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Fela: The Life & Times of an African Musical Icon  by Michael E. Veal

Johnny Cash: by Frank Moriarty

Cash: The Autobiography by Johnny Cash

Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Reader by Michael Streissguth (Editor)

From the Heart by June Carter Cash

The Truth About Elvis Aron Presley: In His Own Words by Jesse and Dr. Donald Hinton

That's Amore: A Son Remembers Dean Martin by Ricci Martin

Skylark (Johnny Mercer)     by Philip Furia

Portrait of Johnny: The Life of John Herndon Mercer  by Gene Lees

George Harrison by Alan Clayson

When Elvis Died: Media Overload and the Origins of the Elvis Cult by Neal Gregory, Janice Gregory (Contributor)

Down at the End of Lonely Street: The Life and Death of Elvis Presley by Peter Harry Brown, Pat H. Broeske

Careless Love : The Unmaking of Elvis Presley   by Peter Guralnick

Elvis Day by Day  by Peter Guralnick

Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain   by Charles R. Cross

John Bonham: A Thunder of Drums by Chris Welch, Geoff Nicholls

Moon: The Life and Death of a Rock Legend by Tony Fletcher--(Keith Moon book)

Remembering Buddy: The Definitive Biography of Buddy Holly by John Goldrosen, John Beecher (Contributor)

Behind the Music: The Day the Music Died by Martin Huxley, Quinton Skinner --(Buddy Holly book)

The Day the Music Died: The Last Tour of Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens --by Larry Lehmer

Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter  by Nick Catalano

Don't Forget Me : The Eddie Cochran Story by Julie Mundy, Darrel Higham

El Sid: Saint Vicious by David Dalton

Patsy: The Life and Times of Patsy Cline by Margaret Jones

Hank Williams: Snapshots from the Lost Highway by Colin Escott, Kira Florita, Marty Stuart (Introduction)

Marc Bolan: A Tribute

Taxi: The Harry Chapin Story by Peter Morton Coan

Jaco : The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius : 'the World's Greatest Bass Player'

Positively 4th Street : The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina

The Final Days of Michael Hutchence  by Mike Gee

Just a Man: The Real Story of Michael Hutchence by Tina Hutchence and Patrician Glassop

Who Killed Kurt Cobain?: The Mysterious Death of an Icon


Bird Lives!: The High Life and Hard Times of Charlie (Yardbird) Parker

Chet Baker: His Life and Music

The Covert War Against Rock : What You Don't Know About the Deaths of Jim Morrison, Tupac Shakur, Michael Hutchence, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Phil Ochs..

Russ Columbo: The Amazing Life and Mysterious Death of a Hollywood Singing Legend

You Send Me: The Life and Times of Sam Cooke

Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon

The Final Days of Jimi Hendrix

The Lizard King: The Essential Jim Morrison

Trouble Man: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye

Tupac  Shakur's poetry:The Rose That Grew from Concrete

The Killing of Tupac Shakur

The Murder of Biggie Smalls

Garcia: An American Life

Buried Alive: The Biography of Janis Joplin

Brian Jones: The Last Decadent




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