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I Ran With The Gang - My Life In And Out Of The Bay City Rollers (Hardcover): Alan Longmuir, Martin Knight I Ran With The Gang - My Life In And Out Of The Bay City Rollers (Hardcover)
Alan Longmuir, Martin Knight; Introduction by Alwyn Turner
R464 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R173 (37%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The Bay City Rollers were one of the brightest things to happen in the tumultuous 1970s, illuminating a dark decade marred by falling stock markets, a plummeting economy and industrial unrest. Alan Longmuir, an apprentice plumber from Edinburgh, was inspired by The Beatles to form a band in the 1960s. Firstly, he enlisted his brother and then his cousin and via throwing a dart at a map they eventually became the Bay City Rollers. Success was slow in coming but when it did it was beyond Alan's (and almost everyone else's) wildest dreams. A string of million selling records led to Rollermania - a mass-hysterical fan reaction not seen since Beatlemania. Like a wildfire it spread across the world. The Rollers' juggernaut was out-of-control. Alan Longmuir recounts his surreal journey from the Dalry backstreets to the Hollywood hills and back to being a plumber. Along the way he punctures some of the myths and untruths that have swirled around the group. Most of all, though, Alan captures the great adventure that a bunch of young boys from Edinburgh embarked on that for a few years threatened to turn the whole world tartan. Tragically, while finishing his memoirs Alan Longmuir was taken ill while on a holiday in Mexico marking his 70th birthday and died back in Scotland a short while later. It was his great desire that I Ran With The Gang should be released.

Lady Sings the Blues (Paperback): Billie Holiday Lady Sings the Blues (Paperback)
Billie Holiday 1
R227 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R73 (32%) Within 7 - 12 working days

'A masterpiece, as fresh and shocking as if it were written yesterday' Craig Brown "I've been told that no one sings the word 'hunger' like I do. Or the word 'love'." Lady Sings the Blues is the inimitable autobiography of one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century. Born to a single mother in 1915 Baltimore, Billie Holiday had her first run-in with the law at aged 13. But Billie Holiday is no victim. Her memoir tells the story of her life spent in jazz, smoky Harlem clubs and packed-out concert halls, her love affairs, her wildly creative friends, her struggles with addiction and her adventures in love. Billie Holiday is a wise and aphoristic guide to the story of her unforgettable life.

Skylark (Sheet music, Vocal score): Hoagy Carmichael Skylark (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Hoagy Carmichael; Arranged by John Rutter
R63 Discovery Miles 630 Within 7 - 12 working days

for solo voice, SATB (with divisions), flute, and piano John Rutter's timeless arrangement of Skylark, a standard of the golden age of American song, is rich, mellow, and mellifluous. Soaring lines for flute depict the eponymous songbird, and the classic Hoagy Carmichael tune is shared between solo voice and choir, the latter also often providing a cushion of evocative harmonies.

Pink Floyd in Objects (Hardcover): Glenn Povey Pink Floyd in Objects (Hardcover)
Glenn Povey 1
R491 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R144 (29%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Remember Me: Pink Floyd in Objects tells the story of the great psychedelic rock band through items that they created, instruments they played, music they wrote and posters, photographs and props from their amazing stage shows. A strange collection of vehicles, posters, tickets, instruments, records and press cuttings come together to tell the story of decades of music in a new and innovative way. The history of Pink Floyd has been related before... but never like this.

Chamber Music - Wu-Tang and America (in 36 Pieces) (Hardcover): Will Ashon Chamber Music - Wu-Tang and America (in 36 Pieces) (Hardcover)
Will Ashon
R442 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R107 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

"Each of these chambers contains wonders of history, destiny, and mythology. Chamber Music is hip hop as race and class politics, as music and as poetry on the move. Through Ashon's vibrant textured prose we watch in awe as these young men seize on whatever the culture has to offer, sampling leftovers and legacies, making themselves into ferocious artists" --Margo Jefferson, award-winning author of Negroland "Stylistically loaded, reckless, funny, naked, thorough, thoughtful, mysterious, devastating, unrelenting, and compassionate. One of the most rewarding pieces of hip hop criticism ever written."--Jeff Chang, author of We Gon' Be All Right: Notes on Race and Resegregation and Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation Will Ashon tells, in 36 interlinked "chambers," the story of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and how it changed the world. As unexpected and complex as the album itself, Chamber Music ranges from provocative essays to semi-comic skits, from deep scholarly analysis to satirical celebration, seeking to contextualize, reveal and honor this singular work of art. Chamber Music is an explosive and revelatory new way of writing about music and culture.

