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Rolling Stones' Mailing list/newsgroup FAQ ==================================================== http://www.netaxs.com/~rzepelaa/undercover Part Three The Rolling Stones--A Bibliography Originally prepared and maintained by: Stephen D. Carter (steve@carters.u-net.com) [NOTE: please see the end of this document for a copy of a note supplied by Stephen Carter with the December 1995 issue of this bibliography] /***********************************************************************/ COPYRIGHT 1994-2000 (c) Anthony J. Rzepela (editor) This collection of four works is under the copyright of the editor, who may, at his discretion, relinquish said copyright to the authors named herein. This collection may not be broken up, or be made available by any publisher. It may not be redistributed in any form if any changes are made to it except by the holder of the copyright. The editor of this FAQ retains all rights for use of it. No author or proofreader or assistant credited herein grants the use of his or her name to any publisher. Be warned that attempts to publish this shared work-in-progress may interfere with legal commitments individual authors may privately hold with publishers. /***********************************************************************/ The Rolling Stones, unlike the Beatles seem to have had few even half-decent authors or publishers produce books about them. The majority of the books on this list are, frankly, not too good. A few (Stone Alone, etc) are imperative! Read this list, and the books, with low expectations! This list has been constructed with help from many people. Among them are : Angi Philip Bajo Bruce Dumes Ed Fronczkowiski Dave Heller Jim Henning Jimmy Hodgkins Andy Meuck John O'Sullivan Steve Portigal Tony Rzepela Dirk Stoermann David Wedig Stephen Weinberg Like the Stones, Stephen's a Brit, so are most of the ISBN formats. -------/////00000\\\\\------ Citations list author, title, year, and finally, ISBN. (From Stephen... and Mick, I know you'll see this, so if you ever feel like popping in to autograph any of my stuff, there's no need to ring ahead.) -------------------------------------------------- ed. Bill Buford Granta 84 0140075658 Granta is a quarterly book/magazine of 'New English Writing' Issue 12 consists largely of an extensive extract from Stanley Booth's "True Adventures of the Rolling Stones". ed. David Dalton The Rolling Stones : The Greatest Rock'n'Roll Band in the World 75 0352300922 Quite an early and well written account of the band. It does not attempt to be a 'biography, but is collection of essays/accounts on various aspects. As such it succeeds. (Reissued with updates in 1979) ed. Johnny Dean Record Collector Monthly magazine from the original publishers of both the Beatles and Rolling Stones Monthly Magazines. The issues that have special features are worth getting. Each issue has an 'artists' directory that is up-to-date with the right issues to get for your favourite artists. 43/45 St Mary's Road, Ealing, London, W5 5RQ. UK ed. Johnny Dean The Rolling Stones Book 64 Date unclear, but precedes the Rolling Stones Monthly from the same publishers. Nice photos - a real period piece. Even has a bit about 'The Official Rolling Stones Fan Club' 93/97 Regent St. Now, whatever became of that!? ed. Nicholas Drake The Sixties : A Decade in Vogue 88 1871307260 Vogue magazine has always been noted for the quality of its photo's. Any collation of its Sixties photo's will therefore be both excellent and will contain several shots of the Fabs, the Stones and their chums. Will not disappoint. Will re-stress the astonishing changes in style (etc) that took place during those turbulent years. ed. Jonathan Eisen Altamont - The Forgotten Festival : Death of Innocence ... 3800021715 272 page paperback. A collection of articles, interviews pictures about Altamont. Relic of a bygone era and quite worth the read. (SW) ed. Pete Goodman Our Own Story by The Rolling Stones 64 Wonderful period piece that asserts it is 'as we told it to Pete Goodman'. Written for mass consumption at the start of the band's career. ed. Nigel Grant A Pixerama Foldbook of the Rolling Stones 64 A very early period piece - 12 small photo's of the band in a concertina fold out style. The text is superbly dated, and very wrong in places. 'The lads got their name for the group from a Chuck Berry song 'The Rolling Stones''. Buy it if you ever see it. ed. Mick Jagger The Rolling Stones Monthly Book 64 Short lived (30 issues) monthly 'Official Rolling Stones Book edited by the Stones for their Fans' from the same stable as the still running Beatles Monthly. Despite the fact that it is mostly the product of the imagination of a press/publicity crew it is worth getting if you ever (unlikely) see it. Re-issue long overdue. The London Years 1991 0-89898-739-3 Guitar tabulature and lyrics for all the songs on the 1989 ABKCO 3-CD box set of the same. Published by Warner Brothers Books. No photos. ed. Joyce Robins The Sixties : The Style : The Sounds : The Stars 84 0862731895 A 64 page rush through the music of the turbulent 60's. Produced by Marks & Spencer, so quality is good. Nothing profound, only a bit on the Stones. ed. Robert Love The Best of Rolling Stone 93 0863697690 A compilation of a selection of the best articles from the magazine. Robert Greenfield gets an article about the Stones. Worth getting for this, and all of the rest! ed. Dr Andreas Papadakis Architectural Design : New Architecture 90 1854900293 A special edition of Architectural Design concentrated on 'New Architecture' and included an article by Mark Fisher on his designs for the 1989 Steel Wheels stage - plus some stunning colour photos. ed. Rolling Stone The Rolling Stones 76 A compilation of the main features on the Stones from Rolling Stone covering the first interview in 1968 through to 1975. Excellent. ed. The Rolling Stones et al. (Loewenstein, Dora; Holland, Jools) A Life on the Road 1998 0670880515 Penguin Studio The first-ever Stones' history book made with participation by the band, who are credited