Friday, October 31, 2014

New & Novel: Music Biographies

There have been a spate of new musicians' biographies and memoirs in the library catalog recently!  Whether you prefer soul, rock, R&B, gospel, Celtic punk, or jazz, you'll find someone to read about.

Bowie: The Biography by Wendy Leigh

Dancing with Myself by Billy Idol

27: A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse by Howard Sounes

Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s by Tom Doyle

Face the Music: A Life Exposed by Paul Stanley

Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin by David Ritz

Herbie Hancock: Possibilities by Herbie Hancock with Lisa Dickey

Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me by Yamma Brown with Robin Gaby Fisher

Living Like a Runaway: A Memoir by Lita Ford

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg, Jerry Lee Lewis

On the Road with Janis Joplin by John Byrne Cooke

Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light by Carlos Santana

I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway by Greg Kot

Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life and Cars by Neil Young

Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues by James Fearnley

Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith by Joe Perry with David Ritz

Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s by Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein

If you enjoy reading books about music and/or musicians, try other books by Greg Kot, Peter Guralnick, Simon Reynolds, Alex Ross, Rob Sheffield, Greil Marcus, Elijah Wald, Ben Ratliff, Steve Turner, Nadine Cohodas, Ethan Mordden, Ken Emerson, Jean A. Boyd, and Ted Gioia.

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