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Black Vinyl White Powder

Author : Simon Napier-Bell
ISBN : 9781446491720
Genre : Music
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The most authoritative, intelligent, diligently researched and unpretentious analysis of the British pop scene yet written' Sunday Telegraph Black Vinyl White Powder charts the amazing fifty year history of the British music business in unparalleled scale and detail. As a key player across the decades, Napier-Bell - who discovered Marc Bolan and managed amongst others The Yardbirds and Wham! - uses his wealth of contacts and extraordinary personal experiences to tell the story of an industry that is like no other. Where bad behaviour is not only tolerated but encouraged, where drugs are sometimes as important as talent, where artists are pushed to their physical and mental limits in the name of profit and ego. 'The Greatest Ever Book Written about English Pop-Breathtakingly Brilliant' Julie Burchill 'The cold print equivalent of a sparkling evening with a world-class raconteur.' Charles Shaar Murray, Independent Bitchy, glib, fun and shrewd' Daily Telegraph
Category: Music

You Don T Have To Say You Love Me

Author : Simon Napier-Bell
ISBN : 9781448177240
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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You probably know Simon Napier-Bell as the manager of the Yardbirds. Or you may know him as the man who managed Marc Bolan, or Japan. You should definitely know him as the man who managed Wham! And if none of these rings a bell, maybe you'll remember him as the man who co-wrote 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me' for Dusty Springfield. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me is one of the funniest books you will read and equally provoking. From his revelation that the entire music industry was motivated by sex, to an embarrassing come-on from a suicidal Brian Epstein, it's all shocking stuff. But when you're on the run from the German police with Marc Bolan, brothel-hopping with Keith Moon and generally living the life of Riley at the music industry's expense, it would be a shame not to share those amazing experiences with the rest of the world, wouldn't it? Of all the great pop-music books written, it is worth savouring You Don't Have To Say You Love Me for its brilliant sideways insight into one of the most exciting cultural periods Britain has ever seen.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Gavin Hopps
ISBN : 9781441137050
Genre : Music
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Morrissey is arguably the greatest disturbance popular music has ever known. Even more than the choreographed carelessness of punk and the hyperbolic gestures of glam rock and the New Romantics, Morrissey's early bookish ineptitude, his celebration of the ordinary, and his subversive endorsement of celibacy, abstinence and rock 'n' roll revolutionized the world of British pop. As a solo artist, too, he consistently adopts the outsider's perspective and dares us to confront uncomfortable subjects. In his brilliant book, Gavin Hopps examines the work of this compelling performer, whose intelligence, humour, suffering and awkwardness have fascinated audiences around the world for the last 25 years. Hopps traces the trajectory of Morrissey's career and outlines the contours and contradictions of the singer's elusive persona. The book illuminates Morrissey's coyness (how can he remain a mystery when he tells us too much?), his dramatized melancholy (surely more of a radical existential protest than the gimmick some believe it to be), and his complex attitudes towards loneliness and alienation, as well as his intriguing sense of the religious.
Category: Music

50 Years Legal

Author : Simon Napier-Bell
ISBN : 1911346202
Genre :
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This is both the story of the 50-year battle for equal rights and deeply personal accounts from high profile politicians, comedians, actors and others in the public arena. The book features contributions from David Hockney, Stephen Fry, Julian Clary, Matt Lucas, Matthew Parrish, Simon Callow, Will Young, Sir Derek Jacobi, Tom Robinson, Marc Almond, Sir Elton John, Alain Judd, Simon Callow, Angela Eagle, Baroness Barker, Dan Gillespie Sells, Evan Davis, Jake Graf, Jason Prince, Jon Savage, Lee Tracy, Lord Browne, Lord Cashman, Lord Paddick, Lord Smith, Manny, Mark Mcadam, Mark Wardell, Mathew Todd, Olly Alexander, Paris Lee, Paul Gambaccini, Peter Tachell, QBoy, Shon Faye, Stephanie Hirst, Stephen Amos, Steve Blame, The Reverend Andrew Foreshew-Cain, Tris Penna, Yotan Ottolenhgi and Zoe Lyons and more.

