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    The Cake and the Rain: A Memoir by Jimmy Webb    Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon by Gordon Castelnero & David L. Russell    They Desire a Better Country/Ils d by Lawrence Scanlan    An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith that Brought Me Home by Jessi Colter & David Ritz    Captain Fantastic: Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s by Tom Doyle    Spider from Mars: My Life with Bowie by Woody Woodmansey    Syd Kitchen: Scars That Shine by Donve Lee    Change of Seasons: A Memoir by John Oates & Chris Epting    Prince: in the Studio (1975-1995): Volume One by Jake Brown    My Father Wakes Up Laughing: The story of Edward and Janet Simons and their Musical Legacy by Jo Simons    Cork Rock: From Rory Gallagher To The Sultans Of Ping by Mark McAvoy    Her Name Was Dolores: The Jenn I Knew by Pete Salgado & Gabriel V. Aguayo    Whisperin' Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music by Bill Anderson & Peter Cooper    Carl Davis: Maestro by Wendy Thompson & Carl Davis    The Beatles Book by Hunter Davies    Nazi rock star: Ian Stuart - Skrewdriver Biography by Paul London    Substance: Inside New Order by Peter Hook    Leo Ornstein: Modernist Dilemmas, Personal Choices by Michael Broyles & Denise Von Glahn    18 and Life on Skid Row: A True Story of Rock, Rage, and Metal by Sebastian Bach    Just Getting Started by Tony Bennett & Scott Simon    Foot Notes by Benjamin Allmon    Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams by Mark Ribowsky    The Keys: They Don't Want You to Read This Book by DJ Khaled    "Knoxville's 'Merry-Go-Round,' Ciderville and . . . the East TN Country Music Scene" by Ruth White    Somebody to Love: 285 Tips, Tricks, and Recipes by Mark Langthorne & Matt Richards    Testimony: A Memoir by Robbie Robertson    Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo by Sandrine Revel    Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III by Robert Greenfield    The Legend of George Jones: His Life and Death by Charlene Montgomery & Peanutt Montgomery    David Bowie: The Last Interview by David Bowie    Lennon on Lennon: Conversations with John Lennon by Jeff Burger & Jeff Burger    Smile, You're Traveling: Black Coffee Blues Part 3 by Henry Rollins    A New America: How Music Reshaped the Culture and Future of a Nation and Redefined My Life by Tommy Mottola    Not Dead Yet: The Memoir by Phil Collins    Beatles '66: The Revolutionary Year by Steve Turner    The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster: A Revealing Portrait of the Forgotten Man Behind "Swanee River," "Beautiful Dreamer," and by JoAnne O'Connell    Conversations with McCartney by Paul Du Noyer    All Is Given: A Memoir in Songs by Linda Neil    Swim Through the Darkness: My Search for Craig Smith and the Mystery of Maitreya Kali by Mike Stax    The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology: A Memoir by Thomas Dolby    Playing to Win: The Definitive Biography of John Farnham by Jeff Apter    For Those Tears I Died: The Amazing Story About How One Song Brought Healing to Millions and Birthed Contemporary Christian Musi by Marsha Stevens-Pino    Walking with Legends: Barry Martyn's New Orleans Jazz Odyssey by Mick Burns    Walking with Legends: Barry Martyn's New Orleans Jazz Odyssey by Mick Burns    Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon by Peter Ames Carlin    Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield by Todd Mayfield & Travis Atria    Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story-How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War by Nigel Cliff    Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero by Ed Ward & Billy Gibbons    THE ABC of 1-2-3: The True Story by Billy Ritchie    THE GREATEST BAND YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF: How 1-2-3 changed the Face of Music by Paul Revill

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The Cake and the Rain: A Memoir

Jimmy Webb

The Cake and the Rain: A Memoir by Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb's words have been sung to his music by a rich and deep roster of pop artists, including Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer and Linda Ronstadt. He's the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, and his chart-topping career has, so far, lasted fifty years, most recently with a Kanye West rap hit and a new classical nocturne.

