Books

The Fab One Hundred and Four, by David Bedford (2016): Books

The Fab One Hundred and Four, by David Bedford (2016): Books

The lesser-known friends, family and musicians who influenced the Beatles finally receive their due in David Bedford’s ‘Fab One Hundred and Four.’

The Smith Tapes 1969-1972: Lost Interviews with Rock Stars & Icons (2015): Books

The Smith Tapes 1969-1972: Lost Interviews with Rock Stars & Icons (2015): Books

Howard Smith’s ‘Lost Interviews with Rock Stars & Icons’ lends new perspectives on historical figures we thought we knew well.

You’ve Heard These Hands, by Don Randi (2015): Books

You’ve Heard These Hands, by Don Randi (2015): Books

Keyboard player Don Randi takes us deeper into the often-overlooked world of those talented sidemen known as the Wrecking Crew.

1974: The Promotion Man – New York City, by Dave Morrell (2015): Books

1974: The Promotion Man – New York City, by Dave Morrell (2015): Books

Dave Morrell paints a vivid picture of the 1970s music business, punctuated by memorable hangs with musical idols like John Lennon and Ron Wood.

Dylan Disc by Disc, edited by Jon Bream (2015): Books

Dylan Disc by Disc, edited by Jon Bream (2015): Books

Jon Bream’s “many voices” approach on ‘Dylan Disc by Disc’ is a great way to explore Bob Dylan’s varied career from all angles.

Pretend You’re in a War: The Who and the Sixties, by Mark Blake (2015): Books

Pretend You’re in a War: The Who and the Sixties, by Mark Blake (2015): Books

Mark Blake’s ‘Pretend You’re in a War: The Who and the Sixties’ sets the stage for later successes, even as he delves deeper into what drove them.

Images of America: Southern California Surf Music 1960-1966, by John Blair (2015): Books

Images of America: Southern California Surf Music 1960-1966, by John Blair (2015): Books

Packed with cool pictures of musicians, vinyl, guitars and gig posters, John Blair’s ‘Southern California Surf Music 1960-1966’ is a surf rock bible.

A to Zion: The Definitive Israeli Lexicon, by Gilad Atzmon and Enzo Apicella: Books

A to Zion: The Definitive Israeli Lexicon, by Gilad Atzmon and Enzo Apicella: Books

Entertaining and clever in places, Gilad Atzmon and Enzo Apicella’s ‘A to Zion: The Definitive Israeli Lexicon’ makes for an interesting read.

Psychedelic Bubble Gum: Boyce & Hart, The Monkees, and Turning Mayhem into Miracles (2015): Books

Psychedelic Bubble Gum: Boyce & Hart, The Monkees, and Turning Mayhem into Miracles (2015): Books

Bobby Hart rose to fame with Tommy Boyce as part of the songwriting team behind the Monkees. But there was more to the story.

Sail Away: Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage, by Martin Popoff (2015): Books

Sail Away: Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage, by Martin Popoff (2015): Books

‘Sail Away: Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage’ goes beyond the hairspray, frilly blouses and MTV videos to tell the story of David Coverdale’s band.