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Liverpool Fantasy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 94,310. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Nonfiction » Music » General
It's 1987, and The Beatles are gathering in Liverpool. It's been 25 years since John Lennon walked out during the recording of Please Please Me taking George & Ringo with him. Paul Montana now a famous Vegas crooner is returning home for the reunion. Liverpool Fantasy examines the hazards of friendship, life as a rock musician, and a world without the Beatles.
There Was A Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of Big Star
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 152,840. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2020 by Permuted. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
“…the holy grail of information on Big Star and the late Chris Bell. An oral history spanning 400 pages, There Was A Light is exhaustive in its detail and entrancing in its storytelling.” —Under the Radar
So Now What? One Foot in Front of the Other
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2020 by Tellwell. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » General
When a person in her early twenties embraces vulnerability to share her life experiences with honesty, heart, hope and wit, a reader of any stage or walk of life is likely to find him or herself within its pages.
Beatles de A à Z - L'encyclopédie Beatles
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 61,860. 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.
Festivalized: Music, Politics & Alternative Culture
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 120,520. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Music » Alternative
Music Journalist Ian Abrahams (Record Collector, R2, Vive Le Rock) and Singer/Songwriter Bridget Wishart (Hawkwind, Hippy Slags, Spirits Burning) assemble an oral history of the British free festival scene of the 70s, 80s and 90s through the eyes of musicians, writers, stage managers, landowners and attendees to create an engaging account that is never sentimental and always objective.
The Cher Bible: 2018 Ultimate Edition
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,780. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal
Along the way, Cher has knocked The Beatles off #1, had five US Hot 100 hits simultaneously, appeared on the Live Aid stage, had US#1 movies with Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson, attended Madonna's wedding in a purple wig, called David Letterman an “asshole”, inaugurated Disneyland, had the highest-grossing female tour of all-time, had hits in six decades and held Lady Gaga's meat purse.
Hawkwind: Sonic Assassins
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 152,080. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
Hawkwind: Sonic Assassins relates the long and twisting history of one of the most iconic British rock bands, told through interviews with many of the legion of musicians who have passed through the ranks.
Lords of the Sunset Strip
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 202,340. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 by The Spencer Company. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
“Lords of the Sunset Strip” is the brutally honest, ribald and hilarious memoir of actor and writer Blackie Dammett—AKA John Kiedis—who happens to be the father of Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis.
The Rise and Fall of The Clash
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,100. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013 by Thin Man Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Punk
In 1983, at the height of their fame, punk band The Clash simply disintegrated. This is the full story of what really happened, as told to film-maker Danny Garcia by members of the band and those who knew them. The book contains the story of Garcia’s odyssey to the eye of rock ‘n’ roll’s most tumultuous tornado, the complete script of the resulting film, and some previously unpublished photos.
And the Band Begins to Play. Part Eight: The Definitive Guide to the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,700. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal, Nonfiction » Music » Reference
And the Band Begins to Play is an in-depth, 12-volume guide to every song recorded by the Beatles. Updated in 2017, Part Eight examines Sgt Pepper and the Magical Mystery Tour EP, with full musical analysis, a detailed description of the recording process, instrumentation, overdubs, production innovations and recording techniques.
Critical Beatdown
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,060. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
A hard-hitting exposé on the corrupt world of online music journalism
Kanye West Superstar
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 66,620. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Kanye West is the self-proclaimed Steve Jobs of the Internet, downtown, fashion and culture. He doesn't just produce critically acclaimed rap albums, he has ideas for water bottle design and architecture. He aspires to design a leather jogging pant for a European clothing line. Kanye West Superstar is the story of how Kanye West became such an important person to himself and also to America.
Infinite Crab Meats
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,060. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
An all you can eat buffet of probing, insightful hip-hop journalism, with thoughts on Rick Ross, Kreayshawn, Das Racist, Odd future, El-P, Killer Mike, Chief Keef, Rap Genius and music publications Pitchfork, SPIN and XXL.
Let It Rock! The Reverend's Archives, Volume 3
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,550. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Let It Rock! is a collection of rock ‘n’ blues album and book reviews written by the “Reverend of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Rev. Keith A. Gordon. Let It Rock! features over 100 album and book reviews, covering the greatest artists of rock and blues music. If you love music, let this book be your guide to your next album purchases!
The Greatest Songwriter/Performer Albums In Recorded Music History
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 77,690. Language: American English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference
The first music history reference book of its kind! We reveal the greatest popular music albums, both composed and performed by the same artist or artists. The premise being the artists must have written or co-written and also performed, either vocally and/or instrumentally on every track contained on their album. These are the most talented artists in the world of popular music!
The Greatest Songwriter/Performer Albums In Recorded Music History - Part 2
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 73,740. Language: American English. Published: December 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
Part two of a very interesting musical journey. This is a book dedicated to the greatest albums in the history of popular music recorded in which the artist has performed and composed or co-composed each and every track. It is a fascinating look at collection of recordings from a wide range of musical genres. A true collection of some of the greatest albums of all time done by some of the best.
And the Band Begins to Play. Part Nine: The Definitive Guide to the Beatles’ White Album
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,200. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal, Nonfiction » Music » Reference
And the Band Begins to Play is an in-depth, 12-volume guide to every song recorded by the Beatles. Updated in 2019, Part Nine examines the White Album. It provides full musical analysis, with a detailed description of the recording process, instrumentation, overdubs, production innovations and recording techniques. And the Band Begins to Play tells the story of the Beatles' unique musical legacy.
Hymns – Their Stories and Their Messages
Series: Hymn Meditations and Stories ยท Spiritual Growth. Price: Free! Words: 86,100. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Hymns, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This book is a compendium of John Zehring’s four books on hymns – their stories and their messages. Each chapter celebrates the lyrics to the hymn, summarizes background about the author or the story of the hymn’s writing, and guides the reader to reflect upon the message of the lyrics.
The Beatles Are the Greatest Rock Band of All Time and I Can Prove It
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 84,380. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Who is the greatest band in rock history? This book argues that it's the Beatles. Don't think so? Well, read and find out. This is as thorough an examination of the Beatles music in context as you will find. If you are skeptical of the Beatles greatness, read this book and you will be skeptical no longer: this is an iron clad argument about the most seminal of rock bands.
I'm The Face - The Official Peter Meaden Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,730. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2016 by Kaleidoscope. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
I'm The Face - The Official Peter Meaden Story.. Written by Pete Wilky & John Hellier.. Few music genres are as inspiring, encapsulating or enduring as the ultra-stylish British Mod scene and few pioneers are as revered as much as 'the original Mod-god' and archetypal 'Face' Mr Peter Meaden, who was and still is hugely respected by those who know their popular music history.