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Biography - Music

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THE ROLLING STONES It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, the Stories Behind Every Song, Appleford, Steve
1 Appleford, Steve THE ROLLING STONES It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, the Stories Behind Every Song
Vancouver Raincoast Books 1997 1551921073 / 9781551921075 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Excellent condition - clean and unmarked. Cover has light wear to corners and a light crease on rear. Pages unmarked. Tells the incredible story of the Rolling Stones through their songs, going behind the scenes at the recording sessions for such classics as "Brown Sugar" and "Wild Horses" and witnessing the making of Stones albums, from the psychedelia-drenched "Their Satanic Majesties Request", through the decadent blue & country of "Exile on Main Street" through their 1997 album release.....Features original interviews with those close to the bank, such as Marianne Faithfull". [827]; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 24.50 USD
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SWEET CHAOS The Grateful Dead's American Adventure, Brightman, Carol
2 Brightman, Carol SWEET CHAOS The Grateful Dead's American Adventure
Clarkson Potter 1998 051759448X. / 9780517594483 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library with laminated cover and usual stamps & stickers. Light soiling outer edge of pages, edgewear is minimal. Interior pages clean & unmarked other than previous owner wrote a little poetry in pencil on the blank endpage, and one page within book has some edge creasing and two tiny tears. Illustrated in b/w. 356 pages. Publishers Note: An intimate look at the workings of the Grateful Dead and the band's quixotic emergence as a major cultural force in American life. 30 photos. If paradox is your pleasure, the Grateful Dead will never let you down. Born of the millennial yearnings of Haight Ashbury in the 1960s and founded on the principles of innovation and fierce independence, the Dead became the longest-running show in American history and the centerpiece of a vast underground community whose loyalty appears undiminished. How the Dead, alone among the avatars of the rebellious 60s, survived to speak to successive generations is the subject of this intensely provocative and personal narrative. Social critic and biographer Carol Brightman, who was active in the political struggles of the era, presents a Whitmanesque tableau of Americas colliding countercultures....; 8vo 
Price: 14.00 USD
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REGGAE ROUTES The Story of Jamaican Music, Chang, Kevin O'Brien & Chen, Wayne
3 Chang, Kevin O'Brien & Chen, Wayne REGGAE ROUTES The Story of Jamaican Music
PA Temple University Press 1998 1566396298 / 9781566396295 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Profusely illus. In b/w. 246 pages. Ex-libary book in very good used condition, usual stamps & stickers & sturdy laminated cover. Light edge & corner wear, soiling to outer edge of pages. Interior pages tight and clean other than the occasional light spot and a couple of earmarks. Review: "Best Guide to the hippest music: Reggae, June 29, 2004, As a New Englander, I have enjoyed Bob Marley and lately, the newest crossover reggae performer, Shaggy ; although their styles are really worlds apart. There's an energy in Reggae music that I absolutely love and realized that there must be tons of reggae music that I never had the opportunity to hear because, they weren't in the USA Top 40. Therefore, in an effort to learn more about the artists, the history, the various styles of Reggae music and all the music in between that I missed out on, I searched the many books on Reggae and luckily, came across this book in my local bookstore. I found it to be a GREAT guide for someone like me. It is an easy, enjoyable read, an objective perspective, lots of history, pictures and a perfect guide to finding and listening to some really great Reggae music. Really a must have. "; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.50 USD
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The Who,   An Illustrated Biography, Charlesworth, Chris
4 Charlesworth, Chris The Who, An Illustrated Biography
London Omnibus Pr 1982 0711900531 / 9780711900530 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Very good condition - pages all intact and clean other than the occasional small spot. Cover has light wear to edges/corners and light scuffing. Profusely illustrated with b/w and colour photos. Year-by-year history, hundreds of photographs, anecdotes, record sleeves and discography. (445os, 0211) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 96 pages 
Price: 17.95 USD
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AFRICAN ROCK The Pop Music of a Nation, Chris Stapleton & Chris May
5 Chris Stapleton & Chris May AFRICAN ROCK The Pop Music of a Nation
Dutton Obelisk 1990 0525485546 / 9780525485544 First Edition Softcover Good 
Ex-library book with laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Light edgewear to cover, moderate soiling/spotting to outer edge of pages, moreso to top edge. Interior of pages clean - looks like one section has been reglued but no pages are loose. B/w photos. 373 pages. Covers highlife to chimurenga, soukous to benga, juju to township pop - each sound is identified and appraised critically. Artists included: Youssou N'dour, Kassav, Alpha Blondy, Salif Keita, Sunny Ade and various others. ; 8vo; "The story of the urban electric music of Africa. Originally published in Hardback under the title "African All-Stars - Pop music of a continent". [572] 
Price: 11.50 USD
