Rock Obituaries: Knocking On Heaven's Door

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Omnibus Press, Apr 7, 2010 - Music - 700 pages
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The fascination with tragedy and the subsequent theatre of voyeurism are part of human nature, especially when it involves our icons, celebrities and musicians. Knocking On Heaven's Door is the definitive book of rock 'n' roll, pop, R&B and blues deaths.

Often, only the biggest selling artists are written about and sometimes it is the death of a personality that cements their iconic status. Knocking On Heaven's Door not only covers the rock legends who lived hard and died young, this detailed reference contains over 1,000 obituaries of music industry personalities, famous and obscure from mid-fifties to the present day. Alphabetical entries of all the important individuals, including: noteworthy producers, managers, songwriters, record company founders A&R men and even critics, puts all the information at your finger tips. Nick Talevski has spent a decade researching this comprehensive and authoritative reference book and it will be an indispensable and practical addition to every music library, full of irresistible and intriguing information.

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I only read the Gene Vincent article *** A lot of errors in this article . I rate this a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10 ... !0 being excellent

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Alex MacNichol's (Green on Red) death is one of the many tragedies of my lifetime. He was a warm and friendly person and talented musician. His friends loved him dearly and he never had a bad word to say about anyone.
The book has an error, Alex was born in 1958, not 1960.
May Alex "Big Dog" rest in peace, I hope he is jammin' in heaven, playin' drums and smiling down on us.

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