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"An engrossing read." —Library Journal
"A definitive guide to how our fave rock stars kicked the bucket." —The Observer
"A huge, affectionate and strangely compelling chronicle . . . There’s no shortage of rip-roaring sagas, shot through with black humor, pathos, and peculiar insight." —The New Statesman
"A strange, entertaining chronology . . . comprehensively detailed and interspersed with lighter facts and interesting charts." —The Daily Express
"Simmonds . . . plays on our obsession with the bizarre and the tragic in equal measure. As humorous as it is enthralling." —Rock Sound
"Fascinating. . . . A must-have for the shelves of every music obsessive." — Lincoln Journal Star
Jeremy Simmonds is the coauthor of Rough Guide to Rock and a freelance music writer. He wrote and produced seven series of the popular BBC television show, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, as well as the pop quiz show Mental!
As is too often the case the Hendrix information in this book is rubbish and lacks in accurate detail. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ralph Yates
I bought this as a gift for my son after a friend recommending it. He was very happy with it.Published on June 19, 2013 by Sandra J. Praete
Duncan Browne is not listed in the book. This is a major omission IMO, and considering the obvious care that went into the whole project, a bit baffling. Could somebody call Mr. Read morePublished on March 14, 2010 by William Jackson
As someone else mentioned, there were a few factual things he noticed. I noticed the same--one that stood out to me was Jeremy's statement that the body of Pete Ham from Badfinger... Read morePublished on November 19, 2009 by Wendy N. Kruger