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Really Easy Piano - Abba (Paperback): Really Easy Piano - Abba (Paperback)
R208 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R41 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Easy piano arrangements with song lyrics and chord symbols complete with song background notes and playing hints and tips. Suitable for grades 1-3.

From Me To You: Songs The Beatles Covered And Songs They Gave Away (Paperback): Brian Southall From Me To You: Songs The Beatles Covered And Songs They Gave Away (Paperback)
Brian Southall 1
R363 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R86 (24%) Within 7 - 12 working days

A must-have book for any fan of the Beatles. This book shows how the Fab Four were heavily influenced by music from America and many of their concerts were built around classic songs that had their roots in American R&B, soul, and rock 'n' roll.

Rock Cocktails - 50 Rock 'n' Roll Drinks Recipes-from Gin Lizzy to Guns 'n' RoseS (Hardcover): Rock Cocktails - 50 Rock 'n' Roll Drinks Recipes-from Gin Lizzy to Guns 'n' RoseS (Hardcover)
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R184 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R42 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A greatest-hits collection of 50 party-starting, hard-rocking cocktail recipes. Like your liquor as hard as your rock music? Then you'll love this collection of pun-based cocktails that pay tribute to the great and the good of rock 'n' roll. With recipes inspired by The Pixies (This Drunk He's Gone to Heaven), Fleetwood Mac (Pisco Your Own Way), Metallica (Enter Sand Manhattan), Van Halen (Shot for Teacher) and plenty more, there's more than enough to keep all Cocktail Shakermakers busy.

Scar Tissue (Paperback, New ed): Anthony Kiedis Scar Tissue (Paperback, New ed)
Anthony Kiedis 2
R240 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R41 (17%) Within 4 - 8 working days

In SCAR TISSUE Anthony Kiedis, charismatic and highly articulate frontman of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, recounts his remarkable life story, and the history of the band itself. Raised in the Midwest, he moved to LA aged eleven to live with his father Blackie, purveyor of pills, pot, and cocaine to the Hollywood elite. After a brief child-acting career, Kiedis dropped out of U.C.L.A. and plunged headfirst into the demimonde of the L.A. underground music scene. He formed the band with three schoolfriends - and found his life's purpose. Crisscrossing the country, the Chili Peppers were musical innovators and influenced a whole generation of musicians.;But there's a price to pay for both success and excess and in SCAR TISSUE, Kiedis writes candidly of the overdose death of his soul mate and band mate, Hillel Slovak, and his own ongoing struggle with an addiction to drugs.;SCAR TISSUE far transcends the typical rock biography, because Anthony Kiedis is anything but a typical rock star. It is instead a compelling story of dedication and debauchery, of intrigue and integrity, of recklessness and redemption.

England's Hidden Reverse - A Secret History of the Esoteric Underground (Paperback, second edition): David Keenan England's Hidden Reverse - A Secret History of the Esoteric Underground (Paperback, second edition)
David Keenan
R654 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R162 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Based on several years' worth of exclusive interviews and unprecedented access to all three bands' personal archives, this is the first, definitive, biography of Coil, Current 93 and Nurse With Wound. Together, the bands represent the real English underground in all its sexual, cultural and artistic variety. A shadowy scene whose work accents peculiarities of Englishness through the links and affinities they've forged with earlier generations of outsiders. The three groups have maintained a symbiotic, yet uneasy relationship with the mainstream of pop culture.

Learning to Fly (Paperback): Victoria Beckham Learning to Fly (Paperback)
Victoria Beckham
R222 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R64 (29%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Discover the truth behind the headlines in Victoria Beckham's fascinating memoir, Learning to Fly. 'Juicy and compelling' Heat 'Extraordinary... compelling and honest, devastatingly frank... like a rummage through a close friend's private diary' Daily Mail 'The sensational autobiography of one of the most photographed and talked-about women in the world' Mail on Sunday From the time she saw the movie Fame, Victoria wanted to be a star. A line from the theme song stayed with her - 'I'm gonna live for ever, I'm gonna learn how to fly.' With this amazing book she gives us the chance to fly alongside her on her journey from lonely teenager to international star. This is the real Victoria Beckham, telling us what it's like to be part of the most watched couple in Britain. Standing up for herself, David and Brooklyn, and setting the record straight about controversies that have surrounded her. She reveals the truth behind the beginnings of the Spice Girls, her wedding, her health and the terrifying kidnap and death threats. And what it took for little Victoria Adams to become the star she is today, and why she wanted it so much. Incredibly frank and told with coruscating humour, Victoria Beckham's autobiography Learning to Fly is more compelling than any novel. Victoria Beckham rose to fame as a member of the Spice Girls who have sold over 55 million records world-wide. She is now an internationally recognized style icon with her own denim brand called dVd Style, a range of sunglasses and fragrances named Intimately Beckham and has also produced a range of handbags and jewelry. Victoria has published two bestselling books: Learning to Fly and That Extra Half an Inch. She is married to footballer David Beckham, and they have four children.

