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Let Love Rule (Paperback): Lenny Kravitz, David Ritz Let Love Rule (Paperback)
Lenny Kravitz, David Ritz
R355 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R71 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Let Love Rule is a work of deep reflection as Lenny Kravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humour.

'My life is all about opposites,' he writes. 'Black and white. Jewish and Christian. The Jackson 5 and Led Zeppelin. I accepted my Gemini soul. I owned it. I adored it. Yins and yangs mingled in various parts of my heart and mind, giving me balance and fueling my curiosity and comfort.'

Let Love Rule covers a vast canvas stretching from Manhattan's Upper East Side, Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant, Los Angeles's Baldwin Hills, Beverly Hills, and finally to France, England and Germany. It's the story of a wildly creative kid who, despite tough struggles at school and extreme tension at home, finds salvation in music. We see him grow as a musician and ultimately a master songwriter, producer, and performer. We also see Lenny's spiritual growth-and the powerful way in which spirit informs his music. The cast of characters surrounding Lenny is extraordinary: his father, Sy, a high-powered news executive; his mother, Roxie Roker, a television star; and Lisa Bonet, the young actress who becomes his muse.

The central character, of course, is Lenny, who, despite his great aspirational energy, turns down record deal after record deal until he finds his true voice. The creation of that voice, the same voice that is able to declare 'Let Love Rule' to an international audience, is the very heart of this story.

'Whether recording, performing, or writing a book,' says Lenny, 'my art is about listening to the inspiration inside and then sharing it with people. Art must bring the world closer together.'

It's Me, Marah - An Autobiography (Paperback): Marah Louw It's Me, Marah - An Autobiography (Paperback)
Marah Louw; Illustrated by Palesa Motsomi 2
R441 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R26 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With a career spanning over 40 years, Marah Louw is counted among South Africa’s musical and entertainment industry royalty and has a powerful and memorable story to tell. This book is the reader’s front-row ticket to the joys, sadness, triumphs and setbacks that have been part of this legend’s life. Even though she is a celebrity, her story aims to show that stars, no matter how bright, are human too. It also delves into her family secrets and her search for truth.

As one of South Africa’s most iconic entertainers, Marah has had an illustrious career. She performed at the Mandela Concert at London’s Wembley Stadium and she sang at the Newsmaker of the Year Awards, presented to Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk, and in honour of the late Chris Hani. She appeared with Nelson Mandela during his visit to Glasgow in 1993 and sang at George Square and The Royal Concert Hall. In 1994, she sang at the inauguration of President Nelson Mandela and the Freedom Day Celebrations at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

In 2001, Marah produced the successful musical concert Surf, which featured top South African artists including Hugh Masekela. Marah translated the music of The Lion King into Zulu for the Walt Disney Corporation and performed the theme song Circle of Life in Zulu. She was also an Idols judge from 2003 until 2010.

She had a lead role on the SABC2 television soap opera Muvhango and has acted in numerous musicals, stage plays and feature films. She is currently acting in the Mzansi Magic telenovela The Queen.

More Myself - A Journey (Paperback): Alicia Keys More Myself - A Journey (Paperback)
Alicia Keys 1
R260 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R55 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

As one of the most celebrated musicians of our time, Alicia Keys has enraptured the nation with her heartfelt lyrics, extraordinary vocal range, and soul-stirring piano compositions. Yet away from the spotlight, Alicia has grappled with private heartache over the challenging and complex relationship with her father, the people-pleasing nature that characterized her early career, the loss of privacy surrounding her romantic relationships, and the oppressive expectations of female perfection.

Since her rise to fame, Alicia’s public persona has belied a deep personal truth: she has spent years not fully recognizing or honoring her own worth. After withholding parts of herself for so long, she is at last exploring the questions that live at the heart of her story: Who am I, really? And once I discover that truth, how can I become brave enough to embrace it?

