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by Victoria Balfour

  • Author: Victoria Balfour
  • ISBN: 0688043860
  • ISBN13: 978-0688043865
  • ePub: 1759 kb | FB2: 1760 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Music
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (January 1, 1986)
  • Pages: 270
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 332
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Rock Wives: The Hard Lives and Good Times of the Wives, Girlfriends, and Groupies of Rock and Roll ePub download

Most of the men in the book have found new women to shack up with like Ron Wood, a few of the rockers are dead Dee Dee Ramone and Frank Zappa.

Most of the men in the book have found new women to shack up with like Ron Wood, a few of the rockers are dead Dee Dee Ramone and Frank Zappa. Apr 15, 2010 Ruth rated it really liked it.

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Balfour, Victoria; Wang, Harvey. New York : Beech Tree Books.

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Rock wives and girlfriends, in their own words. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 16 years ago. If you want to know how Jim Morrison's romance REALLY started with Patricia Kenneally, and what she REALLY thought of him, read this book! It doesn't have all the bile of her own book on Morrison ("Strange Days: My Life With and Without Jim Morrison"). If you've read "Strange Days", then you should read "Rock Wives" because that is the REAL truth. Thankfully condensed, minus the vitriole, ranting, raving, and stretched-truths.

Written by. Victoria Balfour. Not specified Mint Near mint Good Average Poor. Private notes Only visible to you. or cancel. View all Rock Wives: The Hard Lives and Good Times of the Wives, Girlfriends, and Groupies of Rock and Roll pictures. Manufacturer: William Morrow & Co Release date: 1 January 1986 ISBN-10 : 0688043860 ISBN-13: 9780688043865.

ISBN 978-0393306927 (paperback). Rock Wives: The Hard Lives and Good Times of the Wives, Girlfriends, and Groupies of Rock and Roll. William Morrow & Company, 1986) By Victoria Balfour with photographs by Harvey Wang. ISBN 978-0688043865 (hardcover). Awards 2005-06: Milton Rogovin: The Forgotten Ones won Best Short Documentary at the International Festival of Cinema and Technology.

Her book places great emphasis on the hand-fasting ceremony, even though she told Victoria Balfour, the author of "Rock Wives: The Hard Lives and Good Times of the Wives, Girlfriends, and Groupies of Rock and Roll.

Her book places great emphasis on the hand-fasting ceremony, even though she told Victoria Balfour, the author of "Rock Wives: The Hard Lives and Good Times of the Wives, Girlfriends, and Groupies of Rock and Roll," published in 1986, that Morrison took their ceremony "probably not too seriously. Jim Morrison's will stated that "I declare that I am a resident of Los Angeles County, California; that I am unmarried and have no children. The next Keltiad novel was to be The Beltane Queen, and another memoir was in the works as well. A later blog post discussed her thoughts on producing The Beltane Queen through the self-publishing house Lulu.

Victoria Balfour (January 1987). Beech Tree Books . 49. ISBN 978-0-688-06966-7.

Tells the stories of the wives and lovers of famous rock stars, including Gail Zappa, Angie Bowie, Ingrid Croce, and Myra Lewis, and describes how they have coped with the rock lifestyle
Efmprof
I was really looking forward to this book, hoping to get a real glimpse into rock lives, but there is very little offered. Mostly the women just analyze the relationships and don't offer any juicy tidbits. If you're looking for outrageous tales of rock star excess - this is not it.
Voodoosida
Reading Bebe Buell's recent autobiography reminded me of her chapter in "Rock Wives", which I read in the 80s when it came out. "Rock Wives" is a series of short interviews with a number of wives and former wives of rock stars (and one "rock husband" as well, whose wife is actually the rock star) spanning the decades from the 50s through the 80s. The term "wife" is interpreted loosely, as some of the ladies in the book were not legally married to a rockstar, but had relationships of long standing.

