Biography & Autobiography Books - Musicians & Composers - Page 5

Levon: From Down in the Delta to the Birth of the Band and Beyond Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781635769135
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Published: Diversion Books - August 31st, 2021

A dazzling, epic biography of Levon Helm--the beloved, legendary drummer and singer of the Band.

He sang the anthems of a generation: The Weight, Up on Cripple Creek, and Life Is a Carnival. Levon Helm's story--told here through sweeping research and interviews with close friends and fellow musicians--is the rollicking story of American popular music itself.


Confess: The Autobiography Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780306874932
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Published: Hachette Books - September 28th, 2021

The legendary frontman of Judas Priest, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time, celebrates five decades of heavy metal in this tell-all memoir.

Most priests hear confessions.


Talking to Myself Cover Image
$32.99
ISBN: 9781911374183
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Published: BMG Books - September 10th, 2021

It’s Chris Jagger’s turn to lift the lid on one of the most colorful and exotic periods in British cultural history. He unrolls an insider’s tale of growing up among the bombsites and ration books of post-war Dartford, weaving through the glittery underground of late 1960s countercultural London, and spending months in India before most trod that path.


Let Love Rule Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250813886
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Published: Picador - October 5th, 2021

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“I see my story as a suite of songs that have a magical connection.”

Let Love Rule is a work of deep reflection. Lenny Kravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humor.


Rock Concert: An Oral History as Told by the Artists, Backstage Insiders, and Fans Who Were There Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780802157911
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Published: Grove Press - November 9th, 2021

A lively, entertaining, wide-ranging oral history of the golden age of the rock concert based on over ninety interviews with musicians, promoters, stagehands, and others who contributed to the huge cultural phenomenon that is live rock


Three Pianos: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781648960208
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 26th, 2021

From beloved indie musician Andrew McMahon comes a searingly honest and beautifully written memoir about the challenges and triumphs of his life and career, as seen through the lens of his personal connection to three pianos.


Beefheart: Through the Eyes of Magic Cover Image
$36.99
ISBN: 9780992806231
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Published: The Last Music Company - September 2nd, 2021

A no-holds barred account of working with Beefheart featuring interviews with all key players inside and around The Magic Band and the Mothers Of Invention. As drummer and musical director for the iconoclastic Captain Beefheart, John "Drumbo" French was a key contributor to the band's many groundbreaking albums including Trout Mask Replica.


Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul (People of God) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780814664018
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Published: Liturgical Press - September 15th, 2021

In Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul, Deanna Witkowski brings a fresh perspective to the life and music of the legendary jazz pianist-composer Mary Lou Williams (1910-81).


My Life in Dire Straits: The Inside Story of One of the Biggest Bands in Rock History Cover Image
By John Illsley, Mark Knopfler (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781635769159
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Published: Diversion Books - November 9th, 2021

The first, and only, inside story of one of the greatest bands in rock history--Dire Straits--as told by founding member and bassist John Illsley


Silences So Deep: Music, Solitude, Alaska Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250800046
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Published: Picador - September 21st, 2021

"[An] illuminating memoir." —Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times

The story of a composer's life in the Alaskan wilderness and a meditation on making art in a landscape acutely threatened by climate change


Christmas with Elvis: The Official Guide to the Holidays from the King of Rock ’n’ Roll Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780762469765
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Published: Running Press Adult - October 5th, 2021

Celebrate Christmas with the King of Rock n' Roll!

For Elvis, Christmas at Graceland was a time for family and friends, a respite from the road and the recording studio. It was a time to sing gospel songs around the piano and give out extravagant gifts.

In this spirit, Christmas with Elvis is designed like a Christmas party Elvis himself would have liked.


Face the Music: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780385545877
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Published: Doubleday - December 7th, 2021

In this poignant memoir, the internationally celebrated bandleader reflects on family, illness, grief, and a bygone era of glamour, contemplating not just his career but the history of midcentury music and nightlife—and the enormously important role that the bandstand played in his life.