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Who Shot Rock Roll

Author : Gail Buckland
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A former curator of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain presents a chronicle of rare and previously unseen images marking more than half a century of rock-and-roll history, in a tribute to star performers and leading photographers that also includes album covers and live concert shots.

Black Diamond Queens

Author : Maureen Mahon
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African American women have played a pivotal part in rock and roll—from laying its foundations and singing chart-topping hits to influencing some of the genre's most iconic acts. Despite this, black women's importance to the music's history has been diminished by narratives of rock as a mostly white male enterprise. In Black Diamond Queens, Maureen Mahon draws on recordings, press coverage, archival materials, and interviews to document the history of African American women in rock and roll between the 1950s and the 1980s. Mahon details the musical contributions and cultural impact of Big Mama Thornton, LaVern Baker, Betty Davis, Tina Turner, Merry Clayton, Labelle, the Shirelles, and others, demonstrating how dominant views of gender, race, sexuality, and genre affected their careers. By uncovering this hidden history of black women in rock and roll, Mahon reveals a powerful sonic legacy that continues to reverberate into the twenty-first century.

Night Beat

Author : Mikal Gilmore
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Night Beat is a look at the disruption of culture as viewed through the history of rock music, its activists, its politics, the lives lived and lives grieved for during an epoch of upheaval. The author’s personal touchstones (Bob Dlan, John Lydon, Lou Reed and others) are mixed with his interviews and encounters as a Rolling Stone journalist (such as The Clash, Sinéad O’Connor, Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett) and a sampling of critical indulgences. This book is a mix of the best of Mikal Gilmore’s writing and new and re-fashioned pieces which together tell the story of the people who made rock music, and who will carry rock & roll into the twenty-first century.

Rock Roll

Author : Larry Singer
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In 1971, college-freshman Larry Singer approached a local concert promoter for permission to take photographs for a local newspaper. Little did he know that, a verbal agreement and handshake later, he would have unrestricted access to the luminaries of rock-and-roll! In the ensuing years, Singer was recruited as a photographer for Circus magazine and shot photos of The Who, Bob Dylan, Deep Purple, The Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Alice Cooper, and many more. Today, his work is included in the permanent collection of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has been featured in music documentaries about the legends of the 1970s and early 1980s. In this book, he takes readers behind the scenes with stories and photos from his favorite performers and concerts. -- Larry Singer

The Penguin Book of Rock Roll Writing

Author : Clinton Heylin
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Gathers essays on rock history and performers by Nik Cohn, Paul Williams, Richard Meltzer, Jon Landau, Greil Marcus, and Lester Bangs

The Book of Rock Lists

Author : Dave Marsh
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Gathers unusual and little-known facts about rock and roll performers, groups, recordings, and history

Rock and Roll Comics Joan Jett

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She is best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts including their hit cover "I Love Rock N' Roll" This one shot tells about her life from when she was in the ÒRunawaysÓ to when she broke off to her iconic solo career.

The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
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The Ghost of Rock and Roll

Author : Bill Pascali
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The Ghost of Rock & Roll reveals much about the authors life. Ghost can mean spirit or transparent. He has been both, on and off stage. At times hes had to assume another persona to enrich his career in entertainment, but he has been one of the few lucky ones who never forgot who he was and the reasons for transformation. Would you sell your soul for a shot at the big time? When success is lost would you hang on at all costs and strive for another shot at a hit record? Many fans would be shocked to see their heroes in a true light without all the glitter and gold.

