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THE ABC of 1-2-3: The True Story

by Billy Ritchie

1-2-3 are now acknowledged as  having a major influence on what became of music in the 1970s. Yet the band disappeared without trace in history, only to surface decades later, in circumstances that Mojo Magazine...


For Those Tears I Died: The Amazing Story About How One Song Brought Healing to Millions and Birthed Contemporary Christian Music

by Marsha Stevens-Pino

“The mother of contemporary Christian music" - Excerpt from "The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music", Sept. 2002

 “She is Conservative Christianity’s worst nightmare: a Jesus-loving, Bible-believing,...


Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero

by Ed Ward & Billy Gibbons

This is the definitive biography of the legendary guitarist whom Muddy Waters and B. B. King held in high esteem and who created the prototype for Clapton, Hendrix, Page, and those who followed. Bloomfield was...


Michael and Me: The Untold Story of Michael Jackson's Secret Romance

by Shana Mangatal

More than six years after his death, Michael Jackson continues to fascinate the world. Shana Mangatal was one of Jackson's only constant and true rocks of stability for nearly two decades. Their relationship...


Glinka

by M. Montagu Nathan

Originally published in 1917. This early works is a fascinating look at the life work of Glinka and still an interesting read today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and...


I Saw Him Standing There

by Mike Powell

Imagine if John Lennon was still alive.

What music would he be creating?

Would he still be doodling and drawing images he sees all around him?

Sadly at the young age of forty, his life was cruelly snatched...


The Age of Bowie

by Paul Morley

Author and industry insider Paul Morley explores the musical and cultural legacies left behind by “The Man Who Fell to Earth.”

Respected arts commentator and author Paul Morley, an artistic advisor to the...


Sick On You: The Disastrous Story of The Hollywood Brats, the Greatest Band You've Never Heard Of

by Andrew Matheson

MOJO magazine’s 2015 Book of the Year, the outrageous true story of the Hollywood Brats—the greatest punk band you've never heard of—brilliantly told by founding member Andrew Matheson

With only a guitar,...


A Season of Singing: Creating Feminist Jewish Music in the United States

by Sarah M. Ross

Describes the development of feminist Jewish songwriting in the United States and analyzes key composers and their songs


Singing In My Own Key: A Vocalist's Triumph Over Stroke

by Valerie L. Giglio & Suzanne Sherman

At forty-two years old, Valerie Giglio was heading for an even brighter future as both a successful lawyer and professional vocalist with two CDs to her name, when out of nowhere, she suffered a brain stem stroke...


Giacomo Puccini and His World

by Arman Schwartz & Emanuele Senici

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) is the world’s most frequently performed operatic composer, yet he is only beginning to receive serious scholarly attention. In Giacomo Puccini and His World, an international...


Never Say No To A Rock Star: In the Studio with Dylan, Sinatra, Jagger and More...

by Glenn Berger

In 1974, at the age of seventeen, author Glenn Berger served as "schlepper" and apprentice to the legendary recording engineer, Phil Ramone, at New York City's A&R Studios. He was witness to music history on...


Fleetwood Mac on Fleetwood Mac: Interviews and Encounters

by Sean Egan

Fleetwood Mac was a triumph from the beginning-their first album was the UK's bestselling album of 1968. After some low points-when founder Peter Green left, some fans felt that the band continuing was sacrilege-Lindsey...


Summary of Bare Bones: by Bobby Bones | Includes Analysis

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In his memoir Bare Bones: I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book, country music radio personality Bobby Bones, whose birth name is Bobby...


Kanye West Owes Me $300: And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made It Big

by Jensen Karp

“Kanye West Owes Me $300 might be the funniest rap memoir ever.” –LA Weekly

After Vanilla Ice, but before Eminem, there was "Hot Karl," the Jewish kid from the L.A. suburbs who became a rap battling legend—and...


The Roots of Rock, from Cardiff to Mississippi and Back

by Peter Finch

In The Roots of Rock, from Cardiff to Mississippi and Back Peter Finch reflects on how popular music has shaped both his life and the culture in which he lives, from first hearing American music on the radio...


Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines: The Life and Music of James Taylor

by Mark Ribowsky

In 1970 a scraggly, antiheroic young man from North Carolina by way of Massachusetts began  presenting a comforting new sound, a kind never heard before. Within a year, when young ears sought a new sound, there...


Together Through Life: A Personal Journey with the Music of Bob Dylan

by Chris Morris

Veteran journalist and critic Chris Morris looks back at his intense half-century-long relationship with the music of Bob Dylan, viewing the role the singer-songwriter’s work has played in his own life. A...


Summary of It's a Long Story: by Willie Nelson | Includes Analysis

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It’s a Long Story by Willie Nelson | Includes Analysis

 

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It’s a Long Story: My Life is country singer Willie Nelson’s memoir. The book chronicles his life as a musician, songwriter, and social...


Porcelain: A Memoir

by Moby

From one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time, a piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing account of the path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life of beauty, squalor, and unlikely...