Kay's Secondhand Books & Music Australia
Second hand Biographies & Memoirs of Musical People
A Knight At The Opera -by- Sir Rudolf Bing. ISBN 0399126538. Introduction -by- Garson Kanin. Sir Rudolf writes about the
difficulties in dealing with prima donnas and many other witty anecdotes. A sequel to his memoir "5,000 Nights
at The Opera". Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 287 pages. (G P Putnam's Sons. New York. First Edition.
1981) Dust jacket is worn, torn and chipped on edges and corners and sunned on spine. Foxing on edges of pages.
Else book is very good.
Australia's Contemporary Composers -by- James Murdoch. ISBN 0333139135. Biographies of 33 Australian composers.
Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 223 pages. (Macmillan. Melbourne. 1972) Dust jacket
is grubby, marked, worn on edges with small tears and bumped in corners. Foxing on edges of pages. Else book is good.
Beethoven (The Mayfair Biographies) -by- Frederick Corder F.R.A.M. Biography of composer Ludwig Van
Beethoven. (Chappell & Co. London. Circa 1950) Used second hand softcover book. 28 pages. Name written on front
cover. Scribble on rear cover. Covers worn on edges. Foxing. Pages are good.
Beds Are Burning Midnight Oil The Journey -by- Mark Dodshon. ISBN 0670041637. Since its genesis in 1976,
Midnight Oil, fronted by the charismatic and passionate Peter Garrett until his departure from the band in late 2002, has at
various times been synonymous with beer-barn angst, green political activism, indigenous advocacy and musical nonconformism; at the
same time the band has been a mainstay of commercial radio and an icon of contemporary Australian culture. However its members are
notoriously private people; Mark Dodshon tells their story: Peter Garrett, Jim Moginie, Martin Rotsey, Bones Hillman, Rob Hirst and
manager/sixth member Gary Morris. Illustrated with colour and black and white plates. Used second hand paperback book. 408 pages. (Viking/Penguin
Books. Camberwell, Victoria. 2004) Corners of front cover are bumped. Small section of laminate lifted from front cover.
Else in very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
Beg, Steal Or Borrow The Official Baby Shambles Story -by- Spencer Honniball.
ISBN 9781844036608. The official misadventures of British most unpredictable and exciting band; charts
the band's wayward journey from playing tiny impromptu gigs to headlining large summer festivals. Used second hand
paperback book. 256 pages. (Cassell Illustrated/Octopus Publishing, London, 2008) Remainder mark on lower edge of
pages. Some light marks on the cover. Else in very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
Béla Bartók Bela Bartok A Memorial Review Of His Life And Works Including Articles on his Life
and Works. (Bela Bartok). Reprinted from TEMPO, the quarterly review of contemporary music. Includes
a chronological listing of works by Bela Bartok and Bartok on records. (Boosey & Hawkes, 1950) Used
second hand softcover book. 95 pages. Name written on cover. Covers worn on edges. Rear cover has
foxing. Foxing on spine. Lower corner creased. Last page has insect damage at on lower
edge. Pencil underlining on some pages. Else good.
Benjamin Britten His Life And Operas -by- Eric Walter White. ISBN 0571091512. New edition of White's
comprehensive introduction to the life and works of Benjamin Britten, revised and substantially expanded; illustrated with
b/w plates. (Faber & Faber in association with Boosey & Hawkes, London, 1970) Used second hand hardcover book in price-clipped dust
jacket, 256 pages, covered in clear plastic sleeve, piece torn from half title page in upper corner, else very good.
Blowing My Own Trumpet The Adventures and Misadventures of a Virtuoso Musician and Storyteller -by-
James Morrison. ISBN 1740458788. Autobiography of Australian jazz virtuoso James Morrison. (Pier 9/Murdoch Books.
Sydney. 2006) Used second hand softcover book. 272 pages. Written gift inscription on first page. Else in excellent condition.
Bono On Bono: Conversations With Michka Assayas. ISBN 0340832762.
Not a biography of Bono; rather a collection of illumunating stories and reminiscences as told by Bono himself in
conversations with music journalist and novelist Michka Assayas. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket.
430 pages. (Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, London, 2005) In very good condition. Weight 700 grams.
Boy From The Bush -by- Lee Kernaghan with Colin Buchanan.
