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Too Young For Rock And Roll
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,650. Language: British English. Published: April 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Music » Alternative
The first volume of Dave's musical story starts in Cornwall in the 1950s. He spent his teenage years in and around Ladbroke Grove, the epicentre of the Counter Culture and Underground music scene. He learned to play guitar and spent the next few years learning how to make music, playing everything from pop, rock, country, jazz and folk music and going to gigs.
Legends of Soul - Ray Charles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B
Ray Charles is recognized as being the inventor of Soul music. Soul is basically the combination of Gospel and Jazz. Ray Charles did it best and he did it first. Blind from a very young age, he went on to make his mark in the entertainment world and was given the nickname of "genius". Ray was in the first class inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Bob Dylan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,970. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Bob Dylan has been performing since about 1960. Born and raised in Minnesota, he left college to travel to New York to follow his dream of becoming a singer and songwriter. Today after more than 30 studio albums, plus singles, live albums and compilations, Bob Dylan is definitely a super star. Bob Dylan has been and remains one of the most influential performers of the 20th Century.
Karol Szymanowski: Correspondence, Volume 1: 1902–1919
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.
Making Noises
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 93,830. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015 by OverDog Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
If you’ve ever dreamed of making it in music, then "Making Noises" is your novel. “Euan Mitchell, author of the independent bestseller 'Feral Tracks', knows his rock’n’roll … and this laid-back, ironic take on the Australian music industry in the ’90s captures the spirit of the time. It’s fast-paced and grungy, full of backroom intrigue and colourful characters.” The Age
I'n Or
Price: Free! Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The birth, life and death of a rock group in ultra conservative South Africa.
Frank Sinatra, Miriam, and Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,300. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
The book is about the author's childhood obsession with Frank Sinatra, from picking up and saving his cigarette butt. and seeing him perform in the company of mobsters, to later developing a professional relationship, which led to Sinatra giving the author what turned out to be the last formal interview he ever gave for publication, the YouTube audio link to which is included in the book.
The Beatles At Shea Stadium: The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,300. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
The concert that launched the modern era of outdoor stadium shows. This is the story behind the August 15, 1965 concert at New York's Shea Stadium - one of the most exciting events in Beatles and rock history - told through exclusive interviews and researched commentary. Book includes rare photos, memorabilia, and never-before published correspondence, documents and production notes.
What Was Going On: The Life and Times of Marvin Gaye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,180. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
His music is known around the world; with hits like "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "How Sweet It Is" Gaye helped create the sound of R&B. But who was Marvin Gaye? From his childhood to his ultimate murder by his own father, this mini biography will give you insight into what inspired the man and his music. LifeCaps is an imprint of BookCaps™ Study Guides. With each book, a lesser known
The Doors Unhinged - Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,430. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Drummer John Densmore’s THE DOORS: UNHINGED is the true story of the court case that put Jim Morrison’s legacy on trial and divided the former band mates in half, with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger on one side, and John Densmore and the estate of Jim Morrison on the other.