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An American Journey: Over 30 Years on the Road to Memories, Music & Legend [Hardcover]

By Joseph S. Bonsall (Author)
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Follow the incredible story of the legendary Oak Ridge Boys, who, from the lean years of the 70s in Las Vegas to the glory days of the early 80s with their smash hit "Elvira," have started every big decision with a prayer, as told by long-time member Joe Bonsal, with full-color photos throughout.

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How do you manage to keep on going after all of these years?" "Bottom line . . . we love what we do." Follow the incredible long-lasting career of the Oak Ridge Boys, the singing legend that started as the Georgia Clodhoppers. Their history is varied and amusing, from the lean years of the early '70s (including a stint at the Nugget Hotel in Vegas, with the opening act of two elephants named "Bertha" and "Teena") to the glory days of the early '80s (including the smash hit "Elvira," Grammy awards, and appearances on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson) and on to special private concerts for the president and his family. The versatile Oak Ridge Boys has been called "a Gospel quartet singing country music with a rock and roll attitude" and is as American as baseball or apple pie. The group still sings and tours, pleasing their long-time fans, and making many new fans every day.

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Studio: New Leaf Press (AR)
Pages   143
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.14" Width: 9.24" Height: 0.98"
Weight:   1.85 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2004
Publisher   New Leaf Press/Master Books
ISBN  0892216018  
ISBN13  9780892216017  

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Joseph S. Bonsall is an avid writer, songwriter, and 40-plus year member of the legendary American music group The Oak Ridge Boys. His previous books include G. I. Joe and Lillie and several children s books. For relaxation, Joe retreats to his 350-acre farm on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line with his wife, Mary, and their seven cats. He also plays the banjo!


Joseph S. Bonsall currently resides in Hendersonville, in the state of Tennessee.

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What A Great Book  Mar 24, 2007
This book is a must have for fans of the Oak Ridge Boys. It is well written by Joe Bonsall and has many very interesting articles about the group and its history.
A wonderful look at the Oak Ridge Boys.  Dec 21, 2006
I bought this book last year after one of the Oak Ridge Boys concerts and I'm very happy I did. Joe Bonsall has written a great book, humorous yet moving. It explains how he came to be part of the Oak Ridge Boys and their rise to success. It is chock full of pictures and Joe has penned some witty captions as well. The early days in gospel were very informative; I, for one, had not realized how the group could be a great success in gospel music and still just a step away from starving. The only item the book does not discuss is the discord and subsequent breakup with William Lee Golden for a few years. Given the fact that the quartet is back together again with seemingly no problems now, that's probably wise. I should mention that Mr. Bonsall does not gloss over the fact that Golden was gone and there's a nice tribute to Steve Sanders as well. I enjoyed the insiders look at their concerts plus seeing how they cope with life on the road. Joe Bonsall has written quite a bit about the group and it is all very informative. If you enjoy the Oak Ridge Boys, you'll definitely love this book.
An American Journey  Feb 25, 2006
If you are an Oak Ridge Boys Fan like I am,you will love this book.

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