Sounes, Howard

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The Life of Lou Reed: Notes from the Velvet Underground

Reed devotees might appreciate this account, but newcomers would be better served by Anthony DeCurtis’s Lou Reed: A Life.

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Notes from the Velvet Underground: The Life of Lou Reed

This comprehensive, albeit snippy, page-turner might end up being the definitive Reed biography.
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27: A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse

Readers interested in entry-level biographical treatment of the six troubled 27ers will find this useful, but there is nothing new for avid rock history fans. ["Despite the morbid subject, this sharply written and insightful title should have a home in any public or music library," counters the review of the Da Capo hc, LJ 11/15/13.]
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27: A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse

Despite the morbid subject, this sharply written and insightful title should have a home in any public or music library, where it will likely yield high circ counts.
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Fab

There is a ton of engrossing, well-documented material here, but sometimes the casual style makes the book seem less authoritative than it may be. A worthwhile read for McCartney fans; recommended for all public libraries.

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