Kay's Secondhand Books & Music Australia
Second hand Biographies & Memoirs of Musical People
Australia's Contemporary Composers -by- James Murdoch (1972). 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.
Australian Country Music -by- David Latta -photography by- Peter Brennan (1991). ISBN 0091825814.
A book of short biographies of Australian country music stars illustrated with colour photographs. Used second hand tall
softcover book. 208 pages. (Random House Australia, Milsons Point, 1991) Covers are scuffed and worn on corners, else
very good. Weight 800 grams.
Beds Are Burning Midnight Oil The Journey -by- Mark Dodshon (2004). 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 (2008).
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.
Bill Wyman Stone Alone The Story of a Rock 'n' Roll Band -by- Bill Wyman with Ray Coleman (1990). ISBN 0670828947.
The quiet bass player of The Rolling Stones has kept a meticulous diary and this autobiography of the band is a note-by-note rendition of
the Stones' tumultuous early years. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 594 pages.
(Viking/Penguin, London, 1990) Corners of dust jacket are worn. Marks on edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 1 kg.
Bon Scott The Story of My Life With The AC/DC Frontman and Australian Rock Legend -by- Irene Thornton with Simone Ubaldi
-foreword by- Molly Meldrum (2014). ISBN 9781743517703. Irene gives us the story of Bon Scott's driven but difficult rise to stardom
from local band Fraternity to AC/DC until his early death; illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. Used second hand softcover
book. 294 pages. (Macmillan, Pan Macmillan Australia, Sydney, 2014) In AS NEW condition. Weight 550 grams.
Bono On Bono Conversations With Michka Assayas (2005). ISBN 0340832762.
Not a biography of Bono; rather a collection of illuminating 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 (2015).
ISBN 9780733333668. Autobiography 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. Used second hand softcover booklet containing
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 (1994). ISBN 0091836840. Biography of
Judith Durham, 'that girl in The Seekers' and 'Australia's sweetheart of song', whose extraordinary voice led The Seekers to
world pop chart domination in the 1960s; illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. Used second hand softcover
book. 380 pages. (Random House Australia, Milson's Point NSW, 1994) Corners bumped. Foxing on edges of pages. Else good.
Weight 550 grams.
Conversations With Conductors -edited by- Robert Chesterman (1976). 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
Robbie Williams Feel -by- Chris Heath (2004). 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.
Fortunate Son The Unlikely Rise Of Keith Urban -by- Jeff Apter (2009). 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.
From This Moment On -by- Shania Twain (2011). ISBN 9780732293406.
The story of music legend Shania Twain. Used second hand paperback book. 425 pages. (HarperColinsPublilshers,
Sydney, 2011) Corners are bumped, else very good. Weight 600 grams.
Furtwangler Recalled -edited with an introduction by- Daniel Gillis (1965). 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.
Guy Sebastian Angels Brought Me Here The Official Biography -by- L B Bermingham (2004). ISBN 1741500559.
Biography of the first Australian Idol Guy Sebastian; Guy talks openly about his life before and after Australian Idol
and the crazy times he's had in between. Full colour photographs. Used second hand paperback book. 176 pages. 88674.
(Funtastic Limited, South Oakleigh, Victoria, 2004) Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 560 grams.
Harry The Unauthorized Biography -by- Alice Montgomery (2013). 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.
Heaven And Hell My Life In The Eagles (1974-2001) -by- Don Felder with Wendy Holden (2007). ISBN 9780297844785.
Autobiography of Eagles' band member Don Felder, a poor boy from Florida, who soared into the stratosphere when he joined The Eagles;
yet drugs, greed and endless acrimony threatened to tear the band apart almost daily; Don takes the fans behind the scenes; illustrated
with black & white photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 340 pages. (Hyperion/Weidebfeld & Nicholson, London, 2007) Remains on
label on front cover, lower corner of cover worn, else very good. Weight 600 grams.
Hey True Blue -by- John Williamson (1972). ISBN 9781921901744. Autobiography of John Williamson.
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.
High Voltage The Life Of Angus Young AC/DC's Last Man Standing -by- Jeff Apter (2017). ISBN 9781863959582.