Walk This Way - Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever (Hardcover): Geoff Edgers Walk This Way - Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever (Hardcover)
Geoff Edgers
R463 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R113 (24%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Washington Post staff writer Geoff Edgers takes a deep dive into the story behind "Walk This Way," Aerosmith and Run-DMC's legendary, groundbreaking mashup that forever changed music. The early 1980s were an exciting time for music. Hair metal bands were selling out stadiums, while clubs and house parties in New York City has spawned a new genre of music. At the time, though, hip hop's reach was limited, an artform largely ignored by mainstream radio deejays and the rock-obsessed MTV network. But in 1986, the music world was irrevocably changed when Run-DMC covered Aerosmith's hit "Walk This Way" in the first rock-hip hop collaboration. Other had tried melding styles. This was different, as a pair of iconic arena rockers and the young kings of hip hop shared a studio and started a revolution. The result: Something totally new and instantly popular. Most importantly, "Walk This Way" would be the first rap song to be played on mainstream rock radio. In Walk This Way, Geoff Edgers sets the scene for this unlikely union of rockers and MCs, a mashup that both revived Aerosmith and catapulted hip hop into the mainstream. He tracks the paths of the main artists--Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joseph "Run" Simmons, and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels--along with other major players on the scene across their lives and careers, illustrating the long road to the revolutionary marriage of rock and hip hop. Deeply researched and written in cinematic style, this music history is a must-read for fans of hip hop, rock, and everything in between.

Hit and Miss - The Story of the John Barry Seven (Hardcover): Geoff Leonard, Pete Walker Hit and Miss - The Story of the John Barry Seven (Hardcover)
Geoff Leonard, Pete Walker
R718 R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Save R49 (7%) Within 7 - 12 working days
When Giants Walked the Earth - A Biography Of Led Zeppelin (Hardcover): Mick Wall When Giants Walked the Earth - A Biography Of Led Zeppelin (Hardcover)
Mick Wall 1
R604 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R134 (22%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The definitive final word on the world's greatest rock band, Led Zeppelin. Over ten years after WHEN GIANTS WALKED THE EARTH, Mick's seminal biography of the band, comes this major and extensively researched revision, which will provide an unflinching look at life inside one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time, and present the definitive, final word on Led Zeppelin. They were 'the last great band of the sixties; the first great band of the seventies'; they rose, somewhat unpromisingly, from the ashes of the Yardbirds to become one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time. Mick Wall, respected rock writer and former confidant of both Page and Plant, unflinchingly tells the story of the band that wrote the rulebook for on-the-road excess - and eventually paid the price for it, with disaster, drug addiction and death. WHEN GIANTS WALKED THE EARTH reveals for the first time the true extent of band leader Jimmy Page's longstanding interest in the occult, and goes behind the scenes to expose the truth behind their much-hyped yet spectacularly contrived comeback at London's O2 arena in 2007, and how Jimmy Page plans to bring the band back permanently - if only his former protege, now part-time nemesis, Robert Plant will allow him to. Wall also recounts, in a series of flashbacks, the life stories of the five individuals that made the dream of Led Zeppelin into an even more incredible and hard-to-swallow reality: Page, Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and their infamous manager, Peter Grant.

Abba: The Treasures (Hardcover): Ingmarie Halling Abba: The Treasures (Hardcover)
Ingmarie Halling; As told to Carl Magnus Palm 1
R723 R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Save R227 (31%) Within 7 - 12 working days

We all know - and love - ABBA. Everyone has a copy of Abba Gold (the second most popular album of all time in the UK.) Publishers and booksellers have always wondered: how can we get that Abba feeling into a book? Well here's how: Abba Treasures is co-written by a colleague and friend of the band using contemporary interviews, and the world's acknowledged Abba expert; it features never-before-seen photographs from private collections, and contains removable facsimiles of personal items belonging to Anna, Benny, Bjorn and Agnetha. If you wanted Abba in a book, you've got it.

