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Cross, Charles R.

Overview
Works: 54 works in 229 publications in 8 languages and 7,838 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Autobiographies  Interviews  Archives  Interviews (Sound recordings)  Portraits  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Composer
Classifications: ML420.C59, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Charles R Cross
 
Most widely held works by Charles R Cross
Room full of mirrors : a biography of Jimi Hendrix by Charles R Cross( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of rock legend Jimi Hendrix captures the full span of his life, from his troubled childhood and battles against racial prejudice to his rapid rise to the height of the music world and tragic death
Heavier than heaven : a biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles R Cross( Book )

61 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on extensive research, more than four hundred interviews, and Kurt Cobain's unpublished diaries, a portrait of the late rock star traces his rise to fame, his relationship with wife Courtney Love, and his tragic suicide
Kicking & dreaming : a story of heart, soul, and rock and roll by Ann Wilson( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heart, fronted by Ann and Nancy Wilson, has given fans classic, raw, and pure badass rock and roll for more than three decades. As the only sisters in rock who write their own music and play their own instruments, Ann and Nancy have always stood apart. By refusing to let themselves and their music be defined by their gender, and by never allowing their sexuality to overshadow their talent, the Wilson sisters have made their mark, and in the process paved the way for many of today's female artists. Here, they recount a journey that has taken them from a gypsy-like life as the children of a globe-trotting Marine to the frozen back roads of Vancouver, where they got their start as a band, to the pinnacle of success--and sometimes excess. Through it all, the sisters drew from the strength of a family bond that trumps everything else--From publisher description
Backstreets : Springsteen, the man and his music by Charles R Cross( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At head of title: Backstreets. Photographs and rare interviews reveal information about Springsteen's performances, sessions, and records
Here we are now : the lasting impact of Kurt Cobain by Charles R Cross( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 5, 1994, 27-year-old Kurt Cobain took his own life. His desperation to kick drugs, his complicated relationship with fame, his tortured soul--all these elements came together in one terrible moment, and the landscapes of music and pop culture were forever changed. Two decades have passed since Cross, a Seattle-based writer and early supporter of Nirvana, lived the horror of that day on the front lines, fielding the phone calls as the media descended. While the impact of a life is difficult to see on the day he dies, the long view provides a wider vista. Here, for the first time, Cross, author of the definitive Cobain biography, explores how the haunting memory of Cobain lives on in innumerable, and sometimes surprising, ways. Here We Are Now attempts to answer where we--the fans, the music business and fashion industry, the addiction and recovery communities, Kurt's family are, two decades later. Cobain's life and work can be seen everywhere, from his indelible marks on music to his more subtle influence on gender and gay rights, the way we view suicide and drug addiction, and the idea of Seattle as a cultural hub. Cobain and Nirvana are now part of a rite of passage through adolescence, and while "teen spirit" may have changed and evolved since the early nineties, the music remains authentic. Kurt Cobain changed the cultural conversation, in his all too brief life, and even after his shattering death. With interviews and commentary from all corners of the pop culture universe, this book explores what a singular life meant, and how that meaning can be measured, when and if it can be.--From publisher description
Cobain unseen by Charles R Cross( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unparalleled look inside the brilliant mind of one of America's most revered rock legends, "Cobain Unseen" collects previously unseen artifacts and photographs from the estate's archives to form a fascinating portrait of the creativity, madness, and genius of Kurt Cobain
Heavier than heaven : a biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles R Cross( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kurt Cobain died by his own hand in April 1994, it was an act of will that typified his short, angry, inspired life. Veteran music journalist Charles R. Cross fuses his intimate knowledge of the Seattle music scene with his deep compassion for his subject in this extraordinary story of artistic brilliance and the pain that extinguished it. Based on more than four hundred interviews; four years of research; exclusive access to Cobain's unpublished diaries, lyrics, and family photos; and a wealth of documentation, "Heavier than Heaven" traces Cobain's life from his early days in a double-wide trailer outside of Aberdeen, Washington, to his rise to fame, success, and the adulation of a generation
Room full of mirrors : a biography of Jimi Hendrix by Charles R Cross( Recording )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many, the name Jimi Hendrix conjures up a larger-than-life image of the man who set fire to guitars, women's hearts, and the status quo. Beyond Hendrix's legendary onstage and offstage magnetism and his excessive lifestyle was a man who struggled to accept his role as an idol and privately craved the kind of normal family life he never had. Based on more than three hundred interviews and never-before-seen private documents, this book recounts the entire arc of Hendrix's life, from his troubled childhood and struggle with racial prejudice to his rapid ascent in swinging London to headlining Woodstock in 1969, with his death a year later
Nevermind : Nirvana by Jim Berkenstadt( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring interviews with the band's members and producers, as well as with many other people on the scence, this book reconstructs how the album was made and registers its impact on its audience."--Cover
