little while. Using file-sharing servers API, our site will find the e-book file in various formats (such as PDF, EPUB and other). Please do not reload the page during the search. A typical file search time is about 15-20 seconds.

Fever

Free service that helps find an e-book in automatic mode on private file-sharing servers.