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Ultimate Biography of The Bee Gees, The: Tales of the Brothers Gibb
Bilyeu, Melinda; Cook, Hector; and Hughes, Andrew Mon
ISBN: 0711987483
Omnibus Press London, England 2001 Edition Not Stated
 Softcover Softcover, edition not stated, 1205gms, 720 pages. Described by the authors as their objective tribute, this unflinching biography chronicles everything - the good, the bad...and the hushed-up. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 1.2kg and may require additional postage.  Very Good/Not Applicable
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: BIOAUS299  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Frank Sinatra
Hodge, Jessica
ISBN: 0861249240
Bison Books Ltd London, England 1992 First Edition
 Hard Cover with Dust Jacket Laminated pictorial boards replicated on the dust jacket, First Edition, 650gms, 80 pages, blank endpapers. Frank Sinatra, richly illustrated with over 90 pictures in both colour and black and white, represents a fascinating evocation of the life and times of a charismatic, controversial and ever-green performer. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear. Dust Jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Very Good/Good
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: BIOUSA56  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Frank Sinatra
Howlett, John
ISBN: 0859650219
Plexus Publishing Company Limited London, England 1980 First Edition
 Paperback Paperback, First Edition, 550gms, 176 pages. Here at last is the complete Sinatra- the story in words and pictures of the man behind the legend. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, mild curling of front cover, mild marks to pages, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good/Not Applicable
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: BIOUSA57  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Sinatra
Frank, Alan
ISBN: 0600383172
Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, The London, England 1978 First Edition
 Hard Cover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 900gms, 176 pages, illustrated pictorial photographic endpapers. This is Frank Sinatra's story, from its boyhood beginnings in Hoboken, New Jersey, right down to the present day (1978) when he alone can justly lay claim to that showbiz cliché- a legend in his own lifetime. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust Jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, price clipping to inside flap, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good/Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: BIOUSA53  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Chronicles: Volume 1
Dylan, Bob
ISBN: 0743478649
Pocket Books London, England 2005 Reprint
 Soft Cover Softcover, reprint edition, 298gms, 293 pages.Tagline reads - "The most extraordinarily intimate autobiography by a twentieth-century legend ever written". Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Very Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: BIOUSA74  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Bob Dylan: Performance Artist, 1960-1973, The Early Years
Williams, Paul
ISBN: 0711935548
Omnibus Books London, England 1994 Reprint
 Soft Cover Softcover, reprint edition, 560gms, 310 pages. A thought provoking, in-depth analysis of Dylan's work on the stage and in the studio, much of which has been ground-breaking and controversial. Book is in good condition with general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good/Not Applicable
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: BIOUSA75  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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I Will Survive
Gaynor, Gloria
ISBN: 0312168691
St Martin's Press New York, NY 1997 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hard cover, first edition, 608g, 276pgs. The autobiography of a great American singer whose remarkable early success created the culture of an entire musical age. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in fair to good condition with modertae shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good/Fair to Good
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: BIOUSA122  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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’Stately As A Galleon’ and Other Songs and Sketches
Grenfell, Joyce
ISBN: 0333254554
Macmillan London Limited London, England 1978 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover green boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 258gms, 96 pages. This is a collection of two dozen of Joyce Grenell's best-known sketches and song lyrics that feature many of her favourite characters. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Dust jacket and boards are in good condition with only minor shelf wear. Dust jacket has been price clipped otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good/Good
Price: 6.50 (AUD)
Book Number: POE121  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Madonna: An Intimate Biography
Taraborrelli, J. Randy
ISBN: 028307289X
Sidgwick & Jackson London, England 2001 Reprint
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, reprint, 770gms, 413pgs, signed by author on title page. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. Boards and dust jacket are in very good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 8.50 (AUD)
Book Number: BIOUSA171  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Harrison
Editors of Rolling Stone
ISBN: 0743235819
Simon & Schuster New York, USA 2002 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 1215gms, 240 pages, illustrated endpapers. Drawing on the Rolling Stone archives and hundreds of photographs, this book celebrates the life and career of one of the most important musicians in rock and roll history. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with light shelf wear and chipping, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 1.2kg and may incur additional postage.  Very Good/Good
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ENTMUS34  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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CLIFF RICHARD: The Biography
Turner, Steve
ISBN: 074592249X
Lion Publishing Oxford, England 1993 First Edition
 Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] 366pp., & unpaginated index. 4 x 8 page unpaginated sections of b/w candid illustrations. Book clean, spine tight, slightly cocked. Portrait dustjacket minor scuffs, bruises, indentations. Containing 26 chapters, this full-scale authorized biography takes readers behind the events of Cliff's life to discover the people, stories and tensions which have shaped the Cliff Richard of today. Published simultaneously by Albatross Books, Sutherland, N.S.W., Australia. Weight approx. 900g.  Very Good +/Good
Price: 23.38 (AUD)
Book Number: 000332  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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PINK FLOYD: Through The Eyes Of....the Band, It’s Fans, Friends and Foes
MacDonald, Bruno [Ed.]
