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Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary - Quick, Simple & Easy to Use; Rock, Pop, Folk & Hip Hop (Spiral bound, New edition): Jake... Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary - Quick, Simple & Easy to Use; Rock, Pop, Folk & Hip Hop (Spiral bound, New edition)
Jake Jackson
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Finding the right rhyme can be excruciating, songwriters too often choosing ridiculous words in desperation. This is an invaluable resource for any budding songwriter or even an experienced lyricist with writer's block. Featuring tips on songwriting, the book focuses on the types of rhyme and assonance (end rhymes, last syllable rhymes, double rhymes, beginning rhymes, first syllable rhymes) for a range of popular styles. Arranged phonetically and drawn from a variety of musical 'dialects', from rock and pop to folk and hip-hop, this is the quick and simple guide you need.

The Story of The Kinks - You Really Got Me (Paperback): Nick Hasted The Story of The Kinks - You Really Got Me (Paperback)
Nick Hasted
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The paperback edition of the bestselling biography. The Kinks are the quintessential British sixties band, revered for an incredible series of classic songs ('You Really Got Me', 'Waterloo Sunset' and 'Lola' to name but a few) and critically acclaimed albums (The Village Green Preservation Society). Featuring original interviews with key band members Ray Davies, his brother Dave and Mick Avory, as well as Chrissie Hynde and many others close to the group, every stage of their career is covered in fascinating detail: the hits, the American successes of the 1970s and the legendary band in-fighting. Nearly 50 years after they formed, The Kinks influence is still being felt today as strongly as ever.

ABBA - The Official Photo Book (Hardcover): Jan Gradvall, Petter Karlsson ABBA - The Official Photo Book (Hardcover)
Jan Gradvall, Petter Karlsson 1
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This is the first complete and authorized official visual history of ABBA, one of the greatest pop groups of the 20th century.
ABBA has sold a stunning 400 million records, and in some markets has even surpassed the Beatles. This first and only official book on ABBA was created with the full cooperation of the band members themselves and containing more than 600 rare and heretofore unseen images from throughout the band's career. Publishing with the 40th anniversary of ABBA winning the Eurovision Song Contest, which is what put the band on the map, publication is being synchronized worldwide to great media attention. With a foreword and commentary throughout the book by the band's four members, this is truly the complete story of one of the most popular bands of all time.

Elvis and ME (Paperback): Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, Sandra Harmon Elvis and ME (Paperback)
Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, Sandra Harmon
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Elvis and Me is the unforgettable memoir of Elvis Presley. This New York Times bestseller reveals the intimate story that could only be written by the woman who lived it. It serves as a tribute to the man as well as the King of Rock n' Roll.

The People's Songs - The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records (Paperback): Stuart Maconie The People's Songs - The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records (Paperback)
Stuart Maconie 1
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These are the songs that we have listened to, laughed to, loved to and laboured to, as well as downed tools and danced to. Covering the last seven decades, Stuart Maconie looks at the songs that have sound tracked our changing times, and - just sometimes - changed the way we feel. Beginning with Vera Lynn's `We'll Meet Again', a song that reassured a nation parted from their loved ones by the turmoil of war, and culminating with the manic energy of `Bonkers', Dizzee Rascal's anthem for the push and rush of the 21st century inner city, The People's Songs takes a tour of our island's pop music, and asks what it means to us. This is not a rock critique about the 50 greatest tracks ever recorded. Rather, it is a celebration of songs that tell us something about a changing Britain during the dramatic and kaleidoscopic period from the Second World War to the present day. Here are songs about work, war, class, leisure, race, family, drugs, sex, patriotism and more, recorded in times of prosperity or poverty. This is the music that inspired haircuts and dance crazes, but also protest and social change. The companion to Stuart Maconie's landmark Radio 2 series, The People's Songs shows us the power of `cheap' pop music,- one of Britain's greatest exports. These are the songs we worked to and partied to, and grown up and grown old to - from `A Whiter Shade of Pale' to `Rehab', `She Loves You' to `Star Man', `Dedicated Follower of Fashion' to `Radio Ga Ga'.

