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A Head Full of Music: The soundtrack to my life

In this new and personal memoir looking back over 65 years in music, Cliff Richard tells his own stories behind the songs and sounds that have stayed in his heart, and defined his life and times. ..

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All You Need Is Love: The End of the Beatles - An Oral History by Those Who Were There

All You Need is Love is a ground-breaking oral history of the Beatles and how it all came to an end. Based on never-before-published or heard interviews with Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, George Harrison,..

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Blondie

Combining an imaginative take on an oral history of the band, interspersed with artistic interpretations of 10 songs from their catalog, BLONDIE: AGAINST THE ODDS captures the friction of NYC as the b..

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Book of Life

You think you know Deborah Conway? You think seeing her scowling and striding and smouldering in her music videos over the years means you know who Deborah Conway is? She figures you probably don't kn..

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Brothers and Sisters: The Allman Brothers Band and the Inside Story of the Album That Defined the '70s

New York Times bestselling author Alan Paul's in-depth narrative look at the Allman Brothers' most successful album, and a portrait of an era in rock and roll and American history. The Allman Bro..

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Curepedia: An A-Z of The Cure

The Cure are arguably the biggest alternative rock band in the world. Between 1985 and 2000 every album they released went to at least Gold in the UK, the US or both. In America they have earned four ..

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David Bowie Mixing Memory & Desire: Photographs by Kevin Cummins

"AS ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHER, ADVENTUROUS FAN AND INSIDER EYE-WITNESS, KEVIN CUMMINS HAS ALWAYS BEEN WHERE THE CULTURAL ACTION IS. MIXING MEMORY & DESIRE WILL MAKE YOU SEE DAVID BOWIE IN A S..

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Down With the System

The incredible first memoir by System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian With nearly 40 million record sales, three albums topping the Billboard charts, a Grammy win and a legion of fans, Syst..

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Dusty: The Classic Biography Revised and Updated

The story of pop legend Dusty Springfield from the people who knew her, from her troubled childhood to 60s mod queen and enduring music icon. Dusty Springfield was one of our greatest pop singer..

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Eagles - Dark Desert Highway: How America's Dream Band Turned into a Nightmare

'This could be heaven or this could be hell...' So sings Don Henley on their biggest hit, 'Hotel California', and it is true that the Eagles story was one that blurred the ultimate Hollywoo..

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Elton John: Captain Fantastic on the Yellow Brick Road

A beautifully produced celebration of the iconic and beloved rock star, Elton John features live onstage and candid offstage photography, an entertaining history, and gatefold timeline. Few rock..

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Bruce Springsteen

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Bruce Springsteen is an eye-popping collection of stunning photos and insightful lessons inspired by Springsteen's life and musical legacy. For decades, the Bo..

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Fly Away Paul: The extraordinary story of how Paul McCartney survived the Beatles and found his Wings

No comprehensive biography of the time Paul McCartney spent with Wings has ever been published. A period often dismissed as McCartney's 'missing' years, in fact the band lasted for a decade: two y..

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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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Harry Styles

"A stunning new photo-packed book" -E! News The perfect gorgeous pocket-sized hardcover gift book for all Harry Styles fans, packed with 100+ amazing photos and with a gold-foil stamped cover. ..

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Icons of Rock - In Their Own Words

There have been innumerable 'rock star' biographies and music histories before, but there is no book that presents the deepest, innermost thoughts from some of the industry's most legendary musicians ..

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Johnny Cash: The Life in Lyrics

This book marks the first time Johnny Cash's 60 years of songwriting have been collected anywhere. Cash is one of the most beloved and influential country-music stars of all time, having composed more..

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Just Kids

A prelude to fame, Just Kids recounts the friendship of two young artists--Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe - whose passion fueled their lifelong pursuit of art. In 1967, a chance meeting between t..

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Karma

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Life's Too Short: A Memoir

A raw, heartfelt memoir from Darius Rucker, the three-time Grammy Award-winning, Diamond-selling lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish and Country music sensation-told through the remarkable stories of..

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Long Road: Pearl Jam and the Soundtrack of a Generation

A leading music journalist's riveting chronicle of how beloved band Pearl Jam shaped the times, and how their legacy and longevity have transcended generations. Ever since Pearl Jam first b..

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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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Metallica All the Songs

This is the most in-depth exploration of Metallica's songs ever written. From their widely circulated demo, No Life 'til Leather, all the way to their 10th studio album Hardwired... to Self..

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Mozart in Italy: Coming of Age in the Land of Opera

At thirteen years old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a child prodigy who had captured the hearts of northern Europe, but his father Leopold was now determined to conquer Italy. Together, they made three ..

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My Effin' Life

The long-awaited memoir, generously illustrated with never-before-seen photos, from the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Rush bassist, and bestselling author of Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Ba..