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6 Dickerson, James GOIN' BACK TO MEMPHIS A Century of Blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Glorious Soul
New York Schirmer Books 1996 0028645065 / 9780028645063 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library with usual stamps & stickers, laminated cover. Light edgewear - moreso to bottom edge which has 2 small bare spots, light scuffing/scratching of laminate, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight. Great old b/w photos.From Publishers Weekly: Musical Memphis defined the blues, rechanneled it into rhythm and blues, invented rock and roll, then bastardized it into pop. This infectious blend of history, anecdote, reportage and gossip begins with wild, woolly, turn-of-the-century Beale Street, which attracted blues bandleader W. C. Handy.....His engaging chronicle sizzles with the energies that transformed American music and popular culture. "; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 11.95 USD
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I'M A BELIEVER My Life of Monkees, Music, and Madness, Dolenz, Micky & Bego, Mark
7 Dolenz, Micky & Bego, Mark I'M A BELIEVER My Life of Monkees, Music, and Madness
Hyperion 1993 1562828479 / 9781562828479 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light wear to corners & spine ends, light scuffing to covers. Internal pages are clean and unmarked other than. A couple earmarks. B/w photos. 217 pages. In fascinating, star-studded anecdotes, original Monkee Mickey Dolenz takes readers from his starring role at age 12 as TVs Circus Boy to the open casting call that brought the Monkees together, through the creative conflicts that finally drove them apart. [386-notosl]; 8vo 
Price: 8.05 USD
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UT Shadow Mountain 1988 0875791123 / 9780875791128 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Boldly signed & inscribed on endpage "June, '91, to ____, May the power of love give your spirit wings! Love & peace, Deanna Edwards". Excellent condition - hardcover clean & tight. Jacket has light scuffing & very light edgewear. The touching and heartwarming story of Deanna Edward's work in music therapy, work that now takes her all over the world to present workshops to professionals and volunteers in the healthcare industry and at colleges and universities. [445]; 8vo; Signed by Author 
Price: 13.95 USD
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London PRC Sunburst Books 1993 1856481514 / 9781856481519 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No jacket, illustrated boards. Very good condition. Light wear and scuffing to cover. Interior clean and unmarked other than one or two small spots. A few pages have some very light wrinkling. Profusely illustrated in b/w and colour. This is the story of the man who refered to his involvement in the Beatles as "a nightmare", and was known as 'the quiet Beatle', and who remains the most enigmatic, elusive and misunderstood of the fab Four. His turbulent personal musical career and other difficulties, and then his succesful emergence in his own right make for fascinating reading. (680) ; ; 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Franklin Watts Library Edition 1995 0531130371 / 9780531130377 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Ex-library in excellent condition, a few stamps & stickers, only very light wear overall, clean & tight. ISBN: . B/w photographs. Meet the extraordinary woman behind the voice that can bring to life the feelings of sorrow and suffering, joy and ecstasy, hope and bitterness that all people experience. You'll be given a firsthand look into Aretha Franklin's childhood in Detroit, where at an early age she learned to sing gospel in her father's church; her legendary recording sessions, concerts and tours; her stormy love affairs; and the personal trajedies she and her family have suffered.... You will understand why her music has touched so many, and why it will continue to work it's way into hearts and souls all around the world. ; 8vo; 160 pages 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1985 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Hardcover clean & tight, fine other than remainder mark on bottom edge of pages, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has very light edgewear, scuffing & a small amount of sticker residue on front, not clipped. "The remarkable story of a Canadian family's musical odyssey from the Saskatchewan frontier to the lights of Broadway during the years of the Great Depression. This is the story of Harvey & Mary Hahn and their four children, who became 'The Harmony Kids' of stage and radio..." [osl] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 13.50 USD
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LOVE YOU TO BITS AND PIECES Life with David Helfgott, Helfgott, Gillian
12 Helfgott, Gillian LOVE YOU TO BITS AND PIECES Life with David Helfgott
Penguin 1997 0140266445 / 9780140266443 Softcover Very Good 
Light edge & corner wear, slight crease to front cover, interior unmarked, publisher's marking across bottom edge of pages. B/w photos. The real story of musical prodigy, Australian pianist David Helfgott, written by his wife Gillian. (380noto) ; 8vo 
Price: 5.50 USD
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13 Jensen, Jamie GRATEFUL DEAD: Built to Last 25th Anniversary Album 1965-1990
Plume Books 1990 0452264782 / 9780452264786 First Edition Softcover Good 
Ex-library book in good used condition. Sturdy laminated cover & usual stamps & stickers. Moderate wear to spine ends & corners, some wear & small tears to laminate along spine. Interior pages clean & tight, light wrinkling to a few pages. Great photos! b/w & colour illus.Follows Jerry, Bobby, Mickey, Phil, Bill and Brent from their earliest incarnation as house band for Ken Kesey's Acid Tests , through Woodstock and tours around the world. Includes interviews conducted on the 25th anniversary tour and 120 colour photos. Written with full cooperation of the Grateful Dead.; 001134; 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall 