Ride A White Swan

Author : Lesley-Ann Jones
ISBN : 9781444758801
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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*** By the Sunday Times bestselling author of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY *** From mod folk artist to flower power pixie elfin to the king of glam rockers, Marc Bolan was the ultimate chameleon. His far-reaching musical and stylistic influence is more relevant today than ever with hits such as 'Ride A White Swan', 'Children Of The Revolution', 'Get It On' and 'Hot Love' as fresh and exhilarating as when first released. At the peak of his popularity during his lifetime Bolan was outselling Jimi Hendrix and The Who, and yet relatively little is really known about the hypnotic, enigmatic 20th century boy turned 21st century icon. At last, in the 35th anniversary year of his tragic death, Marc Bolan represents the definite biography. Here rock biographer, Lesley-Ann Jones, paints a meticulous portrait of the T-Rex front man. From his childhood growing up in Hackney to his untimely death at the age of 29, Bolan's life was one of relentless experimentation and metamorphoses. Hallucinogenic drugs, wizardry and levitation, alcoholism, tax evasion and a spectacular fall from grace were to punctuate his short life, as he continued to strive to reinvent himself and his music over and over again. Lesley-Ann has been granted access to those who knew Bolan best, including his partner and the mother of his only son, Gloria Jones and his brother, Harry Feld.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay

Author : Simon Napier-Bell
ISBN : 9781783520305
Genre : Music
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Let legendary rock manager Simon Napier-Bell take you inside the (dodgy) world of popular music – not just a creative industry, but a business that has made people rich beyond their wildest dreams. He balances seductive anecdotes – pulling back the curtain on the gritty and absurd side of the industry – with an insightful exploration of the relationship between creativity and money. This book describes the evolution of the industry from 1713 – the year parliament granted writers ownership over what they wrote – to today, when a global, 100 billion pound industry is controlled by just three major players: Sony, Universal and Warner. Inside you will uncover some little-known facts about the industry, including: How a formula for writing hit songs in the 1900s helped create 50,000 of the best-known songs of all time. How infighting in the American pre-war music industry shut down traditional radio and created an opening for country music, race records and rock'n'roll. How Jewish immigrants and black jazz musicians dancing cheek-to-cheek created a template for all popular music that followed. How rock tours became the biggest, quickest, sleaziest and most profitable ventures the music industry has ever seen. After reading Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay, you'll never listen to music in the same way again.
Category: Music


Author : Annie J. Randall
ISBN : UOM:39015082686950
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Celebrates the life this soulful singer and icon of the mid-sixties' postmodern movement through a review of her influential and award-winning songs, her great performances, and the part she played on the global stage as a member of the "British Invasion."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Top 40 Democracy

Author : Eric Michael Weisbard
ISBN : UCAL:C3482714
Genre : Popular music
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Category: Popular music


Author : Music Library Association
ISBN : UOM:39015061586049
Genre : Music
File Size : 76.50 MB
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Category: Music

Where Have All The Good Times Gone

Author : Louis Barfe
ISBN : UOM:39015061341163
Genre : Music trade
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Louis Barfe's elegantly written, authoritative and highly entertaining history charts the meteoric rise and slow decline of the popular recording industry. In what is the only book to consider the development of the music business on both sides of the Atlantic, Barfe's journey starts with the first ever record to be played on a tin-foil cylinder phonograph and arrives in the present to meet an industry in disarray. He shows how the 1920s and 1930s saw the departure of Edison from the phonograph business he created and the birth of EMI and CBS. In this years after the war, these companies, and the buccaneers, entrepreneurs, hucksters, impresarios and con-men who ran them, reaped stupendous commercial benefits with the arrival of Elvis Presley, who changed popular music (and the sales of popular music) almost overnight. After Presley came the Beatles, when the recording industry became global and record sales reached all time highs.
Category: Music trade

The Times Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015066405054
Genre : Newspapers
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Indexes the Times and its supplements.
Category: Newspapers

The Unknown Paul Mccartney

Author : Ian Peel
ISBN : STANFORD:36105113080316
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Immortalized in music's pantheon, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney nevertheless remains one of the least fully appreciated of modern icons. Now, music journalist Ian Peel looks at McCartney's surprisingly rich contribution to avant-garde music. For over three decades, Paul McCartney has initiated and participated in projects that have taken him far from the kind of music associated with the Beatles, Wings, and his career as a solo artist. From as far back as the mid-sixties, there have been experimental solo projects, both under his own name and incognito. Among these are the Beatles' legendary "Carnival of Light, " the Percy Thrillington diversion in the seventies, and the recent Fireman dance CDs--as well as less-publicized activities, all of which Ian Peel fully details her for the first time. In writing this book, Peel interviewed many of the musicians who have worked closely with McCartney, including Thrillington mainspring Richard Hewson, bassist Herbie Flowers, psychedelic artist David Vaughan, Gong's David Allen, and Frank Zappa collaborator Mike Keneally. What emerges is a unique insight into Paul McCartney's little-known contribution to avant-garde music. Ian Peel is a British music journalist with a special interest in digital dance music and other experimental forms.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Thrill Of It All

