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I'm not making this up, you Know the autobiography of the queen of musical Parody

By: Anna Russell

Price: $22.00

Publisher: NT, Continuum: 1985

Seller ID: 009531


The author describes her unhappy childhood, boarding school education, and career in musical comedy 246 clean well bound pp ed review > With the irrepressible zaniness that has delighted her fans for over 40 years, Russell (dubbed ""the world's funniest woman"" by the London Times) here births an autobiography with as much cheek as her tongue can muster. This ""Queen of Musical Parody"" clearly relishes tracing her eccentric, sometimes ari... View more info

Phaidon Book of the Opera

By: Athill, Catherine & Others (trans)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, Phaidon: 1979

Seller ID: 011879


Phaidon Book of the Opera A Survey of 780 operas from 1597 512 pages with b&w and colour photos and illustrations. Originally published as "L'Opera: Repertorio della Lirica dal 1597" A fabulous resource for the composers, the settings, the singers, the librettists, the history, design & quaverful more all interspersed with appropriate illustration. Packed for post - 2kg View more info

Billy Joel the Biography

By: Bego, Mark

Price: $33.00

Publisher: UK, JR Books: 2008

Seller ID: 009645


407 clean white well bound pp, photo section, Billy Joel ranks among rock'n'roll's most talented artists. This biography is the first in-depth portrait of a man who is the son of German Jews who fled the Nazi regime, including his childhood in the Bronx, his professional struggles, and his six Grammys. Billy Joel is also widely known for his professional struggles — his substance abuse problems, his marriage to Christie Brinkley, and a string of car accidents. This is ... View more info

David Hobson: A celebration in words and Pictures

By: Buzacott, Martin

Price: $155.00

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2005

Seller ID: 011306


Celebrate the life and achievements of one of our most distinguished artists with this gorgeous book. It features glorious photographs of David Hobson in performance and includes many quotes and anecdotes from renowned musicians, composers, singers and friends. Writer Martin Buzacott paints a sympathetic, sensitive portrait of an unconventional artist who started off composing a rock opera of Macbeth but rose to prominence with Baz Luhrmann's seminal production of La Boh... View more info

David Hobson: A celebration in words and Pictures

By: Buzacott, Martin

Price: $160.00

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2005

Seller ID: 011904


Celebrate the life and achievements of one of our most distinguished artists with this gorgeous book. It features glorious photographs of David Hobson in performance and includes many quotes and anecdotes from renowned musicians, composers, singers and friends. Writer Martin Buzacott paints a sympathetic, sensitive portrait of an unconventional artist who started off composing a rock opera of Macbeth but rose to prominence with Baz Luhrmann's seminal production of La Boh... View more info

Anacaona: The Amazing Adventures of Cuba's First All-girl Dance Band

By: Castro, Alicia & Ingrid Kummels & Manfred Schafer

Price: $36.00

Publisher: UK, Atlantic Books, London: 2007

Seller ID: 010747


Have a listen on you tube & then enjoy reading this biographical gem. Havana, 1932, and greengrocer Matias Castro, father of 13 children, is bankrupt. Cuchito, his eldest daughter, has the idea of starting an all-girl orchestra to bring in some cash. Jazz, mambo, rumba, cha-cha-cha, Latin jazz - 'Anacaona' perform every evening in local street cafes. In no time at all they conquer their audiences' hearts with their infectious music and cheeky lyrics. Alicia Castro, the a... View more info

DAY'S AT THE MORN

By: Chotzinoff Samuel

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, London: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001935


slight sun to spine. Includes a preface by Sir Osbert Sitwell. "This is an entrancing book of reminiscences which will delight lovers of music and autobiography alike." View more info

LOVE ME TENDER The Stories Behind the World's Favourite Songs

By: Cryer Max

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Exile Publishing, New Zealand: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011637


read the stories behind 40 of the world's favourite songs. Some have had truly remarkable origins. Songs featuring such diverse atrists as Mario Lanza, Judy Garland, Elton John and Marlene Dietrich. AS NEW CONDITION View more info

