Ann Summers Raunchy and Rampant Guide to Sex Toys

Author: Martin Roach
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0753535793
Release Date: 2013-09-30
Genre: Music

From Arctic Monkeys and ABBA to the Zutons and Ziggy Stardust, from 'Anarchy in the UK' to 'Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah' - and over 30,000 hit singles in between - this collector's must-have contains everything you could possibly want to know about every single to reach the charts since 1952. Packed full of charts, lists, facts and timelines as well as up-to-date information, extensive cross references and analysis from Martin Roach this is the perfect book for music buffs, downloaders glued to iPods and budding Mark Ronsons. This new edition, previously published by Guinness World Records, is the first to be published under the Virgin brand with a whole new look. With new feature material covering a huge range of areas, bands and history from industry-insider Martin Roach, it's an essential part of any serious music fan's collection.

The Complete Book of the British Charts

Author: Neil Warwick
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 1844490580
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Music

The updated third edition of the only chart book that lists singles, EPs, and albums in one volume.The official UK chart began in 1952 and this epic work of reference includes absolutely every charting album, single and EP up to December 2003. The hits are arranged by artist and are identified by country of origin, label, chart position, and number of weeks in the chart. Also includes a 'Statistics' section.

The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles

Author: Dave McAleer
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780753522455
Release Date: 2010-11-04
Genre: Music

Includes all the British hit singles since 1956, as well as artist biographies, side notes, label and catalogue numbers, peak positions, number of weeks on the charts, weeks at #1 and much more. Original.

British Hit Singles Albums

Author: David Roberts
ISBN: 1904994105
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Popular music

This reference guide to both singles and albums in the UK pop charts lists titles, artists, labels, catalogue numbers, highest positions attained, number of weeks on chart and US no.1 information, as well as selected biographies and pop news.


Author: Tony Banks
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312379568
Release Date: 2007-09-18
Genre: Music

The long-awaited, definitive story of one of the worlds most creative and commercial rock groups, this beautiful, full-color book coincides with the bands Fall 2007 reunion tour. All former band members have collaborated in presenting their story that spans 30 years and 30 albums.

Hit Singles

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0879308087
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Music

(Book). This entertaining book presents the U.S. and U.K. Top 20 charts side by side, month by month showing how rock and pop developed on each side of the Atlantic. Fully updated, it lists the hits from 1954 through 2003. Alongside every song listing, readers will find important facts such as the artist's name and nationality, current and previous month's chart position, record label, weeks on the chart, and simultaneous position on the other side of the pond. Includes an alphabetical listing of song titles with artists, and an alphabetical listing of artists with song titles and chart-entry dates, enabling easy cross-referencing to help you track down any Top 20 record since 1954.

The Hammered Dulcimer

Author: Paul M. Gifford
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9781461672906
Release Date: 2001-06-13
Genre: History

This book offers a discussion of the medieval origins of the dulcimer and its subsequent spread to other parts of the world. Special attention is paid to the North American tradition from the early 18th-century to the 1970s revival.

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits

Author: Joel Whitburn
Publisher: New York : Billboard Books
ISBN: 0823074994
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Music

Features information on all the pop singles and artists who have hit the Billboard charts since 1955.

Tippett on Music

Author: Michael Tippett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198165420
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Music

This is a collection of Sir Michael Tippett's essays and articles drawn from his two previously published collections (Moving into Aquarius and Music of the Angels, both long out of print), plus a selection of new material, chiefly on Tippett's more recent works. The essays, many revised and all now made available in a single edition, will be published to mark Sir Michael's 90th year, during which many celebrations and performances are planned worldwide.

Bedsit Disco Queen

Author: Tracey Thorn
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781405513982
Release Date: 2013-02-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

I was only sixteen when I bought an electric guitar and joined a band. A year later, I formed an all-girl band called the Marine Girls and played gigs, and signed to an indie label, and started releasing records. Then, for eighteen years, between 1982 and 2000, I was one half of the group Everything But the Girl. In that time, we released nine albums and sold nine million records. We went on countless tours, had hit singles and flop singles, were reviewed and interviewed to within an inch of our lives. I've been in the charts, out of them, back in. I've seen myself described as an indie darling, a middle-of-the-road nobody and a disco diva. I haven't always fitted in, you see, and that's made me face up to the realities of a pop career - there are thrills and wonders to be experienced, yes, but also moments of doubt, mistakes, violent lifestyle changes from luxury to squalor and back again, sometimes within minutes.

The Top 100 Rock n Roll Albums of All Time

Author: Paul Gambaccini
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0517565617
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Rock music

This volume reveals which albums experts believe are rock's true classics and includes full-color reproductions of the album covers and one reviewer's thoughts on what makes each album great

All Time Top 1000 Albums

Author: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Virgin Pub
ISBN: 0753502585
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Music

Rates the best albums of all time, including recordings by the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, and Oasis