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  cover The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles   - NEW EDITION
14th Edition May 2001
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Guinness Publishing
Paperback - 576 pages
(May, 2000)

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For 24 years the Bible of the UK singles charts, the new 14th edition lists every chart entry from 1952 to 2000 - 32,000 hits and 7,000 artists. With a new design to include illustrations and summary information such as million sellers, most weeks in charts each year, number ones for every week in last 45 years. For every hit, listing title, artist, label, catalogue number, date of chart entry, highest position and number of weeks in the chart. News and review features detail of all key events, covering festivals, music awards, obituaries, gossip and more. Full of interesting facts and statistics - if it isn't here it isn't worth knowing.

  The All-time Top 1000 Albums
by Colin Larkin
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Virgin Publishing
Paperback - 320 pages
(7 September, 2000)

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What are the top 1000 albums of all time? With votes from writers, performers, fans and the general public, this reference guide provides the answer. There is an entry for each of the 1000 albums, including a run-down on the music, full track listing, chart positions where relevant, and... Read more

  Billboard Top 1000 Singles 1955-1996 : The 1000 Biggest Hits of the Rock Era
by Joel Whitburn
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Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Paperback - 160 pages
(January 1997)

Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
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A reader from New Jersey , 24 August, 1998
GREAT SONG GUIDE
I really liked this book alot. The listing of the songs with their rank on the list was a fabulous addition. Giving the reader a clearer vision of exactly where the song stood on the charts helps the reader discover just how popular the song is. Also, this book comes in handy when choosing songs for...Read more

  Joel Whitburn Presents Billboard Top 10 Charts : A Week-By-Week History of the Hottest of the 'Hot 100' 1958-1997
by Joel Whitburn, Record Research Inc
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Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Paperback - 780 pages
(March 1998)

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The Great Rock Discographies Vol 1: Progressive and Psychedelia
by Martin C. Strong, Harry Horse (Illustrator)
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Canongate Books Ltd
Paperback - 386 pages
(October 1997)

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This discography contains comprehensive details on all the great figures in the development of the progressive and psychedelia music genres. It covers over 750 artists and bands over five decades. It has complete discographies for all formats, listings and dates of all EP, single and album releases,... Read more


The Great Metal Discography
by M.C. Strong
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Canongate Books Ltd
Paperback - 480 pages
(June 1998)

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Branching off from "The Great Rock Discography", this book concentrates fully on all sections of heavy metal music, from "hardcore" to "grindcore". Over 1000 artists are featured, with all UK and US albums, singles and ep releases up to the end of 1997. Read more

  Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1996 : Chart Data Compiled from Billboard's Pop Singles Charts, 1955-1996 (8th Ed)
by Joel Whitburn
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Record Research Inc
Paperback - 892 pages
(September 1997)

Record Research Inc

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The Complete Rock Family Trees
by Pete Frame
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Omnibus Press
Paperback - 132 pages
(December 1983)

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Volumes one and two of Pete Frame's "Rock Family Trees" are bound together in this edition. Among others, he traces the development and history of Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Madness, Genesis, T-Rex and The Police. Read more

  What Ever Happened to : The Ultimate Rock and Pop ''Where Are They Now?'
by Bill Harry, Alan Clayson
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Blandford
Paperback - 288 pages
(March 1999)

Blandford
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Featuring over 1000 entries and information about the pop and rock names from the 50s to the 90s, this book looks at their careers and where they are now. Other sections are an "in memoriam" section and a list of revivalist magazines, fan clubs, and fanzines. Read more

  The Beatles Complete Scores
by Hal Leonard Publishing
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Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Hardcover - 1136 pages
(June 1993)

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A reader from U.S.A. , 31 August, 1999
THIS BOOK NEEDS TO BE EDITED AND REVISED!
This is a classic book. It's the most talked about rock sheet-music book in score format. But it has ALOT of mistakes (duh!)! Some of the songs are way off — especially the songs with more than 4 instruments! The transcriptions are sloppy. And being handwritten makes the pages look ugly. I think...Read more

