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100 Greatest Metal Guitarists
Joel McIver - Hal Leonard Corporation

This guide to guitarists features the most accomplished performers from the vast legions of metal. As well as celebrating the classic metal musicians who've defined the scene since the '70s, it delves deep... view details

101 Albums that Changed Popular Music
Chris Smith - Oxford University Press

A lively and provocative account of the 101 most important albums in the history of popular music. It tells the fascinating stories behind the most groundbreaking, influential, and often controversial albums... view details

Abbey Road (The Recording Studio that Became a Legend)
Brian Southall, Allan Rouse & Peter Vince - Hal Leonard Corporation

"The Beatles'" final album made London's Abbey Road recording studios forever famous.  But from their 1931 opening, the studios had exerted a unique appeal for almost everyone who recorded there.  This revised... view details

AC/DC High Voltage Rock and Roll (The Ultimate Illustrated History)
Phil Sutcliffe - Hal Leonard Corporation

Formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, "AC/DC" emerged on the music scene ready to rock.  With a raw, powerful sound and unmistakable, guitar-driven hooks, the band gained a following in their... view details

All Music Guide Old School Rap and Hip Hop
Various/ed. Woodstra - Lightning Source

"All Music Guide Required Listening Series, No. 2."  Edited by Chris Woodstra, John Bush, and Stephen Thomas Erlewine.  With more than 500 reviews plus artist bios and the true tales of the birth of the art... view details

All Music Guide Required Listening Classic Rock
Various/ed. Genin - Lightning Source

"All Music Guide Required Listening Series No. 1."  Edited by Vladimir Genin.  From Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Bruce Springsteen to the "Beatles," the "Who," and the "Rolling Stones," this is the ultimate... view details

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Ray Morton - Limelight Editions

Milos Forman's film Amadeus was a big hit with critics and audiences alike, an unlikely feat for a film about the clash of two rival composers - Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In this... view details

And Party Every Day (The Inside Story of Casablanca Records)
Curt Gooch, Jeff Suhs & Larry Harris - Hal Leonard Corporation

From 1974 to 1980, the landscape of American culture was a banquet of hedonism and self-indulgence, and no person or company in that era was more emblematic of the times than Casablanca Records and its... view details

Beatles Gear
Andy Babiuk - Hal Leonard Corporation

The official technical reference book for "Beatles Rock Band," written by the official consultant to the game for technical specifications!  This landmark book details exactly which guitars, drums, amplifiers... view details

The Beatles Vs the Rolling Stones
Greg Kot & Jim DeRogatis - Hal Leonard Corporation

Two of the world's pre-eminent music journalists tackle the liveliest debate in rock history: which band is the greatest ever - the "Beatles" or the "Rolling Stones?"  More than two dozen topics of debate are... view details

Becoming Elektra
Mick Houghton - Hal Leonard Corporation

"Becoming Elektra" is an account of Elektra Records in the Jac Holzman years, from 1950 to 1973.  It tells the story of Elektra's growth from a small independent folk label to a major, multi-faceted, hit... view details

Billboard 1999 Music Yearbook
BILLBOARD - Hal Leonard Corporation

Whitburn, Joel (ed.). Published by Record Research, Menomonee Falls, WI. Copyright 2000. A chronicle of the biggest hits of 1999 as reported in Billboard Magazine. ... view details

Billboard Music Yearbook 1995
WHITBURN, JOEL - Hal Leonard Corporation

Whitburn, Joel. Published by Record Research, Inc., Wisconsin. Copyright 1996. Want to know what happened in the world of music in 1995 ? You will find a complete listing of the cassettes, CD's and videos... view details

Billy Joel (The Life and Times of an Angry Young Man)
Hank Bordowitz - Hal Leonard Corporation

This book is a look at the superstar's entire career, including his troubled youth as a gang member; the controversy surrounding his first hit, Captain Jack; his legal problems; his storied marriage... view details

Black Sabbath Faq (All That's Left to Know on the First Name in Metal)
Martin Popoff - Hal Leonard Corporation

Unlike any Sabbath book thus far, "Black Sabbath FAQ" digs deep into quirks, obscure anecdotes, and burning questions surrounding the Sabs.  In a fast-moving, topical format, this book covers a tremendous... view details

The British Invasion
Barry Miles - Sterling Publishing Company

Barry Miles traces the invasion of artists from across the pond who ushered in an unforgettable era of pop culture in the US.  Covered here are the icons who changed rock 'n roll forever - "The Beatles," "The... view details

By the Time We Got to Woodstock
Bruce Pollock - Hal Leonard Corporation

A fast-paced, fun, and sometimes brutal look at America's most volatile and creative year in music - 1969: a time of euphoria and devastation, freedom and assassination, revolution and retribution, moonwalks... view details

Chicken Soup for the Soul (The Story Behind the Song)
Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Jo-Ann Geffen - Hal Leonard Corporation

This insightful book recounts the exclusive, personal stories behind 101 of your favorite songs, from artists including Barry Manilow, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Paul Anka, "Hall & Oates," Huey Lewis,... view details

Classic Hammond Organ (Know the Players, Play the Music)
Steve Lodder - Hal Leonard Corporation

A hands-on history and tutorial on one of the greatest keyboards ever.  The book includes: analysis of the styles of Jimmy Smith, Rick Wakeman, Jon Lord and Keith Emerson among others; expert instruction on a... view details

Complete Beatles Lyrics
BEATLES - Hal Leonard Corporation

Beatles. Published by Omnibus Press/Hal Leonard, Milwaukee, WI. Copyright 1982. For the first time in print, lyrics to every song written and recorded by The Beatles. With a discography of Beatles albums. ... view details

The Complete History of Guitar World
Various - Hal Leonard Corporation

In this extraordinary book, the complete history of "Guitar World" is chronicled - from July 1980, when the very first issue, which featured Johnny Winter on its cover, took the guitar-playing community by... view details

December 8, 1980 (The Day John Lennon Died)
Keith Elliot Greenberg - Hal Leonard Corporation

Follow the events leading to the horrible moment with Mark David Chapman calmly fired his .38 Special into icon John Lennon with this book.  Lennon, as well as the other Beatles, his family, the shooter, fans,... view details

The Disney Song Encylopedia
Thomas Hischak & Mark Robinson - Scarecrow Press, Inc.

"The Disney Song Encyclopedia" describes and discusses hundreds of famous and not-so-famous songs from Disney films, television, Broadway, and theme parks from the 1930s to the present day.  Over 900 songs are... view details

The Early Years of the Les Paul Legacy, 1915-1963
Robb Lawrence - Hal Leonard Corporation

Journey through the career of musical giant, milestone guitarist, and recording innovator Les Paul, and marvel at the world of cutting-edge guitar design! This book emerged out of author Robb Lawrence's years... view details

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