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‘Blazing, incandescent’: Bob Dylan biographer Clinton Heylin on 1961-66

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For three decades, Clinton Heylin has turned out an average of a book a year, about everyone from the Sex Pistols to Orson Welles. But his first love has been his longest. The 61-year-old fell for Bob Dylan when he wa...

Bad genes, not rock’n’roll excess, killed Elvis Presley, claims biographer

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Elvis Presley, who died 44 years ago this month, was not a drug abuser in the typical rock’n’roll lifestyle sense, a new book claims, but he was medicating to address a series of congenital illnesses. According to Elv...

Publisher halts Philip Roth book amid sexual abuse claims against biographer

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The publisher of a new, bestselling Philip Roth biography has temporarily halted the book’s shipping and promotion as its author, Blake Bailey, faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and abuse from women who ...