ISBN: 0283062738
Sidgwick & Jackson London 1996 First Edition
 Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] xx, 348pp., book clean, tight and square. Medium surface damage to a small area on rear paste-down, probably the result of a label being removed, else very good. Illustrated dustjacket has very minor edgewear, else very good. An interesting insight into the great band: Pink Floyd, with contributions from a variety of sources. Book weight approx. 670g.   Very Good +/Very Good +
Price: 40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000428  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Disco 45 Annual [1977 Edition]
Bolton, Trevor [Ed.]
Stafford Pemberton St. Leonards-On-Sea, Sussex 1977 First Edition
 Gloss Illustrated Hardback 69pp., 8 page colour section, numerous b/w illustrations, cartoons, amusements throughout. Book clean, spine firm, no splits. Montage illustrated gloss boards. Childish scribble on two pages and a dot-to-dot filled in, else leaves clean. Full page colour plates of John Miles, Abba, Mud, Lol Creme, Smokie and Rod Stewart. Stories of Queen, Roxy Music, 10cc., Eagles, Hot Chocolate. Quizzes and crosswords, more. Book weight approx. 380g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 001048  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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CLIFF FOR THE RECORD
Turner, Steve
ISBN: 055103081x
Harper Collins London 1997 First Edition
 Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] 192pp., illustrated endpapers, colour portrait frontispiece, numerous intext, candid and historic, colour and b/w illustrations throughout-from childhood through to the 1990's. Book clean, square. Spine firm, coppery gilt title there-on. Very slight discoloration to block edges, else leaves clean. Portrait illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has similar edge discoloration and trivial edgewear only. A pictorial biography, sparsely texted, celebrating four decades in popular music. Contents: Intro., Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, Nineties, Acknowledgements. Book weight approx. 880g.  Very Good +/Very Good +
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 001747  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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ELTON JOHN
Charlesworth, Chris
ISBN: 0711910359
Bobcat Books London 1986 First Edition
 Softcover 48pp., candidly illustrated throughout: intext colour plates and b/w halftones throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss card wrapper nominally edgeworn and bumped on upper foredge corner. A critical biography tracing Elton John's career from his days a a pub pianist in North London to his eventual emergence as one of the world's best loved rock superstars . . . Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, at Pinner in Middlesex, England. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003180  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE NEAREST FARAWAY PLACE: Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys, and the Southern California Experience
White, Timothy
ISBN: 080502266X
Henry Holt and Company New York 1994 First Edition, 1st Impression
 Quarter Cloth Hardback & DJ 416pp., b/w area-map endpapers. Unpaginated, candid, archival and contempory b/w halftone plate sections, plus frontispiece. Book clean and square. Cloth spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean, acid-free paper used. Collage-style illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Simultaneously a social history, and an intimate portrait of the wildly successful group the 'Beach Boys'...Contents include: 25 chapters, California calling, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 850g.   Very Good +/Very Good +
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003344  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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DOWN THUNDER ROAD: The Making of Bruce Springsteen
Eliot, Marc with Appel, Mike
ISBN: 0859651746
Plexus Publishing London 1992 1st U.K.
