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  • Backbeat [DVD]

    Backbeat2005

    Summary: Account of the early days of the Beatles, when they were playing strip joints in Hamburg, Germany. John wants his best friend, Stuart Sutcliffe, to join the band, but Stu is headed in a different...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD MUSICAL BACKBEAT

    Location: DVDs Musical

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Beatles were fab (and they were funny)

    The Beatles were fab (and they were funny)2013

    by Kathleen Krull

    (464)

    Summary: Presents a lively, whimsically illustrated tribute to the Fab Four's offbeat humor that traces the rise of Beatlemania and the influence of their humor on their musical achievements.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B BEATLES

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Girls like us : Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon--and the journey of a generation

    Girls like us : Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon--and the journey of a generation2008

    by Sheila Weller

    (5,538)

    Summary: "Girls Like Us" is a groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America's most important musical artists--Carly Simon, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell--and offers an epic treatment of these mid-century women who dared to break tradition.

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 WEL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The punk singer [DVD] : a documentary film about Kathleen Hanna

    The punk singer : a documentary film about Kathleen Hanna2014

    Summary: A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 782 PUN

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hunger makes me a modern girl : a memoir

    Hunger makes me a modern girl : a memoir2015

    by Carrie Brownstein

    (33,768)

    Summary: A "narrative of [rock guitarist and actor Brownstein's] escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B BROWNSTEIN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A pirate looks at fifty

    A pirate looks at fifty1998

    by Jimmy Buffett

    (3,835)

    BOOK

    Call #: B BUFFETT

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Can I say : living large, cheating death, and drums, drums, drums

    Can I say : living large, cheating death, and drums, drums, drums2016

    by Travis Barker

    (4,136)

    Summary: After breaking out as the acclaimed drummer of the multi-platinum punk band Blink-182, everything changed for Travis Barker. But the dark side of rock stardom took its toll: his marriage, chronicled...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B BARKER

    Location: New Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Heaven adores you [DVD] : documentary film about the life and music of Elliott Smith

    Heaven adores you : documentary film about the life and music of Elliott Smith2014

    Summary: An intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith, a musician whose rise to prominence in the 1990s and early 2000s was cut short by his untimely death at the age of 34. By...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD B SMITH

    Location: DVDs Biography

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Five against one : the Pearl Jam story

    Five against one : the Pearl Jam story1998

    by Kim Neely

    (768)

    Summary: Kim Neely was one of Pearl Jam's earliest supporters in the national press, and interviewed them extensively during the most pivotal years of their career. In this book she offers a richly-detailed...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 PEA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Backstage pass

    Backstage pass2010

    by Olivia Cunning

    Series: Sinners On Tour Series - #1

    (60,240)

    Summary: Brian Sinclair, lead guitarist of Sinners, needs to get his creative spark back. Psychologist Myrna Evans goes on tour with the band to help him work through his issues so he can start writing songs...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F CUNNING

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Beatles '66 : the revolutionary year

    Beatles '66 : the revolutionary year2016

    by Steve Turner

    (809)

    Summary: 1966. The Beatles' last concert; the release of Revolver, their first album of songs not intended for live performance. They experimented with avant-garde ideas, and angered many when they spoke...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 BEA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Foo Fighters Sonic Highways [DVD]

    Foo Fighters Sonic Highways2015

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 782 FOO

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Last train to Memphis : the rise of Elvis Presley

    Last train to Memphis : the rise of Elvis Presley1994

    by Peter Guralnick

    (8,576)

    Summary: From the moment that he first shook up the world in the mid 1950s, Elvis Presley has been one of the most vivid and enduring myths of American culture. This is the first biography to go past that...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B PRESLEY

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • From cradle to stage : stories from the mothers who rocked and raised rock stars

    From cradle to stage : stories from the mothers who rocked and raised rock stars2017

    by Virginia Hanlon Grohl

    (3,201)

    Summary: Drawing on interviews with such women as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre's mother; Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of REM's mother; Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother; Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 GRO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Who was Elvis Presley?

    Who was Elvis Presley?2007

    by Geoff Edgers

    Series: Who Was-- ?

    (1,175)

    Summary: Profiles the "King of Rock 'n Roll," focusing on how he got his start in singing and how his style influenced later musicians.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WHO

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Janis [DVD] : little girl blue

    Janis : little girl blue2016

    Summary: A documentary film about the life and times of rock singer Janis Joplin, presented via a series of letters Joplin wrote home over a span of years, read by Chan Marshall. Includes interviews with...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD B JOPLIN

    Location: DVDs Biography

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The most beautiful : my life with Prince

    The most beautiful : my life with Prince2017

    by Mayte Garcia

    (5,262)

    Summary: A candid assessment of the iconic musician's personal and professional life by his first wife traces their long-distance courtship, marriage, and creative partnership as well as the challenges that compromised their romance.

    BOOK

    Call #: B GARCIA

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Do you feel like I do? : a memoir

    Do you feel like I do? : a memoir2020

    by Peter Frampton

    (1,059)

    Summary: Frampton was on a path to stardom from an early age, first as the lead singer and guitarist of the Herd and then as co-founder of one of the first supergroups, Humble Pie. As part of a tight-knit...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B FRAMPTON

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Acid for the children : a memoir

    Acid for the children : a memoir2019

    by Flea

    (15,948)

    Summary: Flea takes readers on a deeply personal and revealing tour of his formative years, spanning from Australia to the New York City suburbs to, finally, Los Angeles. Through hilarious anecdotes, poetical...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B FLEA

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Not dead yet : the memoir

    Not dead yet : the memoir2016

    by Phil Collins

    (6,436)

    Summary: The Genesis front man and successful solo artist presents a reflective memoir that shares insights into the remarkable experiences behind many of his iconic songs and performances, discussing his...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B COLLINS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Born to run

    Born to run2016

    by Bruce Springsteen

    (44,594)

    Summary: Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B SPRINGSTEEN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A perfect union of contrary things

    A perfect union of contrary things2016

    by Sarah Jensen

    (2,677)

    Summary: In the first authorized biography of the musician best known as the lead vocalist in the bands Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer, as well as a successful vintner, gives unique insight into his history and career trajectory.