Music Biography. Angus Young rose from the obscurity of working-class Glasgow and Sydney to become hard rock's greatest guitarist;
he was the co-founder and last remaining original member of AC/DC; this biography reveals in stunning detail how his signature
guitar sound, his unique flair for performance and his unstoppable drive to succeed have kept AC/DC on the rails and at the top of
the rock pile; illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 312 pages. (Nero/Schwartz
Publishing Pty Ltd, Carlton Victoria, 2017) Corners of covers bumped, else in very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
How To Make Gravy -by- Paul Kelly (2011). 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.
Into The Black The Inside Story Of Metallica 1991-2014 -by- Paul Brannigan & Ian Winwood (2014). 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.
Jimmy Barnes Too Much Ain't Enough The Authorised Biography -by- Toby Creswell (1993). ISBN 009182818X.
Biography of Jimmy Barnes, a working class kid from Glasgow, Scotland, who became lead singer with the band Cold Chisel and after the
breakup of Cold Chisel became a star in his own right; illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. Used second hand hardcover
book in dust jacket. 292 pages. (Random House Australia, Milsons Point, 1993) Page edges have tanned, else in fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
Joan Sutherland A Tribute -by- Moffatt Oxenbould (1989). 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.
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.
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 (2009). 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.
Mick Jagger -by- Philip Norman (2012). ISBN 9780007329502. Biography of The Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger,
illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 622 pages. (HarperCollinsPublishers, London, 2012)
Remains of label on front cover. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
Monteverdi His Life And Work -by- Henry Prunieres -translated- Marie D Mackie (1972). Dover Publications
ISBN 0486227707. Biography of composer Claudio Monteverdi; an unabridged replication of the original 1926 book. Used second
hand softcover book. 294 pages. (Dover Publications Inc, New York, 1972 Covers are lightly worn. Name whited out on first page.
Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Cliff Richard My Life, My Way (2008). ISBN 9780755318353.
Music autobiography of Cliff Richard, the only singer to have outsold every other artist in the UK including Elvis Presley and
The Beatles; this is his story, told by him. Illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. Used second hand
softcover book. 308 pages. (Headline Review/Headline Publishing Group, London, 2008) Very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
My Own Trumpet -by- Sir Adrian Cedric Boult, C.H. (1973). ISBN 0241024455. Autobiography 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.
No Direction Home The Life and Music of Bob Dylan -by- Robert Shelton (1986). 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.
On The Road With Slim -by- John Elliott (2002). ISBN 0733310508. Used second hand tall softcover book. 178 pages.
The story of Slim Dusty's last ten years told in words and pictures, while he roams from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry to the famous Edna
Everage concert in Carlton Hill to Slim's beloved family farm outside Kempsey, New South Wales; John Elliott's colour photography
captures the essence of the man and his band, onstage and off, radiating energy wherever they go. (ABC Books/Australian Broadcasting Corp,
Sydney, 2002) Fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
Peter Dawson The World's Most Popular Baritone With Complete Song Title Discography -by-
Russell Smith and Peter Burgis (2001). ISBN 0868196037. Biography of Peter Dawson. (Currency Press. Sydney. 2001)
Used second hand softcover book. 334 pages. Light wear to covers. Else very good.
Peter Sculthorpe His Music And Ideas 1929-1979 -by- Michael Hannan (1982). 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.
Peter Sculthorpe Sun Music: Journeys and Reflections from a Composer's Life. Autobiography of
composer Peter Sculthorpe (1999). ISBN 0733307981. In this autobiography, Sculthorpe revisits his sources of inspiration
as different as the gamelan of Indonesia and the court music of Japan; early in his career, Sculthorpe was convinced that
Australian music should draw inspiration from the Asian and Pacific region rather than from purely Western traditions,
coupled with inspiration from the Australian landscape in all its variety from the mountains of Tasmania to the floodplains
of Kakadu. Used second hand softcover book. 334 pages. (ABC Books/Australian Broadcasting Corp, Sydney, 1999) Remains of a
label on half title page, Some lilght marks on edges of pages, else in very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac The Autobiography -by- Mick Fleetwood & Anthony Bozza (2014). ISBN 9781444752281.
Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac tells the full and candid story of his life as one of the greatest drummers and bank leaders; an intimate
portrait lived in music. Illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 344 pages.
(Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2014) In fine condition. Weight 750 grams.
Pleasure And Pain -by- Chrissy Amphlett with Larry Writer (2nd Ed reprint 2013). ISBN 9780733624742.
Biography of Chrissy Amphllett, legend of Australian rock 'n' roll, lead singer of the Divinyls; brutally honest, frank
and brave, and includes her battle with MS. Black & white photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 376 pages.
(Hachette Australia, Sydney, reprint of 2nd Ed, 2013) Covers creased, else very good condition.
Remember Recollections And Photographs Of The Beatles By Michael McCartney (1992). 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.
Rhinestone Cowboy An Autobiography -by- Glen Campbell with Tom Carter (1994). 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.
Riding This Road My Life Making Music And Travelling This Wide Land With Slim Dusty -by- Joy McKean
(2014). ISBN 9780733631542. Australian Country Music Autobiography. Songwriter and musician Joy McKean wrote many
of her husband Slim Dusty's most famous songs and won the first Golden Guitar awarded at the Tamworth Country Music
Festival; now for the first time Joy explores her own life from childhood to the present, and fifty years of marriage
to Slim; illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 346 pages. (Hachette
Australia, Sydney, 2014) Light creasing to covers, else very good. Weight 600 grams.
Rod The Autobiography -by- Rod Stewart (2012). ISBN 9781780890531. Music Autobiography.
Rod Stewart was born the working-class son of a Scottish plumber in North London; he started his music career in the
early 1960s, playing the clubs on London's R&B scene, before his distinctly raspy voice caught the ear of the iconic
front man Long John Baldry, and the rest is history; illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. Used
second hand softcover book. 378 pages. (Century/Random House, London, 2012) In fine condition. Weight 600 grams.
Slim Dusty Another Day, Another Town -by- Slim Dusty & Joy McKean (2003). ISBN 1405035552.
Slim Dusty is Australia's most loved and best-known country music performer and a bush legend. Written by
Slim & his wife well-known singer Joy McKean, this book is a warm & honest view of their amazing life
together. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Used second hand paperback book. 381 pages.
(Pan Macmillan Australia, 2003) In very good condition. Weight 640 grams.
Spirit Of England Edward Elgar In His World -by- Jerrold Northrop Moore (1984). 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.
Steven Tyler Does The Noise In My Head Bother You? A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir -by- Steven Tyler with David Dalton (2011).
ISBN 9780007319190. Autobiography of American singer, songwriter and musician, the lead singer of rock band Aerosmith,
and also known as the 'Demon of Screamin'' due to his high screams and his wide vocal range and his on-stage acrobatics. Colour and black
& white photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 390 pages. (HarperCollinsPublishers, 2011) Covers are creased. Top corner of first
page cut. Remainder mark at bottom of pages. Corners are worn, else pages are very good.
Stevie Nicks Visions, Dreams and Rumours -by- Zoe Howe (2014). ISBN 9781783051502.
Biography of Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, tracing her life from Arizona childhood, through the hedonistic years and the magic moment
when she joined Fleetwood Mac to become the band's 'Queen Bee'. Illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. Used second hand
hardcover book in dust jacket. 404 pages. (Omnibus Press, London, 2014) In fine condition. Weight 900 grams.
Strange Beautiful Music A Musical Memoir -by- Joe Satriani & Jake Brown -foreword by- Brian May (2014). ISBN 9781939529640.
Music Biography of guitar legend Joe Satriani which takes fans on their first authorised tour of the story behind his climb to stardom and the
creative odyssey involved in writing and recording a storied catalogue of classic songs; features previously unpublished photographs and hours
of exclusive, firsthand interviews with Satriani. Illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. Used second hand hardcover book in dust
jacket. 294 pages. (BenBella Books Inc, Dallas TX, 2014) Very good condition. Weight 700 grams.