as editors. Interviews by veteran musician and talk-show host Jools Holland, and editing by longtime associate Loewenstein, accompany exclusive photographs telling the band's touring history. (Not reviewed.) ed. Brian Roylance (& Bill Wyman) Blinds and Shutters : The Photographs of Michael Cooper 1990 0904351378 Genesis A distressingly beautiful book, full of upsettingly unique photos at a heart-stopping price. Cooper was the 'court' photographer to the Beatles (he did the Sgt. Pepper cover photo) and the Stones (Satanic Majesties) and others. As such these photos are unique. Wonderful. ed. Jack Scott, Nick Logan Greatest Hits : Very Best of NME 74 1850371473 A selection of the best interviews from NME. Good interview with Mick - Roy Carr interviewer. ed. Sue Weeks Creative Technology - August 1995 95 Haymarket Magazine for hard-core Art techno-freaks... This issue has loads on how the computer animated spikey Tongue was done for the 1994/5 Voodoo Lounge Tours Unknown Mick Jagger - Happy Birthday! 1992 1-873884-13-3 Publisher: IMP Ltd. 66 pages, paperback, LP-size, no text but about 70 great pics of Mick Jagger from the sixies to the early nineties. (D. Stoermann) Unknown The Rolling Stones : 24 Posters 1983 0862830605 24 nicely printed pictures (not posters) from the 81 Tour. No text. Marginal value. Unknown The Rolling Stones Complete 1981 0860017611 Collection of words and music to all original Stones compositions released from 1963 through 1980. Separate complete lyrics section, and a UK discography through 1980. Over 70 photo's, up to and including 1978 Unknown Rolling Stones Stripped: A Trip through the Voodoo Lounge Tour 1994-1995 1995 1873884419 Glorified post-tour programme, but with excellent and exciting photography from the tour. A few minor itinerary mistakes, but lots of interesting interview snippets (largely taken from Westwood One radio network broadcasts), and respectable (if uncompelling) prose which steers clear of the self-absorption that has marred other print documentaries of the Stones on the road. Felix Aeppli Heart of Stone : The Definitive Rolling Stones Discography 1985 0876501927 Well indexed and and as thoroughly researched as a book without 'official' backing could be. Although it is extensive and thorough, sources close to the band dismiss this book as dreadfully inaccurate. An obvious need exists for an authorized version. Felix Aeppli The Rolling Stones 1962-1995 The Ultimate Guide 1996 0907872263 In this high-priced update to his 1985 "Heart of Stone", Aeppli attempts to organize the entirety of the Stones' recording, performing, and media history, both as an act and solo artists, into individually numbered entries. Some ill-chosen shortcuts are exercised (e.g., shows without a recording of the goings-on are not itemized, which will lead to extensive renumbering problems if recordings do turn up in the future) and some inexplicable (albeit not glaring) omissions also irritate, but overall, the effort to put in one place answers to questions about sessions, set lists, tours, official releases, etc. is a massive undertaking, and while other authors may serve an individual topic more thoroughly, no effort here is so shabby that it would justify this book being passed over. (AR) Mandy Aftel Death of a Rolling Stone : The Brian Jones Story 1982 0283989459 Reasonably good biography of the life and death of Brian. Good photo's, and research are spoiled by the author's largely uncritical approach to Brian. John Aldridge Satisfaction : The Story of Mick Jagger 1984 0862761352 Very good book about the history of the Rolling Stones, plus an analysis of the personality of Jagger, explaining how he has managed to resolve so many contradictions in his character that in the end there seemed to be no contradiction (from blurb) Great Pix, plus discography. (Angi) Steve Appleford The Rolling Stones : It's Only Rock N Roll : Song by Song 1997 0028648994 Not to be confused with the Karnbach/Bernson book of almost the same name, the organization here is chronolgical, visiting each and every recorded album and EP track. Better suited to be a leisurely read than a research-friendly source, despite the promising title. The offerings are largely anecdotal, and sometimes barely say more than "Good song" or "Bad song". Though little here is exactly new or earth-shattering, it's well written, circumspect, user-friendly and accomplishes what it set out to do. Acceptable quota of errors. (AR) Christopher Andersen Jagger Unauthorised 1993 0671712098 Only go for this one if you are a terminal completist. Not the best book in the booklist Robert Armstrong Rolling Stones 83 089813109X This 31 page children's book provides an overview of the Stones' history, their early chart success, the death of Brian Jones, the big tours in the early 80's, Tattoo You, and so on. Mentions drugs, but not Mars bars. (SP) Atalanta Press The Rolling Stones : Poster Book 89 1870049225 Large format, well printed book of 20 pullout posters. Pretty. For complete-ists only. Stephen Barnard The Rolling Stones : Street Fighting Years 1993 1851708626 Excellent book. Despite being so big that it is hernia inducing. Superb photo selection, reproduced with great clarity. The text (not matching the photo's) should be read as a series of essays (with flaws). Photo's arranged (seemingly) randomly - but some great ones! Grab this book! Jo Bergman The Rolling Stones Blue Book ?? ? Jo Bergman's chronology (for the press?) of the Stones from 1963 to 1969. Nice & unusual photo's, even if everything is printed in a tasteful blue. All text appears in English, French, German & Italian. Victor Bockris Keith Richards : The Biography 92 0091743974 In a field where few serious biographies exist, any gallant attempt should be welcomed. But.. This book suffers from poor editing, from the (bizarre IMHO) view that much of the success of the Stones stems from the homo-erotic relationship of Jagger/Richards/Jones. Later parts read as slick cuttings jobs. I'm glad my copy was a half price remainder! Massimo Bonanno The Rolling Stones Chronicle : The First Thirty Years 