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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography

Intimate, with brushes of gossip and hard-won wisdom, this compelling work joins the ranks of other masterly rock memoirs. A must-read for John’s many devotees, it will also make fans out of those new to his music.

1973: Rock at the Crossroads

Deeply sourced and entertainingly informative, Jackson’s chronology of a transformative year in music, culture, and society may prompt debate (as well as playlist creation) and will appeal to a wide swath of readers.

Wham!, George Michael and Me: A Memoir

This fond memoir of friendship and fame will appeal to fans of Wham! and 1980s pop. [See Prepub Alert, 4/8/19.]

To Feel the Music: A Songwriter’s Mission To Save High-Quality Audio

Young remains a crusader for high-quality audio, and he tells a fascinating tale, albeit with much technical and business narrative detail, which will appeal mostly to tech, business, and music buffs interested in the future of how we consume, preserve, and listen to recorded music.

Guitar King: Michael Bloomfield’s Life in the Blues

This monumental book illuminates the legacy of a musician who has been overshadowed by other Sixties luminaries but who helped bring the vernacular of the blues to rock and whose playing influenced the course of rock and roll.


Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson

Essential for blues enthusiasts and Johnson fans, this biography will also appeal to those interested in 20th-century popular culture and music.

50 Years: The Story of Woodstock Live

Bitoun presents a visually engaging look at one of the most significant events of rock and roll and the 1960s. Those seeking more in-depth studies may want to try Pete Fornatale's Back to the Garden or Bob Spitz's Barefoot in Babylon.

Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II

A meticulously detailed and researched look at the formative years of an iconic performer; for fans of Hepburn as well as anyone seeking a social history of the Dutch experience of World War II.

Johnny Cash: The Life and Legacy of the Man in Black

An attractive offering for music fans in general and Cash lovers in particular.

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