BiBLiOGRAPHY

Looking over this list of publications, I am struck by how much of my work has been collaborative. I take credit and responsibility for all of it, but not without thanking my collaborators. Also, not without pondering what it means to have worked with so many people and to have maintained friendships with all of them. For me, from Creem Magazine onward, the people who I have worked with are inseparable from the work itself, and I thank all of them. If it is true that we make the road by walking, I am proud to have made a wide avenue rather than just a narrow path. – DM, January 2010

  • Born to Run: The Bruce Springsteen Story (1979) incorporated in Two Hearts
  • Elvis (1981)
  • The Book of Rock Lists (1982) with Kevin Stein
  • Before I Get Old: The Story of the Who (1983)
  • The New Rolling Stone Record Guide (1983) with John Swenson
  • Rocktopicon: Unlikely Questions and Their Surprising Answers (1984) with Sandra Choron and Debbie Geller
  • Sun City: The Making of the Record (1985)
  • The First Rock & Roll Confidential Report (1985) editor with the editors of Rock & Roll Confidential
  • Fortunate Son: The Best of Dave Marsh (1985)
  • Trapped: Michael Jackson and the Crossover Dream (1985)
  • Glory Days: Bruce Springsteen in the 1980s (1987) incorporated in Two Hearts
  • The Heart of Rock and Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989)
  • 50 Ways to Fight Censorship & Important Fatcts to Know About the Censors (1991)
  • Louie Louie: The History and Mythology of the World’s Most Famous Rock ‘n Roll Song; Including the Full Details of Its Torture & Persecution at the Hands of the Kings-men, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, & a Cast of Millions; & Introducing for the First Time Anywhere, the Actual Dirty Lyrics (1993)
  • Merry Christmas Baby: Holiday Music from Bing to Sting (1993) with Steve Propes
  • The New Book of Rock Lists (1994) with James Bernard
  • The Great Rock’n’Roll Joke Book (1997) with Kathi Goldmark
  • For the Record: Sam and Dave (oral history of Sam Moore) (1998)
  • Bruce Springsteen–Two Hearts: The Definitive Biography (2003)
  • Forever Young: Photographs of Bob Dylan by Douglas Gilbert (2005)
  • Bruce Springsteen on Tour: 1968-2005 (2006)
  • The Beatles Second Album (2007)