by Larry Elgart & Lynn Elgart



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/18/2014

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781480812086
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781480812062
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781480812079

About the Book

Offering out-of-the ordinary tales, The Music Business and the Monkey Business by Lynn and Larry Elgart shares a range of experiences and characters. Humorous and bittersweet with gossipy vignettes, it explores the struggling days of the 1940s with the brothers Elgart trying to work in business together. It tells how Larry became the more famous brother with the mega hit Hooked on Swing and narrates what it was like to be an overnight sensation at age sixty. From the high seas to the Outback, Lynn and Larry give insight into their whirlwind life and music career.

With photos included, The Music Business and the Monkey Business offers a glimpse into being a musician for seventy five years.

“I loved the stories. If it’s not a best seller then the world has turned to s--t!”

—Ed Asner

About the Author

Lynn Elgart is a graduate of Brandeis University. She managed Larry’s band for 25 years. She now designs jewelry for her company Big Band Beads. Larry Elgart who wrote Bandstand Boogie, the theme for American Bandstand before Dick Clark inherited it and before Barry Manilow wrote lyrics –comes an insider’s view of how the music business has changed through the decades- detailing its ups and downs and the joy of being a part of it. They have been married fifty-one years.