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Rock 'n' roll myths : the true stories behind the most infamous legends

Author: Gary Graff; Daniel Durchholz
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It's perhaps the relative modernity of rock 'n' roll that makes the genre a minefield of myths and legends accepted as truth. History hasn't had time to dissect the bunk. Until now. Discover the real stories behind rock's biggest crocks, how they came to be but why they have persisted. Did Cass Elliott really asphyxiate herself with a ham sandwich? Did the Beatles spark a spliff in Buckingham? Did Willie Nelson do  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Graff; Daniel Durchholz
ISBN: 9780760342305 076034230X
OCLC Number: 749856936
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The devil inside --
Robert Johnson --
Led Zeppelin --
Black Sabbath --
KISS --
Slayer --
Marilyn Manson --
Live and let die --
Alice Cooper --
Brian Jones --
Paul McCartney --
Gram Parsons --
"Love Rollercoaster" --
Sid Vicious --
Bobby McFerrin --
Johnny Thunders --
Kurt Cobain --
[Elvis Presley] --
I want your sex --
John Lennon and Brian Epstein --
Led Zeppelin --
John Paul Jones --
Mick Jagger and David Bowie --
Donna Summer --
Sting --
Ciara --
Lady Gaga --
I don't like the drugs but the drugs like me --
"Puff the Magic Dragon" --
Beatles --
George Jones --
Hendrix --
Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" --
Jerry Garcia --
America's "Horse" --
Stevie Nicks --
Willie Nelson --
It's a family affair --
Frank Zappa --
Weird Al Yankovic --
White Stripes --
Keith Richards --
Eat to the beat --
Mick Jagger --
Mama Cass Elliot --
Fran Zappa --
Ozzy --
Van Halen --
Doctor, Doctor, gimme the news --
Keith Richards --
Gene Simmons --
Rod Stewart --
Michael [Jackson] --
Marilyn Manson --
Across the universe --
Johnny Cash --
Charles Manson --
Steely Dan --
Bob Dylan --
Grace Slick --
Alice Cooper --
Pink Floyd --
Keith Moon --
KISS --
Prince.
Responsibility: Gary Graff and Daniel Durchholz.
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"It's perhaps the relative modernity of rock 'n' roll that makes the genre a minefield of myths and legends accepted as truth. History hasn't had time to dissect the bunk. Until now. Discover the real stories behind rock's biggest crocks, how they came to be but why they have persisted. Did Cass Elliott really asphyxiate herself with a ham sandwich? Did the Beatles spark a spliff in Buckingham? Did Willie Nelson do the same in the White House? Did Keith Richards get a complete "oil change" at a Swiss clinic in 1973 to pass a drug test necessary to embark on an American tour with the Stones? Then there's the freaky (did Michael Jackson own the remains of the Elephant Man?), the quasi-medical (Rod Stewart and that stomach pump?), the culinary (did Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne really do all those things to bats, chickens, etc. onstage?), and the apocryphal (did Robert Johnson sell his soul to the Prince of Darkness in exchange for mastery of the blues?). In all, more than 50 enduring lies are examined, explained, and debunked."--Publisher description.

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