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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!
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 Beatles IQ: The Ultimate Test of Fab Four Fandom by Charles 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.
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.
Payola Bribery In The Record Business And Television by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Payola, or paying disc jockeys and other radio and television employees to play particular songs, was the subject of Congressional hearings in 1959 and 1960. Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand, was summoned to testify before a House subcommittee of investigators. At issue was censorship, the suspension of radio and television station licenses, etc. The lessons of payola are pertinent today.
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.
Les Chansons des Rolling Stones by Daniel Ichbiah
Price: $4.44 USD. Words: 34,480. 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,..
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
Irish Washerwoman by Peter Inglis
Series: Inglis Academy: Basic Repertoire, Book 1. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014 by Peter Inglis. 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.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Bobby Darin by James Hoag
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Bobby Darin was one of the great performers of the Fifties and Sixties. He started as a rock and roller and ended up on the same level as greats like Frank Sinatra. He married one of the heart throbs of the Fifties, Sandra Dee. His life was full of great successes and a lot of heartache. He had health problems most of his life and he rose above it all. His life is true inspiration to us all.
Permission To Rock by Dean Pedley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,520. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Permission To Rock is a collection of more than thirty interviews with selected classic rock, heavy metal and prog rock bands and artists. These include such well known names as Glenn Hughes, Geoff Downes of Asia and Yes, Saxon's Biff Byford, Thunder, Martin Turner of Wishbone Ash, Ken Hensley, E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren and Fish discussing both his solo career and work with Marillion.
Bono: Soul Searching and Uncensored by Joe Jackson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,050. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Bono told Joe Jackson, in response to a critical profile Jackson wrote "Yours is a critical voice and, please, stick the boot in, [or] praise. We have that kind of relationship. It is one of respect." Now Jackson applies that approach to this book! But it is mostly a book about Bono, soul searching as never before including a 7,000 Q & A about Elvis. Plase note it is an antholgy not a biography
In My Light by Kevin Cable
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Concert photography from the 1970's. Led Zeppelin, The who, Dave Mason, Aerosmith, ELP, Little River Band and more.
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.
Green Suede Shoes: An Irish-American Odyssey by Larry Kirwan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 138,810. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
This rock 'n' roll Angela's Ashes begins in County Wexford, Ireland, a then womb-like theocracy. After emigrating Kirwan finds himself with the Ramones at CBGBs and the brothers McCourt & Lester Bangs at The Bells of Hell. He forms Black 47 under the watchful eye of Joe Strummer. Green Suede Shoes remembers three decades of a lost New York, and the people who have made it what it is.