The Mammoth Book of Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

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With names like Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Keith Moon, Billie Holiday, Gram Parsons, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Patsy Cline, the Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg, Kiss, and Courtney Love, the cast of characters is as spectacular as their lifestyles were notorious. They flouted convention; they defied the establishment. They flung TVs out of hotel windows and drove Rolls Royces into swimming pools. They shot up, they burned out, they came down. For more than fifty years their excesses, scandals, heartbreaks, ...
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Overview

With names like Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Keith Moon, Billie Holiday, Gram Parsons, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Patsy Cline, the Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg, Kiss, and Courtney Love, the cast of characters is as spectacular as their lifestyles were notorious. They flouted convention; they defied the establishment. They flung TVs out of hotel windows and drove Rolls Royces into swimming pools. They shot up, they burned out, they came down. For more than fifty years their excesses, scandals, heartbreaks, and tragedies made headline news. And their music changed the rhythms of nations on both side of the Atlantic. Sometimes shocking, always fascinating, this mammoth volume comprises a history of the industry and the artists who reinvented popular music as rock 'n' roll.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
With essays on rock's subgenres, superheroes and original sinners by writers and critics from its inception up through today, The Mammoth Book of Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll doesn't claim to cover it all, but nonetheless comes pretty close. A short concluding section summarizes the darkest moments of the brightest stars in subsections with titles like "Death by Their Own Hand" and "Doomed Rock 'n' Roll Marriages." For the scoop or the dirt on Hendrix, Tupac, Baez or Harry Connick Jr., look no further than this compendium, edited by Jim Driver. ( Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786708321
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/1901
  • Series: Mammoth Bks.
  • Edition description: 1 CARROLL
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 1.71 (d)

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