90 0859651355 Chronologically arranged list of hi-lights and low spots from the first 30 years. Nice photos, but the number of entries ensures a generally shallow approach. The early years (62/3) are better than most books - but still flawed. (Ed. note: an updated version closing at the end of the 1995 tour, instead of 1990, was published in the UK.) Massimo Bonanno The Rolling Stones Chronicle : The First Thirty-Five Years 97 0859652378 Update includes scheduled tour dates through 1998, but is premature and incorrect as it was rushed to market before the schedules were finalized, and all concerts listed had a chance to be played. Presumably, author has had five years to clear out any errors from the predecessor. Stanley Booth Dance With The Devil 84 0394534883 US version of 'True Adventures' Stanley Booth Keith : Till I Roll Over Dead 94 0747207704 Unlike 'True Adventures' which is one of the best & most readable books about the Stones, this book is hard going at times. A great disappointment, and few insights into the subject. Personal gripe. Much transcribed verbatim from Keith's odd speaking style - fun once, tedious after 50 pages! Stanley Booth The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones 85 0434081000 In 1969 Stanley Booth was granted the rights to put together a book about the Stones. 16 years later it came out. An entertaining read, full of racy tales and the like - both from the Stones and from the author. How much is true? Who cares! (Extract first published in Granta) Marie Cahill The Rolling Stones - A Pictoral History 90 1856270351 Extremely well written, not deep, but complete. Almost entirely accurate, carefully and lovingly composed to accommodate the format as best it can. First class captions. Honest effort to gain an interesting captivating mix of stock images and the unfamiliar Roy Carr The Rolling Stones : An Illustrated Record 76 0517526417 Well researched and illustrated retrospective. Some good stuff from the very early years (62/63). Terry Carty Tumbling Dice 1991 UK based attempt to get a fanzine off the ground. After 7 issues (as of Sept '93) it is too early to judge. Enthusiastic and deserving of support. Tumbling Dice, 9 Collingwood Close, Westgate on Sea, Kent CT8 8JD UK Teresa Celsi The Rolling Stones 1994 0836230981 Slim & small (8cm x 10cm, hardback) Stones entry in yet another novelty gift-book series. Chronology stops in 1993, and the discography doesn't even pretend to be complete. Prose stylish, highlighted quotes well-chosen, photos wonderful. But small. Really small. (AR) Barbara Charone Keith Richards 79 0708816584 Quite a well researched biography about one half of the Glimmer Twins. Too uncritical to be of real value. Access to Keith assured some unusual photo's. Updated 1982 version in US. Alan Clayson Call Up The Groups : The Golden Age of British Beat 62-67 85 0713715537 Blandford Press Catches the development of British pop at the moment the Beatles were up and coming, follows the careers of the well-known and little-known Beat groups of the First Wave Ray Connolly Stardust Memories 83 0907516300 A compilation of articles previously published in the Evening Standard. Great articles, great background to The Sixties. Only does 2 Beatles - Paul & Ringo, and 2 Stones - Mick & Charlie. Michael Cooper & Terry Southern The Early Stones : Legendary photographs of a band in the ma 93 0436201372 A book of Michael Cooper's photo's, with a foreword (and comments by Keef) could hardly fail. This one nearly does. Illegible text, poor printing of ace photo's, and even some mistakes (P157=questionable). However, this is an essential book! Gus Coral (& David Hinckley & D Rodman) The Rolling Stones : Black & White Blues, 1963 95 1570361509 Excellent book of Coral's photos of a date on the 1963 tour and of the Stones recording 'I Wanna Be Your Man'. Although the text drifts off the point from time to time, the photo's are SO GOOD that this book is an absolute must-buy-it-as-soon-as-possible! David Dalton The Rolling Stones : The First Twenty Years 81 0500272611 Well researched, well produced and illustrated retrospective on the Stones. Time for an update - the First Thirty Years? David Dalton The Rolling Stones - An Unauthorized Biography in Words, ... 72 0825626692 This is Dalton's first book on The Stones, which he has revised several times. It is loaded with outstanding pictures and the text is good. Difficult to find. Worth grabbing. Thanks to DH for finding my copy! Excellent early-ish book. (DH) David Dalton & Mick Farren Rolling Stones in their own Words 1980 0860015416 One of an extensive series of similar volumes. Well presented collection of quotes - sorted by topic. Nice photo's. Being quotes it steers clear of the risk of bad research! (Reissued with some updates in 1985) Mary Laverne Dimmick The Rolling Stones - An Annotated Bibliography 1979 0822933845 Just what it says, she adds her knowledgable comments about the books (etc) listed. Much less complete than 'Yesterday's Papers' but more user friendly. (DH) Tim Dowley The Rolling Stones 1983 0882547348 There are better books on the list. Martin Elliott The Rolling Stones Complete Recording Sessions 1990 0713721189 Any book claiming to be 'complete' that is produced without access to either the Stones' own sources, or even Alan Klein's, is doomed. A brave attempt, but flawed. Simply demonstrates the need for an authorized version. Richard Elman Uptight With The Stones 1973 Short book which documents a small part of their 1972 US Tour. Elman is a good writer but doesn't know that much about The Stones. Extremely difficult to find. DH. Jon Ewing Quote Unquote: The Rolling Stones 1997 0-517-16029-3 Crescent Books The Stones' entry in a mass-market series of books built around the subjects' oral record, a la the "In Their Own Words" paperbacks. Not reviewed. Marianne Faithfull (with David Dalton) Faithfull 1994 0718136586 A far better book that I was expecting. She tells about her life & times, not just with the Stones, but before and after. Interesting, far from being a superficial kiss-and-tell, and worth getting. Even