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Holiday Gift Guide of the best books on the Rock and Roll

The rock and roll fan on your gift list is the easiest person to shop for the holidays. There are a number of books richly products covering a spectrum of rock icons just waiting to be unpacked. Here’s a guide to some outstanding bonds, which will be hosted by a person who has ever sang a rock song in the shower or played air guitar when they thought nobody was looking.Born To Run: The Unseen Eric Meola PhotosBy Insight Editions , 72 pages, ISBN 1933784091 $ 39.95 When a young Bruce Springsteen has conquered the music world, it was simultaneously announced in October 1975 on the covers of Time and Newsweek magazines. Springsteen has not only survived such heady adulation, he stayed on top of the pile since. Renowned photographer Eric Meola organized photo sessions with the young Springsteen and captured his exuberance as the troubadour Jersey was to learn that the world was his oyster. In this collection of over 100 photographs in black and white printed quadratone rich, Meola has pictures of The Boss that were never published. Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell with the Rolling StonesBy Robert Greenfield Da Capo Press, 224 pages, $ 24 ISBN 0306814331 There was a previous book written by John Perry in 1999 with the same title covering the same season when the Rolling Stones British dodged income tax exile in the castle by Keith Richards in the South of France where they created their seminal double LP. But there was enough splendor and debauchery that flows through this French manor to fill another book for further reading in the wings great. The Blue Moon Boys: The Story of Elvis Presley BandBy Ken Burke and Dan Griffin Chicago Review Press, 320 pages, $ 24.95 ISBN 1556526148 Bill Black, Scotty Moore and DJ Fontana was able to be anonymous musicians behind the man who would become the king of rock and roll, but they were pillars of rockabilly. This retrospective science explains the group’s role in creating the signature sound of Elvis and contains a preface written by the last day rockabilly devotee Brian Setzer. Greetings From E Street: The Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street BandBy Robert Santelli Chronicle Books, 94 pages, $ 35 ISBN 0811853489 always a creative editor, Chronicle Books sets a new standard with this amazing release. Plus rare photos galore, there are surprises for fax Springsteen fans nestled in pockets, and envelopes gatefold dot this treasure. Explorers find ‘The Boss’ first business card Steel Mill, his reading list written by hand to the Meadowlands shows, vintage posters, a paper napkin from The Stone Pony and many other delights. In U2By U2 Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. Harper Entertainment, 352 pages, ISBN 0060776757 $ 39.95 Long before Bono was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, he and three other members of group were plunking chords on the guitar home. It is amazing to see the first pictures of U2 in this definitive book, because their workouts in a makeshift kitchen crammed in Dublin and imagine them thrive in one of the best arena rock bands ever. Elvis At 21: New York: Alfred Wertheimer MemphisBy Random House, 224 pages, $ 60 ISBN 1933784016 Just when you think that there can not possibly be any left to photograph Elvis that has not already been seen, comes along a book like this. Young photographer Alfred Wertheimer accompanied a young Elvis, even during his visit to New York and points south in 1956. He realized that something incredibly photogenic and charismatic, he had in his goal. This beautiful book contains previously unseen footage and accessible as well as some classics such as Elvis on his Harley, printed in black and white professional highlighted with a varnish layer that makes them pop.


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