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SUNDAY TIMES MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEARROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEARMOJOBOOK OF THE YEARIn 1975, Viv Albertine was obsessed with music but it never occurred to her she could be in a band as she couldn't play an instrument and she'd never seen a girl... read more

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys
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"In our increasingly digital world, audiophiles know that the real recording is on vinyl. That's why sales of vinyl continue to soar. Mike Evans offers a sumptuous visual celebration of this medium's fascinating history and triumphant rebirth. From weighty 78s to feis... read more

Vinyl: The Art of Making Records
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Who
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When he first started working on Pet Sounds , Brian Wilson said that he was going to write "the greatest rock album ever made." That album, released in 1966, fifty years ago, changed the face of popular music. From conceptio... read more

Wouldn't it be Nice: Brian Wilson and the Making of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds
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An in-depth biography of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page by the acclaimed biographer of Bob Marley and Joe Strummer, based upon the author's extensive research and interviews The original enigmatic rock star, Jimmy Page is a mass of contradictions. A towering presence in the guitar world... read more

Jimmy Page
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Profiles twenty-two of the 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, this title offers portraits that are unimaginable in the world of market driven music business.

The Dark Stuff
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Grunge, also known as the 'Seattle Sound', emerged from the Pacific north-west in the early part of the 1980s. With the unexpected success of Nirvana's single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' in 1991, grunge became a household word overnight and launched an Ameri... read more

Everybody Loves Our Town A History of Grunge
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Rob Young investigates how the idea of folk has been handed down and transformed by successive generations - song collectors, composers, Marxist revivalists, folk-rockers, psychedelic voyagers, free festival-goers, experimental pop stars and electro... read more

Electric Eden - Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music
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Ever been held hostage in a dressing room with your parents? Ever been thrown off the bus in the middle of a Swedish forest or abandoned at a foreign airport? Ever been asked to play at one of the UK's biggest music festivals with musicians yo... read more

The Fallen: Life in and Out of Britain's Most Insane Group
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'Exactly the sort of tribute Mercury himself would have wanted' SPECTATOR
This is the definitive biography of Freddie Mercury. Written by an award-winning rock journalist, Lesley-Ann Jones toured widely with Queen forming lasting frien... read more

Freddie Mercury:Bohemian Rhapsody the Definitive Biography
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On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death comes a new perspective on one of the most compelling icons of our time-and the only book written by someone who knew him.
In early 1991, top music manager Danny Goldberg agreed to take on Nirvana, a critica... read more

Serving The Servant - Kurt Cobain
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In Never Mind the Bollocks: Women Rewrite Rock (Virago, 1995; published as Grrrls: Viva Rock Divas in the US by St Martin's Griffin, 1996), writer and critic Amy Raphael interviewed twelve female musicians, from Courtney Love to Kim Gordon, from Bjo... read more

A Seat at the Table: Women on the Frontline of Music
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