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33 1/3 essential books that rock

33 1/3 essential books that rock

Stories of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll: These are the basic elements of a rock book. Make the band the Rolling Stones and you get "Life" by Keith Richards (2010), a memoir notable not just because the legendary guitarist lived through all those crazy exploits but because he remembers them. Focus in on N.Y. punk music scene and there's nothing better than "Please Kill Me" (1996), the oral history by Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil; Jon Savage did British punk right in "England's Dreaming" (1992). If you're talking Riot Grrrls, the best history of the music and movement is Sarah Marcus'...

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