 Paperback 382pp., unpaginated [16 page], [mostly] candidly-illustrated b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn and bumped on foredge corners. An unauthorised biography of Bruce Springsteen, written with the co-operation of his former producer/manager. We learn of his troubled childhood, his treatment of the roadies, band members, girlfriends and tangled business affairs. We also learn of penniless nights spent in the back seats of cars, and bars, the rise to millionaire status, and the lawsuit...Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Growing up, Down Thunder Road, Afterword, Documents, Lawsuit letters, Sources, Index. Book weight approx. 650g.   Very Good
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003642  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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PINK FLOYD: Through The Eyes Of . . . the Band, it’s Fans, Friends and Foes
MacDonald, Bruno [Ed.]
ISBN: 0283062738
Sidgwick & Jackson London 1996 Second Impression
 Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] xx, + 348pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain black boards lightly bumped on lower foredge corners. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has minor edgewear and indentations. An interesting insight into the great band: Pink Floyd, with contributions from a variety of sources. Includes Index. Book weight approx. 670g.   Very Good/Very Good
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010018  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE BEATLES CONQUER AMERICA: The Photographic Record Of Their First Tour
Hoffmann, Dezo
ISBN: 0863690548
Virgin Books London 1984 First Edition
 Softcover 160pp., numerous b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked, tiny corner creases to several pages. Illustrated card wrapper has soft corner creases and a few small areas of surface abrasion, minor edgewear, scuffs and indentations. B/white illustrations to inside covers. The photographic illustrations in this book were all taken between January 14 and February 22, 1964. Book weight approx. 510g.   Good+
Price: 26.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009529  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE BEATLES
Stokes, Geoffrey
ISBN: 0812910079
Times Books New York 1980 First Edition
 Oversize Paperback 245pp., numerous duotone, colour, b/w plates throughout. Stiff card wrap artwork by Andy Warhol. Book has minor bumps to head and foot of foredge, else good. A vivid documentary of rock's most historic band, from childhood photos thru to the end. With an introduction by Leonard Bernstein, this book is of interest to most Beatles fans. Weight approx. 1200g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.   Good+
Price: 18.48 (AUD)
Book Number: 000221  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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UP THERE MIKE BRADY!
Delbridge, Noel
ISBN: 0958073740
Coulomb Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2004 First Edition
 Softcover xi, + 305pp., b/white archival illustrations, plus 24 page, b/white halftone and colour, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short named inscription and signature by Mike Brady on half-title page, small area of surface abrasion to same, else leaves clean. Subject-illustrated card wrapper has minimal edgewear, soft corner crease to front panel. Published in the 25th anniversary year of Australian foorball's favourite anthem 'Up There Cazaly', this is the story of the 'man behind the song'; the tale of a 'ten-pound Pom' who grew up in Port Melbourne, became a rock star at the age of 17, and narrowly escaped death in Vietnam; musician, songwriter, record publisher and more: Mike Brady. Contents include: Thanks, Overture, 25 chapters, In The Name of Cazaly, Curtain Call, more. Book weight approx. 550g.  Very Good +
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 005976  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Mamma Mia! How Can I Resist You? - The Inside Story of Mamma Mia! And the Songs of ABBA
Dodd, Philip (ed)
ISBN: 9780297844211
Weidenfeld & Nicolson London, England 2006 First UK Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with grey boards and pictorial dust jacket, first UK edition, 1950gms, 264 pages, illustrated endpapers. This book draws together the intertwined tale sbehind two of popular music's most remarkable stories: the songs of ABBA, and the record-breaking show that gave those songs a fresh life and a whole new audience - MAMMA MIA! Book is in very good condition with only very mild general wear and tear. Boards and dust jacket are in very good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 1.9kg and may incur additional postage.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ENTMUS35  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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CLIFF RICHARD: In His Own Words
St. John, Kevin
ISBN: 071192824X
Omnibus Press London 1991 