Long Hard Road Out Of Hell - Long Hard Road Out of Hell (Paperback): Neil Strauss Long Hard Road Out Of Hell - Long Hard Road Out of Hell (Paperback)
Neil Strauss 2
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The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper: A Fans' Perspective (Hardcover): Bruce Spizer The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper: A Fans' Perspective (Hardcover)
Bruce Spizer; Commentary by Frank Daniels, Bill King, Al Sussman, Piers Hemmingsen
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The Beatles' Landmarks in Liverpool (Paperback): Daniel K. Longman The Beatles' Landmarks in Liverpool (Paperback)
Daniel K. Longman; Foreword by Bill Harry
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The appeal of the Beatles is everlasting. Millions of fans from all over the world continue to revel in the band's eternal hits and their music stands out as one of Britain's greatest cultural successes. This book takes the reader on a journey to the Fab Four's home town of Liverpool and explores the significant sites and locations associated with the band's unparalleled rise to stardom. We delve into the archives and uncover nostalgic images of Mathew Street, Strawberry Field and Penny Lane, as well as many other familiar landmarks and witness the changes that have taken place in the city through time. This book will appeal to any true Beatles fan who wishes to discover that little bit extra about the world's most famous boy band.

Major Dudes - A Steely Dan Companion (Paperback): Barney Hoskyns Major Dudes - A Steely Dan Companion (Paperback)
Barney Hoskyns
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At its core a creative marriage between Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, Steely Dan are one of the defining and bestselling American rock acts of the last half-century, recording several of the cleverest and best-produced albums of the '70s - from the breathlessly catchy Can't Buy a Thrill to the sleekly sinister Gaucho. In the '90s they returned to remind us of how sorely we had missed their elegance and erudition, subsequently recording Two Against Nature and Everything Must Go during the following decade. They have sold close to forty-five million albums. 'A lot of people think of them as the epitome of boring '70s stuff,' novelist William Gibson said in 1993, when Becker and Fagen toured for the first time in nineteen years. 'They don't realize this is probably the most subversive material pop has ever thrown up.' Now fully embraced by the 'Yacht Rock' generation - semi-ironic devotees of '70s Southern-California slickness - Steely Dan no longer polarize lo-fi punks and studio geeks in the way they used to. In 2001 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Any Major Dude Will Tell You collects some of the smartest and wittiest interviews Becker and Fagen have ever given, along with insightful reviews of - and commentary on - their extraordinary songs. Compiled by Rock's Backpages editor Barney Hoskyns, the book's contributors include Charles Shaar Murray, Robert Palmer, Ian MacDonald, Bud Scoppa, Penny Valentine, Fred Schruers, Sylvie Simmons and Michael Watts.

Earthbound - David Bowie and the Man Who Fell to Earth (Paperback): Susan Compo Earthbound - David Bowie and the Man Who Fell to Earth (Paperback)
Susan Compo 1
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'Before there was Star Wars before there was Close Encounters there was The Man Who Fell To Earth. advertising tag line for 1981 reissue of the film. Earthbound is the first book-length exploration of a true classic of twentieth-century science-fiction cinema, shot under the heavy, ethereal skies of New Mexico by the legendary British director Nicolas Roeg and starring David Bowie in a role he seemed born for as an extra-terrestrial named Thomas Newton who comes to Earth in search of water. Based on a novel by the highly regarded American writer Walter Tevis, this dreamy, distressing, and visionary film resonates even more strongly in the twenty-first century than it did on its original release during the year of the US Bicentennial. Drawing on extensive research and exclusive first-hand interviews with members of the cast and crew, Earthbound begins with a look at Tevis s 1963 novel before moving into a detailed analysis of a film described by its director as 'a sci-fi film without a lot of sci-fi tools and starring a group of actors Bowie, Buck Henry, Candy Clark, Rip Torn later described by one of them (Henry) as 'not a cast but a dinner party. It also seeks to uncover the mysteries surrounding Bowie s rejected soundtrack to the film (elements of which later ended up his ground-breaking 1977 album Low) and closes with a look at his return to the themes and characters of The Man Who Fell To Earth in one of his final works, the acclaimed musical production Lazarus.

Metallica - The Lack Album (Tab) (Paperback): Metallica - The Lack Album (Tab) (Paperback)
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'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: The Life of Jimi Hendrix (Paperback): David Henderson 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: The Life of Jimi Hendrix (Paperback)
David Henderson 2
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Fusing blues, jazz and psychedelia with an outrageous personal style and image, Hendrix is still revered as the most important instrumentalist in the history of rock. He died aged 27 from drugs and alcohol. Capturing the essence of Hendrix's intense, apocalyptic and ultimately tragic life, the author covers Hendrix's boyhood in Seattle, his years in the US Air Force, his reputation as the best sideman around, his manic trip to London and superstardom, the songs, the concerts, the flaming guitars, the drugs, the booze, the women and most important, the incomparable legacy he left behind.

