“Leading Bands in Music: Insights Into 25 Bands That Have Influenced the Music Industry Since the 1970s” by Jene Roswell

Author Jene Roswell, after handing me three of her other fantastic books, has now hit upon the absolute love of my life when it comes to the music industry: bands. The “Legends” books that Roswell produced—from the 25 ladies and 25 gentlemen who quite literally changed the music industry during their time period, to the 20 Australian entertainers who did the same—the author has now put together an informative, entertaining, and intricate tome focusing on just those killer bands that not only ruled the music world, but transformed life, fashion, instilled love and peace into America’s hearts, and did so much more with their mere presence on Earth. … More “Leading Bands in Music: Insights Into 25 Bands That Have Influenced the Music Industry Since the 1970s” by Jene Roswell

“Leading Australian Icons in Music: Insights Into 20 Australian Legends That Have Influenced the Music Industry Since the 1970s” by Jene Roswell

By utilizing these specific 20 musical legends, readers are able to put their hand on the pulse of an entire country. I mean, these are all Australian legends who remain unmatched in their specific category, and the author offers up the information in a way that flows easily, has no errors, and is presented impeccably for the reader to enjoy. … More “Leading Australian Icons in Music: Insights Into 20 Australian Legends That Have Influenced the Music Industry Since the 1970s” by Jene Roswell

“Leading Women in Music” by Jene Roswell

I had the absolute pleasure of reading the first book that came out—or a companion book, if you will—to this one, just a brief time ago. That first tome focused on the “Leading Men in Music,” and was one of the coolest encyclopedia/coffee table books I’ve ever read. Now, I was afforded the pure entertainment and enjoyment that comes from reading about my female side of the fence and learning all about those “Proud Mary’s” who gave (and still give to this day) their incredible voices, unbelievable skill, and unfathomable talent to the universal music industry. … More “Leading Women in Music” by Jene Roswell

“Lockdown: 100 Days in San Francisco Facing COVID-19, Protests, and an Uncertain Future” by Conor Mitchell

When San Francisco went into lockdown, author/photographer Conor Mitchell took to the streets to document what was taking place in the once lively city. His photographs represent one hundred days of lockdown and the events that occurred during that time period (March 16, 2020-June 23, 2020). … More “Lockdown: 100 Days in San Francisco Facing COVID-19, Protests, and an Uncertain Future” by Conor Mitchell

“Leading Men in Music” by Jene Roswell

It is true that there are hundreds of biographies written about this unique list, but this is definitely one that covers all these highly influential men in one book. The careers, the work some did to go from a “poor country home” to an award-winning artist of mammoth proportions—it’s incredibly informative, and so entertaining, you will want this as your chosen “coffee table” book, which in my house was held in high esteem. … More “Leading Men in Music” by Jene Roswell

“We Never Knew Just What It Was” by Mike Murphey

Unfortunate but true, there are many who do not remember this incredible group. Let me just say, I didn’t either. But after reading this, I did my research because I found them to be exemplary; they had that “star” quality during their time period that did not come from using tricks, special lighting, speakers that caused audience members to actually lose their hearing; nor did they dress up in silly costumes or cake their faces in make-up in order to grab someone’s interest. No. These three men (specifically; Chad Mitchell, Joe Frazier and Mike Kobluk) were categorized as a “folk group,” yet were so much more. … More “We Never Knew Just What It Was” by Mike Murphey

“Real to Reel” Truth and Trickery in Courtroom Movies” by Michael Asimow and Paul Bergman

Have you ever watched a movie or television show based on whatever your career is and thought this is not even close to reality? Have you ever watched something and thought that they must have an insider since this is way too close to what you’ve experienced? “Real to Reel” does exactly that. … More “Real to Reel” Truth and Trickery in Courtroom Movies” by Michael Asimow and Paul Bergman