Elvis Presley - All Shook Up (Hardcover): Various Authors Elvis Presley - All Shook Up (Hardcover)
Various Authors
R303 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R63 (21%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This Illustrated Limited Edition hardback book provides an insight into the unique journey of one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century Elvis Presley Follow the authoritative text charting the career of the man they call the King of Rock and Roll . We follow Presley from his carefree beginnings at Sun records to global superstardom. In addition the book features rare interviews with the legendry Elvis guitarist Scotty Moore, Drummer DJ Fontana and Elvis loyal backing singers the Jordanaires.

Pink Floyd - A Kaleidoscope of Conundrums (Hardcover): Michael O'Neill Pink Floyd - A Kaleidoscope of Conundrums (Hardcover)
Michael O'Neill; Designed by Darren Grice; Edited by (editors-in-chief) Tom O'Neill
R303 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R63 (21%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Follow their incredible journey from students when the band formed in Cambridge in 1965 and consisted of Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright with Dave Gilmour joining in 1967. Syd Barrett left in 1968 but remains synonymous with the group. Pink Floyd rose to become the most commercially successful and musically influential group in the history of popular music.

The Who - Their Generation (Hardcover): Michael O'Neill The Who - Their Generation (Hardcover)
Michael O'Neill; Designed by Darren Grice; Edited by (editors-in-chief) Tom O'Neill
R303 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R63 (21%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The Who defined a generation and rocked the world. "My Generation," "Pinball Wizard," and "Baba O'Riley" are some of the most well known tracks in rock history. The rock opera Tommy, the genre-defining Live at Leeds, and the classic Quadrophenia are just some of The Who's albums.

Suede - The Authorised Biography (Hardcover, 3rd): David Barnett Suede - The Authorised Biography (Hardcover, 3rd)
David Barnett 1
R354 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R103 (29%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The definitive story of Suede. From the early beginnings and instant tag of the 'new saviours of rock n' roll', through lead singer Brett Anderson's relationship with Justine Frischmann who - to the delight of the national press - transferred her affections to rival band Blur's Damon Albarn to the arrival of guitar supremo Bernard Butler and the ensuing chart-topping singles, albums and sell-out tours. From Bernard's subsequent departure at the height of their fame and narcotic excesses right up to the present day, getting back together in 2010 for a series of concerts then Bloodsports, the new album, Suede: The Biography covers the band's entire career.

Clarinet Globetrotters + CD (Sheet music): Ros Stephen Clarinet Globetrotters + CD (Sheet music)
Ros Stephen; Edited by Melanie Henry
R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Within 7 - 12 working days

Globetrotters brings together twelve toe-tapping original tunes in styles from around the world-from Arabic to Chinese and from klezmer to the Cuban cha-cha-cha- for the budding clarinettist. This unique book presents a kaleidoscope of musical traditions, with supporting background information and backing tracks that capture each sound-world. To help with technique and interpretation, every piece includes tailored warm-ups and stylistic tips from the authors. With options for clarinet/saxophone or piano accompaniment, and an inspirational CD, Globetrotters is the ultimate resource for aspiring musicians looking to go travellin' ...

A Better Me - The Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller (Paperback, Digital original): Gary Barlow A Better Me - The Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller (Paperback, Digital original)
Gary Barlow 1
R404 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R137 (34%) Within 7 - 12 working days

**The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller** **Audiobook shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 2018** Gary Barlow is one of the most successful British musicians and songwriters of all time, but fifteen years ago, as he himself admits, he hit rock bottom - he was out of shape, out of work and depressed. Faced with an underperforming solo career, tireless media taunts and the other cruel twists of fate, Gary turned to food. For nine years, he struggled with his weight and went on every diet imaginable before eventually asking a doctor what the 'cure' for obesity was. That was when he realised that he would have to change his life dramatically. So how did he go from an obese, out-of-work pop star to becoming a hugely successful superstar of music and TV, as well an accomplished musical songwriter and producer who is full of vitality, fitter, happier and more successful than ever before? In this extraordinarily honest memoir, Gary tells of his journey back to professional success, as well as mental and physical health. A Better Me is a remarkably frank account of Gary's life as he battled with his demons, endured personal tragedy, and staged one of the most thrilling professional comebacks in decades. In his warm, witty and authentic voice, Gary recounts his story with compelling insight, captivating sincerity and a human side that people rarely see. From returning with a critically and commercially successful Take That and reigniting his own legendary songwriting career, going beyond recorded music to forge success on TV with The X Factor and Let It Shine, to overcoming his weight problems and crippling obsession with food, this is the story of how Gary found balance in both his personal and professional life. Here is one of the UK's most beloved pop stars, more open, honest and raw than ever before.

