Tragedies and Mysteries of Rock & Roll

Tragedies and Mysteries of Rock & Roll

by Michele Primi
     
 
“I wish there was someone I could ask for advice, someone who wouldn’t make me feel like a creep for spilling my guts and trying to explain all the insecurities that have plagued me for oh, about 25 years now.” —Kurt Cobain

This volume relates 63 stories of art, life and death in the rock ’n’ roll world. Stories of

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“I wish there was someone I could ask for advice, someone who wouldn’t make me feel like a creep for spilling my guts and trying to explain all the insecurities that have plagued me for oh, about 25 years now.” —Kurt Cobain

This volume relates 63 stories of art, life and death in the rock ’n’ roll world. Stories of lives cut short at the height of their creativity, of incredible encounters with fate, and of artists who died after years of struggle against their demons, which were becoming more and more oppressive and difficult to deal with.

Taken as a whole, these cases represent an inexplicable and fascinating way of life, that of rock ‘n’ roll. A world where one burns out instead of fading away, as Kurt Cobain wrote in his last letter, quoting Neil Young. And – as The Who sang in “My Generation” – a world where in order to become a hero it is better to die before growing old.

ROBERT JOHNSON • BUDDY HOLLY • EDDIE COCHRAN • STU SUTCLIFFE • SAM COOKE  • BOBBY FULLER • OTIS REDDING • BRIAN JONES • KING CURTIS • DUANE ALLMAN  • RON MCKERNAN • GRAM PARSONS • MAMA CASS • NICK DRAKE • TIM BUCKLEY • MARCBOLAN • RONNIE VAN ZANT • STEVE GAINES • KEITH MOON • SID VICIOUS • BON SCOTT • IAN CURTIS • JOHN BONHAM • DARBY CRASH • JOHN BELUSHI • JAMESHONEYMAN-SCOTT • PETE FARNDON • DENNIS WILSON • MARVIN GAYE • CLIFFBURTON • PETER TOSH • JACO PASTORIUS • CHET BAKER • HILLEL SLOVAK • PETE DE FREITAS • ANDREW WOOD • STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN • STEVE CLARK • DEAD EURONYMOUS • JOHNNY THUNDERS • SHANNON HOON • JEFF BUCKLEY • COZY POWELL • LAYNE STALEY • DEE DEE RAMONE • ELLIOTT SMITH • DIMEBAG DARREL • MARKLINKOUS • PAUL GRAY • SCOTT COLUMBUS •

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435151918
Publisher:
Metro Books
Publication date:
01/03/2014
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
271,586
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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