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1971 - Never a Dull Moment: Rock's Golden Year

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER. The Sixties ended a year late - on New Year's Eve 1970, when Paul McCartney initiated proceedings to wind up The Beatles. Music would never be the same again. The ..

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666 Songs to Make You Bang Your Head Until You Die:  Guide to the Monsters of Rock and Metal

Featuring 666 standout metal songs from 1960 to the present day and illustrated with sleeves, flyers, posters and magazine ads, this is a feast for fans who love it loud. 666 Songs to Make You Ba..

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Acid For The Children

Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder, alongside Anthony Kiedis, of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter..

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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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Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn

'A compelling personal account of the dramas of a singular British band' Neil Tennant The trajectory of Suede - hailed in infancy as both 'The Best New Band in Britain' and 'effete souther..

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All Gates Open: The Story of Can

All Gates Open presents the definitive story of arguably the most influential and revered avant-garde band of the late twentieth century: CAN. It consists of two books. In Book One, Rob Young giv..

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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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American Utopia

From former Talking Heads frontman and multimedia visionary David Byrne and revered bestselling author, illustrator, and artist Maira Kalman-an inspiring celebration in words and art of the connection..

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Annoying Music in Everyday Life

Just as music has the power to inspire, it has the power to irritate and enrage. Why does certain music annoy us? Why does it force us to leave rooms, invade our personal space and affect us on a visc..

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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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Bananarama - Really Saying Something

MUSIC, FAME AND A LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP. In the early eighties, best friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward arrived at the YWCA in London, with their sights set on careers in journalism and the med..

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Barefoot Pilgrimage

Andrea Corr's Barefoot Pilgrimage is a compelling and honest memoir. In part, an exercise in coming to terms with and making sense of life and mortality following the loss of a beloved father; ..

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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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Beatles from a to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour, The

Peter Asher met the Beatles in the spring of 1963, the start of a lifelong association with the band and its members. He had a front-row seat as they elevated pop music into an art form, and he was pr..

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Beatles on the Roof, The

When the world's greatest pop band played their final public concert, in January 169m there were no tickets or posters printed. When John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr emerg..

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Beatles: The Illustrated Lyrics, The

The lyrics to the songs of the Beatles read like poetry. This book treats them as such, and deals with them artistically, awarding them the thought and detail they deserve. The stories, themes an..

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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: A Life in Nine Pieces

Ludwig van Beethoven- to some, simply the greatest ever composer of Western classical music. Yet his life remains shrouded in myths, and the image persists of him as an eccentric genius shaking his fi..

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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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Beginner's Step-by-Step Guitar:  Complete Guide

From Jimi Hendrix to Ed Sheeran, every guitar hero started somewhere - so stop dreaming and start playing! Covering acoustic and electric, this book includes everything you need to know, from cho..

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Being John Lennon

John Lennon was a rock star, a school clown, a writer, a wit, an iconoclast, a sometime peace activist and finally an eccentric millionaire. He was also a Beatle - his plain-speaking and impudent reje..

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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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Bicycle Diaries

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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 Dylan - No Direction Home

Robert Shelton met Bob Dylan when the young singer arrived in New York in 1961. He became Dylan's friend, champion, and critic. His book, first published in 1986, was hailed as the definitive unauthor..

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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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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: A Michael Allred Coloring Book

Color your way through the kaleidoscopic career of David Bowie and his alter ego Ziggy Stardust in this one-of-a-kind coloring book. From the unauthorized and New York Times best-selling graphic ..

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Boy On Fire: The Young Nick Cave

The first volume of the long-awaited, near-mythical biography of Nick Cave, by award-winning writer, Mark Mordue. A beautiful, profound, profane and poetic biography of the early formative year..

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Brian May's Red Special: The Story of the Home-made Guitar that Rocked Queen and the World

In Brian May's Red Special you will discover everything you ever wished to know about Brian May's unique, home-made guitar. Brian talks about every aspect of the Red Special, from its birth to playing..

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Bruce Springsteen: All the Songs

The most in-depth exploration of Springsteen's songs ever written. Spanning nearly 50 years of albums, EPs, B-sides, and more, this is the full story behind every single song that The Boss ..

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Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America, The

Kendrick Lamar understands and employs blues, jazz, and soul in his music, which makes it startling. His work is more than merely brilliant; it is magic. - Toni Morrison Kendrick Lamar has..

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Canons: Complete Lyrics 2015-2020

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Chronicles Vol 1   Bob Dylan

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Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

From Mozart to Mendelssohn, this comprehensive guide to classical music history and classical music biography is the perfect latest addition to the bestselling Big Ideas series. Easy to understan..

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Coal Miner's Daughter

Reissued for the 40th Anniversary of the Oscar-winning, Sissy Spacek-starring film of the same name, COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER recounts Loretta Lynn's astonishing journey to become one of the original que..

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Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics

The definitive anthology of Jim Morrison's writings with rare photographs and numerous handwritten excerpts of unpublished and published poetry and lyrics from his 28 privately held notebooks. ..

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Confess

Rob Halford is the legendary frontman of Judas Priest, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time. Known as 'The Metal God' by his devoted, global fan base, Rob Halford has al..

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Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup

'In what is the most comprehensive biography of the group to date, Browne compiles a fun and fast-paced music history.... an authoritative chronicle.' --Publishers Weekly The first and most..

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Crossroads: In Search of the Moments that Changed Music

Standing at the crossroads - the Mississippi crossroads of Robert Johnson and the devil's infamous meeting - Mark Radcliffe found himself facing his own personal juncture. Aged sixty, he had just mour..

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Dave Brubeck:Life in Time

WINNER OF THE PRESTO JAZZ BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 An articulate, scrupulously researched account based on first-hand information, this book presents Brubeck's contribution to music with the c..

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David Bowie - Changes: A Life in Pictures 1947-2016

David Bowie - Changes is a celebration of the international figure all starry-eyed hopefuls aspired to be when setting out on a path to fame and fortune in the music industry - whether they know it or..

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David Bowie FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Rock's Finest Actor

David Bowie was one of the world's most famous rock stars. But, as David Bowie FAQ shows, he was also far more than that. After spending the latter part of the 1960s searching for the best medium thro..

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David Bowie: Icon: Definitive Photographic Collection

When David Bowie passed away on 10 January 2016, the world lost an icon. And yet, his legacy lives on. From his humble origins as a teen musician in the 1960s up until the very end, David Bowie's musi..

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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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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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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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Dunedin Sound, the

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