Forthcoming

Music is Love – Crosby, Stills & Nash

Published Nov 2022

With a foreword by Graham Nash

CSN formed in 1968 shortly after Crosby, Stills and Nash performed together informally in July of that year, discovering they harmonized well.

The collective abilities allowed CSNY to straddle all the genres of popular music eminent at the time, from country rock to confessional ballads, from acoustic guitars and voice to electric guitar, and three-part harmony. With The Beatles’ break-up made public by April 1970, and with Bob Dylan in reclusive low-key activity since mid-1966, CSNY found itself as the adopted standard bearers for the Woodstock Nation, serving an importance in society as counterculture figureheads equalled at the time in rock and roll only by The Rolling Stones or The Who. Such was their standing in 1970 that Bill Graham referred to them as “The American Beatles”.

As a Crosby, Stills & Nash historian, during the past 5 years, author Francesco Lucarelli has compiled this new book telling their story through never-heard-before memories by many different people: CSN band-members, photographers, luthiers, promoters, DJ’s, painters, common fans, etc. It is a journey covering almost 6 decades of music with contributions coming from all 5 continents.

Peter Green - Founder of Fleetwood Mac

Peter Green – Founder of Fleetwood Mac

One of England’s greatest blues guitarists, Peter Green was the founder of Fleetwood Mac. Considered an enigma as well as a brilliant musician. Green quit the band in 1970.

After a stint in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers Green quickly established his new band as a popular live act in addition to a successful recording act, before departing in 1970. Green’s songs, such as “Albatross”, “Black Magic Woman”, “Oh Well”, “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)” and “Man of the World”, all appeared on the UK singles charts.

Written by Green’s close associate, this fourth edition of the biography first published in 1995 challenges the accepted narrative about why he left Fleetwood Mac and what happened next.

Revised and updated, the book also includes unseen photographs.

Bowie Odyssey 72

Bowie Odyssey 72 – Limited Edition

Collector’s Hardback – Published on 16th June 2022

LIMITED TO JUST 500 COPIES
THIRD IN A SERIES OF COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS
SPECIAL EDITION ALTERNATE COVER

Changes, 1972. Rock is now glam, kids are now droogs and David Bowie is now Ziggy Stardust – the first openly bisexual rock’n’roll idol crashlanding into the gloomy blacked-out Britain of the three-day week. Perfect conditions to finally realise his dream of becoming the ultimate singing star, blowing minds, stages and TV screens as he liberates a generation with tight satin, lip gloss and the irresistible wham-bam of his Spiders From Mars. Music, fashion and the old codes of gender will never be the same again. But as his runaway fame quickly blurs all lines between fantasy and reality, neither will David.

The third volume in the Bowie Odyssey series places the reader in the screaming front rows of Ziggymania as Simon Goddard continues his entrancing journey through the decade Bowie changed pop forever.

White Knuckles: The Life of Gary Moore

White Knuckles: The Life of Gary Moore

Irish guitarist and singer-songwriter Gary Moore, perhaps best known for his involvement in Thin Lizzy, also enjoyed a successful solo career before his untimely passing in 2011. Based on interviews with those who knew him and worked with him, White Knuckles: The Life of Gary Moore comprehensively explores his colourful story, for the very first time.

Influenced by Peter Green and Eric Clapton, Moore began his career in the late 1960s when he joined Skid Row, with whom he released two albums. After Moore left the group he joined Thin Lizzy, featuring his former Skid Row bandmate and frequent collaborator Phil Lynott. Moore began his solo career in the 1970s and achieved major success with 1978’s “Parisienne Walkways”, which is considered his signature song. During the 1980s, Moore transitioned into playing hard rock and heavy metal with varying degrees of international success.

In 1990, he returned to his roots with Still Got the Blues, which became the most successful album of his career. Moore continued to release new music throughout his later career, collaborating with other artists from time to time. Moore died on 6 February 2011 from a heart attack while on holiday in Spain.

Thin Lizzy - A People's History

Thin Lizzy – A People’s History

The Thin Lizzy story is a tale of romance, rock riffs and some of the greatest music to blast over the airwaves from the band famed for hits ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ and ‘The Boys are Back in Town’.

It’s the Lizzy story in the words of over 400 fans as they remember Phil Lynott, Brian Downey and Scott Gorham on the road and in concert with a succession of legendary guitarists, including Eric Bell, Brian Robertson, Gary Moore, Snowy White and John Sykes.

It’s been 35 sad years since Lizzy’s much-mourned frontman Phil Lynott passed away. This book is an affectionate oral history that remembers his Dublin childhood.

Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull – Lend Me Your Ears

2022 sees the publication of a brand new book about Jethro Tull, telling the band’s story in a way it’s never been told before – by you. We’re looking for your help in compiling a ‘people’s history’ of Tull, and so we’d love to hear your stories about discovering the band’s music, where and when you first saw them in concert and what you remember of the show or shows you saw. We’re also interested in seeing your photos, ticket stubs, set lists and any other memorabilia you may have acquired. So whether you’ve seen Tull once or a hundred times, please send your memories to [email protected]

Brix Smith
The Fall / Brix Smith

Three years after losing the genius that was Mark E. Smith, and following a wretched year where we’ve all missed live music, a new book project is underway celebrating The Fall, charting the band’s amazing four-decade journey from late ‘70s Prestwich punk roots through recollections from fans, ex-members and others who played a part in their incredible story. But we need your help.

Do you have a tale to tell or memory to impart related to the band’s amazing sonic journey that you’d like to share? The new publication will concentrate on – but not be exclusive to – the period from 1981’s Slates to 1996’s The Light User Syndrome, with Brix Smith curating the project, adding insight into her time with the band and related offshoot outfits.

‘Remember …’ the first time you heard John Peel play ‘Rowche Rumble’ or ‘Totally Wired’? Or maybe ‘Kicker Conspiracy’, ‘Cruiser’s Creek’, or ‘Telephone Thing’ turned your head to The Fall. ‘Remember …’ how you sat transfixed watching that spell-binding national TV debut on The Tube in late ’83, witnessed June ‘85’s Clitheroe Castle headliner, or Manchester’s Cities in the Park in August ’91?

Perhaps you go further back, the touch-paper lit in June ‘77 when The Fall supported Joy Division prototype Warsaw at The Squat, Manchester, or Buzzcocks and Purple Hearts at North East London Poly. Alternatively, it could have been one of several side-projects, an Adult Net, Blue Orchids, Creepers, Extricated or Imperial Wax show inspiring you to head back through the catalogue.

We look forward to hearing from you, via [email protected]

Badly Drawn Boy
Badly Drawn Boy

We are making a book about Badly Drawn Boy and want your stories! This book will tell the Badly Drawn Boy story in the words of fans. We want to hear from anyone who has a story to tell.

What made you a fan? Where did you first discover his songs, was it on the radio or a TV performance? Did you walk down the aisle to The Shining? Where have you seen him live? Who did you go with? Do you have tickets, lanyards, photos you could share? Every memory, however slight, will help to paint a picture for this new book which will be published later this year.

If you would like to be a part of this please send your story to: [email protected]

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