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
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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...
I WAS DOUGLAS ADAMS'S FLATMATE:
ANDREW MCGIBBON    Book Number: 74492
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I was Chet Baker's final tour manager, Will Carling's osteopath, Billie Holiday's stand-in at the Apollo in Harlem, Ernest Hemingway's La Secretaría, Les Dawson's gag writer, Tina Turner's White Da...
THE DOORS: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years
GREIL MARCUS    Book Number: 79020
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'Jim writes most of the lyrics.' Young sings about a dead crack baby 'You'll never go to school, you'll never get to fall in love, never get to be cool'. If those aren't rock 'n' roll, what is? A...
UNTOUCHABLE
RANDALL SULLIVAN    Book Number: 77566
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Sub-titled 'The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson', at a staggering 776 pages here is the definitive life of the most enigmatic superstar of modern times. Michael Jackson was the mo...
UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light
CARLOS SANTANA    Book Number: 80471
Published price: $30
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The intimate and long-awaited autobiography of a guitar legend. In 1967 in San Francisco, just a few weeks after the Summer of Love, a young Mexican guitarist played a blistering solo that announc...
UNFAITHFUL MUSIC AND DISAPPEARING INK
ELVIS COSTELLO    Book Number: 80353
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The son of a jazz trumpeter, Elvis Costello was never in any real doubt that his career would be that of a singer-songwriter and by the end of the 1970s he had achieved major hits with albums such ...
50 FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS CAROLS, SONGS AND STORIES: Volume One
Unknown    Book Number: 80533
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A companion to Volume Two code 80534, here is an exclusive collection of 14 favourite carols including We Three Kings, Jingle Bells and Silent Night. Enjoy original Christmas compositions like Hap...
50 FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS CAROLS, SONGS AND STORIES: Volume Two
JUMPING JACK    Book Number: 80534
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One for all the family to enjoy, this lovely box set contains 15 sing-along favourite carols including O Come All Ye Faithful, Once in Royal David's City and While Shepherds Watched. Learn to love...
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN: Children's Christmas Songs and Carols CD
FASTFORWARD MUSIC    Book Number: 80545
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Nearly one hour playing time of children's Christmas songs and carols including Around the World, the Shepherd Song, Who's That Man (SANTA), Once in Royal David's City, Little Drummer Boy, Go Tell ...
KARAOKE CHRISTMAS CD
Unknown    Book Number: 80552
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Now you can belt it out loud and sing along to Christmas classics in the grandest style as you jingle those bells and bring joy to the world. If you've forgotten or need the lyrics printed out, go...
MARLENE DIETRICH COLLECTION CD
FASTFORWARD MUSIC    Book Number: 80557
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Her blonde tresses, long legs and seductive purr made her a screen goddess, but it was the inimitable off-key baritone, the sound of silken, sensual glamour that made Marlene Dietrich a top Allied ...
PRESENTING HUMPHREY LYTTLETON CD
FASTFORWARD MUSIC    Book Number: 80573
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After Eton, trumpeter 'Humph' formed his Dixieland band. But composing and broadcasting, hosting such BBC TV shows as Best of Jazz, made his name. An author of note, he also drew the popular comi...
RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER AND OTHER FAVOURITES CD
Unknown    Book Number: 80581
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Over 50 minutes playing time, 20 tracks including Santa's Party, The Singing Snowman, Mrs Santa Claus, On Christmas Day, Playing in the Snow, Here We Go Round the Christmas Tree, Christmas Comes Bu...
GREATEST ALBUMS YOU'LL NEVER HEAR
EDITED BY BRUNO MACDONALD    Book Number: 81192
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A Pink Floyd album with no instruments. A Sex Pistols record more incendiary than 'Never Mind the B*llocks'. A sci-fi rock opera by Weezer. Rock and roll history is littered with intriguing albu...
ON THE ROAD WITH JANIS JOPLIN
JOHN BYRNE COOKE    Book Number: 80905
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The author was Janis Joplin's road manager from 1967 until her death. A performing musician, photographer and filmmaker, he helped run the Janis Joplin show, and record it for posterity. Here is ...