Now, in his first memoir, Webb delivers a snapshot of his life from 1955 to 1970, from simple and sere Oklahoma to fast and fantastical Los Angeles, from the crucible of his family to the top of his longed-for...

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Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon

Gordon Castelnero & David L. Russell

Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon by Gordon Castelnero & David L. RussellEarl Scruggs chronicles the life and legacy of the man who revolutionized the five-string banjo and left an indelible mark on bluegrass and folk music. Including interviews with the Scruggs family and more than 60 notable musicians, this narrative biography testifies to Scruggs
2017 / 3 / 24
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They Desire a Better Country/Ils d

Lawrence Scanlan

They Desire a Better Country/Ils d by Lawrence ScanlanTwice a year, in summer and in winter, appointments to the Order of Canada are posted in newspapers across the country. The range of professions represented are often dizzying, but there are common themes in the choices: excellence, service to the nation, passion, innovation, commitment, dedication, brilliance. The order's motto effectively captures the generous and selfless spirit of these people: Desiderantes meliorem patriam-they desire a better country. The Order of Canada-our nation's highest honour-was launched fifty years ago in 1967 by Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. Since then, almost...
2017 / 3 / 21
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An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith that Brought Me Home

Jessi Colter & David Ritz

An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith that Brought Me Home by Jessi Colter & David RitzRenowned songwriter, singer, and wife of Waylon Jennings writes an intimate, enormously entertaining memoir of American music, of life with Waylon and the Outlaws, and of faith lost and found.
2017 / 3 / 17
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Captain Fantastic: Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s

Tom Doyle

Captain Fantastic: Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s by Tom DoyleBased on rare one-on-one interviews with the flamboyant rock
2017 / 3 / 14
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Spider from Mars: My Life with Bowie

Woody Woodmansey

Spider from Mars: My Life with Bowie by Woody Woodmansey

In January 2016, the unexpected death of David Bowie rocked the globe. For millions of people, he was an icon celebrated for his music, his film and theatrical roles, and his trendsetting influence on fashion and gender norms. But no one from her inner circle has told the story of how David Jones-a young folksinger, dancer, and aspiring mime-became one of the most influential artists of our time.
Drummer Woody Woodmansey is the last surviving member of Bowie's band The Spiders from Mars which helped launch his Ziggy Stardust persona and made David Bowie a sensation.
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2017 / 3 / 12
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Syd Kitchen: Scars That Shine

Donve Lee

Syd Kitchen: Scars That Shine by Donve Lee Skollie, saint, scholar, hippest of hippies, imperfect musician with a perfect imagination, Syd Kitchen was, like all great artists, born to enrich his art and not himself. Plagued by drugs, alcohol and depression, too much of an outlaw to be embraced by record companies, he frequently sold his furniture to cover production costs of his albums, seduced fans at concerts and music festivals worldwide with his dazzling Afro-Saxon mix of folk, jazz, blues and rock interspersed with marvellously irreverent banter, and finally became the subject of several compelling documentaries, one of which -...
2017 / 3 / 8
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Change of Seasons: A Memoir

John Oates & Chris Epting

Change of Seasons: A Memoir by John Oates & Chris Epting

John Oates was born at the perfect time, paralleling the birth of rock 'n roll. Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, he was exposed to folk, blues, soul, and R&B. Meeting and teaming up with Daryl Hall in the late 1960s, they developed a style of music that was uniquely their own but never abandoned their roots. John uncovers the grit and struggle it took to secure a recording contract with the legendary Atlantic Records and chronicles the artistic twists and turns that resulted in a DJ discovering an obscure album track that would become their first hit record. This is not your typical rock...