debunks the Mars Bar story! Nicholas Fitzgerald Brian Jones : The Inside Story of the original Rolling Stone 1985 0399130616 Personal memoire of Swingin' Sixties hanger-on to Brian's entourage. Vivid portraits of whirlwind escapades in Paris, London etc. Fascinating stuff about life on the 'inside'. Despite failings, valuable. AR. Paul Flattery The Illustrated History of Pop ?? An excellent treatment of 1950's-1960's British Pop. Out of print since mid-70's, but if you find it (Wise Publishers, England) you'll learn all about Dickie Valentine, Adam Faith, Helen Shapiro, Cliff Richards, and all the British stars whose careers were permanently derailed by the Fab Four. Chet Flippo It's Only Rock and Roll : My On The Road Adventures with the Rolling Stones 1985 0312038518 Long account of Chet's years on the road thru 75, 78 and 79 with the Stones. Worthwhile thoughts on the Stones - at times thought-provoking, at times funny, as well as accurate reportage of life in the big league. Enjoyable and recommended. Strangely never available in the UK. Pete Frame Rock Family Trees 1979 0860014142 This book, an essential part of any book collection, charts the evolution of various groups. The Stones are shown linked to the Pretty Things (by Dick Taylor) and tenuously to The Kinks. Little on the Beatles. Pete Frame Rock Gazetteer of Great Britain 1989 0950540263 Essential reading for any serious student of UK rock music, which of course dominates the world. Lots of short (often witty) paragraphs about rock's famous places the length and breadth of the land. Could do with an index though! David Fricke & Robert Sandall Rolling Stones : Images of the World Tour 1989-90 1990 1852830816 This 'official' photographic record of the tour is very disappointing. The unique access by chosen photographers could have and should have produced a better (in every way) book. The photos should all have been dated and the location noted. Tony Gale & Andy Neil The Rolling Stones : Olympic Recording Sessions June 1968 1994 187388413X A slim book of photo's of..um... the 1968 One Plus One sessions. Overpriced, but still nice as the photos seem to capture an atmosphere. Bill German Beggars Banquet A semi-official monthly newsletter about the Stones, from a publisher (German) with good access to Ronnie. Ceased publication in 1996. (address was: Beggars Banquet, PO Box 6152, New York, NY 10128) Geoffrey Giuliano & Cris Eborn Not Fade Away : The Rolling Stones Collection 1992 1850282161 An abolutely SUPERB book full of SUPERB illustrations of what is (I guess) the second Best Stones Collection - Chris Eborn's. Wonderful printing, well composed, incredible value. Let down rather by the text - apart from the captions. Geoffrey Giuliano Loose Talk 1996 [None supplied] Issued on compact disc by the 'LaserLight' firm, this 'Audio Book on CD' (it has no ISBN, even) is a series of press conferences (saving on copyrights and royalties, no doubt) strung together on the flimsiest pretenses by Giuliano's narration in order to hopefully present a coherent history of the Rolling Stones. Doesn't work, and the audio material is largely widely-distributed, high-profile events like tour announcement press conferences. John Glatt Rage & Roll : Bill Graham & The Selling of Rock 1993 1559722053 Bill Graham was allegedly caught pocketing a *lot* of money from the Stones' till on the '81 US tour. Based in part on an included interview with Wyman, this bio of Graham explores the tale and its ramifications, among other topics, like a bio of the man who created the big rock concert industry as we know it today. Frequent Stones references/anecdotes (AR). Nigel Goodall Jump Up : The Rise of the Rolling Stones : The first 10 Yrs 1995 1898141088 The text does not add a great deal to the body of knowledge about the Stones. The pictures are well selected and printed. But, Nigel Goodall should stick to his books on Cliff Richard. Robert Greenfield S T P : A Journey through America with the Rolling Stones 1974 0841503230 Very famous book about the 1972 US Tour. Well written by an 'insider'. How did those boys survive!? (Ed. note: Paperback rerelease by UK firm "Helter Skelter" in 1997, ISBN 1-900924-01-3, omits photos and the "STP" part of title.) Bob Gruen Crossfire Hurricane: 25 years of the Rolling Stones in the USA 1998 Another pricey limited edition (1750 copies) from Genesis Publications, who report only 10 left available as of October 1998. Photographer Bob Gruen caught the band at work from 1972 to 1997, and presents 350 of the resulting photographs alongside his own narrative. (Not reviewed). Publisher website: http://www.widemedia.com/genesis/ Andre Hagedorn It's Only Rock'n'Roll : The Rolling Stones : Dates & Facts 1990 3927801089 A German book of dates and facts about the Rolling Stones. Cheap printing, nice photo's - but I've not got a clue about the text..... :-) Jerry Hall (with Christopher Hemphill) Jerry Halls' Tall tales 1985 067150911X 222 page paperback - Jerry's autobiography. What you would expect. Lots of inside stuff & photo's. Good for those who like gossip. SW James Hector The Complete Guide to the Music of the Rolling Stones 1995 0711943036 One of a series of CD-sized books, this Stones entry intelligently discusses their recorded history, and includes coverage of important issues like flipsides and CD re-releases. Hector can be overcritical, and tends to take mediocre records personally, but he is well-informed and intelligent, which makes the reading a pleasure. The pictures are good, and with very few exceptions, each and every track the Stones officially released gets a conmment or two. An alphabetical index of song titles is included. [AR] Gary Herman Rock'n'Roll Babylon 1982 0859650413 Compulsive reading about the seamier side of the life (and death) the Rock Greats. Not surprisingly the Stones pop up regularly. Tim Hewat Rolling Stones File 1967 Apparently this is in part the proceedings against The Glimmer Twins from the West Sussex Quarter Sessions June 27/28/29 1967. (J Henning). Clinton Heylin The Great White Wonders : A History of Rock Bootlegs 1995 014023285O Penguin An accessible history of Rock Bootlegs, starting with the first (Dylan) and the second (Stones) - taking a level headed look at the (let's face it) illegal industry from a range of angles. USA Version - Bootleg: The Secret History of The Other Recording Industry. If you are serious about Rock, collect Bootlegs, then this for you. Mark Hodginson Marianne Faithfull : As Tears Go By 1991 0711924015 An appreciatively critical, not fawning, well written book that sets a good standard for others to match. Not having any 'official' approval is both a weakness, and a strength. Whatever the flaws, I wish that more Rock Biographies were to this high standard. Dezo Hoffman The Rolling Stones ?? 