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TOGETHER ALONE : The Story of the Finn Brothers

By: Apter, Jeff

Price: $18.80

Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, William Heinemann/Random House: 2010

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 009702


340pp., plus 16 page, colour and b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, one page softly corner creased. Illustrated card wrapper near 'as new'. "Based on interviews, critical analysis, extensive research and the author's 30-plus years of following the Finns, 'Together Alone' is the first biography written about the Finn brothers. This is the story of breakthroughs, breakdowns, sibling rivalry and respect - and some of the... View more info

PAUL McCARTNEY: Behind the Myth

By: Benson, Ross

Price: $14.05

Publisher: London, Gollancz: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004635


289pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout [mostly happy-snaps]. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. Written to mark his fiftieth birthday, 'Paul McCartney: Behind The Myth' is a detailed and authoritative biography of one of the most talented and best-loved figures in popular culture...Contents include: Prologue, Biblio.,... View more info

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JUSSI

By: Bjorling, Anna-Lisa, and Farkas, Andrew

Price: $28.20

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., Amadeus Press: 2000

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 012857


456pp., b/white, subject portrait frontispiece, plus unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over lightly bumped spine. A faux subject signature in like silver on front board, else unmarked. Textblock pristine. B/white portrait illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, and has a minor, non-intrusive dampstain on verso (inner) surface. Such was the acclaim of Swedish tenor Jussi Bjorling (1911-1960) ... View more info

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FINDING MY VOICE : The Peter Brocklehurst Story

By: Brocklehurst, Peter with Bennett, Debbie

Price: $10.93

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011149


231pp., plus 1 x 8 page, b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a short, soft crease to front panel. From the back panel: "Peter Brocklehurst is a star. This is his story . . . A stranger walked into the store, heard him singing, asked to hear his story, and there and then resolved to help Peter achieve the dream he'd all but given up on. Today, the cobbler has shut up shop. Instead of ... View more info

THE MERRY BRONHILL. (Signed Copy)

By: Bronhill, June

Price: $33.70

Publisher: North Ryde, N.S.W., Methuen Haynes: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004597


[vii] + 216pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections throughout [mostly happy snaps, others stage stills]. Book clean. Spine slightly askew. Small splash-stain on foot of front board. Concise inscription, signed by June Bronhill on title-page, an erratum strip on the contents page, otherwise leaves clean. Portrait-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. In her own words ['I said no to having a ghost writer'], devoid of chronology ['... View more info

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DREAM BROTHER : The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley

By: Browne, David

Price: $9.11

Publisher: London, Fourth Estate: 2001

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 011885


361pp., plus 1 x 8 page, b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, fine reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased. From the rear cover; "Father and son Tim and Jeff Buckley were both brilliant musicians with exquisite voices. Both died young as a result of reckless accidents . . . " Book weight approx. 285g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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COMPOSED : A Memoir

By: Cash, Rosanne

Price: $16.92

Publisher: New York, Viking/Penguin: 2010

Edition: First Edition, Second Impression

Seller ID: 010161


245pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Silver initials 'RC' to front panel of blue boards, which have a very small area of discolouration. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head of spine, tiny pale blue spot to reverse. " . . . the story of an artist finding her voice - both figuratively and literally - in the context of her family legacy, of the commercial imperatives of the music business... View more info

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INSIDE THE ZOO WITH U2 : My Life with the Biggest Rock Band

By: Cashman, Lola

Price: $24.82

Publisher: London, John Blake Publishing: 2003

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 007709


(xi) + 260pp., unpaginated, b/white, candidly-illustrated halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over firm spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Tale-telling from U2 insider, stylist Lola Cashman, hired by Bono to completely overhaul the band's image. This book reveals her musings on the inner sanctum of the U2 entourage . . . Contents include: Pre... View more info

ELTON JOHN

By: Charlesworth, Chris

Price: $27.32

Publisher: London, Bobcat Books: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003180


48pp., candidly illustrated throughout: intext colour plates and b/w halftones throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss card wrapper nominally edgeworn and bumped on upper foredge corner. A critical biography tracing Elton John's career from his days a a pub pianist in North London to his eventual emergence as one of the world's best loved rock superstars . . . Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, at Pinner in ... View more info

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A KIND OF MAGIC : A Tribute to Freddie Mercury

By: Clarke, Ross

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Oxted, Surrey, England, Kingsfleet Publications: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006875


110pp., illustrated throughout in colour and b/white (mostly of the subject on stage). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. A tribute biography to 'Queen' frontman Freddie Mercury (born Frederick Bulsara, on September 5th, 1946, in Zanzibar). Flamboyant outrageous, hedonistic, innovative, lavishly generous; all and more of these adjectives describe the uniquely talented performer who, after much press speculat... View more info

