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              Books by Ben Fong-Torres

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              The Rice Room: Growing Up Chinese-American from Number Two Son to Rock 'n' Roll

              The Rice Room: Growing Up Chinese-American from Number Two Son to Rock 'n' Roll (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

              By Fong-Torres, Ben

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              Ben Fong-Torres was torn between an alluring American lifestyle - including Elvis and rock 'n' roll - and the traditional cultural heritage his proud immigrant parents struggled to instill in their five children. This book traces his journey into adulthood, becoming a founding ed...itor of Rolling Stone , a DJ, and the author of six books.
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              ISBN 9780520269682
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2011
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Willin': The Story of Little Feat

              Willin': The Story of Little Feat (Hardback)

              By Fong-Torres, Ben

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              The first biography of the legendary, beloved, long-running band Little Feat, by veteran music journalist Ben Fong-Torres

              ISBN 9780306821318
              Released NZ 30 May 2013
              Publisher Hachette
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              Eagles: Take It To The Limit

              Eagles: Take It To The Limit (Hardback, Updated)

              By Fong-Torres, Ben

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              The inside story of one of the greatest rock bands of all time, updated.

              ISBN 9781787394377
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
              Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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              Not Fade Away
               

              Not Fade Away (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Fong-Torres, Ben

              • RRP: $40.50
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              From 1969-1981, Ben Fong-Torres wrote for Rolling Stone magazine and this book collects together some of his celebrity interviews and profiles, the stories behind them and the reactions to them. The artists featured include Jim Morrison, Ike and Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye and the R...olling Stones.
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              ISBN 9780879305901
              Released NZ 1 Nov 1999
              Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishin
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              Becoming Almost Famous: My Back Pages in Music Writing and Life
                

              Becoming Almost Famous: My Back Pages in Music Writing and Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Fong-Torres, Ben

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              BECOMING ALMOST FAMOUS

              ISBN 9780879308803
              Released NZ 1 May 2006
              Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
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              Rice Room: Growing Up Chinese-American from Number Two Son to Rock 'n' Roll
                

              Rice Room: Growing Up Chinese-American from Number Two Son to Rock 'n' Roll (Audio CD / Audio)

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              One of America's best-known rock and entertainment journalists describes his journey from his childhood, cooped up in the rice room of his family's restaurant in Oakland's Chinatown, where he did chores, to the major role he played as a writer and editor at Rolling Stone. It is a... story of teen worship of Elvis, but also of Chinese customs and the tragic murder of his brother, and of the '60s scene in San Francisco, where he found freedom - and his career.
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              ISBN 9781713614678
              Released NZ 27 Apr 2021
              Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance
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              Jazz Club Piano Solos 1
               

              Jazz Club Piano Solos 1 (Paperback)

              By Fong-Torres, Ben

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              ISBN 9780711937666
              Released NZ 26 Aug 1993
              Publisher Music Sales
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              Hickory Wind - The Biography of Gram Parsons
                

              Hickory Wind - The Biography of Gram Parsons (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fong-Torres, Ben

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              This compelling portrait of Gram Parsons superbly evokes the tumultuous musical era that he worked in, his personal mystique and, above all, the magic of his music - and is the only Gram biography to adequately explain why the legend lives on. This is a new edition - including a ...new epilogue from the author - of a work that is rightly regarded as a classic of its kind. Blessed with fabulous riches, charisma, good looks, a wealth of music business contacts and a unique songwriting gift, Gram Parsons still somehow ended his life overdosing in a motel, his charred remains scattered in the desert and his music virtually unknown. However, nearly 50 years on from his untimely demise, the man, the myth and the music endure. Ben Fong-Torres's Hickory Wind is the landmark biography of perhaps the greatest enigma in American music, combining meticulous research, perceptive criticism and key testimony from Gram's contemporaries - including Chris Hillman, Emmylou Harris and Keith Richards.
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              ISBN 9781999862749
              Released NZ 3 Dec 2020
              Publisher This Day in Music Books
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              The Hits Just Keep on Coming: The History of Top 40 Radio
               

              The Hits Just Keep on Coming: The History of Top 40 Radio (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Fong-Torres, Ben

              Celebrating the 40th birthday of Top 40, this is the story behind the station. It contains interviews with the DJs and talks about rock, R&B, country and pop music. There is a chapter on British pirate radio and an exploration of the growth of Top 40.

              ISBN 9780879305475
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1998
              Publisher Backbeat UK
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              Willin': The Story of Little Feat
                

              Willin': The Story of Little Feat (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Fong-Torres, Ben

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              The saga of the legendary Los Angeles band Little Feat is one of rock 'n' roll's great stories. Formed in 1969 by ex-members of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, Little Feat created groove-heavy music that was an irresistible mix of rock, blues, R&B, country, jazz, soul, and fu...nk. Fronted by the charismatic but doomed vocalist and brilliant slide guitarist Lowell George, the band recorded such classic studio albums as Sailin' Shoes and Dixie Chicken, as well as Waiting for Columbus, which many consider to be one of the best live albums of all time. Acclaimed journalist Ben Fong-Torres - working with Little Feat's surviving members, their friends, and associates - wrote Willin' based on hours of brand-new interviews with the key players. The result? The first definitive biography of this beloved rock 'n' roll institution.
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              ISBN 9781713612490
              Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
              Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance
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