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- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 39.99
An essential work for rock fans and scholars, Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock ?n? Roll surveys the origins of rock ?n? roll from the minstrel era to the emergence of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley. Unlike other histories of rock, Before Elvis offers a far broader and deeper analysis of the influences on rock music. Dispelling common misconceptions,... more...
- Canongate Books 2013; US$ 13.33
Complicated Shadows paints a detailed and accurate portrait of an intensely private and complex individual. It draws on nearly 50 exclusive interviews with schoolmates, pre-fame friends, early band members, journalists as well as members of The Attractions, producers, collaborators and musicians from all stages of his life and career. Thomson also... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95
Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition, is an integrated textbook with online resources for jazz appreciation and history courses. Through readings, illustrations, timelines, listening guides, and a streaming audio library, it immerses the reader in a journey through the history of jazz, while placing the music within a larger cultural and historical... more...
- Random House Group Ltd 2013; US$ 10.67
Pop manager extraordinaire Simon Napier-Bell had had enough. He'd had enough of pop groups. He'd had enough of the constant grief at home with his two ex-boyfriends bickering and bleeding him dry; and most of all he'd had enough of the music biz. But then he fell in love with a new passion - the Far East; and a dynamic new duo - George and Andrew... more...
- Aurum Press 2013; US$ 21.86
In August 1964 The Kinks released their third single. After a little noticed debut and a follow-up that had failed to chart at all, Pye Records were threatening to annul the group?s contract. But with its unforgettable distorted guitar riff, 'You Really Got Me? went on to reach No.1, entering the US Top Ten later the same year. Followed by a string... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 11.65
A bumper collection of writing in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of 'the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world', from John Pidgeon's first encounter with The Rolling Stones at the The Ricky Tick Club in 1963 and Norman Jopling's seminal article in the New Record Mirror that same year, to 'Please Allow Me to Correct a Few... more...
- Pocket Books 2002; US$ 14.95
In 1993, a quirky California boy named Beck burst onto the scene with the irony warped anthem "Loser." He has since earned a reputation as one of the most innovative, stylish, and vital recording artists of our time -- selling millions of records in the United States alone, heading up numerous Album of the Year lists, and taking home a few Grammys... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2000; US$ 19.00
Few journalists have staked a territory as definitively and passionately as Mikal Gilmore in his twenty-year career writing about rock and roll. Now, for the first time, this collection gathers his cultural criticism, interviews, reviews, and assorted musings. Beginning with Elvis and the birth of rock and roll, Gilmore traces the seismic changes in... more...