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.
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Entertaining and clever in places, Gilad Atzmon and Enzo Apicella’s ‘A to Zion: The Definitive Israeli Lexicon’ makes for an interesting read.
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’ goes beyond the hairspray, frilly blouses and MTV videos to tell the story of David Coverdale’s band.
Touching base on everything and anything, Bob Mersereau’s ‘The History of Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll’ affirms how multi-faceted the country is.
Although Paul Nemeth’s ‘Cataclysm Children’ is fiction, it was inspired by a real life incident involving black-metal musicians from Norway.
Andrew Grant Jackson’s ‘1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music’ brings home how remarkable that year, and the years surrounding it, were.
Merrell Fankhauser’s contributions to the music scene are priceless, and I’m thrilled to say his memoir is just as worthy.
More than a punk-rock memoir, Viv Albertine’s book tells the story of a woman who remained true to herself through many reinventions.
Tom Wheeler’s ‘The Fender Archives’ takes us back to a time when it seemed that anything that was imaginable was also achievable.