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Dameronia: The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron

by Paul Combs

Dameronia is the first authoritative biography of Tadd Dameron, an important and widely influential figure in jazz history as one of the most significant composers and arrangers of jazz, swing, bebop, and big...


Jerry Goldsmith. Music Scoring for American Movies

by Mauricio Dupuis

This essay represents the first organic study about Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004), emblematic American film composer in the second half of the 20th century. Goldsmith was also a brilliant conductor. He conducted...


One Woman in a Hundred: Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia Orchestra

by Mary Sue Welsh

Gifted harpist Edna Phillips (1907-2003) joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1930, becoming not only that ensemble's first female member but also the first woman to hold a principal position in a major American...


Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die

by Willie Nelson & Kinky Friedman

You won't see no sad and teary eyes

When I get my wings, and it's my time to fly

Just call my friends and tell them

There's a party, come on by

So just roll me up and smoke me when I die

In Roll Me Up and Smoke...


Marga Richter

by Sharon Mirchandani

This is the first full-length introduction to the life and works of significant American composer Marga Richter (born 1926), who has written more than one hundred works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, dance,...


Memories of Dr Shinichi Suzuki: Son of His Environment

by Lois Shepheard

Suzuki may be a name renowned for automobiles, but this book introduces us to a very different Suzuki - the Suzuki who was a world leader in the teaching of music. Dr Shinichi Suzuki, creator of "The Suzuki...


Lyrics & Prose

by Ric Ocasek

Emerging from the New Wave music scene of the late ‘70s, The Cars catapulted to success with the very first single—“Just What I Needed”—off of their debut album. Led by Ric Ocasek, the lead vocalist...


Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar

by Peter Benjaminson

Complete with never-before-revealed details about the sex, violence, and drugs in her life, this biography reveals the incredibly turbulent life of Motown artist Mary Wells. Based in part on four hours of previously...


Bruce

by Peter A Carlin

Peter Ames Carlin’s New York Times bestselling biography of one America’s greatest musicians is the first in twenty-five years to be written with the cooperation of Bruce Springsteen himself; “Carlin gets...


Rod: The Autobiography

by Rod Stewart

The extraordinary life and career of music legend Rod Stewart, in his own words for the first time.

 

With his soulful and singular voice, narrative songwriting, and passionate live performances Rod Stewart has...


Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of Kiss

by Peter Criss & Larry Sloman

LEGENDARY founding KISS drummer Peter “Catman” Criss has lived an incredible life in music, from the streets of Brooklyn to the social clubs of New York City to the ultimate heights of rock ’n’ roll...


Adele: The Biography

by Chas Newkey-Burden

Adele's soulful voice, catchy hits, and vulnerable personality have won her critical acclaim and widespread popularity. She has topped the charts in 18 countries and swept the top awards at the 2012 Grammys—but...


Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page

by Brad Tolinski

This “oral autobiography” of Jimmy Page, the intensely private mastermind behind Led Zeppelin—one of the most enduring bands in rock history—is the most complete and revelatory portrait of the legendary...


Thomas Adès: Full of Noises

by Thomas Adès & Tom Service

Composer, conductor, and pianist, Thomas Adès is one of the most diversely talented musical figures of his generation. His music is performed by great opera companies, symphony orchestras, chamber groups, and...


Love Song

by Ethan Mordden

Noted historian of the Broadway musical chronicles the braided lives of two of the twentieth century's most influential artists  For the first time, Ethan Mordden chronicles the romance of Kurt Weill and...


Shall We Play That One Together?

by Paul de Barros

In a world dominated by men, Marian McPartland distinguished herself as one of the greatest jazz pianists of her age

Born in the UK as Margaret Marian Turner, Marian McPartland learned to play classical piano,...


In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran

by John Taylor

With a new introduction by Nick Rhodes

The talent. The charisma. The videos. From their 1981 hit "Planet Earth" to their latest number-one album, All You Need Is Now, John Taylor and Duran Duran have enchanted...


Strings Attached: The Life and Music of John Williams

by William Starling

Strings Attached is the much anticipated authorised biography of John Williams, one of the most accomplished and celebrated musicians of his generation. From his childhood in Australia to his stellar career...


David Bowie - The Man Who Changed the World

by Wim Hendrikse

This book takes you deep into David Bowie's world. An honest and fascinating portrait of a very complex personality. In the seventies Bowie was the King of Glitter Rock, the trendsetter. He is a songwriter,...


101 Amazing Facts about Ed Sheeran

by Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor

Are you the world's biggest Ed Sheeran fan? Or do you want to know everything there is to know about one of the most talented singer-songwriters of a generation? If so, then this is the book for you! Contained...