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 Music

Series:Cambridge Library Collection - Music

This authoritative biography of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a landmark in its meticulous research and use of source material. For the American author Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1817-97), it represented a lifelong labour of love, yet it remained unfi... read more

Nophoto
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Greil Marcus, author of Mystery Train, widely acclaimed as the best book ever written about America as seen through its music, began work on this new book out of a fascination with the Sex Pistols: that scandalous antimusical group, invented in London in 1975 and dead within two years, which sparked t... read more

Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century
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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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 Music

Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queer Musicians Who Changed the World is a tribute to queer ground breakers who changed the face of music and popular culture. LGBTQ musicians have been pushing for change since the 1920s, with sin... read more

50 Queer Music Icons Who Changed the World
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 Music

Series:Two Finger Salute Ser.

Life long mods and new believers alike will love this collection of original 60s photography and captivating insight that celebrates mod culture from its birth to its flourishing contemporary scene. Packed with fascinating shots of the original 60s mods in their halcyon days, analy... read more

Mods - a Way of Life
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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 to mu... read more

Comparing Notes - How We Make Sense of Music
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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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They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music, whose songs have never lost their popularity or emotional... read more

Something Wonderful Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution
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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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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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 Music

Follow the authoritative text encompasses the complete inside story of Bob Dylan the man and his music; the book traces the Bob Dylan story with a detailed biography of his life from his early folk roots through to the world wide musical phenomenon that we know today. The boo... read more

Bob Dylan: Mr Tambourine Man
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