Rock & Roll Heaven
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The final days of 200 world-famous pop music personalities are recounted hereónot only the relentless rockers of the 1960s, í70s, and later, but also stars like country singer Hank Williams, blues artist Robert Johnson, and many others who fell prey to tragic circumstancesóand often, to self-destructive impulses. Here are the facts behind the deaths by drug overdose of Jimmy Hendrix and Janis Joplin in 1970, and of Sid Vicious in 1979. Here too is John Lennonís tragic death at the hands of a demented gunman, and the details behind the premature deaths of singers like Elvis Presley, Jerry Garcia, and Karen Carpenter. Rock & Roll Heaven is an eminently browsable book, filled with absorbing facts about music legends, and supplemented with a selection of memorable photos. Here too are stories behind the headlines for trivia fans, details of each artistís career highlights, and a handy fast-reference index for serious music history researchers. Rock & Roll Heaven is must-reading for everyone interested in rock history. Photos in color and in black and white.
| Hardcover w/ jacket / 256 Pages / 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 / 2008