ISBN 9780733333668. Biography of Australian Country Music Star Lee Kernaghan. Lee's hit songs have
earned him 33 Golden Guitars and 3 ARIA Awards, climbed to the top of the Aussie charts 32 times and propelled
over 2 million albums off the shelves; now the songs that celebrate the life and times of our rural heart take
on a whole new dimension as Lee draws us into his confidence, into the studio, onto the tour bus and up the hill
to his hidden songwriting shack; Lee's story has more twists than the Gwydir River. Used second hand hardback
book in dust jacket. 344 pages. (ABC Books/HarperCollinsPublishers, Sydney, 2015) In fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
Brief Biographies -by- William Lovelock. Allans Edition No. 1083.
Condensed information about the more important composers to help the examination candidate who has to be prepared to answer questions on the
composers whose works he has studied. Used second hand softcover booklet. 44 pages. Allans Educational Library. (Allans Music, Melbourne, 1970) Name and date
written on first page. Covers are worn with some marks. Pages are very good.
Colours of My Life The Judith Durham Story -by- Graham Simpson. ISBN 0091829763. Biography of Judith Durham of
The Seekers fame. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 346 pages. (Random House Australia. Sydney, 1994) Dust
jacket is lightly worn on corners and both ends of spine. Small tear in rear upper corner of the duct jacket.
Small remainder mark on lower edge of pages. Foxing and some marks on edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 800 grams.
Conversations With Conductors -edited by- Robert Chesterman. ISBN 0903895447. Bruno Walter, Sir
Adrian Boult, Leonard Bernstein, Ernest Ansermet, Otto Klemperer and Leopold Stokowski talk about their lives and work
in this book, which grew out of a series of radio recordings; illustrated with b/w photographs.
(Robson Books, London, First Edition, 1976) Ex-Library book. Used second hand hardcover book
in dust jacket. 128 pages. Ex-library with the usual marks and stamps. Pocket on front free endpaper.
Covered in clear plastic. Dust jacket is creased and soiled in places under the plastic sleeve. Pages are
Crowded House Something So Strong -by- Chris Bourke. ISBN 0732908868.
The true story of band Crowded House, from the manic energy of the recording studio to the machinations of the
record industry, told by Chris Bourke with unparalleled access to all the band members, their families, friends,
musical collaborators, managers and record company personnel; a tale of musical chemistry, family bonds, and the
personal costs of pursuing an artistic vision. Used second hand paperback book. 376 pages.
(Pan Macmillan Australia, Sydney, 1997) Foxing on edges of pages, else very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
Drummin' Men The Heartbeat Of Jazz The Swing Years -by- Burt Korall. Foreword -by-
Mel Torme. Music jazz biography. In the 1930s drummers were central to the big bands of jazz.
Covers Chick Webb; Gene Krupa; Ray McKinley; Jo Jones; Sid Catlett; Dave Tough; Buddy Rich; Sonny
Greer; George Wettling; Cozy Cole; Jimmy Crawford; O'Neil Spencer; Cliff Leeman; Ray Baudoc.
(Schirmer Books/Macmillan Inc, New York, 2nd printing, 1990) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 381 pages.
Covered in clear plastic sleeve. In fine condition.
Encounters With Stravinsky A Personal Record -by- Paul Horgan (1972). ISBN 0370102991.
A portrait-sketch of composer Igor Stravinsky, told by his friend Paul Horgan; rich in detail and anecdote
of a great musician who was also a great wit, with a genius for the unexpected in thought and action; a
fascinating picture of Stravinsky on stage, back stage, and off stage. Used second hand hardback book in dust
jacket. 224 pages. (The Bodley Head, London, 1972) Written gift inscription on front free endpaper. Corners
of covers are bumped and dust jacket worn at top of spine. Some pages are creased in top outer corner from
being folded down and have short margin notes in blue pen. Else good.
Feel: Robbie Williams -by- Chris Heath. ISBN 009189753X.
Biography of English song-writer and singer Robbie Williams, the best-selling British solo artist in the UK, and the
best-selling non-Latino artist in Latin America; he first found fame as a member of the pop group 'Take That'. Used
second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 428 pages. (Ebury Press, London, 2004) Dust jacket is scuffed & worn on
edges and corners. Written gift inscription on half title page. Else very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
Fine Song For Singing A Celtic Odyssey -by- Clement Hosking (1950). Illustrated -by- Edith Lanser.
