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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:52 PM
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BEST ROCK BIOGRAPHIES
From THE NEW BOOK OF ROCK LISTS by Dave Marsh & James Bernard (1994):

1. DIVIDED SOUL: THE LIFE OF MARVIN GAYE - David Ritz
2. CHUCK BERRY: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Chuck Berry
3. 'SCUSE ME WHILE I KISS THE SKY: THE LIFE OF JIMI HENDRIX - David Henderson
4. BEFORE I GET OLD: THE STORY OF THE WHO - Dave Marsh
5. BIG BEAT HEAT: ALAN FREED AND THE EARLY YEARS OF ROCK AND ROLL - John Jackson
6. DANCE WITH THE DEVIL: THE ROLLING STONES AND THEIR TIMES - Stanley Booth
7. STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF LEGENDARY BASSIST JAMES JAMERSON - Dr. Lix (Alan Slutsky)
8. BROTHER RAY - Ray Charles & David Ritz
9. ELVIS AND GLADYS - Elaine Dundy
10. AS NASTY AS THEY WANNA BE: THE UNCENSORED STORY OF THE 2 LIVE CREW - Luther Campbell & John R. Miller
11. ROUTE 666: ON THE ROAD TO NIRVANA - Gina Arnold
12. JAMES BROWN - James Brown & Bruce Tucker
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:54 PM
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1. ROFL - I love how he picks one of his own books for #4
:D
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:02 PM
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2. In Marsh's defense, though, BEFORE I GET OLD is a damned fine book.
:shrug:
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:06 PM
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3. Moon: The Life and Death of a Rock Legend was really good, too.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:13 PM
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5. Agreed - that's a great book
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:09 PM
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4. Where in the hell is Spanish Tony's book about The Rolling Stones?
The most enjoyable book about the band. And that's coming from someone with waaaay too many books about The Rolling Stones on his shelves.
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