009158311x Dezo was a staff photographer with Record Mirror and his first assignment to cover the Stones is re-printed here - dated May 1963. An excellent book of first class photos from 1963 to the early 70's. Dieter Hoffman Rolling Stones - Das Schwarzbuch 1987 3926886005 The Black Book - bootleg discography with pictures, quality ratings etc. About 600 are listed. Much, much better than Hot Wacks. DH. (Note: Hoffman reissued the Scwarzbuch in 1997, publishing it in a looseleaf binder format to facilitate the regular updates and changes.) Dieter Hoffman Rolling Stones - Das Weissbuch 1991 3980248940 Totally amazing detailed catalogue of Stones (legal) releases. UK, US, Germany, 7, LP, CD. You name it, it's there! Includes song index. Expensive (99 DM) but well worth it for the serious collectors. (See also Das Schwartzbuch by ther same author) A E Hotchner Blown Away : The Rolling Stones and the Death of the Sixties 90 0671693166 Less than readable account that draws upon interviews with everyone except the Stones. Interview extracts pasted together out of context results in a book with little value. One nice photo. William Hughes Performance 1970 Book of the film. Almost. Marsha Hunt Real Life 1986 0701130261 Marsha describes life growing up in USA and then her move to London, run ins with Mayall, Mick Taylor, Elton John, being a cebrity, and then Jagger. Many dropped names, not huge Stones content, but picture of Jagger better than most on offer. SP Laura Jackson Golden Stone : The Untold Life & Death of Brian Jones 1994 185685067X Hardly untold. Yet another telling of a familiar tale. The promised revelation of the identity of Jones' (alleged) killer comes 200 pages into the 228 pages of text. Only for completeists. Laura Jackson Heart of Stone - The Unauthorized Life of Mick Jagger 1997 1-85782-213-7 Blake Publishing, London. Paperback, 272 pages (not reviewed). Tony Jasper The Rolling Stones 1976 0706405498 Cuttings job. Nicely printed selection of photo's. Philip Kamin & Peter Goddard The Rolling Stones : The Last Tour 1982 0825301181 Longish text for little reward. Often pretentious. Excellent photos, although the captions are sometimes incorrect. James Karnbach & Philip Kamin The Rolling Stones : The Last Tour 1983 0283989807 Sidgwick & Jackson Written by long time Stones authority James Karnbach, exciting coverage of shows, many pages of photo's, and finally an interview with Ronnie. Plus a breakdown of the performance history of each song in the '82 set list. (Appeared in USA as "The Rolling Stones In Europe") James Karnbach & Carol Bernson It's Only Rock & Roll: The Ultimate Guide to the Rolling Stones 1997 0816030359 Facts on File First-ever attempt at a popularly-priced, widely distributed "Ultimate Guide" to the Stones' career activities. Author is of justified repute, so this, a book beset by gremlins, errors and probably a 1997 tour tie-in deadline, is a bit tragic. The number of blunders about obvious stuff is enough to make one fret about the whole affair, and renders the new data exclusive to these authors hard to consume on faith. Advice: hope for a cleaned-up, second edition. (AR) Hilary Kay Rock'n'Roll Collectables 1992 185510069X Coffee table sized book that draws on Hilary's position as THE inventor of the famous Sotheby's memorabilia auctions. Some excellent photo's - including one of the alternative Pepper drumskin - described as 'in a private collection' (Paul has it!) Expensive, but buy if remaindered at about half price! The Kicker Twins The Stones Bible 1992 Privately published (photocopied) in Germany, this lists concerts by city and compares bootleg LP/CD to tapes for completeness. Only 200 copies printed. DH Volker Kluge The Rolling Stones - At the Rarest 1981 Bootleg discography, mostly obsolete due to the passage of time, and Das Schwarzbuch. DH June Knight On the Scene : The Rolling Stones 1964 Only 36 pages, but packed with good quality early photos. Interestingly Brian follows Mick in the pecking order of of the group..... Sebastian Krüger Rolling Stones Pur 1990 3923192453 Kunst Der Comics (Precis of AM's submission) Excellent book of coloured Stones cartoons, if (by all accounts) a tad wierd! Keith on Krüger : "Very Interesting Work! It must have been a good pencil" Sebastian Krüger STONES 1994 3890825052 Edition C, Switzerland (Precis of AM's submission) Excellent book of coloured Stones cartoons, if (by all accounts) a tad wierd. Keith on Kruger : "Very Interesting Work! It must have been a good pencil" Sebastian Krüger Stones 1996 1-883398-18-5 [96 pp., pub. Morpheus International] A 10.25"x14" full color book of portraits, caricatures, and abstracts of our heroes. The incredible portraits in this book are either taken from popular photos, such as the Rolling Stone "No Regrets" Keith cover, or are the products of Krüger's great imagination. Also in the book are various quotes (in English and German) from the likes of Keith, Mick, Patti, William Burroughs, Harlan Ellison, and others... (J. Hodgkins) Annie Leibovitz & Terry Southern The Rolling Stones on Tour 1978 0906196078 Beautifully produced and presented book of great photo's of the Tour of The Americas '75. A talented photographer with privileged access to the tour has captured some great images. See page 68. Spencer Leigh & Peter Frame Let's Go Down The Cavern - The Story of Liverpool's Merseybeat 1984 0091585414 An EXCELLENT book written by Someone Who Was There. Full of detail without being tedious. Always interesting. Lots of anecdotes and loads of facts. Very good indeed. Buy it if you see it. David Littlejohn The Man Who Killed Mick Jagger 1977 0671819135 294 page sleazy novel about a psychopath who stabs Jagger to death on stage at Oakland Coliseum in 69. 