Rebel Heart: An American Rock 'n' Roll Journey

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Macmillan, Jul 19, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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Rebel Heart is Bebe Buell's no-holds-barred account of her life at the center of the rock scene in the '70s and '80s, when rock stars were royalty. A wild child model who took New York by storm, Buell captivated a generation of rock's greatest talents. Her relationships with musicians like wunderkind Todd Rundgren, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler--father of her daughter Liv-Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page and Elvis Costello played out against a backdrop of some of the most legendary locales of the era: Max's Kansas City and CBGBs in New York, the "Riot House" in Los Angeles and Tramps in London.

Bebe's spirit informed some of the greatest songs of her time, and her book is bursting with the stories she was a part of, the fun she had, and the music she helped make.
 

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Review: Rebel Heart: An American Rock 'n' Roll Journey

User Review  - Tabbee - Goodreads

Wow this woman sure is narcissistic! If you want to read about some serious name dropping, this may be the book for you ! However, I found it kinda hard to read as it shifted from story to story. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Janine - Goodreads

Very interesting read. What a life! Read full review

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Contents

A Mothers Nightmare 1 The Wild Child 19721973
i
The Groundbreakers 1973
39
Riffs of Innocence 19731974
61
In the Court of the Rolling Stones 1974
97
Bebe Takes Off 19751976
121
S Todd to the Rescue 19761977
153
A Real Double Duchess 19771979
172
S Almost Buell 19791983
204
Holding the Maine Line 19851990
265
Takes Center Stage 19911996
281
Stolen Beauty 1996
312
H Breaking the Silence 19961998
322
Normal Girl 19982000
335
How I Became Bebe Buell
349
Acknowledgments
364
Discography
377

The Return of Elvis Costello 19821983
231
Across America with Elvis Costello 19831985
244

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About the author (2002)

Buell is a former model who performs with her band across the country and in New York, where she lives.

John Cale has led an extraordinary, often hilarious life at the cutting edge. A volatile personality, an innovative thinker and an expressive storyteller, he has wrestled with drugs, alcohol, and fame, yet is now at the peak of health and artistic achievement. He lives in New York City.
Victor Bockris, a veteran chronicler of the Beats and the Factory, has worked closely with Cale to produce what will undoubtedly become one of the most vivid and revealing insights into the heart of the rock world.

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