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Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s

by Tom Doyle

An illuminating look at the most tumultuous decade in the life of a rock icon—the only McCartney biography in decades based on firsthand interviews with the ex-Beatle himself.


As the 1970s began, the Beatles...

Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story

by Geoff Pevere

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, no Canadian band rocked harder, louder or to more hardcore fans than Hamilton, Ontario's own Teenage Head. Although usually lumped in the dubiously inevitable 'punk rock' category...

The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life

by David Revill

John Cage was one of the most innovative and important composers of the twentieth century. He influenced not only contemporaries but also younger generations, including artists from Phillip Glass, Steve Reich,...

101 Amazing Facts about Arctic Monkeys

by Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor

Are you the world's biggest Arctic Monkeys fan? Or do you want to know everything there is to know about one of the biggest bands of the era? If so, then this is the book for you! Contained within are more than...

With the Beatles

by Lewis Lapham

Halfway between the summer of love and the Tet offensive, the Beatles went to India to study with the Maharishi—and Lewis Lapham, esteemed Harper's editor and award-winning writer, was there. WITH THE BEATLES...

Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye: The Rolling Stones on the Road to Exile

by Robert Greenfield

When the Rolling Stones embarked on their farewell tour of England in 1971, it marked the end of an era.

Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist

by Steve Lowenthal & David Fricke

John Fahey is to the solo acoustic guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric: the man whom all subsequent musicians had to listen to. Fahey made more than 40 albums between 1959 and his death in 2001, most...

Lifting My Voice: A Memoir

by Barbara Hendricks & Kofi A. Annan

Growing up African American in segregated Arkansas in the 1950s, Barbara Hendricks witnessed firsthand the painful struggle for civil rights. After graduation from the Juilliard School of Music, Hendricks immediately...

Bob Dylan: The Biography

by Dennis Mcdougal

Bob Dylan is a music hero to generations. He’s also an international bestselling artist, a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, and an Oscar winner for “Things Have Changed.” His career is stronger and...

You Don't Cry Out Loud: The Lily Isaacs Story

by Lily Isaacs

A talented daughter of Holocaust survivors, Lily Isaacs is a woman who has felt pain and loss, and found the incomparable joy of a life with Jesus Christ. As a new Christian believer, she became estranged from...

The Evolution of Mann: Herbie Mann and the Flute in Jazz

by Cary Ginell

(Book). More than any other musician, Herbie Mann was responsible for establishing the flute as an accepted jazz instrument. Prior to his arrival, the flute was a secondary instrument for saxophonists, but Mann...

Max Steiner: Composing, Casablanca, and the Golden Age of Film Music

by Peter Wegele

This biography of Steiner provides insight into how the film music industry worked and functioned during the Golden era of film scores. The central part of this work is an analysis of Steiner’s score to Casablanca...

Stand Up Straight and Sing!

by Jessye Norman

One of America's most admired and decorated singers tells her inspiring life story, from the segregated south to the world's greatest stages.

101 Amazing Facts about Cheryl Cole

by Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor

Are you the world's biggest Cheryl Cole fan? Or do you want to know everything there is to know about the singer, X Factor judge and former member of Girls Aloud? If so, then this is the book for you! Contained...

Nirvana FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Most Important Band of the 1990s

Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues

by James Fearnley

The Pogues injected the fury of punk into Irish folk music and gave the world the troubled, iconic, darkly romantic songwriter Shane MacGowan. Here Comes Everybody is a memoir written by founding member and...

Simply Thrilled

by Simon Goddard

They had just a few hundred pounds, one band missing a drummer, a sock drawer for an office, more dreams than sense and not a clue between them how to run a record company. But when Alan Horne and Edwyn Collins...

Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire

by Philip Bailey, Keith Zimmerman & Kent Zimmerman

Earth, Wind & Fire has sold some ninety million records and won eight Grammy awards. But while its charismatic founder, Maurice White, and Philip Bailey, one of popular music’s greatest voices, are remarkable...

Beg, Steal or Borrow: The Official Baby Shambles Story

by Spencer Honniball

Charting the wayward tale of the UK's most notorious group and written with full co-operation of the band this is the ultimate rock and roll story and is destined to become a classic of the genre.

From rehab...

Lydia Thompson: Queen of Burlesque

by Kurt Ganzl

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.