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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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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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 782 RIC

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

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 782.421 Weller

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

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

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

Summary: A biographical documentary of John Lennon, using home movies, interviews, tv footage, songs and reminiscences of friends and family. .

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2005

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

Summary: A look at the life of Bobby Liebling, lead singer of seminal hard rock/heavy metal band Pentagram, as he battles decades of hard drug addiction and personal demons, to try and get his life back.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Media Group 2012

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

O'Connor, Jim

Summary: Presents a portrait of the iconic music artist that discusses his award-winning achievements, status as a counterculture figure, and influence on such performers as John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, and David Bowie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2013

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB BASKET DYLAN

Lesh, Phil

Summary: In time for the Grateful Dead's fortieth anniversary, Phil Lesh offers the first behind-the-scenes history of the Dead. Lesh chronicles how the Dead's signature sound emerged, flowed, and swelled to reach millions of devoted fans, from their first gigs at Frenchy's Bikini-A-Go-Go for an audience of three, to the legendary Acid Tests, to packed stadiums around the world.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 787.87 Lesh

Pratt, Mary K.

Summary: An exploration of the life and career of Michael Jackson that discusses his childhood, family, success, personal relationships, controversy, and untimely death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Pub. Co. 2010

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Summary: A look at the iconoclastic musicians of Phish, following them over the course of a year, on and off stages across the United States and Europe and at home in Vermont.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Image Entertainment 2000

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

Summary: The documentary uncovers historic and previously unseen footage of the illustrious rock band and provides new insight into the revolutionary impact of its music and legacy. Narrated by Johnny Depp, the film is a riveting account of the band's history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Eagle Vision 2010

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

Summary: "Everyone Stares is a first-person account from Stewart Copeland's eyes of The Police's ascent from obscurity to worldwide fame"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hip-O Records 2006

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

Summary: A portrait of the late Grammy Award-winning musician, Harry Nilsson, who the Beatles once proclaimed as their favorite artist. This retrospective traces Nilsson's rise and his turbulent life as seen by many friends, including Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, Richard Perry, Robin Williams, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber, Inc. 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Sounes, Howard

Summary: Reveals previously undiscovered connections between the dozens of celebrities whose fame was augmented by their early deaths, challenging popular myths while identifying surprising similarities shared by iconic stars.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

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

Lennon, Cynthia.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 782.42 Lenno

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: Biographical film about one of the most exciting and controversial figures of the '60s, Jim Morrison. With his rock and roll band, The Doors, he influenced the rock music scene as no other.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan Home Entertainment 2000

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Doors 2000

Summary: Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit. Featuring appearances by longtime Cave collaborators Ray Winstone, Blixa Bargeld,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Dakers, Diane.

Summary: Chronicles the story of the British band through its sensational successes of the 1960s and the four solo careers its breakup spawned in 1970, looking at the band's formation and how its music defined a generation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2013

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Milkowski, Bill

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Contents: Introduction : the importance of being Keef -- The early years : Dartfod lad finds satisfaction -- Rolling with the Stones : Triumphs and trouble in paradise -- Rock 'n' roll lifer : still riffing after all these years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: White Star Publishers 2012

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Norman, Philip

Summary: Since the age of twenty-one, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock-n-roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now, Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost biographer, with McCartney's consent and access to family members and close friends who have never spoken on the record before. Paul McCartney reveals the complex character behind the façade and sheds new light on...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 MCCARTNEY, PAUL NOR

Norman, Philip

Summary: An official biography approved by the former Beatle covers the whole span of his life, from losing his mother in childhood to his often troubled partnership with John Lennon, his personal trauma after The Beatles' breakup, his time with Wings, and the death of his wife, Linda.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2016

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 MCCARTNEY, PAUL NOR