The Complete ABBA (40th Anniversary Edition)

Author: Simon Sheridan

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1781164983

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 2277

For four decades ABBA - the combined talents of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - has been a global music phenomenon, clocking up record sales of over 360 million. For the very first time The Complete ABBA compiles all of the Swedish supergroup's singles, albums, TV specials, tours and movies. Beginning with their 1972 debut single People Need Love, the book chronicles the band's incredible story right through to Björn and Benny's triumphant Thank You for the Musictribute concert held in London in 2009, and beyond, to 2012, the band's 40th anniversary. This is all the ABBA you'll ever need!


600 Rare, Classic, and Unseen Photos Telling the Complete Story

Author: Petter Karlsson,Jan Gradvall

Publisher: Max Strom

ISBN: 9789171262820

Category: Photography

Page: 400

View: 4010

This is the first complete and authorized official visual history of ABBA, one of the greatest pop groups of the 20th century. ABBA has sold a stunning 400 million records, and in some markets has even surpassed the Beatles. This first and only official book on ABBA was created with the full cooperation of the band members themselves and containing more than 600 rare and heretofore unseen images from throughout the band’s career. Publishing with the 40th anniversary of ABBA winning the Eurovision Song Contest, which is what put the band on the map, publication is being synchronized worldwide to great media attention. With a foreword and commentary throughout the book by the band’s four members, this is truly the complete story of one of the most popular bands of all time.

The Complete Kylie

Author: Simon Sheridan

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9780857687258

Category: Music

Page: 330

View: 7590

Presents the life of the Australian singer, from her days as a young television actress and movie star to her rise to the top of the pop music charts, in a text that chronicles all of her singles, albums, concerts, and acting roles.

Bright Lights Dark Shadows: The Real Story of Abba

Author: Carl Magnus Palm

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857120573

Category: Music

Page: 600

View: 1469

Revel in the bright lights of ABBA’s show-stopping musical career, and hear the whispers from the shadows that lurked behind. Bright Lights Dark Shadows: The Real Story of Abba is the first true, full-scale biography ever written about the band. With lucid prose and an inquisitive eye, author, Carl Palm, covers all aspects of the band’s lives and careers. The period before the group formed; their global domination throughout the 1970s; their marriages and divorces; their business empire and; their eventual, inevitable split.

Queen: The Complete Works

Author: Georg Purvis

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1781162875

Category: Music

Page: 480

View: 9075

Clashing together outrageous musical influences and extravagantly visual imagery, Queen's place in history as the greatest glam band of them all is rock solid. Their fan base continues to grow, a decade and a half on from the death of Freddie Mercury, Queen's super-charismatic front man. Georg Purvis's meticulous, session-by-session, song-by-song, album-by-album, tour-by-tour record of the band's progress is the complete reference source that Queen fans have been waiting for. If you love the Champions of Rock, it's all here: The Band - detailed insights into Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon The Albums - detailed production history and analysis of every album, including solo releases The Sessions - in depth coverage from the early days via A Night at The Operaall the way to Made in Heaven The Songs - hundreds of individual entries on all the famous recordings, as well as obscure, unreleased rarities The Tours - set-lists and histories of every live show The Videos - a complete guide to Queen's groundbreaking video work The Movies - Flash Gordon, and other projects Plus - the reunion shows with Paul Rodgers, the radio sessions, the costumes, the parties and much, much more...

Fever: Little Willie John's Fast Life, Mysterious Death, and the Birth of Soul

Author: Susan Whitall

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 0857687964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 2916

