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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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Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show

"Outstanding pop-culture history." -Newsday The "smart and zippy account" (The Wall Street Journal) of how Las Vegas saved Elvis and Elvis saved Las Vegas in the greatest musical comeback of all..

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Elvis Presley's From Elvis in Memphis

"I had to leave town for a little while--" with these words, Elvis Presley truly came home to rock and roll. A little over a month earlier he had staged rock's first and greatest comeback in a televis..

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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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Excavate!: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

'Mark E Smith provided me with an alternative education, looping me into Camus, and Arthur Machen, and William Blake, and Can, and dub and old garage punk and rock'n'roll.' - Stewart Lee Over a p..

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Fabulous Creation, A: How the LP Saved Our Lives

_________ 'Hepworth's knowledge and understanding of rock history is prodigious ... a hugely entertaining study of the LP's golden age' The Times _________ The era of the LP began in 1967,..

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Face It: Debbie Harry Memoirs


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Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster: The Story of the World's Most Iconic Guitars

Celebrate of the history and significance of both the Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster for the companys 75th anniversary in this combined edition of Dave Hunter's two best-selling books! The F..

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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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First 21, The

Nikki Sixx is one of the most respected, recognizable, and entrepreneurial icons in the music industry. As the founder of Motley Crue who is now in his twenty-first year of sobriety, Sixx is incredibl..

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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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Folk Song in England

Longlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize England was once dubbed 'the land without music', but in the early twentieth century collectors and enthusiasts such as Cecil Sharp, Ralph Vaughan Wil..

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Fried & Justified: Hits, Myths, Break-Ups and Breakdowns in the Record Business 1978-98

A Book of the Year, Uncut 'A wild rock 'n' roll fairground ride of the damned.' - Observer *** We arrived in a fleet of white stretch limos at a clearing in a wood near Woking. Here the..

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Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany

West Germany after the Second World War was a country in shock: estranged from its recent history, and adrift from the rest of Europe. This proved to be fertile ground for a generation of musicians wh..

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G.F. Handel: Messiah (Watkins Shaw) - Paperback Edition Vocal Score: Choral Edition

(Music Sales America). The world-famous Novello choral edition of Handel's beautiful masterpiece. Arranged for SATB with piano part. Edited with piano reduction by Watkins Shaw...

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God Save the Queens: The Essential History of Women in Hip-Hop

An NPR Best Book of the Year "Without God Save the Queens, it is possible that the contributions of dozens of important female hip-hop artists who have sold tens of millions of albums, starred in..

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Gucci Mane Guide to Greatness

From the platinum selling recording artist and New York Times bestselling author of The Autobiography of Gucci Mane comes THE GUCCI MANE GUIDE TO GREATNESS - an unprecedented look at Gucci Mane's secr..

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Handel in London: The Making of a Genius

'How refreshing, to read a book about music written for a music lover and not a musicologist. In clear, lucid, entertaining prose, Jane Glover makes those of us who lack musical literacy better unders..

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Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime,  MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities

In January 1969, before the world heard a note of their music, The MC5 was on the cover of Rolling Stone. The missing link between free jazz and punk rock, they were raw, primal, and unstoppable. ..

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High School

From iconic musicians Tegan and Sara comes a nostalgic memoir about high school, detailing their first loves and first songs in a compelling look back at their origin story. 'Genius' Augus..

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How to Hear Classical Music

Ever wondered why most classical music concerts are such stuffy affairs? Had to bluff your way through classical music conversations? Trying to get a handle on music by modern composers? Failed to con..

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How to Play Ukulele: A Complete Guide for Beginners

Learn to play the ukulele with this beginner's guide that features information about basic techniques, tools, and music knowledge. What do George Clooney, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan Gosling and James ..

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How to Write One Song

There are few artistic acts more mysterious than writing a song. But what if a shift in perspective - and some practical guidance - could overcome that mystery? Anyone wanting to experience more creat..

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How To Write One Song

As Jeff Tweedy himself puts it, there are few creative acts more mysterious and magical than writing a song. But what if the goal wasn t so mysterious, and was actually achievable, and possible, for a..

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I Talk Too Much: My Autobiography

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'THE ROCK 'N' ROLL AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Essential for fans and great reading for anyone else' Classic Rock Break-ups,..

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In The Heights: Finding Home

The eagerly awaited follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda's new book gives readers an extraordinary inside look at In the Heights, his breakout Bro..