2017 / 3 / 6
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Prince: in the Studio (1975-1995): Volume One

Jake Brown

Prince: in the Studio (1975-1995): Volume One by Jake BrownOffering an inside look into the multigenerational career of a funk-pop superstar, this definitive, exciting study of Prince s musical catalog grants behind-the-scenes access to the writing and recording details behind such massively successful albums as Diamonds and Pearls, and Purple Rain. From the Purple One s preteen mastery of the piano and guitar to his proficiency with 31 musical instruments at the time of his record deal when he was merely 19 and proceeding through the 1980s when he was one of the biggest stars on the planet, this retrospective features interviews with former band members,...
2017 / 3 / 5
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My Father Wakes Up Laughing: The story of Edward and Janet Simons and their Musical Legacy

Jo Simons

My Father Wakes Up Laughing: The story of Edward and Janet Simons and their Musical Legacy by Jo Simons

In this biography of her parents, Jo Simons chronicles how the oldest orchestra conductor in the country, Ed Simons (now 99), and his wife, Janet, enriched the musical opportunities in Rockland County, New York from 1950 to the present. This humorous and joyful personal biography reveals how Ed and Janet revolutionized Rockland

2017 / 3 / 4
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Cork Rock: From Rory Gallagher To The Sultans Of Ping

Mark McAvoy

Cork Rock: From Rory Gallagher To The Sultans Of Ping by Mark McAvoy2017 Edition Mark McAvoy explores the history of Cork rock music from the early days of legendary blues-rock guitarist Rory Gallagher in the 1960s through the Finbarr Donnelly-led punk era of the 1980s, to local indie legends The Frank And Walters and the irrepressible Sultans Of Ping.

Cork Rock: From Rory Gallagher To The Sultans Of Ping explores the records, venues, personalities and culture that sprang up around rock music in Ireland's second city. Delving deep into the stories behind seminal Cork acts such as Taste, Five Go Down To The Sea? and Microdisney, this ebook traces the careers...

2017 / 3 / 2
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Her Name Was Dolores: The Jenn I Knew

Pete Salgado & Gabriel V. Aguayo

Her Name Was Dolores: The Jenn I Knew by Pete Salgado & Gabriel V. AguayoENGLISH EDITION: The untold story of the iconic Jenni Rivera through the perspective of her former managers, Pete Salgado and Gabriel Vazquez and it will be the basis for a TV series that will air on Univision. A better insight of her life from the two people most deeply involved in building her career, and who knew her in ways no one else did.
2017 / 2 / 19
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Whisperin' Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music

Bill Anderson & Peter Cooper

Whisperin' Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music by Bill Anderson & Peter Cooper

Whisperin

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Carl Davis: Maestro

Wendy Thompson & Carl Davis

Carl Davis: Maestro by Wendy Thompson & Carl DavisHow do you bring a forgotten silent film back to life? What are the techniques behind writing a successful film score? How do you work with and inspire choreographers? Carl Davis's fascinating story gives an insight into the prolific composing and conducting career of one of the world's most celebrated film and television composers.
Born in New York, Carl Davis spent his early years of his career in American before going on to study in Copenhagen. From there he moved to Britain and entered the worlds of classical music, theatre, film and television. He has since composed almost 400 film and...
2017 / 2 / 13
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The Beatles Book

Hunter Davies

The Beatles Book by Hunter Davies

THE BEATLES BOOK is the ultimate authority on the fab four.

Hunter Davies, the only ever authorised biographer of the group, brings together three eminent Beatles experts to compile an invaluable and essential guide. Divided into four sections - People, Songs, Places and Broadcast & Cinema - The Beatles Book covers every element of the band's history and brings every influence that shaped the incredible Beatles phenomenon vividly to life. Hunter and his team have also rated entries to show how important, influential or meaningful that characteristic was in the history of their lives and creations....

2017 / 2 / 12
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Nazi rock star: Ian Stuart - Skrewdriver Biography

Paul London

Nazi rock star: Ian Stuart - Skrewdriver Biography by Paul London

Ian Stuart, like so many young men dreamed of a career in rock

2017 / 2 / 10
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Substance: Inside New Order

Peter Hook

Substance: Inside New Order by Peter Hook

Includes full set lists not included in the physical edition.

