"The written note is like a strait jacket, whereas music like life itself is constant movement, continuous spontaneity, free from restriction." Pablo Casals

The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart

by Deline Bruser

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story

by Rick Bragg

Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars

by Neil Young

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.: A Memoir

by VIV Albertine

The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs

by Greil Marcus

Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir

by George Clinton

Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin

by David Ritz

Going Into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man

by Robert Christgau

Neil Young - After the Gold Rush

by Neil Young

The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution

by Joel Selvin

Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock 'n' Roll

by Marc Dolan

The Old, Weird America: The World of Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes

by Greil Marcus

Dancing with Myself

by Billy Idol

The Basic Guide to How to Read Music

by Helen Cooper

The Beatles, Popular Music and Society: A Thousand Voices

by Na Na

Beethoven on Beethoven: Playing His Piano Music His Way

by William S. Newman

Charlie Parker: His Music and Life

by Carl Woideck

Classical Music and Postmodern Knowledge

by Lawrence Kramer

Dead Elvis: A Chronicle of a Cultural Obsession

by Greil Marcus

Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye

by David Ritz

Grown Up All Wrong: 75 Great Rock and Pop Artists from Vaudeville to Techno

by Robert Christgau

Faith in Time: The Life of Jimmy Scott

by David Ritz

Neil Young Greatest Hits

by Neil Young

The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years

by Greil Marcus

Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson

by Darran Anderson