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50th Law

The ultimate hustle is to move freely between the street and corporate worlds, to find your flow and never stay locked in the same position. This is a manifesto for how to operate in the twenty-first century, where everything has been turned

Greene, Robert, 50 Cent

Being Elvis

What was it like to be Elvis Presley? What did it feel like when impossible fame made him its prisoner? As the world's first rock star there was no one to tell him what to expect, no one with whom he could share the burden of being himself -

Connolly, Ray

Billie Holiday

When eighteen-year-old Billie Holiday stepped into Columbia studios in November of 1933 to record 'Riffin' the Scotch' and 'Your Mother's Son-in-Law', it marked the beginning of what is arguably the most remarkable and important career in tw

Szwed, John

Born to Run
b&w images thru-out; 4-c insert(s) TBD 512

"Writing about yourself is a funny business...But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I've tried to do this." -Bruce Springsteen, from t

Springsteen, Bruce

241(Ht mm) 282(Wdt mm) 208

A lavishly illustrated biography of one of America's paramount rock stars, featuring a complete discography of his work. Find out how legendary musician Bruce Springsteen earned his monicker. There's only one Boss; his

Gaar, Gillian G.

Boys in the Trees
Integrated b+w photographs 416

Carly Simon is a household name. She was the staple of the '70s and '80s Billboard charts and was famously married to James Taylor with whom she has two children. She has had a career that has spanned four decades,

Simon, Carly

8pp b/w plates 512

After 3 decades of groundbreaking music Bruce Springsteen still manages to amaze audiences around the world with his live shows and bring new fans to his music with every album release. Highly acclaimed music critic Peter Carl

Carlin, Peter Ames

Bruce Springsteen Vault: An Illustrated Biography
297(Ht mm) 210(Wdt mm) 176

The Bruce Springsteen Vault chronicles the Boss's incredible musical career through photos and memorabilia. In-depth text tracks Springsteen through his childhood in New Jersey and early shows on the college circuit, t

Ochs, Meredith

Captain Matchbox & Beyond

This book uncovers the zany world of Captain Matchbox, but goes far beyond by following the extraordinary careers of Mic and Jim Conway. After Matchbox finally struck out, the brothers were intimately involved with the Pram Factory and Circu

Fleming, Catherine, Tait, John

347 color & 53 b/w photos 256

One of Guitar World magazine's Top 15 rock books of 2011. He was born Eric Patrick Clapton, but you can just call him "Slowhand." Over the years, fans of Eric Clapton have debated the high points of an epic career i

Welch, Chris


Coming of age in Thatcher's Britain in the late 70s and early 80s was really tough, especially if you lived in Crawley. But against the grinding austerity, social unrest and suburban boredom, the spark of rebellion that was punk set alight t

Tolhurst, Lol

Dancing Barefoot

Dancing Barefoot is the full and true story of Patti Smith, widely acknowledged as one of the most significant American artists of the rock 'n' roll era, a performer whose audience and appeal reach far beyond the parameters of rock. An accla

Thompson, Dave

Dirty Deeds
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 304

A few days after his 19th birthday, rock and roll lover and bass player Mark Evans wandered into his local to check out the band - and his life would never be the same again. Two days later he was playing his first sho

Evans, Mark

198(Ht mm) 128(Wdt mm) 352

Known the world over for her unique musical style, distinctive look and a voice that propelled her into the charts time and time again, Dusty Springfield was undoubtedly one of the biggest and brightest musical stars o

Bartlett, Karen

Good Vibrations
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 448

Mike Love is a founding member, lyricist and vocalist of The Beach Boys, considered to be the most popular American band in history, with 13 Gold Albums, 55 top-100 singles, and four number 1 hits. Love has been the le

Love, Mike

Grant and I

"Grant and I is the story of the friendship and collaboration of Grant McLennan and Robert Forster, who gave Australia The Go-Betweens, one of our best and most influential bands. The 1980s songwriting partnership of McLennan/Forster was a

Forster, Robert

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
8 page black and white photo section 288

Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one of the most important movements in rock history. Seeking

Brownstein, Carrie

I Am Brian Wilson

They say there are no second acts in American lives, and third acts are almost unheard of. That's part of what makes Brian Wilson's story so astonishing. As co-founder member of the Beach Boys in the 1960s, Wilson created some of the most gr

Wilson, Brian

I'm Your Man : The Biography of Leonard Cohen

"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in". (Leonard Cohen). The genius behind such classic songs as "Suzanne", "Bird on a Wire" and "Hallelujah", Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwrite

Simmons, Sylvie

I've Always Kept a Unicorn
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I've Always Kept a Unicorn tells the story of Sandy Denny, one of the greatest British singers of her time and the first female British singer-songwriter to produce a substantial and enduring body of original songs. Sa

