Popular Music
The 1960s: Complete Lyrics for over 185 Songs
The 1960s
Complete Lyrics for over 185 Songs
Paperback      ISBN: 1423411935
Sing along with over 180 songs from the '60s, including: All You Need Is Love * Beyond the Sea * Blue Velvet * California Dreamin' * Crying * Downtown * Hey Jude * It's My Party * It's Now or Never * Leaving on a Jet Plane * Louie, Louie * Moon River * Puff the Magic Dragon * Respect * Stand by Me * Stop! in the Name of Love * Suspicion * Twist and Shout * Yesterday * and more.
The 1990s: Complete Lyrics for over 135 Songs
The 1990s
Complete Lyrics for over 135 Songs
Paperback      ISBN: 142341196x
Fit your favorite songs in your back pocket! This great collection has lyrics to 175 hits from the 1990s, including: Adia * All I Wanna Do * ...Baby One More Time * Barely Breathing * Beauty and the Beast * Black Velvet * Blue * Boot Scootin' Boogie * Building a Mystery * Butterfly Kisses * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Change the World * Closer to Free * Come to My Window * Fields of Gold * Iris * Loser * More Than Words * Mr. Jones * 1979 * Semi-Charmed Life * Smells like Teen Spirit * Smooth * Tears in Heaven * Walking in Memphis * You Oughta Know * and more.
ABBA: The Official Photo Book
The Official Photo Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 9171262822
This is the first complete and authorized official visual history of ABBA, one of the greatest pop groups of the 20th century. ABBA has sold a stunning 400 million records, and in some markets has even surpassed the Beatles. This first and only official book on ABBA was created with the full cooperation of the band members themselves and containing more than 600 rare and heretofore unseen images from throughout the band’s career. Publishing with the 40th anniversary of ABBA winning the Eurovision Song Contest, which is what put the band on the map, publication is being synchronized worldwide to great media attention. With a foreword and commentary throughout the book by the band’s four members, this is truly the complete story of one of the most popular bands of all time.
After the Ball
After the Ball
Paperback      ISBN: 087910063x
An irreverent and engaging chronicle of popular music dating from the 1880s, when Tin Pan Alley was founded, to the present by a British-born songwriter and onetime pop star. "Brash, learned, funny, and perspicacious." - The New Yorker
And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey
And They All Sang
Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey
Paperback      ISBN: 1595581189
A selection of forty previously unpublished interviews with top musicians from the past half-century includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian's discussions with such figures as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and Louis Armstrong. Reprint.
The Art of Asking: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
The Art of Asking
Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
Hardcover      ISBN: 1455533777
Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on their couches while touring). And when she left her record label to strike out on her own, she asked her fans to support her in making an album, leading to the world's most successful music Kickstarter. Even while Amanda is both celebrated and attacked for her fearlessness in asking for help, she finds that there are important things she cannot ask for-as a musician, as a friend, and as a wife. She learns that she isn't alone in this, that so many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships. In this groundbreaking book, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of THE ART OF ASKING. Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet. THE ART OF ASKING will inspire readers to rethink their own ideas about asking, giving, art, and love.
The Art of Asking: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
The Art of Asking
Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
Paperback      ISBN: 1455581097
The lead singer of The Dresden Dolls reveals how she has used the power of social networking to meet basic survival needs, make friends and strengthen communities by raising awareness and funds. Simultaneous.
Barbra: A Retrospective
A Retrospective
Hardcover      ISBN: 1402788231
A lavish tribute to the iconic singer, actress and director who has won virtually every entertainment industry award combines rare photographs and memorabilia with in-depth features on everything from her childhood and emergence as a Broadway star to her role as a fashion icon and the dynamics of her voice talent.
Beastie Boys Book
Beastie Boys Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 0812995546
A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more. Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, Licensed to Ill—and the album’s messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul’s Boutique; their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam “MCA” Yauch; and more. For more than thirty years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture. With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book upends the typical music memoir. Alongside the band narrative you will find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises.
The Beatles: The Biography
The Beatles
The Biography
Paperback      ISBN: 0316013315
Challenging popular myths attributed to the Beatles, an extensively researched band portrait traces their individual experiences of rising from young, angry rock-and-roll musicians to fame, in an account that endeavors to provide balanced coverage of all four members. Reprint.