THE PENGUIN BOOK OF ROCK & ROLL WRITING
Since the early days of rock and roll - since Elvis came out of Memphis to startle the world - a whole body of writing has grown up around the music: from sleeves-notes to obituaries (sadly, many of those), from on-the-road insider tales to apparently dispassionate criticism of the lyrics. This book presents a selection of the best of this writing, which at the same time provides the reader with an overview of the major shifts in rock music during the past 35 years.
Edited by Clinton Heylin, Viking Press 1992, first edition, first printing, hardcover 550 pages. ISBN 9780670845590