Top Five Books Of 2019
Now is probably the best possible time to curl up with a real page-turner and Classic Pop is here to help with our top five books from 2019…
Patti Smith – Just Kids (Illustrated Edition)
Patti Smith’s astonishing memoir detailing her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and her own coming-of-age in Beat-era New York has already been lauded as one of the greatest autobiographies of all time.
The addition of personal photographs and memorabilia in this new illustrated edition only enhanced her perfect prose.
Debbie Harry – Face It
The pop icon finally put pen to paper to tell her incredible story in a candid and exhilarating ride marking her five decades in music. From folk to punk to pop icon, Face It reveals all about relationships, trailblazing in the music business and encounters with superstars and serial killers.
Terry O’Neill – Bowie By O’Neill
One of the great imagemakers, Terry O’Neill rivalled David Bailey for his incredible photographs of music and film icons throughout the 60s and 70s. Just months before his death, O’Neill published one of the greatest ever collections of Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Thin White Duke eras. An incredible legacy.
Phill Savidge – Lunch With The Wild Frontiers
As PR to Pulp, The Verve, Elastica and Suede during the heady days of Britpop, Phill Savidge was one of the major mythmakers of the 90s. Lunch With The Wild Frontiers is a gloriously gossipy trip through the halcyon days when bands behaving badly was expected. Nostalgic, hilarious and impossible to put down.
Moby – Then It Fell Apart
The follow-up to Porcelain, which documented his rise from punk to DJ to global superstar. As you can guess from the title, this volume details how he crashed and burned in devastating fashion. Those who lambasted the one-time teetotal, vegan Moby for his purist lifestyle didn’t know the half of it.