How does music work? Indeed, what is (or isn't) music? We are all instinctively musical, but why? Adam Ockelford has the answers.
A tap of the foot, a rush of emotion, the urge to hum a tune; without instruction or training we all respond intuitively ... read more

Comparing Notes - How We Make Sense of Music
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"Novelistic, perfectly plotted and quite possibly the best pop-star autobiography yet written." - The Wall Street Journal 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 ... read more

Cake and the Rain
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The definitive guide to classic films from one of America's most trusted film critics Thanks to Netflix and cable television, classic films are more accessible than ever. Now co-branded w... read more

Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide - From the Silent Era Through 1965: Third Edition
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The Bronx Is Burning "meets Chuck Klosterman in this wild pop-culture history of baseball's most colorful and controversial decade """""The Major Leagues witnessed more dramatic stories and changes in the '70s than in any other era. The American popular culture and counterculture collided head-on with... read more

Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s
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The Beatles: Twist and Shout tells the story of the Fab Four from their very early years in Liverpool through to their world conquering fame.

The Beatles: Twist and Shout
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Featuring interviews with and articles on each of the biggest artists of the decade, Uncut History of Rock: The 1970s takes the reader on a journey through the decade, not only covering the music and how it was made, but the people behind it - and what made them. ... read more

Uncut History of Rock: The 1970s
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A groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America's most important musical artists -- Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon -- charts their lives as women at a magical moment in time.
Carole ... read more

Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation
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Here is the story of an often overlooked, one-of-a-kind rock n roll musician and the historic times he lived in. In spite of numerous opportunities for success, he became a tragedy. Jerry Nolan came o... read more

Stranded in the Jungle - Jerry Nolan's Wild Ride-A Tale of Drugs, Fashion, the New York Dolls, and Punk Rock
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An indelible and irresistible portrait of the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS and the music scene they changed forever-culminating with the groundbreaking success of their classic 1975 album Alive! and the smash single "Rock and Roll All Nite" Including original interviews wit... read more

Nothin' to Lose: The Making of Kiss (1972-1975)
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A GUARDIAN AND INDEPENDENT BEST MUSIC BOOK OF 2017. 'At last an expert classicist gets to grips with Bob Dylan' Mary Beard 'Thomas's elegant, charming book offers something for everyone - not just the super-fans' IndependentWhen the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dyl... read more

Why Dylan Matters
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Awards:Winner of Penderyn Music Book Prize 2016.

The pop world accelerated and broke through the sound barrier in 1966. In America, in London, in Amsterdam, in Paris, revolutionary ideas slow-cooking since the late '50s reached boiling point. In the worlds of pop, pop art, fashion, and radical politics -- often fue... read more

1966: The Year the Decade Exploded
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Pop music's a simple pleasure. Is it catchy? Can you dance to it? Do you fancy the singer?
But what's fascinating about pop is our relationship with it. David Hepworth is interested in the human side of pop. He... read more

Nothing Is Real: The Beatles Were Underrated and Other Sweeping Statements about Pop
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