Musical Biographies

Music fans will find lots to sing about in these biographies from the Lititz Public Library.

Don't Stop Believin'Don’t Stop Believin’ by Olivia Newton-John
Four-time Grammy winner shares her personal journey, from her childhood in Melbourne and music and screen success, to her fight with cancer and advocacy for health and wellness.

Hindsight: & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me by Justin Timberlake
A collection of anecdotes, reflections and observations on the author’s life and work reveals aspects of his childhood, songwriting process, collaborations with other artists and performances in concert, TV comedy and film.

Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing up Bernstein by Jamie Bernstein
The oldest daughter of Leonard Bernstein offers an intimate look at her father, the composer of West Side Story, chief conductor of the New York Philharmonic, television star, humanitarian and friend of the powerful and influential.

Change of Seasons : A MemoirChange of Seasons by John Oates
Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, the author teamed with Daryl Hall in the late 1960s, finding success in the ever-changing pop music world and coming to terms with managerial, business and personal challenges.

An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith That Brought Me Home by Jessi Colter
Songwriter, singer and wife of Outlaw Country recording artist Waylon Jennings recounts life at the center of the 1970s roots music scene and how her faith became a source of strength amidst the turmoil.

They’re Playing Our Song by Carole Bayer Sager
Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter shares the frank and darkly-funny story of her life in and out of the recording studio.

Testimony by Robbie Robertson
At age sixteen, the songwriter and guitarist left Canada and headed for the Mississippi Delta, spending wild years on the road and forging the unique sound of The Band, culminating with their famous farewell concert brought to life in the movie The Last Waltz.

Not Dead Yet : The MemoirNot Dead Yet by Phil Collins
Playing in the clubs of 1960s London, the author joined Genesis as drummer, later stepping into the spotlight on vocals and rocketing to international fame and tabloid headlines.

Toni Tennille by Toni Tennille
Behind the scenes, the sparkling image of the 1970s pop duo Captain and Tennille was an entirely different story.

Paul Simon by Robert Hilburn
Tumultuous personal and professional ups and downs lie beneath the surface of Simon’s fifty-year career.

Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite : My StoryThanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite by Roger Daltrey
Born during the air bombing of London in 1944, the front man for The Who began assembling the band while working at a sheet metal factory in 1961, beginning a career that included iconic hits, drugs, mayhem and premature deaths.

My Love Story by Tina Turner
Singer shares stories from her rise to fame and years working alongside the biggest names in music, as well as unexpectedly meeting the love of her life.

Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way by Ryan White
Music critic presents the account of Buffett’s journey from singing songs in bars to his emergence as a tropical icon and CEO behind the Margaritaville industrial complex.

Johnny Cash: The Life and Legacy of the Man in Black by Alan Light
Music journalist traces Cash’s story from his origins in rural Arkansas to his early recordings with Sun Records, his battles with drug dependency, romance with June Carter, commercial success, death and legacy.

Between Heaven and the Real World : My StoryBetween Heaven and the Real World by Steven Curtis Chapman
Contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter shares the experiences that have shaped him in a life that has included incredible highs and lows.

Never Look at the Empty Seats by Charlie Daniels
Self-taught guitar and fiddle player presents the path from his post-Depression childhood to performing for millions as one of the most successful country acts of all time.

Sticking It Out: From Juilliard to the Orchestra Pit by Patti Niemi
At ten years of age, the author picked up drums in her school music class and from that point onward has devoted her life to mastering percussion, struggling to make it in a cut-throat race to a coveted job in an orchestra.

April 19, 2019