Music Books Despacito

Published on March 2nd, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (March 2 and Beyond)

Here’s our weekly rundown of upcoming new music book releases …

Read on.

MARCH 2, 2021 RELEASES

LEILA COBO (Billboard VP and Latin music expert)
“Decoding “Despacito”: An Oral History of Latin Music” (Paperback; Digital Book; Vintage / Penguin Random House) » BUY NOW

ROBIN TURNER
“Believe in Magic: Heavenly Recordings – The First 30 Years” (Hardcover; Digital Book; White Rabbit) » BUY NOW

MARCH 11, 2021 RELEASES

CAROLE KING
“Carole King’s Tapestry (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Loren Glass; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

PEARL JAM
“Pearl Jam’s Vs. (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Clint Brownlee; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

MARCH 12, 2021 RELEASES

THE BEATLES
“Fandom and the Beatles: The Act You’ve Known for All These Years” (Paperback; authors: Kenneth Womack, Kit O’Toole ; Merch; Oxford University Press) » BUY NOW

MARCH 16, 2021 RELEASES

NICK CAVE
“Stranger Than Kindness” (Hardcover; Digital Book; HarperOne) » BUY NOW

MARCH 18, 2021 RELEASES

STEVE MARRIOTT
“All or Nothing: The Authorised Story of Steve Marriott” (Hardcover; Simon Spence; Digital Book; Omnibus Press) » BUY NOW

MARCH 23, 2021 RELEASES

ROB BOWMAN
“The Last Soul Company: The Malaco Records Story” (Hardcover; Malaco Records) » BUY NOW

APRIL 6, 2021 RELEASES

BRANDI CARLILE
“Broken Horses: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Crown) » BUY NOW

RICHARD THOMPSON
“Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Algonquin Books) » BUY NOW

APRIL 15, 2021 RELEASES

JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO
“Hold On World: The Lasting Impact of John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band – 50 Years On” (Paperback; author: John Kruth; Backbeat Books) » BUY NOW

MAY 4, 2021 RELEASES

KRISTIN HERSH
“Seeing Sideways: A Memoir of Music and Motherhood” (Hardcover; Digital Book; University of Texas Press) » BUY NOW

JONATHAN TAPLIN (tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band in the 1960s)
“The Magic Years: Scenes from a Rock-and-Roll Life” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Heyday) » BUY NOW

MAY 6, 2021 RELEASES

SYD BARRETT
“The Lyrics of Syd Barrett” (Hardcover; author: Rob Chapman; Scribner) » BUY NOW

DURAN DURAN
“Duran Duran’s Rio (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Annie Zaleski; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

ROXY MUSIC
“Roxy Music’s Avalon (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Simon A. Morrison; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

DONNA SUMMER
“Donna Summer’s Once Upon a Time (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Alex Jeffery; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic) » BUY NOW

MAY 11, 2021 RELEASES

FRANK SINATRA
“Sinatra and Me: In the Wee Small Hours” (Hardcover; author: Tony Oppedisano, with Mary Jane Ross; Digital Book; Scribner) » BUY NOW

MAY 18, 2021 RELEASES

BOB DYLAN
“The Double Life of Bob Dylan: A Restless, Hungry Feeling (1941-1966)” (Hardcover; author: Clinton Heylin; Digital Book; Merch; Little, Brown and Company) » BUY NOW

MAY 22, 2021 RELEASES

THE BEATLES
“Those Were The Days 2.0: The Beatles and Apple” (Hardcover; author: Stefan Granados; Merch; Cherry Red Books) » BUY NOW

JUNE 1, 2021 RELEASES

SINÉAD O’CONNOR
“Rememberings” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) » BUY NOW

JUNE 8, 2021 RELEASES

TUPAC SHAKUR
“Changes: An Oral History of Tupac Shakur” (Hardcover; author: Sheldon Pearce; Digital Book; Merch; Simon & Schuster) » BUY NOW

