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Davis, Stephen 1947-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 485 publications in 9 languages and 15,487 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Reggae music  Rock music  Juvenile works  Children's television programs  Animated television programs  Children's films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Other, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: ML420.N6, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Stephen Davis
 
Most widely held works by Stephen Davis
The first Rasta : Leonard Howell and the rise of Rastafarianism by Hélène Lee( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 2,252 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." --pUBLISHER DESCRIPTION
Gold dust woman : the biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis( Book )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stevie Nicks is a legend of rock, but her energy and magnetism sparked new interest in this icon. At 68, she's one of the most glamorous creatures rock has known, and the rare woman who's a real rock 'n' roller. Gold Dust Woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" (The Boston Globe) his ideal topic: Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, and Davis delves deeply into each, unearthing fresh details from new, intimate interviews and interpreting them to present a rich new portrait of the star. Just as Nicks (and Lindsay Buckingham) gave Fleetwood Mac the "shot of adrenaline" they needed to become real rock stars--according to Christine McVie--Gold Dust Woman is vibrant with stories and with a life lived large and hard. If Fleetwood Mac often sang about longing and heartbreak, Nicks had more than her share: Gold Dust Woman explores the affairs that informed Nicks's greatest songs, and her relationships with the Eagles' Don Henley and Joe Walsh, as well as with Mick Fleetwood himself. Davis explores the modern cult of Nicks--and why singers such as Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks revere her--but writes even more movingly of why it wasn't easy to be Stevie Nicks: She married her best friend's widower, overcame a constant stream of addicting cocaine, alcohol, and pot but almost died from a decade-long Klonopin addiction, and more. Stevie Nicks is a superstar. In Stephen Davis's biography, she's found the biographer of her life."--Jacket
Jim Morrison : life, death, legend by Stephen Davis( Book )

44 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,156 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
This wheel's on fire : Levon Helm and the story of the Band by Levon Helm( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,142 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
Old gods almost dead : the 40-year odyssey of the Rolling Stones by Stephen Davis( Book )

44 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 994 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."--Jacket
More room in a broken heart : the true adventures of Carly Simon by Stephen Davis( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 988 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
Hammer of the gods : the Led Zeppelin saga by Stephen Davis( Book )

36 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The members of Led Zeppelin are major deities in the pantheon of rock gods. The first and heaviest of the heavy metal monsters, they violently shook the foundations of rock music and took no prisoners on the road. Their tours were legendary, their lives were exalted--and in an era well known for sex and drugs, the mighty Zeppelin set an unattainable standard of excess and mythos for any band that tried to follow them. They were power, they were fantasy, they were black magic. No band ever flew as high as Led Zeppelin or suffered so disastrous a fall. And only some of them lived to tell the tale. Hammer of the Gods is the New York Times bestselling epic saga of the hard reign of Page, Plant, Jones, and Bonham--a spellbinding, electrifying, no-holds-barred classic of rock 'n' roll history that has now been updated to include the continuing adventures of the band"--Publisher's description
Fleetwood : my life and adventures in Fleetwood Mac by Mick Fleetwood( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inside account of life in one of the most popular rock bands in history
Reggae bloodlines : in search of the music and culture of Jamaica by Stephen Davis( Book )

35 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watch you bleed : the saga of Guns n' Roses by Stephen Davis( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 696 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
Walk this way : the autobiography of Aerosmith by Aerosmith (Musical group)( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 659 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
Bob Marley by Stephen Davis( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Davis fait mieux que retracer sa vie, des fétides ghettos de Jamaïque au dernier concert à Pittsburg. Il replace Bob Marley dans sa généalogie, dans son cadre de vie : la pulsation rythmique de l'île, son violent climat politique, sa dimension mystique. Il s'attache au moindre détail de l'environnement musical de Marley : le contexte de chaque chanson, l'apparition de chaque musicien, les conditions d'enregistrements, de concerts, de tournées ; les réactions de l'entourage, du public et de la critique. Mieux qu'une biographie anecdotique, c'est l'approche sensible d'un être insaisissable, mais aussi la saga d'une génération, d'un mouvement, l'analyse très fine d'un phénomène de société qui continue de marquer et d'influencer la musique pop.?
Say, kids! What time is it? : notes from the peanut gallery by Stephen Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reggae international by Stephen Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geillustreerd handboek waarin alle aspecten van de reggaemuziek worden behandeld
LZ-'75 : the lost chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American tour by Stephen Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 309 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
Littlest pet shop( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blythe Baxter and her pet friends are trend-setting and fashion-forward in these five fabulous adventures. Join in the fun as Vinnie the Gecko gets on his favorite dance show, Sunil the mongoose becomes an Internet star and Blythe creates spectacular fashion
Gold dust woman : the biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis( Recording )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stevie Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, and Davis delves deeply into each, unearthing fresh details from new, intimate interviews and interpreting them to present a rich new portrait of the star
Roger Steffens and Peter Simon's Reggae scrapbook by Roger Steffens( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guiding us on this colorful book-length journey is one of the men who introduced reggae to America and helped rock the world with its syncopated beat, Roger Steffens. Through lectures, books, magazine articles, radio, and television, Steffens has shared his knowledge of reggae from coast to coast. He is the world's premier archivist and collector of reggae memorabilia, and brings the best of his in-depth interviews with such reggae legends as Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, and Toots Hibbert to this unique scrapbook. Covering topics such as Roots and Ska, Rock Steady, The Golden Age, Rockers, Digital and Dance Hall, and Internationalization, and supplemented with sidebar features on historic figures, styles, and events, The Reggae Scrapbook demonstrates the bold statement made by the rise of this irresistible musical and social force
Jim Morrison : life, death, legend by Stephen Davis( Recording )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
Hammer of the gods by Stephen Davis( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 168 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
 
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Jim Morrison : life, death, legend
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Jim Morrison : life, death, legendThis wheel's on fire : Levon Helm and the story of the BandOld gods almost dead : the 40-year odyssey of the Rolling StonesMore room in a broken heart : the true adventures of Carly SimonHammer of the gods : the Led Zeppelin sagaReggae bloodlines : in search of the music and culture of JamaicaWatch you bleed : the saga of Guns n' RosesWalk this way : the autobiography of Aerosmith
Alternative Names
Davies, Stephen.

Stephen Davis Amerikaans journalist (1947-)

Stephen Davis amerykański dziennikarz muzyczny

Стивен Дэвис

ستيفن ديفيس صحافي ومؤرخ شؤون الموسيقى - أمريكي

ستيفن ديفيس (صحفي)

데이비스, 스티븐 1947-

데이비스, 스티픈 1947-

デイヴィス, スティーヴン

斯蒂芬·戴維斯

Languages
English (333)

Spanish (18)

French (14)

German (3)

Japanese (3)

Italian (3)

Russian (2)

Czech (2)

Dutch (1)