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message 1: by Ruth (last edited Dec 30, 2015 07:37AM) (new)

Ruth | 83 comments I Am doing a few challenges on Goodreads - also doing The Bingo Challenge with this group.

As I love music and movies... I was thinking of doing this challenge based purely on books about music and movies and the stars of each - either fiction or fact - biography or lists or information.

1: Under the Ivy: The Life & Music of Kate Bush
2: They Died Too Young: Sid Vicious**READ**
3: Vicious: The Art of Dying Young
4: Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar**READ**
5: What Would Keith Richards Do?: Daily Affirmations from a Rock and Roll Survivor
6: Love, Janis**READ**
7: Sympathy for the Devil: The Birth of the
Rolling Stones and the Death of Brian Jones
**READ**
8: Marilyn: The Passion and Paradox
9: It's So Easy: And Other Lies
10: The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
11: Cash: The Autobiography of Johnny Cash
12: Heavier Than Heaven
13: Cobain**READ**
14: The Mammoth Book of the Rolling Stones
15: Cagney
16: Only Fools and Horses Miscellany: History, Trivia, Facts & Anecdotes from the Hit BBC Comedy Show**READ**
17: The Commitments**READ**
18: The Mammoth Book of Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll
19: POISONED HEART: I Married Dee Dee Ramone **READ**
20: High on Arrival
21: Woolgathering**READ**
22: Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the 1970's**READ**
23: Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the 1960's**READ**
24: Serpico**READ**
25: Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters**READ**
26: This Is-- Christy Dignam**READ**
27: How to be Wild Like Keith Richards (50 Years of Riffs, Spliffs, Snorting & Soul from the Original Wild Man of Rock 'n' Roll)**READ**
28: Fifty Shoes That Changed the World**READ**
29: The Boy in the Song: The Real Stories Behind 50 Classic Pop Songs. Michael Heatley**READ**
30: The Girl in the Song: The Real Stories Behind 50 Classic Pop Songs. by Michael Heatly**READ**
31: Keith Richards**READ**
32: Punk Rock: An Oral History**READ**
33: Punk 365**READ**

31.12.2015 - 21/33 READ


message 2: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Bradshaw (llawryf) | 657 comments I'm doing a music theme, too, but mostly fiction about musicians, etc.


message 3: by Ruth (last edited Jan 29, 2015 08:48PM) (new)

Ruth | 83 comments Laurel wrote: "I'm doing a music theme, too, but mostly fiction about musicians, etc."

this is a great book I think...Sway. It's kinda fiction & kinda fact.

And this , which I read many moons ago...Sweetie Baby Cookie Honey


message 4: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments Great theme Ruth!


message 5: by Bionic Jean (new)

Bionic Jean (bionicjean) Really good idea Ruth and some of these look fascinating! I can see your tastes and origins too. LOL!

I read a good one a few years ago - Eric Clapton: The Autobiography. Although I thought I knew quite a lot about him, it was still interesting and revealing. Plus I was surprised how well he could write.


message 6: by Charbel (new)

Charbel (queez) | 2690 comments I like this challenge Ruth! Number 7 has an interesting title as well as number 5.


message 7: by Bionic Jean (new)

Bionic Jean (bionicjean) I think number 7 quotes one of their earliest hits ...


message 8: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 83 comments I am a massive Rolling Stones fan... I need to make a dent in all the books I have about them ha ha . Thanks for all the comments guys :-)


message 9: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 83 comments Jean there is a book you might like, Miss O'Dell by Chris O'Dell. She worked with the Beatles, Stones, Clapton, Dylan and more. Very interesting.


message 10: by Bionic Jean (new)

Bionic Jean (bionicjean) Thanks Ruth! I'll certainly have a look :)


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