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An Insider's Guide to Seattle's Music History

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Music Map Bibliography


Blecha, Peter. Various historical essays. and The Rocket magazine, 1984–2004.

Bush, James. Encyclopedia of Northwest Music. Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 1999.

Cross, Charles R. Heavier Than Heaven – A Biography of Kurt Cobain. New York: Hyperion, 2001.

de Barros, Paul. Jackson Street After Hours: The Roots of Jazz in Seattle, Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 1993.

Hendrix, James A. My Son Jimi. Seattle: AlJas Enterprises, 1999.

Hodgins, Randy and McLellan, Steve. Seattle on Film. Seattle: True Northwest Publishing, 1995.

Humphrey, Clark. Loser — The Real Seattle Music Story. Portland: Feral House, 1995.

Jones, Quincy. Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones. New York: Doubleday, 2001.

O’Day, Pat with Ojala, Jim. It Was All Just Rock-‘n’-Roll II. Seattle: Ballard Publishing, Inc., 2002.

Peterson, Charles, Azerrad, Michael, Pavitt, Bruce. Screaming Life: A Chronicle of the Seattle Music Scene. New York: Harpercollins, 1995.


The Rocket (Seattle). April 1988 – February 14–28, 1996.

Spin. January and September 1992.


Ed Beeson • Norm Bobrow • William Bolcom • Frank Cox • Charles R. Cross • Paul de Barros • Dave Dederer • Paul Dorpat • Jack Endino • Steph Fairweather • Ricardo Frazier • Jeff Gilbert • John Gilbreath • Dee Goe • Janie Hendrix • Donna James • Eric Jaeger • Glenn Lorbiecki • Sir Mix-A-Lot • Jane Peck • Louie Raffloere • Larry Reid • Susan Silver • Ben Smith • Gene Stout • Kim Thayil • Jay Thomas • Jim Wilke


Project managed by James Keblas and Donna James

Researched by Deborah Semer and Peter Blecha

Written and edited by Ann Powers and Eric Weisbard

Layout and design by Marie McCaffrey, Crowley and Associates

Special thank you to: Nancy Knox, Jeff Beckstrom, Mayor’s Music Advisory Committee Members

Published and produced by the Mayor’s Office of Film and Music

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