Bill Baars

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Drums & Demons: The Tragic Journey of Jim Gordon

This narrative of Gordon’s life, hugely influential drumming, and legacy is consistently compelling from start to finish.

Blackbird: How Black Musicians Sang the Beatles into Being—and Sang Back to Them Ever After

An academic analysis of the Beatles as products and producers of music performed by Black musicians. This deep dive into music will entertain and influence listeners.

World Within a Song: Music That Changed My Life and Life That Changed My Music

Another excellent work from an American treasure. Tweedy’s enthusiasm and exuberance does for readers what the best songs do for listeners: inspire, delight, connect, linger, and drive people back for more.

Ain’t No Sunshine: The Smooth Soul and Rough Edges of Bill Withers

Withers, a staple of classic radio and movie soundtracks, seems as popular now as he’s ever been. Loyal and new fans will appreciate this first full biography of the artist.

Kick Out the Jams: Jibes, Barbs, Tributes, and Rallying Cries from 35 Years of Music Writing

An inspiring, informative, and challenging collection. Readers will be left with much to ponder and appreciate.

Running Up That Hill: 50 Visions of Kate Bush

A timely and definitive biography of one of music’s most eclectic and influential artists.

The Beatles | On Film and in Photos


All You Need Is HELP

A fun collection of Beatles-related information that adds to the canon. Readers looking to see what extra work the group from Liverpool did outside of their own recordings will find it in this title.

Stringbean: The Life and Murder of a Country Legend

This tale will appeal to readers curious about the formative years of the United States’ country-music scene.


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