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The most popular Music: styles & genres books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Wham! George & Me: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings
Originally handcrafted in 1971 as a gift for friends, this edition of Joni Mitchell's best-loved poems, illustrations, watercolours and hand-lettered song lyrics is now publicly available for the first time. The perfect Christmas present for any Joni Mitchell fan
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Thunder Girls
The Thunder Girls by Melanie Blake is a lavish tale of friendship and scandal, rivalry and betrayal.
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Not Afraid: The Evolution of Eminem
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BBC Proms 2019: Festival Guide
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Rihanna
Rihanna invites you into her world with this stunning visual autobiography.
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Blackpink: K-Pop's No.1 Girl Group
A comprehensive guide to the K-pop girl group who are taking the music world by storm. The sassiest, most stylish girls around - BLACKPINK!
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Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite, The Sunday Times Bestseller: My Story
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Where's My Guitar?: An Inside Story of British Rock and Roll
A fascinating insight into the golden-age of 1970s and 80s rock and roll told through the eyes of music legend Bernie Marsden and, most notably, his role in establishing one of the world's most famous rock bands of all time - Whitesnake.
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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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Rock & Roll A Level: The only quiz book you need this Christmas
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'Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More
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Beautiful Ones
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Lost Words: Spell Songs
A companion piece to The Lost Words - A Spell Book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, this beautifully presented CD features exclusive new spells and artwork and a CD of new music from an incredible collaboration between Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Kerry Andrew, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter, Jim Molyneux.
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Hell Is Round the Corner: The Unique No-Holds Barred Autobiography
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Elton John: Rocket Man
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Cruel To Be Kind: The Life and Music of Nick Lowe
The authorised biography of Nick Lowe, the 'Jesus of Cool'.
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Acid For The Children - The autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend
Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder, alongside Anthony Kiedis, of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star. With a foreword by punk rock legend, Patti Smith.
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Drop of Patience
The second novel from the internationally acclaimed author of A Different Drummer
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Burning Down The Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution and the Fall of the Berlin Wall
An extraordinary history of the punk movement in East Germany, perfectly timed for the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 3 October 2019.
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I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon
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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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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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Really Easy Piano: 50 Popular Songs
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Led Zeppelin: Denmark 1968-1970
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Wayfaring Stranger: A Musical Journey in the American South
A journey to the American South in search of friendship, life lessons and bluegrass.
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One Two Another: Line By Line: Lyrics from The Charlatans, Solo and Beyond
One Two Another is a collection of the very best lyrics by lead singer of The Charlatans, Tim Burgess, with added commentary and memoir.
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I Saw Eternity the Other Night: King's College, Cambridge, and an English Singing Style
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Real Book: Volume I Sixth Edition (C Instruments)
The Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Since the 1970s, musicians have trusted these volumes to get them through every gig, night after night. The problem is that the books were illegally produced and distributed, without any regard t
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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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NOW That's What I Call A Quiz: Puzzle Your Way Through Sixty Years of Pop
Perfect for music lovers of all ages, the NOW That's What I Call Music Quiz Book is jam-packed with puzzles to get your toes tapping to the last 35 years of pop music!
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Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course
Acting in Musical Theatre remains the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It covers fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft. Updates in this expanded and revised second edition include: * A brand new companion website for students and teachers, including Powerpoint lecture slides, sample syllabi, and checklists for projects and exercises., * Learning outcomes for each chapter to guide teachers and students through the book's core ideas and lessons * New style overviews for pop and jukebox musicals * Extensive updated professional insights from field testing with students, young professionals, and industry showcases * Full-colour production images, bringing each chapter to life Acting in Musical Theatre's chapters divide into easy-to-reference units, each containing group and solo exercises, making it the definitive textbook for students and practitioners alike.
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Seat at the Table: Interviews with Women on the Frontline of Music
'Journalist Amy Raphael talks to 18 incredible women about their experiences as musicians and the music industry with fascinating and illuminating results' Stylist
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Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin and Beyond: The Story of Rock's Greatest Manager
Publishing on the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin's formation, this is the first book to tell the authorized, in-depth and uncensored story of their infamous manager Peter Grant, a music industry giant and 'the fifth member of Led Zeppelin'.
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All Gates Open: The Story of Can
All Gates Open presents the definitive story of arguably the most influential and revered avant-garde band of the late twentieth century: CAN. Book Two, Can Kiosk, has been assembled by Irmin Schmidt, founding member and guiding spirit of the band, as a 'collage - a technique long associated with CAN's approach to recording.
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Chamber Music: About the Wu-Tang (in 36 Pieces)
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It's a London Thing: How Rare Groove, Acid House and Jungle Remapped the City
This book tells the history of the London black music culture that emerged in post-colonial London at the end of the twentieth century; the people who made it, the racial and spatial politics of its development and change, and the part it played in founding London's precious, embattled multiculture. -- .
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Foo Fighters: The Band that Dave Made
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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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Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul
WINNER OF THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE 2018In the 1950s and 1960s, Memphis, Tennessee, was the launch pad of musical pioneers such as Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Al Green and Isaac Hayes, and by 1968 was a city synonymous with soul music.
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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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Hero for High Times: A Younger Reader's Guide to the Beats, Hippies, Freaks, Punks, Ravers, New-Age Travellers and Dog-on-a-Rope Brew Crew Crusties of the British Isles, 1956-1994
It's a story of why you know your birth sign, why you have friends called Willow, why sex and drugs and rock'n'roll once mattered more than money, why dance music stopped the New-Age Travellers from travelling, and why you need to think twice before taking the brown acid.
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Year of the Monkey: The New York Times bestseller
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Beautiful Affair: A Journey in Music, Food and Friendship
From the early days of his music with Stockton's Wing to training at Ballymaloe Cookery School, food and music have been parallel lines that have kept Mike Hanrahan on track his entire life.
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Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone
A raucous and vividly dishy memoir by the only woman on the masthead of Rolling Stone Magazine in the Sixties. A female Almost Famous.
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When Doves Craft: Ten Craft Projects Inspired by the Artist
Combining the magic of Prince with easy-to-make craft, this fun little book celebrates the artist's hits in 10 step-by-step projects.
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Alison Hedger: Nursery Rhyme Nativity (Teacher's Book/CD)
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More Tales of a Rock Star's Daughter
From a 1970 meeting with Jimi Hendrix, to Live Aid, Greenham Common, a cancer op and a brief glimpse of Cream's 2005 reunion. This is essentially a punk rock, pub-based soap-opera like no other; set against venues in the smashed-up ruins of a changing world. This follows on from the hilarious and critically acclaimed first volume.
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New Heaven: Harry Christophers and The Sixteen Choral conversations with Sara Mohr-Pietsch
With The Sixteen, Christophers has succeeded in nurturing a choir of exceptional calibre, establishing a business model that includes a record label and extensive tours to capacity audiences, mining a rich variety of repertoire, and combining enormous popular appeal with the stamp of approval from experts.