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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948062282
Publisher: Apollo Publishers
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Chris Charlesworth has worked as a music writer for over forty-five years, including spells on the staff of Melody Maker and as editor-in-chief of Omnibus Press. He has written and edited numerous books on rock and pop music, and many of his magazine articles can be found on rocksbackpages.com. Perhaps best known for his close association with The Who, about whom he has written extensively, Chris posts on a blog called Just Backdated.

Eddi Fiegel is a freelance journalist and author based in London. She writes on music, arts, and travel for newspapers and magazines including the Independent on Sunday, the Independent, and Scotland on Sunday, among many others. She is the author of the acclaimed biographies Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Mama Cass Elliot and John Barry: A Sixties Theme. She was a BBC radio reporter for many years and still presents and contributes on BBC radio and TV.

Bryan Reesman is a music and pop culture journalist and has contributed to over one hundred media outlets and written over one hundred cover stories across twenty different publications. The author of Bon Jovi: The Story, Bryan has also written liner notes for AC/DC, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, 311, and dozens of other rock music luminaries, is a decade-long voting member of the Recording Academy, and has contributed to six books on music.

Colin Salter has written extensively on popular music and musicians, particularly American jazz and soul music of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. He wrote the US soul section for The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, and the booklets for a series of CD compilations of early soul and rock’n’roll. Colin was a major contributor to the song-histories The Girl in the Song and The Boy in the Song, and to Classic Rock Posters, a comprehensive graphic art retrospective.

Simon Spence collaborated with Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham on the classic memoirs Stoned and 2Stoned and is author of the highly acclaimed 2012 biography The Stone Roses: War and Peace and the recent Happy Mondays: Excess All Areas. He has written for NME, Dazed & Confused, The Face, i-D, the Independent, Japan Times, International New York Times, and Q.

Daryl Easlea is a writer, DJ, and music consultant. He is at his happiest writing about African American pop or great musical eccentrics. He has written critically acclaimed biographies on Chic, Sparks, Michael Jackson, and Peter Gabriel. He broadcasts on www.sfob.co.uk and his work is published in Prog, Record Collector, and Mojo.

Table of Contents


  • Frank Sinatra: Twin Palms, Palm Springs, California, 1947–1957; The Compound, Coachella Valley, California, 1957–1995
  • Chuck Berry: Berry Park, Wentzville, Missouri, 1957–2017
  • Elvis Presley: Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, 1957–1977
  • Ike & Tina Turner: 4263 Olympiad Drive, Coachella Valley, California, 1964–1977
  • Paul McCartney: 7 Cavendish Avenue, St. John’s Wood, London, UK, 1965–present

Feature: Psychedelic Interiors

  • Bob Dylan: Hi Lo Ha, Woodstock, New York, 1965–1969
  • Keith Richards: Redlands House, West Wittering, West Sussex, UK, 1966–present
  • Jimi Hendrix: 23 Brook Street, London, UK, 1968–1969

Feature: The Laurel Canyon Scene

  • Brian Jones: Cotchford Farm, Hartford, East Sussex, UK, 1968–1969
  • Johnny Cash: The House On The Lake, Hendersonville, Tennessee, 1968–2003
  • John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Tittenhurst Park, Ascot, Berkshire, UK, 1969–1973; The Dakota Building, New York, New York, 1973–1980
  • The Allman Brothers: The Big House, Macon, Georgia, 1970–1973

Feature: Rock’n’roll Hotels

  • George Harrison: Friar Park, Henley-on-Thames, UK, 1970–2001
  • Neil Young: Broken Arrow Ranch, Redwood City, California, 1970–2016
  • Keith Moon: Tara House, Chertsey, Surrey, UK, 1971–1975
  • The Jacksons: Hayvenhurst Avenue, Encino, California, 1971–present
  • Sonny & Cher: Carolwood: Hollywood, California, 1972–1976
  • Jimmy Page: Plumpton Park, Sussex, England, near Lewes, 1971–1985; Tower House, Holland Park, London, UK, 1972–present; Deanery Garden, Sonning, Berkshire, UK: 2008–present

Feature: Haunted Houses & Magic Mansions

  • Jerry Lee Lewis: The Lewis Ranch, Nesbit, Mississippi, 1973–present
  • Elton John: Woodside, Woodside, Old Windsor, Berkshire, UK: 1975–present

Feature: All Aboard the Starship

  • Debbie Harry & Chris Stein: 266 Bowery, New York, New York, 1973–1978

Feature: Punk Digs and Dives

  • David Bowie: Haddon Hall, Beckenham, Kent, UK, 1969–1972; 155 Hauptstrasse, Berlin, Germany, 1976–1978

Feature: Out of View

  • Barry Gibb: Millionaire’s Row, Miami Beach, Florida, 1976–present
  • Peter Gabriel: Ashcombe House, Swainswick, Somerset, UK, 1978–1987

Feature: Island Escapes & Tax Exiles

  • Bob Marley: Tuff Gong House, Kingston, Jamaica, 1976–1980
  • Freddie Mercury: Garden Lodge, Kensington, London, UK, 1985–1991
  • Prince: Paisley Park, Chanhassen, Minnesota, 1987–2016

Feature: Last Known Abode

  • Michael Jackson: The Neverland Ranch, Los Olivios, California, 1988–2009

Feature: Musical Playgrounds

  • Noel Gallagher: Supernova Heights, Primrose Hill, London, UK; 1997–1999

Feature: Mysterious & Spooky

  • Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne: 513 Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, California, 1999–2007

Feature: Colorfully Enhanced Cribs

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