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Gushee, Lawrence.

Contents: Dramatis personae -- Before the beginning -- The first season -- The second season -- The third season -- The final season -- Life and music after the band.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.65 GUS

Dillon, Leo.

Summary: Synopsis: If you have ever been lucky enough to hear great jazz, then you will understand the pure magic of this book. Leo and Diane Dillon use bright colors and musical patterns that make music skip off the page in this toe-tapping homage to many jazz greats. From Miles Davis and Charlie Parker to Ella Fitzgerald, here is a dream team sure to knock your socks off. Learn about this popular...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Sky Press 2007

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DIL

Capaldi, Gina.

Summary: Zitkala-Š̌̌̌a finds that she can sing through her music, but also by writing stories and giving speeches and being an activist for Native American rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2011

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James, Rick

Summary: "Best known for his song "Super Freak," hitmaker, singer, innovator, producer, award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk groove and rock, the late Rick James collaborated with music biographer David Ritz in this posthumously published, wildly entertaining, and profound expression of a rock star's life and soul. He was the nephew of Temptations singer Melvin Franklin; a boy who watched and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pocket Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JAMES, RICK JAM

Lauterbach, Preston.

Summary: A definitive account of the birth of rock 'n' roll in black America...The Chitlin' Circuit brings us into the sweaty back rooms where such stars as James Brown, B. B. King, and Little Richard got their start.--Amazon.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.66 LAU

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Welcome Rain Publishers 2001

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 781.6 ERT

Chang, Sophia.

Summary: "Sophia Chang is a badass of the music industry. As the daughter of Korean immigrants in predominantly white suburban Vancouver, she grew up shunning the "model minority" myth. Armed with a fierce sense of independence, she moved to New York City and infiltrated the world of hip-hop, yet remained mostly in the shadows of the artists she supported. With her debut memoir, Sophia Chang is finally...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2020

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Weller, Sheila.

Summary: "Girls Like Us" is a groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America's most important musical artists--Carly Simon, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell--and offers an epic treatment of these mid-century women who dared to break tradition.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.6 WEL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 782.421 Weller

Connolly, Ray

Summary: An intimate yet unsparing biography of one of the greatest and most mythologised musicians of the twentieth century. John Lennon was a rock star, a school clown, a writer, a wit, an iconoclast, a sometime peace activist and finally an eccentric millionaire. He was also a Beatle - his plain-speaking and impudent rejection of authority catching, and eloquently articulating, the group's moment in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LENNON, JOHN CON

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Saddleback Educational Pub. 2008

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 741.5 Presley 2008

Summary: A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PUN

Pelly, Jenn

Summary: The Raincoats were not the most famous band of late 70s London punk, nor were they the most critically acclaimed. But the peculiar charms of this pioneering feminist punk band helped bolster the iconic Rough Trade label at its radical beginnings. The brilliantly anti-commercial Raincoats is one of our earliest documents of D.I.Y. as an aesthetic-timeless spiritual music for Riot Grrrls, indie...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 780.33 PEL

Schemel, Patty

Summary: Hit So Hard begins with stories from a childhood informed by the AA meetings Schemel's parents hosted in the family living room. Their divorce triggered her rebellious adolescence and first forays into drinking at age 11, which coincided with her passion for punk rock and playing drums. Her efforts to come to terms with her sexuality further drove her memorably hard playing, and by the late...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHEMEL, PATTY SCH

Day, Morris

Summary: A memoir by Morris Day of The Time centering around his lifelong relationship and association with Prince. Composer, soul singer, drummer, and band leader, Day has been a force in American music for the past four decades. Here he chronicles his creative process with an explosive prose that mirrors his intoxicating music. A major theme is his lifelong friendship and years of musical partnership...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DAY, MORRIS DAY

Cachin, Olivier

Summary: Shares brief biographies of forty influential black musicians, including James Brown, The Fugees, and Rihanna.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wide Eyed Editions 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 782.42 CAC

Richards, Matt

Summary: "For the first time, readers have access to [an] ... account of the crucial moments leading up to Jackson's demise. Drawing on court documents and testimonials, [the book] presents a multi-perspective tracking of every individual involved and the part they played as the tragedy unfolded, examining forensically the mystery of the 83 minutes that elapsed from the moment Dr. Murray suggested he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 782 RIC

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JACKSON, MICHAEL RIC

Russell-Brown, Katheryn

Summary: "A biography of African American musician Melba Doretta Liston, a virtuoso musician who played the trombone and composed and arranged music for many of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century. Includes afterword, discography, and sources"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books Inc. 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LIS

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB LISTON RUS

Springsteen, Bruce.

Summary: Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as 'The Big Bang': seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 SPRINGSTEEN, BRUCE Spr

Booker T.

Summary: "The long-awaited memoir of Booker T. Jones, leader of the famed Stax Records house band, architect of the Memphis soul sound, and one of the most legendary figures in music. From Booker T. Jones's earliest years in segregated Memphis, music was the driving force in his life. While he worked paper routes and played gigs in local nightclubs to pay for lessons and support his family, Jones, on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BOOKER T. BOO

Sting

Summary: Having been a songwriter most of my life, condensing my ideas and emotions into short rhming couplets and setting them to music, I had never really considered writing a book. But upon arriving at the reflective age of fifty, I found myself drawn, for the first time, to write long passages that were as stimulating and intriguing to me as any songwrting I had ever done. And so Broken Music began...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Press 2003

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Kelly, R.

Summary: The R&B performer and producer traces the story of his life and career, describing his battle with a learning disorder, his collaborations with such icons as Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin, and his difficulties with personal and legal challenges.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hay House 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KELLY, R. KEL

Ribowsky, Mark

Summary: After he died in the backseat of a Cadillac at the age of twenty-nine, Hank Williams, a frail, flawed man who had become country music's most compelling and popular star, instantly morphed into its first tragic martyr. Having hit the heights in the postwar era with simple songs of heartache and star-crossed love, he would, with that outlaw swagger, become in death a template for the rock...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B WILLIAMS RIB

13 holds on 4 copies

Summary: The true life story of Christian music megastar Jeremy Camp and his remarkable journey of love and loss that proves there is always hope in the midst of tragedy, and that faith tested is the only faith worth sharing.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE I

Segerman, Steve

Summary: Two young South Africans set out to determine what happened to early '70s Detroit rocker Rodriguez, who became a cult superstar in their country.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE SEA

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3 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC SEA
1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC SEA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD SEA RATED PG-13

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