Last Night At The Bassline (Paperback): David Coplan, Oscar Gutierrez Last Night At The Bassline (Paperback)
David Coplan, Oscar Gutierrez 1
R280 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R58 (21%) In stock

In 1994, Brad and Paige Holmes opened a small, live-music venue in the bohemian suburb of Melville in Johannesburg. They called it Bassline, which very soon became synonymous with cigarette smoke, great jazz and nights you wished would never end. They later moved the club to Newtown where it grew in prominence as the ultimate venue for live music, hosting amazing artists like Thandiswa Mazwai, Jimmy Dludlu, Lira, The Soil and Grammy Award-winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

In 2016 word spread like wildfire that everyone’s favourite club was closing its doors forever; this place that held all the promises of a new South Africa, a place where people of all races could come together, share a drink, dance and fall in love was to be no more. But as Bassline starts its new journey with Live @ the Bassline, yet another great story begins with Last Night At The Bassline.

In this book, esteemed music historian Professor David Coplan tells the story of Bassline and the Holmes’s journey in it, thus giving musicians and jazz fans something to hold on to even after its closure. This book is a tangible piece of the magic to take home and savour. And those who were never there will be given a chance to experience this dream.

With more than fifty iconic photographs from Oscar Gutierrez and other great photographers, the book is more than just a memoir. It is a gritty, smoky, passionate slice of time. Bassline will always be a reminder of what it feels like to live the impossible.

The Life of a Song Volume 2 - The Stories Behind 50 More of the World's Best-loved Songs (Hardcover): Jan Dalley, David... The Life of a Song Volume 2 - The Stories Behind 50 More of the World's Best-loved Songs (Hardcover)
Jan Dalley, David Cheal 1
R347 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R71 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days

If The Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset" had been released under its original title, "Liverpool Sunset", would it have had the same impact? Was "Greensleeves" really written by Henry VIII? And how did The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" become globally adopted as a football chant? Like its bestselling predecessor, THE LIFE OF A SONG VOLUME 2 contains the stories of 50 songs, originally published in FT Weekend, that unearth each song's biography. These are also the stories of how songs took on new life following their release: how, for instance, "Wild Thing" helped launch the career of Jimi Hendrix in America. Packed with intriguing factoids, these bite-sized essays will delight music lovers and send you scurrying back to listen to the songs in all their beauty and mystery.

Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography (Hardcover, Epub Edition): Chris Salewicz Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography (Hardcover, Epub Edition)
Chris Salewicz 1
R484 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R143 (30%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Founder of one of the most influential and successful rock bands of all time, legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has nevertheless remained an enigma. In this definitive and comprehensive biography of his life so far, Chris Salewicz draws on his own interviews with Page and those closest around him to unravel the man behind the mystery. Having sold over 300 million copies worldwide, Led Zeppelin was the biggest band of the '70s and has been loved by the legions ever since. From his own conversations with Jimmy, the rest of Led Zeppelin, old girlfriends, tour managers and session musicians to name but a few, Salewicz reveals the many trials and tribulations which transformed the middle class boy from the Surrey suburbs into one of rock's most enigmatic frontmen. Detailed, thrilling and expertly researched, Salewicz discovers a man who was prepared to die for his art; who justified heroin use so he could harness its narcotic focus whilst making albums, and who overcame numerous death threats during this time. A warrior magician, Salewicz delves into the many skeletons and eccentricities in Page's closet, contextualising him against a background of London gangsters, deaths, and power struggles which Page has continued to rail against to this day, even within his own band. As entertaining as it is insightful, and from a writer who experienced first-hand the Led Zeppelin furore, this promises to be as close to a Jimmy Page autobiography as fans can get.

