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Most popular Popular music, easy listening books

The most popular Popular music, easy listening books currently available. Updated weekly.
Thunder Girls
The Thunder Girls by Melanie Blake is a lavish tale of friendship and scandal, rivalry and betrayal.
Little Book of Queen Bey: The Wit and Wisdom of Beyonce
The most iconic quotes from Beyonce to help you slay every day
Ed Sheeran: Memories we made: Unseen photographs of my time with Ed
An incredible collection of photographs of Ed Sheeran, from early, pre-fame gigs to sell-out arena tours - including never-before-seen images.
50 Years: The Story of Woodstock Live: Relive the Magic, Artist by Artist
A complete chronological account of Woodstock, hour by hour, performance by performance. Released to coincide with its 50th anniversary and with a foreword by festival co-founder, Michael Lang.
Boys in the Trees: A Memoir
A rhapsodic and beautifully composed memoir from American singer-songwriter legend, Carly Simon.
Ruth and Martin's Album Club
33 1/3 B-sides: New Essays by 33 1/3 Authors on Beloved and Underrated Albums
Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road
You won't see no sad and teary eyes when I get my wings, and it's my time to fly Just call my friends and tell them there's a party, come on by So just roll me up and smoke me when I die In Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, Willie Nelson muses about his greatest influences and celebrates the family, friends, and colleagues who have blesses his remarkable journey. Willie riffs on music, wives, Texas, politics, horses, religion, marijuana, children, the environment, poker, hogs, Nashville, karma, and more. He shares the outlaw wisdom he has acquired over eight decades, along with favourite jokes and insights.,<br> <br> Rare family pictures, beautiful artwork created by his son Micah Nelson, and lyrics to classic songs punctuate these charming and poignant memories.At once a road journal and a fitting tribute to America's greatest travelling bard, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die-introduced by Kinky Friedman, another favourite son of Texas-is a deeply personal look into the heart and soul of one of the greatest artists of our time.
Little Book of Girl Power: The Wit and Wisdom of the Spice Girls
The most iconic quotes from the world's biggest girl band
Forward: My Life With and Without Boney M.
Marcia Barrett's memoir is much more than just a pop star autobiography - it is a charming, candid, laugh-out-loud story of survival, triumph, indomitable spirit and sheer force of will.
Prince: Life and Times: Revised and Updated Edition
Electric Shock: From the Gramophone to the iPhone - 125 Years of Pop Music
Ambitious and groundbreaking, Electric Shock tells the story of popular music, from the birth of recording in the 1890s to the digital age, from the first pop superstars of the twentieth century to the omnipresence of music in our lives, in hit singles, ringtones and on Spotify.
Life of a Song Volume 2: The Stories Behind 50 More of the World's Best-loved Songs
The second installment of the fascinating back stories behind 50 of the world's best-known and best-loved songs as featured in the FT Weekend's Life of a Song column every Saturday.
Tony Bennett Onstage and in the Studio
Focusing on his music, this book explores the most important themes, influences and inspirations that inform Tony Bennett's creative expression.
Life of a Song: The fascinating stories behind 50 of the world's best-loved songs
The fascinating back stories behind 50 of the world's best-known and best-loved songs as featured in the FT Weekend's Life of a Song column every Saturday.
Robert Rawlins: How To Play From A Real Book
How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician
This definitive handbook redefines what it means to "make it" in the brave new world of professional music.
Perspectives on German Popular Music
On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide
Some Sunny Day
The remarkable autobiography of the last great wartime icon.
Build: The Power of Hip Hop Diplomacy in a Divided World
That Old Black Magic: Louis Prima, Keely Smith, and the Golden Age of Las Vegas
Matt Monro: The Singer's Singer
Tells the story of one of Britain's most iconic singers, the man who recorded the very first James Bond theme song ("From Russia with Love"), represented his country in Eurovision's Song Contest and Royal Command and recorded the international hits "Softly as I Leave You", "Born Free", "Walk Away" and "Portrait of My Love".
Studying Popular Music Culture
A fully revised and updated edition of this widely adopted textbook. The First Edition was published in 2003 by Hodder.
K-Pop: Popular Music, Cultural Amnesia, and Economic Innovation in South Korea
Seeks at once to describe and explain the emergence of export-oriented South Korean popular music and to make sense of larger South Korean economic and cultural transformations. This book delves into the broader background of South Korea in this wonderfully informed history and analysis of a pop culture phenomenon sweeping the globe.
Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies
This handbook presents a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim's oeuvre. Chapters come from a remarkably wide range of disciplines as they offer new insights into Sondheim's work not only for the stage, but also for film and television, describing in full how Sondheim has re-shaped American musical theater.
