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Donald Clarke is an American writer on music. He was the author/editor of the Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (1989, 1998) which is now available free on his website (see below). Clarke's other books include Wishing On The Moon: The Life and Times of Billie Holiday (1994), The Rise And Fall Of Popular Music (1995), and All Or Nothing At All: A Life Of Frank Sinatra (1997). Of these the Billie Holiday book was the only one in print as of 2006, reprinted by Da Capo Press in 2000 under the title Billie Holiday: Wishing On The Moon.
Total Books: 29
Clarke was born in 1940 and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin, worked ten years in a car factory, and graduated from the U. of Wisconsin—Madison. He lived in England from 1973 to 1998 before moving to Austin, Texas for five years. He moved to West Des Moines, Iowa in 2003, where he worked for a time on the music e-zines blueswax.com and folkwax.com. In June 2008 he launched a website at donaldclarkemusicbox.com, which contains three of his books and other stuff. In November 2009 he relocated to Allentown, Pennsylvania.