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Eric Alper is a Canadian music correspondent, blogger, radio host and former director of media relations at eOne Music Canada based in Toronto, Ontario. Eric now runs a music public relations company That Eric Alper, and is the host of That Eric Alper show on SiriusXM.
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Please Kill Me
The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
Legs McNeil - Aug 09, 2016 (first published in 1996)
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A Time Out and Daily News Top Ten Book of the Year upon its initial release, Please Kill Me is the first oral history of the most nihilist of all pop movements. Iggy Pop, Danny Fields, Dee Dee and Joey Ramone, Malcom McLaren, Jim Carroll, and scores of other famous and infamous punk figures lend their voices to this definitive account of that outra...
Eric Alper
Sep 13, 2020
Books on the music industry you should read:“How Music Got Free: A Story of Obsession and Invention, Stephen Witt The Last Mogul: Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the Hidden History of Hollywood, Dennis McDougal Please Kill Me: Uncensored Oral History of Punk, Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain     source
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Seth Mandel
How Music Got Free
A Story of Obsession and Invention
Stephen Witt - Jun 14, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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• Finalist for the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year • Named one of Time magazine’s Best Books of 2015 So Far • A New York Times Editors’ Choice • “[How Music Got Free] has the clear writing and brisk reportorial acumen of a Michael Lewis book.”—Dwight Garner, The New York TimesWhat happens when an entire generation commit...
Eric Alper
Sep 13, 2020
Books on the music industry you should read:“How Music Got Free: A Story of Obsession and Invention, Stephen Witt The Last Mogul: Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the Hidden History of Hollywood, Dennis McDougal Please Kill Me: Uncensored Oral History of Punk, Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain     source
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Paolo Gregoletto
The Last Mogul
Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the Hidden History of Hollywood
Dennis McDougal - Apr 20, 2001
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The reviewer of the Boston Globe said point blank: "Over the years, I've read hundreds of books on Hollywood and the movie business, and this one is right at the top." As the elusive, tyrannical head of the Music Corporation of America (MCA) until the 1990s, Lew Wasserman was the most powerful and feared man in show business for more than half a c...
Eric Alper
Sep 13, 2020
Books on the music industry you should read:“How Music Got Free: A Story of Obsession and Invention, Stephen Witt The Last Mogul: Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the Hidden History of Hollywood, Dennis McDougal Please Kill Me: Uncensored Oral History of Punk, Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain     source
Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.
A Memoir
Viv Albertine - Nov 25, 2014
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The guitarist for seminal female punk group The Slits recounts playing with Sid Vicious, touring with the Clash, dating Mick Jones, inspiring “Train in Vain,” and releasing her solo debut in 2012Viv Albertine is one of a handful of original punks who changed music, and the discourse around it, forever. Her memoir tells the story of how, through she...
Eric Alper
Aug 12, 2020
Books You Should Read: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes... by Viv Albertine Le Freak by Nile Rodgers Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan Just Kids by Patti Smith Life by Keith Richards Black By Design: A 2-Tone Memoir by Pauline Black Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis     source
Le Freak
An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny
Nile Rodgers - Jul 05, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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You will hear a Nile Rodgers song today. It will make you happy. Today's pop music--genre-crossing, gender-bending, racially mixed, visually stylish, and dominated by dance music with global appeal--is the world that Nile Rodgers created. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote and produced the songs that defined that era and everything that came after: "...
Eric Alper
Aug 12, 2020
Books You Should Read: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes... by Viv Albertine Le Freak by Nile Rodgers Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan Just Kids by Patti Smith Life by Keith Richards Black By Design: A 2-Tone Memoir by Pauline Black Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis     source
Black by Design
Pauline Black - Jul 01, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Born in 1953 to Anglo-Jewish/Nigerian parents, Pauline Black was subsequently adopted by a white, working class family in Romford. Never quite at home there, she escaped her small town background and discovered a different way of life - making music.Lead singer for platinum-selling band The Selecter, Pauline Black was the Queen of British Ska. The ...
Eric Alper
Aug 12, 2020
Books You Should Read: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes... by Viv Albertine Le Freak by Nile Rodgers Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan Just Kids by Patti Smith Life by Keith Richards Black By Design: A 2-Tone Memoir by Pauline Black Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis     source
Life
Keith Richards - May 03, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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The long-awaited autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Ladies and gentlemen: Keith Richards.With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that roused the world, and he lived the original rock and roll life.Now, at last, the man himself tells his story of life in the crossfire hurr...
Eric Alper
Aug 12, 2020
Books You Should Read: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes... by Viv Albertine Le Freak by Nile Rodgers Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan Just Kids by Patti Smith Life by Keith Richards Black By Design: A 2-Tone Memoir by Pauline Black Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis     source
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Harry Khachatrian
Just Kids
Patti Smith - Nov 02, 2010
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"Patti Smith has graced us with a poetic masterpiece, a rare and privileged invitation to unlatch a treasure chest never before breached." - Johnny DeppIt was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation. Patti Smith would e...
Eric Alper
Aug 12, 2020
Books You Should Read: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes... by Viv Albertine Le Freak by Nile Rodgers Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan Just Kids by Patti Smith Life by Keith Richards Black By Design: A 2-Tone Memoir by Pauline Black Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis     source
Chronicles
Volume One
Bob Dylan - Sep 13, 2005 (first published in 2004)
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"I'd come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else." So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: Volume One, his remarkable book exploring critical junctures in his life and career. Through Dylan's eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, ...
Eric Alper
Aug 12, 2020
Books You Should Read: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes... by Viv Albertine Le Freak by Nile Rodgers Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan Just Kids by Patti Smith Life by Keith Richards Black By Design: A 2-Tone Memoir by Pauline Black Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis     source
Miles - the Autobiography by Miles Davis
Miles Davis - Jan 01, 1884
Eric Alper
Aug 12, 2020
Books You Should Read: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes... by Viv Albertine Le Freak by Nile Rodgers Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan Just Kids by Patti Smith Life by Keith Richards Black By Design: A 2-Tone Memoir by Pauline Black Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis     source
The Game
Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball's Power Brokers
Jon Pessah - May 05, 2015
The incredible inside story of power, money, and baseball's last twenty years. In the fall of 1992, America's National Pastime is in crisis and already on the path to the unthinkable: cancelling a World Series for the first time in history. The owners are at war with each other, their decades-long battle with the players has turned America against ...
Eric Alper
Aug 08, 2020
Get back into baseball with the best books on the sport: The Game, Jon Pessah Ball Four, Jim Bouton Veeck as in Wreck, Bill Veeck The Wrong Stuff, Bill Lee The Bronx Zoo, Sparky Lyle The Boys of Summer, Roger Kahn Five Seasons, Roger Angell Moneyball, Michael Lewis     source
Ball Four by Jim Bouton
The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn
Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Veeck As In Wreck by Bill Veeck
The Wrong Stuff by Billy Lee
The Bronx Zoo by Sparky Lyle
Five Seasons by Roger Angell
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer