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  • The unsinkable Greta James : a novel

    The unsinkable Greta James : a novel2022

    by Jennifer E Smith

    (20,331)

    Summary: Right after the sudden death of her mother -- her first and most devoted fan -- and just before the launch of her high-stakes sophomore album, Greta James falls apart on stage. The footage quickly...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F SMITH

    Location: Adult Fiction

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  • Studio 666 [DVD]

    Studio 6662022

    Summary: Members of the rock band Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock n' roll history to record their much-anticipated tenth album.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD COMEDY STUDIO

    Location: DVDs Comedy

    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

  • Mary Jane : a novel
    Staff Pick

    Mary Jane : a novel2021

    by Jessica Anya Blau

    (44,619)

    Summary: In 1970s Baltimore, fourteen-year-old Mary Jane loves cooking with her mother, singing in her church choir, and enjoying her family's subscription to the Broadway Show Tunes of the Month record club....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F BLAU

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The first 21 : how I became Nikki Sixx

    The first 21 : how I became Nikki Sixx2021

    by Nikki Sixx

    (1,474)

    Summary: Born Franklin Carlton Feranna, Sixx was abandoned by his father and partly raised by his mother, a woman who was ahead of her time but deeply troubled. He lived with other family before being on his...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B SIXX

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Unrequited infatuations : odyssey of a rock and roll consigliere : (a cautionary tale)

    Unrequited infatuations : odyssey of a rock and roll consigliere : (a cautionary tale)2021

    by Steve Van Zandt

    (1,575)

    Summary: What story begins in a bedroom in suburban New Jersey in the early '60s, unfolds on some of the country's largest stages, and then ranges across the globe, demonstrating over and over again how Rock...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B VAN ZANDT

    Location: Adult Biographies

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • The final revival of Opal & Nev : a novel

    The final revival of Opal & Nev : a novel2021

    by Dawnie Walton

    (24,036)

    Summary: Opal is a fiercely independent young woman pushing against the grain in her style and attitude, Afro-punk before that term existed. Coming of age in Detroit, she can't imagine settling for a 9-to-5...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F WALTON

    Location: Adult Fiction

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  • Who was David Bowie?

    Who was David Bowie?2021

    by Margaret Gurevich

    Series: Who Was-- ?

    (72)

    Summary: David Bowie, born David Robert Jones, wasn't just an incredible singer; he had an amazing talent for keeping his fans happily guessing about what he would do next. He alternated between musical...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WHO

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Rememberings

    Rememberings2021

    by Sinead O'Connor

    (3,877)

    Summary: Born in Dublin in 1966, O'Connor's childhood was marked by a painful home life, a disdain for schooling, run-ins with the law for her incessant petty thievery, and a burgeoning love for Bob Dylan's...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B O'CONNOR

    Location: Adult Biographies

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  • The last days of John Lennon

    The last days of John Lennon2020

    by James Patterson

    (7,589)

    Summary: John Lennon was one of the world's most influential people. Mark David Chapman was one of the most invisible. By the end of 1980, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade -- a decade John Lennon...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B LENNON

    Location: Adult Biographies

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  • The last days of John Lennon [large print]

    The last days of John Lennon2020

    by James Patterson

    (7,675)

    Summary: John Lennon was one of the world's most influential people. Mark David Chapman was one of the most invisible. By the end of 1980, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade -- a decade John Lennon...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: LP B LENNON

    Location: Large Print 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

  • Let love rule

    Let love rule2020

    by Lenny Kravitz

    (4,631)

    Summary: Kravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humor. It's the story of a wildly creative kid who, despite tough struggles at school and extreme tension at home, finds salvation in...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B KRAVITZ

    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

  • Ted Templeman : a platinum producer's life in music

    Ted Templeman : a platinum producer's life in music2020

    by Ted Templeman

    (481)

    Summary: This autobiography (as told to Greg Renoff) recounts Templeman's remarkable life from child jazz phenom in Santa Cruz, California, in the 1950s to Grammy-winning music executive during the '70s and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B TEMPLEMAN

    Location: 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

  • 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

  • Wild thing : the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix

    Wild thing : the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix2020

    by Philip Norman

    (412)

    Summary: Over fifty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix (1942|1970) is celebrated as the greatest rock guitarist of all time. But before he was setting guitars and the world aflame, James Marshall Hendrix was...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B HENDRIX

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Bad reputation [DVD]

    Bad reputation2019

    Summary: It's true, Joan Jett became mega-famous from the number-one hit "I Love Rock n Roll," but that's only part of the story. This documentary gives a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 781.66 BAD

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Janis : her life and music

    Janis : her life and music2019

    by Holly George-Warren

    (2,087)

    Summary: This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Janis Joplin's first...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B JOPLIN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • When I was summer

    When I was summer2019

    by J. B. Howard

    (226)

    Summary: "Sixteen-year-old Nora Wakelin has always felt like an outsider in her own family. Her parents and older sister love her, but they don't understand anything about her: not her passion for music, not...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F HOWARD

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Western stars [Blu-ray]

    Western stars2019

    Summary: Bruce Springsteen in a live concert performance singing his Western stars album, with full band and orchestra from inside his historic barn in New Jersey. The film also blends archival footage,...  more »

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU 782 SPR

    Location: Blu-rays Nonfiction

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  • Daisy Jones & the Six [Playaway] : a novel

    Daisy Jones & the Six : a novel2019

    by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    Summary: "Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY F REID

    Location: Adult Playaways

    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

  • Me [large print]

    Me2019

    by Elton John

    (51,581)

    Summary: Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three he was performing his...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: LP B JOHN

    Location: Large Print Nonfiction

    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

  • 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

  • Rocketman [Blu-ray]

    Rocketman2019

    Summary: An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's breakthrough years.

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU DRAMA ROCKETMAN

    Location: Blu-rays Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Rocketman [DVD]

    Rocketman2019

    Summary: An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's breakthrough years.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA ROCKETMAN

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Me

    Me2019

    by Elton John

    (51,384)

    Summary: Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three he was performing his...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B JOHN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Me [CD book]

    Me2019

    by Elton John

    (52,201)

    Summary: Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three he was performing his...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK B JOHN

    Location: Adult CD Books Biography

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The beautiful ones

    The beautiful ones2019

    by Prince

    (6,492)

    Summary: An acclaimed musician, Prince Rogers Nelson was a visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds. But his most ambitious creative act was turning himself into one of the greatest...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B PRINCE

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Year of the monkey

    Year of the monkey2019

    by Patti Smith

    (13,298)

    Summary: Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B SMITH

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Paul Simon [CD book] : the life

    Paul Simon : the life2018

    by Robert Hilburn (read by Dennis Boutsikaris)

    (1,569)

    Summary: Robert Hilburn offers an intimate and inspiring narrative that helps listeners finally understand Paul Simon the person and the artist, including new and absorbing insights into his most enduring...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK B SIMON

    Location: Adult CD Books Biography

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • My love story

    My love story2018

    by Tina Turner

    (5,214)

    Summary: From her early years in Nutbush, Tennessee to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner to her phenomenal success in the 1980s and beyond, Tina candidly examines her personal history, from her darkest...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B TURNER

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Bohemian rhapsody [Blu-ray]

    Bohemian rhapsody2018

    Summary: An enthralling celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history's most beloved entertainers....  more »

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU DRAMA BOHEMIAN

    Location: Blu-rays Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Bohemian rhapsody [DVD]

    Bohemian rhapsody2018

    Summary: An enthralling celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history's most beloved entertainers....  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA BOHEMIAN

    Location: DVDs Drama

    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