Eel Pie Island

By: Dan Van Der Vat, Michele Whitby

Price: $24.00

Publisher: UK, Frances Lincoln: 2009

Seller ID: 011335


112pp, masses of photo memorabilia, 850g packed for post, gift inscription 1st p top. About this book - Eel Pie Island, the only inhabited island on the River Thames, has been described as "120 drunks clinging to a mudbank." A tiny place, just 600 yards long, 150 feet at its widest, and home to a few dozen homes and businesses, the island has enjoyed two periods of special fame: in the 19th century, it was a popular resort for Charles Dickens and other Londoners ... View more info

Watch You Bleed the Saga of Guns and Roses

By: Davis, Stephen

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Australia, Michael Joseph Penguin: 2008

Seller ID: 009437


from google - From the bestselling author of Hammer of the Gods comes the complete story of Guns N' Roses - from their drug-fueled blastoff in the 80s to the turbulent life of legendary singer Axl Rose, and his fifteen-year, multimillion dollar quest to make the perfect hard rock album. Riotous world tours. Drug-induced rampages. One hundred millions albums sold. In his sixth major rock biography, Stephen Davis details the riveting story of the last great rock band. Wat... View more info

AC/DC: The Encyclopaedia

By: Dome, Malcolm & Ewing, Jerry

Price: $23.00

Publisher: UK, Chrome Dreams: 2008

Seller ID: 010429


Detailing a group that has sold an estimated 150 million albums worldwide, this is the definitive reference of one of music history’s most notable pioneers of hard rock. Covering past and present members, songs, gigs, events, albums, bootlegs, producers, and numerous other subjects, this exhaustive overview spans an extraordinary 35-year musical career from the very earliest incarnations of the band prior to Bon Scott’s arrival, through the era in which he fronted th... View more info

Tom Jones Close Up

By: Ellis, L & Sutherland, B

Price: $13.00

Publisher: UK, Omnibus Press: 2000

Seller ID: 010281


390 crisp white pp - approx 800g packed for post Published to coincide with Tom Jones' 60th birthday on 7th June 2000 as well as his role in the upcoming film Agnes Brown and the recent release of his duet album Reload. From Pontypridd to Vegas and on to Glastonbury, the unchallenged magnetism of Tom Jones bridges the gap between generations. Featuring over 70 interviews including childhood companions from his hometown, celebrity associates, members of his former backing... View more info

Tom Jones Close Up

By: Ellis, L & Sutherland, B

Price: $11.00

Publisher: UK, Omnibus Press: 2000

Seller ID: 010305


390 crisp white pp - approx 800g packed for post, sticker mark on cover (our other copy excellent) Published to coincide with Tom Jones' 60th birthday on 7th June 2000 as well as his role in the upcoming film Agnes Brown and the recent release of his duet album Reload. From Pontypridd to Vegas and on to Glastonbury, the unchallenged magnetism of Tom Jones bridges the gap between generations. Featuring over 70 interviews including childhood companions from his hometown, c... View more info

The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany

By: Goldsmith, Martin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, John Wiley & Sons: 2000

Seller ID: 008556


Goldsmith is the American-born son of two German-Jewish musicians who escaped the Holocaust. He anchors the Holocaust to the story of his own family, whom he never knew because most of them perished in Hitler's death camps. Goldsmith accompanies them through their lives in Nazi Germany, with its ever-tightening persecution & repression of the Jews, & on their nightmarish journey to the gas chambers. He follows his parents through their early musical training, their bloss... View more info

Larousse Encyclopedia of Music

By: Hindley, Geoffrey (ed)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited: 1976

Edition: 3rd Impression

Seller ID: 011873


576pp & just a quaver past 2 kilos to post. The Larousse Encyclopedia of Music edited by Geoffrey Hindley with an Introduction by Antony Hopkins. A pictorial spectrum illuminates the vast domain of the musical world, focusing on its history, lore, traditions, personalities, and major composers. There are over 700 illustrations with 60 in colour (many full page) and over 650 monochrome illustrations. As well as classical music, the book covers jazz, folk music,opera and o... View more info