The life we Boomers lived and the music we listen(ed) to is having a pop-culture moment, in film: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Rocketman,” on Broadway: “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” on TV: CNN’s Linda Ronstadt documentary bio “The Sound of My Voice,” and lots and lots of books: bios, memoirs, photos.
Right now, I’m reading Elton John’s autobiography, “Me,” which has been charting for 13-weeks on the New York Times “Best Seller/Non-fiction” list. It’s an easy, compelling, candid, A+ read. Sir Elton is smart, funny, sensible and grounded.
I’m also reading Flea’s memoir “Acid For the Children.” His image is wild, but IRL he’s well read and smart, with a forgiving heart and an enlightened soul.
Later in 2020, expect books by/about Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Sara Evans, the Beatles, and long-time rock writer Lisa Robinson’s “Nobody Ever Asked Me About the Girls: Women, Music, and Fame.”