The author's story of his travel to the Outer Hebrides in
Scotland to study Celtic songs; map on endpapers; inscription. (George M Dash, Chartres House, 309 George
Street, Sydney, NSW, 1950) Used second hand small hardcover book in dust jacket, 230 pages. Dust jacket is soiled, worn on
edges with small tears and is now protected with a clear plastic sleeve. Foxing on eps and edges of pages, else good.
Fortunate Son The Unlikely Rise Of Keith Urban -by- Jeff Apter. ISBN 9781741668087.
Australian Music Biography. Keith Urban, suburban loner, gifted guitarist, drug addict, platinum-plated superstar, has
reached the top of the pile in the toughest music market on the planet: Nashville. Urban's story is told openly and
honestly through the insights and observations of his peers, friends, foes and fellow musicians. Used second hand
paperback book. 314 pages. (William Heinemann Australia, North Sydney, 2009) In very good condition. Weight 400 grams.
Fromental Halevy (Fromental Halévy) His Life And Music 1799-1862 -by- Ruth Jordan.
ISBN 0879100796. Music Biography. French composer Fromental Halevy is best known for his opera 'La Juive' which captured the
romantic and contentious spirit of his time in French history; his work included more than 30 grand operas
and opera comiques, almost all widely performed and many immensely popular throughout 19th-Century Europe and the
United States. Loyal to his Jewish faith, he also set to music several psalms for liturgical use in French
synagogues. This full-length biography of Halevy includes previously unpublished excerpts from his diaries and
correspondence. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 240 pages. (Limelight Editions, New York, 1996)
In very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
Furtwangler Recalled -edited with an introduction by- Daniel Gillis. Memories of
composer Wilhelm Furtwängler written by conductors, opera singers, composers, pianists,
concertmasters, cellists, violinists, correspondents, critics who knew Furtwangler only on the
podium, and orchestral musicians who played under him for decades. (John de Graff Inc, Tuckahoe, NY,
1965) Used second hand hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket. 224 pages. Dust jacket is poor: soiled, worn, creased
and torn on edges and corners. Boards are worn on lower edges. Stamps and marks on front endpaper.
Heavy foxing on edges of pages. Else pages are good. Weight 400 grams.
Give Me Excess Of It: A Memoir -by- Richard Gill. ISBN 9781742611617.
Australian Conductors. Australian Music Teachers. Richard Gill is one of Australian best-known music educators,
with his passion and enthusiasm for spreading the joy of music and its myriad benefits. Used second hand hardcover
book in dust jacket. 392 pages. (Pan Macmillan Australia, Sydney. Reprint 2012) Page edges have lightly tanned.
Small mark on front free endpaper. Else in fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
Gustav Mahler Memories And Letters -by- Alma Mahler -edited by- Donald Mitchell.
New Englarged 3rd Edition (1973). ISBN 0719529441. Biography of Music Composer. Mahler is a dominant
figure in the history of 20th-Century music; this volume presents Alma Mahler's memoirs and her husband's
correspondence illuminated, amplified and corrected by Donald Mitchell's notes and comments, and brings
forward many fascinating and little known facts about Mahler's music; an indispensable source of reference
for all students and lovers of Mahler's art. This third edition has a new Appendix and Chronology by Knud
Martner & Donald Mitchell. Used second hand hardback book in price-clipped dust jacket. 393 pages. (John
Murray Publishers, London, 1973) Marks and a dollop of whiteout on front free endpaper. Else in very good
condition. Weight 800 grams.
Harry The Unauthorized Biography -by- Alice Montgomery. ISBN 9780718178437.
Music Biography of Harry Styles who, when auditioning for the X-Factor, didn't know he was leaving an
ordinary life; One Direction made it to the final and won a record deal; but how did Harry cope with
his new-found fame? Here's the truth behind the rumours. Used second hand hardback book in dust jacket.
250 pages. (Michael Joseph/Penguin Books, London, 2013) Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine
condition. Weight 560 grams.
Karajan My Autobiography as told to Franz Endler. Translated -by- Stewart Spencer.
Autobiography of conductor Herbert von Karajan. (Sidgwick & Jackson. London. 1989) Used second hand hardcover book.
No dust jacket. Very good black cloth covers with silver lettering. 150 pages. Foxing on reverse of covers, endpapers and
edges of pages. Else very good.
Hey True Blue -by- John Williamson (1972). ISBN 9781921901744.
