Bats Around the Clock
By Kathi Appelt
Click Dark hosts a special twelve-hour program of American Batstand where the bats rock and roll until the midnight hour ends. For Grades K-3. 2000.
Bats Around the Clock
Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n' Roll
By Rick Coleman
DB 87961, Available as a BARD Download
A biography of a pioneer of rock music who had a string of influential hits in the 1950s. Drawing on interviews and years of research, the author follows Antoine "Fats" Domino (1928-2017) from his roots in New Orleans through his long career in music. Some strong language. 2006.
Born to Run
By Bruce Springsteen
DB 86288, BR 21718, LT 21030, Available as BARD Download
New Jersey's most famous son tells his story. Covers his youth, how seeing Elvis on The Ed Sullivan Show made him want to become a musician, his early bands in Asbury Park, his life touring with the E Street Band, and the personal stories that fueled his music. Bestseller. 2016.
Daisy Jones and the Six
By Taylor Jenkins Reid
DB 94175, LT 25673
Daisy Jones, the daughter of a painter and a model, comes of age on L. A.’s Sunset Strip in the 1960s. As she falls into the rock ’n’ roll scene, she joins forces with an up-and-coming band, The Six. The pairing becomes legendary. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2019.
David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music
By Darryl W. Bullock
DB 91244, Available as a BARD Download
A history and celebration of the many LGBT musicians, composers, and producers who influenced popular music. Ranges from lesser-known artists of the early days of jazz and blues, through more modern icons such as Freddie Mercury and Elton John. Places these musicians in the historical context of the struggle for LGBT rights. 2017.
The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
By Neil Strauss
DB 94909, Available as BARD Download.
A collaborative memoir from the members of the famous heavy metal group Motley Crew: Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and Mick Mars. They share candid stories of their lives, relationships, excesses, overdoses, and music. Basis for the 2019 film. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2001.
By Nick Hornby
DB 42158, Available as a BARD Download
Rob, who measures his life by pop songs, dropped out of college because of a failed relationship. Now in his thirties, he is shocked to be still working in a London record store, even though he owns this one. When his live-in attorney girlfriend, Laura, leaves him, he is forced to reevaluate his life, his obsession with his kind of music, and his string of relationships that just didn't work out. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1996.
By Tim Hill
DVD. E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son (voiced by Russell Brand), heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he meets Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals. Together the two encounter a series of hilarious mishaps and misadventures and in the end help each other recognize the importance of family. Partial animation. Rated G. 2012
By Patti Smith
DB 70750, Available as a BARD Download
Singer/songwriter's memoir of her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989). Smith (born 1946) reminisces about their 1967 meeting in New York City, where they lived together at the Hotel Chelsea, started their artistic careers, and befriended other creative types. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2010.