Houghton, Mick

Iron Man

Iommi, Tony

John Lennon Letters

A lifetime of letters, collected for the first time, from the legendary The Beatles musician and songwriter John Lennon John Lennon is one of the world's greatest-ever song writers, creator of 'Help!', 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds', 'Imag

Lennon, John, Davies, Hunter, Davies, Hunter, Davies, Hunter

Johnny O'Keefe

Johnny O'Keefe was a human dynamo, a rock 'n' roll powerhouse whose influence still looms large on the Australia musical landscape. He was brilliantly talented, but possessed a self-destructive streak, and suffered as many breakdowns as he d

Apter, Jeff

Kill 'Em and Leave

The definitive biography of the soul legend James Brown by National Book Award-winning novelist James McBride The music of James Brown was almost a genre in its own right, and he was one of the biggest and most influential cultural figures

McBride, James

Leonard Cohen
colour photos 224

Published to co-incide with Cohen's 80th birthday in September 2014.A celebration of the life, music and poetry of Leonard Cohen.Featuring new interviews with Cohen's band, producers and collaborators. Illustrated with hundred

Kubernik, Harvey

Lonely Boy

Foreword by Chrissie Hynde. Without the Sex Pistols there would be no Punk. And without Steve Jones there would be no Sex Pistols. It was Steve who formed Kutie Jones and his Sex Pistols, the band that eventually went on to become the Sex Pi

Jones, Steve

Louis Armstrong
58 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index 239

Louis Armstrong was not only a virtuoso musician, singer, composer and actor, but also a dedicated writer who typed hundreds of letters and reminiscences, carrying a typewriter with him on hi

Nollen, Scott Allen

Lowside of the Road
A Life of Tom Waits 350

Spanning Tom Waits' extraordinary 40-year career, from Closing Time to Orphans, Lowside of the Road is Barney Hoskyns' unique take on one of rock's great enigmas. Like Bob Dylan and Neil Young, Waits is a chameleonic surv

Hoskyns, Barney

M Train

REVISED EDITION WITH FIVE THOUSAND WORDS BONUS MATERIAL AND NEW PHOTOGRAPHS M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and write

Smith, Patti

Mick Jagger
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Bestselling biographer Philip Norman offers an unparalleled account of the life of a living legend, Mick Jagger. From Home Counties schoolboy, to rebel without a cause to Sixties rock sensation and global idol, Norman

Norman, Philip

Motherless Child

From the Yardbirds to Cream, Blind Faith to Derek and the Dominos, and a hugely-successful solo career, Eric Clapton's fifty years in the music business can look like an uninterrupted rise to become one of the greatest guitar players who eve

Scott, Paul

My Life: It's a Long Story
16pp colour pics 304

This is the unvarnished, complete story of Willie Nelson's life, told in his distinct voice and leaving no moment or experience unturned, from Texas and Nashville to Hawaii and his legendary bus. Having recently turned 80,

Nelson, Willie

Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jewel explores her unconventional upbringing and extraordinary life in an inspirational memoir that covers her childhood to fame, marriage and motherhood. In Never Broken she reflects on how she survived inst


Never Say No to a Rock Star
illus 320

In 1974, at the age of seventeen, author Glenn Berger served as "Schlepper" and apprentice to the legendary recording engineer Phil Ramone at New York City's A&R Studios, and was witness to music history on an almost daily and nightly

Berger, Glenn

Once Upon a Time The Lives of Bob Dylan

Half a century ago a youth appeared from the American hinterland and began a cultural revolution. The world is still coming to terms with what he did. How he did it - and why - has never been fully explored. In Once Upon a Time, award-win

Bell, Ian

Paul McCartney

Philip Norman is one of our greatest biographers and Paul McCartney is one of the greatest of modern subjects: co-founder of the world's most celebrated band and composer of unforgettable songs. This is the story of a man who was public prop

Norman, Philip

Playing to Win: the Definitive Biography of John Farnham

"Teen idol. King of Pop. Voice of the common man. Australian of the Year. Friend. Icon. Superstar. John Farnham is the quintessential Aussie legend. As a teenager he gave up an apprenticeship to chase his musical dreams, hitting the big tim

Apter, Jeff

Portrait of Bowie
approx. 40 portraits of Bowie plus additional photography 224

HIS LIFE WAS A WORK OF ART Now, artists and musicians who worked with David Bowie during his lifetime - or who were his contemporaries - pay tribute to the icon through their own wo

Hiatt, Brian


Prince was an icon. A man who defined an era of music and changed the shape of popular culture forever. There is no doubt that he was one of the most talented and influential artists of all time, and also one of the most mysterious. On 21st