 Stiff Wrap Softcover 127pp., b/w illustrations throughout. Pages clean, tight, slight ink off-setting to several pages only. Duo-tone portrait stiff card wrapper has minor bump to top foredge corner only. In his own words, Cliff's 'thoughts, ideas and opinions' on a variety of issues. Contents include: Early Days, Cliff's Conversation, Things He Says, At Home, Growing Old, Why He Never Married, Cliff's Moral Code, Music, Songs, Travel, Afterwords. An insight into a Rock music icon. Weight approx. 360g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 14.03 (AUD)
Book Number: 000312  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Beatles, The: In Their Own Words
Miles; and Marchbank, Pearce (ed)
ISBN: 0860015408
Omnibus Press New York, USA 1978 First Edition
 Softcover Softcover, first edition, 378gms, 125 pages. The material in this book is taken from an extensive file of interviews and clippings assembled over many years. It includes short quotes, one-liners, longer quotes, interviews and photographs. Book is in good condition with only mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good/Not Applicable
Price: 7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: ENTMUS36  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Leaving Home. A Conducted tour of Twentieth-century Music with Simon Rattle
Hall, Michael
ISBN: 0571178774
Faber and Faber London 1996 First Edition
 Hard Cover viii,285pp, index, ills. As new condition.  Fine/Fine
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20976  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Fever: The Life and Music of Miss Peggy Lee
Richmond, Peter
Aurum Press UK 2006 
 Hardcover ex-Merton (UK) lib, usual stamps, borrowers' ticket page removed (1st page). 44p crisp pp & 900g packed to post. An enthralling account of a charismatic artist moving through the greatest, most glamorous era of American music. GQ contributing editor Richmond gives the great singer-composer her due. Perhaps because Peggy Lee (1920-2002) sang with deceptive ease, her artistry has received less critical attention than that of such peers as Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Her biographer here rights that wrong. Richmond finds Lee's life and talent taking root in pain; she grew up in North Dakota during the Depression under stress from an alcoholic father and a physically and verbally abusive stepmother. To escape, Lee turned to singing. In strong scenes that evoke America's golden age of popular song, the author traces her career.  Good/Very Good
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011500  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Amy Winehouse The Biography
Newkey-Burden, Chas
John Blake UK 2008 
 Hardcover 211 crisp pp plus a discography, book just a whisker under 500g for post. This remarkable biography traces the life of the tattooed wonder from her childhood pranks in north London through her days at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and her time spent working with pop impresario Simon Fuller. An indisputable musical icon and controversial celebrity figure, Amy Winehouse’s unique blend of jazz, pop, and soul singing and songwriting have brought her a host of awards—including two prestigious Ivor Novellos and five Grammys - as well as an army of committed fans who adore her rich voice and painfully honest lyrics. review >>> This biography is fluently written. It was published in 2008, which sometimes leads to phrases that are painful to read in 2012. The author is clearly smitten with Amy Winehouse and barely manages to hide that. For an author of a biography, he's not neutral enough for me, but his bias is of the adorable kind.  Excellent/Excellent
Price: 27.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011384  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Anacaona: The Amazing Adventures of Cuba’s First All-girl Dance Band
Castro, Alicia & Ingrid Kummels & Manfred Schafer
Atlantic Books, London UK 2007 
 Hardcover 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 author of this extraordinary memoir, played saxophone and later led the orchestra. Now in her 80s, Alicia looks back on the scintillating world that she and her sisters inhabited: their international breakthrough, concerts in Paris, New York and appearances with all the jazz greats. 393 crispy white pp, a kilo to post.  Excellent/Very Good/Very Good
Price: 36.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010747  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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AC/DC: The Encyclopaedia
Dome, Malcolm & Ewing, Jerry
Chrome Dreams UK 2008 
 Softcover 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 the band and his untimely death, to the wildly successful landmark record Back in Black. 285pp lots of bw pix, lower right corner bumped, splot/spill on 1st p, maybe coffee drip (or scotch?). approx 700g carded/packed for post.  Good/None issued
Price: 23.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010429  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Underneath a Harlem Moon: The Harlem to Paris Years of Adelaide Hall
Williams, Iain Cameron
Continuum UK 2002 