'A great read for Stones Fans'. SW Philip Luce The Stones 1970 0093051905 An early attempt at a half-serious account of the rise and rise of the Stones. A historic curio. Wonderful cover shot of Charlie Sutherland Lyall Rock Sets : The Astonishing Art of Rock Concert Design 1992 0500276978 This book details the Stage Set designs of Fisher Park - the architects who designed the 'Steel Wheels' and 'Urban Jungle stage sets. Very high quality photo's and reproduction. Excellent. Michael Lydon Rock Folk : Portraits from the Rock'n'Roll Pantheon 4400740245 199 page paperback with essays on Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, Smokey Robinson, BB King, Grateful Dead, Joplin, and of course the Rolling Stones. Stones essay is almost half the book (69 tour) and is a good companion to the Stanley Booth book. SW Chrissie Lytton Cobbold Knebworth : Rock Festivals 1985 0711907749 Fascinating behind the scenes account of the Knebworth Festivals - by the lady of the house! Good account of Stones' appearance (longest ever set?). Jessica MacPhail Yesterday's Papers : The Rolling Stones in Print 1963-84 1986 0876502095 No original text, but a book of lists of books, newspaper articles, magazines, and file reviews. Ambitious but flawed by the fact that the earliest reference is May 1963 - almost a year after the first one. Dreadful typeface makes this book very hard to use. An honorable attempt at an impossible task. A must for all serious students. Gered Mankowitz Satisfaction : The Rolling Stones photos of Gered Mankowitz 1984 0283991178 First class book of photo's taken by one of the inner circle of favoured photographers from the early years. Gered Mankowitz Rolling Stones : Masons Yard to Primrose Hill : 1965-1967 1995 0904351483 Yet another stunningly produced limited edition (1,750) book from Genesis. Excellent selection of excellent photo's, excellently presented. First class text about Gered's work with the Stones 65-67. All copies autographed by Gered. Pearce Marchbank The Rolling Stones File 1976 0-86001-245-X Contains music and a few passport-like pages on each Stone. Front cover is individual photos from the Black & Blue photo session; not to be confused with the 1967 book of the same name. (PB) J Marks Mick Jagger : The Singer Not the Song 1973 0349122881 A less than useful bio of Mick. Everone has a different perspective on the Band, this is J Marks'. Linda Martin The Rolling Stones in Concert 1982 0617376954 Text tells you nothing new, but the photos are good - often with stunning clarity. Suffers, like many books, from badly captioned photos. Linda McCartney Sixties: Portrait of an Era 1992 1855100894 Linda got her Big Career Break by taking photo's of the Stones in New York in 1966. Nice photo's, nicely printed and presented. Overpriced book. Mind you, it has some superb photo's, including The Best Photo Ever of Jimi. Linda McCartney Linda's Pictures 1976 0345278151 Very nice 1976 collection of Linda's photo's. Worth grabbing if you see it as some of the shots are not repeated in the 1992 glossy coffee table production. Actually quite a nice book! Linda McCartney Sixties : Portrait of an Era 1992 1855100894 Overpriced, but well produced, coffee table book of Linda's pictures. From her early break crashing a Stones session in June 1966 through to some intimate photo's with the Beatles and her husband. Includes The Best Ever Photo of Jimi, and a superb photo of the Fabs about to cross Abbey Road. Accept as a gift, or buy if remaindered. Miles The Rolling Stones : A visual Documentary 1994 0711934606 Even if it is a pretty obvious cash-in on the Voodoo Lounge tour hype, it is an excellent book of well printed and presented photo's and 'diary' entries. What I'd expect from Miles. Buy it. Miles Rolling Stones : An Illustrated Discography 1980 0860017621 An ESSENTIAL book for all Stones fans. An excellent listing of the band's records up to 1980 (and thus in need of a new edition). Few books on this list are mandatory, this is one! Philip Norman The Life and Good Times of the Rolling Stones 1989 0712630384 A large format photo book, short on text. Given that Norman has written first class books about both the Stones and the Fabs, one has to wonder what the point is. Only buy of remaindered and very cheap. Philip Norman The Stones 1984 0552124877 Pete Townshend writes 'It's a good thing that a writer of Philip Norman's class has finally produced a book on The Stones'. Agreed. Even if this is flawed, and I don't know if it really is, too many of the Stones books are very lightweight and it is a pleasant change to have one that is actually serious and thorough. Andrew Oldham The Rolling Stones : the Singles Collection 1989 The re-issued boxed set of Singles (CD et.al.) has an OK book of notes. Useful notes, more useful for all of the words of the songs and the notes about the singles. Robert Palmer The Rolling Stones 1983 0722166567 A well researched and presented book from the publishers of Rolling Stone. Light on text, heavy on pictures. Tony Palmer (ill. Ralph Steadman) Born Under A Bad Sign 1970 718303036 Usual 'hard to read' stuff from Palmer. Book has value because it is contemporary, and Palmer moved in the circles he writes about. Essays about 60's music, musicians and movers... Jeremy Pascall The Rolling Stones 1977 0702600156 (No information - source Melvyl System) Guy Peellaert, Nik Cohn Rock Dreams : Under the Boardwalk 1974 0330240080 A book of fantasy drawings of The Great Stars in likely and unlikely situations. The Stones are (rather strangely) illustrated. It is said that Jagger was so impressed that this was the reason why Peellaert was commissioned to do the cover for It's Only Rock'n'Roll. James Phelge Phelge's Stones 1998 0966433807 Nankering With the Rolling