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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...


My Bloody Roots: From Sepultura to Soulfly and Beyond: The Autobiography

by Joel McIver & Cavalera Max

(Book). My Bloody Roots is the brutally honest story of life in two of the world's best-known heavy metal bands, Sepultura and Soulfly, by one of the global metal scene's most respected musicians. Much, much...


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...


Jean-Marie Beaudet, l'homme-orchestre

by Josée Beaudet & Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Rodney Stark in his book “The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success”. This summary...


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. 


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

by Philip Bailey, Keith Zimmerman & Kent Zimmerman

A revealing and heartfelt memoir from the lead singer of the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire

With more than ninety million records sold and eight Grammy awards throughout its forty-year history, Earth, Wind & Fire...


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.


William B. Gill: From the Goldfields to Broadway

by Kurt Ganzl

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man

by Holly George-Warren

The first biography of the influential musician and forebear of the indie-rock scene

Alex Chilton's story is rags to riches in reverse, beginning with teenage rock stardom and heading downward. Following stints...


Jim Morrison: LIfe, Death, Legend

by Stephen Davis

As the lead singer of the Doors, Jim Morrison’s searing poetic vision and voracious appetite for sexual, spiritual, and psychedelic experience inflamed the spirit and psyche of a generation. Since his mysterious...


Louis Armstrong's New Orleans

by Thomas Brothers

"The best book ever produced about Louis Armstrong by anyone other than the man himself."—Terry Teachout, Commentary In the early twentieth century, New Orleans was a place of colliding identities and histories,...