 Hardcover Williams takes the reader on a fascinating roller-coaster ride from Adelaide's birth in Brooklyn through her humble childhood in Harlem, from her triumphs on Broadway to the glamour of Paris's Moulin Rouge. Adelaide Hall is the missing link in Harlem's Renaissance, historically the richest period of American black culture. As its most important and influential female star, she dynamically pushed down the barriers that had previously prevented black entertainers from reaching mass recognition. Readers get a glimpse inside the most sophisticated and celebrated nightclubs in the world and follow Adelaide across two continents on a groundbreaking eighteen-month RKO tour. By the end of 1932, Adelaide had performed for millions and in the process had become one of America's wealthiest black women. Her exile to Paris in 1935 brought with it new challenges and rewards. By 1938, not content with being dubbed the Queen of Montmartre, she set her sights on conquering Britain. Underneath a Harlem Moon concludes with Adelaide's mysterious disappearance in November 1938, which has, until now, never been publicly explained. review>>>> Overall, a hugely enjoyable read made easy by Williams's approachable style of writing and keen interest towards the characters he portrays within the text. A must for all jazz and popular music buffs.  Excellent/Excellent
Price: 38.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010431  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Tom Jones Close Up
Ellis, L & Sutherland, B
Omnibus Press UK 2000 
 Hardcover 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, celebrity associates, members of his former backing band The Squires. Includes exclusive interviews with Chris Hutchins, Tom's PR man and close confidante for a decade as well as co-stars and executives from his films. review >>> It is refreshing to read a book that does not focus on Tom's sexual expliots and actually tells you about his life and the many ups and downs of major rock stardom. I felt the authors gave a fresh and insightful view of a pop icon and would recommend this book for all fans and non fans alike.   Excellent/Fair
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010305  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Tom Jones Close Up
Ellis, L & Sutherland, B
Omnibus Press UK 2000 
 Hardcover 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 band The Squires. Includes exclusive interviews with Chris Hutchins, Tom's PR man and close confidante for a decade as well as co-stars and executives from his films. review >>> It is refreshing to read a book that does not focus on Tom's sexual expliots and actually tells you about his life and the many ups and downs of major rock stardom. I felt the authors gave a fresh and insightful view of a pop icon and would recommend this book for all fans and non fans alike.   Excellent/Excellent
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010281  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Billy Joel the Biography
Bego, Mark
JR Books UK 2008 
 Paperback 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 a portrait of a larger-than-life figure, featuring interviews with his bandmates and representatives from Columbia Records, an extensive examination of his diverse music tastes, and never-before-seen photographs. approx 900g packed weight  Excellent/None issued
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009645  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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101 Scottish Songs
Buchan, Norman (ed)
Collins Glasgow 1970 
  1962 first edition. Pages clean, binding tight. Flexible red leather (or leatherette) cover. Cover is decorated by a silver and black "gilt" portrait of a male fiddler in a kilt and a female accordionist in a floor-length dress. The gilt is in near perfect condition.  Very Good/None Issued
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008808  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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THE TWO BOUQUETS
Farjeon Eleanor
Michael Joseph, London  1948 First Edition
 Hard Cover A Novelette based on the operetta by Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon. Dust Jacket has section missing from spine. Front and back dust jacket intact.   Good/Good in Protec
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006105  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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NEW ZEALAND FOLKSONGS, Song of a Young Country
Colquhoun Neil, Edited By
Bailey Brothers and Swinfen Ltd. UK  1973 First British Edition
 Hard Cover Includes 62 pages of FolkSongs with music categorised into themes such as Union Men, Gold, and Landfall. unclipped price. nice copy.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005978  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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DAY’S AT THE MORN
Chotzinoff Samuel
Hamish Hamilton, London  1965 First Edition
 Hard Cover 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."  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 19.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001935  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Complete Book of the Great Musicians
Scholes Percy A.