In this final installment of his internationally bestselling three-part memoir

2017 / 1 / 24
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Leo Ornstein: Modernist Dilemmas, Personal Choices

Michael Broyles & Denise Von Glahn

Leo Ornstein: Modernist Dilemmas, Personal Choices by Michael Broyles & Denise Von Glahn

Leo Ornstein: Modernist Dilemmas, Personal Choices traces the meteoric rise and heretofore inexplicable disappearance of the Russian-American, futurist-anarchist, pianist-composer from his arrival in the United States in 1906 through a career that lasted nearly a century. Outliving his admirers and critics by decades Leo Ornstein passed away in 2002 at the age of 108. Frequently compared to Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg, for a time Ornstein enjoyed a kind a celebrity granted few living musicians. And then he turned his back on it all. This first, full-length biographical study draws...

2016 / 12 / 9
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18 and Life on Skid Row: A True Story of Rock, Rage, and Metal

Sebastian Bach

18 and Life on Skid Row: A True Story of Rock, Rage, and Metal by Sebastian Bach

18 And Life on Skid Row tells the story of a boy who spent his childhood moving from Freeport, Bahamas to California and finally to Canada and who at the age of eight discovered the gift that would change his life. Throughout his career, Sebastian Bach has sold over twenty million records both as the lead singer of Skid Row and as a solo artist. He is particularly known for the hit singles I Remember You, Youth Gone Wild, & 18 & Life, and the albums Skid Row and Slave To The Grind, which became the first ever hard rock album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and landed him on the cover...

2016 / 12 / 3
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Just Getting Started

Tony Bennett & Scott Simon

Just Getting Started by Tony Bennett & Scott Simon

At ninety, musician and singer Tony Bennett is as vibrant and productive as ever. In addition to his prodigious musical output, including albums, concerts, and personal appearances, this beloved and enduring artist has written his second book. In 2012

2016 / 12 / 3
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Foot Notes

Benjamin Allmon

Foot Notes by Benjamin Allmon

In a tale of sand, songs, survival and untimely erections, it takes a trek along the Australian coastline for Benjamin Allmon to find himself, and the true key to happiness.

It is 2006. After more than a decade trying to make it in the music industry, singer-songwriter Ben is getting desperate. As his former bandmates settle into sensible careers he gives it one last shot and records his debut album. The only problem

2016 / 11 / 22
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Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams

Mark Ribowsky

Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams by Mark Ribowsky

A heartbreaking and unforgettable portrait of country music

2016 / 11 / 16
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The Keys: They Don't Want You to Read This Book

DJ Khaled

The Keys: They Don't Want You to Read This Book by DJ KhaledFrom Snapchat sensation, business mogul, and recording artist DJ Khaled, the book They don't want you to read reveals his major keys to success.

- Stay away from They
- Don

2016 / 11 / 15
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"Knoxville's 'Merry-Go-Round,' Ciderville and . . . the East TN Country Music Scene"

Ruth White

"Knoxville's 'Merry-Go-Round,' Ciderville and . . . the East TN Country Music Scene" by Ruth WhiteA story about the early days of country music in the Knoxville area, including milestone shows such as WNOX's "Mid-Day Merry-Go-Round" and the TN Barn Dance, and the stars who shone bright and those who later moved on to stardom in Nashville.
2016 / 11 / 12
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Somebody to Love: 285 Tips, Tricks, and Recipes

Mark Langthorne & Matt Richards

Somebody to Love: 285 Tips, Tricks, and Recipes by Mark Langthorne & Matt RichardsFor the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great man. Woven throughout Freddie's life is the shocking story of how the HIV virus came to hold the world in its grip, was cruelly labelled 'The Gay Plague' and the unwitting few who indirectly infected thousands of men, women and children - Freddie Mercury himself being one of the most famous. The death of this...
2016 / 11 / 9
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Testimony: A Memoir