  Pink Floyd Encyclopedia
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Collectors Guide Publishing Inc
Paperback - 456 pages
( 1 November, 1998)

Collectors Guide Publishing Inc
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nbeaul2880@aol.com from new york , 11 July, 1999
this is the quintessential guide to pink floyd for every fan
truly an exhaustive and detailed encyclopedia of pink floyd music which would work for everyone interested in the music, the band members, and everything under the sun / behind the scenes. the pink floyd encyclopedia wraps it up neatly and in so much detail that every time you pick it up, you learn...Read more

  The Rough Guide to Reggae
by Steve Barrow, Peter Dalton
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Paperback - 416 pages
(30 October, 1997)

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Finally, a comprehensive guide covering the entire span of Jamaican music, from the 1950s mento and R&B through dub, dancehall and ragga. Along with interviews of crucial reggae personalities (Bunny Lee, King Jammy, and Coxsone Dodd, for example) and profiles of major careers (like Gregory Isaacs,... Read more

  The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music
by Colin Larkin
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Virgin Publishing
Hardcover - 1343 pages
(20 November, 1997)

Virgin Publishing
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Clear a spot next to the stereo system for this book. Culled from an original edition of six volumes, The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music boasts a million words devoted exclusively to pop music in all its glorious incarnations. With this book next to the CD collection, readers are virtually... Read more

  Rock: the Rough Guide
by Mark Ellingham(Editor), Jonathan Buckley (Editor)
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Paperback - 1152 pages
(28 October, 1999)

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This is a guide to rock music, containing entries on over 1000 bands and artists from the last 40 years. Listed alphabetically the entries includes career profiles and highlights. The book also provides a selective and critical discography of the best recordings available. --This text refers to an... Read more

  All Music Guide to Rock
by Michael Erlewine
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Omnibus Press
Paperback - 1247 pages
(December 1997)

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The second edition of All Music's popular rock encyclopedia is a thorough and informed survey of thousands of CD titles currently on the market. While pop, soul, R&B, and rap titles are critiqued, the emphasis here is on rock with a capital "R." Indeed, it's not too hard to stump the book... Read more

  Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz
by Colin Larkin
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Virgin Publishing
Hardcover
(15 April, 1999)

Virgin Publishing
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While not a definitive work of general reference--its failure to define terms can at times be irritating--this handy biographical guide to jazz performers is nonetheless indispensable. Covering groups, bands, instrumentalists and singers from the beginnings of jazz music in New Orleans and elsewhere... Read more

  The Heart of Rock & Soul : The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made
by Dave Marsh
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Da Capo Press
Paperback - 754 pages
(April 1999)

Da Capo Press
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A polemical guide to 1001 great rock and soul singles, encompassing rock, metal, R&B, disco, folk, funk, punk, reggae, rap, soul, country and any other music that has made a difference during the second half of the 20th century. The essays, containing music history, social commentary, and personal... Read more

  Audio Made Easy : (Or How to Be a Sound Engineer Without Really Trying)
by Ira White
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Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Paperback - 64 pages
(February 1997)

Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
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philthorpe@yahoo.com from Nottingham, UK , 30 April, 1999
good grounding in audio recording and engineering techniques
An excellent book for those with a little prior knowledge of music wishing to learn the art of recording and live mixing. Many aspects of setup and troubleshooting covered, without becoming too technical and with a good dose of humour. The author obviosly does a lot of sound engineering within...Read more

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The Manual: How to Have a Number One the Easy Way
by Bill Drummond, et al
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Ellipsis London Ltd
Paperback - 160 pages
(30 September, 1998)

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Anatomy of a Home Studio : How Everything Really Works, from Microphones to Midi
by Scott Wilkinson, Steve Oppenheimer
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Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Paperback - 222 pages
(January 1998)

Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
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james.depoorter@club.innet.be from Belgium , 4 August, 1998
A great book for starting your own home studio!!
This book gives a general overview of what you have to keep in mind when you want to start your own home studio. It describes theoretical concepts like acoustics as well as the more practical stuff like setting up proper electrical wiring. It also gives a clear overview of the different types of...Read more