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You Had to Be There: Three Years of Mayhem and Bad Decisions in the Portland Music Scene
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Price: $2.59 USD. Words: 24,890. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
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During her teenage years, author Sharon E. Cathcart dreamed of working in the music business. She lived that dream for seven years, beginning at age 18. Unfortunately, she learned that sometimes dreams turn quickly to nightmares.
Write Your Own Damn Book
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,310. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Memoir of Steve ST Wishnevsky, maker of Wishbass musical instruments, author of the first biography of General Courtney Hodges, and the cult classic "How the Hippies Ruin't Hillbilly Music." He lived through the hippie acid days, the Great Folk Scare and the Old Time String Band Revival, as well as many other floods and eddies of the counter culture. Contains valuable information on sobriety
The Subway Diaries
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,920. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Heidi leads you on a guided tour through a subterranean world peopled by creative artists and sidewalk visionaries. Down winding tunnels and across gritty subway platforms, through her writing, both gritty and raw, she introduces you to an underground world and unforgettable cast of characters, a world that millions pass through, but few know well.A world where the music is the heartbeat of NYC.
Look What I Did! Creating The Privileges
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Price: Free! Words: 18,870. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
A young girl adopts an abandoned ukulele and her life is transformed. Years later, she lives a quiet librarian-by-day/noisy musician-by-night schedule.
Little Satchmo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,150. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013 and represented by Victoria Sanders. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
To the world, Louis Armstrong is a symbol of musical genius, unparalleled success and unassailable character. To Sharon Preston Folta, he was, simply, Dad. Folta is the product of a long affair between the married musician, and the vaudeville dancer Lucille Preston. Little Satchmo is an extraordinary tale of identity, loss, and one daughter’s ultimate search for truth—and her father’s love.
The Beatlend: Los Beatles Después De Los Beatles
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 115,210. Language: Spanish. Published: October 13, 2011 by Music Brokers. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Este libro ofrece una mirada en profundidad al final de la carrera de los Beatles como grupo. Con una meticulosa investigación, los autores han proporcionado una detrás de las cámaras en el más famoso de las bandas. Una crónica importante del fin de una era que es una lectura obligada para cualquier fan de los Beatles.
The Beatlend: The Beatles After The Beatles
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 114,850. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011 by Music Brokers. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
This book provides an in depth look at the end of the Beatles career as a group, touching on such issues as why they split up and providing an up close analysis of each of their subsequent careers. With meticulous research, the authors have provided a behind the scenes look at this most famous of bands. An important chronicle of the end of an era that is a must read for any die hard Beatles fan.
Neil Young: Don't Be Denied - The Canadian Years
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,310. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Don't Be Denied charts Neil Young's formative years, from his high school days in Winnipeg, Manitoba through his adventures in Toronto's Yorkville district to his ultimate successes with Buffalo Springfield, Crazy Horse, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, and as a solo performer. When asked by biographer John Einarson why so little is known of his Canadian years, Young replied, "No one ever asked me!"
Sounds in the Silent Air
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,070. Language: British English. Published: February 1, 2012 by The New Curiosity Shop. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Reflections on the impact of the First World War on the creative soul of English music.
Jingle Bells Pure sheet music for piano and soprano saxophone by James Lord Pierpont arranged by Lars Christian Lundholm
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 140. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Jingle Bells jazz arrangement for piano and soprano saxophone by James Lord Pierpont arranged by Lars Christian Lundholm - score and part
Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar: A Collection of Hate Mail And Other Crazy Rumors
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,500. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Documenting Danny Marianino's days as a metalhead from childhood into adulthood, Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar somehow rationalizes playing in a few hardcore/punk bands, touring, fighting, drinking, internet bullying, celebrity encounters, satanic curses, house fires, harassment and collecting an immeasurable amount of hate mail from some of the most illiterate human beings the world has to offer.
Tinker Carlen: An Original Cricket
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,530. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
This is a short biography of Tinker Carlen, a guitarist and singer in the world-famous Cricket band. It is a story of the origin of the Crickets and Tinker's involvement from the very beginning when Tinker, Buddy Holley, and other young musicians got together to "make music and entertain." It is Tinker's story, not a copy of anything that's been written about the evolution of the Crickets.
John Lennon's Secret
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,110. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
The best selling story of John Lennon's tumultuous life, by award winning author David Stuart Ryan. With his own research and access to the complete files of Time magazine, the author is able to present an eerily accurate portrayal of who John Lennon really was. As Liverpool DJ Bob Wooler says in the book, 'There will never be another group like the Beatles.' Now discover the true story.
Desolation Row: Bob Dylan’s epic poem revisited
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Series: Text Book, Book 10 · For Writers, Book 7 · Applied Philosophy, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012 by Altiora Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics
In Desolation Row, Bob Dylan takes a collection of classic themes and weaves a rich fabric that expresses the reality of 1960’s America. Dylan is not only a deep thinker, but also a broad thinker who articulates and condenses his ideas into elegant verse. He has been described as one of the most significant poets of the Twentieth Century, this epic poem is arguably his finest work.
Justin Bieber on Love, Life, and Music
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,330. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Justin Bieber has accomplished more in his relatively short life than most people pull off in a lifetime. With five #1 albums to his credit and the ability to sell out concerts in minutes, Bieber is a musical superstar. What follows are quotes spoken by Bieber on all aspects of his life as well as quotes about the young artist by his loved ones and those in the music industry.
Elvis Presley : The Life, Loves and Tragedy of the King of Rock ‘n Roll
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Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by Five Star Books. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
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.
The Funniest People in Music, Volume 3: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 3. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 25,960. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
A sample: Even very good musicians can have an off night. A team of musicians led by jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis once mightily messed up “April in Paris.” After they had “played” the song, Mr. Marsalis announced to the audience that they had just heard “April Embarrassed.”
Travail, Famille...Batterie !
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,080. Language: French. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
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Tombé tout petit dans le monde bruyant du Rock, Hugauze a traversé les décennies en tapant comme un sourd sur sa batterie dans plus d'une vingtaine de groupes, passant sans sourciller de la compagnie de danse Maguy Marin, de Parkinson Square ou Garlic Frog Diet en France à la scène Grunge de Seattle ou la scène Punk de San Francisco. Mille aventures racontées avec humour par un gamin de 47 ans !
The Funniest People in Music: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 22,140. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
A sample: World-renowned conductor Pierre Monteux was once denied a room at a hotel, but when the manager discovered that Mr. Monteux was famous, he said that he could arrange a room for him because Mr. Monteux was “somebody.” Mr. Monteux refused the room and departed, saying, “Everybody is somebody.”
Rough Mix
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,370. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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Johnette Napolitano was born in Hollywood, California and has toured the world as the main voice and bassist of the Los Angeles rock band Concrete Blonde. A respected and prolific songwriter and recording artist, Napolitano is also a gallery artist and has studied art in Mata Ortiz, Mexico and Flamenco in Spain.