Biographies of Rock and Roll Stars

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The Bee Gees: The Biography
David N. Meyer

BIOGRAPHY BEE GEES

The Bee Gees is the epic family saga of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb, and it is riddled with astonishing highs—especially as they became the definitive band of the disco era, fueled by Saturday Night Fever and crashing lows, including the tragic drug-fueled downfall of youngest brother, Andy.


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Chronicles, Volume 1
Bob Dylan

BIOGRAPHY DYLAN

His voice is distinctively American: generous of spirit, engaged, fanciful and rhythmic. A poignant reflection on life, and the people and places that helped shape the man and the art.


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Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock 'n' Roll
Lou Gramm, Scott Pitoniak

BIOGRAPHY GRAMM

An insider’s look into the life of the man Rolling Stone magazine referred to as “the Pavarotti of rock.”


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Joan Jett
Todd Oldham

BIOGRAPHY JETT

Rock-and-roll goddess Joan Jett holds a beloved place in the world of music. She started her first band, The Runaways, at age fifteen and has blazed a trail that has inspired and thrilled her fans to this day.


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Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of Rock 'n' Roll in America's Loudest City
Steve Miller

BIOGRAPHY MILLER

“From the Stooges to the White Stripes, Eminem, and Kid Rock, and whole casts of other great bands and performers, Detroit has always produced louder, more rumbling, more subversive rock music than any city in the world.” —Steve Miller


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Love Him Madly: An Intimate Memoir of Jim Morrison
Judy Huddleston

BIOGRAPHY MORRISON

“A poignant true story about a unique love affair, intimately told and wonderfully written, involving the legendary Jim Morrison.” —John Rechy, author of City of Night


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I Am Ozzy
Ozzy Osbourne

BIOGRAPHY OSBOURNE

A memoir of his long and colorful career— from his humble beginnings to his days fronting Black Sabbath and rise as a successful solo artist.


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Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll: My Life in Rock
Stephen Pearcy, Sam Benjamin

BIOGRAPHY PEARCY

The lead singer of the 1980s hair-metal band Ratt reveals all the aspects of rock star excess, including the groupies, the trashed hotel rooms, and the drugs.


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I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon
Touré

BIOGRAPHY PRINCE

In-depth interviews with Prince’s band members, former girlfriends, musicologists, and even Bible scholars to deconstruct the artist’s life and work.


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Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson,Ben Greenman

BIOGRAPHY QUESTLOVE

Questlove tells his own story while tackling some of the lates, the greats, the fakes, the philosophers, the heavyweights and the true originals of the music world.


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You Don't Know Me but You Don't Like Me: Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and My Misadventures with Two of Music's Most Maligned Tribes
Nathan Rabin

BIOGRAPHY RABIN

“An extremely funny and engaging book about how fandom provides people with surrogate families and a way to escape day-to-day banality.” (Rolling Stone (four-star review))


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Life
Keith Richards

BIOGRAPHY RICHARDS

Richards, one of the Rolling Stones’ founding members, opens up about his childhood, rise to superstardom and personal life. We read of the turbulent relationships to his drug shenanigans that made him even more of a legend amongst his fans.


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Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways
Evelyn McDonnell

BIOGRAPHY RUNAWAYS

Joan Jett, Sandy West, Cherrie Currie, lead guitarist Lita Ford, and bassists Jackie Fox and Vicky Blue were pre-punk bandits, fostering revolution girl style decades before that became a riot grrrl catchphrase.


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Pete Seeger: In His Own Words
Pete Seeger

BIOGRAPHY SEEGER

“Letters, notes to himself, published articles, rough drafts, stories and poetry [create] the most intimate picture yet available of Seeger as a musician, an activist, and a family man.”—Publisher


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Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters (Musicians in Their Own Words)
Jeff Burger

BIOGRAPHY SPRINGSTEEN

An extensive collection of Springsteen’s spoken words over the past 40 years.


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Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville
Michael Streissguth

BIOGRAPHY STREISSGUTH

With archival photographs throughout, Outlaw is a comprehensive examination of a fascinating shift in country music, and the three unbelievably talented musicians who forged the way.


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Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division
Peter Hook

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The bassist for the band Joy Division, the godfathers of alternative rock who reinvented music in the post-punk era, recounts how four young men from Manchester rose from the punk scene to create music that would define a generation.


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