Have you ever wondered how some of your favorite musical artists got their start? Reading their memoirs or biographies gives me the chance to escape my own life for a little while and imagine myself in their shoes.
Another great way to immerse yourself in an artist’s world is to listen to their musical creations. Reading “The Beautiful Ones” by Prince while listening to his psychedelic music can be an enchanting experience.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has a wonderful selection of biographies about musical artists both online and in our buildings. We also have a terrific collection of music CDs, both in the Library and on Hoopla.
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Janis Joplin’s Greatest Hits represents a cross section of Janis Joplin’s musical greatness.
The sixth studio album by Alicia Keys, this is a socially conscious record with pleas for tolerance and equality in the world.