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“If you’re a rock fan, a gossip lover, or a head banger from way back, Rock ‘n’ Roll Myths will hit the right note.” - Terri Schlichenmeyer’s syndicated book reviews
Beginning with the apocryphal tale of Robert Johnson selling his soul at the crossroads, veteran music journalists Gary Graff and Daniel Durchholz take on the real stories behind rock’s biggest crocks, half-truths, and too-strange-to-be-false myths and legends, examining how and why these tales came to be in the first place and how they have persisted through the years. Of course there’s sex (Did members of Led Zeppelin pleasure a groupie with a mud shark in a Holiday Inn bathtub?), drugs (Did the Beatles spark a spliff in Buckingham?), and rock ’n’ roll (Does The Wall sync up to The Wizard of Oz?). But there’s also the quasi-medical (Rod Stewart and that stomach pump, Marilyn Manson’s spare rib), the culinary (Alice Cooper and chickens, Ozzy Osbourne and bats, Frank Zappa and . . . well, never mind), the downright silly (McCartney dead? Morrison, Elvis, and Tupac alive?), and even a few doozies that appear to have at least a kernel of truth to them (Keith Richards taking a bump of his dearly departed father’s ashes, Van Halen and those M&Ms, and blood in the ink of the 1977 KISS comic book). In all, the authors examine 57 enduring yarns, in the process revealing the machinations of myth-making in the fast and loose world of rock, country, and pop.
I bought this as a gift for my husband.
He liked this book. Most of it he already knew.
It is a quick read.
Dan Durchholz and Gary Graff know this subject matter from top to bottom. "Rock 'n' Roll Myths" is a rollicking ride, yet it finds a middle path between sensationalism and serious... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Joseph L. Williams
I sister loved this book and read it cover to cover when she recieved it as a Christmas gift! Highly recommend it!Published 22 months ago by alohagirlstl
I purchased this book as a secret santa gift for my-coworker. I have not read it but flipped through it and the content seemed great. Read morePublished 23 months ago by KGMountain
I loved this book so much that I bought several copies as gifts for xmas and birthdays. It answers questions that I have wondered about for years. I is definitely a page turner. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Kathleen Aseltyne