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Rock Around the Clock
Rock Around the Clock Rock Around the Clock (The Record that Started the Rock Revolution!)
Jim Dawson - Hal Leonard Corporation

Music detective Jim Dawson reveals the real story of rock 'n' roll's beginnings like it's never been told before. It's all here, from the song's murky origins and Bill Haley's early struggles as a professional... view details
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B.B. King - There Is Always One More Time
B.B. King - There Is Always One More Time B.B. King - There Is Always One More Time
David McGee - Hal Leonard Corporation

This excellent biography profiles the legendary King of Blues, B.B. King.  An opening essay charts his life from childhood in the Mississippi Delta up to his first studio session.  The author then takes an... view details
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin (The Story of the Band and Their Music: 1968-1980)
Keith Shadwick - Hal Leonard Corporation

"Led Zeppelin" may have disbanded in 1980, but their legacy lives on. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham always insisted that the music they made, onstage or in the studio, was the... view details
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I Got the Show Right Here
I Got the Show Right Here I Got the Show Right Here
FEUER/ GROSS - Hal Leonard Corporation

This is the rags to riches story of Cy Feuer, who, after becoming the executive officer of the Air Corps film division in World War II, teams up with the late Ernie Martin to become a legendary Broadway

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps
While My Guitar Gently Weeps While My Guitar Gently Weeps (The Music of George Harrison)
Simon Leng - Hal Leonard Corporation

Far from being "the quiet one," George Harrison was a writer and arranger of terrific power and beauty, and his guitar playing was fundamental to "The Beatles" sound and success. Now fully revised and... view details
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American Big Bands
American Big Bands American Big Bands
Dr. William F. Lee - Hal Leonard Corporation

Count Basie, the Dorsey Brothers, Duke Ellington - these and more were the American idols of the golden era of the big bands. This is the ultimate guide to American big bands, with over 650 entries spanning... view details
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Tito Puente King of Latin Music
Tito Puente King of Latin Music Tito Puente King of Latin Music
Jim Payne - Hal Leonard Corporation

Biography of the legendary Tito Puente and a brief history of Afro-Cuban/salsa music that he popularized throughout the world. A 2-hour DVD includes Tito discussing his incredible 50-year career as a band... view details
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Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page Jimmy Page (Magus, Musician, Man: An Unauthorized Biography)
George Case - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here is the meticulously researched life story of "Led Zeppelin's" legendary guitarist and producer. From his childhood in war-torn Britain and his pivotal role in the recording studios that launched the... view details
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Stuff! Good Piano Players Should Know
Stuff! Good Piano Players Should Know Stuff! Good Piano Players Should Know (An A-Z Guide to Getting Better)
Mark Harrison - Hal Leonard Corporation

Take your playing from ordinary to extraordinary in this all-encompassing book/CD package for piano and keyboard players. You'll receive valuable tips on performing, recording, the music business, instruments... view details
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Stuff! Good Bass Players Should Know
Stuff! Good Bass Players Should Know Stuff! Good Bass Players Should Know (An A-Z Guide to Getting Better)
Glenn Letsch - Hal Leonard Corporation

Take your playing from ordinary to extraordinary in this all-encompassing book/CD package for bassists. You'll receive valuable tips on performing, recording, the music business, instruments and equipment... view details
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Rent
Rent Rent (The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical)
Jonathan Larson - Hal Leonard Corporation

Finally, an authorized libretto to this modern day classic! "Rent" won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for Jonathan Larson.... view details
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25 Albums that Rocked the World
25 Albums that Rocked the World 25 Albums that Rocked the World
Chris Charlesworth - Music Sales Corporation

From Elvis Presley's "Sun Sessions" to Radiohead's "OK Computer," here is the very best of rock and pop music of the Twentieth Century.  A consumer's critical guide to the music, enabling the reader to select... view details
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Book of Rock Quotes, The
Book of Rock Quotes, The Book of Rock Quotes, The
Michael Heatley - Music Sales Corporation