JUNE 15, 2021 RELEASES

THE DIXIE CUPS
“Chapel of Love: The Story of New Orleans Girl Group the Dixie Cups” (Hardcover; authors: Rosa Hawkins, Steve Bergsman; foreword by Billy Vera; University Press of Mississippi) » BUY NOW

JUNE 22, 2021 RELEASES

MILES A. COPELAND III (founder of I.R.S. Records)
“Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: My Life in the Music Business” (Paperback; Jawbone Press) » BUY NOW

JUNE 29, 2021 RELEASES

DURAN DURAN
“Please Please Tell Me Now: The Duran Duran Story” (Hardcover; author: Stephen Davis; Digital Book; Merch; Hachette Books) » BUY NOW

CHARLES FARRELL
“(Low)life: A Memoir of Jazz, Fight-Fixing, and The Mob” (Hardcover; Hamilcar Publications) » BUY NOW

WILLIE NELSON
“Willie Nelson’s Letters to America” (Hardcover; written with Turk Pipkin; Digital Book; Harper Horizon) » BUY NOW

JUNE 30, 2021 RELEASES

THE CURE
“The Cure FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Most Heartbreakingly Excellent Rock Band the World Has Ever Known”
(Paperback; author: Christian Gerard; Merch; Backbeat Books) » BUY NOW

JULY 6, 2021 RELEASES

MARY GAUTHIER
“Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting” (Hardcover; Digital Book; St. Martin’s Essentials) » BUY NOW

RICHARD MARX
“Stories to Tell: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Simon & Schuster) » BUY NOW

JULY 20, 2021 RELEASES

GEORGE HARRISON & ERIC CLAPTON
“All Things Must Pass Away: Harrison, Clapton, and Other Assorted Love Songs” (Hardcover; authors: Kenneth Womack, Jason Kruppa; Digital Book; Chicago Review Press) » BUY NOW

AUG. 10, 2021 RELEASES

NICO
“You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico” (Hardcover; author: Jennifer Otter Bickerdike; Digital Book; Hachette Books) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 14, 2021 RELEASES

JOHN MELLENCAMP
“Mellencamp” (Hardcover; author: Paul Rees; Digital Book; Atria Books) » BUY NOW

OCT. 12, 2021 RELEASES

ROBBY KRIEGER
“Set the Night on Fire: My Many Lives and Deaths as the Guitarist of The Doors” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Merch; Little, Brown and Company) » BUY NOW

OCT. 19, 2021 RELEASES

DAVID BOWIE
“We Could Be … Bowie and His Heroes” (Hardcover; author: Tom Hagler; consultant editor: Tony Visconti; Cassell) » BUY NOW

OCT. 26, 2021 RELEASES

BOB DYLAN
“Bob Dylan All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track (Expanded Edition)” (Hardcover; authors: Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon; Digital Book; Free Preview; Merch; Black Dog & Leventhal) » BUY NOW

DAN OZZI
“Sellout: The Major Label Feeding Frenzy That Swept Punk, Emo, and Hardcore 1994–2007” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) » BUY NOW

GINA SCHOCK
“Made In Hollywood: All Access with the Go-Go’s” (Hardcover; foreword by Kathy Valentine; Digital Book; Merch; Black Dog & Leventhal) » BUY NOW

NOV. 2, 2021 RELEASES

LEONARD COHEN
“Leonard Cohen: The Mystical Roots of Genius” (Hardcover; author: Harry Freedman; Bloomsbury Continuum) » BUY NOW

PAUL McCARTNEY
“The Lyrics” (Hardcover; two-volume, 900-plus page “self-portrait in 154 songs” based on conversations he had with prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon; Read here; Liveright) » BUY NOW

JONI MITCHELL
“Joni Mitchell: Backstage Pass” (Hardcover; author: Michael A O’Neill; Merch; Danann Books) » BUY NOW





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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.



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