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Access All Areas: A Backstage Pass Through 50 Years of Music And Culture

First as a journalist and then a publicist at Warner Brothers Records for nearly twenty years, Barbara Charone has experienced, first-hand, the changes in the cultural landscape. Access All Areas is a..

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Aerosmith, 50th Anniversary Updated Edition: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Bad Boys from Boston

Updated and revised for Aerosmith's 50th anniversary as a band in 2020, this first complete illustrated history of one of the worlds most successful and popular bands includes hundreds of stunning per..

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All We Are Saying: The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono

The last major interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, conducted by New York Times bestselling author David Sheff, featuring a new introduction that reflects on the fortieth anniversary of Lennon's d..

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Ashes to Ashes: The Songs of David Bowie, 1976-2016

Ashes to Ashes covers every single Bowie song, whether it was sung, written, or produced by him, from 1976, when he first recorded with Iggy Pop on "The Idiot," to his last masterpiece "Blackstar," re..

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Baby Girl: Better Known as Aaliyah

The definitive biography of Aaliyah-the talented R&B singer and artist whose tragic death at only twenty-two years old shocked the entertainment world and solidified her as an unforgettable music lege..

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Bad Boy Boogie:  true story of AC/DC legend Bon Scott

Bon Scott was once asked if he was AC or DC. 'Neither,' he grinned, 'I'm the lightning flash in the middle.' And that's how he lived his life. No one had the same skill with lyrics as Bon, who ca..

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Beast: John Bonham and the Rise of Led Zeppelin

Beast: John Bonham and the Rise of Led Zeppelin is the first-ever biography of the iconic John Bonham, considered by many to be one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) rock drummer of all time. Bonh..

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Beastie Boys

When they met for the first time in Los Angeles in 1993, the Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze were rising stars of their respective fields - the golden ages of both east coast hip-hop and MTV. Immediately..

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Beastie Boys Book

A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself - by band members AD-ROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonz..

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Beatles: Get Back

The book opens in January 1969, the beginning of The Beatles' last year as a band. The Beatles (The White Album) is at number one in the charts and the foursome gather in London for a new project. Ove..

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Beeswing: Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice, 1967-75

'Thompson could be said to be an English Dylan - only in some ways he's even better than that.' - GUARDIAN 'I've been in love with the ballads of Richard's since I first heard him.' - BONNIE RAIT..

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Beethoven:  Life in Nine Pieces

An authoritative and refreshing account of Beethoven's life and music Ludwig van Beethoven- to some, simply the greatest ever composer of Western classical music. Yet his life remains shrouded in..

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Beethoven: The Man Revealed

You know the music... but do you know the man? Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the world's best loved and most influential composers. His life - its dramas, conflicts, loves and losses - is played o..

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Berkmann's Pop Miscellany: Sex, Drugs and Cars in Swimming Pools

Marcus Berkmann was for many years the pop critic of the Spectator, waiting like most freelances to get fired. He's also the author of the bestselling Berkmann's Cricket Miscellany, concentrating on t..

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Bessie Smith

'The most vivid evocation of Bessie Smith I have ever read' - Ian Carr, BBC Music '[Bessie Smith] showed me the air and taught me how to fill it ... she's the reason I started singing, really' - ..

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Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music

FEATURING EXCLUSIVE LISTENING SESSIONS WITH: Paul Simon; Justin Vernon of Bon Iver; Gus Van Sant; Rhiannon Giddens; The Bad Plus; Gavin Bryars; Van Dyke Parks; Sam Amidon; Hal Willner; Jim Woodring; M..

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Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish is a phenomenon. With distinctive visual flare and darkly poignant lyrics that are unparalleled among music icons of the 21st century, Billie is a musician who stands out from the crowd...

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Biographic: Beethoven: Great Lives in Graphic Form

The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of e..

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Bob Marley: Look Within

In honour of the 75th birthday of Bob Marley, this glorious oversized book collects more than 150 photographs that celebrate the life and influence of the godfather of reggae and one of the greatest s..

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Book of Sea Shanties, The

An epic journey through sea shanties, high tides and seven seas From the international bestselling singer comes The Book of Sea Shanties. The world sang in harmony with Nathan Evans, the Gla..

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Born to Run

The international Number One bestseller. Over a million copies sold in the English language. Published in 23 foreign languages. `A heartfelt memoir . . . there is a fearlessness to his pro..

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Bowie at 75

A unique and beautifully produced celebration of the iconic and beloved rock star, Bowie at 75 examines David Bowie's extraordinary life through the lens of 75 significant career achievements and life..

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Bowie Quizpedia

These 450+ questions will test even the biggest Bowie fanatics' knowledge of Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke. In what film did he play Andy Warhol? How did he meet Iman? Whi..

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Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life

A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Brilliant. The unwritten Bowie book that needed writing' CAITLIN MORAN 'Splendid. Provides plenty of evidence of Bowie's restless, rummaging intelligence, and his p..

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Bruce Springsteen: The Stories Behind the Songs

Important insight into the work of a truly great songwriter. Updated to include the albums Western Stars and Letter To You and packed full of insightful stories from Springsteen's long career, Br..