The Complete Beatles Songs (Paperback): Steve Turner The Complete Beatles Songs (Paperback)
Steve Turner 1
R699 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R272 (39%) Within 7 - 12 working days

In The Complete Beatles Songs, Steve Turner shatters many well-worn myths and adds a new dimension to the Fab Four's rich legacy. This beautifully packaged book examines every Beatles-penned song and the inspiration behind them all; with fresh research and packed with new information, there are revelations aplenty. The book covers the Fab Four's entire output chapter by chapter and includes a complete set of printed lyrics to accompany each song, used with exclusive permission from the band's music publishers. Who was "just seventeen" and made Paul's heart go "boom"? Who was "Lady Madonna"? Was there really an Eleanor Rigby? What inspired "Happiness is a Warm Gun"? Why was Paul the "walrus" and what inspired the lyrics to Ringo's "Octopus's Garden"?

Beastie Boys Book (Hardcover): Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz Beastie Boys Book (Hardcover)
Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz 1
R891 R574 Discovery Miles 5 740 Save R317 (36%) Within 7 - 12 working days
The Boy in the Song - The real stories behind 50 classic pop songs (Hardcover): Michael Heatley The Boy in the Song - The real stories behind 50 classic pop songs (Hardcover)
Michael Heatley 1
R241 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R68 (28%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Focusing on the boyfriends, husbands, exes, heroes, celebrities, fathers, sons, complete strangers, and even bandmates of songwriters, this handbook unveils who sparked 50 of rock's greatest songs. Answering burning questions such as "Who was Dolly Parton referring to when she sang "I Will Always Love You"?" and "When Elton John's songwriting partner Bernie Taupin had him proclaim "The Bitch Is Back," did he realize that he was singing about himself?," this trivia collection is a music buff's dream. It explains how each boy or man inspired the song written about him, when the song was released, and the impact it had on the charts, the performer, and the subject himself. Accompanying mini biographies bring readers up-to-date on how the songs affected the men and their present whereabouts while sidebars contain trivia on the performers and recording history.

Simulation Theory (Sheet music): Muse Simulation Theory (Sheet music)
Muse
R370 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R76 (21%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Simulation Theory is the eighth studio album by English rock band Muse, released on 9 November 2018. This artist approved songbook contains all songs from the album, arranged for guitar (tab) and voice, plus an 8-page colour section.

Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits (Paperback, Main - Faber Social Greatest Hits): Barney Hoskyns Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits (Paperback, Main - Faber Social Greatest Hits)
Barney Hoskyns 1
R184 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R30 (16%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Spanning Tom Waits' extraordinary 40-year career, from Closing Time to Orphans, Lowside of the Road is Barney Hoskyns' unique take on one of rock's great enigmas. Like Bob Dylan and Neil Young, Waits is a chameleonic survivor who's achieved long-term success while retaining cult credibility and outsider mystique. From his perilous "jazzbo" years in '70s Los Angeles to the multiple-Grammy winner of recent years - by way of such shape-shifting '80s albums as Swordfishtrombones - this exhaustive biography charts Waits' life step-by-step and album-by-album. Affectionate and penetrating, and based on a combination of assiduous research and deep critical insight, this is a outstanding investigation of a notoriously private artist and performer - the definitive account to date of Tom Waits' life and work.

5 Seconds of Summer: Live and Loud - The Ultimate On Tour Fan Book (Hardcover): Malcolm Croft 5 Seconds of Summer: Live and Loud - The Ultimate On Tour Fan Book (Hardcover)
Malcolm Croft 1
R161 R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Save R39 (24%) Within 7 - 12 working days

In 2011, 5SOS almost broke the internet with their mega YouTube successes. Since then they have become one of the world's most famous bands with album sales of over three million, and hundreds of triumphant live performances. 5 Seconds of Summer Live and Loud Fan Book concentrates on the band as live performers. As the boys agree, on stage is where 5SOS are at their very best...

Girl in a Band (Paperback, Main - Faber Social Greatest Hits): Kim Gordon Girl in a Band (Paperback, Main - Faber Social Greatest Hits)
Kim Gordon 1
R167 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R32 (19%) Within 7 - 12 working days

In Girl in a Band Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth and role model for a generation of women, tells her story. She writes frankly about her route from girl to woman and pioneering icon within the music and art scene of New York City in the 1980s and 90s as well as marriage, motherhood, and independence. Filled with the sights and sounds of a changing world and a remarkable life, Girl in a Band is a moving, evocative chronicle of an extraordinary artist.

