Category Archives: Music

Thanks A Lot Mr. Kibblewhite by Roger Daltrey

Needless to say I loved reading Thanks A Lot Mr. Kibblewhite. The Who are my favorite Rock artists. I didn’t know what to expect from this book. Roger comes across as a very down-to-earth guy. Maybe the only ‘regular guy’ … Continue reading

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Respect by David Ritz

Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin A candid look at a great soul singer and troubled woman. B+ 500 pages Amazon Book Preview of “Respect”

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We’ll Be Here For The Rest Of Our Lives by Paul Shaffer

We’ll Be Here For The Rest Of Our Lives: A Swingin’ Show-Biz Saga; co-written by David Ritz Paul Shaffer grew up in Thunder Bay. A nice Jewish boy whose parents filled his head with show business. The book follows him … Continue reading

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Behind Closed Doors by Jerry Hopkins

Behind Closed Doors Jerry Hopkins was going to update, “No One Here Gets Out Alive” but was blocked by the members of The Doors. This mini-book contains the foreword and epilogue, which brings The Door’s story up to date. There … Continue reading

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Shakey by Jimmy McDonough

Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography I’m a fan of Neil Young’s music, so I enjoyed reading about his life. This biography jumps around a little bit, but considering the subject it makes sense. Neil comes across as pretty flaky, but something … Continue reading

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Under The Big Black Sun by Tom DeSavia

There was only one good punk back from L.A. in 1980 and that was ‘X’. Unfortunately, this book is not about them. It’s not about any band. Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk is about … Continue reading

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The Show That Never Ends by David Weigel

I’m not sure anyone could write an interesting book on Prog Rock. Weigel gives it a try with The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock. He’s a journalist and the book reads like a collection … Continue reading

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