Rock Bottom: Dark Moments in Music

Rock Bottom: Dark Moments in Music


By (author) Pamela Des Barres

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Format: Hardback | 324 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 240mm 723g
  • Publication date: 14 November 1996
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0316882097
  • ISBN 13: 9780316882095
  • Illustrations note: 16pp b&w illustrations, 87 illustrations

Product description

Excess has always gone hand-in-hand with popular music. The roll-call of what Kurt Cobain's mother called "The Stupid Club" is well known, but behind the famous names lies a thread of common tragedy. As a former groupie, Pamela des Barres is well placed to write a survey of rock's casualties. She has met/interiewed/had sex with and counted among her closest friends, many stars whose fates she now recounts. Among her subjects are: Marc Bolan, whose cutting-edge judgement fell foul of cocaine abuse; Marvin Gaye, the tortured genius whose hellish last months were ended by a bullet from his father; Led Zeppelin drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham, who choked on his own vomit after 40 vodkas; and the elite of rock's departed, such as Hendrix, Joplin and Morrison.

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