Led Zeppelin : heaven and hell : an illustrated history by Charles R Cross( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first significant fresh reporting on the legendary band in twenty years, built on interviews with all surviving band members and revealing a never-before-seen side of the genius and debauchery that defined their heyday."--Inside jacket
Led Zeppelin : shadows taller than our souls ; the albums, concerts, memorabilia, and biography of the gods of rock by Charles R Cross( Recording )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This commemorative edition includes: 90 full-color and black-and-white images, including some never-before-published and rare photos; 20 interactive and rare memorabilia, including tickets, posters, stickers, and more!; an audio CD containing a historically significant interview with Jimmy Page; a keepsake slipcase, making Led Zeppelin a fitting tribute to the legendary sound of the band. In 1968, the electrifying potion of musical greats Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham exploded onto the rock scene as Led Zeppelin. Their palpable, walloping beats in combination with their extraordinarily lyrical atmospherics quickly transcended the boundaries of traditional music to earn them the moniker "Gods of Rock." In Led Zeppelin: Shadow Taller Than Our Souls, Charles R. Cross looks past the over-told saga of Zeppelin's offstage antics to reexamine the reasons why the band garnered millions of screaming fans in the first place—the exquisite depth of their music. In an unprecedented format filled with interactive, historic memorabilia, this charged piece of rock criticism surveys Zeppelin's entire career, explores their landmark contributions, album by album, and displays stunning photographs and significant ephemera."--Publisher's description
Kicking & dreaming : a story of Heart, soul, and rock & roll by Ann Wilson( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters. Two voices. One Heart. The mystery of "Magic Man." The wicked riff of "Barracuda." The sadness and beauty of "Alone." The raw energy of "Crazy On You." These songs, and so many more, are part of the fabric of American music. Heart, fronted by Ann and Nancy Wilson, has given fans everywhere classic, raw, and pure badass rock and roll for more than three decades. As the only sisters in rock who write their own music and play their own instruments, Ann and Nancy have always stood apart--certainly from their male counterparts but also from their female peers. By refusing to let themselves and their music be defined by their gender, and by never allowing their sexuality to overshadow their talent, the Wilson sisters have made their mark, and in the process paved the way for many of today's female artists
Here we are now : the lasting impact of Kurt Cobain by Charles R Cross( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Cobain was the voice of a generation. Twenty years after his death, why does he still matter? On April 5, 1994, twenty-seven-year-old Kurt Cobain took his own life. His desperation to kick drugs, his complicated relationship with fame, his tortured soul all these elements came together in one terrible moment in Seattle, and the landscapes of music and pop culture were forever changed
Kurt Cobain and Nirvana : the complete illustrated history( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana unintentionally tore the music world asunder with their blockbuster second album Nevermind in 1991, seemingly coming out of nowhere with huge hits like Smells Like Teen Spirit. A quarter century later, a documentary about the band and Kurt Cobain's solo album demand another look at this band that emphatically rejected mainstream popular music and created Grunge. The band represented a much-needed return to punk-inspired rock. Two and a half years after the release of Nevermind, lead singer Kurt Cobain, age 27, killed himself and the brief, stratospheric ride was over. But for fans, the music and the spirit live on
Nirvana : de complete geïllustreerde geschiedenis( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Jimi Hendrix by Charles R Cross( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to coincide with the 35th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's death, 'Room Full of Mirrors' is the definitive biography of a rock and roll legend, impeccably researched and written by the biographer of 'Heavier Than Heaven'. Cross draws on interviews, unreleased songs, diaries and artwork
The biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles R Cross( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alongside the death of Elvis Presley and the assassination of John Lennon, Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994 ranks as one of the generational milestones of American life - an epochal event in both rock 'n' roll and youth culture. This book is the story of Kurt Cobain's life, from abject poverty to unbelievable wealth, power and fame
Jimi Hendrix : l'expérience des limites by Charles R Cross( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographie de J. Hendrix, composée de témoignages inédits de membres de la communauté noire de Jackson Street à Seatle ou encore des habitués des clubs de blues du sud des Etats-Unis. L'auteur recompose ainsi le panorama culturel des années 1960, dessinant en creux la réalité de l'artiste
La stanza degli specchi : Jimi Hendrix : la vita, i sogni, gli incubi by Charles R Cross( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimi Hendrix : la biografía by Charles R Cross( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Room full of mirrors : a biography of Jimi Hendrix
Alternative Names
Charles R. Cross Amerikaans journalist

Charles R. Cross journaliste américain

Charles R. Cross periodista estadounidense

Kross, Čārlzs R.

크로스, 찰스 R

クロス, チャールズ・R

チャールズ・R・クロス

Languages
English (152)

Spanish (13)

Italian (7)

German (5)

French (4)

Dutch (3)

Japanese (2)

Danish (2)

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Heavier than heaven : a biography of Kurt CobainCobain unseenHeavier than heaven : a biography of Kurt CobainRoom full of mirrors : a biography of Jimi HendrixNevermind : NirvanaLed Zeppelin : shadows taller than our souls ; the albums, concerts, memorabilia, and biography of the gods of rockA biography of Jimi HendrixThe biography of Kurt CobainJimi Hendrix : la biografía