Yesterday's news on David Bowie's passing was a stunner....just a massive loss. If you need any more proof of his influence, originality and artistry — other than your ears and eyes (also known as sound and vision...) — look no further than the astonishing number of books written about music's greatest chameleon. Pick an era. Pick a book. Any one will do.

The Hangover: Books for New Year's Day Regrets

You overdid it last night and can't get out of bed. Maybe you simply stayed up all night watching the "Twilight Zone" marathon. Either way, you're wiped out and your prospects for accomplishing anything meaningful are nil. So if the TV is too loud at its lowest setting, or you can't yet face your mirror, grab one of these books. You'll feel better...

Richard Houghton, author of "You Had To Be There: The Rolling Stones 1962-69"

Today, we put "Five Questions" to author Richard Hougton, whose new book is "You Had To Be There: The Rolling Stones 1962-69." The book provides insight into those early Stones tours through recollections of people who were in attendance. Get your copy quick; like The Stones, they're selling out quickly!


Richard Houghton: "You Had To Be There: The Rolling Stones 1962-69"

We recently spoke to Richard Houghton, author of the new book You Had To Be There: The Rolling Stones 1962-69, which collects fan's remembrances from those early Stones concerts. We asked Houghton if he had any favorite music biographies or books and if he had read any recently that he’d like to recommend.