Stones : The Untold Story of the Early Years 2000 1556523734 Autobiographical reminiscence by the man who lived in the same dingy rooms as Richards, Jagger and Jones as they successfully clawed their way to the big time, and then drifted further from the center of the storm as it swirled wider and more fiercely. Refreshingly free of self-aggrandizement, doesn't insult anyone's intelligence by trying to infuse the goings-on with metaphysical significance, and a devastatingly funny read to boot. A valuable and unsentimental portrait of the very last days of the band members' existence as normal anonymous folk. 2nd edition issued in 2000 w/ new title. (AR) John Platt London's Rock Routes 1985 0947795707 Quite a nice round up of famous rock locations around the capital. A good chapters on the Stones, and the Beatles. Hans-Ulrich Prost, Gerd Roeckl Die Rolling Stones - Die haerteste Rockgruppe der Welt (The Rolling Stones - The hardest rockband in the world) 1982 3-404-60079-7 For terminal completists only. Foreword from Alexis Korner. Includes short biographies, tours, movies and discographie. An incomplete Who's who in the world of the Stones distinguished this lightweight book from others. 220 pages, 16 of it with b/w pictures. (D. Stoermann) Greg Quill The Rolling Stones : 25th Anniversary Tour 1989 0921458029 Some neat pictures, but contains factual errors. Mike Randolph The Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus 1995 1898422029 Tracks Not to be confused with a book with the identical title from the same author (!), this is a smaller "Stones-only" special limited (2,000) edition. Nice photo's. Collectors only though! It would be nice to see the video/film! Mike Randolph The Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus 1991 157116210X Faber & Faber Lovely book of photo's from a famous, but little documented, event. Photo's of all the artists - including some great shots of both the Stones, and of Lennon. Daft production means that some of the nicer pictures are across 2 pages, but to see them means breaking the book! Terry Rawlings & Keith Badman Good Times Bad Times: The Definitive Diary of the Rolling Stones 1960-1969 1997 0951720678 Not Reviewed Terry Rawlins Who Killed Christopher Robin : The Truth Behind the Murder 94 0752209892 Further exposure to the theory that Brian was murdered. Not an easy book to read. The theory undermined by some gross errors in the book (Witterings being near Roehampton etc) But, buy if remaindered! The Rolling Stones Concert Programmes Any history of any group can only be helped by a study of their Concert Programmes. As the years have passed these have progressed from small quick throw-away jobs, to lavish well produced (and expensive) souvenirs. Yet another way for the bands to make money. William Ruhlmann The Rolling Stones 1993 0861247957 Bison Nicely presented selection of well printed photo's of the band, along with a fairly light weight accompanying text. A FAR better book than I was led to believe to expect - I guess it to be aimed at the pre-teen market who ask their (grand)Parents.... "Who are the Rolling Stones". Ethan Russell Dear Mr Fantasy 1985 Many good photo's of the Stones and other bands, personalities, etc. Especially good photo's from 1969 when he was the official tour photographer. DH. Tony Sanchez Up and Down with the Rolling Stones : The Inside Story 1979 0688085156 'Spanish' Tony's account of several years wheeling and dealing with the Stones (mainly Keith). An interesting read because even if 99% is grossly inflated it gives a flavour of what life was like with the band during the late 60's to early 70's. Spanish Tony is immortalised on the (censored) Beggars Banquet cover (below Parachute Woman). Christopher Sandford Mick Jagger : Primitive Cool 1994 0575057491 (Review Under Construction) Anthony Scaduto Mick Jagger 1974 Lengthy and detailed look at how Jagger was perceived in 1974. Carey Schofield Jagger 1983 0708826156 A disappointingly lightweight bio of Mick. Davin Seay Mick Jagger : The Story Behind The Rolling Stones 1993 1559721928 (Original reviewer's notes abbreviated by Carter to...) 'There is some stunningly inept writing here, apart from subject matter. Makes the head spin.' For completeists only Marianne Sinclair Those Who Died Young : Cult Heroes of the 20th Century 0859650294 Inevitably a mention of Brian Jones (& Keith gets mentioned in the Gram Parson's bit). (JHenning). Mandy Smith (with A Coulson & I Millar) It's All Over Now 1993 1857820827 Kiss and Tell. Miss Smith was the much publicised teen-bride of Bill. The marriage did not last much longer than the Steel Wheels & Urban Jungle Tours. This is her version of events. Sean Smith & Dale Lawrence Stone Me! 1999 1-84018-084-6 Paperback quiz book with trivia questions, crosswords, etc. Mixture of questions fit for aficionados with ones which could make amateurs feel smart, too. (Not reviewed). Mick St Michael Keith Richards in His Own Words 1994 071193634X Omnibus Disappointing collection of tertiary quotes from Keith along with equally disappointing pictures. (JO'Sullivan) For completists only. Wilfred Stember The Rolling Stones : Collectors File 2 1984 A stirling attempt by a German fan to list all shows, albums, recordings etc. Yet another book to compare with other similar and worry and wonder about the differences. Come on Bill, do the decent thing and publish YOUR database! George Tremlett Rock Gold : The Music Millionares 1990 0044405480 Although in parts a bit like an economics text book, it is a surprisingly readable account of where (and how) the MONEY goes. Could have done with a harder editor - but worthwhile nevertheless George Tremlett The Rolling Stones Story 1974 0860071286 Tory Ex-GLC Councillor does a mean job with a cuttings file. Andre Verdet and Bill Wyman Chagall's World 1984 0385193246 When a book of an interview with Chagall was to be published who better than to do the photo's than (then) near neighbour Bill Wyman. Nice book. Sue Weiner & Lisa Howard The Rolling Stones : A-Z 1983 0711905495 Encyclopedia format of a paragraph about people, songs and the like to do with the band. Helpful in settling disputes. 