Oxford University Press London 1936 
 Hard Cover   Good/No Jacket
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000157  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Shearers Songbook, The: Faces of Australia Series
Egan, Ted (ed)
ISBN: 0909104751
Greenhouse Publications Richmond, Australia 1984 First Edition
 Softcover Softcover, first edition, 266 pages, weighs 79 gms, signed by the editor on the title page. This book presents thirteen songs and along with text and poetry builds a unique and dramatic story of Australia's shearers. Book is in good condition with only minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good/Not Applicable
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: AUST161  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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LOVE ME TENDER The Stories Behind the World’s Favourite Songs
Cryer Max
ISBN: 9781921497025
Exile Publishing, New Zealand  2008 1st Edition
 Hard Cover 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  As New
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011637  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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SHANTIES FROM THE SEVEN SEAS
Hugill Stan
ISBN: 0913372706
Mystic Seaport, U.S.A.  1994 
 Card Cover Shipboard work-songs and songs used as work-songs from the great days of sail. Over 400 pages of sea shanties and stories including music, pen and ink drawings, glossary, bibliography and index. Book is in very good condition, tight binding and clean white pages. No names etc.  Very Good
Price: 115.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008262  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Last Living Slut, The: Born in Iran, Bred Backstage
Shirazi, Roxana
ISBN: 9780062009975
Harpercollins Publishers (Harper Collins) New York, USA 2010 Reprint
 Large Softcover Large softcover, reprint edition, 468gms, 315pgs. This is the outrageous yet surprisingly moving memoir of a girl who fled the Iranian Revolution and found her salvation in the deliriously sexy life of a rock and roll groupie. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Very Good/Not Applicable
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ENTMUS24  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Michael Jackson: Legend, Hero, Icon - A Tribute to the King of Pop
Aldis, James
ISBN: 9780007339839
Harpercollins Publishers (Harper Collins) London, England 2009 First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover with white laminated boards, first edition, 828gms, unpaginated, photographic endpapers. Featuring hundred of colour photographs this book pays tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, bu chronicling his history from early childhood through to his last days. Book is in very good, near new condition with only very mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Very Good/Not Applicable
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ENTMUS29  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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The Outline of Music
Sargent, Sir Malcolm (ed)
Bookplan (George Newnes) UK 1965 
 Hardcover 506pp & 1.3 kilo to post. Sir Harold Malcolm Watts Sargent (29 April 1895 - 3 October 1967) was an English conductor, organist and composer widely regarded as Britain's leading conductor of choral works. The musical ensembles with which he was associated included the Ballets Russes, the Huddersfield Choral Society, the Royal Choral Society, the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, and the London Philharmonic, Hallé, Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and Royal Philharmonic orchestras. The Outline traces in non-technical language the evolution of Western music from its beginnings. The development of musical forms, the characters & compositions of composers. A wealth of knowledge to enhance your enjoyment of music.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 38.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011874  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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THE ORCHESTRA
Hurd Michael
ISBN: 0714821705
Phaidon Press, Oxford  1981 1st Edition
 Hardcover Anyone with an interest in music will find The Orchestra a rich and fascinating work that adds greatly to his or her appreciation of the continuing history of musical achievement. Book Weighs Over 500gms Very Good/Very Good
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011861  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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It Was Thirty Years Ago Today
Spencer, Terence
ISBN: 0747522383
Bloomsbury London 1995 First Thus
 Card Covers Quality softcover. 224pp, b&w photographic story on the Beatles.  Very Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28543  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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FROM ME TO YOU: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CLIVE AMADIO
Westlake Donald
ISBN: 0957779003
Bowerbird Press  1999 First Edition
 Paperback Very Good condition. First Edition. Second volume of the "Eminent Musicians of Australia" series.  Very Good
Price: 90.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006242  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Kylie. La La La
Baker, William: Minogue, Kylie
ISBN: 0340734396
Hodder & Stoughton London 2002 First Edition
 Hard Cover 100s of pictures. About 288pp. Pictorial hardcover in fine condition.  Near Fine
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 321290  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Clarinet Technique
Thurston, Frederick
ISBN: 0193186101
Oxford University Press London 1977 Third Edition
 Card Covers 94pp, ills.  Good
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 321301  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Mozart A Musical Biography
Kuster, Konrad
Clarendon Press Oxford 1996 
