From Oscar Wilde to Ziggy Stardust, from Liberace to Lou Reed and T Rex to Roxy Music, here is the flamboyant decadence, the androgyny, and the sheer unadulterated fun of the early Seventies -- in an incredible rock history that tells it like it was.
Adele's life story revealed; from desertion by her father aged 2 to platinum-selling triumphs and motherhood. Hear the stories behind her best known songs, from close friends, collaborators and the First Lady of Heartbreak Soul herself.
Winner of the prestigious Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, roots-savvy British critic Charles Shaar Murray assesses the lifework of guitarist Jimi Hendrix in the context of black musical tradition, social history, and the upheaval of the 1960s.
The classic account of the LA Canyons scene between 1967 and 1976 featuring Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, The Eagles, James Taylor and Jackson Browne. Ambition, betrayal, drugs and genius all combine with great music making.
The revealing back-story of the album with-no-name that spawned 'When The Levee Breaks', 'Black Dog,' 'Stairway To Heaven' and 'Rock 'n' Roll' Four tracks each side; eight killers, no fillers. This is how they did it.
The legendary tale of industrial strength pranking, drumming, 70’s excess, big laughs, desperation and The Who read with gusto by Karl Howman. Set in London, LA, and on tour with one of the world’s greatest live rock bands, The Who.
Listen to the original source of Stones myths and legends about gangsters, celebrities, drugs, movies, orgies, death, blood-changes and magnificent songs coming to life. A must-have companion to Keith’s excellent audiobook Life.
The immense New Orleans musical force Dr. John recorded on a visit to in London back when... Talking to Peter Curran about Death Row laments, Leadbelly, inter-planetary Voodoo funk philosophy and boogie-woogie...with that amazing voice.
On September 11 1970, just days before the death of one of guitar music’s key figures, rock journalist Keith Altham completed an interview with Jimi Hendrix, capturing on tape the last spoken words of a genuine guitar genius.
Talking Music creates audiobook earworms from the greatest writing on music culture across the last 50 years - from Basie to the Butthole Surfers.
Our audiobooks are chosen by diehard music fans not marketing depts and are read by actors and authors who turn the performance up to 11.
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