Saskatchewan Recreation

Author : Saskatchewan. Dept. of Education. Division of Physical Fitness and Recreation
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Who Shot Sports

Author : Gail Buckland
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From the creator/editor of Who Shot Rock & Roll ("I loved this book" --Dwight Garner, The New York Times. "Whatever Gail Buckland writes, I want to read"), a book that brings together the work of 165 extraordinary photographers, most of their images heralded, most of their names unknown; photographs that capture the essence of athletes' mastery of mind/body/soul against the odds, doing the impossible, seeming to defy the laws of gravity, the laws of physics, and showing what human will, discipline, drive, and desire look like when suspended in time. The first book to show the range, cultural importance, and aesthetics of sports photography, much of it legendary, all of it powerful. Here, in more than 280 spectacular images--more than 130 in full color--are great action photographs; portraits of athletes, famous and unknown; athletes off the field and behind the scenes; athletes practicing, working out, the daily relentless effort of training and achieving physical perfection. Buckland writes that sports photographers have always been central to the technical advancement of photography, that they have designed longer lenses, faster shutters, motor drives, underwater casings, and remote controls, allowing us to see what we could never see--and hold on to--with the naked eye. Here are photographs by such masters as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Danny Lyon, Walker Evans, Annie Leibovitz, and 160 more, names not necessarily known to the public but whose photographic work is considered iconic . . . Here are photographs of Willie Mays . . . Carl Lewis . . . Ian Botham . . . Kobe Bryant . . . Magic Johnson . . . Muhammad Ali . . . Serena Williams . . . Bobby Orr . . . Stirling Moss . . . Jesse Owens . . . Mark Spitz . . . Roger Federer . . . Jackie Robinson. Here is the work of the great sports photographers Neil Leifer, Walter Iooss Jr., Bob Martin, Al Bello, Robert Riger, and Heinz Kleutmeier of Sports Illustrated, who was the first to put a camera at the bottom of an Olympic swimming pool and photograph swimmers from below . . . Here are pictures by Charles Hoff, the New York Daily News photographer of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, whose images of the 1936 Berlin Olympics still inspire shock and awe . . . and those of Ernst Haas, whose innovative color pictures of bullfighting of the 1950s remain poetic evocations of a bloody sport . . . To make the selections for Who Shot Sports, Buckland, a former curator of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Visiting Professor at Cooper Union, has drawn upon the work of more than fifty archives, from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to Sports Illustrated, Condé Nast, Getty Images, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, L'Équipe, The New York Times, and the archives of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne. Here are classic and unknown sports images that capture the uncapturable, that allow us to experience "kinetic beauty," and that give us the essence and meaning--the transcendent power--of sports.

God Guns Rock N Roll

Author : Ted Nugent
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Rock and Roll legend Ted Nugent contends that a lot of what is wrong with this country could be remedied by a simple, but controversial concept: gun ownership.

Rock and Roll Stories

Author : Lynn Goldsmith
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The story of rock lives in Lynn Goldsmith’s photographs. After coming of age in the Midwest in the tumultuous 1960s, she crashed the music scene in New York and emerged as one of its leading image-makers. She chronicled Bruce Springsteen’s passage to glory, the Rolling Stones’ legendary stadium tours, Michael Jackson’s staggering ascent, U2’s arrival in New York, and the brooding force of Bob Marley. Culture heroes like Bob Dylan and Patti Smith became frequent subjects for her lens. The range of her work is staggering. In Rock and Roll Stories, she shares the best of this work. Her commentary takes the reader into the studio, the tour bus, the concert hall, and the streets where the pictures were made, offering revealing perspectives on her subjects and herself. A greatly expanded and newly designed edition of her very successful book PhotoDiary (1995), this volume captures the story of a generation’s loyalty to rock and roll.

The Pied Pipers of Rock n Roll

Author : Wes Smith
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Looks at the lives and careers of Alan Freed, Dick Biondi, Hunter Hancock, Zenas Sears, Jocko Henderson, John R. Richbourg, Gene Nobles, Hoss Allen, and Wolfman Jack

Roads and Streets

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Tragedies and Mysteries of Rock n Roll

Author : Michele Primi
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Is there a curse on rock 'n' roll? The death of one of the purest musical talents in recent years, Amy Winehouse, has reopened this and many other questions. The “27 Club” really does exist--but that's just the beginning. If there's a house band in the afterlife for young adults whose promise was tragically cut short, it's a pretty fair bet that the artists in this volume are there: Robert Johnson, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Kurt Cobain, Jeff Buckley, and more.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Curling

