A book of out-of-the-ordinary tales ,funny and bittersweet’ "The Music Business & the Monkey Business: Recollections” by Lynn and Larry Elgart, chronicles the rollercoaster ride of the couple’s more than 70 years in the music business.
LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. (PRWEB) December 03, 2014
A book of out-of-the-ordinary tales, funny and bittersweet’ “The Music Business & the Monkey Business: Recollections” (published by Archway Publishing) by Lynn and Larry Elgart, chronicles the rollercoaster ride of the couple’s more than 70 years in the music business.
Although Les became the more familiar name of the two brothers, this book reveals for the first time that Les Elgart woke up one morning to find that he was famous and had nothing to do with his success. Readers will encounter colorful characters and celebrities, brotherly sacrifice and the ups and downs Larry’s life dealt him as he adapted to maintain relevancy in the ever-changing music industry. Lynn adds to driving force that makes it happen.
“Hooked on Swing” became the largest selling swing/big-band record in the ‘80s – selling more than two million copies. Larry went from the number-one college prom favorite in the ‘50s to an overnight sensation at age 60.
An excerpt from “The Music Business & the Monkey Business”:
“I wrote Bandstand Boogie, the theme for American Bandstand, before Dick Clark inherited it and before Barry Manilow wrote lyrics. American Bandstand ran on TV for over 50 years.”
“The Music Business & the Monkey Business”
By Lynn and Larry Elgart
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Authors
Lynn and Larry Elgart have been married 51 years. Over a span of 60 years, Larry Elgart has recorded with Decca, Brunswick, MGM, Columbia, RCA, and Sony. Lynn Elgart is a graduate of Brandeis University and was a student at the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University .Larry Elgart began playing in bands when he was 15 before forming his own band. Fifty-five albums began in 1952 when “Sophisticated Swing” sky-rocketed. Larry retired at 86 and Lynn is artist for her jewelry company Big Band Beads.
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