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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's a Long Story: My Life

Willie Nelson

The definitive autobiography of Willie NelsonThis is the unvarnished, complete story of Willie Nelson's life, told in his distinct voice and leaving no moment or experience unturned, from Texas and Nashville to Hawaii and his legendar...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2015

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

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

I am Brian Wilson: A Memoir

Brian Wilson

They say there are no second acts in American lives, and third acts are almost unheard of. That's part of what makes Brian Wilson's story so astonishing.As a cofounding member of the Beach Boys in the 1960s, Wilson created some of the...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Oct 2016

Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite: My Story...

Roger Daltrey

In this audiobook, the frontman of one of the greatest bands of all time tells the story of his rise from nothing to rock 'n' roll megastar, and his wild journey as the voice of The Who."It's taken me three years to unpack the ev...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2018

Never Look at the Empty Seats

Charlie Daniels

The Incredible Story of a Country Music LegendFew artists have left a more indelible mark on America's musical landscape than Charlie Daniels.Readers will experience a soft, personal side of Charlie Daniels that has never before been ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Oct 2017

The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prin...

Mayte Garcia

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAt the one-year anniversary of his death, legendary musician Prince's first wife shares a uniquely intimate, candid, and revelatory look inside the personal and professional life of one of the world's ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2017

Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the...

Jewel

[*Read by the author - Jewel]New York Times bestselling poet and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jewel explores her unconventional upbringing and extraordinary life in an inspirational memoir that covers her childhood to fame, marria...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Sep 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

Backstage Pass: The Starchild's All-A...

Paul Stanley

New York Times bestselling author and legendary front man and rhythm guitarist of Kiss grants fans an all-access backstage pass to his personal life and shows them how to pursue a royal rock 'n' roll lifestyle of their own, offering h...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2019

Brian Jones: The Making of the Rollin...

Paul Trynka

Brian Jones was the golden boy of the Rolling Stones-the visionary who gave the band its name and its sound. Yet he was a haunted man, and much of his brief time with the band, before his death in 1969 at the infamous age of twenty-se...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: May 2015

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni...

David Yaffe

Joni Mitchell is a cultural touchstone for generations of Americans. In her heyday she released ten experimental, challenging, and revealing albums; her lyrics captivated people with the beauty of their language and the rawness of the...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2017

Face the Music: A Life Exposed

Paul Stanley

[*Read by the author - Paul Stanley]Paul Stanley -- the cofounder and famous ''Starchild'' front man of KISS -- reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life, both inside and outside the band....

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2014
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