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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...


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.


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.


Mad Music: Charles Ives, the Nostalgic Rebel

by Stephen Budiansky

The life and times of the famed modernist composer


Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir

by Joe Satriani & Jake Brown

Go behind the scenes with the musician The New York Times called “a guitar God!”

Oft-hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of his generation, living guitar legend Joe Satriani has long transcended stylistic boundaries...


Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters

by Jeff Burger

Leonard Cohen, one of the most admired performers of the last half century, has had a stranger-than-fiction, roller-coaster ride of a life. Now, for the first time, he tells his story in his own words, via more...


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 artist who “essentially invented indie and alternative rock” (Spin)

A brilliant and influential songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist, the charismatic Alex Chilton was more than a...