Robbie Robertson

Testimony: A Memoir by Robbie RobertsonOn the 40th anniversary of The Band
2016 / 11 / 8
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Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo

Sandrine Revel

Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo by Sandrine RevelGlenn Gould was a Canadian pianist, a child genius who became a worldwide superstar of classical music remembered for, among others, his almost revolutionary interpretations of Bach. This graphic novel biography seeks to understand the eccentric personality behind the persona. Who is the mysterious Glenn Gould? Why did he abruptly end his career as a performing musician? Why did he become one of the very first of his peers to disappear from the public eye like J.D. Salinger? Sandrine Revel delves into the life of Gould with hand painted illustrations and the viewpoint of an adoring fan. 2017...
2016 / 11 / 7
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Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III

Robert Greenfield

Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III by Robert Greenfield

Augustus Owsley Stanley III, better known by his nickname, Bear, was one of the most iconic figures in the cultural revolution that changed both America and the world during the 1960s.

Owsley's high octane rocket fuel enabled Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters to put on the Acid Tests. It also powered much of what happened on stage at Monterey Pop. Owsley turned on Pete Townshend of The Who and Jimi Hendrix. The shipment of LSD that Owsley sent John Lennon resulted in The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album and film.

Convinced that the Grateful Dead were destined to become the world's greatest...

2016 / 11 / 3
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The Legend of George Jones: His Life and Death

Charlene Montgomery & Peanutt Montgomery

The Legend of George Jones: His Life and Death by Charlene Montgomery & Peanutt Montgomery
2016 / 11 / 2
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David Bowie: The Last Interview

David Bowie

David Bowie: The Last Interview by David BowieThe massive, world-wide outpouring of grief at the death of David Bowie notably focused on not only his stunning musical output, but also his fascinating refusal to stay the same
2016 / 11 / 1
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Lennon on Lennon: Conversations with John Lennon

Jeff Burger & Jeff Burger

Lennon on Lennon: Conversations with John Lennon by Jeff Burger & Jeff BurgerJohn Lennon was a highly opinionated and controversial figure with a commanding personality and quick wit. He spoke candidly about his intense, sometimes tumultuous relationship with Yoko Ono, his split with the Beatles, his squabbles with Paul McCartney, and just about everything else, baring his emotional ups and downs for all to see. By the time he granted his-and this book's-final interview, only hours before his death, he had become one of the most famous people on the planet. Lennon on Lennon is an authoritative anthology of some of Lennon's most illuminating interviews. The majority have...
2016 / 11 / 1
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Smile, You're Traveling: Black Coffee Blues Part 3

Henry Rollins

Smile, You're Traveling: Black Coffee Blues Part 3 by Henry RollinsSmile, You're Traveling is the third installment in the Black Coffee Blues series of books (which include Black Coffee Blues and Do I Come Here Often?). This time around Rollins reports from show tours and frequent flier financed travel during 1997 and 1998. Whether being terrified by roving gangs of baboons in Kenya or haggling with immigration officials over visa charges in Madagascar, Rollins finds a way to make his unique experiences universal. Says our weather beaten scribe of his journeys, "Some of it was cool, some of it was a pain in the ass, or maybe that was just me."
2016 / 10 / 29
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A New America: How Music Reshaped the Culture and Future of a Nation and Redefined My Life

Tommy Mottola

A New America: How Music Reshaped the Culture and Future of a Nation and Redefined My Life by Tommy MottolaThe long-anticipated companion book to the groundbreaking HBO documentary The Latin Explosion by renowned music producer Tommy Mottola.

Legendary music mogul, entertainment impresario, and New York Times bestselling author Tommy Mottola explores and expounds on his lifelong love of Latin music, its influence on his life and career, and its ever-growing influence in America.

Tommy Mottola discovered a passion for Latin music when he was a small child on the streets of the Bronx, where he fell in love with the energy and rhythm of the legendary Tito Puente. It is a love he carries with him to...

