New Arrivals · Music Books

February 25, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 : the journey of a new musical to Broadway

February 24, 2017
Malloy, Dave, 1976- author.
ix, 208 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.).
Presents the annotated script of the musical inspired by Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," and includes behind-the-scenes photographs, interviews with the cast and crew, and details on the costumes, set design, and lighting.

The beginner's guide to vinyl : how to build, maintain, and experience a music collection in analog

February 23, 2017
Miles, Jenna.
256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Includes index.
The history of vinyl : how a record is made. Phonautograph ; Phonograph ; Graphophone ; Gramophone ; Commercialization of records : The record labels ; The first record labels (1880s-1930) ; Rpms : recording time and space ; Vinyl record materials ; Unusual, obscure, and creative records -- How records are made. An overview ; Record the sound ; Sound playback ; Creating the lacquer ; Plating ; Test pressings ; Pressing a record ; Vinyl record jackets and artwork -- Turntables 101. Anatomy of a turntable ; Other turntable terminology ; The preamp ; Receiver ; Speakers -- Purchasing a turntable. What are your needs? ; Turntable setup components ; Buying a used or vintage turntable ; Purchasing a new turntable ; Setting up your turntable ; A few don'ts for caring for your turntable ; Cleaning the stylus ; Replacing your cartridge/stylus -- Vinyl collectors' terminology. The plural of vinyl is not vinyls or is It? ; Audiophile ; Remastered ; Mastered from the original source ; Direct metal mastering (DMM) ; Matrix area/Dead WAX ; Record weight ; Etching ; Jacket types ; 2LP, 3LP, 4LP quad LP, double LP, and more! ; Record sleeves ; Old versus new -- Purchasing used records. Examining and inspecting used records ; Grading used records ; Where to buy used vinyl ; Purchasing used vinyl online -- Purchasing new vinyl. New vinyl-specific considerations ; Where to buy new vinyl ; Bootleg records -- Storing records. How to properly handle a record ; Proper methods for storing your collection ; Record sleeves ; Record storage ideas ; Insuring your record collection -- Cleaning and repairing records. Always start with a clean record ; Wet cleaning ; Dry cleaning ; Record-cleaning methods to avoid ; How to fix a warped record ; Fixing scratches on records -- More advanced collecting. You'll find so many records to choose from! ; Different pressings of the same album ; Original and first pressings ; Vinyl reissues ; Vinyl reissues from record labels ; Promotional records ; Test pressings ; Valuable records ; Record store day -- Vinyl and the internet. Exactly how did the internet fuel the vinyl revival? ; Online communities ; Vinyl media and news Online ; Fun sites to visit ; Resourceful websites ; Phone and tablet apps ; Youtube.

The Beatles : all our yesterdays

February 21, 2017
Quinn, Jason, author.
New Dehli : Kalyani Navyug Media, [2016]
145 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Part one. A beginning -- Part two. 1960 -- Part three. 1961 -- Part four. 1962 -- Epilogue.
"The Beatles are the world's most enduring and biggest rock band ever! This is the story of their struggle for success. Taking us through the early days of rock 'n' roll, and their lives in Liverpool during the 1950s, we journey with them to Hamburg as they come of age and through grit, determination and masses of talent became the lads who made the sixties swing!,"--Back cover.

David Bowie : the golden years

February 17, 2017
Griffin, Roger (Writer on music), author.
463 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 32 cm
A textual and pictorial chronology of David Bowie's music career from 1970 to 1980, adapting materials the author gathered for his website,

Substance : inside New Order

February 9, 2017
Hook, Peter, 1956-
New York, NY : Dey Street, an imprint of William Morrow, [2017]
xiv, 752 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

Die young with me : a memoir

February 8, 2017
Rufus, Rob, author.
New York : Touchstone Books, 2016.
382 pages ; 22 cm
Unknown road -- My basement life -- Everyone you'll never know -- Shitsville, USA -- Parked cars -- The outline of a heart -- Kids today -- The days just get away from you -- Dead boys -- Die young with me -- Half in/half out -- Staggered rays of color and light -- A/S/L -- Cheap thrills -- Pity tucks -- A sense of an ending -- Skeleton crew -- This nightmare place -- The summer that was -- Prodigal son/weeping saint -- Skin-deep -- The blackest black -- Symptoms of me -- The imprints of angels -- Out of time -- Miracle child.

