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More Musical Lives

Read one of these autobiographies by some of your favorite musicians.

Waylon : an autobiography by Waylon Jennings

Hitmaker, singer, innovator, producer, award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk groove and rock, the late Rick James collaborated with go-to music biographer David Ritz, in this wildly entertaining and profound expression of a rock star's life and soul.

I, me, mine by George Harrison
Slash by Slash

A memoir by the Guns n' Roses guitarist documents his childhood as a biracial son of divorced artist parents; his relationships with such figures as David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, and Seymour Cassell; and his observations about the 1980s music scene.

In this memoir, iconic singer Linda Ronstadt weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and '70s.

Life by Keith Richards

Autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards. With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards lived the original rock and roll life. He tells his story of life in the crossfire hurricane-- his listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, the Rolling Stones' first fame and the notorious drug busts that led to his enduring image as outlaw folk hero, creating immortal riffs like the ones in "Jumping Jack Flash" and "Honky Tonk Women."

Scar tissue by Anthony Kiedis
Who I am : a memoir by Pete Townshend
Girl singer : an autobiography by Rosemary Clooney
My song : a memoir by Harry Belafonte

Steven Tyler, front man of the classic rock band Aerosmith, shares moments and experiences from throughout his life, chronicling his rise to rock stardom during the 1970s, and describing the popularity of Aerosmith and their comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s.

Lips unsealed : a memoir by Belinda Carlisle
My cross to bear by Gregg Allman