The story of iconic Australian singer and songwriter John Williamson; he grew up with an appreciation of the land
and all things Australian, and has been chronicling these in his songs for more than 40 years; he has become the
voice of Australia, performing his unofficial anthems at all major events. Used second hand hardback book in dust
jacket. 374 pages. (Michael Joseph/Penguin Books, Melbourne, 2014) In fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
Horns In High C A Memoir Of Musical Discoveries And Adventures
-by- H C Robbins Landon. ISBN 0500019320. Ex-Library Copy. Biography. Landon is one of the world's leading authorities
on music in Europe in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; his primary goal was rediscovering much of the music of
Joseph Haydn and bringing it to a broad cross-section of music-lovers and scholars by his numerous editions of scores,
ground-breaking recordings by the Haydn Society and broadcasts, as well as his magisterial writings, especially on the life
and works of Haydn and Mozart. 42 illustrations. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 176 pages. (Thames and Hudson. 1999)
Ex-Library copy with the usual marks stickers and stamps. In very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
How To Make Gravy -by- Paul Kelly. ISBN 9781926428277.
Memoir of Australian songwriter Paul Kelly,
an uniquely gifted storyteller, who has written songs of uncommon directness
about everything from love and land rights
to cricket and cooking; his memoir mirrors the structure of his legendary A to Z shows, where he performs around a hundred of his songs
alphabetically over four nights: his song lyrics are starting points, telling stories of his life. Used second hand paperback book.
568 pages. (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Books, 2011) Light creasing to covers. Pages are very good. Weight 800 grams.
I Am A Composer -by- Arthur Honegger. Translated from the French -by- Wilson O Clough in collaboration
with Allan Arthur Willman. Music Criticism. Arthur Honneger, a distinguished 20th-Century
composer who died in 1955, sets down his thoughts about the art, practice and future
of music. Frontispiece is a b/w photograph of Honegger. (Faber and Faber Ltd, London,
1966) Used second hand hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket, 141 pages. Dust jacket is grubby and worn on
edges, name of previous owner written on fep. All else is very good. Weight 400 grams.
Into The Black The Inside Story Of Metallica 1991-2014 -by- Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood.
ISBN 9780571295760. Music Biography.
From the phenomenal breakout success of 1991's 'Black Album' to the band's controversial reinvention with the 'Load Reload' albums, from bassist Jason
Newstead's shock departure to the group's subsequent meltdown, as laid bare in the extraordinary documentary 'Some Kind of Monster', from the 'Lulu'
album with the late Lou Reed to their hugely expensive feature film debut 'Through The Never', the second half of the Metallica story has been
eventful, controversial, and triumphant. Illustrated with colour plates. Used second hand paperback book. 290 pages. (Faber & Faber. London. 2014)
Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 400 grams.
Joan Sutherland A Tribute -by- Moffatt Oxenbould. ISBN 0959222960. Joan Sutherland Memorabilia. A wealth of fascinating memorabilia,
spectacular photographs and costume sketches; also an authoritative summary of Sutherland's repertoire and a comprehensive
list of her operatic and other major stage performances, much of which has never been published before.
(Art Gallery of New South Wales & Honeysett Publ, Sydney, 1989) Used second hand softcover book with dust jacket, 128 pages, in excellent condition.
John Barbirolli A Biographical Sketch Of The Famous Conductor Of The Hallé Orchestra (Halle
Orchestra) -by- Charles Rigby. (John Sherratt and Son, Altrincham, First edition, 1948) Used second hand hardcover book in dust
jacket. 191 pages. Dust jacket is poor: soiled, creased and chipped on edges and corners, with small pieces missing from
top of spine and upper rear corner. Book now covered with a clear plastic sleeve. Foxing on eps and edges of pages, else good.
Julie Andrews An Intimate Biography -by- Richard Stirling. ISBN 9780749951351. A new
biography of Julie Andrews as artist, wife and mother in over 35 years, combining Richard Stirling's interviews
with the star and his wide-ranging research. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs.
Used second hand softcover book. 376 pages. (Portrait/Piatkus Books Ltd. London. 2007) Light foxing on edges of pages.
Else in very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
Liszt (The Mayfair Biographies) -by- Sir Alexander C Mackenzie. Biography of composer Franz
Liszt. (Chappell & Co. London. Circa 1950) Used second hand softcover book. Unpaginated. Name and date written on
title page. Foxing on covers. Pages are very good.
