Recommended Reading

Need more music-related reading for the winter? Here are a few more recommended books.

[This was my weekly column for – AC]

The best time of the year for new books on music is the fall. Not only do they make for good Christmas gifts, but publishers know that the winter is the best time to curl up with a good book.

Here’s another list of recommended titles to go with one I offered a few weeks ago.

Fashioning the Beatles: The Looks That Shook the World, Deidre Kelly (Southerland House Book)

Craving some music-related reading? Here are some recommended music books for fall - image

Will we ever exhaust our fascination with The Beatles? No matter how many years pass, there always seems to be more to discover, explore, and learn. Kelly takes us back to the early 1960s when The Beatles were not only changing music but changing how music looked. Long hair on men. Facial hair. Glasses. Stage costumes. Street clothes. Shoes. It wasn’t just about fashion, either. The Beatles’ look expanded the generation gap and in the process influenced everything from societal development to politics.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “Need more music-related reading for the winter? Here are a few more recommended books.

  • The Sly Stone memoire & Goth History, please.
    Are you listening, Santa? I know how to read & this year I’ve been… on my way to the bookstore.


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