Author : Ann Douglas
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The Rock And Roll Book Of The Dead

Author : David Comfort
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Once you're dead, you're made for life. --Jimi Hendrix Hendrix. Janis. Morrison. Elvis. Lennon. Cobain. Garcia. Their reckless brilliance held the key to their self-destruction. Their deaths had much in common--and, surprisingly, so did their lives. From lonely childhoods marred by loss to groundbreaking music and turbulent careers that ended tragically and suspiciously, David Comfort explodes the myths as he probes: • The sinister roles of Hendrix's manager and girlfriend in his death and subsequent cover-up • The bizarre odyssey of Jim Morrison's corpse • Why Kurt Cobain was worth more dead than alive to Courtney Love • The twisted motives that caused John Lennon to sail through the Devil's Triangle to Bermuda--nearly going down in a storm--shortly before he was fatally shot • The crippling disease and "miracle" drug that drove Elvis to suicide Charismatic and gifted, but also isolated and conflicted, these are not the rock icons you thought you knew. Here are their larger-than-life stories of turmoil and excess that led to their early deaths and ultimate immortality. It's a wild ride to the other side of fame. "Fame is the soul eater." --Jerry Garcia "Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground." --John Lennon Includes Rare Photos David Comfort is the author of three bestselling nonfiction books. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines, including Eclectic Literary Forum, Pacific Review, Coe Review, and Belletrist Review. He has been the recipient of several literary prizes and a finalist for such prestigious awards as the Nelson Algren Award and America's Best. A former rock musician, he has spent over 30 years studying rock music, particularly the revolutionary and fatalistic pioneers of the 1960s. He lives in Santa Rosa, California.

The Films of Roger Corman

Author : Alan G. Frank
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As well as providing detailed information on all of Corman's films, this A to Z of Roger Corman's works also covers early films by some of his proteges, including Francis Ford Coppola, Joe Dante, Jonathan Demme and Martin Scorsese.

Rock Seen

Author : Bob Gruen
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For 40 years, Bob Gruen’s name has been synonymous with rock and roll. From taking early photos on tour with Ike and Tina Turner, to capturing the early CBGB/Max’s Kansas City scene to covering current stadium rockers such as Green Day, Gruen has always been at the right place at the right time—and he’s always gotten the shot. In this lavish monograph, Gruen has curated his favorite photographs from his career, with intimate captions and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Featuring such illustrious acts as the Clash, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols, Ramones, and more, and including an introduction by the legendary Debbie Harry of Blondie, this collection is a must-have for all fans of rock and roll. Praise for Rock Seen: “Rock Seen offers a disarmingly natural look at icons like Blondie and Cher before the era of the posed rock-star portrait kicked in.” —Entertainment Weekly “Rock Seen . . . hits the high points on and off the stage in rock’s past four decades.” —USA Today “Go backstage with 40 years’ worth of rock-and-roll images from the legendary lens of Bob Gruen, who was once John Lennon’s personal photographer. From over-the-top action shots of Elton John’s acrobatics to private pics of Lennon and Yoko in bed with baby Sean to boozy plane rides with the Sex Pistols, the glossy pages act as your VIP pass to the rock-star lifestyle you’ve dreamed of.” —Marie Claire “The official monograph of rock and roll’s most famous photographer, Rock Seen is a must-have for all rock fans.” — “Gruen had a front-row seat to the rise of many rock legends [from] Elton John to Green Day.” —New York Post “If you want to give the gift of great music photos, you honestly cannot do better than these thrilling images from Bob Gruen’s forty-year-long career as one of rock’s iconic photographers” —Creative Loafing “It all came flooding back when I opened Bob Gruen’s beautiful new book, Rock Seen, a sparkling collage of live concert shots and portraits from the last forty years.” —Irish Echo