The Rolling Stones: it's Only Rock and Roll (Paperback, 2nd edition): The Rolling Stones: it's Only Rock and Roll (Paperback, 2nd edition)
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David Garibaldi -- Off the Record - 10 Authentic Drum Transcriptions by the Legendary Tower of Power Drummer (Paperback): David... David Garibaldi -- Off the Record - 10 Authentic Drum Transcriptions by the Legendary Tower of Power Drummer (Paperback)
David Garibaldi
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Gay Guerrilla - Julius Eastman and His Music (Paperback): Renee Levine Packer, Mary Jane Leach Gay Guerrilla - Julius Eastman and His Music (Paperback)
Renee Levine Packer, Mary Jane Leach
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Composer-performer Julius Eastman (1940-90) was an enigma, both comfortable and uncomfortable in the many worlds he inhabited: black, white, gay, straight, classical music, disco, academia, and downtown New York. His music, insistent and straightforward, resists labels and seethes with a tension that resonates with musicians, scholars, and audiences today. Eastman's provocative titles, including Gay Guerrilla, Evil Nigger, Crazy Nigger, and others, assault us with his obsessions. Eastman tested limits with his political aggressiveness, as reflected in legendary scandals like his June 1975 performance of John Cage's Song Books, which featured homoerotic interjections, and the uproar over his titles at Northwestern University. These episodes are examples of Eastman's persistence in pushing the limits of the acceptable in the highly charged arenas of sexual and civil rights. In addition to analyses of Eastman's music, the essays in Gay Guerrilla provide background on his remarkable life history and the era's social landscape. The book presents an authentic portrait of a notable American artist that is compelling reading for the general reader as well as scholars interested in twentieth-century American music, American studies, gay rights, and civil rights. Renee Levine Packer's book This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo received an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence. Mary Jane Leach is a composer and freelance writer, currently writing music and theatre criticism for the Albany Times-Union.

The Beatles Lyrics - The Unseen Story Behind Their Music (Paperback): Hunter Davies, Beatles The Beatles Lyrics - The Unseen Story Behind Their Music (Paperback)
Hunter Davies, Beatles 1
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Over 100 handwritten manuscripts of the Beatles' original lyrics, tracked down from friends of the band, museums, universities and collectors. Hunter Davies, author of the only authorised biography of the Beatles, worked with the band in their heyday. Here he reveals each song's context with vivid behind-the-scenes stories and gives a unique insight into the creative process of the world's greatest songwriters. From 'Yesterday' and 'Eleanor Rigby' to 'Yellow Submarine', The Beatles Lyrics is the definitive story of the band, uniquely told through their music.

Our Music Is Red - With Purple Flashes - The Story of The Creation (Paperback): Sean Egan Our Music Is Red - With Purple Flashes - The Story of The Creation (Paperback)
Sean Egan
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Their songs have been covered by acts as diverse as Ride, Boney M, and the Sex Pistols; they impressed Pete Townsend so much that he asked their guitarist to join the already successful Who; said guitarist pioneered the use of a bow on guitar strings--a trick later plagiarized by Jimmy Page; and they have been cited as an influence by the likes of Paul Weller and John Lydon. Yet The Creation never had a hit single or even made an album in their two-year recording career, from 1966-68. But nevertheless, they are cherished by generations of fans. This is their untold story.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Led Zeppelin - Classic Rock Wisdom from the Greatest Band of All Time (Hardcover):... Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Led Zeppelin - Classic Rock Wisdom from the Greatest Band of All Time (Hardcover)
Benjamin Darling; Illustrated by Danielle Marshall
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Bon: The Last Highway - The Untold Story of Bon Scott and Ac/Dcas Back in Black (Paperback): Jesse Fink Bon: The Last Highway - The Untold Story of Bon Scott and Ac/Dcas Back in Black (Paperback)
Jesse Fink
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Japrocksampler (Paperback): Julian Cope Japrocksampler (Paperback)
Julian Cope 2
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In the 1960s rock 'n' roll music began crossing the Atlantic Ocean--with The Beatles and The Who leading the British Invasion of the United States--and the Pacific Ocean, as American and European rock slowly began to take hold in Japan. This insightful study from visionary rock musician Julian Cope explores what really happened when Western music met Eastern shores. The clash between traditional Japanese values and the wild renegades of 1960s and 1970s rock 'n' roll is examined, and the seminal artists in Japanese post-World War II culture are all covered. From itinerate art-house poets to violent refusenik bands with penchants for plane hijacking, this is the story of the Japanese youths and musicians who simultaneously revolutionized a musical genre and the culture of a nation.

