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Nonfiction » Music » Biography
You Had to Be There: Three Years of Mayhem and Bad Decisions in the Portland Music Scene by Sharon E. Cathcart
Price: $2.59 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(3.00 from 1 review)
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. Updated for 2015, to answer the question: "where are they now?"
Look What I Did! Creating The Privileges by Eliza Cunning
Price: Free! Words: 18,870. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Categories: 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 by Sharon Folta
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,150. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013 and represented by Victoria Sanders. Categories: 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 Subway Diaries by Heidi Kole
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,920. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
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.
The Beatlend: Los Beatles Después De Los Beatles by Sergio Marchi
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 115,210. Language: Spanish. Published: October 13, 2011 by Music Brokers. Categories: 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 by Sergio Marchi
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 114,850. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011 by Music Brokers. Categories: 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.
Sounds in the Silent Air by David Borrill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,070. Language: British English. Published: February 1, 2012 by The New Curiosity Shop. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Reflections on the impact of the First World War on the creative soul of English music.
Neil Young: Don't Be Denied - The Canadian Years by John Einarson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,310. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
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!"
Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar: A Collection of Hate Mail And Other Crazy Rumors by Danny Marianino
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,500. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » 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.
250 Music Anecdotes by David Bruce
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 40,390. Language: American English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
This book contains 250 music anecdotes, including this one: Marian Anderson was a famous singer of opera and African-American spirituals. Occasionally, someone would tell her that they would do anything to be able to sing like her. She would smile and then ask, “Would you practice eight hours a day?”
Strange Boat - Mike Scott & The Waterboys by Ian Abrahams
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 93,680. Language: British English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Strange Boat charts the twisting and meandering journey of Mike Scott, describing the literary and spiritual references that inform his songwriting and exploring the multitude of locations and cultures in which his band, The Waterboys, have assembled and reflected in their recordings.
Desolation Row: Bob Dylan’s epic poem revisited by David Tuffley
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
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.
Tinker Carlen: An Original Cricket by Truman Godwin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,530. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Categories: 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.
Jingle Bells Pure sheet music for piano and soprano saxophone by James Lord Pierpont arranged by Lars Christian Lundholm by Pure Sheet Music
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 140. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Jingle Bells jazz arrangement for piano and soprano saxophone by James Lord Pierpont arranged by Lars Christian Lundholm - score and part
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.
John Lennon's Secret by David Stuart Ryan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,110. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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.
Travail, Famille...Batterie ! by Hugauze M.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,080. Language: French. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography(5.00 from 1 review)
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 !
Rough Mix by Johnette Napolitano
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,370. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Biography(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Garth Brooks on Life, Love, and Music by Toby Welch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,630. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
To say Garth Brook is a superstar is a major understatement. Brooks is the best selling solo artist in history with more than 130 million albums sold worldwide. Since he released his debut album in 1989, he has been a mainstay on country music charts. What follows are quotes spoken by Brooks on all aspects of his life. Each quote is attributed to its original source.
Justin Bieber on Love, Life, and Music by Toby Welch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,330. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: 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.