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101 Amazing Facts about Britney Spears

by Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor

Are you the world's biggest Britney Spears fan? Or do you want to know everything there is to know about the pop princess who is one of the biggest selling artists of all time? If so, then this is the book for...

Mozart: A Life

by Paul Johnson

Eminent historian Paul Johnson dazzles with a rich, succinct portrait of Mozart and his music

As he’s done in Napoleon, Churchill, Jesus, and Darwin, acclaimed historian and author Paul Johnson here offers...

The Leonard Bernstein Letters

by Leonard Bernstein & Nigel Simeone

Leonard Bernstein was a charismatic and versatile musician—a brilliant conductor who attained international super-star status, and a gifted composer of Broadway musicals (West Side Story), symphonies (Age...

The Seeker King: A Spiritual Biography of Elvis Presley

by Gary Tillery

A woman in the audience once handed Elvis a crown saying, “You’re the King.” “No, honey,” Elvis replied. “There is only one king — Jesus Christ. I’m just a singer.” Gary Tillery presents a coherent...

Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven

by John Eliot Gardiner

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary,...

LZ-'75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American Tour

by Stephen Davis

A revealing account of Led Zepplin's 1975 North American tour including all- new interviews with-and insider information about-the band, from the bestselling author of Hammer of the Gods.

As a young music...

Willin': The Story of Little Feat

by Ben Fong-Torres

The first biography of the legendary, beloved, long-running band Little Feat, by veteran music journalist Ben Fong-Torres

Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years

by Mark Lewisohn

Tune In is the first volume of All These Years—a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds...

Johnny Cash: The Life

by Robert Hilburn

The national bestseller celebrated as "the ultimate Johnny Cash biography....Rock writer great Robert Hilburn goes deep." -- Rolling Stone

In this, the definitive biography of an American legend, Robert Hilburn...


by David Matthews

A uniquely personal and centenary-year biography by fellow composer, former assistant, and lifelong friend of Benjamin Britten, David Matthews.

Yé-Yé Girls of '60s French Pop

by Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe & Lio

Yé-Yé means Yeah Yeah! and is best known as a style of '60s pop music heard in France and Québec.

Boogie Man

by Charles Shaar Murray

Acclaimed writer Charles Shaar Murray's Boogie Man is the authorized and authoritative biography of an extraordinary musician. Murray was given unparalleled access to Hooker, and he lets the man from Clarksdale,...

Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia

by Galina Kopytova, Dario Sarlo & Alexandra Wiktorek

Notoriously reticent about his early years, violinist Jascha Heifetz famously reduced the story of his childhood to "Born in Russia. First lessons at 3. Debut in Russia at 7. Debut in Carnegie Hall at 17. That's...

Elvis Costello and Thatcherism: A Psycho-Social Exploration

by David Pilgrim & Richard Ormrod

The emergence of Thatcherism around 1980, which ushered in a period of neo-liberalism in British politics that still resonates today, led musicians, like other artists, to respond to their context of production....

The Dream of an Idol

by Lloyd Cele

Lloyd Cele made a decision to trade a life and mindset of lack, for a life of focused and effective purpose. This is his story. A harsh yet soulful journey from a destitute and fatherless upbringing in the poverty-stricken...

Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington

by Terry Teachout

A major new biography of Duke Ellington from the acclaimed author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong


Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century—and an impenetrably...

Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles

by Geoff Emerick & Howard Massey

Geoff Emerick became an assistant engineer at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1962 at age fifteen, and was present as a new band called the Beatles recorded their first songs. He later worked with the Beatles...

Miss Shirley Bassey

by John L. Williams

From "Hot from Harlem" to "Goldfinger," the story of how a two-bit jazz singer from Cardiff became an immortal icon: In 1954, Shirley Bassey was seventeen years old. She had just returned from a cheesy revue...

Rumours of Glory

by Bruce Cockburn

Award-winning songwriter and pioneering guitarist Bruce Cockburn has been shaped by politics, protest, romance, and spiritual discovery. He has toured the globe, visiting far-flung places such as Guatemala,...

Oscar Peterson: The Will to Swing

by Gene Lees

Based on extensive interviews, Oscar Peterson is a well-informed and provocative exploration of Peterson's music.