Here is our list of books we think should make your Holiday list, either for you or for a loved one's wish list. Naughty or nice, we hope this has it all covered. Where possible we've included a quote from one of our readers reviews, which links to the review in its entirety.
Happy shopping, happy reading, and happy holidays from AllMusicBooks!
A tell-all biography of the epic in-fighting of the Grateful Dead in the years following Jerry Garcia's death in 1995.
“Deep down, this book is about family, and how members of that family grieve, move forward and reboot their lives after a devastating loss. Anyone who has lost the patriarch or matriarch of the family knows that uneasiness of suddenly feeling unmoored. Siblings fight. They lose their way. And, if they’re lucky, the find their way back to each other.”
— reviewer SteveJ
THE BON SCOTT YEARS
To fans and critics alike, the years 1973 to 1980 – the Bon Scott era – are the most significant of AC/DC's five-decade career. This book documents all the key events of this frenetic time, beginning with the band's very first shows and is loaded with rare photos. This book, along with last year's Bon: The Last Highway, will give fans of the essential version of AC/DC all they could want.
THANKS A LOT MR. KIBBLEWHITE:
The frontman of one of the greatest bands of all time tells the story of his rise from nothing to rock 'n' roll megastar, and his wild journey as the voice of The Who.
“Daltrey's book is an enjoyable read and the portrait of a man who seems to be utterly at peace with his life, what he's accomplished, and where he is now. In a lot of ways, that's more interesting (and unusual) in rock and roll than the opposite.”
— reviewer Drew A
Wayne Kramer, the legendary guitarist and cofounder of quintessential Detroit proto-punk legends The MC5's story is a revolutionary one, but it's also the deeply personal struggle of an addict and an artist, a rebel with a great tale to tell. The '60s were not all peace and love, but Kramer shows that peace and love can be born out of turbulence and unrest.
ROCK 'N' ROLL BILLBOARDS OF THE SUNSET STRIP
And finally, we'll return to the golden age of The Rock'n'Roll Billboards of The Sunset Strip. While this is not a new book, we should mention founder/editor SteveJ is currently working with the author and production company to bring this amazing story to the silver screen. You can see the teaser here, but the original coffee table book of photos is amazing and belongs in every rock'n'roll fan's stocking!
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