Music & Dance

Music & Dance

Music & Dance

Music & Dance

Music, Dance, Theatre, actors and actresses, ballet dancers and musicians, guitar and piano playing and musical instruments. Biographies and non fiction about eveything musical.
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PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
GASTON LEROUX    Book Number: 58181
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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Erik, the Phantom of the Paris Opera House, is one of the great icons of horror literature. This tormented and disfigured creature has made his home in the labyrinthine cellars of this opulent buil...
MICHAEL JACKSON: Life, Death, Legacy DVD
FIREFLY ENTERTAINMENT    Book Number: 85132
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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The King of Pop was due to play in London shortly before his untimely death in 2009. He is still much missed, but his music and legacy lives on. This special 75 minute colour DVD is a profile of ...
PUCCINI'S LA BOHEME ACTS I, II, III and IV: Two DVDs
FASTFORWARD MUSIC    Book Number: 82776
Bibliophile price: £10.00
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Two 55 minute colour DVDs of this fantastic production performed by the Canadian Opera Company. Many people who are hooked on opera are hooked on La Bohème which features the most loved arias in a...
GERED MANKOWITZ ROCK AND ROLL PHOTOGRAPHY
GERED MANKOWITZ    Book Number: 85280
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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Reputations were made quickly in the frenetic pop world of the sixties, and the 18-year-old Gered Mankowitz became an iconic photographer when he spent two years documenting the Rolling Stones in 1...
LIFE OF LOU REED
MICK WALL    Book Number: 86015
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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Our favourite rock writer and biographer Mick Wall was a lifelong Lou Reed and Velvet Underground fan and here he brings us the story of the most misunderstood genius in rock. Lou Reed wrote songs...
TRANSFORMER: The Complete Lou Reed Story
VICTOR BOCKRIS    Book Number: 86277
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Entertainment weekly said, "Blending informed biographical narrative with abundant quotes and a dishy conversational style, Bockris captures the many moods - and mood swings - of a true rock and ro...
BACH'S GOLDBERG VARIATIONS
ANNA HARWELL CELENZA    Book Number: 86132
Published price: $16.95
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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Autumn 1737 and Johann Sebastian Bach encourages Count Keyserlingk to take in a talented young orphan named Johann Gottlieb Goldberg. Employed as a servant, he slips down to the music room late at ...
BEETHOVEN'S HEROIC SYMPHONY
ANNA HARWELL CELENZA    Book Number: 86133
Published price: £13.99
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A companion to Bach's Goldberg Variations, this big picture book for ages eight and up tells the true story behind the creation of Beethoven's Symphony No.3, commonly known as the Eroica (Heroic) S...
PIANO SONATAS BOOK 3: Urtext Performing Edition
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN    Book Number: 86185
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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Beethoven (1770-1827) was a true giant in the history of Western music who looked beyond the boundaries of the 18th century Classical style, ushering in the Romantic movement that would grow throug...
SERENATA CD
ALFIE BOE    Book Number: 86528
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Age 17 as an apprentice mechanic at the TVR factory near Blackpool, Alfie Boe entertained his colleagues by singing opera arias while he polished the cars. One day he was overheard by a client wit...
SPIDER FROM MARS: My Life with Bowie
WOODY WOODMANSEY    Book Number: 86635
Published price: $27.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Michael 'Woody' Woodmansey was the drummer for David Bowie's The Spiders from Mars from 1969 to 1973 on the hit albums The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust an...
DISCOVERING BELLS AND BELLRINGING
JOHN CAMP    Book Number: 86544
Published price: £4.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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Calling all campanologists is the late John Camp, who first became interested in bell ringing in 1950s. His book is not a technical treatise on the art of ringing or bell sounding, but more a hist...
CHRONICLE OF OPERA: Revised Edition
MICHAEL RAEBURN    Book Number: 87027
Published price: $34.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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A lavish Thames & Hudson chronology, year-by-year, which encompasses the whole history of opera. With fascinating anecdotes and quotations covering legendary performers and performances, the book ...
HOMEWARD BOUND: Life of Paul Simon
PETER CARLIN    Book Number: 87175
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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One half of the incredibly popular duo Simon and Garfunkel, here we take a bridge over troubled waters and learn all the backstage detail in a biography about one of these musicians. To sing 'Brid...
MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO
MITCH ABLOM    Book Number: 87179
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
