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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
Coming in October 2019, the first and only official autobiography of a much-loved global icon.
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Wham! George & Me: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite: My Story
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My Thoughts Exactly: The No.1 Bestseller
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Queen Unseen - My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century: Revised and with Added Material
In an intimate and eye-opening story, roundly praised as the best available insight on Queen, Peter Hince recounts twelve years on the road with Freddie Mercury, Brian May and co. This truly is the definitive book on the 20th century's most iconic rock band.
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My Crazy World: The Autobiography
The remarkable autobiography of Christy Dignam, lead singer of Aslan and one of Ireland's legendary rock stars
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Just Kids
Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe
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Daisy Jones and The Six: The most rock n roll novel of 2019
Each time I open it I get lost in another world.' FEARNE COTTON'I LOVE it . It's also a call-to-arms that when you find your niche, don't doubt, embrace it.' EMERALD STREET'The verdict: Daisy Jones steals the limelight... A zeitgeist book for 2019' STYLIST'Well observed, sensitively told .
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Year of the Monkey: The New York Times bestseller
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Barefoot Pilgrimage
Andrea Corr's Barefoot Pilgrimage is a compelling and honest memoir.
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Beastie Boys Book
Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom.
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Frank Zappa 1966 to 1979: On Track
Despite his death in 1993, Zappa's estate has continued to release several albums per year of archive material. Zappa has inspired musicians from many genres - including electronic music pioneer Brian Eno, composer Bob Gluck and musical satirist 'Wierd Al' Yankovic . The first book to look at this period of Zappa's work in detail.
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Handel in London: The Making of a Genius
A rich and evocative account of the life and work of Britain's favourite composer from one of our finest conductors.
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Before We Was We: Madness by Madness
A story of seven originals, whose collective graft, energy and talent took them from the sweaty depths of the Hope & Anchor's basement to the Top of the Pops studio. Playing music together, riding freight trains, spraying graffiti and stealing records.
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M Train
REVISED EDITION WITH FIVE THOUSAND WORDS BONUS MATERIAL AND NEW PHOTOGRAPHS M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation., Here, too, are singular memories of Smith's life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature and coffee. It is a powerful, deeply moving book by one of the most remarkable artists at work today.
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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
Coming in October 2019, the first and only official autobiography of a much-loved global icon.
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At the Birth of Bowie: Life with the Man Who Became a Legend
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Riot of Our Own
Reissue of a riotous chronicle of one of the UK's greatest punk rock bands - the Clash
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Elton John by Terry O'Neill: The definitive portrait, with unseen images
A photographic portrait of Elton John, by iconic photographer Terry O'Neill.
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Freddie Mercury 2020 Calendar - Official A3 Wall Format Calendar
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Debussy: A Painter in Sound
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY AWARD FOR STORYTELLINGClaude Debussy was that rare creature, a composer who reinvented the language of music without alienating the majority of music lovers.
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Ed Sheeran
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The Awfully Big Adventure: Michael Jackson in the Afterlife
Paul Morley's short biographical portrait of Michael Jackson looks at how we turned the most outrageous child star talent of the late 20th century into a monster; This is a rare piece of pop cultural alchemy that cuts through the myth in a way that only a writer as great as Paul Morley could do.
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Elvis Slim 2020 Calendar - Official Slim Format Calendar
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Being John Lennon
An intimate yet unsparing biography of one of the greatest and most mythologised musicians of the twentieth century.
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Little Book of Queen Bey: The Wit and Wisdom of Beyonce
The most iconic quotes from Beyonce to help you slay every day
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Let The Good Times Roll: My Life in Small Faces, Faces and The Who
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Robbie Williams Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format
Singer, song-writer and actor - Mr Robbie Williams has it all! Adoring fans will love the monthly pictures contained within this year's 2018 calendar while they keep their days in check.
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High School
From iconic musicians Tegan and Sara comes a nostalgic memoir about high school, detailing their first loves and first songs in a compelling look back at their origin story.
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Treasures of Queen
The Treasures of Queen gives fans unprecedented access to all areas, and the chance to see some amazing memorabilia reproduced on the page: backstage passes, handwritten lyrics, unpublished album art, ultra-rare posters, original tour itineraries, postcards, limited-edition records, invites to the now-legendary tour parties, and more!
