Graham Salisbury

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Salisbury in June 2014
Born (1944-04-11) April 11, 1944 (age 70)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Pen name Sandy Salisbury (pop musician)
Occupation Writer, musician
Nationality American
Period 1992–present (as writer)
Genre Children's fiction
Website
grahamsalisbury.com

Graham Salisbury (born April 11, 1944) is an American children's writer. His best known work is Under the Blood Red Sun, a historical novel that features a Japanese-American boy and his family during World War II. Under the name Sandy Salisbury he was a pop musician in the late 1960s, notably with The Millennium.

Biography[edit]

Salisbury was born in Philadelphia. He grew up in Hawaii and lived in Kailua, Oahu. Later he attended Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Kamuela, Hawaii.

Salisbury was a songwriter and musician in the late 1960s, and is best known for his association with Curt Boettcher. He was a member of Boettcher's groups The Millennium and The Ballroom (whose 1966 album remained unreleased until 2001), before attempting a solo career of his own, with Boettcher producing, on Gary Usher's Together Records label.

He performed on many hit recordings from bands such as The Association, Paul Revere and The Raiders, Tommy Roe and many others.

On The Millennium's only album, Begin, he played guitar, sung and contributed 1 self-penned song, 5 A.M.

Though several singles were released and an album was completed, the financial failure of the label contributed to the commercial failure of the singles and caused the album to remain unreleased for over 30 years.

In the early 2000s, compilations of his work started appearing, including the release of his late 1960s solo album.

Salisbury worked several jobs before writing children's fiction (under his given name).

He lives with his family in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Books[edit]

Calvin Coconut[edit]

Children's novels by Salisbury, illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers, and published by the Random House imprint Wendy Lamb Books; set primarily in Hawaii.

  • Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet (2009)
  • Calvin Coconut: Zippy Fix (2009)
  • Calvin Coconut: Dog Heaven (2010)
  • Calvin Coconut: Zoo Breath (2010)
  • Calvin Coconut: Hero of Hawaii (2011)
  • Calvin Coconut: Kung Fooey (2011)
  • Calvin Coconut: Man Trip (2012), volume 7, 133 pp. – Calvin is in the fourth grade OCLC 815735050
  • Calvin Coconut: Rocket Ride (2012)
  • Calvin Coconut: Extra Famous (2013)

Discography[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hunt for the bamboo rat". Library of Congress Catalog Record. Retrieved 2014-07-12.

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