Here's an interesting book about rock and roll, from the very beginning to the Last Waltz concert. It's an autobiography of a guy who was there. It's not just about himself; it's about all the people he met and knew who made rock and roll, and if it wasn't everyone, it was pretty close -- it's a big book! And he is a great storyteller. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. His description doesn't make me want to be a rock star; reading about it is safer. It might make a good Christmas present for someone who knows the old music.
https://www.amazon.com/Testimony-Mem.../dp/0307401391