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The Beatles: The Biography
The Beatles
The Biography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316803529
Challenging popular myths attributed to the Beatles, an extensively researched band portrait traces their individual experiences of rising from young, angry rock-and-roll musicians to fame, in an account that endeavors to provide balanced coverage of all four members. 300,000 first printing.
Classic Rock Covers
Classic Rock Covers
Paperback      ISBN: 3822855405
Chopin's Letters
Chopin's Letters
Paperback      ISBN: 0486255646
Nearly 300 letters reveal Chopin as both man and artist and illuminate his fascinating world — Europe of the 1830s and 1840s. "delightful gossip . . . merry rather than malicious . . . engagingly witty." — Books. Preface. Index.
Wilderness: The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison
Wilderness
The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison
Paperback      ISBN: 0679726225
A collection of poems, diary entries, and drawings by the Doors' driving force is accompanied by a Morrison "self-interview" and an afterword by his best friend
Mozart
Mozart
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670882380
Presents a biography of the eighteenth-century Austrian composer
In Search of Buddy Bolden: First Man of Jazz
In Search of Buddy Bolden
First Man of Jazz
Paperback      ISBN: 0807118575
Paper reissue of the LSU Press edition originally published in 1978. Now on alkaline paper. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century
Lipstick Traces
A Secret History of the 20th Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0674535812
Explores the avant-garde history of twentieth-century Europe through the lifestyle and music of the Sex Pistols
Miles: The Autobiography
Miles
The Autobiography
Paperback      ISBN: 0671725823
For more than forty years Miles Davis has been in the front rank of American music. Universally acclaimed as a musical genius, Miles is one of the most important and influential musicians in the world. The subject of several biographies, now Miles speaks out himself about his extraordinary life. Miles: The Autobiography, like Miles himself, holds nothing back. For the first time Miles talks about his five-year silence. He speaks frankly and openly about his drug problem and how he overcame it. He condemns the racism he has encountered in the music business and in American society generally. And he discusses the women in his life. But above all, Miles talks about music and musicians, including the legends he has played with over the years: Bird, Dizzy, Monk, Trane, Mingus, and many others. The man who has given us some of the most exciting music of the past few decades has now given us a compelling and fascinating autobiography, featuring a concise discography and thirty-two pages of photographs.
Open Sky: Sonny Rollins and His World of Improvisation
Open Sky
Sonny Rollins and His World of Improvisation
Paperback      ISBN: 0306809885
Now in paperback: The first-ever biography of one of the legends of modern jazz, written with his full cooperation
Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky: Music and Myth
Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky
Music and Myth
Paperback      ISBN: 0814747272
Our cultural darlings make music; we make them mythic. Every musical genre begets a community of listeners, performers, and critics, and quite often those categories are blurred. From the principled punk refusal of celebrity to hip-hop's celebration of its power, the music world is self-obsessed. Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky assembles scholars, music writers, industry workers, and musicians, who offer a range of opinions and experience of the nature of fame. The collection focuses on commerce, the crowd, performance and image, history and memory, and romance. Contributors discuss black women icons, love-songs, the legacy of the blues, the image of the tortured rock star, MTV, the politics of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the joy of line-dancing, and more. The contributors are James Bernard, Anthony DeCurtis, Katherine Dieckmann, Chuck Eddy, Paul Gilroy, Daniel Glass, Lawrence Grossberg, Jessica Hagedorn, Kathleen Hanna, James Hannaham, Dave Hickey, Jon Langford, Greil Marcus, Angela McRobbie, Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky), Barbara O'Dair, Ann Powers, Toshi Reagon, Simon Reynolds, Robert Santelli, Jon Savage, Danyel Smith, Arlene Stein, Deena Weinstein, and Ellen Willis.