2016 / 10 / 22
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Not Dead Yet: The Memoir

Phil Collins

Not Dead Yet: The Memoir by Phil CollinsPhil Collins pulls no punches
2016 / 10 / 19
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Beatles '66: The Revolutionary Year

Steve Turner

Beatles '66: The Revolutionary Year by Steve Turner

A riveting look at the transformative year in the lives and careers of the legendary group whose groundbreaking legacy would forever change music and popular culture.

They started off as hysteria-inducing pop stars playing to audiences of screaming teenage fans and ended up as musical sages considered responsible for ushering in a new era.

The year that changed everything for the Beatles was 1966

2016 / 10 / 18
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The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster: A Revealing Portrait of the Forgotten Man Behind "Swanee River," "Beautiful Dreamer," and

JoAnne O'Connell

The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster: A Revealing Portrait of the Forgotten Man Behind "Swanee River," "Beautiful Dreamer," and by JoAnne O'Connell
2016 / 10 / 11
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Conversations with McCartney

Paul Du Noyer

Conversations with McCartney by Paul Du Noyer
2016 / 10 / 7
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All Is Given: A Memoir in Songs

Linda Neil

All Is Given: A Memoir in Songs by Linda NeilIn this captivating memoir, Linda Neil shares stories of travel, taking us from the glitz of Shanghai to wintry London, from the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar to inner-city Sydney. Writing songs and playing music as she traverses the globe, Linda finds her life enriched in ways she never could have imagined. As she forges unexpected connections with people, places and even her past, she discovers that everyone everywhere has their own story to tell.
2016 / 10 / 6
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Swim Through the Darkness: My Search for Craig Smith and the Mystery of Maitreya Kali

Mike Stax

Swim Through the Darkness: My Search for Craig Smith and the Mystery of Maitreya Kali by Mike StaxA successful young songwriter in 1960s becomes derailed by LSD and resulting madness.
2016 / 10 / 5
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The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology: A Memoir

Thomas Dolby

The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology: A Memoir by Thomas Dolby

The remarkable story of rising to the top of the music charts, a second act as a tech pioneer, and the sustaining power of creativity and art.

Thomas Dolby's hit songs "She Blinded Me with Science" and "Hyperactive!" catapulted him to international fame in the early 80's. A pioneer of New Wave and Electronica, Thomas combined a love for invention with a passion for music, and the result was a new sound that defined an era of revolutionary music. But as record company politics overshadow the joy of performing, Thomas finds a surprising second act.

Starting out in a rat-infested London bedsit, a...

2016 / 10 / 1
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Playing to Win: The Definitive Biography of John Farnham

Jeff Apter

Playing to Win: The Definitive Biography of John Farnham by Jeff Apter
2016 / 10 / 1
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For Those Tears I Died: The Amazing Story About How One Song Brought Healing to Millions and Birthed Contemporary Christian Musi

Marsha Stevens-Pino

For Those Tears I Died: The Amazing Story About How One Song Brought Healing to Millions and Birthed Contemporary Christian Musi by Marsha Stevens-Pino

“The mother of contemporary Christian music" - Excerpt from "The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music", Sept. 2002

“She is Conservative Christianity

2016 / 9 / 26
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Walking with Legends: Barry Martyn's New Orleans Jazz Odyssey

Mick Burns

Walking with Legends: Barry Martyn's New Orleans Jazz Odyssey by Mick Burns

Drummer, record producer, bandleader, jazz researcher, and cigar-chomping raconteur Barry Martyn is a New Orleans original who happens to have been born in England. Implausible though this may seem, it makes perfect sense to members of the New Orleans traditional jazz community, who view themselves as an extended family based on merit as much as nativity. For more than forty years, Martyn has been a fixture in the Crescent City's jazz scene, laying down the beat for generations of celebrated musicians and avidly promoting the city's unique musical heritage around the world. In Walking with Legends...

