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The Unknown Paul McCartney

by Ian Peel

Internationally acclaimed, knighted and immortalised in music's pantheon, Paul McCartney nevertheless remains one of the least fully appreciated of modern icons.

Throughout his career, McCartney has initiated...


Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters

by Jeff Burger

Offering fans an extensive look at the artist’s own words throughout the past four decades, Springsteen on Springsteen brings together Q&A–formatted articles, speeches, and features that incorporate significant...


Marvelous Melba: The Extraordinary Life of a Great Diva

by Ann Blainey

Nobody sings like Melba, and nobody ever will, proclaimed the impresario Oscar Hammerstein in 1908. Like many others of his time, he considered her the world's greatest singer. The wild acclaim showered on her...


Ziggyology

by Simon Goddard

He came from Outer Space...

It was the greatest invention in the history of pop music – the rock god who came from the stars – which struck a young David Bowie like a lightning bolt from the heavens.

When...


Colonel Tom Parker: The Curious Life of Elvis Presley's Eccentric Manager

by James L. Dickerson

Based on unprecedented research and interviews, this authoritative biography of Colonel Tom Parker (1909-1997) includes new revelations and insights into rock music's most renowned and notorious manager.


Franz Liszt, Volume 1: The Virtuoso Years: 1811-1847

by Alan Walker

Franz Liszt--child prodigy, virtuoso pianist, co-founder with Chopin and Schumann of the Romantic movement in music--has been the subject of literally hundreds of biographies, but it is only in the last few...


Franz Liszt, Volume 3: The Final Years: 1861-1886

by Alan Walker

The third volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.

"You can't help but keep turning the pages, wondering how it will all turn out: and Walker's accumulated readings of Liszt's music have...


Franz Liszt, Volume 2: The Weimar Years: 1848-1861

by Alan Walker

The second volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.

"You can't help but keep turning the pages, wondering how it will all turn out: and Walker's accumulated readings of Liszt's music have...


Lina and Serge: The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev

by Simon Morrison

The dramatic, untold story of Lina and Serge Prokofiev, a doomed love story and a shattering portrait of an artist.


I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon

by Touré||

Celebrated journalist, TV personality, and award-winning author Touré investigates one of the most enigmatic and fascinating figures in contemporary American culture:

PRINCE

Drawing on new research and enlivened...


An Analytical Survey of the Fifteen Two-Part Inventions by J.S. Bach

by Theodore O. Johnson

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Elgar

by W.H. Reed

Contents Include: Childhood and Youth In Search of a Career The Teaching of Experience Marriage and Artistic Progress Growing Mastery Gradual Recognition and Fame Full Maturity Continued Creative Activity Fame...


Blues with a Feeling: The Little Walter Story

by Tony Glover, Scott Dirks & Ward Gaines

Whenever you hear the prevalent wailing blues harmonica in commercials, film soundtracks or at a blues club, you are experiencing the legacy of the master harmonica player, Little Walter. Immensely popular in...


Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.

by Howard Kaylan & Jeff Tamarkin

(Book). If Howard Kaylan had sung only one song, the Turtles' 1967 No. 1 smash hit "Happy Together," his place in rock-and-roll history would still be secure. But that recording, named in 1999 by BMI as one...


Read & Burn: A Book About Wire

by Wilson Neate

(Book). Read & Burn is the first serious, in-depth appraisal of Wire, one of the most influential British bands to emerge during the punk era. If Wire were briefly a punk band, however, it was largely by historical...


Arlo Guthrie: The Warner/Reprise Years

by Hank Reineke

Arlo Guthrie revisits Guthrie’s fifteen-year ride as a recording artist. With a look at Guthrie’s life and times before and after this prolific period of his career, this biography is a goldmine of information...


The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story

by Gregg Akkerman

In The Last Balladeer, author Gregg Akkerman skillfully reveals the life-long achievements and occasional missteps of Johnny Hartman as an African-American artist dedicated to his craft. In the first full-length...


An American Organist in Paris: The Letters of Lee Orville Erwin, 1930-1931

by Michael Hix

An American Organist in Paris presents Lee Orville Erwin's letters from France to his family in 1930-1931. In these letters, Erwin recounts his daily experiences and encounters with some of the 20th century's...


I Was the First Woman Phil Spector Killed: An Autobiography In Essays of Beverly Ross, Brill Building Songwriter of "Lollipop" and a Premier Architect

by Beverly Ross & Amanda Williams

Tell all memoir of one of Rock 'N' Roll's earliest pioneer songwriters, Beverly Ross ("Lollipop," "Judy's Turn to Cry," "Girl of My Best Friend" recorded by Elvis). Self-sabotage, artistic ambition, and behind...


Céline Dion and René Angelil Library Bundle: Céline / René Angelil: The Making of Céline Dion

by Jean Beaunoyer, Georges-Hebert Germain & Jean Beaulne

These two books tell the complete story of the rise to fame of Canada's most famous female singer, Céline Dion, both in her career and in her personal life with her manager and husband, who has guided her to...