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The Ghosts of Jim Morrison, The Phantom of Detroit, and the Fates of Rock 'n' Roll by RD Francis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 129,900. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
This is the story of the Phantom, the enigmatic musician behind the mysterious rock opera Phantom's Divine Comedy: Part 1 who replaced Jim Morrison in the Doors.
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.
As The Years Go By ... Conversations With Canada's Folk Rock & Pop Pioneers by Randy Ray & Mark Kearney
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 115,600. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » History » Reference
Canada's music scene was magical in the 50s, 60s & 70s. As The Years Go By tells the stories behind The Diamonds, Lighthouse, Steppenwolf, Mashmakhan, Patsy Gallant, Skylark, Bobby Curtola, Edward Bear, Susan Jacks, Denny Doherty, Moxy, Lucille Starr, The Ugly Ducklings, Prism, The Five Man Electrical Band and many more amazing Canadian performers. It is the 10th book by Mark Kearney & Randy Ray
Hawkwind: Sonic Assassins by Ian Abrahams
Price: $8.99 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.
Me & U2 Around the World - Part 2 - North America 2009 by Cathal McCarron
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 154,960. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Cathal describes his dramatic time following the U2 360˚ tour through North America in the summer of 2009, from Chicago to Vancouver, through Boston, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and every other city U2 visited in between.
Song Hits by Aoanan Milson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,500. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Sheet music and song books
Compiled for your guitar playing and singing pleasures! More than 8000 songs: Including New Top Hits, Billboard Top Hits 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, Acoustics, Love Songs, Alternative Rock, OPM, POP and many more.
The Festive Fifty by Mark Whitby
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 145,880. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Alternative
The Festive Fifty was broadcast annually by John Peel from 1976 until his passing in 2004. Dandelion Radio have since taken responsibility for the chart, continuing to collate votes from listeners in the Peel tradition This updated version of a book that first came out in 2005 contains information from the Dandelion festive fifties as well as statistics from throughout the chart's history.
The Christian Band Handbook by Marie Wise
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 164,440. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by UnLeashed Arts. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Adult
Why Learn from the School of Hard Knocks if You Don’t Have To? The Christian Band Handbook is a step by step how-to guide for building a Christian band that brings people closer to Jesus. If you are willing to work diligently while keeping God as your first love, you can create an extraordinary music ministry. The Christian Band Handbook contains the practical advice needed to impact the world.
QRD - The Guitarist Interviews - Volumes I - X by Brian John Mitchell
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 403,240. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers
Gearheaded interviews with over 150 guitarists.
Fathers - Balancing Family & Art by Brian John Mitchell
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 116,240. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general, Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional)
Over 100 interviews with musician, cartoonist, & artistic dads about balancing family life & art revealing tips & strategies for survival to other artistic dads.
The Top 40 Annual 1988 by James Masterton
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 112,840. Language: British English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Leading chart historian James Masterton presents a detailed account of every act and every hit single to reach the UK Top 40 during the course of this historic year in popular music.
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.
The Christian Musicians Devotional by Marie Wise
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 127,730. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by UnLeashed Arts. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Christian
The Christian Musicians Devotional is 365 daily devotions specifically for Christian musicians who desire extraordinary music ministries. This book addresses the attitudes, issues, and difficulties involved with music ministry. Digging deeper into ministry means drawing closer to God and living His love for people.
Outside Music, Inside Voices: Dialogues on Improvisation and the Spirit of Creative Music by Garrison Fewell
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 113,940. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
Outside Music, Inside Voices is an exploration of the outer realm of music and the inner voices of creative musicians. Guitarist-composer Garrison Fewell’s book shares musician-to-musician dialogues centered around the ways in which spiritual values inform the lives and art of improvisers.
Motown Encyclopedia by Graham Betts
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 491,950. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Motown Encylopedia contains 1,178 entries connected with the iconic label, including every artist from its launch in 1959 to its sale in 1988, along with key executives, songwriters, producers and musicians as well as the background stories to every Top Ten hit album and single, film, cast recording and soundtrack release. A fact packed book from start to finish.
For No One by Alan Bradley
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 180,590. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
The Beatles were one of the most important musical phenomena of the 20th century, and together with their manager, Brian Epstein, it can truly be stated that they changed the world. But there were dark aspects to the Beatles story to go along with the million-sellers, and the record-breaking tours. Lost opportunities, millions squandered or stolen, and the involvement of some very dark characters.
Green Suede Shoes: An Irish-American Odyssey by Larry Kirwan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 138,810. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
This rock 'n' roll Angela's Ashes begins in County Wexford, Ireland, a then womb-like theocracy. After emigrating Kirwan finds himself with the Ramones at CBGBs and the brothers McCourt & Lester Bangs at The Bells of Hell. He forms Black 47 under the watchful eye of Joe Strummer. Green Suede Shoes remembers three decades of a lost New York, and the people who have made it what it is.
The Wrong Outfit by Al Gregg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 143,850. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Gate 17. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Nonfiction » Music » Punk
The Wrong Outfit is a powerful novel about a boy called Adam Nedman, who grows up through the 1970s and 80s and is greatly affected by both football and Punk Rock. Perhaps Adam was just in the wrong place at the wrong time? From home life to football terrace. Through school days to punk chaos. Perhaps there had never been any doubt? Adam was in the wrong outfit.