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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...

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 ...

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...