Great new book: Bob Dylan in London: Troubadour Tales

London Calling (The Clash)

Performed by Bob Dylan at Brixton Academy, London, England – November 21, 2005.
Only first verse.

With an even flow of new Dylan books each year, at least 15 in 2020 and 17 in 2019, it’s hard to keep up.
Being a music fan who loves to visit places relevant to music history, the title of this book stirred some interest.
I’ve visited London many times during the last 30 years and checked off a lot “plaques” (and other spots) on my different bucket lists (music is not my only passion).
So did this book bring anything new to the table? Yes, indeed.
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The three best music books of 2020

1 РDolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend.

As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimitable words, explore the songs that have defined her journey. Illustrated throughout with previously unpublished images from Dolly Parton’s personal and business archives. Mining over 60 years of songwriting, Dolly Parton highlights 150 of her songs and brings readers behind the lyrics.

– Packed with never-before-seen photographs and classic memorabilia
– Explores personal stories, candid insights, and myriad memories behind the songs

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics reveals the stories and memories that have made Dolly a beloved icon across generations, genders, and social and international boundaries. This is a book I will come back to over and over again. It’s made like a mix between Billy Joe Shaver’s Honky Tonk Hero and Bob Dylan’s Lyrics. Highly recommended!
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Hallgeir’s 2016 part 2: Best Music Books and other readings


These are some of the things I’ve read in 2016, it’s been a very busy reading-year. More novels than usual, less music books and less graphic novels. A lot of classics and a few photography books.

Here are my favourites.

The Best music books 2016:

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