Of all the bands that labored (or rejoiced… the choice is your) beneath the epithet “Heavy Metal,” UFO always felt like one of the most awkward fits. Not later on, of course – after a while, they tired with swimming …
Here are the best music-related books of 2013 — in alphabetical order, of course — that we saved a place for on the Spin Cycle bookshelf this past year.
“Nilsson: The Life Of A Singer-Songwriter,” “Who Is Harry Nilsson and Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him” and “The RCA Albums Collection” revisit his legacy.
Fairport by Fairport by Nigel Schofield (published by Rocket 88, an imprint of Essential Works Limited) Of all the tasks that can be considered thankless, writing an authorized biography of a band that has been around for almost fifty years, …
This volume includes folks who weren’t rockers, but were blues, reggae and jazz artists, as well as nonperformers and those who never got close to stardom.
Having previously done a biography of his favorite Beatle, John Lennon, Philip Norman now turns his biographical eye to the head Rolling Stone, Mick Jagger.
Journey’s colorful history provides strong material as author Neil Daniels recounts the good, the bad and the ugly.
This book is similar in style and design to Leigh’s “The Beatles In Hamburg,” like a scrapbook filled with anecdotes and photos about The Beatles’ early years.
At first glance, there wouldn’t seem to be a lot of connections between The Beatles and the seaside town of Bournemouth. But Nick Churchill has unearthed some.
I must confess that I’m rarely drawn to works of fiction. I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I opened this tome, set squarely in the ’50s and ’60s.