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Sting and The Police
Sting and The Police Sting and The Police (Walking in Their Footsteps)
Aaron J. West - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

West explores the cultural and musical impact of Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, and Sting. He details the distinctive hybrid character of The Police's musical output, which would also characterize Sting's

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Black Sabbath: The Vault
Black Sabbath: The Vault Black Sabbath: The Vault
Paul Elliott - Hal Leonard Corporation

Fronted by irrepressible, idiosyncratic, and frequently death-defying singer Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath began its bumpy road to fame with a sound that rocked harder, deeper, and "uglier" than anybody

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The Smiths FAQ
The Smiths FAQ The Smiths FAQ (All That's Left to Know About the Most Important British Band of the 1980s)
John D. Luerssen - Hal Leonard Corporation

Featuring a foreword by guitarist and "Fifth Smith" who played with the band in 1986, The Smiths FAQ traces the band's

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On the Road with Janis Joplin
On the Road with Janis Joplin On the Road with Janis Joplin
John Byrne Cooke - Alfred Music Publishing

This intimate memoir spans the years he spent with Janis, from her legendary rise to her tragic last days. Cooke tells the whole incredible story as only someone who lived it could. Hardcover book.

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AC/DC FAQ
AC/DC FAQ AC/DC FAQ (All That's Left to Know About the World's True Rock 'n' Roll Band)
Susan Masino - Hal Leonard Corporation

AC/DC FAQ spans AC/DC's 40-year career, starting from the band's inception in 1973. This book covers everything from their early days in Australia to their first tour of England and the United States. It

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The Eagles FAQ
The Eagles FAQ The Eagles FAQ (All That's Left to Know About Classic Rock's Superstars)
Andrew Vaughan - Hal Leonard Corporation

In The Eagles FAQ, music critic Andrew Vaughan brings an insider's view into the various chapters of the group's fascinating history. He shows how they blended the best folk, rock, and country sounds of the

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Robert Plant: The Voice that Sailed the Zeppelin
Robert Plant: The Voice that Sailed the Zeppelin Robert Plant: The Voice that Sailed the Zeppelin
Dave Thompson - Hal Leonard Corporation

Robert Plant: The Voice That Sailed the Zeppelin follows the iconic singer through his heights of fame with classic rock giant Led Zeppelin, his second life as a multimillion-selling solo artist, and his

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Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Ticket to Ride (Inside the Beatles' 1964 Tour That Changed the World)
Larry Kane - Hal Leonard Corporation

In 1964-1965, Larry Kane was the only American reporter, broadcast or newspaper, to travel with the Fab Four on every stop of their North American tour. In Ticket to Ride, Kane tells the story of what it

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The Clash
The Clash The Clash (The Only Band That Mattered)
Sean Egan - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

In this book, rock journalist Sean Egan examines The Clash's career and art through the prism of the uniquely interesting and fractious UK politics of the Seventies and Eighties, without which they simply

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Paul Simon
Paul Simon Paul Simon (An American Tune)
Cornel Bonca - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

In this book, Cornel Bonca considers Simon's vast trove of songs in the biographical and cultural context in which he wrote them: from the pop cultural revolution of the 1960s which Simon himself helped to

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Patti Smith
Patti Smith Patti Smith (America's Punk Rock Rhapsodist)
Eric Wendell - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

In this book, musician and historian Eric Wendell delves into the volatile mix of religious upbringing and musical and literary influences that gave shape to Smith's lyrics, music and artistic output.

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British Invasion
British Invasion British Invasion (The Cross Currents of Musical Influence)
Simon Philo - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

In this book, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture's flow of influence, goods, and ideas - orchestrating a dramatic turn-around in

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Who Is Bob Dylan?
Who Is Bob Dylan? Who Is Bob Dylan?
Jim O'Connor - Alfred Music Publishing

A singer-songwriter, musician, and artist, Bob Dylan is an American icon. In the past five decades, Dylan's work has influenced everyone from John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, and David Bowie to rapper

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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan Bob Dylan (American Troubador)
Donald Brown - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

Bob Dylan: American Troubadour will engage not only Dylan fans and students of his work but those interested American popular music, history, and culture. Anyone who has been touched, challenged or

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Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation
Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation
Heather Augustyn - Scarecrow Press, Inc.

In this book, Heather Augustyn examines how ska music first emerged in Jamaica as a fusion of popular, traditional, and even classical musical forms. As a genre, it was a connection to Africa, a means of

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Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen (American Poet and Prophet)
Donald L. Deardorff II - Scarecrow Press, Inc.

With the release of seventeen studio albums, Springsteen’s influence and popularity spans multiple generations. Deardorff classifies and explains Springsteen’s remarkable reception as it evolved

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Rush FAQ
Rush FAQ Rush FAQ (All That's Left to Know About Rock's Greatest Power Trio)
Max Mobley - Hal Leonard Corporation

Rush FAQ documents the amazing story of the world's greatest Canadian prog rock power trio, from its origins in a church basement in Willowdale, Ontario, to its induction ceremony at the Rock and

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Taking Center Stage
Taking Center Stage Taking Center Stage (A Lifetime of Live Performance)
Joe Bergamini & Neil Peart - Hal Leonard Corporation

Taking Center Stage is the definitive print retrospective and musical documentation of the career of one of the greatest rock drummers of all time, Neil Peart of Rush. Originally conceived as a

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Nirvana FAQ
Nirvana FAQ Nirvana FAQ (All That's Left to Know About the Most Important Band of the 1990s)
John D. Luerssen - Hal Leonard Corporation

Nirvana FAQ traces the band from its genesis to its end. It answers such questions as: What guitar teacher did Cobain and Novoselic have in common? Where did Cobain record his first demo? What was

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The Who FAQ
The Who FAQ The Who FAQ (All That's Left to Know About Fifty Years of Maximum R&B)
Mike Segretto - Hal Leonard Corporation

Whether they were Mods or punk pioneers, rock Wagners, or a gang of guitar-smashing thugs, The Who are a band beyond categorization or comparison, a band that constantly poses new questions - and The

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Elvis Films FAQ
Elvis Films FAQ Elvis Films FAQ (All That's Left to Know About the King of Rock 'n' Roll in Hollywood)
Paul Simpson - Hal Leonard Corporation

Elvis' Hollywood years are full of mystery, and Elvis Films FAQ covers them all!  Which of his own movies did he actually like?  What films did he wish he could have made?  Why

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Buck Em!
Buck Em! Buck Em! (The Autobiography of Buck Owens)
Buck Owens & Randy Poe - Hal Leonard Corporation

Buck 'Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens is the life story of a country music legend.  Born in Texas and raised in Arizona, Buck eventually found his way to Bakersfield, California.  Unlike the vast majority... view details
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Touched By Grace
Touched By Grace Touched By Grace (My Time with Jeff Buckley)
Gary Lucas - Hal Leonard Corporation

Touched By Grace is an up-close-and-personal account by the legendary guitarist and songwriter Gary Lucas of the time he spent with his friend and collaborator, Jeff Buckley, during Jeff's early days in New... view details
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The Grateful Dead FAQ
The Grateful Dead FAQ The Grateful Dead FAQ (All That's Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History)
Tony Sclafani - Hal Leonard Corporation

In The Grateful Dead FAQ, Tony Sclafani examines the band's impact and influence on rock music and pop culture.  This book ventures into unexplored areas and features a host of rare images,

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