What are your 5 favorite biographies/auto-biographies (BOOKS ONLY PLEASE) related to the MUSIC INDUSTRY?

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I put this ? in this group because I really couldn't find a proper group.

For those of you that read and I"m pretty sure you all do cause you read my stuff :cool: :love: , I think this is a valid ?

Anyways this can include musicians, producers, managers, record label execs etc.

Please list only your top 5....in the other poll I"m doing its quite confusing....thanks
 
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Billion Dollar Baby (The Alice Cooper Story) - .Bob Greene (if you don't have it, its expensive to get hold of)
Led Zeppelin - Hammer of the Gods.....(even though it may not all be true, its an interesting and entertaining read)
Rolling Stone Magazine - The Uncensored Story......by Robert Draper
The Dirt (Motley Crue)
Moon (Keith Moon) - The Life and Death of a Rock Legend....by Tony Fletcher
 
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Chuck Negron's Three Dog Nightmare Autobio. Not a fan of the band at all but this one knocked my socks off. Finished it in 1-2 days. Ive read Dozens of these Bio's and nothing comes close. Its amazing he is still alive.

Worst one I ever read was Ian Gillians Auto.
 

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I completely disagree with your statement........That is for sure NOT TRUE.....some are but not most!!:mad:
All of my fav artists and musicians turned out to be monsters; Hendrix, Gaye, MJ, Jaco, Moon, Page, Bonham, Ozzy, Iommi, I could go on.

I thought Hendrix was all about peace, he was a violent thug.
 

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Bootleg. The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry by Clinton Heylin
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I really enjoyed the history and the story of so many discs that I own. 3/4 of the way thru I realized one of the individuals I knew! THAT WAS A SURPRISE and explained why he was still having difficulties with the FBI years later


Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years Vol. 1 by Mark Lewisohn
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A very fun read, can't wait for vol. 2 & 3
 

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Bootleg. The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry by Clinton Heylin
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I really enjoyed the history and the story of so many discs that I own. 3/4 of the way thru I realized one of the individuals I knew! THAT WAS A SURPRISE and explained why he was still having difficulties with the FBI years later


Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years Vol. 1 by Mark Lewisohn
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A very fun read, can't wait for vol. 2 & 3
Love the Bootleg books.....awesome reading!!!
 

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Craig Dorfman: Brighter Day - A Jellyfish Story

Steve Lukather: The Gospel According To Luke

Joe Jackson: A Cure For Gravity

Jacob Slichter: So You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star

And lastly, coming out this Friday (but I’m already expecting it to be great), Liberty Devitto: Life, Billy, and The Pursuit of Happiness.
 

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Lots of jazz bios I've liked, starting with Bing Crosby, Thelonious Monk, and Charles Mingus. (Also some loosely jazz-adjacent ones, like Questlove's Mo' Meta Blues and Donald Fagen's Eminent Hipsters.) But the one I most admire recently is Amy Beal's short biography of Carla Bley.
 
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Kiss and Make Up (Gene Simmons)
Take It Like a Man (Boy George)
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That's the first five that came to mind but I have loads of them. Wasn't aware of the Ted Templeton one - what's the title?
 
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