Led Zeppelin - All the Albums, All the Songs, Expanded Edition (Hardcover, Enlarged Edition): Martin Popoff Led Zeppelin - All the Albums, All the Songs, Expanded Edition (Hardcover, Enlarged Edition)
Martin Popoff 1
R506 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Save R102 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days
R.E.M. Guitar Tab Anthology (Paperback): Alfred Publishing R.E.M. Guitar Tab Anthology (Paperback)
Alfred Publishing
R462 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R94 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days

This book contains guitar TAB to 25 career-spanning songs from one of greatest alternative rock bands ever. Titles: All the Right Friends * At My Most Beautiful * Daysleeper * (Don't Go Back To) Rockville * Drive * Driver 8 * Electrolite * Everybody Hurts * Fall on Me * The Great Beyond * Imitation of Life * It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) * Losing My Religion * Man on the Moon * Nightswimming * The One I Love * Orange Crush * Perfect Circle * Shiny Happy People * The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite * So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) * Stand * Supernatural Superserious * Until the Day Is Done * What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

Englishness, Pop and Post-War Britain (Paperback): Kari Kallioniemi Englishness, Pop and Post-War Britain (Paperback)
Kari Kallioniemi
R1,086 R993 Discovery Miles 9 930 Save R93 (9%) Within 7 - 12 working days

English pop music was a dominant force on the global cultural scene in the decades after World War II and it served a key role in defining, constructing, and challenging various ideas about Englishness in the period. Kari Kallioniemi covers a stunning range of styles of pop from punk, reggae, and psychedelia to jazz, rock, Brit Pop, and beyond as he explores the question of how various artists (including such major figures as David Bowie and Morrissey), genres, and pieces of music contributed to the developing understanding of who and what was English in the transformative postwar years.

Uncommon People - The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars 1955-1994 (Hardcover): David Hepworth Uncommon People - The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars 1955-1994 (Hardcover)
David Hepworth 1
R476 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R101 (21%) Within 7 - 12 working days

As heard on Radcliffe and Maconie, Danny Baker and Simon Mayo `Fascinating from start to finish' Simon Mayo, Radio 2 The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations. What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. Sexual charisma. Damn-the-torpedoes self-belief. A certain way of carrying themselves. Good hair. Interesting shoes. Talent we wished we had. What did we want of them? To be larger than life but also like us. To live out their songs. To stay young forever. No wonder many didn't stay the course. In Uncommon People, David Hepworth zeroes in on defining moments and turning points in the lives of forty rock stars from 1955 to 1995, taking us on a journey to burst a hundred myths and create a hundred more. As this tribe of uniquely motivated nobodies went about turning themselves into the ultimate somebodies, they also shaped us, our real lives and our fantasies. Uncommon People isn't just their story. It's ours as well.

Jazz Piano Scales, Grades 1-5 (Paperback): Jazz Piano Scales, Grades 1-5 (Paperback)
R132 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R8 (6%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This book of jazz piano scales will develop the technical skills you need to play jazz. It introduces patterns characteristic of the idiom, like the blues scales, the b3 pentatonic and various modes. It also explores these patterns on the roots and key centres commonly found in jazz. Regular and flexible practice of these forms, and using them as the basis for improvisation, will give you fluency and technical control and make your playing sound effortless and relaxed. As an accompaniment to the Board's jazz piano syllabus, this book sets out the scales by grade and gives a table of recommended speeds. It also provides details of what the examiner will be looking for in your playing.

Hotel California - Singer-Songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the L.A. Canyons 1967-1976 (Paperback): Barney Hoskyns Hotel California - Singer-Songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the L.A. Canyons 1967-1976 (Paperback)
Barney Hoskyns 2
R299 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R91 (30%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The story of a remarkable time and place: Los Angeles from the dawn of the singer-songwriter era in the mid-Sixties to the peak of The Eagles' success in the late Seventies. `Hotel California' is an epic tale of songs and sunshine, drugs and denim, genius and greed, and is the first in-depth account of the LA Canyons scene between 1967 and 1976. Hoskyn's history of this vital period in the development of today's great musical influences spans the rise of Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, The Eagles, James Taylor and Jackson Browne, and focuses on the brilliance and determination of David Geffen, the man who linked them all. Covering genius, drug-crazed disintegration, and the myriad relationships between these artists and the songs that issued from them, and drawing on extensive interviews with countless stars, singers, writers, managers, executives and scenesters, `Hotel California' is a pop-culture classic.

The Girl in the Back - A Female Drummer's Life with Bowie, Blondie, and the '70s Rock Scene (Paperback): Laura... The Girl in the Back - A Female Drummer's Life with Bowie, Blondie, and the '70s Rock Scene (Paperback)
Laura Davis-Chanin
R465 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R144 (31%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Nineteen seventy-seven. New York City. Dark. Dangerous. Thrilling. Punk Rock. Blondie. David Bowie. Drinking. Drugs. Happening at the speed of light. Seventeen-year old Laura, quaking within her skin while the bursting punk rock revolution explodes around her, starts a band with her teenage friends called the Student Teachers. She s the drummer. They play legendary clubs CBGB, Max s Kansas City, Hurrah they rehearse madly, write songs, and tour the East Coast. All between final exams at school. In comes Jimmy Destri from Blondie. He thinks the Student Teachers are terrific! And then he falls in love with Laura. He pulls her into the glamorous life of Blondie and introduces her to David Bowie. Bowie takes an interest in Laura s band, attends their rehearsals, and sets them up to open for Iggy Pop at the Palladium on Halloween 1979. It s exhilarating! It s the beginning of amazing success in rock n roll! Until it all comes to a stunning stop. After playing a show at Town Hall in 1980, Laura is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Does it all fall apart? Later, at a dinner with Bowie, he whispers something to Laura. And it helps her save her life. In prose that flows like music, Laura Davis-Chanin presents a rich work of narrative nonfiction that is not only deeply personal but also revealing of the punk rock heyday in New York City. Infused with rare photographs, this book is a journey through a unique, ephemeral life experience.

The Shadows (Paperback): The Shadows The Shadows (Paperback)
The Shadows
R338 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R71 (21%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Contains some of the greatest and most influential hits from The Shadows in authentic guitar tab along with commentary on the music and current affairs at the time of composition.

Rock Stars' Cars (Hardcover): David Roberts Rock Stars' Cars (Hardcover)
David Roberts 1
R312 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R68 (22%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Jimi Hendrix: Made In England (Paperback): Brian Southall Jimi Hendrix: Made In England (Paperback)
Brian Southall
R354 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R79 (22%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The book reveals for the first time the true story of Hendrix' discovery in the US, his arrival in 'swinging' London and his acceptance of (and by)the British and the London music establishment. Packed with new interviews Brian Southall weaves a narrative that brings the period to life and charts his success in England that acted as a springboard for him to return to the US for Monterey and superstardom.

Rockschool Guitar Grade 7 (2012-2018) (Paperback): Simon Pitt Rockschool Guitar Grade 7 (2012-2018) (Paperback)
Simon Pitt
R421 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R103 (24%) In stock
Songs for the Soul (Paperback): Ivor Moody Songs for the Soul (Paperback)
Ivor Moody
R184 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R37 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days
All Cheeses Great and Small - A Life Less Blurry (Paperback): Alex James All Cheeses Great and Small - A Life Less Blurry (Paperback)
Alex James 1
R232 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R69 (30%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This is the story of Alex James's transition from a leading light of the Britpop movement in the 1990s, to gentleman farmer, artisan cheese-maker and father of five. `I was hanging around the pigsty in the way I'd previously hung around at The Groucho Club. I felt wonderfully connected, grounded in the real world, standing in pig muck' Following fifteen years in Blur, Alex James did two wild, unexpected things. He fell in love and he bought a farm. Moving into a rambling, chaotic farmstead in the beautiful Cotswold countryside, he decides the best way to learn about farming is the same way he learned most about music: by jumping in and doing it. As his family settles in, he discovers the unexpected joys that country life abounds in: finding the first egg from your very own chicken, coming across a bramble bush laden with blackberries, roasting home-grown pears on an open fire, before stumbling on a new venture - making cheese. Wonderfully warm, witty and perfectly observed, this is the story of what to do after you've been the bass player in one of the best bands in the world, and a life-affirming tale of just how much fun growing up and settling down can be. `A joy to read. Prose flows and weaves and curls itself into pleasing rhythms...He can write like a god.' SPECTATOR

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