RODION SHCHEDRIN CHAMBER MUSIC CD
RODION SHCHEDRIN    Book Number: 80922
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Menuhin-Sonata for violin and piano 20 minutes 49 seconds, Echo-Sonate for violin solo 21 minutes, Sonate for violoncello and piano and Im Stile von Albeniz for violin and piano. The total playing...
MAMMOTH BOOK OF THE ROLLING STONES
EDITED BY SEAN EGAN    Book Number: 81409
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Still recording in the studio and selling out the world's biggest venues on tour, the Rolling Stones show little sign of calling it a day halfway through the band's sixth decade and with all four c...
BOYS IN THE TREES: A Memoir
CARLY SIMON    Book Number: 81541
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'You're So Vain' began as a ballad with Richard Perry which she worked on, a new song called 'Ballad of a Vain Man' about a man who owned a yacht, a private jet, a hat that comes over one eye, and ...
CONVERSATIONS WITH BEETHOVEN: A Novel
SANDFORD FRIEDMAN    Book Number: 81545
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'This work is unclassifiable - a novel comprised exclusively of 'oral' speech that reads rapidly on the page like a kind of music-poetry.' Deaf as he was, Beethoven had to be addressed in writing,...
YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN
DOROTHY BAKER    Book Number: 81586
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Rick Martin loved music and the music loved him. He could pick up a tune quickly. It didn't matter to the Cotton Club boss that he was under age, or to the guys in the band that he was just a whi...
ESSENTIAL BRITTEN
JOHN BRIDCUT    Book Number: 81669
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Sub-titled 'A Pocket Guide for the Britten Centenary' this unconventional biography is one for everyone who loves symphonies and concerts to dip into time and again. Britten's music library is giv...
FABER POCKET GUIDE TO BALLET
DEBORAH BULL & LUKE JENNINGS    Book Number: 81671
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Spanning nearly two centuries of classical dance with entries for more than 80 works from ballet companies around the world, features include plot summaries, an analysis of each ballet's principal ...
KICKING & DREAMING: A Story of Heart
A & N WILSON & CHARLES CROSS    Book Number: 81952
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If you have never heard their rendition of 'A Stairway to Heaven' on YouTube, go see. It has Robert Plant and the rest of Led Zeppelin in tears, it is so beautiful. As the only sisters in rock wh...
GEORGE MICHAEL: The Biography
ROB JOVANOVIC    Book Number: 82203
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As Wham!, George and his friend Andrew Ridgley were to become the most successful pop duo of the 1980s. Both sons of immigrant fathers they burst onto the scene projecting an image of healthy, tan...
LORENZO DA PONTE
RODNEY BOLT    Book Number: 82139
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Sub-titled the extraordinary adventures of the man behind Mozart, here is a man who lived in four cities, Venice, Vienna, London and New York, at fascinating moments in their histories. Rather tha...
SINATRA: Behind the Legend
J. RANDY TARABORRELLI    Book Number: 82314
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From the women he loved including Lauren Bacall, Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow and Marilyn Monroe, to his ties to the Rat Pack, and from his mob connections to his friendship with the Kennedys, Frank Sin...
LIBERACE
ISABELLA ALSTON    Book Number: 82368
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Born in May 1919 to a Polish woman and an Italian named Salvatore Liberace, when young Liberace was just seven years old he memorised the full 17 page score of Mendelssohn's 'Midsummer Night's Drea...
SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE DVD
KARA TOINTON, A. ARMSTRONG    Book Number: 82533
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The BAFTA nominated director brings to life the ITV dramatisation of the world's most popular musical by Rodgers & Hammerstein, The Sound of Music. The ambitious drama was filmed and transmitted l...
ELVIS ALL SHOOK UP
ROY BLOUNT    Book Number: 82611
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From the Introduction, 'Elvis had a lot to do with creating a generation, but he wasn't part of it. He was a generation unto himself, not a beatnik, not a hippie. He was sort of the opposite of the...
RECKLESS: My Life as a Pretender
CHRISSIE HYNDE    Book Number: 82619
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Four decades the singer/songwriter/leader of The Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde is a justly celebrated legend in the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. Few, if any, women in music have ever matched her swagge...
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