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Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Soft Machine: Out-Bloody-Rageous by Graham Bennett
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 159,330. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
The biography of the pioneering band who shaped psychedelic rock, progressive rock and jazz-rock. It recounts Soft Machine’s colourful career and unravels the mystique behind this elusive band. This revised and updated edition includes over a hundred illustrations, a concert file and discography. The first edition won an Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research..
Thirty Men & a Girl: A Singer’s Memoirs of War, Mountains, Travel, and always Music by Elisabeth Parry
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 176,750. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by Amolibros. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
This is a wonderful book, tracing the life of an extraordinary and inspirational woman - her wartime experiences, travelling throughout the Middle East during the War performing for the troops with a small orchestra, and becoming a WW2 forces sweetheart. Then follows her post war career as an opera singer, Elisabeth Parry's fascinating memoir fills an important gap in British operatic history.
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.
250 Music Anecdotes by David Bruce
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 40,380. 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?”
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.
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.
Beatles de A à Z by Daniel Ichbiah
Price: $3.83 USD. Words: 58,770. Language: French. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Dictionnaire Beatles. De 'Abbey Road' à 'Yesterday', l'histoire des chansons, des albums, des grands événements de la vie du groupe.
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.
Elvis Presley, Histoires et Légendes by Daniel Ichbiah
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 20,350. Language: French. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Biographie courte de Elvis Presley, histoire des principales chansons et divers essais autour du King.
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.
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!"
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: $1.00 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: $1.00 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: $1.00 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.”