Ten books have been nominated for the fourth annual Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Awards, announced yesterday by sponsors Broadcast Music Inc., New York U. and Rolling Stone magazine.
Three award winners will share $ 5,000 in cash prizes.
The winners will be announced at a March ceremony in New York.
Nominated are “A Satisfied Mind: The Country Music Life of Porter Wagoner,” by Steve Eng (Rutledge Hill Press); “The Big Wheel: Rock & Roll and Roadside Attractions” by Bruce Thomas (Faber & Faber); “Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock And Out” by Bill Graham and Robert Greenfield (Doubleday); and “Bluesland: Portraits of 12 Major American Blues Masters,” edited by Pete Welding and Toby Byron (Dutton).
Also, “Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams” by Nick Tosches (Doubleday); “England’s Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock and Beyond” by Jon Savage (St. Martin’s); “From Cakewalks to Concert Halls: An Illustrated History of African American Popular Music from 1895 to 1930” by Thomas L. Morgan and William Barlow (Elliot & Clark); “I Was a Teenage Sex Pistol” by Glen Matlock and Pete Silverton (Faber & Faber); “Keith Richards: The Biography” by Victor Bockris (no publisher listed); and “Woman With Guitar: Memphis Minnie’s Blues,” by Paul and Beth Garon (Da Capo).