It's One For The Money
A cross between Hollywood Babylon and The Hitmen, It's One For The Money rips the lid off Pop's own Pandora box and explicates just what it is that makes the world of sound go round - song publishing.
Don't Talk Just Kiss: Pop Music Wisdom, Love Edition
A book full of pop music wisdom about love. It's the new edition of Don't Eat the Yellow Snow.
Bowie Unseen: Portraits of an Artist as a Young Man
A collection of original and rare photographs from Bowie's debut album shoot, released for the first time as fine art prints in 2016. The pictures portray Bowie, pre-fame, pre-Ziggy Stardust, as a young man unaware of what the future holds.
Forward . . .
Marcia Barrett's memoir is much more than just a pop star autobiography - it is a charming, candid, laugh-out-loud story of survival, triumph, indomitable spirit and sheer force of will.
Popular World Music
Ruth and Martin's Album Club
The concept behind the Ruth and Martin's Album Club blog is simple: Make people listen to a classic album they've never heard before. What follows are delightful, humorous and insightful contributions from each guest as they have an album forced upon them and - for better or worse - they discover some of the world's favourite music.
American Icons: Frank Sinatra
American Icons: Frank Sinatra celebrates the legendary crooner who defined American music, class, and style for a generations. From his early years during the swing era to his solo career and time with the famous Rat Pack, this book explores the colorful, exciting life of Ol' Blue Eyes.
Eric Bogle, Music and the Great War: 'An Old Man's Tears'
Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities
Provides the first book-length study of women, modernity, and popular music in Asia, showcasing cutting-edge research conducted by scholars whose methods and perspectives draw from such diverse fields as anthropology, Asian studies, cultural studies, ethnomusicology, and film studies.
Religion and Popular Music: Artists, Fans, and Cultures
Relentless Pursuit of Tone: Timbre in Popular Music
The Relentless Pursuit of Tone investigates the many ways tone and timbre function in popular music. From the twang of the banjo to the thump of subwoofers on the dance floor, the authors engage with the entire history of popular music as recorded sound, from the 1930s to the present day.
Peaceful Piano Playlist
Souvenir (from Colette)
Flow: The Rhythmic Voice in Rap Music
Flow theorizes the rhythm of the rapping voice at the intersection of music, speech, and poetry. Author Mitchell Ohriner addresses pressing questions in theories of musical rhythm and meter through a combination of computational music analysis and humanistic close reading.
Aled Jones - My Story
Aled: My Story reveals the man behind the music in a frank, heart-warming and funny account of his life.
Gig Book
Joe Longthorne: The Autobiography
This is the true story of one of Britain's most iconic entertainers, a man who has never flinched from doing what he was born for - performing. In a book which for critics and fans have been united in praise, Joe Longthorne lays bare his incredible life in this, his official autobiography.
Madonna NYC 83
Photographer Richard Corman met Madonna in 1983 and created a brief but bountiful collection of images that truly represented a diverse portrait of Madonna and NYC that remains timeless and significant. MADONNA NYC 83 is not only homage to Madonna and the 80's, but also a collage of energy, exuberance, humour, fashion, sexiness and performance
Frank Sinatra, The Boudoir Singer: All the Gossip Unfit to Print from the Glory Days of Ol' Blue Eyes
Every time I sing a song, I'm actually making love on stage. Call me 'The Boudoir Singer,' or so claimed Frank Sinatra. The crooner's career spanned more than half a century, earning him millions of fans. His boudoir conquests involved some of the most stunning women of the 20th century. But exactly who was this mercurial, enigmatic man?
Let's Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste
A revised, expanded edition of Carl Wilson's classic and beloved book - now including essays and responses from a host of writers and cultural critics.
Images of England Through Popular Music: Class, Youth and Rock 'n' Roll, 1955-1976
Drawing on archival sources and oral testimony, Keith Gildart examines the ways in which popular music played an important role in reflecting and shaping social identities and working-class cultures and - through a focus on rock 'n' roll, rhythm & blues, punk, mod subculture, and glam rock - created a sense of crisis in English society.
Streisand: A Biography
Streisand: It Only Happens Once is not only much more than the story of the world's greatest living performer, how she got there and why she remains at the top after three decades, it is also, in Anne Edward's sure hands, a compelling chronicle of a woman's fight to validate her appearance, her talent, and her right to love and be loved.
Good, the Bad and the Wurst: The 100 Craziest Moments from the Eurovision Song Contest
60 extraordinary years of Eurovision, from Celine Dion to Dustin the Turkey, from Abba to Conchita Wurst - the drag acts, the bad acts and all the nul points heroes
Confessions of a Serial Songwriter