    BOOK

    Call #: B KEENAN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Born to run [CD book]

    Born to run2016

    by Bruce Springsteen

    (44,475)

    Summary: Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK B SPRINGSTEEN

    Location: Adult CD Books Biography

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • You're making me hate you : a cantankerous look at the common misconception that humans have any ... common sense left.

    You're making me hate you : a cantankerous look at the common misconception that humans have any ... common sense left.2016

    by Corey Taylor

    (1,892)

    Summary: "Corey Taylor has had it. Had it with the vagaries of human behavior and life in this postmodern digital blanked-out waiting room that passes for a world. Reality TV, awful music, terrible drivers,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B TAYLOR

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Before you judge me : the triumph and tragedy of Michael Jackson's last days

    Before you judge me : the triumph and tragedy of Michael Jackson's last days2016

    by Tavis Smiley

    (291)

    Summary: "A powerful chronicle of the sixteen weeks leading up to King of Pop Michael Jackson's death. Michael Jackson's final months were like the rest of his short and legendary life: filled with deep lows...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B JACKSON

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Who was Michael Jackson?

    Who was Michael Jackson?2015

    by Megan Stine

    Series: Who Was-- ?

    (652)

    Summary: Born in Gary, Indiana, on August 29, 1958, Michael Jackson was definitely not a regular kid. A superstar with The Jackson 5 before he was eight years old, he became the King of Pop as a solo artist....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WHO

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Kurt Cobain [DVD] : montage of heck

    Kurt Cobain : montage of heck2015

    Summary: Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time, experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only fully authorized portrait of the famed music icon. Directed by...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD B COBAIN

    Location: DVDs Biography

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Beatles

    The Beatles1998

    by Adam Woog

    Series: The Importance Of

    (3)

    Summary: Examines the cultural significance, influence, and legacy of the English pop group.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B BEATLES

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Revival : a novel

    Revival : a novel2014

    by Stephen King

    (113,741)

    Summary: "In a small New England town over half a century ago, a boy is playing with his new toy soldiers in the dirt in front of his house when a shadow falls over him. He looks up to see a striking man, the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F KING

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Michael Jackson : ultimate music legend

    Michael Jackson : ultimate music legend2010

    by Katherine E Krohn

    Series: Gateway Biographies (Lerner Publications Company)

    (37)

    Summary: Biography of the life of entertainer Michael Jackson.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B JACKSON

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Moonwalk

    Moonwalk2009

    by Michael Jackson

    (5,028)

    Summary: Michael Jackson's only autobiography, illustrated with rare photographs from Jackson family albums and Michael's personal photographic archives, as well as a drawing done by Michael exclusively for this book.

    BOOK

    Call #: B JACKSON

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Paul McCartney : a life

    Paul McCartney : a life2009

    by Peter Ames Carlin

    (1,794)

    Summary: Takes a look at the whole life of the Beatles star, casting new light on his years with the band Wings and wife, Linda McCartney, and revealing a man as haunted by his legacy--and particularly his...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B MCCARTNEY

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I am Ozzy

    I am Ozzy2010

    by Ozzy Osbourne

    (26,290)

    Summary: One of television's best loved personalities via the wildly successful hit MTV show The Osbournes, Ozzy tells about his days on the road and the heartbreak he suffered during those days of hard living.

    BOOK

    Call #: B OSBOURNE

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Beatles anthology.

    The Beatles anthology.2000

    (16,455)

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 BEA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Janis Joplin : rise up singing

    Janis Joplin : rise up singing2010

    by Ann Angel

    (486)

    Summary: This book examines the life and musical career of Janis Joplin.

    BOOK

    Call #: B JOPLIN YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Spin : the story of Michael Jackson

    Spin : the story of Michael Jackson2011

    by Sherry O'Keefe

    Series: Modern Music Masters

    (38)

    Summary: Discusses the singer's rise to stardom, his changing personal appearance, legal battles, family life, and unexpected death at the age of fifty.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B JACKSON

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • George Harrison : living in the material world

    George Harrison : living in the material world2011

    by Olivia Harrison

    (1,714)

    BOOK

    Call #: B HARRISON

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The John Lennon letters

    The John Lennon letters2012

    by John Lennon

    (1,369)

    Summary: Published together for the first time, this collection of letters to family, friends, lovers and complete strangers from the beloved Beatle offers an intimate look into the true personality and mind...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B LENNON

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • No direction home [DVD] : Bob Dylan

    No direction home : Bob Dylan2005

    Summary: Traces Bob Dylan's journey from his roots in Minnesota, to his early days in Greenwich Village, to his tumultuous ascent to pop stardom in 1966. Joan Baez, Allan Ginzberg, Maria Muldaur, Pete Seeger,...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 781.66 NO

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Elvis by the Presleys : [intimate stories]

    Elvis by the Presleys :2005

    by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley

    (488)

    BOOK

    Call #: B PRESLEY

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

    Learn More