The Dark Stuff (Paperback, Main - Faber Social Greatest Hits): Nick Kent The Dark Stuff (Paperback, Main - Faber Social Greatest Hits)
Nick Kent 1
R176 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R31 (18%) Within 7 - 12 working days

In The Dark Stuff Nick Kent profiles twenty-two of the most gifted and self-destructive talents in rock history. From Brian Wilson to Syd Barrett, the Rolling Stones to Neil Young, Iggy Pop to Lou Reed, he offers intimate portraits that are unimaginable in the world of today's market driven music business.

Nothing is Real - The Beatles Were Underrated And Other Sweeping Statements About Pop (Hardcover): David Hepworth Nothing is Real - The Beatles Were Underrated And Other Sweeping Statements About Pop (Hardcover)
David Hepworth 1
R354 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R70 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Pop music's a simple pleasure. Is it catchy? Can you dance to it? Do you fancy the singer? What's fascinating about pop is our relationship with it. This relationship gets more complicated the longer it goes on. It's been going on now for 50 years. David Hepworth is interested in the human side of pop. He's interested in how people make the stuff and, more importantly, what it means to us. In this collection of essays written throughout his career, Hepworth shows how it is possible to take music seriously and, at the same time, not drain the life out of it. From the legacy of the Beatles to the dramatic decline of the record shop, from top tips for bands starting out to the bewildering nomenclature of musical genres, with characteristic insight and humour, he explores the highways and byways of this vast multiverse where Nothing Is Real and yet it is, emphatically and intrinsically so. Along the way he asks some essential questions about music and about life: is it all about the drummer; are band managers misunderstood; and is it appropriate to play `Angels' at funerals? As Pope John Paul II said `of all the unimportant things, football is the most important'. David Hepworth believes the same to be true of music and this selection of his best writing, covering the music of last fifty years, shows you precisely why.

Voices - How a Great Singer Can Change Your Life (Hardcover): Nick Coleman Voices - How a Great Singer Can Change Your Life (Hardcover)
Nick Coleman
R477 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R118 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane (Paperback): Gucci Mane, Neil Martinez-Belkin The Autobiography of Gucci Mane (Paperback)
Gucci Mane, Neil Martinez-Belkin 1
R338 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R170 (50%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The New York Times bestselling memoir from the legendary Gucci Mane spares no detail in this "cautionary tale that ends in triumph" (GQ). For the first time Gucci Mane tells his extraordinary story in his own words. It is "as wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself" (Complex). The platinum-selling recording artist began writing his remarkable autobiography in a federal maximum security prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive-a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past. A critically acclaimed classic, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane "provides incredible insight into one of the most influential rappers of the last decade, detailing a volatile and fascinating life...By the end, every reader will have a greater understanding of Gucci Mane, the man and the musician" (Pitchfork).

Ricochet - David Bowie 1983: An Intimate Portrait (Hardcover): Denis O'Regan Ricochet - David Bowie 1983: An Intimate Portrait (Hardcover)
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R1,080 R650 Discovery Miles 6 500 Save R430 (40%) Within 7 - 12 working days

A breathtaking, never-before-seen glimpse into life on tour with David Bowie, by the late singer's official tour photographer In 1983 David Bowie set out on the Serious Moonlight Tour, his biggest ever. On the road with him was his official photographer, Denis O'Regan. Few artists and photographers have had such a close touring relationship. This book is the result: a never-before-seen photographic portrait of a year with Bowie, from the theatre of performance to his most unguarded moments. Introduced by O'Regan and with every single image personally approved by Bowie, this is an intimate view of an icon at the height of his fame.

The Roots of Rap - 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop (Hardcover): Frank Morrison The Roots of Rap - 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop (Hardcover)
Frank Morrison; Carole Boston Weatherford 1
R357 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R79 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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