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Biography & Autobiography Books - Musicians & Composers - Bestsellers - Page 12

Sympathy for the Drummer: Why Charlie Watts Matters Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781493059812
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Published: Backbeat Books - August 1st, 2021

Sympathy for the Drummer: Why Charlie Watts Matters is both a gonzo rush--capturing the bristling energy of the Rolling Stones and the times in which they lived--and a wide-eyed reflection on why the Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World needed the world's greatest rock 'n' roll drummer. Across five decades, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has had the best seat in the house.


Elegant People: A History of the Band Weather Report Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9781493059997
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Published: Backbeat Books - June 15th, 2021

Elegant People is the definitive history of Weather Report, the premier fusion band of the 1970s and beyond. Founded in late 1970 by three stars of the jazz world--keyboardist Joe Zawinul, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and bassist Miroslav Vitous--Weather Report went on to become the most unique and enduring jazz band of its era, with a style of music wholly its own.


Baby Girl: Better Known as Aaliyah Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982156848
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Published: Atria Books - August 17th, 2021

In a definitive and “excellent homage to a star who left this planet too soon” (Questlove), the life, career, tragic death, and evolution of Aaliyah into a music legend are explored—featuring in-depth research and exclusive interviews.

By twenty-two years old, Aaliyah had already accomplished a staggering amount: hit records, acclaimed acting roles, and fame


Changes: An Oral History of Tupac Shakur Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982170462
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 8th, 2021

A New Yorker writer’s intimate, revealing account of Tupac Shakur’s life and legacy, timed to the fiftieth anniversary of his birth and twenty-fifth anniversary of his death.

In the summer of 2020, Tupac Shakur’s single “Changes” became an anthem for the worldwide protests against the murder of George Floyd.


White Line Fever: The Autobiography Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780806541181
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Published: Citadel - May 25th, 2021

Now reissued for the first time since its original nearly 20 years ago, the bestselling autobiography of Motörhead singer and bassist Lemmy is the headbanging true story of a rock legend whose name was synonymous with notorious excess.


Tina Turner: That's My Life Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9780847869169
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Published: Rizzoli - October 6th, 2020

The first authorized pictorial autobiography for the trade by the legendary Tina Turner, containing iconic as well as never-before-seen candid photos, letters, and other personal items of The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, from her early career to today.


She Said It Best: Dolly Parton: Wit & Wisdom to Color & Display Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250134547
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Published: Castle Point Books - June 20th, 2017

Dolly Parton is a country music legend, but also one of America’s most beloved celebrities. Her warmth, spirit, and no-nonsense advice is embraced by millions of people who love her positive personality and encouraging attitude. In this coloring book, Dolly’s inspiring words will be paired with equally inspiring designs to color.

Sample quotations include:


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Janis: Her Life and Music Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781476793115
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 13th, 2020

This extraordinarily intimate and “gripping” (Vanity Fair) biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was.

Janis Joplin’s first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you could only f


Somebody to Love: The Life, Death, and Legacy of Freddie Mercury Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781681884097
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Published: Weldon Owen - May 8th, 2018

For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare.


Divided Soul: The Life Of Marvin Gaye Cover Image
$17.50
ISBN: 9780306811913
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Published: Da Capo Press - May 8th, 2003

"A biography as dramatic as any to come out of the pop field . . . told with sympathy and unflinching candor."--San Francisco Chronicle


A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781524742850
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Published: Dutton - November 10th, 2020

The New York Times Bestseller!

After decades of silence, Robyn Crawford, close friend, collaborator, and confidante of Whitney Houston, shares her story.


Hip Hop Family Tree Book 2: 1981-1983 Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781606997567
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Published: Fantagraphics - September 7th, 2014

The second installment of this acclaimed graphic novel hip-hop history (originally serialized on the popular website Boing Boing) covers the years 1981-1983. 2015 Eisner Award Winner: Best Reality-Based Work.