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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.
Ramones: An American Band
Ramones
An American Band
Paperback      ISBN: 0312093691
Traces the history of the popular rock group, looks at their major albums, and describes the films that have featured their music
Rock Folk: Portraits from the Rock 'N Roll Pantheon
Rock Folk
Portraits from the Rock 'N Roll Pantheon
Paperback      ISBN: 0806512067
Bowie: Loving the Alien
Bowie
Loving the Alien
Paperback      ISBN: 0306808544
"Based on interviews with family members, colleagues, lovers, and the previously silent William Burroughs, this unsparing yet evenhanded biography guides the reader through the many personas, crises, a"
Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions 1960-1994
Bob Dylan
The Recording Sessions 1960-1994
Paperback      ISBN: 0312150679
A comprehensive listing and evaluation of all of the legendary musician's recording sessions includes information on every song Dylan recorded and a list of accompanying musicians
Mingus/Mingus: Two Memoirs
Mingus/Mingus
Two Memoirs
Paperback      ISBN: 0879101490
Two friends of the late jazz musician and composer relate their memories of him as their guide in the flamboyent literary art world of the Eisenhower/Kennedy era, and as an abiding presence in their lives
Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley
Last Train to Memphis
The Rise of Elvis Presley
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316332208
A fresh portrait of Elvis Presley, based on hundreds of interviews and a decade of research, emerges in the first volume of a two-part biography of the King, covering Elvis's life up to his Army induction. 100,000 first printing. Tour.
Five Against One: The Pearl Jam Story
Five Against One
The Pearl Jam Story
Paperback      ISBN: 0140276424
Traces the rise of the rock band Pearl Jam to the top of the burgeoning Seattle music scene and on to superstardom, focusing on the band's confrontational singer, Eddie Vedder
Electro Shock: Groundbreakers of Synth Music
Electro Shock
Groundbreakers of Synth Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0879305827
Offers interviews with the artists and groups behind electronica music, including Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Bjork, Kraftwerk, and others, along with background and technical details on the equipment they use.
Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn
Lush Life
A Biography of Billy Strayhorn
Paperback      ISBN: 0865475121
Nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award Billy Strayhorn (1915-67) was one of the greatest composers in the history of American music, the creator of a body of work that includes such standards as "Take the 'A' Train." Yet all his life Strayhorn was overshadowed by his fri and collaborator Duke Ellington, with whom he worked for three decades as the Ellington Orchestra's ace songwriter and arranger.A "definitive" corrective (USA Today) to decades of patchwork scholarship and journalism about this giant of jazz, Lush Life is a vibrant and absorbing account of the "lush life" Strayhorn and other jazz musicians led in Harlem and Paris. While composing some of the most gorgeous American music of this century, Strayhorn labored under a complex agreement whereby Ellington took the bows for his work; until his life was tragically cut short by cancer and alcohol abuse, the small, shy black composer carried himself with singular style and grace as one of the few jazzmen to be openly homosexual. Lush Life has sparked an enthusiastic revival of interest in Billy Strayhorn's work. It is already acknowledged as a jazz classic.