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The Resource Rock bottom : dark moments in music Babylon, Pamela Des Barres

Rock bottom : dark moments in music Babylon, Pamela Des Barres

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Rock bottom : dark moments in music Babylon
Title
Rock bottom
Title remainder
dark moments in music Babylon
Statement of responsibility
Pamela Des Barres
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
The dark moments of rock history fascinate and tantalize like the pathos of Greek tragedy. The bottom sinks lower, the air seems colder, the bad endings - when they are bad - seem beyond bad. The unlucky practitioners of our most thriving form of communal experience seem to hit rock bottom in ways only the most glamorous among us can - publicly. The stories remain obscure, half-seen in the shadowlands. In her familiar style, Pamela Des Barres shines light on the people whose art remains the background music to our popular culture. Des Barres asks, "What comes first, the addiction or the rock and roll?" The first apparent rock-and-roll death occurred on Christmas Eve 1959, when Johnny Ace blew his head off in a game of Russian Roulette between shows. Buddy Holly's four-seater plane crashes. Marvin Gaye's father shoots his son. Kurt Cobain puts a gun to his head. The headlines tell it all: Rock Singer Faces Manslaughter Charge, James Brown Addicted to PCP, Bassist for Band Hole Found Dead. The messed-up lives, the burned-out golden boys and girls, the violence, the route toward rock bottom - Des Barres has a line on the souls of the public figures who lived desperate private lives to entertain us all
Summary
An author investigates the deaths of and tragedies affecting many rock stars, including Jan Berry, Kurt Cobain, Eddie Cochran, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, and Dennis Wilson--interviewing people close to them and visiting gravesites, deathsites, and scenesof crimes
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
217090
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 781.660922
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
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dark moments in music Babylon
Label
Rock bottom : dark moments in music Babylon, Pamela Des Barres
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=729745
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Laughing Syd Barrett -- Jan Berry -- Marc Bolan -- John "Bonzo" Bonham -- Kurt Cobain -- Eddie Cochran -- Freddie Mercury -- Sam Cooke -- Marvin Gaye -- Jimi Hendrix -- Rick James -- Brian Jones -- Janis Joplin -- Keith Moon the Loon -- Jim Morrison -- Rick Nelson -- Gram Parsons -- Johnny Thunders -- Stevie Ray Vaughan -- Sid Vicious -- Dennis Wilson -- Jim Gordon and Kurt Struebing -- Chuck Berry -- G.G. Allin -- Axl Rose
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781250017987
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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c37058e6-6919-4c0f-aba7-87560a9fccf9
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
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Label
Rock bottom : dark moments in music Babylon, Pamela Des Barres
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=729745
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Laughing Syd Barrett -- Jan Berry -- Marc Bolan -- John "Bonzo" Bonham -- Kurt Cobain -- Eddie Cochran -- Freddie Mercury -- Sam Cooke -- Marvin Gaye -- Jimi Hendrix -- Rick James -- Brian Jones -- Janis Joplin -- Keith Moon the Loon -- Jim Morrison -- Rick Nelson -- Gram Parsons -- Johnny Thunders -- Stevie Ray Vaughan -- Sid Vicious -- Dennis Wilson -- Jim Gordon and Kurt Struebing -- Chuck Berry -- G.G. Allin -- Axl Rose
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781250017987
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c37058e6-6919-4c0f-aba7-87560a9fccf9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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