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Heavier than Heaven by Charles R Cross
  

Heavier than Heaven

Biography / Autobiography   
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This is heaven; the best rock literature you're likely to get your hands on. Whether your a hard core fan or not it is a must read as it captures his moods, his lyrics, his passions, his successes and failures, his ups and his downs as well as the rock world at the time in a thought-provoking and truly compelling way. What's more it is beautifully written and no stone has been left unturned in terms of research.

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Heavier than Heaven by Charles R Cross

Alongside the death of Elvis Presley and the assassination of John Lennon, Kurt Cobain`s suicide in 1994 ranks as one of the generational milestones of American life - an epochal event in both rock `n` roll and youth culture.

This book is the story of Kurt Cobain`s life, from abject poverty to unbelievable wealth, power and fame. It traces the journey from his humble origins in Aberdeen to becoming lead singer of Nirvana, the most popular rock band in the world from 1991 to 1994, and the most influential band of the decade. The beautifully written text is complemented by 16 pages of photographs.

Reviews

‘Superbly researched and harrowing...The squalor is ghastly but the sheer sadness of Cobain's brief life is beautifully conveyed here. Cross has painstakingly accumulated a wealth of telling detail’ - Robert Sandall, Sunday Times

‘Cross’s research is impeccable...HEAVIER THAN HEAVEN is, or should be, the last word on Kurt Cobain.’- Lynn Barber, Daily Telegraph

‘I was very glad to read this biography, the result of four years' research and 400 interviews, not to mention the sainted Kurt's police and medical records AND his unpublished journals. I was in hog heaven all the way through - in a caring, wistful way, of course.’ - Julie Burchill, Guardian

About the Author

Charles R Cross
Charles R. Cross was born in Richmond, Virginia. He spent much of his childhood in Ashland, Virginia where for over one hundred years his family ran the local grocery store, H.J. Cross and Brothers. His father left the grocery business to become a professor of psychology, and the family traveled to a variety of university towns, as Dr. Herb Cross pursued advance degrees. The family lived in Richmond; Syracuse, New York; Storrs, Connecticut; and finally, Pullman, Washington, where Charles graduated from high school. He attended Parsons School of Design in New York, and Washington State University in Pullman, before graduating from the University of Washington in Seattle with a degree in Creative Writing. At the UW, he served as Editor of the Daily in 1979, and caused a whole lot of ruckus when he left the front page of the newspaper blank. The only type was a small line that read “The White Issue,” in deference to the Beatles’ White album.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th December 2006

Author

Charles R Cross

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Author's Website

www.charlesrcross.com/
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Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography

Rock & Pop music
Biography: arts & entertainment

ISBN

9780340739396

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