Thursday, July 01, 2010

The 10 best music memoirs

Pop critic Kitty Empire picked the best rock autobiographies for the Observer.

One title on her list:
Chronicles by Bob Dylan

What becomes an enigma best? Answer: appearing to shed light on a mythical career, while only slightly lifting the veil on his inner life. On his radio show Theme Time Radio Hour, Dylan transmits his knowledge and passion about American music with straight-talking eloquence. Chronicles transposes that ease to paper, making this ruminative semi-autobiography the tome by which others will be judged. But if you want to know about "Judas" going electric, or the supporting cast of wives, lovers and offspring, look elsewhere.
Read about another music memoir on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue