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The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles.  This is an amazing contribution by the Beatles themselves to their historical record.  In their own words, the Beatles describe many important incidents, and share their thoughts and feelings. It's 368 pages with 1300 color and b/w photos (half have never been published before) add so much to our understanding of how the Beatles got along together and with the rest of an admiring world. 
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right: Bob Dylan, the Early Years by Andy Gill. This is a very well researched book about every song from Dylan's early years.  Lots of background info and photos yield much insight into this reclusive genius.
Living with the Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus With Garcia and the Grateful Dead by Rock Scully, David Dalton. Scully the former manager of the Grateful Dead details the ups and downs of the group from an insiders viewpoint.
Bob Marley : Songs of Freedom by Adrian Boot, Chris Salewicz, Rita Marley.  400 photos, illustrations and graphics highlight this book about the life of reggae's superstar from the slums of Trenchtown, Jamaica to legend.
Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley by Timothy White.  This book looks at Marley's legend and life including the Rastafarian culture and reggae's roots.
The Hendrix Experience by Mitch Mitchell, John A. Platt.  Mitchell, the drummer for the Experience offers a lot of insights about Hendrix, as well as some great photos and posters. Pearl : The Obsessions and Passions of Janis Joplin by Ellis Amburn. This account of this most powerful blues singer's toubled life and rise to stardom includes 16 pages of rare photos. 
John Lennon in His Own Write by John Lennon.  Enjoyable and funny stories, poems and drawings by Lennon. Lennon : The Definitive Biography by Ray Coleman  At 784 pages this book covers his life with detail galore.  Book was updated in 1992 with more sources including the family.
Woodstock Vision: The Spirit of a GenerationBy Elliott Landy  Break on Through : The Life and Death of Jim Morrison by James Riordan, Jerry Prochnicky.  This in depth look at Morrison the rock god and shaman touches all the bases.  With more than 50 photos.
Garcia by Rolling Stone Magazine.  This book contains over 150 photos and many articles from Rolling Stone about Jerry and the Grateful Dead. Echoes of the Sixties by Marti Smiley Childs, Jeff March. Lots of information and trivia from numerous Interviews with performers, talent agents, personal managers, and booking agents, the book includes the life experiences of 43 individuals--solo artists, bands, and singing group members-from Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs and The Beau Brummels to Gary "U.S." Bonds and Peter and Gordon. 
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