Hank : the short life and long country road of Hank Williams

February 6, 2017
Ribowsky, Mark, author.
xxiii, 472 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Part one: 1923-1937. King Hiram ; An American twang ; "Country music ain't nothin' but white people's blues, anyway" ; I got a home in Montgomery -- Part two: 1938-1948. "Don't tell mama" ; Drydock ; "Audrey, get me a bottle" ; "It ain't a funny song" ; Bottle up and go ; From a mean bottle -- Part three: 1948-1950. "Syrup sopper" or "populist poet" ; "The sorriest thing I ever did hear" ; "Never put me on after Hank Williams!" ; Pettin' parties, cigarettes, and gin ; "It's never too country" ; A brand-new recipe -- Part four: 1950-1953. "Don't he kill an audience?" ; "The gun shot four times" ; "Almost a continuous nightmare" ; Hurting from inside ; So far gone ; "I see Jesus comin' down the road" ; "Don't worry about ol' Hank" ; Then came that fateful day.
"Tracing the singular rise of a music legend from the street corners of the Depression-era South to the now-immortal stage of the Grand Ole Opry, and finally to a haunting, lonely end on New Year's Day 1953, Hank uncovers the real man beneath the myths, reintroducing us to an American original whose legacy, like a good night at the honkytonk, promises to carry on and on."--Provided by publisher.

Set your voice free : how to get the singing or speaking voice you want

January 26, 2017
Love, Roger, author.
xiii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Every time we open our mouths, we have an effect on ourselves and the way others perceive us. The ability to speak clearly and confidently can make or break a presentation, an important meeting, or even a first date. Now, with the advent of Skype, YouTube, podcasting, Vine, and any number of reality talent competitions, your vocal presence has never been more necessary for success or more central to achieving your dreams. Roger Love has over 30 years of experience as one of the world's leading authorities on voice. Making use of the innovative techniques that have worked wonders with his professional clients, Love distills the best of his teaching in SET YOUR VOICE FREE, and shares exercises that will help readers bring emotion, range, and power to the way they speak. This updated edition incorporates what he's learned in the last 15 years as the Internet and talent competitions have completely changed the role your voice plays in your life. These are the new essentials for sounding authentic, persuasive, distinctive, and real in a world that demands nothing less.

The official Vintage guitar magazine price guide.

January 10, 2017
Bismarck, ND : Vintage Guitar,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for <2001-2017> by Alan Greenwood and Gil Hembree.
Numeric designation dropped beginning with volumes for 2007.

Set the boy free : the autobiography

January 6, 2017
Marr, Johnny, author.
New York, NY : Dey St., [2016]
ix, 463 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Reprint. Originally published: UK : Century, 2016.
Includes index.
Emily's -- Ardwick Green -- Petrol blues -- Terraces -- Wythenshawe -- West Wythy -- Town -- Angie -- Stagewear for the street -- X -- Crazy Face -- Morrissey and Marr -- The Smiths it is -- The Ritz -- Portland Street -- 'Hand in glove' -- London -- The heatwave -- Marple Bridge -- Top of the pops -- New York -- Earls Court -- Glastonbury -- Meat is murder -- America -- The queen is dead -- High on intensity, 1986 -- Crash -- Talking Heads: 88 -- Talk of the town -- The new thing -- 'Get the message' -- Nile -- Dusk -- Sonny -- High court -- Boomslang -- The end of a perfect day -- Portland -- The good ship Modest Mouse -- The new fellas -- 'We share the same skies' -- Inception -- Individual citizen -- Too late to stop now.
Johnny Marr was born in 1960s Manchester to Irish emigrant parents and knew from an early age that he would be a musician. Forming his first band at thirteen, Marr spent his teenage years in public housing, playing guitar, devouring pop culture, and inventing his own musical style. It wasn't until the early eighties, when he turned up on the doorstep of a singer named Steven Morrissey, that both a unique songwriting partnership and the group recognized as one of the most iconic bands of all time were formed. In 1983, The Smiths released their first single, and within a year their eponymous debut album reached number two in the UK chart. But by 1987, tensions within the band and desire for a wider musical scope led to Marr's departure. The end of The Smiths was just the beginning for Marr. This book explores a musical journey that has spanned decades, styles, and genres--from forming Electronic with Bernard Sumner of New Order and then The Healers, to playing with Bryan Ferry, Talking Heads, Pet Shop Boys, Billy Bragg, Nile Rodgers, The Pretenders, The The, Modest Mouse, and The Cribs to collaborating with Hans Zimmer and receiving acclaim and worldwide success in his own right as a solo artist, Marr has never stopped making captivating music. Here, for the first time, he tells his own side of the story. From roaming the streets of Manchester to constantly pushing musical boundaries as a true icon and one of the most revered guitarists in the world, Set the Boy Free is the memoir of a man who has followed his dream and made himself a legend.--Adapted from dust jacket.

