Flying under my radar was a fantastic documentary, Rock ‘n’ Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen playing on Showtime. Gruen, as Alice Cooper explains, “was part of the entire rock scene…as much as any band.” Certainly that shows; his body of work is basically a history of rock ‘n’ roll. He photographed (and hung out with) Zeppelin, the Stones, Ike and Tina, Aerosmith among many others, as well as becoming the photographer-in-residence for John and Yoko.
"Leonard Cohen, 'Hallelujah,' and our 2021 Holiday Mashup"
We recently asked James Cook, author of Memory Songs, and the former bass guitarist in The Flamingoes, if he had any favorite music biographies, memoirs, or music books, and anything he'd like to recommend. Here’s what James had to say.
THAT NIGHT AT MASSEY HALL...
It seems 2018 was an especially hard year on musicians, beginning the the tragic death of The Cranberries' Dolores O'Riorden on January 15th, to losing jazz legend Nancy Wilson just two weeks ago. Here'w the roll call for 2018...
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!