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A very light read with guest appearances from Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King and even KISS. Frankie Presto is one of the world's brightest stars. At just nine years old he is sent to A...
ROGER DALTRY: THANKS A LOT MR KIBBLEWHITE: My Story
ROGER DALTREY    Book Number: 87423
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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My Generation! Roger Daltrey was THE voice, the front man of The Who and this is his story of My Generation, Tommy and Quadrophenia, of smashed guitars, exploding drums, cars in swimming pools, fi...
SLOWHAND: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton
PHILIP NORMAN    Book Number: 87595
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Philip Norman has penned bestselling biographies of the greatest in the history of rock music, so when he turns his hand to Eric Clapton, the unrivalled master of rock's most essential tool - the s...
ONLY GIRL
ROBIN GREEN    Book Number: 87685
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
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Voted Observer Book of the Year, this raucous and vividly dishy memoir is written by the only woman on the masthead of Rolling Stone Magazine in the 60s, a female Almost Famous, during the sex and ...
ROCK AND ROLL IS LIFE: A Novel
D. J. TAYLOR    Book Number: 87686
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
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"The Stones are in narcotic tax exile somewhere. Hendrix is dead, along with Brian Jones, Janis Joplin and countless lesser lights whose names have already been forgotten. Also dead, according to R...
VERDI: Life & Times
BARBARA MEIER    Book Number: 87747
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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Beautifully designed with colour typography and many colour plates, this is one of the acclaimed Life & Times Haus Publishing biographies. Giuseppe Verdi, the popular genius behind Rigoletto, Aida...
YOUNG SOUL REBELS: A Personal History of Northern Soul
STUART COSGROVE    Book Number: 87962
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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A rollercoaster journey into the heart of a secret society and the iconic clubs The Twisted Wheel, The Torch, Wigan Casino and the Blackpool Mecca, the infamous Bootleggers, and the DJs and crate-d...
NEVER A DULL MOMENT: 1971
DAVID HEPWORTH    Book Number: 87860
Published price: $30
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'The Year That Rock Exploded', this was indeed a golden year that saw the release of the indelible recordings of Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Who, Rod Stewart, Carole King, The Rolling...
PIANO 300
CYNTHIA ADAMS HOOVER ET AL    Book Number: 87861
Published price: £14.95
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Sub-titled 'Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos', the book was published to accompany a special exhibition 20 years ago at the National Museum of American History in the Smithsonian's ...
BOWIE: Starchild
MICHAEL O'NEILL    Book Number: 87785
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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With his distinctive one brown one blue eye, chameleon and caricature-changing creations, David Bowie's music is loved by many and known as the soundtrack to the world of changes. That was heralde...
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Glory Days - 50 Years of Dreaming
ENCORE BOOKS    Book Number: 87793
Published price: £19.99
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'I want it all' is what Bruce Springsteen once said. Here is an artist whose musical output can switch, seemingly effortlessly, from the gung-ho R&B swing of classic rock albums like 'Born to Run'...
GEORGE MICHAEL: The Biography 1963-2016
ROB JOVANOVIC    Book Number: 87804
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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'I've always been pretty self-analytical and my songs have always been like that. But then I am probably a lot of things I wouldn't have been had I not become famous.' - George Michael. From the f...
THE KINKS: Fifty Years on the Road
BLITZ BOOKS    Book Number: 87812
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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Ray Davies of The Kinks was the chief songwriter in the band, and the core of the group along with his younger brother Dave. The pair were at each others' throats for a good chunk of The Kinks's c...
KNOW-IT-ALL JAZZ
EDITED BY DAVE GELLY    Book Number: 87813
Published price: $14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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Jazz can be slippery to grasp. Without a familiar form or a hard-and-fast format, and largely ruled by improvisation, jazz music can leave a novice baffled, unsure how to listen. Observer columni...
MATTERS OF VITAL INTEREST
ERIC LERNER    Book Number: 87821
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'A Forty-Year Friendship with Leonard Cohen', the unmistakable and experienced face of the entertainer graces the front cover of this book wearing his trilby, holding a cane and sat besi...
TINA TURNER: My Love Story
TINA TURNER & DEBORAH DAVIS    Book Number: 87825
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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One of the very best musical shows ever in the West End of London is Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on which the superstar herself had great control and input. Her book is an explosive and inspirin...
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