Sex, drugs, egos, money, fans, music, God and who we love and hate... the rock stars have their say.  Featuring over 2,000 words of wisdom and stupidity from all your favorite rock stars and five decades of... view details
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Ultimate Hendrix
Ultimate Hendrix Ultimate Hendrix (An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Live Concerts and Sessions)
Billy Cox, Eddie Kramer & John McDermott - Hal Leonard Corporation

Hendrix expert John McDermott chronicles each of Jimi's revolutionary recording sessions, enlisting the help of Hendrix's friend and bandmate Bill Cox and sound engineer and photographer Eddie Kramer. Includes... view details
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100 Greatest Metal Guitarists
100 Greatest Metal Guitarists 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
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Tick, Tick, Boom!
Tick, Tick, Boom! Tick, Tick, Boom!
Jonathan Larson - Hal Leonard Corporation

Before the revolutionary rock musical "Rent," Jonathan Larson had another story to tell... his own. "tick, tick ... BOOM!" is a three-chapter pop rock musical about facing crossroads in life and holding onto... view details
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Pure Drop, A
Pure Drop, A Pure Drop, A (The Life of Jeff Buckley)
Jeff Apter - Hal Leonard Corporation

Bono called Jeff Buckley "a pure drop in an ocean of noise."  In this startling new biography, Buckley's friends, peers, enemies, collaborators, lovers, and others speak of the Jeff they knew - or, in some... view details
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Skydog
Skydog Skydog (The Duane Allman Story)
Randy Poe - Hal Leonard Corporation

The definitive biography of one of the most revered guitarists of his generation.  Duane Allman brought white-hot intensity to his life, onstage, in the studio, and beyond.  "Skydog" reveals the complete story... view details
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Bill Bruford - the Autobiography
Bill Bruford - the Autobiography Bill Bruford - the Autobiography
Bill Bruford - Hal Leonard Corporation

Bill Bruford, once called "the godfather of progressive-rock drumming," has been at the top of his profession for four decades, playing with "Yes," "King Crimson," "Genesis," "Earthworks," and many more. "The... view details
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Sonic Boom!
Sonic Boom! Sonic Boom! (The History of Northwest Rock, from "Louie, Louie" to "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
Peter Blecha - Hal Leonard Corporation

The compelling saga of how one backwater music scene could produce such disparate mega-talented artists as the "Ventures," Jimi Hendrix, "Heart," Robert Cray, "Queensryche," Sir Mix-a-lot, "Nirvana," and the... view details
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Passing Strange
Passing Strange Passing Strange (The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical)
Stew - Hal Leonard Corporation

This innovative new musical won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Book and is soon to be a Spike Lee film.  "Passing Strange" was nominated for 7 Tony Awards, and won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and... view details
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Woodstock Vision - the Spirit of a Generation
Woodstock Vision - the Spirit of a Generation Woodstock Vision - the Spirit of a Generation (Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival)
Elliott Landy - Hal Leonard Corporation

In the turbulent '60s, the Woodstock Festival and the generation that came from that event were a manifestation of the desire to create a free, loving and just world. Author Elliott Landy was there before the... view details
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Rough Guide to Ipods, Itunes and Music Online
Rough Guide to Ipods, Itunes and Music Online Rough Guide to Ipods, Itunes and Music Online (6th Edition)
Peter Buckley & Duncan Clark - Alfred Music Publishing

"The Rough Guide to iPods and iTunes" is the ultimate companion to the defining gadget of the digital music era - and an essential guide to music and video on the Net, on your PC, and in your pocket.... view details
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Michael Jackson: a Visual Documentary, 1958-2009
Michael Jackson: a Visual Documentary, 1958-2009 Michael Jackson: a Visual Documentary, 1958-2009
Adrian Grant - Hal Leonard Corporation

This is the most comprehensive book ever published on the world's greatest pop superstar. Authorized by Michael during his lifetime, this brand-new edition also includes events surrounding his sad death in... view details
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