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Sounds of the 60s - the birth of pop, jazz and rock'n'roll by Don Hale
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
This is a nostalgic account of life behind the scenes during the 1960s in the industrial city of Sheffield, UK, when a musty old cbeer cellar helped stage a remarkable revival of popular music, and provided a unique live showcase for a host of top international and local performers to develop the birth of jazz, pop, blues and rock'n'roll. It was a place where the up and coming stars performed.
She's a Mod by Kay Stammers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,210. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
A personal diary of 1964. This was the year of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, mod fashions -- when the British pop scene changed the world forever. Kay was a sixteen year old schoolgirl from an average middle class family in Melbourne, Australia. She didn’t swear, she didn’t smoke, she didn’t drink, she didn’t do drugs or sex. But where pop stars were concerned it was do or die!
The Vinyl Dialogues: Stories Behind Memorable Albums Of The 1970s As Told By The Artists by Mike Morsch
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,520. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The new book by Mike Morsch features interviews with Rock luminaries such as Hall & Oates, Stevie Van Zandt, Dave Mason, Edgar Winter, Joe Vitale, The Doobie Brothers, Al Stewart and more. The Vinyl Dialogues offers the stories behind 31 of the top albums of the 70s, including backstories behind the albums, the songs, and the artists.
For No One by Alan Bradley
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 180,590. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
The Beatles were one of the most important musical phenomena of the 20th century, and together with their manager, Brian Epstein, it can truly be stated that they changed the world. But there were dark aspects to the Beatles story to go along with the million-sellers, and the record-breaking tours. Lost opportunities, millions squandered or stolen, and the involvement of some very dark characters.
Words on Music by Brian Westland
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Music » Reference
This book is a collection of some of the most memorable quotes from the premier artists of pop, rock, jazz, and the blues.
Elvis Presley : The Life, Loves and Tragedy of the King of Rock ‘n Roll by Jessica Jayne
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by Five Star Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Discover the shocking secrets of rock ‘n roll’s greatest legend. Elvis Presley is still one of the biggest stars the world has ever known, and this book reveals the inside story of his meteoric rise to fame and stardom, From the devious manipulations of his controlling manager, to the string of women who lived through his sad decline, this book tells you everything about the King of Rock and Roll.
Glory Days With Elvis by Joe Jackson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,290. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Joe Jackson is a freelance Arts correspondent with The Irish Times. He also is an author and broadcaster whose radio shows include ten one-hour specials titled 'The Essential Elvis.' He also happens to be a life-long Elvis fan and this book contains a fragment of memoir and his major in-depth 1989 and 1990 interviews with Elvis' original drummer DJ Fontana and with backing vocalist Gordon Stoker
The Singles of Bob Dylan by Nick Kniola
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The Singles of Bob Dylan provides a brief glimpse into the singles commercially released by Bob Dylan in the United States throughout his career, with descriptions and facts about each of the songs in over forty singles. A brief paragraph of each single allows the reader to find out about some recordings that were released on albums and others that were released exclusively as singles.
What It Was Was Rockabilly by Richard E. Jandrow
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,890. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The partial history of Rock 'n' Roll in general and Rockabilly Music in particular. It examines the atmosphere at the time of creation and looks at the results of the music and it's artists. The best aspect of the book is it's original discography of the music of the participants in the music, complete to the 1990's, which was the publication time of the book.
Blast from Your Past! Rock & Roll Radio DJs: the First Five Years 1954-1959 by LinDee Rochelle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,240. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
The First Five Years Blast from Your Past™ ebook shares wacky, wonderful behind-the-microphone tales of 15 Rock & Roll Radio DJs who were there—were you?—when it all began. The 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s Rock & Roll music explored its babyhood, discovered its power, and exploded into its own universe. Historical, hysterical, and biographical, your fave DJs enjoy the moment with you, again!
Legends of Rock & Roll – The Everly Brothers by James Hoag
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The Everly Brothers were one of the most important and influential of the early rock and roll bands. They set the standard high with close two-part harmonies and were the first of the rockers who combined country with rock and roll and, surprisingly, impressed both sides of the fence.
The Beatles IQ: The Ultimate Test of Fab Four Fandom by C. Dismas Burgess
Series: THE ULTIMATE TEST OF TRUE FANDOM, Book 26. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
You are invited to take the challenge: 200 multiple choice questions that take you from the Beatles anonymous beginnings in Liverpool, through their rise in the ranks of show business and finally to their triumphant years as worldwide superstars.
Feed Me - Music Trivia for the Soul (Chicago, Ventures, Marty Robbins & more) by Melody Rose
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 28,190. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Discover interesting facts about Chicago, the Beatles (with producer George Martin), the Ventures, Marty Robbins, Brenda Lee and more. Learn about song origins in respect to family, environment, and time period. This is the 6th book in Melody Rose's Music Trivia Series. Feed Me investigates rockabilly and country origins that segued into rock 'n roll. Includes photos, song and album titles.
Les Chansons des Rolling Stones by Daniel Ichbiah
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 34,350. Language: French. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
« Satisfaction », « Jumpin’Jack Flash », « Sympathy for the Devil », « Angie », « Paint it black », « Start me up », « Ruby Tuesday », « Miss You »… La seule évocation de ces titre suffit à susciter une émotion, à transporter l’âme vers des cimes où elle se sent bien. Dans ce livre, nous découvrons que ces chansons que nous aimons tant ont eu une histoire passionnante,..
First Kiss - Music Trivia (Pop to Country Rock) by Melody Rose
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 24,520. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Music Trivia about songwriting teams of early rock: Goffin and King, Sedaka and Greenfield, Mann and Weil. Evolution of rock and country into one genre with: The Byrds, Gram Parsons and The Stones. Broadway influence on pop with Laura Nyro, and The Association. Pink Floyd and the effects of light and sound on concerts.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Connie Francis by James Hoag
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Connie Francis is the biggest selling female performer of them all. Having sold in excess of 100 million albums and who knows how many singles, she made her mark on the music of the Fifties and of the Sixties. This is the fourth in a series of tributes to the rock and roll legends of the Fifties.
High Life by Jim McDonald
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
A true account of three rockers having a high time on the road. The High Life, a rock trio, tours the rough and tough northern mining and logging towns in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. But what do the boys do when the gigs run out? When they have no work, no home, no bath, and no bed?
To Get Her - Music Trivia (Rock Originators) by Melody Rose
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 27,830. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Fun facts about Originators of Rock: Del Shannon, Gene Pitney & Roy Orbison. Gary Wright of Space Pop, Eric Clapton, guitar god, and Mama Cass Elliott, folk queen and pop diva are discussed.
Irish Washerwoman by Peter Inglis
Series: The Whole Guitarist: Basic Repertoire, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014 by Peter Inglis - Baroque to Rock. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
Electric and acoustic guitarists alike will benefit from learning this tune. Irish Washerwoman is a famous traditional piece in the Folk Genre. Visit any Irish Pub around the world and you are likely to hear this tune during the evening. This book will guide you through the process of playing and understanding this great piece of music on the guitar.