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Words Without Music: A Memoir
Words Without Music: A Memoir
by Philip Glass
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A world-renowned composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores, Philip Glass has, almost single-handedly, crafted the dominant sound of late twentieth-century classical music. Rapturous in its ability to depict the creative process, allows readers to... (read more)

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Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead
Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead
by Bill Kreutzmann and Benjy Eisen
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The Grateful Dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. For thirty years, beginning in the hippie scene of San Francisco in 1965, they were a musical institution, the original jam band that broke new ground in so many ways. From... (read more)

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Girl in a Band: A Memoir
Girl in a Band: A Memoir
by Kim Gordon
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Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story — a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll... (read more)

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It's a Long Story: My Life
It's a Long Story: My Life
by Willie Nelson
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The definitive autobiography of Willie Nelson This is the unvarnished, complete story of Willie Nelson's life, told in his distinct voice and leaving no moment or experience unturned, from Texas and Nashville to Hawaii and his legendary bus. Having... (read more)

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Just Kids
Just Kids
by Patti Smith
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In her memoir Just Kids, Smith chronicles her lifelong friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. A gifted wordsmith, she's vividly observant and sometimes painfully self-aware, with a voice possessed not only of yearning but also of experience.... (read more)

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The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
by Amanda Palmer
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Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician... (read more)

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Life
Life
by Keith Richards and James Fox
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This riveting autobiography by celebrated (and famously hard-living) guitar legend Keith Richards reads with the unforgettable hook and crisp ferocity of the best Rolling Stones songs — most of which you'll rush to replay after learning about their... (read more)

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George Harrison Behind the Locked Door
George Harrison Behind the Locked Door
by Graeme Thomson
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As a Beatle, Harrison underwent a bewilderingly compressed early adulthood, buffeted by unprecedented levels of fame and success. The notoriously shy performer mostly ceded the spotlight to his more flamboyant bandmates John, Paul, and Ringo, but after... (read more)

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Catch a Wave: the Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson (07 Edition)
Catch a Wave: the Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson (07 Edition)
by Peter James Carlin
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Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, along with Mike Love and Al Jardine - better known as the Beach Boys, rocketed out of a working-class Los Angeles suburb in the early sixties, and their sun-and-surf sound captured the imagination of kids across the world.... (read more)

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The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs
The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs
by Michael Feinstein
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From celebrated entertainer Michael Feinstein comes a beautifully illustrated account of the lives and legacies of the Gershwins—told through stories of twelve of their greatest songs. In addition to a DVD, this special edition has a slip cover... (read more)

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Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul
Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul
by Mark Ribowsky
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When he died suddenly at the age of twenty-six, Otis Redding (1941-1967) had already become the conscience of a new kind of soul music. Sure, Berry Gordy might have built the first black-owned music empire at Motown, but Redding was doing something as... (read more)

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Decoded
Decoded
by Jay Z
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Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time.Hip-hop's renaissance man drops a... (read more)

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No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead
No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead
by Peter Richardson
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For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. No Simple Highway is the first book to ask the simple question of why—and attempt to answer it. Drawing on new research... (read more)

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Diary of a Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern Rap
Diary of a Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern Rap
by Brad Jordan
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From Geto Boys legend and renowned storyteller Scarface comes a passionate memoir about how hip-hop changed the life of a kid from the south side of Houston, and how he rose to the top—and ushered in a new generation of rap dominance Scarface... (read more)

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Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession
Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession
by Ian Bostridge
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IAN BOSTRIDGE is universally recognized as one of the greatest Lieder interpreters of our era. In addition to his numerous award-winning recordings of opera and song, he was the original Caliban in Thomas Adès’s The Tempest, and he played... (read more)

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Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone
Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone
by Marky Ramone
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The inside story behind one of the most revered bands in music history during the early days of punk rock in New York, from legendary drummer Marky Ramone.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Rolling Stoneandlt;/Iandgt; ranked the Ramones at #26 on... (read more)

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Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth
Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth
by John Szwed
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The definitive biography of Alan Lomax-from John Szwed,andquot;the best music biographer in the businessandquot; (L.A. Weekly). One of the most remarkable figures of the twentieth century, Alan Lomax was best known for bringing legendary musicians like... (read more)

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Dark Days: A Memoir
Dark Days: A Memoir
by Randy Blythe
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Lamb of god vocalist D. Randall Blythe finally tells the whole incredible story of his arrest, incarceration, trial, and acquittal for manslaughter in the Czech Republic over the tragic and accidental death of a concertgoer in this riveting, gripping... (read more)

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The Beatles Anthology
The Beatles Anthology
by The Beatles
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The international best-seller is now in paperback! From their years growing up in Liverpool through their ride to fame to their ultimate breakup, heres the inside story. Interwoven with The Beatles own memories are the recollections of such associates as... (read more)

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Life
Life
by Keith Richards
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The long-awaited autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Ladies and gentlemen: Keith Richards. With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that roused the world, and he lived the... (read more)

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