The first-ever guide to the most ostentatious and over-the-top homes in rock 'n' roll history.
You can tell a lot about people from the way they live, and rock stars are no exception. From Graceland to Neverland, private planes to island hideaways, Rock Stars at Home takes you inside the houses, pools, planes, music rooms, playgrounds, and more of the biggest names in rock and pop and some of the most extravagant home comforts ever known.
Thirty homes are featured inside and their stars homeowners are history's best from the 1950s through today. Elvis Presley, the Beatles, David Bowie, the Jacksons, Prince, Ozzy Osbourne . . . they're all here. Packed with great photos throughout and eye-opening stories of wild behavior and even wilder interior d cor, including insider accounts from those in the know, Rock Stars at Home is an entertaining and informative guide to living life like a rock star.
In addition to 200 glorious photos, entries give insight into each star's life (how they spent their time when at home), from Elvis's extraordinary down-home diet to the wild parties hosted by Keith Richards at Redlands, scene of the famous 1967 drug busts that led to the arrest of Richards, Mick Jagger, and art dealer Robert Fraser. Features throughout focus on specific topics, from the Beatles's psychedelic interiors to the extravagant styles of the MTV Cribs generation.
About the Author
Chris Charlesworth has worked as a music writer for over forty-five years, including spells on the staff of Melody Maker and as editor-in-chief of Omnibus Press. He has written and edited numerous books on rock and pop music, and many of his magazine articles can be found on rocksbackpages.com. Perhaps best known for his close association with The Who, about whom he has written extensively, Chris posts on a blog called Just Backdated. Eddi Fiegel is a freelance journalist and author based in London. She writes on music, arts, and travel for newspapers and magazines including the Independent on Sunday, the Independent, and Scotland on Sunday, among many others. She is the author of the acclaimed biographies Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Mama Cass Elliot and John Barry: A Sixties Theme. She was a BBC radio reporter for many years and still presents and contributes on BBC radio and TV. Bryan Reesman is a music and pop culture journalist and has contributed to over one hundred media outlets and written over one hundred cover stories across twenty different publications. The author of Bon Jovi: The Story, Bryan has also written liner notes for AC/DC, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, 311, and dozens of other rock music luminaries, is a decade-long voting member of the Recording Academy, and has contributed to six books on music.Colin Salter has written extensively on popular music and musicians, particularly American jazz and soul music of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. He wrote the US soul section for The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, and the booklets for a series of CD compilations of early soul and rock'n'roll. Colin was a major contributor to the song-histories The Girl in the Song and The Boy in the Song, and to Classic Rock Posters, a comprehensive graphic art retrospective. Simon Spence collaborated with Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham on the classic memoirs Stoned and 2Stoned and is author of the highly acclaimed 2012 biography The Stone Roses: War and Peace and the recent Happy Mondays: Excess All Areas. He has written for NME, Dazed & Confused, The Face, i-D, the Independent, Japan Times, International New York Times, and Q.Daryl Easlea is a writer, DJ, and music consultant. He is at his happiest writing about African American pop or great musical eccentrics. He has written critically acclaimed biographies on Chic, Sparks, Michael Jackson, and Peter Gabriel. He broadcasts on www.sfob.co.uk and his work is published in Prog, Record Collector, and Mojo.