 Hardcover 409 crisp pp & 800g to post. 1st English Edition. Translated from German by Mary Whittall. Black boards with gilt to spine. Pale cream dustwrapper with black titles and yellow illustration to front. The end papers are decorated with colour images of Mozart's music, otherwise illustrated in b&w. Although there are many accounts of Mozart's life, and countless descriptions and analyses of his music, this is the first attempt to portray Mozart's creative life as a composer. Kuster selects forty works or groups of works covering virtually every important stage in Mozart's career, from the first keyboard works of the young Wunderkind to Mozart's final days and the composition of the Requiem. Each chapter deals with the developments and events in the lives of the Mozarts as associated with or highlighted by a particular work or constellation of works. The bulk of the book--the is concerned with Mozart's life and compositions from his arrival in Vienna in 1781 to his death there some ten years later.  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 36.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 012059  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Rolling with the Stones
Bill Wyman, Richard Havers
ISBN: 0751346462
Dorling Kindersley London 2002 1st Edition
  BW and CLr Plts  Near Fine/Near Fine
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010447dr  Bookseller: Fine Books Classic Stamps
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Twelve Minutes of Love: A Tango Story
Kassabova, Kapka
Portobello UK 2011 
 Hardcover 600g & 324pp in great order. About the book >> To the uninitiated, tango is just a dance, albeit a dance with an exotic and sensuous allure. To the true tanguero, it is something akin to a religion, attracting the lost, the lonely, and the fanatical with its formal rituals, its sense of belonging, and its intense emotions. Kapka Kassabova first set foot in a tango studio ten years ago and, from that moment, she was hooked. With the pulse of tango thruming through her body and the music filling her head, she’s danced through the night, from Auckland to Edinburgh, from Berlin to Buenos Aires, suffering blisters and heart-break, as well as forging lasting friendships and experiencing all-too-brief moments of dance-floor ecstasy. Here Kapka takes us inside the esoteric night-time world of tango, to tell the story of the dance from its afro roots to its sequined apotheosis in 'show tango', exploring its cultural and emotional pull and enticing us to join her at the milonga. From the international reviews of Twelve Minutes of Love: 'She gives us a clear account of the history of tango and her own emotional journey on and off the dance floor. Kassabova gets the drug-like quality of tango across, with ferocious vividness ... I find myself lilcing [her] a lot.' Independent & Kassabova skilfully weaves her evolution as a dancer around the history and meaning of the dance as well as around her private dramas ... Her narrative, bubbly and brisk as it is, will entertain fellow dancers and fellow wanderers' TLS (& on the site,same name as book, you can itune the tango listings referred & I'm personally recommending you get a copy of the movie "Mad Hot Ballroom" & enjoy it with a cool sangria.   Excellent/Excellent
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 012118  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Gilbert and Sullivan: Lost Chords and Discords
Brahms, Caryl
Little Brown & Company Boston, USA 1975 First Edition
 Cloth Black cloth with gold gilt lettering, Hard Cover, 264pp incl. index, weighs 980gms, DJ in fair condition with shelf wear to top and bottom and small tears to the stop particularly around the spine. This book is a lively account of the partnership between the legendary musical giants - Gilbert and Sullivan. The author contrasts the lives and characters of these 2 very gifted men. Profusely illustrated with b&w and coloured plates. This is an overall sound copy.   Good/Fair
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000020  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Mr Do Bee Songbook
FENELEY Dorothy
ISBN: 0949290041
Ellsyd Press Sydney Australia 1984 
 Soft Cover 63 pp. Light wear on cover. Browning to page edges. Book has moisture stain on the top half. Mr Do Bee is from the popular Romper Room childrens television program.  Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 33947  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Sea Songs and Shanties
WHALL W. B.
Brown, Son & Ferguson Glascow 1948 Sixth Edition
 Hardcover No Dustjacket 154 pp. Green cover has light wear on the edges with browning to the spine. Browning to page edges and endpapers. Owners name on first page. Full page illustrations.   Very Good
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20241  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Balinese Music
Tenzer, Michael
ISBN: 0945971303
Periplus Editions Hong Kong 1992 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dustjacket 143 pp.  Near Fine/Near Fine
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29044  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Overture and Finale: Rodgers & Hammerstein and the Creation of Their Two Greatest Hits
Wilk, Max
ISBN: 0823088200
Back Stage Books New York, New York, U.S.A. 1999 
 Paperback 200 pp. Covered in clear adhesive plastic.  Ex-Library Very Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10780  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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The Musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Richmond, Keith
ISBN: 185227557X
Virgin Pub United Kingdom 1995 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dustjacket 144 pp. Dustjacket has light wear on the edges with creasing on the spine. Light browning to page edges. Light soiling and small tape stain on endpapers. Bleed from photograph on title page. Ex-Library Very Good/Very Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 09381  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Rock ’n’ Roll Australia - Cataloguing the Australian Pop Scene 1954-1964
ROGERS Bob with O’BRIEN Denis
Burbank Production Services  2008 
 Soft Cover 190 pp.  As New
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26487  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Violin Owner’s Manual : The Complete Guide
McKean, James N.
ISBN: 0285636529
Souvenir Press  2002 
 Trade Paperback 158 pp. Ex Library Copy. Covered in clear adhesive plastic.  Ex-Library Very Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26720  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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