Author : David Buckley
ISBN : UVA:X004874772
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Following the formation and development of Roxy Music, one of the first and best art-rock bands of the 1970s, this account tells how the band, led by London's hippest working-class man, Bryan Ferry, rebelled against the denim-clad anonymity of the early 1970s and turned the decade into a decadent glam-rock party. Included are accounts of Ferry's affair with supermodel Jerry Hall and its public end when she left him for Mick Jagger, the band's various splits and regroupings, and the recent.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fashioning London

Author : Christopher Breward
ISBN : IND:30000092851595
Genre : Design
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Over the past three centuries, London has established itself as one of the world's most inventive fashion capitals. 'Fashioning London' looks at the manner in which particular styles of dress became associated with this leading international city.
Category: Design

The Encyclopedia Of Popular Music Morricone Ennio Rich Kids

Author : Colin Larkin
ISBN : UOM:39015066803407
Genre : Popular music
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Containing 27,000 entries and over 6,000 new entries, the online edition of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music includes 50% more material than the Third Edition. Featuring a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, the Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.
Category: Popular music

Albion Dreaming

Author : Andy Roberts
ISBN : PSU:000065260678
Genre : History
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Contrary to popular belief, LSD is much more connected to Britain than it is to the USA. This engaging book looks at the use of LSD in British society, from its arrival in 1952 to the present day. It provides a hidden history of a controversial drug and how it permeated British culture. The author explores LSD's use by the medical profession in treating a variety of psychological and mental problems. At the same time, The Ministry of Defence believed they were on the brink of harnessing LSD as a battlefield incapacitation drug which would enable wars to be won without loss of life. But LSD's popularity rose with its use among the British counterculture, from the 1950s beatniks through to the late 80s acid house parties. At its height, when it was legal, LSD affected the lives and philosophies of significant individuals (politicians, scientists, writers, educators, entertainers, artists, journalists) as well as ordinary people for good and bad. This book is the first to explore LSD's amazing influence on British culture and society.
Category: History

When The Levee Breaks

Author : Andy Fyfe
ISBN : 1903318564
Genre : Rock groups
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When the Levee Breaks: The Making of Led Zeppelin IV is part of the Vinyl Frontier series and tells the true story behind the making of this groundbreaking album and the birth of the heavy metal genre.
Category: Rock groups

In The City

Author : Paul Du Noyer
ISBN : UOM:39015080902458
Genre : History
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The definitive book on London music by the widely-acclaimed music writer. London is the city of immigrant music, West End musicals, Ronnie Scott's jazz club, Abbey Road, mod culture, the Kinks, the Who and the Rolling Stones, all of whom transformed the city and were in turn transformed by it. In this fascinating history of the city's popular music, Paul Du Noyer, critically-acclaimed music writer and founding editor of MOJO, explores London's native talent, from Noël Coward and David Bowie to the Sex Pistols and Amy Winehouse, as well as international artists who were also influenced by the city. From Elizabethan traders and public execution songs, to The Beggar's Opera and East End music halls, right up to modern day troubadours such as Dizzee Rascal and Lily Allen, this captivating book will appeal to residents, visitors and exiles alike, as well as lovers of popular culture, social history and music. Above all, it is a celebration of the city -- packed with stories of the people and places that have made London the most exciting and innovative musical city on earth. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: History

How To Succeed In The Music Business

Author : Paul Charles
ISBN : 1904048064
Genre : Business & Economics
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Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. Written by a man who has worked with such music legends as John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Robert Cray, Van Morrison, Nanci Griffith, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Buzzcocks, and The Undertones, this book offers all the information needed to make a start in the music business either as an artist or as a business venture. Laying out all the options and the shortcuts, plus a few anecdotes to pave the way, this is the only book you'll need to make a start in the biz.
Category: Business & Economics