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Indian Sun: Life and Music of Ravi Shankar

A Times, Spectator, TLS and BBC Music Magazine Book of the Year 'Fascinating.' - Guardian 'Superlative.' - The Times 'Definitive.' - Observer As an icon of India, Ravi Shankar rank..

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It Takes Blood and Guts

'One of the most important females in British music of my lifetime.' Colin Murray 'A beautiful, raw and exhilarating book that will leave you feeling empowered.' Fearne Cotton 'The pioneering S..

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Jagged Little Pill

Celebrating its 25-year anniversary in 2020, singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette's Grammy-Award winning album Jagged Little Pill has come to define a generation. In the "triumphant and moving" (Variet..

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Janis Joplin

Influenced by Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin became a rock star in San Francisco's Big Brother & the Holding Company, and enjoyed a meteoric solo career before her untimely death from a drug overdose in L..

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Janis: Her Life and Music

It's been said Janis Joplin was second only to Bob Dylan as the 'creator-recorder-embodiment of her generation's mythology'. But how did a middle-class girl from Texas become a '60s countercultural ic..

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Jimi Hendrix From Woodstock With Love

Seattle-born guitarist, songwriter and singer Jimi Hendrix soared to the very top rank of all guitarists quickly after arriving in London at the height of the British Blues boom. Jeff Beck and Jimmy P..

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John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band

Described by Lennon as 'the best thing I've ever done', and widely regarded by critics as his best solo album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band was released alongside the remarkable Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono B..

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John Lennon: The complete songs, The

Lennon's life after the Beatles was eventful and fascinating. He moved from stardom in the world's biggest pop group to global peace campaigner and figurehead for radical causes. He left England for a..

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Keep 'Er Lit: New Selected Lyrics

I want to sing this song for you I want to lift your spirits high And in my soul I want to feel The beauty of the days gone by. Following Lit Up Inside, Keep 'Er Lit is the second instalmen..

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Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home

Tales of adventure, misadventure, love and loss - this collection of non-fiction short stories from the Australian rock legend turned writer is vintage Jimmy. Outrageous, witty, warm and wise, ..

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Labels: Making Independent Music

The music industry is dominated today by three companies. Outside of it, thousands of small independent record labels have developed despite the fact that digitalization made record sales barely profi..

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Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years

The extraordinary life of one of the world's greatest music and literary icons, in the words of those who knew him best. Poet, novelist, singer-songwriter, artist, prophet, icon-there has never b..

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Leonard Cohen: The Mystical Roots of Genius

Leonard Cohen's music is studded with allusions to Jewish and Christian tradition, as well as Kabbalah and Zen. In his 1994 classic 'Hallelujah' he opens with the words 'Now I've heard there was a sec..

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Listen to This If You Love Great Music: A critical curation of 100 essential albums * Packed with links for further reading, listening and viewing to

Listen To This If You Love Great Music is a must read for anyone with even a passing interest in music. Featuring 100 of the best albums from the last four decades, editor Robin Murray ..

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Listening Party: Artists, Bands And Fans Reflect On 100 Favourite Albums, The

Artists, bands, and fans reflect on some of the finest albums of all time The Charlatans' Tim Burgess invites you to the greatest listening party of all time. In 2020 when the world was ..

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Long Players: Writers on the Albums That Shaped Them

'A captivating mix of memoir and music writing' IRISH TIMES 'A richly textured snapshot survey of artists on art' GUARDIAN ______________________________________ Our favourite albums are our ..

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What goes on tour stays on tour - unless you're the the first woman roadie in the world At just fifteen, Tana Douglas ran away to the circus that was rock 'n' roll in the 1970s, taking a job wi..

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Lyrics, The : Since 1962

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE A beautiful, comprehensive volume of Dylan's lyrics, from the beginning of his career through the present day--with the songwriter's edits to dozens of songs, a..

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Lyrics: 1956 to the Present, The

A self-portrait in 154 songs, by our greatest living songwriter 'More often than I can count, I've been asked if I would write an autobiography, but the time has never been right. The one thing I..

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M Train

REVISED EDITION WITH FIVE THOUSAND WORDS BONUS MATERIAL AND NEW PHOTOGRAPHS M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as..

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Man Enough to Be a Woman

'If you stay alive long enough, people eventually catch up' Born in rural Georgia in 1947, Jayne moved to New York and became part of the 60s art scene surrounding Andy Warhol's Factory. Jayne's ..

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Marathon Don't Stop, The: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle

The first in-depth biography of Nipsey Hussle, the hip hop mogul, artist, and activist whose transformative legacy inspired a generation with his motivational lyrics and visionary business savvy-befor..

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