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Books: Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter, by Alyn Shipton (2013)

Books: Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter, by Alyn Shipton (2013)

Harry Nilsson is a legend to many musicians and connoisseurs of 1960s and ’70s rock music, but an enigma to the mainstream listening public.

Books: If You Like The Ramones …, by Peter Aaron (2013)

Books: If You Like The Ramones …, by Peter Aaron (2013)

Even the average rock fan is aware of the Ramones, which really says something since they never had any hit singles — or received much radio acceptance at all for that matter.

Books: Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall, by Dave Thompson (2013)

Books: Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall, by Dave Thompson (2013)

Over the years, The Wall — and its unlikely advance hit single “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” — have become an accepted part of the Pink Floyd iconography. But it wasn’t always like that.

‘I wished I’d never mentioned that': Yes, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan is still at work on two books

‘I wished I’d never mentioned that': Yes, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan is still at work on two books

Frontman Ian Gillan helped Deep Purple complete its first album of new material since 2005 with this year’s Now What?! Now, it’s time to get back to those two books he promised, right?

Books: The Rebellious Prima Donna: Irene Manning, by Gene Arceri (2013)

Primarily lauded for her stunning performance as Fay Templeton in the 1942 movie, “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” Irene Manning not only appeared in a series of other fine films, but was a lady of multiple talents as well.

Books: Mo’ Meta Blues, by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (2013)

I used to think that I was crazy. Or at the very least, sort of abnormal.

Books: Photograph, by Ringo Starr (2013)

Books: Photograph, by Ringo Starr (2013)

Imagine looking through old photos with a family member, with that person reminiscing about people, places, and events with each turn of the album page. Now imagine Ringo Starr in place of that family member

Books: Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Early Years, 1963-1982, by Marc Roberty (2013)

Books: Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Early Years, 1963-1982, by Marc Roberty (2013)

In an exclusive excerpt from the new book Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Early Years, 1963-1982, Marc Roberty takes us into the earliest days of Derek and the Dominos

Books: Greg Kihn’s Rubber Soul — and the plot to kill the Beatles

Books: Greg Kihn’s Rubber Soul — and the plot to kill the Beatles

Greg Kihn is best known these days for 1980s-era hits like “Jeopardy” and “The Breakup Song,” or perhaps for his longtime tenure as a DJ on San Jose’s KUFX. But he’s also been a published author since 1996, starting with “Horror Show”

Books: The Merciless Book of Metal Lists, by Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins (2013)

I think there’s something innate in music fans that drives them to want to make lists. And then, of course, to argue about those lists to the death. You don’t have to look any farther than the conversation on some of the Gimme Five entries here