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Conversations with Freddie Mercury and past friends

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

After the success of our first book, Conversations with Freddie Mercury, there were many readers through reviews and questions asking, if there was any more details we can tell them about Freddie's friends...


The Mozarts, Who They Were (Volume 1)

by Diego Minoia

During a century dominated by absolute monarchy and powerful aristocrats, the Mozart family traversed Europe on the quest for artistic consecration and prestigious promise. Was the ambition of his father, Leopold,...


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...


Depeche mode. La biografia

by Steve Malins

Scritta in collaborazione con i Depeche Mode, la biografia abbraccia tutta la carriera di una delle band più longeve della storia, che ha saputo attraversare quattro decenni di musica, dal pop al rock.

Questo...


The Demons of Leonard Cohen

by Francis Mus

"With my jingle in your brain,

Allow the Bridge to arch again"

How are we to understand Leonard Cohen?s plea? Who speaks to whom in this oeuvre spanning six decades? In search of an answer to this question this...


Ted Templeman

by Templeman Ted & Greg Renoff

Crafting smash hits with Van Halen, The Doobie Brothers, Nicolette Larson, and Van Morrison, legendary music producer Ted Templeman changed the course of rock history

This autobiography (as told to Greg Renoff)...


Florence Foster Jenkins

by Darryl W. Bullock

"Probably the most complete and absolute lack of talent ever publicly displayed." ?Life MagazineMadame Jenkins couldn't carry a tune in a bucket: despite that, in 1944 at the age of 76, she played Carnegie Hall...


The Road Beneath My Feet

by Frank Turner

In the fall of 2005, Frank Turner was virtually unheard of. His rock band, Millions Dead, was finishing up a grueling tour and had agreed that their show on September 23 would be their last. The entry on the...


Conversations with McCartney

by Paul Du Noyer

In June 1989, Paul Du Noyer was contacted by Paul McCartney's office in London. They asked him to interview the star; McCartney and Du Noyer had met once before and enjoyed a good rapport.In the years that followed,...


Adele

by Chas Newkey-Burden

After years of rumors, Adele?s long-awaited third album 25 was finally announced in late 2015, and with it came claims that she was to single-handedly ?save the music industry.?? Such is the influence of Adele?a...


Mad World

by Jonathan Bernstein, Lori Majewski, Nick Rhodes & Moby

Mad World is a highly entertaining oral history that celebrates the New Wave music phenomenon of the 1980s via new interviews with 35 of the most notable artists of the period. Each chapter begins with a discussion...


Commando

by Johnny Ramone

Raised in Queens, New York, Johnny Ramone founded one of the most influential rock bands of all time, but he never strayed from his blue-collar roots and attitude. He was truly imbued with the angry-young-man...


The Carter Family

by Frank M. Young & David Lasky

Winner of the 2013 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work!

The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song is a rich and compelling original graphic novel that tells the story of the Carter Family—the first superstar...


Why Bowie Matters

by Will Brooker

A unique, moving and dazzlingly researched exploration of the places, people, musicians, writers and filmmakers that inspired David Jones to become David Bowie, what we can learn from his life’s work and...


The art of singing

by Enrico Caruso

The historical revelations of the vocal technique of the Greatest Tenor, the “world’s first popstar” Enrico Caruso

In this book, Caruso himself analyzes and describes his phenomenal breathing technique...


Sidney Lanier

by Edwin Mims

Sidney Lanier (1842-1881) was an American musician and poet. He attended Oglethorpe University near Milledgeville, Georgia, graduating first in his class shortly before the outbreak of the American Civil War....


Conversations with Michael Jackson

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

Michael Jackson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable and iconic figures of the twentieth century. A musical genius of song, sound and dance with each period of his life identifiable by its own creative...


Conversations with David Bowie

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

David Jones (Bowie), is arguably the most influential pop icon of our times. He was not just music, words and lyrics but a work of art displayed as David Bowie. His profound effect reverberated out through all...


The Organist

by Mark Abley

Harry Abley was a nightmare of a father: depressive, self-absorbed, unpredictable, emotionally unstable. He was also a dream of a father: gentle, courageous, artistically gifted. Mark Abley, his only child,...


Three Great Epoch-Makers in Music

by Edward Farnsworth

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Frederic Chopin
  • Richard Strauss And The Art Of Sound

PREFACE

Bearing in mind Emerson's saying that every action admits of being outdone, and around every circle another may be drawn, we...