The John Lennon Family Album -by- Nishi F Saimaru (1990). ISBN 186333016X. Intimate, informal colour and black & white
photographs of John Lennon and his family from the three-year period preceding John's assassination, taken by Nishi Saimaru who was personal
photographer and assistant to the Lennon family during the period John and Yoko referred to as 'Silence of Love'. Used second hand softcover
book. 128 pages. (Crawford House Press, Bathurst, 1990) Light wear along upper edge of covers, corners of covers bumped, else 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 (1980). 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 Lives of John Lennon -by- Albert Goldman (1988). ISBN 0593015479. This definitive biography of John Lennon is
the product of six years' work and 1200 interviews conducted all around the world; Albert Goldman takes us deep inside John Lennon's
carefully guarded world, enabling us to witness intimately every significant episode in a life of labrynthine complexity; illustrated with
black & white photographs. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 720 pages. (Bantam Press/Transworld Publishers Ltd, London, 1988)
Dust jacket worn on corners & edges. Spots of foxing on edges of dust jacket, endpapers and edges of pages. Book in very good condition.
Weight 1.2 kg.
The Real Life Story Behind Backbeat: Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle -by- Alan Clayson & Pauline Sutcliffe
(1994). ISBN 0330335804. Music Biography relating to The Beatles. The spectre of Stuart Sutcliffe will hang over The Beatles
forever even though he resigned as bass guitarist to follow his own dream a year before the Fab Four took off, but his influence is
oceanic: he bequeathed the group its name, its look, and its notion that pop music could be Art. Colour & black & white photographs.
Used second hand small softcover book. 198 pages. (Pan Books, London, 1994) Page edges have tanned, else very good.
The Rolling Stones Fifty Years -by- Christopher Sandford (2012). ISBN 9780857201034.
The definitive biography of the rock 'n' roll band The Rolling Stones who at their genesis appeared to be
like any other aspiring young rock 'n' roll band; so, how did this group of young Englishmen, confidently
expected never to reach 30, find themselves still rolling 50 years later? Christopher Sandford tells the
human drama at the centre of the Rolling Stones story. Used second hand paperback book. 498 pages.
(Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, London, 2012) In fine condition. Weight 600 grams.
The Songwriters -by- Tony Staveacre (1980). 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.
Michael Bolton The Soul Of It All My Music, My Life (2013). ISBN 978751550573. Music Biography of Michael Bolton;
an access-all-areas pass into his journey from humble beginnings to the peaks of stardom, revealing all the loves, losses and lessons
that have shaped him into the person he is today. Illustrated in colour and black & white. Used second hand softcover book. 340 pages.
(Sphere/Little, Brown Book Group, London, 2013) Corners a bit bumped, else very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
The Tommy Tycho Story Music, Maestro Please -by- Tommy Tycho (1995). ISBN 0909608318.
The story of one of Australia's most eminent and respected musical directors. From his birth in Budapest to
playing music for the Shah in Teheran to immigration to Australia playing afternon concerts at the ABC. Used
second hand paperback book. 170 pages. (Brolga Publishing, Melbourne, 1995) Written gift inscription on
reverse of front cover, foxing on edges of pages, else very good.
The Verve Star Sail -by- Sean Egan (1998). 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 (2010). 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 (2013). 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 (2002). 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.
Jimmy Barnes Working Class Boy A Memoir Of Running Away -by- Jimmy Barnes (2017). ISBN 9781460753415.
Autobiography of Jimmy Barnes as a boy; long before Cold Chisel, long before 'Barnesy', there was the true story of James
Dixon Swan. Illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. Used second hand paperback book. 372 pages.
(HarperCollinsPublishers, Sydney, 2017) In fine condition. Weight 600 grams.
Jimmy Barnes Working Class Man A Memoir Of Running Out Of Time -by-
Jimmy Barnes (2017). ISBN 9781460752142. Autobiography of Jimmy Barnes, illustrated with colour and black and white
photographs. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 490 pages. (HarperCollinsPublishers, Sydney, 2017) 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 (2008) SIGNED COPY. ISBN 9781741666090.
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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