More Myself is part autobiography, part narrative documentary. Alicia’s journey is revealed not only through her own candid recounting, but also through vivid recollections from those who have walked alongside her. The result is a 360-degree perspective on Alicia’s path: from her girlhood in Hell’s Kitchen and Harlem, to the process of self-discovery she’s still navigating.

In More Myself, Alicia shares her quest for truth: about herself, her past, and her shift from sacrificing her spirit to celebrating her worth. With the raw honesty that epitomizes Alicia’s artistry, More Myself is at once a riveting account and a clarion call to readers: to define themselves in a world that rarely encourages a true and unique identity.

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink (Paperback): Elvis Costello Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink (Paperback)
Elvis Costello 1
R356 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R56 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink is the long-awaited memoir from Elvis Costello, one of rock and roll's most iconic stars.

Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and had taken the popular music world by storm before he was twenty-four. Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbooks of the day. His performances have taken him from a cardboard guitar in his front room to fronting a rock and roll band on your television screen and performing in the world's greatest concert halls in a wild variety of company.

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink describes how Costello's career has somehow endured for almost four decades through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, even managing the occasional absurd episode of pop stardom. This memoir, written with the same inimitable touch as his lyrics, and including dozens of images from his personal archive, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best known songs and the hits of tomorrow. The book contains many stories and observations about his renowned co-writers and co-conspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations on the less appealing side of infamy.

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink is destined to be a classic, idiosyncratic memoir of a singular man.

Poker Face - The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga (Paperback): Maureen Callahan Poker Face - The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga (Paperback)
Maureen Callahan 1
R380 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R42 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Lady Gaga is a once-in-a-decade artist, and the rare instant celebrity whose appearance can become a cultural event. No other music star of the last decade combines the talents Lady Gaga possesses: she’s a genuine singer, composer, songwriter, designer, and performance artist, who uses technology and social media to shape her art and career. In the space of fifteen months, she has become a demographic-smashing pop icon with global reach and impact.

Not since Madonna’s breakout success in the mid-eighties has the world witnessed the advent of a pop-culture provocateur who mixes high-and-low culture, the avant-garde with the accessible, “downtown” authenticity with the sheen of glamorous artifice. She has quickly formed a symbiotic relationship with her rabid fan base who have taken to dressing as she does, imitating her hair and make-up in tribute. Gaga, too, is a cultural shape-shifter, allowing her fans to project their needs, wants, confusions, and desires onto her.

This is a must-read for Gaga fans, who, devoted as they are, know next to nothing about who she is and how she got that way, as well as for anyone who has heard Lady Gaga on television and the radio and is curious about America’s latest over-the-top cultural success story.

Stormzy: The Ultimate Fan Book (100% Unofficial) (Paperback): Emily Hibbs, Scholastic Stormzy: The Ultimate Fan Book (100% Unofficial) (Paperback)
Emily Hibbs, Scholastic
R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Discover everything you need to know about the UK rapper and multi award-winning icon, Stormzy, in one amazing book! From his viral freestyles that have garnered millions of views to his award-winning albums - including a track that earned him the first UK number #1 song of the decade! - Stormzy continues to take the world by storm and is fast becoming a global sensation. Packed with fantastic facts, full-colour photos, top tips and inside info, this is the perfect book to find out more about the grime sensation.

Harry Styles: The Ultimate Fan Book (100% Unofficial) (Paperback): Scholastic Harry Styles: The Ultimate Fan Book (100% Unofficial) (Paperback)
Scholastic
R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Discover everything you need to know about the pop phenomenon, Harry Styles, in one incredible book! From his discovery on The X Factor to his rise to a global superstar, Harry has continued to conquer the world as a solo artist and actor in 2017's Dunkirk. The heartthrob's unique sound and statement style continues to light up the music scene, following the success of his two incredible solo albums, which both reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Packed with fantastic facts, top tips and inside info, this is the perfect book to find out more about the stylish superstar.

