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Nonfiction » Music » Biography
The Vinyl Dialogues Volume III: Stacks of Wax by Mike Morsch
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,720. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2016 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Full of interviews with the artists who made some of the most memorable - and a few not-so-memorable - albums of the 1970s, the third book in The Vinyl Dialogues series by award-winning journalist Mike Morsch offers more backstories on the music of the decade as told by the artists themselves.
The A to G# of Keyboard Players: Tommy Eyre by G R Mowbray
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Many session musicians simply get on with the job without craving recognition. Tommy Eyre was one of those. From relatively humble beginnings on a Sheffield housing estate to his appearance onstage with Wham! in China, Eyre enjoyed a varied and successful career in music.
The Dust Behind A Cowboy : G W Smith by gregory stomberg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,080. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
The Dust Behind A Cowboy : G W Smith, country western folk legend from Franklin Grove, Illinois, with songs, history, stories, and more from the man who knew him best, a no holds barred tell all book of music and more, a must have collection of tall tales
Facades: The Life and Times of Vic Emerson by G R Mowbray
Price: Free! Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Originally a theatre organist from Stockport near Manchester, Vic Emerson became a sought after cabaret musician in the 1960s where he would be blown away by a vocalist - the future Sad Café/Mike and The Mechanics lead singer Paul Young. In the 1970s he was a founder member of Mandalaband, a progressive, symphonic powerhouse. His big break came in 1976/7 when he helped form Manchester-b
Long Agos - Ian McLagan by G R Mowbray
You set the price! Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
This 7000 word e book is part of a series of works about The A to G# of keyboard players, more shades of black and white! Here, former Small Faces, Faces sideman, session musician and solo artist is under the spotlight. Long Agos looks back at his career dating right back to the early 1960s, with original, genuine interviews and synopsis on his work.
Master of the Universe: Classical Favorites- Ana's Piano - BACH by Anastasia Lily
You set the price! Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Sheet music(5.00 from 1 review)
Not quite the Ozzy Osbourne of the baroque period –though perhaps he was seen as such in regions where religious music was outlawed—J.S. Bach was a rebel in his time. His struggles within the aristocratic music establishment eventually landed him in prison. But just a few centuries after being disgraced, he was resurrected and elevated into prominence as the greatest composer of the universe.
Kanye West by J.D. Rockefeller
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Kanye West has contributed to the world of hip hop. He is a kind of artist that pursues whatever he thinks is best for the art and music industry. Through his unique sound and style of music, he is considered one of the most admired, popular and influential people in the industry. Here is his story!
Giocare Agli Indiani - Tutto Renato dalla A allo Zero by Massimo Del Papa
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,170. 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: $4.44 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!
Ross Lynch: Facts, Quizzes, Quotes ‘N’ More! by M.A. Cassata
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Are you a true Ross boss? How much do you really know (and love!) about this Disney Channel and R5 hottie? This essential Ross Lynch e-book written by noted celeb tribute author, M.A. Cassata is as informative as entertaining. Includes facts, stats, challenging quizzes and plenty of direct quotes from Ross himself, plus fan-picked lists, a discography, awards, best Ross sites and much more!
"Who's The Redhead On The Roof...?" by Kevin Harrington
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 18,790. Language: British English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
In 1968 I was invited to be in a unique and privileged position in the world of popular music. I was to look after the equipment of the biggest band in the world, The Beatles. I know it was unique and a privilege because only one other person had done the job before me, his name was Mal Evans and he was the Beatles’ Roadie.
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: $0.99 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?”
Meet a Monkee: Davy Jones by Steve Marinucci
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: American English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
The author's two interviews with Monkee Davy Jones and a review of a concert from his last tour with the group.