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Davis, Stephen 1947-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 240 publications in 3 languages and 13,014 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Discography  Fiction  Rock music 
Roles: Contributor, Creator
Classifications: BL2532.R37, B
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Most widely held works by Stephen Davis
The first Rasta Leonard Howell and the rise of Rastafarianism by Hélène Lee ( )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Going far beyond the standard imagery of Rasta?ganja, reggae, and dreadlocks?this cultural history offers an uncensored vision of a movement with complex roots and the exceptional journey of a man who taught an enslaved people how to be proud and impose their culture on the world. In the 1920s Leonard Percival Howell and the First Rastas had a revelation concerning the divinity of Haile Selassie, king of Ethiopia, that established the vision for the most popular mystical movement of the 20th century, Rastafarianism. Although jailed, ridiculed, and treated as insane, Howell, also known as the Gong, established a Rasta community of 4,500 members, the first agro-industrial enterprise devoted to producing marijuana. In the late 1950s the community was dispersed, disseminating Rasta teachings throughout the ghettos of the island. A young singer named Bob Marley adopted Howell's message, and through Marley's visions, reggae made its explosion in the music world
Jim Morrison : life, death, legend by Stephen Davis ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Draws on unpublished journals as well as original interviews to cover the musician's life and work, in a portrait that includes discussions of Morrison's military upbringing, emergence as a rock icon, and mysterious death
Hammer of the gods : the Led Zeppelin saga by Stephen Davis ( Book )
28 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles English rock band Led Zeppelin's successes and excesses--the epitome of sex, drugs, and rock and roll--in the 1970s; Robert Plant and Jimmy Page's solo efforts during the 1980s; and their collaborations in the 1990s
Old gods almost dead : the 40-year odyssey of the Rolling Stones by Stephen Davis ( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the same time, Old Gods Almost Dead documents the intense backstage lives of the Stones: the feuds, the drugs, the marriages, and the affairs that inspired and informed their songs; and the business of making records and putting on shows." "Illustrated throughout with photos of pivotal moments, it is a celebration of the Rolling Stones as an often courageous, often foolish gang of artists who showed us not only new worlds but new ways of living in them. It is a saga as raunchily, vibrantly entertaining as the Stones themselves."--BOOK JACKET
More room in a broken heart : the true adventures of Carly Simon by Stephen Davis ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first full-length biography of Carly Simon, from an acclaimed music journalist who has known her for decades. Carly Simon has won two Grammys and an Academy Award, and her albums have sold more than forty million copies
Fleetwood : my life and adventures in Fleetwood Mac by Mick Fleetwood ( Book )
4 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mick Fleetwood, a master musician of the 1960s, describes his experiences with the popular rock band into the 1990s
Reggae bloodlines : in search of the music and culture of Jamaica by Stephen Davis ( Book )
24 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walk this way : the autobiography of Aerosmith by Aerosmith (Musical group) ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Members of one of America's most popular rock bands discuss life on the road, family, drug addiction, internal feuds, and their miraculous comeback almost a decade ago
Watch you bleed : the saga of Guns n' Roses by Stephen Davis ( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the New York Times bestselling author, the complete story of the last rock supergroup--from their drug-fueled blast-off in the 1980s to the turbulent life of legendary singer Axl Rose and his fifteen-year, multi-million dollar effort to make the perfect hardrock album
This wheel's on fire : Levon Helm and the story of the Band by Levon Helm ( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of the pioneer rock drummer and the band who helped shape the course of rock and roll from the 1950s to the 1970s
Bob Marley by Stephen Davis ( Book )
24 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Say, kids! What time is it? : notes from the peanut gallery by Stephen Davis ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reggae international by Stephen Davis ( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
LZ-'75 : the lost chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American tour by Stephen Davis ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a young music journalist in 1975, Stephen Davis got the opportunity of a lifetime: an invitation to cover the sold-out 1975 North American tour of Led Zeppelin, the biggest and most secretive rock band in the world, for a national magazine. He received a backstage pass, interviews with band members, and even a seat on the band's luxurious tour jet. While on duty, he chronicled the Zeppelin tour in three notebooks, but after writing his article in 1975 he misplaced them. After three decades of searching, in 2005 he finally found the notebooks and unearthed an amazing amount of new information from the tour.--From publisher description
Bob Marley : conquering lion of reggae by Stephen Davis ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rebel, visionary and uncompromising champion of human rights, Robert Nesta Marley rose from the slums of Kingston, Jamaica to become a spiritual and political force throughout the world. This book provides an intimate portrait of the charismatic reggae superstar, taking the reader through his life and career and charting the legal battles surrounding his estate
My twenty-five years in Fleetwood Mac by Mick Fleetwood ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jajouka rolling stone : a fable of gods and heroes by Stephen Davis ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jim Morrison life, death, legend by Stephen Davis ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unabridged
Jim Morrison [life, death, legend] by Stephen Davis ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unabridged
Fleetwood : my life and adventures with Fleetwood Mac by Mick Fleetwood ( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Davies, Stephen.
デイヴィス, スティーヴン
Languages
English (184)
French (8)
German (2)
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