Liszt (The Mayfair Biographies) -by- Sir Alexander C Mackenzie. Biography of composer Franz
Liszt. (Chappell & Co. London. Circa 1950) Used second hand softcover book. Unpaginated. Some foxing on covers.
Tape shadows on first and last page. Else pages are very good.
Living With The Dead Twenty Years On The Bus With Garcia And The Grateful Dead
-by- Rock Scully with David Dalton. ISBN 0316914436. For nearly two decades Rock Scully was part of the Dead's
innermost circle, from their earliest acid-drenched experiments through the endless tours of the seventies and
eighties; his story is a rogue's tale that only an insider could tell, full of acid madness, musical genius and
mayhem on the road - the true story of the Dead. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 381 pages.
(Little, Brown & Co, London, 1996) Light foxing on upper edges of pages. Else in fine condition. Weight 700 grams.
Long Way To The Top Stories Of Australian Rock And Roll -by- James Cockington. ISBN 0733307507.
Australian Rock and Roll Music History. Here, accompanied by graphic pictorial evidence, are tabloid tales of bodgie sex
parties, beach battles waged between surfies and rockers, the Vietnam RSL circuit, the Sunbury near-death experience,
Australia's very own cardigan cult, pub rock, Brisbane punk, the St. Kilda sound and the suburban soap that spawned our
very own global superstar; here also are the stars that urn but briefly, from Supernaut to Sister Janet Mead to Collette;
these are not pretty stories, but they need to be told. (ABC Books for the Australia Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, 2001) Used
second hand softcover book, 259 pages, pages tanned on edges, marks across the front cover, else very good. (2)
McCartney -by- Christopher Sandford. ISBN 1844136027.
Biography of Sir Paul McCartney, the most successful pop-music composer and recording artist in history;
a former member of The Beatles. Sandford reveals the man behind the myth. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket.
430 pages. (Century/Random House Group, London, 2006) In very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
Michael Jackson A Life In Music -by- Geoff Brown (2009). ISBN 9781849382632.
Music Biography. The definitive overview of Michael Jackson's unique career; album by album, track by track,
every song released by The Jackson 5 as well as Michael's complete solo output from 'Off The Wall' in 1979
to his last album of original material, 'Invincible', in 2001 is examined. Used second hand paperback book.
120 pages. 53339. (Omnibus Press, 2009) In fine condition.
Michael Jackson Legend 1958-2009 by- Chas Newkey-Burden. ISBN 9781843174400.
In this fascinating biography, Newkey-Burden picks his way through the myths and hearsay about Michael Jackson
to present a truly balanced portrait of the self-styled 'King of Pop', never shying away from the more
controversial aspects of Jackson's life but always respectful of the memory of this music genius. Used second
hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 224 pages. (Michael O'Mara Books Ltd, London, 2009) In very good condition.
Weight 600 grams.
My Own Trumpet -by- Sir Adrian Cedric Boult, C.H. ISBN 0241024455. Biography of Britain's
most distinguished and gifted conductor; his memoirs span over 80 years; before he was 2 years old he was already
picking out tunes on the piano with one finger; at 4 he was reading music and playing seriously; his work in England
included conductor of the Birmingham City Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, Covent Garden,
The Bach Choir and he also conducted on the Continent, in the USSR and the USA. (Hamish Hamilton, London, first edition, 1973)
Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket, 213 pages, now protected in clear plastic sleeve, light foxing on eps and edges of pages,
else in fine condition.
My Young Years -by- Arthur Rubinstein. ISBN 0394468902. Autobiography of Arthur Rubinstein.
(Alfred A Knopf Inc. New York. 1973) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 479 pages and index. Dust jacket is creased, torn and chipped
on edges and is now protected with a clear plastic sleeve. Page edges are untrimmed and have some light foxing. Else very good.
No Direction Home The Life and Music of Bob Dylan -by- Robert Shelton. ISBN 068805045X. (Beech Tree Books. William Morrow & Co. New York.
First Edition, first printing. 1986) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 573 pages. Dust jacket is a little scuffed.
Else in fine condition.
Off The Record Life With And Without Johnny O'Keefe -by- Marianne Renate. ISBN 0732909570.
