Music

Front cover of Jerry Lee Lewis by Rick Bragg
Jerry Lee Lewis - Rick Bragg

Jerry Lee Lewis by Rick Bragg for the very first time, reveals the truth behind the Last Man Standing of the rock-and-roll era. Jerry Lee Lewis has lived an extraordinary life. He gave rock and roll its devil's edge with hit records like 'Great Balls of Fire'. His incendiary shows caused riots and boycotts. He ran a decade-long marathon of drugs, drinking, and women, and married his thirteen-year-old second cousin, the third of seven wives. He also nearly met his maker, at least twice. He survived it all to be hailed as one of the greatest music icons.

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Front cover of Working the Room by Geoff Dyer
Working the Room - Geoff Dyer

Working the Room by Geoff Dyer offers a guide around the cultural maze, mapping a route through the worlds of literature, art, photography and music. Across ten years' worth of essays, Working the Room spans the photography of Martin Parr and the paintings of Turner, the writing of Scott Fitzgerald and the criticism of Susan Sontag, and includes extensive personal pieces - 'On Being an Only Child', 'Sacked' and 'Reader's Block' among many others. Dyer's breadth of vision and generosity of spirit combine to form a manual for ways of being in - and seeing - the world today.

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Front cover of Christmas Carols by Andrew Gant
Christmas Carols - Andrew Gant

Christmas Carols by Andrew Gant tells the story of some twenty carols, each accompanied by lyrics and music, unravelling a captivating - and often surprising - tale of great musicians and thinkers, saints and pagans, shepherd boys, choirboys, monks and drunks. Everyone loves a Christmas carol - in the end, even Scrooge. They have the power to summon up a special kind of midwinter mood, like the aroma of mince pies and mulled wine and the twinkle of lights on a tree. It's a kind of magic. But how did they get that magic?

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Front cover of When They Were Boys by Larry Kane
When They Were Boys - Larry Kane

When They Were Boys by Larry Kane is the story of the Beatles' harrowing rise to fame: focusing on that seven-year stretch from the time the boys met as teenagers to early 1964, when the Fab Four made their momentous first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." From the boys' humble beginnings in Liverpool, to the cellars of Hamburg, "When They Were Boys" includes stories never before told, including the heartbreaks and the lucky breaks.

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Front cover of The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions by Mark Lewisohn
The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions - Mark Lewisohn

The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions by Mark Lewisohn is the definitive guide to every recording session done by the Beatles at EMI's Abbey Road recording studio and includes 150 colour, 100 duotone, and 100 black-and-white photographs.

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Front cover of Beethoven by John Suchet
Beethoven - John Suchet

Beethoven by John Suchet illuminates the composer's difficult childhood, his struggle to maintain friendships and romances, his ungovernable temper, his obsessive efforts to control his nephew's life, and the excruciating decline of his hearing. This absorbing narrative provides a comprehensive account of a momentous life, as it takes the reader on a journey from the composer's birth in Bonn to his death in Vienna.

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Front cover of Beethoven by Jan Swafford
Beethoven - Jan Swafford

Beethoven by Jan Swafford peels away layers of legend to get to the living, breathing human being who composed some of the world's most iconic music. Swafford mines sources never before used in English-language biographies to reanimate the revolutionary ferment of Enlightenment-era Bonn, where Beethoven grew up and imbibed the ideas that would shape all of his future work.

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Front cover of Music by Andrew Zuckerman
Music - Andrew Zuckerman

Music by Andrew Zuckerman follows the highly acclaimed "Wisdom". Andrew Zuckerman now turns his unique photographic perspective to music. This new book includes fifty eminent musicians--artists, composers, producers, and performers from rock, rap, dance, soul, R&B, classical, country, reggae, pop, jazz, world, and more--who have made an impact on their genre, contributed to the larger conversation, and have a unique perspective on life.

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