3000 entries ensures brevity of each entry. Welch, Chris The Rolling Stones 1994 1858680697 Part of a mass-market 'CD book' series, the publishers at least chose a competent and knowledgeable author to pen the Stones' history. Welch, with much industry experience and a KR interview from '77 under his belt, writes an engaging and lively (if compact) history with some unorthodox but at least well-informed views on the Stones' history and output. Great photos. Sloppy discography/summary for the appendix. Timothy White Rock Lives : Profiles & Interviews 1990 0805013962 Interviews & profiles of everyone from Robert Johnson to Prince, taking in Keith on the way. 'There's really only one song in the whole world and probably Adam and Eve hummed it to each other....'. SP. Ron Wood (with Bill German) The Works 1988 0006373542 Ronnie's short autobiography. Also has a paragraph or two about his influences. Lightweight, but the sketches are nice. Ron Wood Wood on Canvas: Every Picture Tells a Story 1998 Genesis Publications A very pricey (192 English pounds), numbered limited edition (2,500) collection of Ron Wood's artwork. Like "The Works", includes narration and tales from Wood. Forewords provided by Mick and Keith. Includes a bonus audio CD with two tracks unavailable elsewhere. Not Reviewed. Publisher website: http://www.widemedia.com/genesis/ Bill Wyman Chagall's World 1984 Bill Wyman Stone Alone : The Story of a Rock'n'Roll Band 1990 0670828947 Bill's own account of the band's story up to the 1969 Hyde Park concert. A surprisingly absorbing read, despite the great detail. Although Ray Coleman did edit the book, it was written by The Man himself and was reportedly cut down from 300,000 words. Deals with interraction with Beatles. Essential. How long will we have to wait for Volume 2 (in preparation). Bill Wyman Wyman Shoots Chagall 1998 According to pre-publishing hype, this author-signed limited edition (1500 copies) "will present the portrait photography and extensive reminiscences of the former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman." Finding himself neighbors with Marc Chagall in the South of France in the 70s, Wyman took lots of pictures of the man and shows them here. "Bill has also provided a candid and humorous commentary to accompany the pictures, reflecting at length on his friendship with Chagall, life as a Rolling Stone on the road and in the South of France, and his long-term love of photography." Initial edition also includes an exclusive 8-track CD of solo material recorded by Wyman in the early 80s. Not reviewed. Publisher website: http://www.widemedia.com/genesis/ Nico Zentgraf Complete Works Vol. I 1962-1975 1993 Covering the years 1962 to 1975, Zentgraf meticulously records all appearances by the Rolling Stones together or alone: television shows, concerts, recording sessions; nothing escapes the relentless cataloguing. Published by Stoneware Publishing, a private publisher in Germany specializing in Stones' books, copies of this book from an unfortunate press run (beset with smudges) are still available directly from them. Not reviewed. Nico Zentgraf Complete Works Vol. II 1976-1986 1994 This 'sequel' to "Complete Works Vol. 1", covering 1976-1986, is no longer available. Like Volume I, published by Stoneware. Not reviewed. =============================================================== Special note from outgoing editor Stephen Carter (12/95) =============================================================== This message should reach you as the header to a new version of the Books FAQ. This version incorporates a number of changes: * I have gone through the text very carefully, and there are many fewer silly typo's than there once were. * The list is in fact generated from a database on my home personal computer - a getting-rather-old Atari. Previously I had two databases - one for each of the two rather good bands. This meant a rather large amount of duplication (etc), so I have now merged the two, and re-categorised some entries around a schema of Beatles, Stones, Both and General. The Beatles FAQ is the total less Stones, and vice versa. * Necessarily some text had to be tinkered with to make sense. * I have edited some text entries - see later. Those are the changes. In doing the above, one thing that 'drove me' was the need to EDIT the text to make it less 'informal' - and in some cases to remove what may have been read as libel! The increasingly litigous nature of the Internet has forced me to do this. A couple of years ago it may have been OK to describe a book as "Dreadful" - perhaps no longer? I have been doing the Stones list for 3 years, and the Beatles one for (?) 5 - this will be my last one. The main reasons for giving this up are: * The litigous nature of the Internet (above) * I was, and am, more than happy to do this job out of the kindness of my heart. I do this for the next guy/girl - and she/he does a similar turn for me (or the next person). But I deeply resent the growing commercialisation of this aspect of the Interent - so the fact that someone may have taken a copy of this FAQ (largely, but not uniquely, my own work) and is selling it on a CD offends me most profoundly. I am happy to *give* the fruits of my labours to my friends, but I'm not prepared to permit someone else to sell it for their profit! * It is a lot of work in all. It is someone else's turn - so I freely give this text to the community and only ask that while it still applies, my input is noted somewhere. (If future FAQ maintainers can take Atari Superbase files, then they can have the original database copied - or in due course I expect I'll have a more industry standard version which I'll make available. * I want to use the database for my own purposes - basically as a catalogue of my own book collection - which extends the scope of the FAQ a tad too far. It has been fun, and I **DO** want to hear about any new (or discovered old) books - but as a user and not a FAQ maintainer. ===============================================================