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ELVIS PRESLEY : Unseen Archives

By: Clayton, Marie

Price: $26.32

Publisher: Bath, England, Parragon: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010028


383pp., b/white and colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss boards undamaged. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially creased at head, surface scratches to gilt title, tanned strip to flap folds. " . . . charts the life and achievements of the boy from Tupelo, Mississippi, from his first taste of fame in the early 1950s to his untimely death in 1977. Over 400 fabulous photogr... View more info

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TOO MUCH AIN'T ENOUGH

By: Creswell, Toby

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Milsons Point, N.S.W., Australia, Random House: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011362


x, + 291pp., plus 2 x 8 page b/white, and 2 x 8 page colour, photographically-illustrated illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain black boards lightly bumped on one upper foredge corner. Very small black pen spot to lower textblock edge, else leaves clean, albeit mildly edge-tanned. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very good. From the jacket flap: "A working class kid from Glasgow, Scotland, he became lead sing... View more info

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THE WORLD OF EARL HINES

By: Dance, Stanley

Price: $15.04

Publisher: U.S.A., Scribner: 1977

Seller ID: 009662


ix, + 324pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, Spine firm. Leaves clean, small, soft corner crease to small section at rear of book. Illustrated card wrapper has corresponding soft corner crease to rear, and front panel, minor edgewear and surface scuffs. " . . . Stanley Dance had compiled a portrait of the famous pianist - the players around him, the South Side Chicago scene, the rise of the big bands and their collapse - in the compelling and frank for... View more info

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UP THERE MIKE BRADY!

By: Delbridge, Noel

Price: $17.58

Publisher: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Coulomb: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Subject

Seller ID: 005976


xi, + 305pp., b/white archival illustrations, plus 24 page, b/white halftone and colour, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short named inscription and signature by Mike Brady on half-title page, small area of surface abrasion to same, else leaves clean. Subject-illustrated card wrapper has minimal edgewear, soft corner crease to front panel. Published in the 25th anniversary year of Australian football's favourite anthem 'Up There Caza... View more info

THE LAST FRIVOLOUS BOOK. (Signed Copy)

By: Dreyfus, George

Price: $15.48

Publisher: Sydney, Hale and Ironmonger: 1984

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004403


160pp., portrait frontispiece, plus intext archival and contemporary b/white halftone plates, musical scores and sketch illustrations, throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Concise inscription, signed by author on half-title page, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated [Rennie Ellis] card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. A frank and revealing autobiography by the composer of the 'Theme From Rush', and numerous other film and documentary scores. Dreyfus,... View more info

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DOWN THUNDER ROAD: The Making of Bruce Springsteen

By: Eliot, Marc with Appel, Mike

Price: $12.75

Publisher: London, Plexus Publishing: 1992

Edition: 1st U.K.

Seller ID: 003642


382pp., unpaginated [16 page], [mostly] candidly-illustrated b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn and bumped on foredge corners. An unauthorised biography of Bruce Springsteen, written with the co-operation of his former producer/manager. We learn of his troubled childhood, his treatment of the roadies, band members, girlfriends and tangled business affairs. We also learn of ... View more info

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RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

By: Foss, Hubert

Price: $23.50

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011832


219pp., b/white, subject-portrait frontispiece. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over minimally bumped spine. Blue cloth boards lightly bumped. Textblock top edge tinted, a small, original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, endpapers, foredge and foot of textblock flecked, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, tissue repaired tears, edgeworn . . . The biography of iconic British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams... View more info

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ELVIS IN PRIVATE

By: Haining, Peter

Price: $17.58

Publisher: London, Guild Publishing (BCA): 1987

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 006240


256pp., two unpaginated colour plate sections. B/white, subject portrait frontispiece, and numerous intext candid illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped only. Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of Elvis' death, this pictorial, using a copious number of photographs (some previously unpublished) gives the reader a unique glimpse of... View more info

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THE MAKING OF A QUAGMIRE

By: Halberstam, David

Price: $51.70

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1965

Edition: First U.K.

Seller ID: 007498


323pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards nominally bumped only. Flecked text-block edges, and a former owner's name on ffep., else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. A comprehensive and extraordinary personal account of his fifteen months in South Vietnam, by New York Times foreign correspondent David Halberstam (1934-2007). An amazingly frank account of the many facets... View more info

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THE BOOK OF LENNON

By: Harry, Bill

Price: $22.56

Publisher: London, Aurum Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008287


223pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and crisp. Montage-illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. Back Cover: "The complete John Lennon sourcebook: Records, Films, Publications, Performances, People, Places, Personal facts . . . " Book weight approx. 400g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info