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Gladiator1634
12-08-2012, 11:25 AM
There where a couple of threads on this in the old PE but I can't seem to locate them. Any suggestions on autobiography's? Doesn't necessarily have to be related to the music industry. I have read many related to entertainment and sports but I'm sure there are plenty out there that I'm missing. Any input is appreciated.

progeezer
12-08-2012, 11:33 AM
Arthur Lee & The Book Of Love (an authorized biography) - John Einarson
Life - Keith Richards
Who I Am - Pete Townsend
Clapton the Autobiography

Gruno
12-08-2012, 11:35 AM
There where a couple of threads on this in the old PE but I can't seem to locate them.

It would be nice to post suggestions here, but in case some don't, I bumped the thread in the OT section of PEv.2 so you can check it out there.

No Pride
12-08-2012, 03:11 PM
Clapton the Autobiography
Enjoyed it! Two thirds of the way through, I was thinking, "this guy was an asshole." But by the end, I admired him for turning his life around and becoming a family man and humanitarian. And now you don't have to read it! ;)

Also:

Bruford: The Autobiography (In some ways, I felt like it was a book for musicians, but since I am one, I truly appreciated that!)

Miles Davis' autobiography was good, although it was partially "The National Enquirer of jazz musicians;" he told some stories about some of my heros that I'd have rather not heard.

The Real Frank Zappa: Not so much an autobiography as Frank just getting on his soapbox and pontificating about everything from music to politics to religion. But the man was a musical genius, social commentater and comedian, among other things; how could it NOT be good?! I've read it twice and wouldn't mind reading it a third time.

PeterG
12-08-2012, 04:36 PM
Neil Young - Waging Heavy Peace

Zeuhlmate
12-08-2012, 07:12 PM
Its not "auto" but its great Dear Boy: The Life of Keith Moon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dear-Boy-Life-Keith-Moon/dp/1844498077)
Bruford: The Autobiography

Scott Bails
12-08-2012, 09:31 PM
Enjoyed it! Two thirds of the way through, I was thinking, "this guy was an asshole." But by the end, I admired him for turning his life around and becoming a family man and humanitarian. And now you don't have to read it! ;)

Also:

Bruford: The Autobiography (In some ways, I felt like it was a book for musicians, but since I am one, I truly appreciated that!)



I also recommend these two. :up

rapidfirerob
12-09-2012, 02:53 AM
Gregg Allman-My Cross To Bear. OK, I'm a huge ABB fan and play in an Allman Bros. tribute band, but this is a good read, plus today is Gregg's birthday!
Long Time Gone- David Crosby is also excellent.

Calabasas_Trafalgar
12-09-2012, 03:01 AM
Jerry Shirley-Best Seat in the House
Patrick Campbell-Lyons-Psychedelic days
Chris Spedding-Reluctant Guitar Hero

and the best of all
Deke Leonard-Rhinos Winos and Lunatics

nosebone
12-09-2012, 11:54 PM
The best rock star autobiography I've read was Long Time Gone - David Crosby

An unbelievable journey, Keef's book comes in second.

Deano
12-10-2012, 10:08 AM
Tony Iommi - Iron Man

an easy read with nothing very contentious but entertaining nevertheless

R. Totale III
12-10-2012, 10:18 AM
Bruce Campbell - If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor

Gruno
12-10-2012, 10:29 AM
Bruce Campbell - If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor


Thanks for the reminder!

JKL2000
12-10-2012, 10:45 AM
http://awfullibrarybooks.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/shaun-cassidy-1.jpg

http://www.beyondhollywood.com/uploads/2012/05/Inside-Linda-Lovelace-Book-Cover.jpg

Progatron
12-10-2012, 10:52 AM
Bruford: The Autobiography (In some ways, I felt like it was a book for musicians, but since I am one, I truly appreciated that!)

Seconded. This one is outstanding, I've read it several times and found it particularly honest and engaging. What an excellent writer! The quote about Fripp's comment about wanting to bite Bruford's children's necks is simultaneously hilarious and jaw-droppingly disturbing.



Bruford: The Autobiography

Oops, I mean thirded.



I also recommend these two. :up

.....aaaaaand fourthed. :D