Wall, Mick

Ray Davies

NOW UPDATED WITH A NEW EPILOGUE. In the summer of 1964, aged twenty, Ray Davies led the Kinks to fame with their number one hit 'You Really Got Me'. Within months, they were established among the pop elite, swamped by fans and fast becoming

Rogan, Johnny


By the time she was 14, Chrissie Hynde knew she had to get out of Akron, Ohio. Her perfect '50s American childhood upturned by a newly acquired taste for rock 'n' roll, motorbikes and the 'get down boys' seen at gigs in and around Cleveland

Hynde, Chrissie

Robert Plant: A LIFE
(2x8pp plates) 400

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',

Rees, Paul

Rolling Stones
illustrations 556

Ladies and gentlemen...the Rolling Stones! This is the definitive, authorized illustrated history of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band. The kind of fame and success the Rolling Stones have achieved in their 50-year career

Golden, Reuel

30ill. 352

Punk has been romanticised and embalmed on TV, in books and on the catwalk. An English youth revolt that became a world-wide fashion statement, punk's idols were the Sex Pistols, and Johnny Rotten was its sneering antichrist. Seventee

Lydon, John, Zimmerman, Kent, Zimmerman, Keith

Sam Phillips

Rock 'n' roll was born in rural Alabama, 1923, in the form of Sam Phillips, the youngest son of a large family living in a remote colony called the Lovelace Community. His father had a gift for farming, which was brought to an end by the Dep

Guralnick, Peter

Set The Boy Free

Johnny Marr was born in 1960's Manchester to Irish emigrant parents and knew from an early age that he would be a musician. Forming his first band, at thirteen, Marr spent his teenage years on the council estates of Wythenshawe playing guita

Marr, Johnny

Shell Shocked
Two Eight-Page Colour Photo Inserts 304

If Howard Kaylan had sung only one song, the Turtles' 1967 No. 1 smash hit "Happy Together", his place in rock-and-roll history would still be secure. But that recording, named in 1999 by BMI as one of the

Kaylan, Howard, Tamarkin, Jeff, Jillette, Penn

Special Deluxe
B/w photos throughout 400

Special Deluxe by Neil Young - the second installment of the iconic musician's memoirs. Quirky and wonderfully candid, Neil Young's new book of reminiscences is as compelling as his first book. He returns with more unfo

Young, Neil

Spider from Mars
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 320

For many fans, Bowie's Ziggy Stardust era remains the most extraordinarily creative period in his career. As a member of Bowie's legendary band at the time - The Spiders From Mars - Woody played drums on four seminal a

Woodmansey, Woody

Stones : The Acclaimed Biography
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It is Norman's skills as a researcher and biographer which bring a whole new dimension to the story of The Stones. Written with the personal knowledge, trust and co-operation of the participants, this fully updated versio

Norman, Philip

Sugar Man: The Life, Death and Resurrection of Sixto Rodriguez
2 x 8pp colour plates 384

In the summer of 1972, during a compulsory stint in the South African military, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman heard the music that would forever change his life. A decade later, on yet another military base, Craig Bartholome

Strydom, Craig Bartholomew, Segerman, Stephen 'Sugar'


With songs like 'The Weight', 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' and 'Up on Cripple Creek', songwriter/guitarist Robbie Robertson and his partners in The Band introduced a music lexicon, one soaked in the mythology of the Old South that h

Robertson, Robbie

Things I Carry Around

A born storyteller, Troy Cassar-Daley has at last turned his talent to sharing his own inspiring life. 'Troy's achievements are many, and perhaps the finest may be his ability to make us listen to his heart.' Joy McKean For the first time, T

Gilling, Tom, Cassar-Daley, Troy

True Story of Guns N' Roses

Many millions of words have already been written about Guns N' Roses, the old line-up, the new line-up. But none of them have ever really gotten to the truth. Which is this: Guns N' Roses has always been a band out of time, the Last of the G

Wall, Mick

Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink

"Fantastic". (Nick Hornby). "Beautifully written". (Sunday Times). "Truly remarkable". (Rolling Stone). Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink is the long-awaited memoir from Elvis Costello, one of rock and roll's most iconic stars. Born Decl

Costello, Elvis

Universal Tone

Santana, Carlos

Waging Heavy Peace
Illustrationsstrations (black and white) 512

'I felt that writing books fit me like a glove; I just started and I just kept going'

Neil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture generally in the last four decade

Young Neil

What Happened, Miss Simone?
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 320

Inspired by the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary, this is the story of the real Miss Simone. What Happened, Miss Simone? tells the story of incandescent soul singer and Black Power icon Nina Simone, one of the

Light, Alan