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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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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 Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

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, Call number: 921 Smith 2015

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

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

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

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

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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Summary: From being an unknown gospel singer to becoming one of the world's biggest pop sensations, Katy Perry continues to rock the world both on and off the stage. We tell the story of Katy Perry through interviews music videos of some of her hits.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: EntertainME Group, Inc. 2013

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Smith, Patti

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Summary: Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland with no design, yet heeding signs--including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. In February,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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Summary: "In 1970, Twentieth Century-Fox, impressed by the visual zing 'King of the Nudies' Russ Meyer had been bringing to bargain-basement exploitation fare, handed the director a studio budget and the title to one of its biggest hits, Valley of the Dolls. With a satirical screenplay by Roger Ebert, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls follows three young female rockers going Hollywood, in hell-bent sixties...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

George-Warren, Holly

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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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