Price: 10.50 USD
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Hyperion 1997 0786863269 / 9780786863266 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Hardcover clean with only minimal edgewear, light soiling outer edge of pages, one edge has some light pen marks. Interior clean & tight. B/w photos. Jacket has light edgewear & scuffing, light soiling, sticker residue to rear, not price clipped. Immensely candid and down-to-earth, just like the woman herself, Knight's autobiography tells the story of a little girl with a big voice who grew up to become one of the world's brightest stars, while managing to keep her heart, soul, and Southern-born-and-bred family values, deep spirituality and humor intact. ; 8vo 
Price: 6.55 USD
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15 Leslie Rubinkowski IMPERSONATING ELVIS
Faber & Faber 1997 0571199119 / 9780571199112 Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Ex-library book, only light wear overall - usual ex-lib type of markings. Jacket has some scuffing and light edgewear. Pages are all intact . There is a a light edge stain on first blank endpage and a small amount of underlining on several pages, and several earmarks. Pages are otherwise unmarked. ; 8vo; " Twenty years after the death of Elvis Presley it would appear that he is more alive than ever, kept fresh in the minds of the public not only by his fans but by an astounding number of impersonators around the world. Theirs is a serious business that raises the king to a status of mythic proportion and proves him to be a pop cultural icon still able to draw a healthy crowd...." [700] 
Price: 11.50 USD
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London Eric Clapton Fanclub 1988 Softcover Very Good 
Compilation by Bill Levenson. Light wear to edges & corners, light corner curling, light creasing, pages clean & unmarked. 30 pages. This biography focuses of the musical career of Eric Clapton and may have originally been part of an album. Numerous B&W photos, a 4 page discography and 2 pages of album cover illustarions. Great for any Clapton Fan. (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 11.00 USD
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BONO In Conversation with Michka Assayas, Michka Assayas
17 Michka Assayas BONO In Conversation with Michka Assayas
Riverhead Books 2005 1573223093 / 9781573223096 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. Jacket has light scuffing, couple tiny corner tears. Pages clean and unmarked. "U2 vocalist, celebrity activist and one of the world's most outsized rock stars, Bono symbolically takes off his habitual shades to reveal the relatively normal guy behind the flashy (and occasionally bombastic) public persona in this series of wide-ranging conversations.....(545) ; 8vo; 322 pages 
Price: 11.95 USD
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VARIOUS POSITIONS A Life of Leonard Cohen, Nadel, Ira B.
18 Nadel, Ira B. VARIOUS POSITIONS A Life of Leonard Cohen
Random House Canada 1996 0394224132 / 9780394224138 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean and tight, no markings, very light wear to corners. Jacket has some scuffing and light scratches, no tears. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "For nearly forty years, Leonard Cohen has endured the ups and downs of an international career that has alternately identified him as the "Prince of Bummers" and Canada's most respected poet and performer. Now, author Ira Nadel brings us closer to understanding these conflicting descriptions and allows us to enter Cohen's private world. He peels back the many layers to reveal the man and explain the fascinating relationship between Cohen's life and his art. This is a remarkable and rare look at Leonard Cohen, up close and personal. " [660] 
Price: 14.50 USD
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19 Phil Hood (editor) ARTISTS OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC The Legends of Traditional Folk, the Stars of the Sixties, the Virtuosi of New Acoustic Music
William Morrow 1986 0688059163 / 9780688059163 First Edition Softcover Good 
Ex-library book - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Cover is very good and overall wear is light, however the book has two edge stains on pages, either from a spill or damp damage. This has left an edge stain and slight wrinkling on numerous pages. This does not affect readability and all pages turn freely. "Fascinating stories, rare interviews & musical wisdom from the greats such as Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan etc. "; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 10.50 USD
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20 Razer, Helen & Robins, Mikey 3 BEERS AND A CHINESE MEAL
Australia Triple J/Random House 1995 0091830729 / 9780091830724 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Attractive copy - ex-library, with laminated cover & usual type markings. Only very light wear overa, light soiling outer edges, interior clean & tight. 125 pages. "Now those of you who like to wake up with Helen & Mikey can take them to bed too...3 Beers and a Chinese Meal and they're anyone's!", "Look, if you were stuck in the back of a Zodiac inflatable ducking and diving, trying to avoid the French navy inside the Muraroa atoll, I could think of no better companions to have up the back of the boat trying to get a cup of tea going on the Primus than Mikey and Helen..."--from the foreword by HG Nelson. (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.05 USD
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