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Rock & Pop music books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Rock & Pop music category. Presented with a red border are the Rock & Pop music books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

The Music Profiles Learning Project Let's Take This Outside by Gareth Dylan Smith, Bryan Powell The Music Profiles Learning Project Let's Take This Outside
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The Music Learning Profiles Project: Let's Take This Outside uses ethnographic techniques and modified case study analysis to profile musicians active in a wide range of musical contexts not typically found in institutional music education settings, such as popular and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963 by Ed Ward The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963


Format: Paperback - Released: 14/11/2017

Fan Identities and Practices in Context Dedicated to Music by Mark (University of Chester, UK) Duffett Fan Identities and Practices in Context Dedicated to Music
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Popular music is not simply a series of musicians, moments, genres or recordings. Audiences matter; and the most ardent audience members are the fans. To be a fan is to feel a connection with music. The study of fandom has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2017

I Was Britpopped The A-Z of Britpop by Jenny Natasha, Tom Boniface-Webb I Was Britpopped The A-Z of Britpop
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music? Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock by Gregory Thornbury Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music? Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock


Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

100 Songs by Bob Dylan 100 Songs

A portable, abridged volume of Dylan's lyrics, from the beginning of his career through to the present day.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Untypical Girls A visual survey of women in independent rock by Sam Knee Untypical Girls A visual survey of women in independent rock


Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Pink Floyd All The Songs by Jean-Michel Guesdon, Philippe Margotin Pink Floyd All The Songs
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The newest addition to the best-selling All the Songs series details the unique recording history of Pink Floyd, one of the world's most commercially successful and influential rock bands.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2017

Coming Soon

London Rock The Unseen Archive by Alec Byrne London Rock The Unseen Archive

Close up on rock's greatest era.Released to coincide with an exhibition at the Proud Gallery (7th - November until Christmas), this huge rock treasure chest contains over 250 previously unpublished premium images from the epicentre of London's exploding music scene,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/11/2017

Women in the Studio: Creation, Control and Gender in Popular Music Sound Production by Paula Wolfe Women in the Studio: Creation, Control and Gender in Popular Music Sound Production

The field of popular music production is overwhelmingly male dominated. Here, Paula Wolfe discusses gendered notions of creativity and examines the significant under-representation of women in studio production. Wolfe brings an invaluable perspective as both a working artist-producer and as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

When Rock went to College Legends Live at Lancaster University, 1969-1985 by Barry Lucas When Rock went to College Legends Live at Lancaster University, 1969-1985

Barry Lucas and Paul Tomlinson have documented an amazing chapter in the history of Lancaster University in a superb and very large new book. If you were a student at Lancaster during this time you may remember some of these...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Asian Pop Music in Cosmopolitan Europe K-Pop Fandom in the Age of Globalization by Haekyung Um Asian Pop Music in Cosmopolitan Europe K-Pop Fandom in the Age of Globalization

This book explores in detail how the extraordinary global success of Korean pop music - K-Pop - has been received in Europe. Focusing on the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria, it discusses the motivations and characteristics of K-Pop fans, examines...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/01/2018

Rave On Global Adventures in Electronic Dance Music by Matthew Collin Rave On Global Adventures in Electronic Dance Music

Electronic dance music was once the utopian frontier of pop culture. But three decades after the acid house 'summer of love', it has gone from subculture to the global mainstream. Does it still have the same power to inspire? From...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

Withdrawn Traces Searching for the Truth about Richey Manic, Foreword by Rachel Edwards by Leon Noakes, Sara Hawys Roberts, Rachel Edwards Withdrawn Traces Searching for the Truth about Richey Manic, Foreword by Rachel Edwards
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Withdrawn Traces is the first book written with the co-operation of the Edwards family, testimony from Richey's closest friends and unprecedented and exclusive access to Richey's personal archive.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

K-Pop and Korean Popular Culture by Sun Jung K-Pop and Korean Popular Culture

K-pop is a cultural icon that epitomises globalized and transnationalized Korean popular culture. Flourishing idol groups are leading the current popularity of K-pop as the phenomenon expands far beyond the geographical borders of East Asia. In terms of its musical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/02/2018

Other books in this genre

Gig by Brian Griffin, Terry Rawlings Gig
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Includes rare and previously unseen photographs of the key figures in the music scene from 1978 -1987.
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2017

Springsteen Album by Album by Ryan White, Peter Ames Carlin Springsteen Album by Album
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For over forty years Bruce Springsteen has stood astride the rock 'n' roll stage like a musical colossus, his 18 studio albums - from the 1973 debut Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ to 2014's High Hopes - the testament of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

The Vinyl List 100 Albums You Need on Vinyl and Why by Please Vinyl Me The Vinyl List 100 Albums You Need on Vinyl and Why

An impeccably stylish guide to creating the ultimate record collection from the US-based vinyl subscription company, Vinyl Me, Please.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Stats, Records & Rock 'N' Roll by Daniel Tatarsky, Ian Preece Stats, Records & Rock 'N' Roll
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Welcome to Stats, Records & Rock 'n' Roll, an exploration of the aural beauty of music told through 80 visually stunning infographics - the most popular information medium of the 21st century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Anatomy of a Song The Inside Stories Behind 45 Iconic Hits by Marc Myers Anatomy of a Song The Inside Stories Behind 45 Iconic Hits

Forty-five oral histories of iconic rock and R&B hits based on the popular Wall Street Journal column 'Anatomy of a Song'.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Popular Music in Southeast Asia Banal Beats, Muted Histories by Henk Schulte Nordholt, Peter Keppy, Bart Barendregt Popular Music in Southeast Asia Banal Beats, Muted Histories
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This book presents a cultural history of modern Southeast Asia from the vantage point of popular music, considering not just singers and musicians but their fans as well.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

Science Fiction in Classic Rock Musical Explorations of Space, Technology and the Imagination, 1967-1982 by Robert McParland Science Fiction in Classic Rock Musical Explorations of Space, Technology and the Imagination, 1967-1982

This is the first book to bring together the imagination and energy of rock music with its sources in mythology and science fiction. The mythological roots of classic rock music artists from David Bowie, the Jefferson Airplane, and Pink Floyd,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Led Zeppelin All the Albums, All the Songs by Martin Popoff Led Zeppelin All the Albums, All the Songs


Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Hendrix The Illustrated Story by Gillian G. Gaar Hendrix The Illustrated Story


Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

The Verve Photographs by Chris Floyd by Dave Brolan The Verve Photographs by Chris Floyd


Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Goodnight, L.A. Untold Tales from Inside Classic Rock's Legendary Recording Studios by Kent Hartman Goodnight, L.A. Untold Tales from Inside Classic Rock's Legendary Recording Studios

A behind-the-scenes journey through the rise and demise of the '70s and '80s classic rock era
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

The Rolling Stones: On Air in the Sixties by Richard Havers, The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones: On Air in the Sixties
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This new official book tells the story, for the first time, of the Stones through their many radio and TV appearances as they rose to fame in the sixties.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Rock: The Primary Text - Developing a Musicology of Rock by Professor Allan F. Moore Rock: The Primary Text - Developing a Musicology of Rock

This title was first published in 2001: Revised to respond to developments within the discipline and with new material added to reflect the author's and others' further work in this field, this book's focus remains British rock. Its aims are:...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

The Ministry Of Pop The Stock Aitken Waterman Story by Mark Elliott The Ministry Of Pop The Stock Aitken Waterman Story


Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

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