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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

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

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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Jones, Rickie Lee

Summary: "A tender and intimate memoir by one of the most remarkable, trailblazing, and tenacious women in music, the two-time Grammy Award-winning "premiere song-stylist and songwriter of her generation" (New Yorker), Rickie Lee Jones. Have you met Ms. Jones? One weekend night on primetime television, a then-unknown singer and vital part of the burgeoning Los Angeles jazz pop scene skyrocketed to fame...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2021

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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

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Brownstein, Carrie

Summary: A "narrative of [rock guitarist and actor Brownstein's] escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era's flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2015

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

Summary: Presents the life of the King of Pop from his beginnings as a child performer with The Jackson 5 to his own success as an adult and his premature death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Saddleback Educational Pub. 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set Graphic Bio 741.5 Jackson 2011

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

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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, Call number: 921 Smith 2015

Etheridge, Melissa.

Summary: The Truth Is ... is a bold and unflinching account of an extraordinary life, described as only Melissa can: from her Kansas roots through her early love of music to her brilliant rise to stardom, becoming a female superstar in a male-dominated rock world. Melissa will openly discuss the massive impact of her public coming-out, a revelation that only increased her popularity and made her a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Villard Books 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ETHERIDGE, MELISSA ETH

Summary: A rare and personal portrait of a boy who becomes a musician, a husband, a rock star, a father and a songwriter whose words have touched millions. Cobain's story unfolds through his own narrative assembled from more than 25 hours of audiotaped conversations, never before made public.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Shout! Factory 2008

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

Wilson, Ann

Summary: Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, two women who broke gender barriers in rock music, share their story, revealing their struggles with body image, relationships, and their place in the rock pantheon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: It Books 2012

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

Orbison, Roy

Summary: Chronicles the life and career of the influential rock 'n' roll pioneer, from his rise to stardom, to the tragedies that led to his obscurity, to his dramatic comeback and death at the age of fifty-two.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 921 ORBISON, ROY ORB

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

Zauner, Michelle

7 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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Paul, Alan

Summary: Alan Paul delivers the powerful biography of The Allman Brothers Band. An oral history written with the band's participation and filled with original, never-before-published interviews as well as personal letters and correspondence. This is the most in-depth look at a legendary American rock band that has meant so much to so many for so long.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ALLMAN BROTHERS, Pau

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

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

Hoen, Sean Madigan

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HOEN, SEAN MADIGAN HOE

Richardson, Peter

Summary: "For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. No Simple Highway is the first book to ask the simple question of why--and attempt to answer it. Drawing on new research, interviews, and a fresh supply of material from the Grateful Dead archives, author Peter Richardson vividly recounts the Dead's colorful history, adding new insight into everything from the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

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

Smith, Patti.

Summary: In this tough, tender memoir, singer-song writer Patti Smith transports readers to what seemed like halcyon days for art and artists in New York as she shares tales of the denizens of Max's Kansas City, the Hotel Chelsea, Scribner's, Brentano's, and Strand bookstores and her new life in Brooklyn with a young man named Robert Mapplethorpe--the man who changed her life with his love, friendship,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco Press 2009

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Mackenzie, Malcolm

Summary: The Jonas Brothers are not just a nostalgic phenomenon -- they are one of the most exciting bands in the world right now. When the New Jersey trio returned to save pop in 2019, they didn't mess around. Comeback single "Sucker" went straight to member on in America and became their biggest hit ever. Now we are living in a Jonas world, and it's beyond "Cool." Discover everything there is to know...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 MAC

Wilentz, Sean.

Summary: One of America's finest historians shows us how one of the country's greatest and most enduring artists still surprises and moves us after all these years. Growing up in Greenwich Village, Sean Wilentz discovered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager; almost half a century later, he revisits Dylan's work with the skills of an eminent American historian as well as the passion of a fan....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DYLAN, BOB WIL

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

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