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  • Rhythm ride : a road trip through the Motown sound

    Rhythm ride : a road trip through the Motown sound2015

    by Andrea Davis Pinkney

    (411)

    Summary: A narrative history of the Motown music label covering the historical context, personalities, and ongoing legacy of the "sound of young America."

    BOOK

    Call #: 781.644 PIN YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Smithsonian rock and roll : live and unseen

    Smithsonian rock and roll : live and unseen2017

    by Bill Bentley

    (22)

    Summary: In December 2015, the Smithsonian called on rock and roll lovers around the world to collect photos and stories of their favorite moments in music. Fans dug through attics, basements, closets,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 781.66 BEN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Jersey boys : the story of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

    Jersey boys : the story of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons2007

    by David Cote

    (98)

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.14 COT

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Beatles

    The Beatles2005

    Series: People Who Made History

    (1)

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42 BEA YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Legends, icons & rebels : music that changed the world

    Legends, icons & rebels : music that changed the world2013

    by Robbie Robertson

    (209)

    Summary: A tribute to more than two dozen legendary music artists who significantly influenced the landscape of music for generations to come, from Ray Charles and Bob Dylan to Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash.

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42 ROB

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Yeah! yeah! yeah! : the Beatles, Beatlemania, and the music that changed the world

    Yeah! yeah! yeah! : the Beatles, Beatlemania, and the music that changed the world2007

    by Bob Spitz

    (129)

    Summary: The New York Times bestselling biography of the Beatles, in a style and format for young readers. It starts in the housing projects and school playgrounds of Liverpool, where four boys would discover...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42 SPI YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    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

  • 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

  • Well I just had to laugh : 1,234 funny things the Beatle said or did (or had happen to (or said about) them

    Well I just had to laugh : 1,234 funny things the Beatle said or did (or had happen to (or said about) them2019

    by Jeff Walker

    Summary: The Beatles weren't just the biggest pop group ever; they were the funniest. In what they said, in what they did, in what happened to them and in what was said about them. Never before has a book...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 BEA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Nothin' but a good time : the uncensored history of the '80s hard rock explosion

    Nothin' but a good time : the uncensored history of the '80s hard rock explosion2021

    by Tom Beaujour

    (1,795)

    Summary: Hard rock in the 1980s was a hedonistic and often intensely creative wellspring of escapism that perfectly encapsulated -- and maybe even helped to define -- a spectacularly over-the-top decade....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 BEA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Beatles : get back

    The Beatles : get back2021

    (530)

    Summary: The most anticipated book in more than a decade by the legendary band, this is the official account of the creation of their final album, Let It Be, told in The Beatles' own words, illustrated with...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 BEA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Elton : the biography

    Elton : the biography2007

    by David Buckley

    (251)

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 BUC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Set the night on fire : living, dying, and playing guitar with The Doors

    Set the night on fire : living, dying, and playing guitar with The Doors2021

    by Robby Krieger

    (660)

    Summary: Few bands are as shrouded in the murky haze of rock mythology as The Doors, and parsing fact from fiction has been a virtually impossible task. But now, after fifty years, The Doors' notoriously...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 DOO

    Location: On Display

    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

  • Long train runnin' : our story of the Doobie Brothers

    Long train runnin' : our story of the Doobie Brothers2022

    by Tom Johnston

    (151)

    Summary: Only a very few rock bands have had the longevity, success, and drama of The Doobie Brothers. Born out of late 1960s NoCal, they stood alongside their contemporaries The Grateful Dead, The Allman...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 JOH

    Location: New Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mystery train : images of America in rock 'n' roll music

    Mystery train : images of America in rock 'n' roll music2015

    by Greil Marcus

    (3,368)

    Summary: "In 1975, Greil Marcus's Mystery Train changed the way readers thought about rock 'n' roll and continues to be sought out today by music fans and anyone interested in pop culture. Looking at...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 MAR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    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

  • The Rock 'n' roll years

    The Rock 'n' roll years1990

    (4)

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 ROC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame : the first 25 years :  the definitive chronicle of rock & roll as told by its legends

    The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame : the first 25 years : the definitive chronicle of rock & roll as told by its legends2009

    (39)

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 ROC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Beatles : the biography

    The Beatles : the biography2005

    by Bob Spitz

    (12,592)

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 SPI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Gospel according to the Beatles

    The Gospel according to the Beatles2006

    by Steve Turner

    (143)

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 TUR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • U2 by U2

    U2 by U22006

    (2,644)

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 U2

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    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

  • Elvis : still taking care of business

    Elvis : still taking care of business2007

    by Sonny West

    (247)

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 WES

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Violet bent backwards over the grass

    Violet bent backwards over the grass2020

    by Lana Del Rey

    (27,767)

    Summary: "'Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass' is the title poem of the book and the first poem I wrote of many. Some of which came to me in their entirety, which I dictated and then typed out, and some...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 811.6 DEL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Resistance : a songwriter's story of hope, change, and courage

    Resistance : a songwriter's story of hope, change, and courage2020

    by Tori Amos

    (1,915)

    Summary: Since the release of her first career-defining solo album, Tori Amos as been one of the music industry's most enduring and ingenious artists. From her unnerving depiction of sexual assault in "Me and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B AMOS

    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

  • Bowie : stardust, rayguns & moonage daydreams

    Bowie : stardust, rayguns & moonage daydreams2020

    by Mike Allred , artist

    (1,179)

    Summary: As one of the most magnetic icons of modern pop culture, David Bowie seduced generations of fans with his music and counterculture persona. While Bowie's legacy as a musician is remarkable and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B BOWIE

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Dirty rocker boys : love and lust on the Sunset Strip

    Dirty rocker boys : love and lust on the Sunset Strip2013

    by Bobbie Brown

    (3,387)

    Summary: "An uncensored Hollywood tell-all filled with explicit tales of love, sex, and revenge from the video vixen made famous by Warrant's rock anthem "Cherry Pie.""-- Provided by publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: B BROWN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    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

  • Clapton : the autobiography

    Clapton : the autobiography2007

    by Eric Clapton

    (26,564)

    BOOK

    Call #: B CLAPTON

    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

  • Thanks a lot, Mr. Kibblewhite : my story

    Thanks a lot, Mr. Kibblewhite : my story2018

    by Roger Daltrey

    (3,764)

    Summary: The front man of The Who draws on years of careful introspection in an anecdotal memoir of his rise from poverty to rock-and-roll stardom, sharing insights into the creative processes behind iconic hits and his relationship with Keith Moon.

    BOOK

    Call #: B DALTREY

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tranny : confessions of punk rock's most infamous anarchist sellout

    Tranny : confessions of punk rock's most infamous anarchist sellout2016

    by Laura Jane Grace

    (8,081)

    Summary: The provocative transgender advocate and lead singer of the punk rock band Against Me! provides a searing account of her search for identity and her true self.

    BOOK

    Call #: B GRACE

    Location: Adult 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

  • Face it

    Face it2019

    by Debbie Harry

    (6,428)

    Summary: Harry recounts her path from glorious commercial success to heroin addiction, the near-death of partner Chris Stein, a heart-wrenching bankruptcy, and Blondie's breakup as a band to her multifaceted...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B HARRY

    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