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Most popular Rock & Pop music books

The most popular Rock & Pop music books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Wham! George & Me
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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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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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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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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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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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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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At the Birth of Bowie: Life with the Man Who Became a Legend
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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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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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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.
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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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Making of Quadrophenia
This is the definitive account of the making of Britain's greatest youth movie.
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Dusty: The Classic Biography Revised and Updated
Fully revised and updated, Lucy O'Brien charts the incredible life and career of enduring icon, Dusty Springfield. The perfect companion to the biopic, Dusty, starring Gemma Arterton.
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Crazy From The Heat
NOBODY NOTICED, YOU KNOW, WHEN THE G-STRING CAME UNDONE -- WELL, I NOTICED -- NOBODY NOTICED THE MONEY, LIKE, FLOATING AROUND. I WOKE UP AT SOME POINT AROUND DAWN, THE TWO OF THEM WERE ASLEEP, AND ALL THREE OF US WERE COVERED WITH MONEY, EVERY SQUARE INCH OF SKIN HAD A DOLLAR BILL PASTED TO IT -- THERE WAS NOTHING BUT.
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Fried & Justified: Hits, Myths, Break-Ups and Breakdowns in the Record Business 1978-98
In 1980, Houghton set up his own PR company, Brassneck Publicity, and for the next 20 years the list of his charges reads like a who's who of some of the greatest, most influential, and most dysfunctional cult groups of the post-punk era and beyond. It is his indefatigable belief that it was always the music that came first.
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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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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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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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Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia
A Sunday Times top ten bestseller. An exploration of suburbia from music icon Tracey Thorn; singer-songwriter and bestselling author of Bedsit Disco Queen
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Joni Mitchell: Both Sides Now
An intimate exploration of Joni Mitchell's life and art.
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Sound Pictures: the Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, the Later Years, 1966-2016
SOUND PICTURES offers a powerful glimpse into the mind, the music, and the man behind the sound of the Beatles. The second book of two, SOUND PICTURES traces the story of George Martin and the Beatles' incredible artistic trajectory after reaching the creative heights of Rubber Soul.
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AC/DC: Album by Album
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Mercury and Me: An Intimate Memoir by the Man He Loved
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Ariana: The Biography
Who is Ariana Grande? This candid book traces the US pop star's story from her childhood in Florida, through her teenage years on Broadway and Nickelodeon, and onto her gleaming pop career which has seen her described as 'the new Mariah Carey'.
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BTS: Icons of K-Pop
BTS, also known as Bangtan Sonyeondan or `Bulletproof Boy Scouts', are the breakthrough K-pop band. For the first time, this book tells the story of the Korean boy band with a global army of fans, who have propelled their heroes to the top of the charts all over the world.
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Whole Scene Going On: My Story of Private Eye, the Pop Revolution and Swinging Sixties London