1001 Songs: You Must Hear Before You Die - 1001 (Paperback)
  • 1001 Songs: You Must Hear Before You Die - 1001 (Paperback)

1001 Songs: You Must Hear Before You Die - 1001 (Paperback)

Paperback 960 Pages / Published: 07/10/2013
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Check availability At your local shop
What links Lead Belly, Lonnie Donegan and Black Betty? Whose gravestone inspired Phil Spector's first hit? And for which song did Johnny Rotten replace the singer from Def Leppard? The rich history of popular music is built on a foundation of classic songs. From Tin Pan Alley to the Brill Building, Bob Dylan to Kurt Cobain, and Joni Mitchell to Amy Winehouse, gifted songwriters have crafted a cherished body of music that has become part of our lives. Imagine the Fifties without the magical clamor of "Tutti Frutti" and "Hound Dog" the Seventies without the anthemic "Le Freak" and "Anarchy in the UK" or the Noughties without the Leftfield pop of "Toxic" or "Crazy". This music mirrors the times, both reflecting society at large ("A Change is Gonna Come", "The Message") and mapping our own personal highs ("God Only Knows") or lows ("Hurt"). And from 'Saturday Night Fish Fry' to Saturday Night Fever, it has helped us simply forget our problems. 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Diepicks through nearly a century of music to bring you an inspiring selection of some of the greatest recordings ever made. Each entry in this wonderfully browsable book tells the story of a great song. Find out what inspired the songwriter, what makes the track so enduring, which songs it influenced in turn and which cover version to listen out for. You'll also pick up a wealth of fascinating trivia along the way.

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781844037360
Number of pages: 960
Weight: 1944 g
Dimensions: 210 x 163 x 54 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Penguin Jazz Guide
Added to basket
DJ Pascoe's Top 10 Tunes
Added to basket
The 100 Greatest Cover Versions
Added to basket
The Million Sellers
Added to basket
Dark Side of the Moon Revealed
Added to basket
The Virgin Book of British Hit Albums
Added to basket
All The Songs
Added to basket
Rock Atlas
Added to basket
Do Not Sell At Any Price
Added to basket


Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.