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Summary: As a sci-fi obsessed woman living in near isolation, Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released Keyboard Fantasies in Huntsville, Ontario back in 1986. Recorded in an Atari-powered home studio, the cassette featured seven tracks of a curious folk-electronica hybrid, a sound realized far before its time. Three decades later the musician, now Glenn Copeland, began to receive emails from...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC KEY

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

Summary: There is nothing like a Greatful Dead concert!Since 1965, there have been over 3,000 Greatful Dead concerts, from the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park to the Gizeh Pyramids. At each of them, someone has stepped "on the bus" and become a Dead Head. Now, all of the Dead Head voices and visions have come together. Greatful Dead: The Official Book of the Dead Heads is a splendid mixture of musicians,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. Morrow 1983

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 784.5 GRA

Summary: It's true, Joan Jett became mega-famous from the number-one hit "I Love Rock n Roll," but that's only part of the story. This documentary gives a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning's 70s punk scene and the rocky road to rock stardom decades on. Their interviews are laced with amazing archival footage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BAD

Summary: Featuring almost 100 minutes of filmed unadulterated interviews, press conferences and other occasions of interest with Foo Fighters, during which Dave Grohl and his merry men come over with their traditional decency, humility and non-rock star approach to both their lives and their art, while discussing all manner of topics close to their communal and individual hearts.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC FOO

Hopkins, Jerry.

Summary: A biography of the rock guitarist whose short but powerful career was highlighted by a legendary performance at Woodstock in 1969.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Pub. 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HENDRIX, JIMI HOP

Summary: Documentary portrait of jazz visionary Sun Ra and his Arkestra.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC SUN

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Rock star John Norman Howard has noticed that his career has begun to decline. Too many years of concerts, bad managers and life on the road have made him cynical. Then he meets the innocent, pure and very talented singer Esther Hoffman. John shows Esther the way to stardom while forsaking his own career. As they fall in love, her success only makes his decline even more apparent.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA STA

Summary: An in-depth look at the legendary punk band, The Stooges.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC GIM

Terp, Gail

Summary: Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. One of the most popular contemporary female recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which has received much media attention.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Rabbit Books 2017

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Fong-Torres, Ben.

Summary: Grateful Dead fans are legendary for their Dead-ication to the band and its enduring legacy of freewheeling musical exploration. The Grateful Dead Scrapbook collects rare removable memorabilia and evocative images culled from the Grateful Dead Archives at the University of California, Santa Cruz, including never-before-published photos, flyers, fan letters, and other ephemera. To accompany the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2009

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 782.42 FON

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Summary: Betty Davis, an aspiring songwriter from a small steel town, Betty arrived on the '70s scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion, and outrageous funk music. She befriended Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, wrote songs for the Chambers Brothers and the Commodores, and married Miles, startlingly turning him from jazz to funk on the album she named Bitches Brew.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC BET

Smith, Patti

Summary: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee presents reflections on her inner life from the unique perspectives of the cafes and cultural haunts she has visited and worked in around the world. --Publisher's description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMITH, PATTI SMI

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Smith 2015

Stine, Megan.

Summary: "Born in Gary, Indiana, on August 29, 1958, Michael Jackson was definitely not a regular kid. A superstar with The Jackson 5 before he was eight years old, he became the King of Pop as a solo artist. Michael was a creative--yet deeply troubled--genius who always remained devoted to his art right up until his death is 2009 before a much anticipated tour. He had a pitch-perfect voice and footwork...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B WILLIAMS RIB

Patterson, James

Summary: "John Lennon was one of the world's most influential people. Mark David Chapman was one of the most invisible. By the end of 1980, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade -- a decade John Lennon had spent in search of his true identity: singer, songwriter, activist, burn out. "It's the perfect time to be coming back," he declared. Except that Lennon was a marked man. As early as the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2020

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LENNON, JOHN PAT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B LENNON PAT

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: A television movie event based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing in rural Tennessee. This once-in-a-lifetime special takes place inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith and a raggedy patchwork coat, vividly described in the well-known song of the film's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Co

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA DOL

Mike D

Summary: Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam "ADROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.42 MIK

Summary: Chronicles the life and achievements of Woody Guthrie, the most important folk and protest singer of his generation. Gives a definitive history of the life & times; historical and rare documentary photos and footage; excerpts from over 40 Guthrie compositions; and contemporary interviews.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Recall DVD 2008

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC WOO

DeCurtis, Anthony

Summary: Just a few years after the singer's death comes the thrilling, provocative story of his complex life. An acclaimed Rolling Stone contributor, Anthony DeCurtis interviewed Reed extensively and knew him well. With unparalleled access to Reed's friends, family, and dozens of other intimate relations, DeCurtis brings Reed's story compellingly alive and deepens listeners' understanding of his...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 REED, LOU DEC

Oates, John.

Summary: "John Oates was born at the perfect time, paralleling the birth of rock and roll. Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, he was exposed to folk, blues, soul, and R & B. After he met and teamed up with Daryl Hall in the late 1960s, they developed a style of music that was uniquely their own, but never abandoned their roots. In his memoir, John uncovers the grit and struggle it took to secure a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OATES, JOHN OAT

Tinsley, Justin

Summary: "The Notorious B.I.G. was one of the most charismatic and talented artists of the 1990s. Born Christopher Wallace and raised in Clinton Hill/Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, Biggie lived an almost archetypal rap life: young trouble, drug dealing, guns, prison, a giant hit record, the wealth and international superstardom that came with it, then an early violent death. Biggie released his first record, Ready...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Press 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMALLS, BIGGIE TIN

BrownMark

Summary: "Prince's bassist BrownMark on growing up in Minneapolis, joining Prince and The Revolution, and his life in the purple kingdom"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Minnesota Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BROWNMARK BRO

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