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Hail, Hail, Rock ‘n' Roll

Acclaimed biographers Simon Morrison and RJ Smith are here today to describe the lives and careers of two Rock & Roll icons: Chuck Berry and Stevie Nicks. Cue the band!

Simon Morrison

Simon Morrison is the author of "Mirror in the Sky: The Life and Music of Stevie Nicks." Morrison specializes in 20th-century music, particularly Russian, Soviet and French music, with special interests in dance, cinema, aesthetics and historically informed performance based on primary sources....

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RJ Smith

RJ Smith has been a senior editor at Los Angeles Magazine, a contributor to Details, a columnist for The Village Voice, a staff writer for Spin, and has written for GQ, New York Times Magazine, Elle and Men's Vogue....

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Mirror in the Sky
The Life and Music of Stevie Nicks
Simon Morrison
History / Biography
Univ of California Press
October 2022
ISBN 9780520304437
264 pages

Chuck Berry
An American Life
RJ Smith
History / Biography
Hachette Books
January 2022
ISBN 9780306921636
432 pages