TikTok: 100% Unofficial Your Guide To The Biggest Stars Of TikTok (Paperback): Egmont Publishing UK TikTok: 100% Unofficial Your Guide To The Biggest Stars Of TikTok (Paperback)
Egmont Publishing UK
R205 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R41 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Unofficial Guide to all things Tik Tok!

Discover everything you ever wanted to know about the dance-moving, lip-syncing legends of the Tik Tok world. Featuring bios of your favourite Tik Tok stars, Charli and Dixie D'Amelio, Zach King, Baby Ariel, Amelia Gething and more!

Packed with quizzes, top tens, the very best Tik Tok playlist and dance move tips, this Unofficial Tik Tok book is the ultimate guide to everything in the Tik Tok universe!

Rihanna (Hardcover): Rihanna Rihanna (Hardcover)
Rihanna 1
R3,530 R2,598 Discovery Miles 25 980 Save R932 (26%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Rihanna invites you into her world with this stunning visual autobiography.

From her Barbados childhood to her worldwide tours, from iconic fashion moments to private time with friends and family, the book showcases intimate photographs of her life as an artist, performer, designer, and entrepreneur. Many of these images have never before been published.

This large-format book is 504 pages with 1,050 color images on 3 paper stocks and 7 single- and double-page gatefolds, 9 bound-in booklets, 1 tip-in sheet, and a double-sided, removable poster.

Lizzo - All the Juice on the Entertainer of the Year (Hardcover): Natasha Mulenga Lizzo - All the Juice on the Entertainer of the Year (Hardcover)
Natasha Mulenga
R205 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R41 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Lizzo is the flute-playing, fiercely positive, entertainer of the decade!

She raps, sings, writes her own songs and inspires an entire generation of young women with her confidence, affirmative attitude and uplifting music. With 3 Grammys, multiple TV and film appearances and a whole host of famous fans, Lizzo is the one to watch. Learn all about this sensational songstress in this ultimate, must-have guide!

With fun facts about her music, life, fashion, impact and favourite things, this is a perfect purchase for fans. Plus pictures, stats and all the latest gossip!

Live the Lizzo Way - 100% That Book You Need (Hardcover): Natty Kasambala Live the Lizzo Way - 100% That Book You Need (Hardcover)
Natty Kasambala
R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

**THE PERFECT GIFT FOR LIZZO FANS** Lizzo is a global superstar who has become a beacon of hope for the marginalised as well as the mainstream. Her playfully punchy lyrics and bold anthemic choruses give us the distinct feeling we will be able to conquer the world as soon as we stop singing along. Lizzo is the leader of a joy-filled movement which encourages self-acceptance and self-love, and her strength and positive energy show us how to be inclusive and unapologetic every. single. day. But despite popular belief, Lizzo's success didn't happen overnight. She toured endlessly, hustling and honing her craft to find the dazzling sound we know and love. This book is a celebration of Lizzo - her music, career and wider approach to life. Inspired by Lizzo's words and actions, Live the Lizzo Way will arm readers with the tips and tricks to empower them to be fearless, loving and to feel beautiful inside and out.

Billie Eilish: 100% Unofficial A Must-Have Guide to the Most Talked-About Teen on the Planet (Hardcover): Amy Wills Billie Eilish: 100% Unofficial A Must-Have Guide to the Most Talked-About Teen on the Planet (Hardcover)
Amy Wills
R205 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R41 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Billie Eilish is the most talked-about teen on the planet! With a number one debut album, a sold-out tour and a growing Instagram following, Billie is taking the world by storm. Now learn all about the modern music sensation in this ultimate guide. With fun facts about her music, life, fashion, activism and favourite things, this is a must-have purchase for fans. Plus pictures, stats and all the latest gossip!