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My My!: ABBA Through the Ages

My My! The story of ABBA told through a selection of their greatest hits. This year is the fiftieth anniversary of Waterloo (the song, not the battle) - a seminal moment in pop history which saw..

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Official ABBA Photobook

ABBA THE OFFICIAL PHOTO BOOK is the only authorised and official book about one of the greatest pop groups of the 20th century. Covering their entire career, with a foreword and captions from Bjorn, B..

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Ordinary Days: The Seeds, Sound, and City That Grew Prince Rogers Nelson

On ordinary days, you could see him. A beautiful boy, but small with a smile given only to lilacs growing between broken sidewalks carrying in his pockets a sound. Before Prince became ..

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Paused in Cosmic Reflection

Paused in Cosmic Reflection is the definitive story of The Chemical Brothers. Told in the voices of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, with contributions from friends and collaborators, it is fully illustrat..

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Punk Paradox: A Memoir

From the legendary singer-songwriter of Bad Religion comes a historical memoir and cultural criticism of punk rock's evolution. Greg Graffin is the lead vocalist and songwriter of Bad Relig..

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Rebel Music: Bob Marley & Roots Reggae

Rebel Music: Bob Marley & Roots Reggae is a tribute to the leading icon in music, Bob Marley. In 1975, after meeting Marley in London, photographer Kate Simon gained unique access to the Wailers, capt..

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Ringside: A tale of music and mayhem from the man behind rock and roll superstars Cold Chisel

At 18 Rod Willis jumped on a boat for London, the Mecca for music and fashion in the 1960s. A decade on, after working in the US and Europe with UFO, Savoy Brown and Fleetwood Mac, he returned..

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Running Up That Hill: 50 Visions of Kate Bush

A Times Book of the Year An Uncut Magazine Book of the Year A Waterstones Music Book of the Year A Virgin Radio Book of the Year A Louder Book of the Year 'Probably the best Bush book..

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Saxophone Colossus: The Life and Music of Sonny Rollins

**Winner of the American Book Award (2023)** ?**Longlisted for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award (2023)** The long-awaited first full biography of legendary jazz saxophonist a..

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Sonic Life

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Surrender: Bono Autobiography: 40 Songs, One Story

One of the greatest rock memoirs ever written and a Sunday Times bestseller now out in paperback - the honest, irreverent and powerfully entertaining life story of the U2 front-man. Bono - artist..

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Taylor Swift: Icon

With her deeply personal songwriting, countless hit songs, and genre-bending yet unmistakable sound, Taylor Swift has cemented her status as one of pop music's most iconic and culture-defining voices...

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The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial

In The Doors Unhinged, New York Times bestselling author and legendary Doors drummer John Densmore offers a powerful exploration of the 'greed gene' - that part of the human psyche that propels us tow..

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The Double Life of Bob Dylan Volume 2: 1966-2021: 'Far away from Myself'

The second instalment of the definitive biography of one contemporary culture's most iconic and mysterious figures, taking us from Dylan's 1960s heyday to his 80th birthday The second volume of C..

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The Liverbirds: Our life in Britain's first female rock 'n' roll band

In the early '60s, four friends from Liverpool formed a band. But this is not the 'fab four' story we know . . .Mary, Sylvia, Valerie and Pamela - also known as The Liverbirds - were one of the world'..

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The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present

The Sunday Times bestseller and Waterstones Book of the Year, now in paperback with seven new commentaries from Paul McCartney 'More often than I can count, I've been asked if I would write an au..

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The Silver River

A moving and inspiring memoir of families lost and rediscovered, by a founding member of legendary band Midnight Oil. For fifty years, songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player Jim Moginie wa..

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The Who & Quadrophenia

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Tomorrow's Here Today: Lightning Seeds, Football and Cosmic Post-Punk

From post punk Liverpool and Big in Japan to producing and working with acts like Echo & The Bunnymen and The Fall, Ian Broudie established a cult following early in his career. But in 1989, he r..

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Too Much Too Young: The 2 Tone Records Story: Rude Boys, Racism and the Soundtrack of a Generation

In 1979, 2 Tone exploded into the national consciousness as records by The Specials, The Selecter, Madness, The Beat, and The Bodysnatchers burst onto the charts and a youth movement was born. ..

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Travelling: On the Path of Joni Mitchell

Celebrated music critic Ann Powers explores the life and career of the legendary Joni Mitchell One of the most celebrated artists of her generation, Joni Mitchell has inspired countless musicians a..

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Triggers: A Life in Music

A Waterstones Book of the Year 'Glen Matlock - singer, songwriter, bassist, natural storyteller and a damn fine bloke. It is no surprise Triggers is a brilliant journey' DEBBIE HARRY 'A page..

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Triggers: A Life in Music

A fascinating new book charting the life and career of Sex Pistols legend Glen Matlock through the lens of thirty of his most formative songs - from the ones that influenced him as a child to the ones..

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