2016 / 9 / 21
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Walking with Legends: Barry Martyn's New Orleans Jazz Odyssey

Mick Burns

Walking with Legends: Barry Martyn's New Orleans Jazz Odyssey by Mick Burns

Drummer, record producer, bandleader, jazz researcher, and cigar-chomping raconteur Barry Martyn is a New Orleans original who happens to have been born in England. Implausible though this may seem, it makes perfect sense to members of the New Orleans traditional jazz community, who view themselves as an extended family based on merit as much as nativity. For more than forty years, Martyn has been a fixture in the Crescent City's jazz scene, laying down the beat for generations of celebrated musicians and avidly promoting the city's unique musical heritage around the world. In Walking with Legends...

2016 / 9 / 21
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Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon

Peter Ames Carlin

Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon by Peter Ames Carlin

A revelatory account of the life of beloved American music icon, Paul Simon, by the bestselling rock biographer Peter Ames Carlin

To have been alive during the last sixty years is to have lived with the music of Paul Simon. The boy from Queens scored his first hit record in 1957, just months after Elvis Presley ignited the rock era. As the songwriting half of Simon & Garfunkel, his work helped define the youth movement of the '60s. On his own in the '70s, Simon made radio-dominating hits. He kicked off the '80s by reuniting with Garfunkel to perform for half a million New Yorkers in Central Park....

2016 / 9 / 19
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Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield

Todd Mayfield & Travis Atria

Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield by Todd Mayfield & Travis AtriaCurtis Mayfield was one of the seminal vocalists and most talented guitarists of his era, and his music played a vital role in the civil rights movement: "People Get Ready" was the black anthem of the time. In Traveling Soul, Todd Mayfield tells his famously private father's story in riveting detail. Born into dire poverty, raised in the slums of Chicago, Curtis became a musical prodigy, not only singing like a dream but growing into a brilliant songwriter. In the 1960s he opened his own label and production company and worked with many other top artists, including the Staple Singers. Curtis's...
2016 / 9 / 17
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Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story-How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War

Nigel Cliff

Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story-How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War by Nigel Cliff

Gripping narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic story of a remarkable young Texan pianist, Van Cliburn, who played his way through the wall of fear built by the Cold War, won the hearts of the American and Russian people, and eased tensions between two superpowers on the brink of nuclear war.

In 1958, an unheralded twenty-three-year-old piano prodigy from Texas named Van Cliburn traveled to Moscow to compete in the First International Tchaikovsky Competition. The Soviets had no intention of bestowing their coveted prize on an unknown American; a Russian pianist had already been chosen to...

2016 / 9 / 14
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Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero

Ed Ward & Billy Gibbons

Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero by Ed Ward & Billy GibbonsThis is the definitive biography of the legendary guitarist whom Muddy Waters and B. B. King held in high esteem and who created the prototype for Clapton, Hendrix, Page, and those who followed. Bloomfield was a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, which inspired a generation of white blues players; he played with Bob Dylan in the mid-1960s, when his guitar was a central component of Dylan's new rock sound on "Like a Rolling Stone." He then founded the Electric Flag, recorded Super Session with Al Kooper, backed Janis Joplin, and released at least twenty other albums despite debilitating...
2016 / 9 / 13
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THE ABC of 1-2-3: The True Story

Billy Ritchie

THE ABC of 1-2-3: The True Story by Billy Ritchie

1-2-3 are now acknowledged as having a major influence on what became of music in the 1970s. Yet the band disappeared without trace in history, only to surface decades later, in circumstances that Mojo Magazine described as "Archaeology". The man behind it all, Billy Ritchie, somehow vanished from the radar, and from the music business completely, going out with a bang, refusing interviews or contact with anything to do with it - Until now.

In typically forthright fashion, he tells his true story, without fear or favour, naming names and shaming those who took his legacy, but also giving credit...

2016 / 9 / 11
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THE GREATEST BAND YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF: How 1-2-3 changed the Face of Music

Paul Revill

THE GREATEST BAND YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF: How 1-2-3 changed the Face of Music by Paul Revill
2016 / 9 / 10
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