Tour Manager and friend Johnny Green’s rip-roaring account from inside The Clash camp as they turned passion and guitars into songs that electrified a generation. An intimate and very funny listen.
©1999 Johnny Green and Garry Barker (P)2012 Talking Music
Winner of the prestigious Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, roots-savvy British critic Charles Shaar Murray assesses the lifework of guitarist Jimi Hendrix in the context of black musical tradition, social history, and the upheaval of the 1960s.
©1989 Charles Shaar Murray (P)2012 Talking Music
From Oscar Wilde to Ziggy Stardust, from Liberace to Lou Reed and T Rex to Roxy Music, here is the flamboyant decadence, the androgyny, and the sheer unadulterated fun of the early '70s - in an incredible rock history that tells it like it was.
©1998 Barney Hoskyns (P)2012 Talking Music
The classic account of the LA Canyons scene between 1967 and 1976, featuring Joni Mitchell; Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young; The Eagles; James Taylor; and Jackson Browne. Ambition, betrayal, drugs and genius all combine with great music making.
©2005 Barney Hoskyns (P)2012 Talking Music
The revealing backstory of the album with no name that spawned 'When the Levee Breaks', 'Black Dog,' 'Stairway to Heaven', and 'Rock 'n' Roll'. Four tracks each side; eight killers, no fillers. This is how they did it.
©2006 Barney Hoskyns (P)2012 Talking Music
The legendary tale of industrial strength pranking, drumming, '70’s excess, big laughs, desperation, and The Who performed with gusto by Karl Howman.
Set in London, LA, and on tour with one of the world’s greatest live rock bands, The Who.
Please note: this title contains explicit language.
©1981 Peter Butler (P)2012 Talking Music
In this new version, Jane Bussmann not so much reads as brilliantly performs her supreme comic history of British youth culture, acid house, and nightclubbing. A book so wonderful, it featured in Jeremy Deller’s winning submission to the Turner Prize. A Muzik Awards Book of the Year.
©1998 Jane Bussmann (P)2015 Talking Music
Regarded as the greatest and most revealing account of how the Beatles recorded every one of their songs, Revolution in the Head is brimming with details of the personal highs and lows experienced by Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr as they made some of the most enduring popular music ever created.
©1994 The estate of Ian MacDonald (P)2014 Talking Music
Adele's life story revealed; from desertion by her father aged 2 to platinum-selling triumphs and motherhood. Hear the stories behind her best known-songs, from close friends, collaborators, and the First Lady of Heartbreak Soul herse.
©2012 Omnibus Press (P)2012 Talking Music
Listen to the original source of Stones myths and legends about gangsters, celebrities, drugs, movies, orgies, death, blood changes, and magnificent songs coming to life. A must-have companion to Keith’s excellent audiobook Life.
©2010 John Blake Publishing (P)2012 Talking Music
The celebrated story of how Marshall Mathers went from school and low-paid jobs in his native Detroit to global superstardom, rehab and comeback. Nick Hasted’s revealing account also looks back at Eminem's most important relationships -with his mother, his teenage soul-mate Kim Scott, producer Dr. Dre and The Bass Brothers who guided and inspired him from the age of fourteen.
©2003 Omnibus Press (P)2014 Talking Music