The women's lives at the time the book is written are all over the map; some (such as Jo Wood) were relative newlyweds, some (such as Gail Zappa) were wives of long standing, some (such as Myra Lewis, the pre-teen bride of Jerry Lee Lewis) were long divorced and gone on to non-rock lives of their own, and some (such as Angie Bowie) were no longer with their rockstars but still very much in the rock n' roll game. There are even a couple of "rock widows" (such as Ingrid Croce) whose men had died in the pursuit of their art. A few of the ladies even had relationships with more than one rockstar, such as Linda Lawrence Leitch (who was with Brian Jones before she met and eventually married Donovan Leitch) and Bebe Buell (who had a longterm relationship with Todd Rundgren and at the time of her interview was just winding down another long relationship with Elvis Costello).

Each interview follows a pattern: the interviewer recounts a little description setting the scene, such as her subject's house and manner of dress, and then gets the subject to answer a few questions of how they met their respective rockstar, talk about the dynamics of the relationship, and if the relationship ended, how and why. Be warned that if you're looking for juicy tell-all tales, this is not the right book to pick up. Obviously the women who are currently in a relationship with a rockstar are not going to be "dishing the dirt" in front of him, and those who have split up for the most part approach their past relationships respectfully - not surprising since several of them are raising children from those relationships. Besides, the few pages allotted to each interview would not be enough to recount many yarns even if it was "that kind of a book."

Each "wife's" interview is accompanied by a couple of pictures that do a great job of bringing out their quirks and personality. The sheer variety of clothing, hair and furniture styles pictured are worth a flip through the book.

Overall this is a great, light, fun read especially if you're not looking for anything too salacious, but just want to see the "normal" (or at least as normal as it can get) side of rock relationships. A couple of the subjects, notably Patricia Kenneally and Bebe Buell, also went on to write books of their own that expanded upon, updated, and in some respects even changed the basic stories they told in "Rock Wives", so if you're into reading rock bios you might have fun comparing and contrasting their own stories with the interviewer's version.
Jode
If you want to know how Jim Morrison's romance REALLY started with Patricia Kenneally, and what she REALLY thought of him, read this book! It doesn't have all the bile of her own book on Morrison ("Strange Days: My Life With and Without Jim Morrison"). If you've read "Strange Days", then you should read "Rock Wives" because that is the REAL truth. Thankfully condensed, minus the vitriole, ranting, raving, and stretched-truths. It's very interesting to read a book like "Strange Days" (where the author trashes Oliver Stone for implying Jim Morrison didn't take his "marriage" to her seriously) then read a book like "Rock Wives", where Kennealy ADMITS to Victoria Balfour that Jim Morrison took their wedding ceremony "probably not too seriously". Gee, maybe THAT'S why Stone portrayed things the way he did....he read Victoria Balfour's book first, which was published in 1986! I guess Kennealy wasn't so intent on wearing rose-tinted specticles back then. :)
Also fascinating: frank discussions with the likes of Myra Lewis (Jerry Lee Lewis' "child bride"), Linda Lawrence Leach (mother of Brian Jones' baby, married to Donovan Leitch), Anita Pallenberg (Brian Jones, Keith Richards, of course!), Jo Howard (Ron Wood, Rolling Stones), Angie Bowie (David Bowie), Marilyn Wilson (Brian Wilson, Beach Boys), Gail Zappa (Frank Zappa), Monika Dannemann (Jimi Hendrix, last girlfriend before he died), Ingrid Croce (Jim Croce), Bebe Buell (Todd Rundgren, Rod Stewart, Elvis Costello...Bebe also has her own book now, "Rebel Heart"), Leslie Meat Loaf (Meat Loaf), Lee Angel (Little Richard), Susan Rotolo (Bob Dylan), Claudette Robinson (Smokey Robinson), Carlene Carter (Nick Lowe), Vera Ramone (Dee Dee Ramone), and David Wolff (the lone male interviewee, Cyndi Lauper). There is a chapter for each interviewee, and several pictures of each.
Author Victoria Balfour has worked as a researcher for The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and New York magazine, and has had articles published in the New York Times, Esquire, and USA Today. Here are fabulous, revealing, exclusive interviews with the women closest to the stars of rock and roll, lots of great quotes!!! Thank you, Victoria Balfour, for a job well done!
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