The Eighties - Ten Moments of Pop Genius that Defined the Decade (Hardcover): Dylan Jones The Eighties - Ten Moments of Pop Genius that Defined the Decade (Hardcover)
Dylan Jones
R530 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R93 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The Eighties were about big ideas writ large - new money, new style, gender fluidity, gay pride, attritional politics, the 'special relationship', nuclear fear, AIDS, cocaine, ecstasy, tabloid royalty, the rise of urban pop, and ultimately geopolitical chaos. Using a big narrative approach, Dylan Jones' history of the decade in pop frames the decade through some of its most important and popular hits, choosing records which either epitomised their time, or ushered in a new cultural shift. So we move seamlessly from Rapper's Delight and the genre defining moment of hip hop into The Specials' spectral, Ghost Town; from ABC and the apotheosis of New Pop (The Look of Love) to Madonna's breakthrough moment with Like a Virgin, and so on. In the '80s each year brought a new twist as technology shifted and genres snowballed, MTV reigned supreme and the story of pop became globalised. It was a decade of excess in all areas, especially ambition, but it was in the transcendent moments of pop perfection that the '80s found its true art-form. Subjective and idiosyncratic, THE EIGHTIES takes us from downtown New York to post-industrial Manchester, in the first widescreen attempt to weave together the stories, the songs and events that re-shaped music and society.

Prince and the Parade and Sign "O" the Times Era Studio Session - 1985 and 1986 (Hardcover): Duane Tudahl Prince and the Parade and Sign "O" the Times Era Studio Session - 1985 and 1986 (Hardcover)
Duane Tudahl
R737 Discovery Miles 7 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From Prince's superstardom to studio seclusion, this second book in the Prince Studio Sessions series chronicles the tumultuous years immediately following the Purple Rain era. Duane Tudahl takes us back into the world of Prince's musical masterpieces and personal battles, weaving together the voices of those who knew Prince best during this period. As Prince's relationship with his band, the Revolution, and his fiancee, Susan Melvoin, crumbled, he threw himself into creative catharsis, recording and releasing multiples studio albums and side projects. Prince and the Parade and Sign "O" the Times Era Studio Sessions provides a definitive chronicle of more than 260 recording sessions and two tours during 1985 and 1986. These years were full of struggle, but as millions of fans know, Prince would emerge from this darkness to show that the fire of true genius cannot be extinguished.

Bob Dylan: The Stories Behind the Songs, 1962-69 (Hardcover): Andy Gill Bob Dylan: The Stories Behind the Songs, 1962-69 (Hardcover)
Andy Gill
R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this book, Andy Gill assesses the circumstances behind Dylan's most famous songs, tracing the artist's progress from young tyro folkie to acclaimed protest singer, and through the subsequent changes which saw him invent folk-rock and transform rock 'n' roll with symbolist poetry, before retreating into country-tinged conservatism just as his followers were engaged in the great psychedelic freak-show of the late 1960s. Even then, he couldn't help but innovate, introducing the world to another strain of popular music-country-rock-which would come to dominate the American charts through the next decade. Always one step ahead of the crowd, always pushing himself to extend the boundaries of his art, the Dylan of the 1960s remains a beacon of integrity to which fans and fellow musicians keep returning.

The Beatles: The Illustrated Lyrics (Hardcover): Welbeck The Beatles: The Illustrated Lyrics (Hardcover)
Welbeck
R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The lyrics to the songs of the Beatles read like poetry. This book treats them as such, and illustrates each track artistically, paying careful attention to detail and high design standards. The stories, themes and ideas behind nearly 200 songs are explored in this beautiful book that includes photographs, artwork and illustration to bring the Fab Four's lyrics to life as never before.

Rememberings (Hardcover): Sinead O' Connor Rememberings (Hardcover)
Sinead O' Connor
R475 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R96 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

THE LANDMARK MEMOIR OF A GLOBAL MUSIC ICON Sinead O'Connor's voice and trademark shaved head made her famous by the age of twenty-one. Her recording of Prince's 'Nothing Compares 2 U' made her a global icon. She outraged millions when she tore up a photograph of Pope John Paul II on American television. O'Connor was unapologetic and impossible to ignore, calling out hypocrisy wherever she saw it. She has remained that way for three decades. Now, in Rememberings, O'Connor tells her story - the heartache of growing up in a family falling apart; her early forays into the Dublin music scene; her adventures and misadventures in the world of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll; the fulfilment of being a mother; her ongoing spiritual quest - and through it all, her abiding passion for music. Rememberings is intimate, replete with candid anecdotes and full of hard-won insights. It is a unique and remarkable chronicle by a unique and remarkable artist.

