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On the Road with Janis Joplin

by John Byrne Cooke

As a road manager and filmmaker, he helped run the Janis Joplin show-and record it for posterity. Now he reveals the never-before-told story of his years with the young woman from Port Arthur who would become...


Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac: The Autobiography

by Mick Fleetwood & Anthony Bozza

"After forty-six years of being on the road, this is the right time to look back in a way I've never done before: now and then. This is the story of my life in rock and roll -- and how the band that has meant...


Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir

by George Clinton & Ben Greenman

The long-awaited memoir from one of the greatest bandleaders, hit makers, and most influential pop artists of our time—known for over forty R&B hit singles—George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic.

George...


Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

by Herbie Hancock & Lisa Dickey

The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time

In Herbie Hancock the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a life and a thriving career that has spanned seven...


The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones

by Stanley Booth & Greil Marcus

Stanley Booth, a member of the Rolling Stones’ inner circle, met the band just a few months before Brian Jones drowned in a swimming pool in 1968. He lived with them throughout their 1969 tour across the United...


27: Amy Winehouse

by Chris Salewicz

In 27: Amy Winehouse, the first in a series of exclusive ebooks, acclaimed music writer Chris Salewicz celebrates the life of one of the most talented performers of recent times. In an intimate mini-biography,...


27: Kurt Cobain

by Chris Salewicz

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana frontman, died aged just 27. In this insightful mini-biography, respected music critic Chris Salewicz examines Cobain's journey from sensitive loner to generational icon. Salewicz scrutinizes...


27: Brian Jones

by Chris Salewicz

Brian Jones, multi-instrumentalist, visionary and the "golden boy of the '60s", was, at the age of 27, the first rock casualty of his generation. A strange, somewhat impenetrable character, Brian Jones was a...


27: Janis Joplin

by Chris Salewicz

Janis Joplin, singer-songwriter, counterculture icon, the Queen of rock and roll, died aged just 27. During a short four-year career, blighted by alcoholism and drug abuse, she changed the face of music, carving...


27: Jimi Hendrix

by Chris Salewicz

James Marshall 'Jimi' Hendrix is the most famous and perhaps the most innovative guitarist in music history. He died aged 27. In this thought-provoking mini-biography, acclaimed author Chris Salewicz attends...


27: Jim Morrison

by Chris Salewicz

Jim Morrison, musician, singer and poet was found dead, the victim of a suspected heroin overdose, in a Paris apartment bathtub in 1971. He was 27.

Morrison was a talented, charismatic, wild-tempered cultural...


27: Robert Johnson

by Chris Salewicz

Robert Johnson was, according to Eric Clapton, "the most important blues singer that ever lived." An itinerant street musician, with a weakness for whisky and women, his is a life of pure legend-the man who...


Harry Partch, Hobo Composer

by S. Andrew Granade

During the Great Depression, Harry Partch rode the railways, following the fruit harvest across the country. From his experience among hoboes he found what he called "a fountainhead of pure musical Americana."...


Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets

by Wendy Lesser

Most previous books about Dmitri Shostakovich have focused on either his symphonies and operas, or his relationship to the regime under which he lived, or both, since these large-scale works were the ones that...


Stuart Adamson: In a Big Country

by Allan Glen

This is the book that fans of the Skids, Big Country and the Raphaels have been waiting for – a critical perspective not only of Adamson’s music and its wider cultural influence, but also the excesses of...


Some People Are Crazy: The John Martyn Story

by John Neil Munro

Described recently by Empire magazine as ‘Britain’s best ever blues singer’, John Martyn was one of rock music’s last real mavericks. Despite long-term addiction to alcohol and drugs, which contributed...


Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith

by Joe Perry & David Ritz

“An insightful and harrowing roller coaster ride through the career of one of rock and roll’s greatest guitarists. Strap yourself in.” —Slash

“Rocking Joe Perry ‘rocks’ again!” —Jimmy Page

Before...


Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones

by Paul Trynka

For the first time, the complete story of the enigmatic founder of the Rolling Stones and the early years of the band

Brian Jones was the golden boy of the Rolling Stones-the visionary who gave the band its...


Blues All Day Long: The Jimmy Rogers Story

by Wayne Everett Goins

The life and music of one of the most influential Chicago blues figures


The Ballad of Bob Dylan: A Portrait

by Daniel Mark Epstein & Daniel Mark Epstein

Through the lens of four seminal concerts,acclaimed poet and biographer DanielMark Epstein offers an intimate, nuancedlook at Bob Dylan: a vivid, full-bodiedportrait of one of the most influential artistsof...