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These memoirs and more give your patrons a look behind the music.

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9780399589652For Music Lovers Who Want to Party Like it’s 1999

The Beautiful Ones by Prince

The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words—featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death.

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9780525520542For Music Lovers Who Want a Break from Working 9 to 5

Country Music: An Illustrated History by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

The rich and colorful story of America’s most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the twentieth century—based on the upcoming eight-part film series to air on PBS in September 2019.

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9781524745318For Music Lovers Who Want to be Woken Up Before They Go-Go

Wham!, George Michael and Me: A Memoir by Andrew Ridgeley

For the first time, Andrew Ridgeley—one half of one of the most famous bands in the world—tells the inside story of Wham!, his lifelong friendship with George Michael, and the formation of a band that changed the shape of the music scene in the early eighties.

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9780593135976For Music Lovers Who Have a Lust for Life

‘Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More by Iggy Pop

The Godfather of Punk and frontman for The Stooges offers insight into his creative world with this collection of lyrics brought to life by full-color photos, never-before-seen notes and memorabilia, short pieces by Iggy, and commentary from other music legends, including Danny Fields and Chris Stein from Blondie.

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9781524742843For Music Lovers Who Wanna Dance with Somebody

A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston by Robyn Crawford

Robyn Crawford and Whitney Houston were inseparable friends and collaborators. This is the poignant inside story of their life together.

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9780525511984_fdef5For Music Lovers Who Never Said Nothing

Horror Stories: A Memoir by Liz Phair

From the two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter behind the groundbreaking album Exile in Guyville comes a haunting memoir in stories in the tradition of Patti Smith’s M Train.

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