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Published: 2013/08/09

Robbie Robertson Co-Authors Book on Rock Legends

Former The Band songwriter and guitarist Robbie Robertson has co-written a book called Legends, Icons & Rebels. The book is a compilation of profiles of some of the greatest musicians in rock history, with twenty-seven profile on artists like Ray Charles, The Beatles, Johnny Cash and Joni Mitchell.

Accompanied by stunning portraits from a number of internationally renowned illustrators, each profile explores the achievements and struggles of extraordinarily talented artists whose innovations changed the landscape of music. The book will also include some of Robertson’s own anecdotes about the influence these artists had on his own musical journey, as well as two CDs of songs by the featured artists.

Robertson wrote the book along with Jim Guerinot, Jared Levine and his son Sebastian Robertson. Legends, Icons & Rebels will be released in the US and Canada as a hardcover and e-book on October 8.

The line-up of musicians and songs included in the CD are as follows:

“Johnny B. Goode” – Chuck Berry, illustrated by Dale Stephanos
“Get Rhythm” – Johnny Cash, illustrated by Roberto Parada
“I Say A Little Prayer”- Aretha Franklin, illustrated by Kevin Newton
“Here Comes the Sun” – The Beatles, illustrated by Denise Esposito
“What a Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong, illustrated by John Mattos
“Three Little Birds” – Bob Marley, illustrated by Yuriy Shevchuk
“Peggy Sue” – Buddy Holly, illustrated by Roberto Parada
“The Circle Game” – Joni Mitchell, illustrated by Olaf Hajek
“Hit the Road Jack” – Ray Charles & The Raeletts, illustrated by Yuriy Shevchuk
“Hound Dog” – Elvis Presley, illustrated by Dan Brown
“People Get Ready” – Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, illustrated by Andrea Ventura
“Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” – Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra, illustrated by Roberto Parada
“Lucille” – Little Richard, illustrated by Luis Alves
“Jambalaya (On the Bayou)” – Hank Williams, illustrated by Marc Burckhardt
“I Heard it Through the Grapevine” – Marvin Gaye, illustrated by Dale Stephanos
“Fly Me to the Moon”- Frank Sinatra, illustrated by C.F. Payne
“So Far Away” – Carole King, illustrated by Denise Esposito
“Wonderful World” – Sam Cooke, illustrated by Roberto Parada
“In My Room”- The Beach Boys, illustrated by Chris Kasch
“Caldonia” – Louis Jordan, illustrated by Brian Hoang
“A-Tisket, A-Tasket” – Ella Fitzgerald, illustrated by Gary Kelley
“I Got You (I Feel Good)” – James Brown, illustrated by Luis Alves
“Crazy” – Patsy Cline, illustrated by Roberto Parada
“That’s How Strong My Love Is” – Otis Redding, illustrated by Dale Stephanos
“It’s Only a Paper Moon” – Nat King Cole, illustrated by Merryl Jaye
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” – Stevie Wonder, illustrated by Brian Hoang
“Forever Young” – Bob Dylan, illustrated by Dan Brown

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