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The most popular Music: styles & genres books currently available. Updated weekly.
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BBC Proms 2019: Festival Guide
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Wham! George & Me
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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 hardback book 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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Thunder Girls
The Thunder Girls by Melanie Blake is a lavish tale of friendship and scandal, rivalry and betrayal.
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Hamilton 2020 Square Wall Calendar
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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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Madonna: An Intimate Biography of an Icon at Sixty
Madonna. Always provocative. Always talented. Always controversial . . . And now, in this book, finally understood.
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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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'Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More
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Where the Wild Cooks Go: Recipes, Music, Poetry, Cocktails
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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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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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Elton John: Rocket Man
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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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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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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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Drop of Patience
The second novel from the internationally acclaimed author of A Different Drummer
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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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BTS: K-Pop Power
BTS is the K-pop band that has taken the world by storm! BTS' K-pop power is harnessed with fabulous photography, meet each band member, see their meteoric rise to fame, their style, and lots more to keep their huge army of fans entertained.
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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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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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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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Hit Factories: A Journey Through the Industrial Cities of British Pop
The vibrant story of how the sound of British pop music was shaped by its industrial cities
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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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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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Depeche Mode: Faith and Devotion
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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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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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Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography)
_______________________*** The full, dramatic story of one of the most remarkable women in music history, celebrating Tina Turner's 60th year in the industry ***Love's got everything to do with it.
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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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At the Birth of Bowie: Life with the Man Who Became a Legend
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Carols From King's
The exquisite sound of a lone chorister singing Once in Royal David's City amid the candlelit chapel of King's College, Cambridge, marks the start of the Christmas festivities for millions of people round the globe.
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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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Foo Fighters: The Band that Dave Made
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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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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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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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Queen in 3-D: (3-D Stereoscopic Book)
Queen in 3-D<br>Many books have been written about Queen, but this is a first<br>
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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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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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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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Defying Gravity: Jordan's Story
This book will be the first and only time that Jordan will tell her story in her own words.
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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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Last Night a Bidet Drenched My Wife: ...and other misheard lyrics
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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.
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Ariana Grande 100% Unofficial: Your essential, unofficial guide book to the superstar, Ariana Grande
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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.