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Bockris, Victor 1949-

Overview
Works: 123 works in 321 publications in 9 languages and 6,747 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  History 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, Compiler
Classifications: N6537.W28, B
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The life and death of Andy Warhol by Victor Bockris ( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The only major biography of Andy Warhol, reissued to coincide with his 75th birthday. Artist, filmmaker, magazine publisher, instigator of Pop Art, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) used his canvasses of dollar bills, soup cans, and celebrities to subvert distinctions between high and popular culture. His spectacular career encompassed the underground scene as well as the equally deviant worlds of politics, show business, and high society. Warhol is the definitive chronicle of Warhol's storied life
Warhol : the biography by Victor Bockris ( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The only major biography of Andy Warhol, reissued to coincide with his 75th birthday
Keith Richards : the biography by Victor Bockris ( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here is the only definitive biography of Keith Richards. For thirty years Keith Richards stood in the shadow of Mick Jagger. Now, for the first time, Richards is put in the spotlight and emerges as the power behind the throne, the creator, the backbone, and the soul of the Rolling Stones. From his poverty-stricken roots in postwar England to his apotheosis on the 1989-90 world tour and beyond, this no-holds-barred investigation chronicles Richards's embattled rise to the top as the archetypal bad boy of the sixties, his epic struggle with heroin as the rock star most expected to die in the 1970s, and his rebirth as the model paterfamilias of the 1980s. Bockris has gone beyond anything ever written about the Rolling Stones to explore the true story behind their music: how Richards's creative battles with his demons - women, drugs, and a love-hate relationship with Jagger - gave birth to the sound track of our times, from "Ruby Tuesday" to "Gimme Shelter" to "Slipping Away." This unauthorized account of a life that mirrors the zeitgeist of the second half of the twentieth century finally puts this primary rock artist, and rock itself, in political, cultural, and spiritual perspective, and establishes Richards as one of the most important guitar players and greatest songwriters in the history of rock and roll
With William Burroughs : a report from the bunker by William S Burroughs ( Book )
10 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Burroughs, the eccentric, brilliant artist who burned the bridge with logic and wrote the classic Naked Lunch, has a court recorder in Victor Bockris. Bockris has collected into a cogent whole the man's most brilliant moments of conversation, thinking, and interview repartee. This fascinating material, gleaned from the fertile time at Burroughs's New York headquarters, the Bunker (which was located on the Bowery, three blocks from CBGB), encompasses the years 1974 to 1980, and also includes a 1991 Burroughs interview from Interview magazine. The Beats' devotion to subjective experience has left readers with a profound amount of objective material to analyze and debate. Choice public and private utterances, hallucinatory and prescient diatribes such as these, remain rich sources of literary history. As Americans we find the Beats' approach to life romantic, even heroic. Tearing the walls down in the name of freedom and spirituality strikes a particularly pilgrimesque chord. With William Burroughs: A Report from the Bunker is a fascinating compendium of Burroughs-speak, so complete it can be considered a credo
Rebel heart : an American rock 'n' roll journey by Bebe Buell ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exmodel's ride through the rock scene during the 1970s and 1980s
Patti Smith : an unauthorized biography by Victor Bockris ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What's Welsh for Zen : the autobiography of John Cale by John Cale ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transformer : the Lou Reed story by Victor Bockris ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lou Reed emerges from the pages of Victor Bockris's internationally acclaimed biography as a brilliant lyrical innovator. It is as a writer that Reed has been able to traverse the various terrains of his career decade by decade. And it is from his position as a writer that he stands alongside his peers, Bob Dylan and Neil Young
Up-tight : the Velvet Underground story by Victor Bockris ( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and German and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historien om Velvet Underground og deres samarbejde med andre amerikanske kunstnere som Andy Warhol og Nico, baseret på interviews med gruppens medlemmer
Keith Richards : the unauthorised biography by Victor Bockris ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Et omfattende og detaljerigt billede af den legendariske og myteomspundne rockstjerne Keith Richards' (f. 1943) liv fra barndommen henover årtusindskiftet. Bogen er baseret på interviews med Richards selv og med de mange, der har spillet, festet og levet med ham gennem et halvt århundredes op- og nedture
Muhammad Ali in fighter's heaven by Victor Bockris ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Making tracks : the rise of Blondie by Debbie Harry ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lou Reed : the biography by Victor Bockris ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Andy Warhol's "Factory people" inside the 60's Silver Factory ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary look inside Andy Warhol's Silver Factory in New York during the 1960s, concentrating on the personalities involved at the time and at some of Warhol's artwork created there. Includes interviews with many of the regulars, including extensive segments with Ultra Violet, Taylor Mead, Mary Woronov, Billy Name, Gerard Malanga, Victor Bockris and others
Patti Smith by Victor Bockris ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beat punks by Victor Bockris ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Andy Warhol by Victor Bockris ( Book )
23 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Amerikaanse beeldend kunstenaar (1928-1987)
Up-tight : the story of the Velvet Underground by Victor Bockris ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blondie, from punk to the present : a pictorial history ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of articles and photographs about the pop/new wave rock band, Blondie, and its lead singer, Deborah Harry
With William Burroughs by William S Burroughs ( Book )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in Undetermined and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bockris, Victor
ボクリス, ヴィクター
Languages
English (137)
German (11)
Italian (9)
Dutch (4)
Finnish (3)
Danish (3)
Spanish (3)
French (2)
Czech (1)
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