Brutally Honest (Paperback, Exclusive Export/Airport Edition): Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon Brutally Honest (Paperback, Exclusive Export/Airport Edition)
Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
R290 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R58 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The tell-all memoir from the loudest, proudest Spice Girl and the truth behind the headlines

As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America's Got Talent, Melanie Brown, a.k.a Scary Spice, has been an international star since her twenties. Brutally Honest is an exposé of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success.

With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and trademark Yorkshire humour, the book removes the mask of fame and reveals the true story behind the Spice Girls, as well as the horror of her most recent marriage and her 10 year struggle to be free.

Festivals - A Music Lover's Guide to the Festivals You Need To Know (Paperback): Oliver Keens Festivals - A Music Lover's Guide to the Festivals You Need To Know (Paperback)
Oliver Keens
R515 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R135 (26%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Festivals is a must-have guide to the world's best and most memorable music festivals - a list of all those you need to know and those you should experience. Discover the compelling stories behind the most significant and exciting events around the world which shape music and festival culture. This inspirational global guide showcases 50 bucket list festivals with photographs, posters, facts and figures, and draws attention to hundreds more to explore. Highlighting festival giants and jazz classics, pop powerhouses and indie favourites to dance scene darlings and punk rock adventures, we travel from Woodstock, Glastonbury, Coachella and Roskilde to Fuji Rock, Tomorrowland, Burning Man and Afro Punk. Here, the unique experience of a music festival is evocatively captured and an overview of the rise of the wonderful world of festival culture as we know it today revealed.

My Rock 'n' Roll Friend (Hardcover, Main): Tracey Thorn My Rock 'n' Roll Friend (Hardcover, Main)
Tracey Thorn
R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In 1983, backstage at the Lyceum in London, Tracey Thorn and Lindy Morrison first met. Tracey's music career was just beginning, while Lindy, drummer for The Go-Betweens, was ten years her senior. They became confidantes, comrades and best friends, a relationship cemented by gossip and feminism, books and gigs and rock 'n' roll love affairs. Morrison - a headstrong heroine blazing her way through a male-dominated industry - came to be a kind of mentor to Thorn. They shared the joy and the struggle of being women in a band, trying to outwit and face down a chauvinist music media. In My Rock 'n' Roll Friend Thorn takes stock of thirty-seven years of friendship, teasing out the details of connection and affection between two women who seem to be either complete opposites or mirror images of each other. This important book asks what people see, who does the looking, and ultimately who writes women out of - and back into - history.

Essentially Charli: the Charli D'Amelio Journal (Hardcover): Egmont Publishing UK Essentially Charli: the Charli D'Amelio Journal (Hardcover)
Egmont Publishing UK
R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Charli D'Amelio is the only TikTok personality to haveat age 15surpassed 50 million followers. But who's the girl behind the posts? For the first time ever, Charli is ready to share the intimate details of her life: how she navigated challenges and stayed positive in the face of cyberbullying, who she was as a little girl, what family means to her, and how you too can navigate your social media presence and IRL friendships in order to develop a strong and confident identity. Packed with Charli trivia, exclusive photos, real talk from Charli, and writing prompts, this book is your new go-to resource and is the only official book by your favourite teen role model and icon: Charli D'Amelio. Charli D'Amelio has 92m followers and 7 billion likes on TikTok. She is #1 for followers and likes globally, gaining 6 million new followers a month.

