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Rock and Roll Heaven: A Fascinating Guide to Musical Icons Who Have Joined the Great Gig in the Sky Hardcover – 1 Nov 2007


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S. (1 Nov. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764160907
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764160905
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 2.5 x 22.2 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,122,472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rock & Roll Heaven is a fascinating look at over 100 of popular music’s most famous fatalities, from legendary rockers who lived fast and died young to tragic and self-destructive poet-musicians.

Discover whose body was washed up at the foot of Beale Street, home of the blues. Find out why country legend Gram Parsons’ corpse was stolen. Read about the grisly coincidence that links Keith Moon and Mama Cass.

Artist portraits feature career highlights along with details of their untimely demise, accompanied by stunning photographs.

(front flap)
This is your graveside guide to the final days of some of popular music’s legends. Featuring 120 late-but-great icons that have knocked on heaven’s door or driven down the highway to hell, each entry includes a revealing account of the star’s death, along with a wealth of fascinating facts and tantalizing trivia. Here’s how the end came for . . .

Buddy Holly . . .Died Feb. 3, 1959 . . . Cause: plane crash
Sam Cooke . . .Died Dec. 11, 1964 . . .Cause: gunshot
Jimi Hendrix . . . Died Sept. 18, 1970 . . . Cause: asphyxiation
Janis Joplin . . .Died Oct. 4, 1970 . . .Cause: drug overdose
“Mama” Cass Elliot . . .Died July 29, 1974 . . .Cause: heart attack
John Lennon . . .Died Dec. 8, 1980 . . . Cause: gunshot
Marvin Gaye . . .Died Dec. 28, 1983 . . . Cause: gunshot
Jeff Buckley . . .Died May 29, 1997 . . .Cause: drowned

You’ll get inside stories on these tragedies and many more in Rock & Roll Heaven.

(back flap)
Robert Dimery is a freelance writer and editor who has worked on several books covering the rock music scene. He has worked for a variety of magazines, including London Time Out and Vogue.

Bruno MacDonald has edited and contributed to many books and magazines that cover pop music and its celebrities.


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