Books for Music Lovers
Fiction & nonfiction that caught my eye. I haven't read any of these yet, but I hope to get to them one of these days.
- •101 Artists to Listen to before You Die by Ricardo CavoloHand lettered with full color illustrations -- musicians from classical to the most modern pop and every style in between. Comic book form (without the panels)
- •Girl in a Band by Kim GordonMemoir by a founding member of Sonic Youth
- •Silver Swan by Elena DelbancoNovel about a young women cellist; her father, who is also a cellist; and their Stradivarius cello. Family secrets and a passion for music
- •Dylan Goes Electric by Elijah WaldThe subtitle of this says it all: Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties
- •Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick BraggBased on interviews and personal conversations, this biography tells not only Lewis's story but also the rise and fall of good ole rock n roll
- •Sinatra's Century by David Lehman100 short pieces celebrating Sinatra's 100th birthday. Illustrated with many photographs of the singer throughout his life