Our World - Our OFFICIAL autobiography (Hardcover): Little Mix Our World - Our OFFICIAL autobiography (Hardcover)
Little Mix 1
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Telling their story in their own words, with exclusive photos and behind-the-scenes gossip, this is a must-have for any Little Mix fan. Little Mix are the UK's most successful girl band. They first found fame - and each other - on The X Factor in 2011. Five years later they have gone from strength to strength, achieving huge global success. With three platinum-selling albums in the UK and over 14 million record sales worldwide, the band are both adored by their fans and critically acclaimed for their brilliant music. In this book the girls share the real behind-the-scenes story of both their personal lives and their success. They reveal the many highs - what it feels like to perform in front of thousands of people; the excitement of seeing your music soar to Number One around the world - but also the lows. Through it all the girls have had each other, and their incredibly close friendship has grown stronger and stronger as the years have gone by. Now the girls are like sisters, and in this book they share their journeys and how it feels for your dreams to come true. Brimming with exclusive photos, this book shares with us the girls' innermost secrets - their hopes and dreams for the future, their families, their relationships, their style advice and above all their friendship. This book is Little Mix's story in their own words and tells you everything you need to know about their lives both in and out of the spotlight.

Robert Plant: A Life - The Biography (Paperback, Edition): Paul Rees Robert Plant: A Life - The Biography (Paperback, Edition)
Paul Rees 2
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Robert Plant is one of the few genuine living rock legends. Frontman of Led Zeppelin, musical innovator and seller of millions of records, Plant has had a profound influence on music for over four decades. But the full account of his life has barely been told ... until now. Robert Plant: A Life is the first complete and comprehensive telling of Plant's story. From his earliest performances in folk clubs in the early 1960s, to the world's biggest stages as Led Zeppelin's self-styled `Golden God', and on to his emergence as an emboldened solo star. The sheer scale of Zeppelin's success is extraordinary: in the US alone they sold 70 million records, a figure surpassed only by the Beatles. But their success was marred by tragedy. These pages contain first-hand accounts of Plant's greatest highs and deepest lows: the tragic deaths of his son Karac and his friend, Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Told in vivid detail, this is the definitive story of a man of great talent, remarkable fortitude and extraordinary conviction.

Expression in Pop-Rock Music - Critical and Analytical Essays (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Walter Everett Expression in Pop-Rock Music - Critical and Analytical Essays (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Walter Everett
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Expression in Pop-Rock Music is a collection of critical and analytical essays written by todaya (TM)s top scholars on pop and rock music. Applying a wide variety of analytical techniques and critical approaches in the study of songs by artists such as Tori Amos, David Bowie, James Brown, the Cure, Genesis, Radiohead, and Frank Zappa, these essays tackle the musical text itself in coming to terms with political, social, cultural, and stylistic issues expressed in the most popular music of the past half-century. It has been expanded in its second edition to include three new essays and other additions accounting for the changes to the popular music landscape since its first edition, with particular attention paid to the rise of hip-hop and country music.

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
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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.

Pop Charts - 100 Iconic Song Lyrics Visualized (Hardcover): Katrina Mchugh Pop Charts - 100 Iconic Song Lyrics Visualized (Hardcover)
Katrina Mchugh
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Test your musical knowledge with this fun compilation, filled with 100 beautifully designed infographics, that pays homage to the songs we can't get out of our heads-inspired by lyrics from artists such as Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, Paul Simon, TLC, Bob Dylan, Weezer, and more. Challenge friends and family to "name that tune" with this entertaining collection of references to pop lyrics. Featuring a minimalist and artful design, Pop Charts reinterprets lines from songs that have become part of the zeitgeist. Classics, earworms, and cult hits are reimagined with cool, playful infographic designs-from David Bowie's Space Oddity to the Beastie Boys' Sabotage and Beyonce's Run the World. With an appealing retro look, the full-page designs of Pop Charts give a clever new twist to pop music's most hummable songs. The flip side of each designed page includes the tune's name, and the book includes a full bibliography of every song included. Pop Charts is ideal for music and pop culture enthusiasts and modern design fans.

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