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Nonfiction » Music » Biography
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 !
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.
The 27 Club: Why Age 27 Is Important by Michael Owen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,550. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Movements / Jungian, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
IS THE 27 CLUB JUST A MYTH? (No). Is it a “curse?” (No). It’s more than just the deaths of famous rock stars. Using the teachings of the Moon Cycles and C G Jung’s notion of the puer, the creative person who is always young beyond his years and often dies an early physical or emotional death, Michael Owen explains what happens to us all in our mid- to late-twenties.
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.
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.
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: $2.99 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.
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!"
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.
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.
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.
The Beatles In Cleveland: Memories, Facts & Photos About The Notorious 1964 & 1966 Concerts by Dave Schwensen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,470. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Two of the wildest concerts in Beatles and rock'n roll history. Includes never before published photos of The Beatles and eyewitness accounts from promoters, opening acts, deejays, fans and others. A concert by The Beatles was not just about the music, but also the emotions stirred by the most influential group in the history of popular music. Foreword by Bill Harry, founder of "Mersey Beat."
The Funniest People in Music, Volume 3: 250 Anecdotes by David Bruce
Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,960. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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.”
The Funniest People in Music, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes by David Bruce
Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,720. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A sample: Giacomo Puccini enjoyed hunting pheasant. While living in the country so he could work on composing a new opera, he used to hire someone to go to his composing room and play the music he had written so that his wife would think that he was working on the opera when he was really out hunting.
The Funniest People in Music: 250 Anecdotes by David Bruce
Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,140. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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.”
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.
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.
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
I've Never Been To Me by Charlene Oliver
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 84,390. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Not just an amazing autobiography--a primer on the music industry and what it's like to have a #1 hit. A must-read for anyone considering a career in music. "I've Never Been To Me," the favorite, iconic #1-hit song featured in movies like Shrek the Third and TV shows such as Glee has an even more incredible story behind it and the life of the Motown artist who made it famous, Charlene.
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?"