Little Willie John lived for a fleeting 30 years, but his dynamic and daring sound left an indelible mark on the history of music. His deep blues, rollicking rock ‘n’ roll and swinging ballads inspired a generation of musicians, forming the basis for what we now know as soul music. Born in Arkansas in 1937, William Edward John found his voice in the church halls, rec centers and nightclubs of Detroit, a fertile proving ground that produced the likes of Levi Stubbs and the Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and Hank Ballard and the Midnighters. One voice rose above the rest in those formative years of the 1950s, and Little Willie John went on to have 15 hit singles in the American rhythm & blues chart, with considerable cross-over success in pop. Some of his songs might be best known by their cover versions (“Fever” by Peggy Lee, “Need Your Love So Bad” by Fleetwood Mac and “Leave My Kitten Alone” by The Beatles) but Little Willie John’s original recording of these and other songs are widely considered to be definitive, and it is this sound that is credited with ushering in a new age in American music as the 1950s turned into the 60s and rock ‘n’ roll took its place in popular culture. The soaring heights of Little Willie John’s career are matched only by the tragic events of his death, cutting short a life so full of promise. Charged with a violent crime in the late 1960s, an abbreviated trial saw Willie convicted and incarcerated in Walla Walla Washington, where he died under mysterious circumstances in 1968. In this, the first official biography of one of the most important figures in rhythm & blues history, author Susan Whitall, with the help of Little Willie John’s eldest son Kevin John, has interviewed some of the biggest names in the music industry and delved into the personal archive of the John family to produce an unprecedented account of the man who invented soul music. “Little Willie John is the soul singer’s soul singer.” – Marvin Gaye “My mother told me, if you call yourself 'Little' Stevie Wonder you'd better be as good as Little Willie John." – Stevie Wonder “Willie John was one of the most brilliant singers you would ever want to come across, bar none. There are things that were great, there are things that were good. Willie John was past great.” – Sam Moore “Little Willie John did not know how to sing wrong, know what I mean?”– Dion “Little Willie John was a soul singer before anyone thought to call it that.” –James Brown

The Abba Review Guide

Abba Related Music and Media 1964-2017

Author: J. C. Bernhardt

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781449569105


Page: 390

View: 9869

This book is a fact filled, but light hearted encyclopedic discography/review guide covering the music of ABBA. The book features reviews and details of over a thousand ABBA, ABBA solo and ABBA related recordings, movies, DVDs, books, and theater endeavors, covering the years 1964-2017. This is the most complete discography of ABBA related recordings ever published. Warning: this is a reference book, not a picture book. The book is in black and white and is illustrated with about 100 mostly small B&W photographs. Chapters include: ABBA releases 1972-1983, ABBA releases 1983-2017, ABBA unreleased songs, ABBA Song By Song, ABBA's Non-English recordings, ABBA live recordings & performances, Agnetha solo, Frida solo, Benny Andersson and BAO recordings, Bjorn and Benny duo recordings, Chess, Covers of ABBA songs, Hep Stars, Hootenanny Singers, Kristina, Gemini, Mamma Mia!, ABBA related Books, ABBA related Movies, Tribute albums, Josefin Nilsson, Janne Schaffer, Michael B. Tretow, ABBA Record Sales, Bjorn and Benny-the complete song list, Bjorn and Benny-productions and projects, Stig Anderson's recordings, the ABBA session band, ABBA reunions, and ABBA related artists and more. The front and back cover were revised slightly in October 2017, but the interior content is the same.

Abbamania Australia

Author: Nicholas Faltskog

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781366215116


Page: N.A

View: 3135

ABBAMANAIA AUSTRALIA is a fantastic collectors item full of amazing pictures of Abba In Australia, the full Australian Abba & Solo years discography and a collection of the most amazing Official Abba memorabilia ever made. The book is printed on demand through Blurb, making your copy a one off original. Available in Hard back cover or soft cover. The first edition of the book is the *40th Anniversary Collectors edition.The book follows an Abba fan's story in parallel to the unfolding attack of Abbamanaia on the Australian public. The 'Abba Fever, was worse then the flu' a daily newspaper stated! This "fan book" is 400+ pages in full colour. A must for any Abba fan anywhere in the world.

1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die

A Listener's Life List

Author: Tom Moon

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780761149415

Category: Music

Page: 1007

View: 9518

A guide to music provides recommendations on one thousand recordings that represent the best in such genres as classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, country, folk, musicals, hip-hop, and opera, with listening notes, commentary, and anecdotes about performers

Agnetha Fältskog

The Girl with the Golden Hair

Author: Daniel Ward

Publisher: Fonthill Media


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 8491

Her iconic blonde looks, stunning voice and songs of loneliness and melancholy have endeared her to millions, yet Agnetha Faltskog remains an enigmatic and distant figure. From her success as a teenage singer and songwriter in Sweden in the late 1960 s to her years of global superstardom with pop giants ABBA and beyond, Agnetha has fascinated generations of fans. Her beaming smile graced record sleeves, television screens and magazine covers around the world yet never quite managed to conceal her natural shyness and vulnerability. Agnetha Faltskog The Girl With The Golden Hair is the first full-length biography dedicated to the life and career of the one of the most beloved and successful performers in music history. Charting Agnetha s journey from her early days fronting a local dance band in the small industrial city of Jonkoping, through her decade as one of the most famous and popular singers in the world, and the years of self-imposed exile that followed until her surprising and successful comeback in 2013, Agnetha Faltskog The Girl With The Golden Hair will delight her many legions of fans and any readers with an interest in the history of popular music."


