Howard Sounes
  • Heist
  • Fred & Rose
  • Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan
  • Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan
  • Seventies
  • Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life
  • Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life
  • Bukowski in Pictures
  • The Wicked Game
  • Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney
  • Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney
        Howard Sounes
Welcome to the website of the author Howard Sounes, whose bestselling books  include acclaimed biographies – of Bob Dylan, Charles Bukowski and Paul McCartney – as well as works of history and true crime.     
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Howard Sounes is to write a major new biography of Lou Reed, it has been announced.

World rights (excluding Canada) to Lou Reed: Notes from the Velvet Underground have been acquired by the Transworld group for publication by Doubleday. 

'Lou Reed shattered the conventions of popular music in the 1960s, as a member of the Velvet Underground, and he remained a powerful and literate voice in song for six decades,' Sounes commented.

'Despite his importance, there has not been a first class book about his life and work. I hope to give people who have followed Lou Reed's career, and know him to be much more than the man who recorded "Walk on the Wild Side", the book they have long wanted.

'It is a pleasure to be working with Transworld again, who published my Bob Dylan biography, Down the Highway: the Life of Bob Dylan, so successfully.'

The Bookseller, 24 January, 2014





A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse


 click to buy in the USA

27 is published in the UK, Canada and Australia as:

Amy, 27

 Amy Winehouse and the 27 Club

 Click to buy in the UK  Click to buy in Canada

'This fine study looks at the tragic history of the 27 Club ... Much of the book's power lies in its refusal to pander to the romantic-melancholy notion of the tortured young artist who lives fast and dies young.' - Sunday Times



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