No quarter : the three lives of Jimmy Page

January 5, 2017
Power, Martin, author.
vi, 698 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Part 1: Your time is gonna come. Mama don't allow no skiffle round here ; Baby let's play house ; Be bop a lula ; Killing floor ; Diamonds ; She just satisfies ; Out of time ; Muzak ; Shapes of things ; Stroll on ; White summer ; Dazed and confused -- Part 2: Dancing days. Babe, I'm gonna leave you ; You shook me ; Whole lotta love ; Bron-y-aur ; Stairway to heaven ; Zofo ; Over the hills and far away ; Going to California ; The song remains the same ; Kashmir ; In the light ; Achilles last stand ; Unharmonics ; Nobody's fault but mine ; Wearing and tearing ; For your life -- Part 3: In the evening. Who's to blame? ; Bird on a wing ; Crackback ; You've lost that lovin' feeling ; The only one ; Absolution blues ; Upon a golden horse ; Blue train ; The ocean ; In the evening -- Coda: The fourth life of Jimmy Page.
A genuine musical legend, Jimmy Page was the mastermind behind Led Zeppelin, among the most successful bands in the history of rock 'n' roll. As their leader, producer, principal songwriter and guitarist, Page not only shaped the sound of seventies hard rock but also created a musical and artistic legacy that stands him proudly to this day. Already one of London's most in-demand session musicians, in 1966 he joined the Yardbirds, contributing greatly to the rise of psychedelic and hard rock, thus laying the foundations for the mighty Zep and the worldwide acclaim and multi-platinum sales they enjoyed. When Led Zeppelin dissolved in 1980 after the death of drummer John Bonham, Page carried on--first as a film composer, then as band leader of the Firm and later as a solo artist. During the nineties, his collaborations with former Zeppelin singer Robert Plant laid the groundwork for the group to return one last time in 2007. Since then, Jimmy has played at the Beijing Olympics and, among other awards, received the Kennedy Center Honor. This book is the definitive account of his musical, professional and personal journey. Researched through numerous interviews with colleagues and friends from the sixties to the present day, No Quarter also casts light on one of rock's most mysterious figures, delving into Jimmy's interests in alternative religions and philosophies and his life after the Led Zeppelin bubble burst, and telling the full story of a man many believe to be "the greatest guitarist in the greatest rock band in history."--Adapted from dust jacket.

Forever words : the unknown poems

January 4, 2017
Cash, Johnny, author.
132 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Ballad of Johnny Capman -- Big-hearted girl -- Body on body -- California poem -- The captain's daughter -- Chinky Pin Hill -- Crowley's Ridge -- Dark and bloody ground -- Does anybody out there love me? -- The dogs are in the woods -- Don't make a movie about me -- Don't take your gun to town -- Forever -- Going, going, gone (version 2) -- Gold all over the ground -- Gold in Alaska -- He bore it all for me -- Hey, baby, wake up -- I have been around (version 2) -- I heard on the news -- I wish you a Merry Christmas -- If you love me -- I'll still love you -- I'm comin', honey -- Jellico coal man -- Job -- Let's put it to music -- Lost my money in a buffalo track -- Muscadine wine -- My song -- Room 1702 -- Silk and denim -- Slumgullion -- Spirit rider -- Tecumseh -- Tenderfoot from the city -- The things we're frightened at -- The walking wounded -- What would I dreamer do -- Who's gonna grease my skillet? -- You never knew my mind.
Present a collection of previously unpublished poems and lyrics by the legendary music icon that is complemented by original handwritten documents sharing insights into his observations about culture, family, fame, freedom, mortality and Christmas.

