Sunday, August 26, 2012

The 25 greatest rock memoirs

One title on Rolling Stone's list of the 25 greatest rock memoirs of all time:
Ronnie Spector: Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Madness (1989)

The New York doll of the Ronettes had one of rock & roll's biggest voices. She also had one of rock & roll's most famously nightmarish marriages, as she was practically kept captive by Phil Spector for years. But if you're looking for self-pity, you'll be disappointed, because her book, like her voice, is full of cocky, smart, self-aware humor. And yes, in case you were wondering, it totally sucked to be married to Phil Spector.
Read about the other titles on the list.

Also see: Greil Marcus's list of five of the best books on rock music, Samuel Muston's ten best music memoirs, Kitty Empire's best rock autobiographies.

--Marshal Zeringue