Anton Goosen - Liedjieboer (Paperback): Hanlie Retief Anton Goosen - Liedjieboer (Paperback)
Hanlie Retief 1
R300 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R42 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Dié boek is rock ’n roll in die binnewêreld van die legendariese liedjieboer, Anton Goosen. Hanlie Retief vertel Goosen se buitengewone lewensverhaal – van sy grootwordjare in die Vrystaat, die Musiek-en-Liriek-era, sensuur, hoogtepunte en teleurstellings . . . tot waar die vader van Afrikaanse Rock 'n terugblik gee op sy merkwaardige lewe.

One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time (Paperback): Craig Brown One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time (Paperback)
Craig Brown
R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2020 A Spectator Book of the Year From the award-winning author of Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret comes a fascinating, hilarious, kaleidoscopic biography of the Fab Four. John Updike compared them to 'the sun coming out on an Easter morning'. Bob Dylan introduced them to drugs. The Duchess of Windsor adored them. Noel Coward despised them. JRR Tolkien snubbed them. The Rolling Stones copied them. Loenard Bernstein admired them. Muhammad Ali called them 'little sissies'. Successive Prime Ministers sucked up to them. No one has remained unaffected by the music of The Beatles. As Queen Elizabeth II observed on her golden wedding anniversary, 'Think what we would have missed if we had never heard The Beatles.' One Two Three Four traces the chance fusion of the four key elements that made up The Beatles: fire (John), water (Paul), air (George) and earth (Ringo). It also tells the bizarre and often unfortunate tales of the disparate and colourful people within their orbit, among them Fred Lennon, Yoko Ono, the Maharishi, Aunt Mimi, Helen Shapiro, the con artist Magic Alex, Phil Spector, their psychedelic dentist John Riley and their failed nemesis, Det Sgt Norman Pilcher. From the bestselling author of Ma'am Darling comes a kaleidoscopic mixture of history, etymology, diaries, autobiography, fan letters, essays, parallel lives, party lists, charts, interviews, announcements and stories. One Two Three Four joyfully echoes the frenetic hurly-burly of an era.

Why Marianne Faithfull Matters (Paperback): Tanya Pearson Why Marianne Faithfull Matters (Paperback)
Tanya Pearson
R382 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R69 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

First as a doe-eyed ingenue with "As Tears Go By," then as a gravel-voiced phoenix rising from the ashes of the 1960s with a landmark punk album, Broken English, and finally as a genre-less icon, Marianne Faithfull carved her name into the history of rock 'n' roll to chart a career spanning five decades and multiple detours. In Why Marianne Faithfull Matters, Tanya Pearson crafts a feminist account that explains the musician's absence from the male-dominated history of the British Invasion and champions the eclectic late career that confirmed her redemption. Putting memoir on equal footing with biographical history, Pearson writes about Faithfull as an avid fan, recovered addict, and queer musician at a crossroads. She's also a professional historian unafraid to break from the expectations of the discipline if a "titty-centered analysis" or astrology can illuminate the work of her subject. Whether exploring Faithfull's rise to celebrity, her drug addiction and fall from grace as spurned "muse," or her reinvention as a sober, soulful chanteuse subverting all expectations for an aging woman in music, Pearson affirms the deep connections between listeners and creators and reveals, in her own particular way, why Marianne Faithfull matters.

Unknown Pleasures - Cultural Biography of "Roxy Music" (Paperback): Paul Stump Unknown Pleasures - Cultural Biography of "Roxy Music" (Paperback)
Paul Stump
R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Roxy Music's mix of Bryan Ferry's sexual posturing and Brian Eno's synthesizer experimentation, along with Stockhausen and Stax, exploded with an energy unlike that of any other pop band -- ensuring an unbroken string of Top 10 albums. As Roxy Music evolved, their dazzling mix of space suits and 1950s haircuts gave way to lounge-lizard chic, and the band managed to become both a pop icon and a respected musical entity.

Eclectic and effervescent, Unknown Pleasures is a celebration of Roxy Music and popular culture in the 1970s.

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