Lennon on Lennon : conversations with John Lennon

January 4, 2017
Lennon, John, 1940-1980, author.
xii, 468 pages ; 24 cm
Radio interview / Doreen Kelso (June 21, 1964, St. George Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand) -- Press conference (August 11, 1966, Astor Towers, Chicago) -- Radio interview / Fred Robbins (October 29, 1966, Carboneras, Spain) -- TV interview / Joe Garagiola (May 14, 1968, NBC Studios, New York) -- Conversation / Maurice Hindle & friends (December 2, 1968, Kenwood (Lennon's home), Surrey, UK) -- Press conference (March 31, 1969, Hotel Sacher, Vienna, Austria) -- Conversation / Timothy Leary & Rosemary Leary (May 29, 1969, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal) -- Radio interview / Howard Smith (December 17, 1969, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) -- Conversation / Tariq Ali & Robin Blackburn (January 21, 1971, Tittenhurst Park (Lennon's home), Berkshire, UK) -- TV interview / Dick Cavett (September 8, 1971, ABC Studios, New York) (Broadcast September 11, 1971) -- TV interview / Dick Cavett (September 8, 1971, ABC Studios, New York) (Broadcast September 24, 1971) -- Radio interview / Howard Smith (January 23, 1972, 105 Bank Street (Lennon's home), New York) -- Press conference (February 1972, Philadelphia) -- TV interview / Dick Cavett (early May 1972, ABC Studios, New York) -- Radio interview / Dennis Elsas (September 28, 1974, WNEW-FM studios, New York) -- Long night's journey into day : a conversation with John Lennon / Pete Hamill (early February 1975, the Dakota (Lennon's home), New York) -- He said, she said / Frances Schoenberger (March 1975, New York) -- The real John Lennon / Barbara Graustark (circa August 1980) -- John Lennon : the man, the memory / Dave Sholin (December 8, 1980, the Dakota (Lennon's home), New York) (Broadcast December 14, 1980, RKO Radio Network).
"John Lennon had become one of the most famous people on the planet. Lennon on Lennon is an authoritative anthology of some of Lennon's most illuminating interviews. The majority have not been previously available in print, and several of the most important have not been widely available in any format. This material paints a revealing picture of the artist in his own words and offers a window into the cultural atmosphere of the sixties and seventies"-- Baker & Taylor.

Bach's major vocal works : music, drama, liturgy

January 4, 2017
Rathey, Markus, author.
x, 234 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
A female voice : Mary in Bach's Magnificat settings BWV 243 and 10 -- From love song to lullaby : the Christmas oratorio BWV 248 -- Divine glory and human suffering : the St John passion BWV 245 -- The passion and the passions : the St Matthew passion BWV 244 -- Seeing and understanding : the oratorios for Easter and Ascension BWV 249 and 11 -- Between opera and architecture : the B minor mass BWV 232.
"Every year, Johann Sebastian Bach's major vocal works are performed to mark liturgical milestones in the Christian calendar. Written by a renowned Bach scholar, this concise and accessible book provides an introduction to the music and cultural contexts of the composer's most beloved masterpieces, including the Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio, and St. John Passion." -- Publisher's description.

