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Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Riding So High: The Beatles and Drugs by Joe Goodden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,060. Language: British English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
‘Who gave the drugs to the Beatles? I didn’t invent those things. I bought it from someone who got it from somebody. We never invented the stuff.’ – John Lennon The only full-length study of the Beatles and drugs, Riding So High documents the Beatles’ extraordinary odyssey from teenage drinking and pill-popping, to cannabis, LSD, the psychedelic Summer of Love and the darkness beyond.
Once Upon a Record: A Very Musical Autobiography by Geoffrey K Weule
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 94,430. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2017 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Once Upon a Record takes the reader behind the usually sacrosanct doors of the music industry. Geoffrey Weule has worked with some of the greatest names in music and entertainment. His career, spanning more than half a century, covered record retail, record companies, artist management, music, video publishing and, live shows. From Michael Jackson to Dame Joan Sutherland, it's all here!
Wonderful World of Percussion: My Life Behind Bars by Emil Richards & Tom Di Nardo
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 68,660. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
This book’s lifetime of insightful and hilarious experiences include years with Frank Sinatra and George Harrison, as well as many anecdotes involving Burt Bacharach, Elvis Presley and Ravi Shankar, as well as most major recording artists.
Prince and Me: His #1 Fan, My Minneapolis Memories by Andrea Foy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,200. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
An eye-witness account into the outer circle of His Royal Badness, a fun, flirty, emotional odyssey roller coaster ride. From Paisley Parties to concerts all over the world, Andrea chronicles yet another personal side of an enigmatic legend of funk and rock and roll. It is original, unique and heartfelt.
How Cuba put the World to Dance by Juan Carlos Roque Garcia
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 64,710. Language: American English. Published: November 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
How Cuba put the World to Dance: Twenty years of Buena Vista Social Club intertwines the "official" story with unpublished testimonies and documents by the protagonists and witnesses of this world phenomenon.
Giocare Agli Indiani - Tutto Renato dalla A allo Zero by Massimo Del Papa
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,470. Language: Italian. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
La drammatica vita, scandita nei dischi e nelle singole canzoni, dell'Artista più imprevedibile e incontrollabile della scena italiana. I grandi successi, le crisi, i passi falsi, le risalite, le contraddizioni. Tutto in un Canzoniere come uno specchio, unico per ammissioni e rivelazioni, per raccontare di una identità sempre cercata, sempre cancellata, sempre riscritta...
Karol Szymanowski: Correspondence, Volume 1: 1902–1919 by Alistair Wightman
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 184,640. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
This first volume of Karol Szymanowski's correspondence, edited and translated by Alistair Wightman, is now accessible in English for the first time. Spanning 1902–1919, the letters begin with the composer’s student years, leading to his experiences of the First World War and the Bolshevik Revolution, and culminate with his desperate attempts to find a way to the newly independent Poland.
The Story of Clouds by James P. Alexander
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,940. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The Clouds, a psychedelic-cum-prog-rock band from Scotland found success in the late 60s. Managed by Brian Epstein (The Beatles), and later by Terry Ellis. They were acclaimed by fans, and other acts of their time, such as David Bowie, Jon Anderson(Yes), and Pete Townsend. This is the story of The Clouds, their rise and fall, and the now famous environment of music in the 60's, and 70's.
Rock Vibrations - la saga des hits du rock by Daniel Ichbiah
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 67,980. Language: French. Published: September 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
L'histoire des chansons mythiques du rock. Stairway to heaven, Satisfaction, Smells like teen spirits… C'est l'histoire de ces monuments du rock, de ces petits moments d'éternité musicale que j'ai voulu vous conter. Comment ont pris forme "Hotel California", "Sultans of Swing", "Paris s'éveille"… ?
365 Surprising and Inspirational Rock Star Quotes by Rodney Miles
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 33,680. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
We mean it when we say "surprising and inspirational!" Well over 500 pages, this was a bona fide labor of love over several years of picking and choosing not just a quote for every day of your year, but also short, quippy, sometimes stunning bios of over 200 of these guys and gals. Oh, and cool photos! (Especially the one of Ace Frehley, but hey, I'm biased!) Read, dwell, read again!
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: $5.99 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: $2.99 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?”
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 - L'encyclopédie Beatles by Daniel Ichbiah
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 56,830. 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: 51,880. Language: French. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Biographie de Elvis Presley, histoire des principales chansons et divers essais autour du King. 4ème édition