Saturday, 7 April 2012

Simmonds, Jeremy "Number One in Heaven"

Simmonds, Jeremy "Number One in Heaven - The heroes who died for Rock ‘n’ Roll" - 2006

Apparently, the author worked eight years to put together all the facts on all those Rock & Pop icons that have left us far too early due to an untimely death. He didn’t miss anybody, including Buddy Holly, Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin going on to Kurt Cobain, Michael Hutchence, Kirsty MacColl, to name but a few. Great description of the Great ones.

I love reference books on any subject, this is one very close to my heart and I am glad someone took the time to research all those details. So many of them, an amazing collection of stories. A MUST for every music lover.

From the back cover:
"Talks about the ultimate record of those who arrived, rocked and pegged-out over the years of fast cars, private jets, hard drugs, hot guns, reckless living, and killer riffs. This book provides entries for the industry's biggest stars - Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Sid Vicious, Brian Jones, Jeff Buckley, Kirsty MacColl, and others."

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