The Book

Author: Jean-Marie Potiez

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd

ISBN: 9781854109286

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

View: 5407

The author chronicles the spectacular career of the number two biggest selling bannd of all time, a foursome of Swedish folk singers who reinvented themselves as pop stars and launched themselves on a rocket-ship ride to glory, fame, and wealth as one of the great international acts of all time. Original.

The Little Black Songbook of Ukulele Songs: The Beatles

Author: Wise Publications

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN: 1783230967

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 2228

The Little Black Book Of Beatles Songs For Ukulele is a collection of the Beatles hits presented in chord songbook format, for Ukulele. Each song comes with chord boxes and full lyrics. This songbook contains sheet music with complete lyrics and chords to 195 songs, including All You Need is Love, Blackbird, Can’t Buy Me Love, A Day in the Life, Eight Days a Week, Eleanor Rigby and more.

Abba's Abba Gold

Author: Elisabeth Vincentelli

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826415466

Category: Social Science

Page: 131

View: 4143


The Abba Guide to Stockholm

Author: Sara Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789189136540

Category: Stockholm (Sweden)

Page: 156

View: 9259

The book ABBA fans all over the world have been waiting for: the first city guide book of its kind, taking readers to a selection of more than 60 important ABBA locations in and around Stockholm. ABBA were proud of their home town and used it regularly as a backdrop for their record covers, music videos and dozens of photo shoots. Includes where Benny and Frida got engaged, where scenes from ABBA: The Movie were filmed or where the famous park bench photo was taken. Richly illustrated, The ABBA Guide to Stockholm also includes a handy map of the city.

Manuscript Makeover

Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440633231

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 1138

Professional editor and author Elizabeth Lyon offers aspiring novelists the guidance and instruction they need to write and edit well-crafted and compelling stories that will stand out from the competition and attract the attention of agents and publishers, including: - Stand-out style techniques, from accessing an authentic voice to applying techniques of "wordsmithing" that transform prose - How to rewrite characterization for dimensionality, a universal need, and theme - Adjustment suggestions to match the prose style and structure of specific genres - Correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style - Strategies to strengthen story beginnings and endings - Methods for increasing plot stakes, creating movement, and adjusting pace for maximum suspense

Love Is the Cure

On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS

Author: Elton John

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316219894

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 9267

A deeply personal account of Elton John's life during the era of AIDS and an inspiring call to action. In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. He befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized because of his HIV infection. Ryan's inspiring life and devastating death led Elton to two realizations: His own life was a mess. And he had to do something to help stop the AIDS crisis. Since then, Elton has dedicated himself to overcoming the plague and the stigma of AIDS. The Elton John AIDS Foundation has raised and donated $275 million to date to fighting the disease worldwide. Love Is the Cure includes stories of Elton's close friendships with Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, and others, and the story of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Sales of Love Is the Cure benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Independence Day: Crucible (The Official Prequel)

Author: Greg Keyes

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1785651358

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8765

Cities were crushed by the falling spacecraft—but one ship didn’t crash. It remained intact, and disgorged hordes of alien soldiers determined to fight to the death. The abandoned vessels also contained a wealth of advanced technology. Led by David Levinson, the greatest minds of our world developed deadly new hybrid weapons. Bases were built on the Moon, Mars, and beyond. A new generation of defenders had to be trained, for the invaders would return. In the headlong rush to prepare, however, not everyone would survive…

In the Pleasure Groove

Love, Death, and Duran Duran

Author: John Taylor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0142196940

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 387

View: 3817

A personal account by the co-founder of Duran Duran traces their meteoric rise in the 1980s while evaluating the impact of fame on the author's life, his struggles with addiction and depression and his subsequent journey toward peace. 75,000 first printing.

All that the Rain Promises and More--

A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms

Author: David Arora

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 9780898153880

Category: Nature

Page: 261

View: 6070

Full-color illustrated guide to identifying 200 Western mushrooms by their key features.