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First published in 1988, this is the definitive study of the extravagant, if sombre, association between drugs and popular music. Each development in music has brought with it a new fashion in drugs, though tragically, the heroes of one are so frequently the victims of the other. Shapiro tells in detail the stories of the most famous - Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Keith Moon, Sid Vicious - and examines the disturbingly collusive relationship between two billion-dollar industries.This edition is fully revised and includes over 100 pages of new material that covers the rise of Ecstasy and dance music; the links between rap music and "crack" cocaine, and the return of the wasted junky rock star that came with the Seattle grunge scene. Featured artists in these new sections include Shaun Ryder, Tupac Shakur and Kurt Cobain.Harry Shapiro has worked in the drugs field since 1979. He is also the author of highly acclaimed biographies of Alexis Korner, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix.
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"One of the twenty greatest music books of all time." -- BBC's Music for the Millennium, December 1999
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