Pop Music History Books

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1. Pink Floyd - The Early Years

Here is an intimate portrait of a legendary group on the rise. Author Barry Miles saw the band play when they were still called The Pink Floyd Sound, and he wrote the first... more info
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Omnibus Press. With Softcover. 7x10 inches. 160 pages. Published by Omnibus Press. (HL.00335920)

2. Marvin Gaye, My Brother

Marvin Gaye's life and brilliant career were cut tragically short on April 1, 1984 - one day before his 45th birthday - when he was shot and killed by his own father. Now,... more info
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General Book (not sheet music). With Hardcover. 6.25x9.25 inches. 216 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00331075)

3. The Kinks - All Day and All of the Night

This book tells the true story of The Kinks, one of the greatest pop bands of all time, through the facts about their daily professional lives as they wrote songs, appeared... more info
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Day-by-Day Concerts, Recordings and Broadcasts, 1961-1996. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 8.5x11 inches. 352 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00331099)

4. In the Studio with Michael Jackson

No one was closer to Michael Jackson at the height of his creative powers than Bruce Swedien, the five-time Grammy winner who, with Jackson and producer Quincy Jones, formed... more info
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General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 194 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00332801)

5. The Unreleased Beatles

The Unreleased Beatles details the incredible breadth of music The Beatles recorded but did not release, as well as film footage of the group that hasn't been made commercially... more info
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Music & Film. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 8.5x11.25 inches. 390 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00331452)

6. Stevie Wonder - A Musical Guide to the Classic Albums

Stevie Wonder is a much-beloved American icon and an indisputable genius not only of soul and rhythm & blues, but popular music in general. Author Steve Lodder tells Wonder's... more info
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General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 8.5x11 inches. 240 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00331277)

7. The British Invasion

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... more info
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The Music, The Times, The Era. Music Sales America. With Hardcover. 9.25x12 inches. 306 pages. Published by Sterling Publishing. (HL.00332955)

8. Across the Great Divide

This is a vivid and rollicking account of The Band's journey across three decades. Spanning the history of American rock and boasting a supporting cast that includes Dylan,... more info
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The Band and America. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 468 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00331449)

9. By the Time We Got to Woodstock

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... more info
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The Great Rock 'n' Roll Revolution of 1969. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 332 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00332783)

10. Joel Whitburn Presents #1 Album Pix

This pictorial celebration of America's favorite albums is the most colorful, exciting and detailed chronological look ever at every one of the over 1,600 #1 albums of the... more info
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A Photo Guide to Every #1 Pop, R&B and Country Album!. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 6x9.25 inches. 176 pages. Published by Record Research Inc.. (HL.00331236)

11. Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell

First-ever look at the intertwining, outrageous lives of three rock legends. When Lou Reed and Iggy Pop first met David Bowie in the fall of 1971, Bowie was just another English... more info
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The Dangerous Glitter of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 320 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00332756)

12. So You Want to Be a Rock'N'Roll Star

The Byrds were one of the '60s most influential bands. After virtually inventing folk-rock, they pioneered psychedelia and country-rock, and were also the first guitar rock... more info
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The Byrds Day-by-Day 1965-1973. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 8.75x10.5 inches. 336 pages. Published by Jawbone Press. (HL.00332395)

13. 25 Albums That Rocked the World

In the days when pop and rock were defined by a single, it was albums that gave bands a chance to make their big musical statement. The results were often unremarkable, but... more info
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Omnibus Press. With Softcover. 4.5x7.25 inches. 304 pages. Published by Omnibus Press. (HL.00335977)

14. Bowie in Berlin

Bowie in Berlin tells the fascinating story of the three years David Bowie spent in Germany in the mid-1970s, making the most extraordinary music of his career. Driven to... more info
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A New Career in a New Town. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 6x8.5 inches. 272 pages. Published by Jawbone Press. (HL.00331977)

15. Chicken Soup for the Soul

Recounts the exclusive, personal stories behind 101 of your favorite songs, from artists including Barry Manilow, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Paul Anka, Hall & Oates,... more info
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The Story Behind the Song. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 5.5x8.5 inches. 430 pages. Published by Chicken Soup For The Soul Publishing, Llc. (HL.00332988)

16. Bright Lights, Dark Shadows

By the time ABBA split up, no one was in any doubt that behind the gliiter there was a dark side, and behind the smiling group were four troubled individuals. But even as... more info
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The Real Story of ABBA Updated Edition. Omnibus Press. With Softcover. 5x7.75 inches. 568 pages. Published by Omnibus Press. (HL.00335969)

17. Relix: The Book

For the first time in one volume, here is the best of Relix magazine: the ultimate, spectacular history of the Grateful Dead and their fans. Relix magazine - much like the... more info
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The Grateful Dead Experience. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 8.5x11 inches. 244 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00332782)

18. And Party Every Day

Now it can be told! The true, behind-the-scenes story of Casablanca Records, from an eyewitness to the excess and insanity. Casablanca was not a product of the 1970s, it was... more info
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The Inside Story of Casablanca Records. General Book (not sheet music). With Hardcover. 6x9 inches. 310 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00331955)

19. Abbey Road - Revised & Updated: The Recording Studio That Became a Legend

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... more info
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Foreword by Paul McCartney Preface by George Martin. Omnibus Press. With Softcover. 7.87x9.75 inches. 224 pages. Published by Omnibus Press. (HL.00335774)

20. Hot Burritos

Forty years ago, former Byrds Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons released The Gilded Palace of Sin, the debut album by their new band, The Flying Burrito Brothers. Desperados... more info
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The True Story of The Flying Burrito Brothers. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 6x8.5 inches. 336 pages. Published by Jawbone Press. (HL.00332396)

21. Woodstock Vision - The Spirit of a Generation

Elliott Landy has his finger on the pulse of the Woodstock generation. He was there before the famous festival, hanging out with Dylan and The Band; he was the photographer... more info
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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival. General Book (not sheet music). With Hardcover. 9.75x11.5 inches. 224 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00332855)

22. Go, Girl, Go!

Women have been important players in the recording industry from the very beginning, but not until 1996 did they out-chart their male competitors and pull ahead in the race... more info
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The Women's Revolution in Music. Omnibus Press. With Softcover. 6.5x9.5 inches. 224 pages. Published by Schirmer Trade Books. (HL.00336214)

23. The Kinks

Marten and Hudson's biography explores the central paradox of The Kinks - a badly-behaved and permanently squabbling band that performed pop songs evoking a wistful and quirky... more info
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A Very English Band. Omnibus Press. With Softcover. 5.5x8.5 inches. 328 pages. Published by Bobcat Books. (HL.00335021)

24. Shelter from the Storm

In the fall of 1975 and spring of 1976, Bob Dylan led a travelling retinue of musicians around America on the two legs of the Rolling Thunder tour. Along for the ride were... more info
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Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Years. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 6x8.5 inches. 256 pages. Published by Jawbone Press. (HL.00333032)
 
 
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