Author: Martin Roach
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2013-09-30
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.
Author: Neil Warwick
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Release Date: 2004
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.
Author: Dave McAleer
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-11-04
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.
Author: David Roberts
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
Release Date: 2007-09-18
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.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2004
(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.
Author: Paul M. Gifford
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Release Date: 2001-06-13
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.
Author: Michael Tippett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 1995
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.
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.