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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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Never a Dull Moment
1971 The Year That Rock Exploded
David Hepworth - 2017-05-16 (first published in 2016)
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A rollicking look at 1971 - the busiest, most innovative and resonant year of the 70s, defined by the musical arrival of such stars as David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Joni MitchellOn New Year's Eve, 1970, Paul McCartney told his lawyers to issue the writ at the High Court in London, effectively ending The Beatles. You might say this was ...
Eric Alper
2022-10-12T13:00:45.000Z
@TimGavrich The book the 1971 doc is based on is brilliant. Love David Hepworth!      source
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Edgar Wright
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The Science of Song
How and Why We Make Music
Alan Cross - 2021-09-07
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What is music? How is it made? And what's changed --- and what hasn't --- about how we listen to it? Here's all the best stuff about the science and history behind our connection to music.Though most of us know we love listening to music, we may not spend much time thinking about how this came to be, or the science, technology, engineering and math...
Eric Alper
2021-03-22T16:00:34.000Z
Get This Book: The Science of Song: How and Why We Make Music by Alan Cross, Emme Cross and Nicole Mortillaro.      source
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Blues All Around Me
The Autobiography of B. B. King
B. B. King - 2011-03-08 (first published in 1996)
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The undisputed king of the blues, B.B. King puts his life into words in a story that spans tragedy, triumph, and everything in between—and he tells it just how he plays it, straight from the heart. A true-to-life tale of overcoming monumental odds to succeed as an artist in an often unfriendly world, Blues All Around Me is also the story of how blu...
Eric Alper
2020-12-11T19:30:12.000Z
Written with verve and purpose, this book isn’t just about the Blues— it’s a history lesson and makes a great gift for any budding music lover in your life. More of my picks on @theHUBWM: #wellprepped #wellpreppedfortheholidays #ad      source
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Please Kill Me
The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
Legs McNeil - 2016-08-09 (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
2020-09-13T22:30:06.000Z
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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How Music Got Free
A Story of Obsession and Invention
Stephen Witt - 2016-06-14 (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
2020-09-13T22:30:06.000Z
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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The Last Mogul
Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the Hidden History of Hollywood
Dennis McDougal - 2001-04-20
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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 ce...
Eric Alper
2020-09-13T22:30:06.000Z
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. book cover
Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.
A Memoir
Viv Albertine - 2014-11-25
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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
2020-08-12T04:30:11.000Z
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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Le Freak
An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny
Nile Rodgers - 2012-07-05 (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
2020-08-12T04:30:11.000Z
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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Black by Design
Pauline Black - 2012-07-01 (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
2020-08-12T04:30:11.000Z
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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Life
Keith Richards - 2011-05-03 (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
2020-08-12T04:30:11.000Z
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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Chronicles by Bob Dylan
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