This is a book both broad and deep, drawing from the diverse worlds of classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, country, folk, musicals, hip-hop, world, opera, soundtracks, and more. It's arranged alphabetically by artist to create the kind of unexpected juxtapositions that break down genre bias and broad..
*** AUSTRALIAN BAND *** Take four cute, likable boys from Sydney. Add a heavy dose of rock, the fast, electric and fun kind, enhanced by powerful melodies that lend themselves to harmonies. What you get is some idea of what lies behind 5 Seconds of Summer, the most high-profile band of the moment. ..
For the first time in paperback--and in a great reading edition--here is the real story of the Rolling Stones, as told by the Stones themselves. In their own words, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood get right to the heart of what makes the Stones the Stones, as musicians, s..
For around three hundred years, the harpsichord was the leading domestic musical instrument and often a highly fashionable piece of furniture as well. Usurped by the piano at the beginning of the nineteenth century, it was taken up again with the first revival of early music at the beginning of the ..
From the coauthor of the smash success Art of Modern Rock comes its impish sibling, a compact volume ofdynamic rock posters. Filled with classic hits from the original volume plus loads of new material, Art of Modern Rock Mini #1: AZ is reformatted into a witty, giftable alphabet-book package. From ..
"The Art of Violin Making" is the major work for the craftsman, bringing into one volume a summary of essential information for the violin maker and player, as well as providing a historical reference. Part One: The Violin Makers is devoted to separate chapters on the life and work of some of the gr..
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 feisty 45s, from eccentric EPs to leg..
The ELives in MusicE series meshes biography with discography. This debut title profiles the legendary King of Blues B.B. King. An opening essay charts his life from childhood in the Mississippi Delta up to his first studio session. The author then takes an inside look at his distinguished career ..
This extraordinary project has been made possible because Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have agreed to tell their combined story especially for this book. Together with Yoko Ono Lennon, they have also made available the full transcripts (including all the outtakes) of the televisio..
From their years growing up in Liverpool through their ride to fame to their ultimate breakup, here's the inside story. It includes family snapshots, handwritten lyrics, internal memos, behind-the- scene shots, covers-in-progress, personal letters and illustrations...
This beautifully packaged book tells the story of The British Pop Invasion of America. Americans hadn't seen anything like it since the War of Independence! The British invasion of the 1960s transformed music - not just in the States and back home in the UK, but around the world, as a host of exi..
"For ten glorious years, I had the best seat in the house."-Bruce W. TalamonTalamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, this young African American photographer from Los Angeles found himself backstage with an all-access pass to the heart of..