Biography of Australian pioneer rock'n'roll star Johnny O'Keefe. Black and white plates. Used second hand hardcover book in dust
jacket. 258 pages. (Currency Press, Sydney, 2001) Foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition. Weight 600 grams.
Peter Dawson The World's Most Popular Baritone With Complete Song Title Discography -by-
Russell Smith and Peter Burgis. ISBN 0868196037. Biography of Peter Dawson. (Currency Press. Sydney. 2001) Used softcover book.
334 pages. Light wear to covers. Else very good.
Peter Sculthorpe His Music And Ideas 1929-1979 -by- Michael Hannan. ISBN 0702215899. Biography of Australian
composer Peter Sculthorpe. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 235 pages. Written inscription to
previous owner signed by the author Michael Hannon and dated Sept 98 on the half title page. (University of
Queensland Press. St Lucia. 1982) Front flap of dust jacket is creased. Foxing on edges of pages. Light foxing on
endpapers. Else in very good condition.
Remember Recollections And Photographs Of The Beatles By Michael McCartney. ISBN 080502283X.
Michael McCartney, Paul McCartney's youngest brother, photographed The Beatles with the family's Kodak Box Brownie,
capturing the emergence of the Beatles in the nineteen fifties; some of these rare photographs have never been seen
before, and are gathered in this book with Michael's eyewitness accounts of the early history of The Beatles. Used
second hand book. Large format hardcover with dust jacket. 144 pages. (Friedman Group/Michael Friedman Publishing
Group Inc, New York, 1992) Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, with a small tear in top corner now closed.
Light shelf wear to lower edges of boards. Else in very good condition. Weight 1.2 kilograms.
Remembering Bix A Memoir Of The Jazz Age -by- Ralph Berton. ISBN 0060103043. Biography of jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke,
the first "cool" jazzman years before the word existed. (Harper & Row Publishers, New York, First Edition, 1974) Used
second hand hardcover book in dust jacket, 428 pages. Dust jacket is worn and stretched along upper edge with a new small tears and is
bumped in corners. Pages are uncut, with light foxing and soiling on edges. All else is very good. Weight 900 grams.
Rhinestone Cowboy An Autobiography -by- Glen Campbell with Tom Carter. ISBN 0679419993.
Country Music Autobiography. Glen Campbell tells his story with extraordinary candour. Used second hand hardback book
in dust jacket. 256 pages. (Villard Books/Random House, New York, 1994) Marks on endpapers. Light foxing on edges of
pages. Upper outer corner of some pages creased. Else very good. Weight 600 grams.
Spirit Of England Edward Elgar In His World -by- Jerrold Northrop Moore. Signed By Author. ISBN 0434475416.
Biography of composer Edward Elgar, and an account of the relationship between him and his England; as a man, Elgar
personified much of what his England stood for; Jerrold Northrop Moore examines Elgar's struggles and triumphs, both
personal and professional, the sources and patterns of his inspiration, and the enduring appeal of his most famous works.
Signed by Jerrold Northrop Moore on the title page. Used second hand hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket. 178 pages.
(William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1984) Small tear in upper edge of rear dust jacket. Foxing on flaps of dust jacket.
Else very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
The Best Years Of Our Lives -by- Richard Clapton. ISBN 9781760110598. Music Autobiography.
Richard Clapton employs his songwriter's keen powers of observation, portraiture and storytelling to tell the best
story of all: the remarkable one of his own life in celebration of 40 years of fabulous music and iconic songs;
funny, outrageous, insightful and poignant; it was a rollercoaster ride of euphoric highs and deep, shattering lows.
Illustrated with colour and black and white plates. Used second hand paperback book. 338 pages. (Allen & Unwin. Sydney. 2014)
Light creasing to covers. Else in very good condition. Weight 550 grams.
The King's Singers A Self-Portrait -by- Nigel Perrin, Alastair Hume, Bill Ives, Anthony Holt, Simon Carrington
and Brian Kay. ISBN 086051109X. Foreword -by- Steve Race. Traces the rise of this brilliant choral group from their early days
as choral scholars; they discuss their music, technique and the way they work together. (Robson Books. London. 1980) Used second hand
hardcover book in dust jacket. 160 pages. Covered in clear plastic. A few marks on covers. Else in very good condition. Weight 700 grams.
The New Grove Mozart -by- Cliff Eisen & Stanley Sadie. ISBN 0333804082.