18 and life on Skid Row

January 3, 2017
Bach, Sebastian, author.
New York, NY : Dey St., [2016]
431 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Prologue: Youth gone wild -- Let's begin at the beginning -- Growing up Sebastian -- Bach formations -- From Park Avenue to Skid Row -- Pretty bad boys -- Rock it to Russia -- Feelgood, and then feel better -- Bach this way -- Bunch of booze, mountain of blow, Quaaludes, and tennis: my time with Metallica -- Lose your illusion! -- Everybody is mad at me. All of the time. -- Just jokin': end of the row -- From Skid Row to Savile Row: Bach on Broadway -- Jesus Christ: oh the horror -- Bach in the saddle -- The last frontier -- Epilogue: Hey dude? When are you getting the band back together?.
"In his memoir, Bach recounts lurid tales of excess and debauchery as he toured the world with Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Soundgarden, Pantera, Nine Inch Nails and Guns N' Roses. Filled with backstage photos from his own personal collection, 18 And Life on Skid Row is the story of hitting it big at a young age, and of a band that broke up in its prime."--Provided by publisher.

Prince : chapter and verse : a life in photographs

January 3, 2017
Azhar, Mobeen, author.
New York : Sterling, 2[016]
144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Includes discography (pages 140-141).
This book pays homage to the glamour, the sexiness and originality that Prince embodied: the artist is no more, but his music - and his legend - will live forever.

Just around midnight : rock and roll and the racial imagination

December 22, 2016
Hamilton, Jack, 1979- author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
340 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Darkness at the break of noon: Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan and the birth of Sixties music -- The White Atlantic: cultural origins of the "British Invasion" -- Friends across the sea: Motown, the Beatles, and sites and sounds of crossover -- Being good isn't always easy: Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, and the color of soul -- House burning down: race, rock writing, and Jimi Hendrix's war -- Just around midnight: the Rolling Stones and the end of the Sixties.
Just around Midnight explores the interplay of popular music and racial thought in the 1960s by asking how, when, and why rock and roll music "became White."-- Provided by publisher.

River of time : my descent into depression and how I emerged with hope

December 19, 2016
Judd, Naomi, author.
New York : Center Street, 2016.
xv, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Foreword / by Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz -- Shhh... Don't tell a soul -- Leaving home -- Who turned off the spotlight? -- Potato salad on the hood of the car -- One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small -- The future isn't what it used to be -- Do your genes fit? -- Paging Doctor Schulz -- The cuckoo's nest -- The trauma egg -- Reliving the past -- The last dirty secret -- On the good ship Lollipop -- May I borrow your hammer? -- When you live in a glass house -- Somewhere, upon some bright new dawn... -- Radical acceptance -- What Michelangelo knew -- Every ending is a new beginning -- The toothpaste is out of the tube -- Postscript: Bridge? What bridge? -- A note from Dr. Jerrold Rosenbaum.
She was a country music superstar facing nonstop success-- but offstage she struggled with harsh family secrets, absent emotional support, teenage motherhood, rape, and hepatitis. Here, Judd uncovers her struggles with depression, PTSD and addiction, a journey that included extended hospital stays and moving lessons about how to find hope and help. She has persevered-- and shares a message for anyone whose life has been scarred by trauma.

George Hamlin, American singer, 1868-1923: a resumé of his career

December 18, 2016
Trott, Josephine, 1874-1950.
Denver : Printed by Nelson, 1925.
53 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

Just getting started

December 8, 2016
Bennett, Tony, 1926- author.
New York, N.Y. : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
xii, 270 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Anna Suraci Benedetto -- Bob Hope -- Bing Crosby -- Louis Armstrong -- Fiorello La Guardia -- Pyrites -- Count Basie -- Judy Garland -- San Francisco -- Harold Arlen -- Harry Belafonte -- Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Fred Astaire -- Cary Grant -- Cole Porter -- Nat "King" Cole -- Rosemary Clooney -- Bill Evans -- Jackie Kennedy -- Pablo Picasso -- Sadie Vimmerstedt -- Lena Horne -- Maurice Chevalier -- Frank Sinatra -- Jimmy Durante -- Astoria, Queens, New York -- Abraham Lincoln -- Jack Benny and George Burns -- Sammy Cahn -- Al Jolson -- Duke Ellington -- John Singer Sargent -- Ella Fitzgerald -- Pearl Bailey -- Charlie Chaplin -- Johnny Mercer -- Louis Prima -- Amy Winehouse -- Ralph Sharon -- Lady Gaga -- Susan Benedetto -- Giovanni "John" Benedetto.
At ninety, Bennett's career as a musician and artist is as productive as ever. Here, he pays homage to the remarkable people who inspired his life lessons: family, friends and entertainers that have enriched his own life through the principles they imparted to him.