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Bunnyman: A Memoir

Growing up in Liverpool in the 1960s and '70s, when skinheads, football violence and fear of just about everything was the natural order of things, a young Will Sergeant found the emerging punk scene..

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Canons: Complete Lyrics 2015-2020

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Cellarful of Noise: With a new introduction by Craig Brown

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CRAIG BROWN, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE TWO THREE FOUR Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison may have fronted the Beatles, but behind the stage stood..

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Changes: An Oral History of Tupac Shakur

A New Yorker writer's intimate, revealing account of Tupac Shakur's life and legacy, timed to the fiftieth anniversary of his birth and twenty-fifth anniversary of his death. In the summer of 202..

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Codex Metallum:  secret art of metal decoded

*** Decode the secret language of metal. Metal music has a rich and powerful visual language like no other genre. From death and the devil to mythology and the occult, the artwor..

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Dead People I Have Known

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Death Of Music Journalism

Simon Sweetman – blogger, reviewer, podcaster, and author of On Song: Stories Behind New Zealand’s Pop Classics – releases his first poetry collection, The Death of Music Journalism. Simon’s been writ..

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Denim and Leather:  Rise and Fall of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal

In the late 1970s, aggressive, young bands are forming across Britain. Independent labels are springing up to release their music. But this isn't the story of punk. Forget punk. Punk was a flash in th..

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Didn't We Almost Have It All: In Defense of Whitney Houston

On February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston was found submerged in the bathtub of her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. In the decade since, the world has mourned her death amid new revelations about her r..

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Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir

Do You Feel Like I Do? is the incredible story of Peter Frampton's positively resilient life and career told in his own words for the first time. His monu-mental album Frampton Comes Alive! spawned th..

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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend. As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimita..

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Don't Look Back In Anger

The nineties was the decade when British culture reclaimed its position at the artistic centre of the world. Not since the 'Swinging Sixties' had art, comedy, fashion, film, football, literature and m..

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Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan

For Bob Dylan's 80th birthday, a revised and updated edition of Howard Sounes' classic biography of the rock legend. 'Engagingly written and scrupulously researched' Observer An UPDATED EDIT..

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Dreamer: An Autobiography

In celebration of his 80th birthday and 60 years in music, Cliff Richard tells the story of his incredible life in this definitive autobiography, published alongside a new music project. 'Before ..

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Electronic: From Kraftwerk to the Chemical Brothers

At more than 120 bpm, electronic music sets the tempo on dancefloors around the globe. Accompanying the exhibition Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers, this book offers an insight into..

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England's Hidden Reverse: A Secret History of The Esoteric Underground: Revised and Expanded Edition

An expanded edition of the classic exploration of the English esoteric musical underground-with the first biography of Coil, Current 93, and Nurse With Wound. This newly expanded edition of Engla..

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Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen

When rock legend Eddie Van Halen died of cancer on October 6, 2020, the entire world seemed to stop and grieve. Since his band Van Halen burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut album in 1978..

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Eruption: The Eddie Van Halen Story

Arriving in California as a young boy in the early 1960s, Edward Van Halen and his brother Alex were ripe for the coming musical revolution. The sons of a Dutch, saxophone-playing father, the brothers..

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Exit Stage Left: The curious afterlife of pop stars

For fans of music books from David Hepworth, Pete Paphides, Bob Stanley and Craig Brown, as well as thought-provoking human interest stories like Moondust by Andrew Smith, and books by Jon Ronson, Lou..

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Field Guide to Britpop

What makes Britpop... Britpop? A reaction to a chart that was dominated by American bands, the genre was deeply entrenched in what it meant to be British. But how would you describe Britpop's context..

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Field Guide to Grunge

What makes Grunge... Grunge? We've all watched Kurt Cobain in a hazy, high school gym. But how did this self-effacing and dirty new genre fit into the zeitgeist of the time? How did it capture the di..

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Finding the Raga: An Improvisation on Indian Music

'Supple, intricate and uncompromising, full of delicate observation and insight, Amit Chaudhuri's Finding the Raga immerses us in the rigorous beauty and cosmology of Indian classical music. It is als..

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Five Straight Lines:  History of Music

Whether you prefer Baroque or pop, Theremins or violins, the music you love and listen to shapes your world. But what shaped the music? Ranging across time and space, this book takes us on a gran..

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Fleetwood Mac: The Complete Illustrated History - What Dreams Are Made Of

This is the ultimate history of world-renowned Fleetwood Mac. From its blues origins in the 1960s to its pop superstardom in the 1970s and 1980s to its 2015 reunion, Fleetwood Mac has endeared itself ..

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Foghorn's Lament: The Disappearing Music of the Coast, The

'A truly unusual and strangely revealing lens through which to view music and history and the dark life of the sea' Brian Eno 'As memorable, pleasurable and irrational as all the highest qu..

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For the Love of Music: A Conductor's Guide to the Art of Listening

Why do so many of us listen to classical music, and how can you get the most from listening to it? In this unpretentious and instructive book, internationally celebrated conductor and teach..

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