Biography & Autobiography - Composers & Musicians

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Keith Richards

As lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics, and the songs that roused the world. A true and towering original, he has always walked his own path, spoken his mind, and done things his own way....

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2010

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?...

Steven Tyler

"I've been mythicized, Mick-icized, eulogized and fooligized, I've been Cole-Portered and farmer's-daughtered, I've been Led Zepped and 12-stepped. I'm a rhyming fool and so cool that me, Fritz the Cat, and Mohair Sam are the ba...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2011

Chinaberry Sidewalks

Rodney Crowell

The only child of a hard-drinking father and a Holy Roller mother, Rodney was no stranger to either barroom brawls or Pentecostal sermons. Though anguished by their violent predilections, he adored his epilepsy-racked mother, who scor...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2011

The Life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Perry Keenlyside

This is the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, illustrated with examples of his music. The biography tells of Mozart's childhood travelling the courts of Europe, and of how, after a brief period of fame in Vienna, his fortunes declined...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 1997

The Mayor of MacDougal Street: A Memo...

Dave Van Ronk

*Winner of the 2006 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award* **Now the inspiration for a major motion picture written and directed by the Coen brothers** Dave Van Ronk was one of the founding figures of the 1960s folk revival, but he was far more th...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2012


Jeremy Siepmann

Tchaikovsky is one of the most popular composers of all time. Many people who may never have heard his name know his melodies. They crop up on mobile telephones, alarm clocks and answering machines as often as on records and concert p...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2003

Never a Dull Moment: My Autobiography...

Rod Stewart

The extraordinary life and career of music legend Rod Stewart, in his own words for the first time. brWith his soulful and singular voice, narrative songwriting, and passionate live performances Rod Stewart has paved one of the mos...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2012

The Storyteller CD: Tales of Life and...

Dave Grohl

Read by Dave Grohl. Features excerpts from five never before heard demos performed by Dave Grohl and an original story exclusive to The Storyteller audiobook. So, I've written a book. Having entertained the idea for years, and even ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2021

Toni Tennille: A Memoir

Toni Tennille

Since bursting onto the scene in the mid '70s, the pop duo Captain and Tennille have long defined the sparkling, optimistic idea of everlasting love, both in their music and through their image as a happy and, seemingly, unbreakable c...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jul 2016

The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikel...

Steve Lopez

A moving story of a remarkable bond between a journalist in search of a story and a homeless, classically trained musiciandestined to be a major motion picture from DreamWorks, starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2008

The Life and Works of Chopin (Naxos A...

Jeremy Siepmann

The second in a series of musical biographies, written and presented by broadcaster Jeremy Siepmann with Anton Lesser as Chopin. In this four-CD set, the life and music of the revolutionary composer/pianist is unveiled in considerable...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2001

John Lennon: The Life

Philip Norman

Philip Norman turns his formidable talent to the Beatle for whom belonging to the world's most beloved pop group was never enough. Drawing on previously untapped sources, and with unprecedented access to all the major characters, her...

Abridged CD
Published: Nov 2008

Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong...

Jerry Schilling

Ona lazy Sunday in 1954, twelve-year old Jerry Schilling wandered into a Memphis touch football game, only to discover that his team was quarterbacked by a nineteen-year old Elvis Presley, the local teenage whose first record, "That's...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2006

Me: Elton John Official Autobiography...

Elton John

In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend.Christened Reginald Dwigh...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2019

Sinatra: The Life

Anthony Summers

Packed with revelations, this is the first complete account of a career built on raw talent, sheer willpower--and criminal connections. Anthony Summers--bestselling author of Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe--and Robbyn Swa...

Abridged CD
Published: May 2005

Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life

Graham Nash

From Graham Nash—the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies—comes a candid and riveting autobiography that belongs on the reading list of every classic rock fan. Graham Na...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2013


Jeremy Siepmann

Although now beloved and revered by millions as the greatest composer who ever lived, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was best known in his lifetime as an organist, and was eclipsed in fame as a composer by two of his 20 children. F...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2003

Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music

John Fogerty

NATIONAL BESTSELLERThe long-awaited memoir from John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival.Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the hi...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2015

Lennon Revealed

Larry Kane

DIVA quarter of a century after his death, the question remains: what was John Lennon really like? Now, in the audio version of IThe New York Times' bestselling book, acclaimed broadcast journalist Larry Kane uncovers the mysteries of...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2008

A Personal Stand: Observations and Op...

Trace Adkins

Country music superstar Trace Adkins isn't exactly known for holding back what's on his mind. And if the millions of albums he's sold are any indication, when Trace talks, people listen. Now, in A Personal Stand, Trace Adkins delivers...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2008

Waging Heavy Peace

Neil Young

An iconic figure in the history of rock and pop culture (inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Neil Young has written his eagerly awaited memoir: 'I felt that writing books fit me like a glove; I just start...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2012

Eminent Hipsters

Donald Fagen

A witty, revealing, sharply written work of memoir and criticism by the cofounder of Steely Dan Musician and songwriter Donald Fagen presents a group of vivid set pieces in his entertaining debut as an author, from portraits of the cu...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2013

Paul McCartney: A Life

Peter Ames Carlin

The bestselling author of the definitive biography of former Beach Boy Brian Wilson offers new insight into the life and music of Paul McCartney, one of the world's most popular and influential musicians.

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2009

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Elvis Costello

Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance-band vocalist. Costello went into the ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2015

Jerry on Jerry: The Unpublished Jerry...

Jerry Garcia

Listen in on hours of revelatory conversations with Jerry Garcia, one of the most beloved and missed figures in the world of music, with JERRY ON JERRY. More than twenty years after his death, at too young an age, Jerry remains a cult...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2015

Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and ...

Elton John

In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. In the midst of the plague, he befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized by his town and his school because of the H...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2012

Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong...

Jerry Schilling

Ona lazy Sunday in 1954, twelve-year old Jerry Schilling wandered into a Memphis touch football game, only to discover that his team was quarterbacked by a nineteen-year old Elvis Presley, the local teenage whose first record, "T...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Sep 2006

The First 21

Nikki Sixx

Rock-and-roll icon and three-time bestselling author Nikki Sixx tells his origin story: how Frank Feranna became Nikki Sixx, chronicling his fascinating journey from irrepressible Idaho farmboy to the man who formed the revolution...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2021

Light and Shade: Conversations With J...

Brad Tolinski

More than thirty years after disbanding in 1980, Led Zeppelin continues to be celebrated for its artistic achievements, broad musical influence, and commercial success. The band's notorious exploits have been chronicled in bestselling...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2012

A Sick Life: TLC 'n Me: Stories from ...

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins

In addition to the balancing act of juggling an all-consuming music career and her family, TLC's Tionne has struggled with sickle-cell disease since she was a young girl?a debilitating and incurable disease that can render her unable ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2017
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