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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MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO
MITCH ABLOM    Book Number: 87179
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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...
SLOWHAND: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton
PHILIP NORMAN    Book Number: 87595
Published price: £25
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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...
YOUNG SOUL REBELS: A Personal History of Northern Soul
STUART COSGROVE    Book Number: 87962
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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...
PIANO 300
CYNTHIA ADAMS HOOVER ET AL    Book Number: 87861
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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
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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...
GEORGE MICHAEL: The Biography 1963-2016
ROB JOVANOVIC    Book Number: 87804
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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...
STAYING ALIVE: The Disco Inferno of the Bee Gees
SIMON SPENCE    Book Number: 87834
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For UK audiences, The Bee Gees were those drippy 60s harmony-singing brothers whose hits such as their 1967 number one Massachusetts and 1968 I Gotta Get A Message to You, were difficult to dislodg...
TRY THIS AT HOME: Adventures In Songwriting
FRANK TURNER    Book Number: 88307
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"Life is about love, last minutes and lost evenings" is an evocative line from folk-punk singer-songwriter Frank Turner's song "I knew Prufrock before he got famous". Like Paul McCartney's "Yesterd...
MOZART IN THE JUNGLE: Sex, Drugs and Classical Music
BLAIR TINDALL    Book Number: 88445
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Journalist and first oboe Blair Tindall takes you on a no-holds-barred tour of what really goes on both back-stage and in the orchestra pit! From her acclaimed debut recital at Carnegie Hall to the...
BOYS IN THE TREES: A Memoir
CARLY SIMON    Book Number: 88581
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Rock star, poet, feminist icon, seductress, survivor, Carly Simon's life and career is one of the last great untold stories of popular music. Her lyrics, sung in that instantly recognisable husky,...
SWING DANCE
SCOTT CUPIT    Book Number: 88735
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Strictly Come Dancing may be back on our TV screens, but one thing they have missed is the fashion, music, culture and key moves of Swing Dance, the wonderful Lindy Hop we all love to watch. Truly...
DOUBLE ACT: A History of British Comedy Duos
ANDREW ROBERTS    Book Number: 89279
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From music hall and Variety of the 1920s and 30s came Will Collinson and Alfie Dean, Bud in a raccoon coat and old straw hat and Ches, dapper and deadpan, emphasising the words in a mellow croak. ...
DYLAN GOES ELECTRIC!
ELIJAH WALD    Book Number: 89281
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In 1965 on the evening of 25th July, Bob Dylan took to the stage at Newport Folk Festival in black jeans, black boots, and a black leather jacket, carrying a Fender Stratocaster in place of his fam...
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
KENNEY JONES    Book Number: 89303
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'The Small Faces were the most creative, The Faces were the most fun, The Who were the most exciting. These were electrifying days in music. We were all untried, untested. What was stopping us? N...
WHO IS THAT MAN? In Search of The Real Bob Dylan
DAVID DALTON    Book Number: 89328
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The real Bob Dylan is Bobby Zimmerman, yearning to escape Hibbing, Minnesota, or the Woody Guthrie wannabe playing Greenwich Village haunts. Was he the Folk Messiah, the seething amphetamine hipst...
DEAD STRAIGHT GUIDE TO LED ZEPPELIN
NIGEL WILLIAMSON    Book Number: 89026
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In 1968 Robert Plant made his way down to Jimmy Page's houseboat with a view to becoming the lead singer of the New Yardbirds, soon to be rebranded as Led Zeppelin. They bonded over favourite recor...
THE WHO: I Was There
RICHARD HOUGHTON    Book Number: 89036
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More than any other band that emerged in the 1960s, The Who is associated with live performance, and these accounts of over 300 gigs by people who were there is an unusual take on the band's colour...
VIOLIN MANUAL: HAYNES
JOHN GOSLING & MARCUS CORRIE    Book Number: 89015
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The violin finds its origins in Moorish instruments from the Northern African and Arabian tribes. The rebab and rebec were popular folk instruments with a simple sound box and only a couple of str...
AT THE BIRTH OF BOWIE
PHIL LANCASTER    Book Number: 89387
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How did Davie Jones, the nattily-dressed lead singer with The Lower Third, become David Bowie aka Ziggy Stardust, the high-grossing shapeshifting superstar of the 1970s? Phil Lancaster was the band...
ROCK COVERS: 40th Anniversary Edition
ROBBIE BUSCH, JONATHAN KIRBY    Book Number: 89738
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The most important record covers in rock history. Album art is indelibly linked to our collective musical memories; when you think of your favourite albums, you picture the covers. Many photograph...
WAGING HEAVY PEACE
NEIL YOUNG    Book Number: 89632
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Southern Man has a fantastic music and song writing career spanning 40 years and 34 studio albums of rock and roll, folk and country. From his early days with Buffalo Springfield and his solo care...
TWO RIDERS WERE APPROACHING:
MICK WALL    Book Number: 89979
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The UK's best known rock writer draws upon his own interviews and extensive research to produce an inimitable, novelistic portrait of the Guitar God. Jimmy was a down-at-heel guitarist in New York...
50 YEARS: THE STORY OF WOODSTOCK LIVE: Relive the Magic
JULIEN BITOUN    Book Number: 89407
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Three days of Peace and Music at Woodstock in August 1969 became one of the defining experiences of the decade. This beautifully produced book goes through the programme artist by artist, listing a...
DAVID BOWIE A LIFE
DYLAN JONES    Book Number: 89774
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Musicians, groupies, music producers like Tony Visconti, Mick Rock, Angie Bowie, photographer Brian Duffy, the mime artist Lindsay Kemp, musician Nile Rodgers, journalists, actresses and models, To...
1001 CLASSICAL RECORDINGS YOU MUST HEAR BEFORE YOU DIE
EDITED BY MATTHEW RYE    Book Number: 90081
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Solid, readable and beautifully illustrated, this is a musical education in a single volume. 1001 works are described in chronological order, anchored on a particular recording, with informed and l...
BEST OF THE BEATLES: The Sacking of Pete Best
SPENCER LEIGH    Book Number: 90090
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The journalist and author Spencer Leigh was born in Liverpool and has been broadcasting his weekly show 'On the Beat' on BBC Radio Merseyside for more than 25 years and conducted more interviews ab...
CAVERN CLUB: Rise of the Beatles and Merseybeat
SPENCER LEIGH    Book Number: 90095
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A companion to Best of the Beatles and by the respected music journalist and BBC Radio Merseyside broadcaster Spencer Leigh, with a little help from Sir Paul McCartney who provides the Foreword, th...
MR MOJO: A Biography of Jim Morrison
DYLAN JONES    Book Number: 90131
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Who was the real Jim Morrison? Found dead in his bathtub aged only 27, having achieved worldwide stardom as lead singer of The Doors, Morrison was quickly immortalised among the rock 'n' roll deit...
ROCK STARS CARS
DAVID ROBERTS    Book Number: 90140
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We absolutely love this one! Simply put, here are 127 mostly colour shots of the world's biggest names in music from the 50s to the present day with cars they have either owned, borrowed, wrecked o...
MESSIAH: The Composition & Afterlife of Handel's Masterpiece
JONATHAN KEATES    Book Number: 90062
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Brimming with detail, Keates skilfully brings to life Handel the man, his music and his Age, accounting for the prehistory, composition and early performances of Handel's Messiah. He brings to lif...
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