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How To Be Invisible
Selected and arranged by the author, with an expansive introduction by the novelist David Mitchell, How To Be Invisible presents the lyrics of Kate Bush for the first time in a beautiful cloth-bound Faber edition.
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Withdrawn Traces: Searching for the Truth about Richey Manic, Foreword by Rachel Edwards
New discoveries and a fresh perspective, with unprecedented access to Richey's personal archiveOn 1 February 1995, Richey Edwards, guitarist of the Manic Street Preachers, went missing at the age of 27.
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Back to the Boy
An inspiring autobiography about setbacks, the pressures of success and the power of second chances.
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Bowie by O'Neill: The definitive collection with unseen images
More than 500 photographs of David Bowie, shot by celebrated photographer Terry O'Neill, including images never published before.
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Unmasked
"You have the luck of Croesus on stilts (as my Auntie Vi would have said) if you've had the sort of career, ups and downs, warts and all that I have in that wondrous little corner of show business called musical theatre."
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Classic FM Family Music Box: Hear iconic music from the great composers
The perfect introduction to the world of classical music for all ages. Produced in collaboration with Classic FM, this entertaining book includes a comprehensive overview of classical music accompanied by hand-drawn illustrations and 8 concealed buttons that play short bursts of iconic pieces of music.
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Beatles Book
Hunter Davies, the only ever authorised biographer of the group, has produced the essential Beatles guide. Divided into four sections - People, Songs, Places and Broadcast and Cinema - it covers all elements of the band's history and vividly brings to live every influence that shaped them.
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Born to Run
A revelatory memoir by a legendary rock star, Bruce Springsteen's BORN TO RUN will be the book of 2016.
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Rocketman
In May 2019, audiences are invited to discover the fantastical story of Sir Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, to a global superstar, through his influential and enduring partnership with his songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin.
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Come and Get These Memories: The Story of Holland-Dozier-Holland, Motown's Incomparable Songwriters
Featuring honest and open first-hand accounts, Come and Get These Memories is more than just a behind-the-scenes look at Motown Records at its peak: Eddie and Brian set the record straight on both their personal and professional lives and offer a revealing slice of pop-music history.
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Biography
The rehabilitation of Crosby, Stills and Nash's reputation (and of Young's contributions here) is long overdue' - FRANK TURNERAt 3 a.m. on Monday, 18 August 1969, the final night of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, four men armed only with acoustic guitars faced the gaping darkness of a vast open-air audience.
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Then It Fell Apart
Suddenly he was hanging out with David Bowie and Lou Reed, Christina Ricci and Madonna, taking esctasy for breakfast (most days), drinking litres of vodka (every day), and sleeping with super models (infrequently).
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Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, etc.
Through his pioneering work in the legendary country-punk band, Uncle Tupelo, to his enduring legacy as the creative force behind the unclassifiable sound of Wilco, Jeff Tweedy has weaved his way between the underground and the mainstream - and back again.
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Greetings from Bury Park: Inspiration for the film 'Blinded by the Light'
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Passionate Spirit: The Life of Alma Mahler
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Why Beethoven Threw the Stew: And Lots More Stories About the Lives of Great Composers
In Why Beethoven Threw the Stew, renowned cellist Steven Isserlis sets out to pass on to children a wonderful gift given to him by his own cello teacher - the chance to people his own world with the great composers by getting to know them as friends.
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Joni Mitchell: Both Sides Now
An intimate exploration of Joni Mitchell's life and art.
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AC/DC: Album by Album
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Little Book of the Beatles
The Little Book of the Beatles is a superb book of quotations by, and about, the band that revolutionised popular music the world over. From insightful quotes by fellow artists, collaborators and friends, to words of wit and wisdom from John, Paul, George and Ringo themselves, you'll find more than 170 amusing and inspiring soundbites inside.
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Zappa Tour Atlas
The most comprehensive listing of every Zappa concert, revealing the thousands of miles travelled to a total of 20 countries during more than 25 years of live performance, detailed with maps, as well as locations of the places Zappa called home. Includes a foreword by band member Robert Martin and a discography of Zappa's 111 official albums.