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Bockris, Victor 1949-

Overview
Works: 118 works in 415 publications in 10 languages and 8,083 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Anecdotes  History 
Roles: Author, 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 )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,183 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
Keith Richards : the biography by Victor Bockris( Book )

33 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 838 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 )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 612 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
Transformer : the Lou Reed story by Victor Bockris( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 524 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
Patti Smith : an unauthorized biography by Victor Bockris( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse popzangeres/componiste (1946- ), één der pioniers van de punk
Rebel heart : an American rock 'n' roll journey by Bebe Buell( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exmodel's ride through the rock scene during the 1970s and 1980s
What's Welsh for Zen : the autobiography of John Cale by John Cale( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de Amerikaanse popmuzikant van Britse origine (1942- ), o.a. lid van The Velvet Underground
Warhol : the biography by Victor Bockris( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Artist, filmmaker, photographer, writer, publisher, interviewer, model, actor, business artist, fashion consultant, set designer, TV show host, rock choreographer, record producer, gourmet, jet setter, trendsetter, dog lover, fighter and modern dancer, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) transformed how we view and value our lives and world. As the leading exponent of Pop Art, he used his canvasses of dollar bills, soup cans, disasters, and celebrities to erase the distinction between high and popular culture. His spectacular career shaped and encompassed the underground scene of drugs, sex, and punk rock as well as the equally deviant worlds of big business, politics, show business, and high society. Victor Bockris was Warhol's friend and worked at his famous Factory. Based on the author's intimate knowledge and interviews with family, friends, lovers, business associates, and enemies, this definitive and only biography reveals the complex and controversial life of the single most important artist of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
Up-tight : the Velvet Underground story by Victor Bockris( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 246 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
Warhol by David Bourdon( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in 4 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse kunstenaar (1928-1987)
Warhol by Andy Warhol( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated survey which spans the entire range of Warhol's art, and focuses on his ideas about diversity, objectification of celebrities, and aesthetics
Making tracks : the rise of Blondie by Debbie Harry( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muhammad Ali in fighter's heaven by Victor Bockris( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Warhol by Victor Bockris( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse beeldend kunstenaar (1928-1987)
Andy Warhol's "Factory people" : inside the 60's Silver Factory( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 120 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, and others
Beat punks by Victor Bockris( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The?poet laureate of the New York underground scene? chronicles three decades of electrifying artistic expression Once dominated by Beat Generation writers like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, by the 1970s and '80s, New York City's creative scene had given way to a punk rock-era defined by figures like Debbie Harry and Richard Hell. While the aesthetics of these two movements seem different on the surface, author and prolific interviewer Victor Bockris--who witnessed it all--argues that the punks borrowed from the ideology and style of the beats, and that the beats were reenergized by the emergence of punk. In intimate conversation, Bockris's close friends--including celebrities from both periods, such as William Burroughs, Andy Warhol, Joey Ramone, and Patti Smith--reveal more about themselves and their art to him than to any other interviewer. Along with dozens of rare photos, Bockris's interviews and essays capture the energy of this unique time
Lou Reed : the biography by Victor Bockris( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warhol by Victor Bockris( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up-tight : the story of the Velvet Underground by Victor Bockris( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warhol : the biography by Victor Bockris( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only major biography of Andy Warhol, reissued to coincide with his 75th birthday
 
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Rebel heart : an American rock 'n' roll journey
Alternative Names
Bockris, Victor

Victor Bockris Amerikaans journalist

Victor Bockris britský spisovatel

Victor Bockris escritor británico

Victor Bockris US-amerikanischer Musik-Journalist und Autor

Виктор Бокрис

ボクリス, ヴィクター

Languages
English (191)

German (18)

Italian (14)

Spanish (10)

Japanese (6)

Polish (5)

Dutch (5)

Finnish (3)

Czech (3)

French (2)

Covers
With William Burroughs : a report from the bunkerTransformer : the Lou Reed storyPatti Smith : an unauthorized biographyRebel heart : an American rock 'n' roll journeyWhat's Welsh for Zen : the autobiography of John CaleWarhol : the biographyUp-tight : the Velvet Underground storyWarhol