Used second hand biography of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, newly written bringing the best of the
book-length pieces in the second edition of 'The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians'; provides
fresh new insights derived from the most recent scholarship. Second hand paperback book. 132 pages.
(Grove Music/Macmillan Publishers, New York, 2002) Light wear to edges of covers. Very light foxing on
endpapers and edges of pages. Else very good condition.
The Songwriters -by- Tony Staveacre. ISBN 0563176385. Music Literature. Songs reflect their times and the lives of
their writers can throw a new light on the times in which they lived. This book originated in a series of eight
television programmes of the same title which were first broadcast on BBC1 in the spring of 1978; the programmes covered the careers of
eight great songwriters or songwriting partnerships which dominated the British popular music scene of their day: Leslie Stuart 'The Lily
of Laguna'; Lionel Monckton 'Arcady is Ever Young'; Noel Coward 'Poor Little Rich Girl'; Ray Noble 'Goodnight Sweetheart'; Ivor Novello
'We'll Gather Lilacs'; Lionel Bart 'Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be'; John Lennon & Paul McCartney 'A Hard Day's Night'; Tim Rice & Andrew
Lloyd Webber 'Heaven on Their Minds'. Illustrated with many black and white photographs and line drawings. Used second hand hardback book in dust
jacket in clear plastic sleeve. 191 pages. (British Broadcasting Corporation. London. 1980) In very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
The Verve Star Sail -by- Sean Egan. ISBN 0711969655. OP48085.
Music Biography. The Verve were special from the start; at their heart, Richard Ashcroft who held the stage
like a man on a mission, while Nick McCabe coaxed ethereal flights of wonder from his guitar; but the road
from Wigan was far from easy: cancelled gigs, physical breakdowns, name changes, splitting up; they reformed
a year later producing 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' and 'The Drugs Don't Work' and one of the biggest-selling albums
of the decade 'Urban Hymns'. Used second hand paperback book. 208 pages. (Omnibus Press, London. 1998) Foxing
on edges of pages. Remains of a label in top corner of title page. Else very good. Weight 400 grams.
The Woman I Was Born To Be: My Story -by- Susan Boyle. ISBN 9780593066959.
Music Autobiography. Susan Boyle tells the story of her life; in April 2009 this modest middle-aged woman
from a village in Scotland was catapulted to global fame when the YouTube video of her audience for TV show
'Britain's Got Talent' touched the hearts of millions all over the world, making her an international
superstar. Used second hand paperback book. 328 pages. (Bantam Press, London. 2010) Foxing on edges of
pages. Else very good. Weight 500 grams.
Tina Arena Now I Can Dance -by- Tina Arena with Jude McGee. ISBN 9780732297565.
Music Biography. Memoir of singer, songwriter
and pop diva, Tina Arena covering four decades; honest and intimate, funny and frank. Illustrated with colour and black and white
plates. Used second hand paperback book. 328 pages. (HarperCollinsPublishers. 2013) Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
Weight 600 grams.
Underneath A Harlem Moon The Harlem To Paris Years Of Adelaide Hall -by-
Iain Cameron Williams. ISBN 0826458939. Harlem Resistance. Biography of American black culture's most important
and influential star; Adelaide starred for 2 years in Lew Leslie's Broadway revue
"Blackbirds of 1928" making her the first international black female superstar.
(Continuum Books, London, 2002) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 428 pages. In fine condition. Weight 900 grams.
You Can't Always Get What You Want: My Life With The
Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead And Other Wonderful Reprobates -by- Sam Cutler. ISBN 9781741666090. SIGNED COPY.
Memoir of Sam Cutler, who was tour manager for the Rolling Stones at some of their major gigs in the late sixties, including the free
California concert at which a man was murdered by a Hells Angel in front of the stage while the Stones played on; Sam
Cutler was left to make peace; Sam puts to bed the myths and legends
surrounding this infamous event. This is also his own account of the high times he had managing the Grateful Dead; along
the way he draws intimate portraits of other stars of the psychedelic circus that was the music industry in the sixties
and seventies, including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Band, Pink Floyd & Eric Clapton. Used second hand paperback book.
296 pages. SIGNED by Sam Cutler on the half title page; also an inscription written in pencil by unknown person on same
page. (William Heinemann/Random House, North Sydney, 2008) Corners of covers bumped and indentations on rear cover. Foxing.
Else very good. Weight 400 grams.
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