The keys

December 8, 2016
DJ Khaled, author.
212 pages : illustration ; 19 cm
The hip-hop impresario and social-media guru presents a collection of motivational success strategies based on his "keys" video posts and drawing from his personal experiences, sharing the philosophies behind some of his most enigmatic catchphrases.

The history of rock & roll. Volume 1, 1920-1963

December 7, 2016
Ward, Ed, 1948- author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.
xi, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
How to use this book -- In the beginning -- The record industry : race and country -- Independence -- Blues, birds, and a Moondog -- Black voices in the heartland -- 1953-1954 : the stars align -- 1955 : rock and roll is born... maybe -- 1956 : into the big time -- Interlude in another land -- 1957 : annus mirabilis 1 -- 1958 : hoodlum friends outside -- 1959 : death and soul -- 1960 : oldies, newies, and payola -- 1961 : let's twist again -- 1962 : teen pan alley -- Second interlude in another land -- Third interlude : England and Germany --1963 : the end of the world.

Absolutely on music : conversations

December 6, 2016
Ozawa, Seiji, 1935- author.
xix, 325 pages ; 21 cm
Translated from the Japanese.
Originally published in Japan as Ozawa Seiji-san to, ongaku ni tsuite hanashi o suru by Shinchosa, Tokyo, in 2011.
Mostly on the Beethoven Third Piano Concerto -- On manic record collectors -- Brahms at Carnegie Hall -- The relationship of writing to music -- What happened in the 1960s -- Eugene Ormandy's baton -- On the music of Gustav Mahler -- From Chicago blues to Shin'ichi Mori -- The joys of opera -- In a little Swiss town -- "There's no single way to teach. You make it up as you go along."
"Internationally acclaimed, best-selling author Haruki Murakami sits down with his friend Seiji Ozawa, the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for a series of conversations on their shared passion: music."--Provided by publisher.


December 6, 2016
Robertson, Robbie, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2016]
500 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Robbie Robertson's singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like 'The Weight,' 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,' and 'Up on Cripple Creek,' he and his partners in the Band fashioned music that has endured for decades, influencing countless musicians. In this captivating memoir, written over five years of reflection, Robbie Robertson employs his unique storyteller's voice to weave together the journey that led him to some of the most pivotal events in music history. He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the trial by fire of 'going electric' with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour, and their ensuing celebrated collaborations; and the formation of the Band and the forging of their unique sound, culminating with history's most famous farewell concert, brought to life for all time in Martin Scorsese's great movie The Last Waltz. This is the story of a time and place--the moment when rock 'n' roll became life, when legends like Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley crisscrossed the circuit of clubs and roadhouses from Texas to Toronto, when the Beatles, Hendrix, the Stones, and Warhol moved through the same streets and hotel rooms. It's the story of exciting change as the world tumbled through the '60s and early '70s, and a generation came of age, built on music, love, and freedom. Above all, it's the moving story of the profound friendship among five young men who together created a new kind of popular music. Testimony is Robbie Robertson's story, lyrical and true, as only he could tell it."--Dust jacket.

Bear : the life and times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III

December 5, 2016
Greenfield, Robert, author.
x, 270 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Prologue. The Muir Beach acid test -- Bluegrass roots -- Growing up absurd -- Shape-shifting -- Berkeley, 1964 -- Making acid -- Pranksters and Angels -- Trips Festival -- LA fadeaway -- Olompali -- Print the legend -- Monterey Pop, and beyond -- Getting busted -- Two festivals -- Set up like a bowling pin -- Wall of sound -- Growing weed -- Bear's dream -- The land down under -- Real love -- Old and in the way -- A visit from Bear -- On the way home -- Epilogue. More anthems for the Bear.
Award winning author and biographer Robert Greenfield brings readers the definitive biography of a Grateful Dead legend Augustus Owsley Stanley III, known better by his nickname, Bear. From extensive interviews with Bear and a major Rolling Stone piece, Greenfield brings readers unparalleled access to one of the most important forces in the rise of the counter-culture of the sixties.

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