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Published on September 5th, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Sept. 5 and Beyond)

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

Read on.

SEPT. 5, 2017

ERIC MORSE
“What Is Hip-Hop?” (Hardcover; children’s book produced by Nelson George; illustrator: Anny Yi; Black Sheep)

PRINCE
“Picturing Prince: An Intimate Portrait” (Hardcover; author: the late pop icon’s former art director, Steve Parke; Digital Book; Free Preview; Cassell)

GIL SCOTT-HERON
“The Last Holiday: A Memoir” (Paperback; The Canons)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
“Born to Run” (Paperback; Free Preview; Simon & Schuster)

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III
“Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay & a Few of My Other Favorite Things” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Blue Rider Press)

DAR WILLIAMS
“What I Found in a Thousand Towns” (Hardcover; Basic Books)

SEPT. 7, 2017

BEYONCÉ
“Beyoncégraphica: A Graphic Biography of Beyoncé” (Hardcover; author: Chris Roberts; Digital Book; Aurum Press)

SEPT. 8, 2017

GLEN CAMPBELL
“Glen Campbell: A Life in Song, 1936-2017” (Paperback, commemorative edition from the editors of People magazine)

ARETHA FRANKLIN
“Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul” (Paperback, commemorative edition from the editors of Essence magazine; Digital Book)

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SEPT. 10, 2017

BETHANY BEARDSLEE (American soprano)
“I Sang the Unsingable: My Life in Twentieth-Century Music” (Hardcover; Digital Book; University of Rochester Press)

SEPT. 12, 2017

DAVID BOWIE
“David Bowie: A Life” (Hardcover; author: Dylan Jones; Digital Book; Crown Archetype)

LIONA BOYD (Canadian musician, known as “The First Lady of the Guitar”)
“No Remedy for Love” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Free Preview; Dundurn)

PHIL COLLINS
“Not Dead Yet: The Memoir” (Paperback; Free Preview; Three Rivers Press)

FRED HERSCH
“Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Crown Archetype)

CHRISTOPHER HILL
“Into the Mystic: The Visionary and Ecstatic Roots of 1960s Rock and Roll” (Paperback; Park Street Press)

THE 1975
“The 1975: Love, Sex & Chocolate” (Paperback; author: David Nolan; John Blake)

STACY RUSSO
“We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s and 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene” (Paperback; foreword by Mike Watt; Santa Monica Press)

TIONNE “T-BOZ” WATKINS
“A Sick Life: TLC ‘n Me: Stories from On and Off the Stage” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Rodale Books)

SARAH WOODS
“The 50 Greatest Musical Places of the World” (Paperback; Digital Book; Free Preview; Icon Books)

SEPT. 14, 2017

MARC BOLAN
“Marc Bolan: Beautiful Dreamer” (Hardcover; author: John Bramley; Music Press Books)

SEPT. 19, 2017

BEE GEES
“Staying Alive: The Disco Inferno of the Bee Gees” (Paperback; author: Simon Spence; Jawbone Press)

VAN CLIBURN
“Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story: How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War” (Paperback; author: Nigel Cliff; Digital Book; Free Preview; Harper)

KENT HARTMAN
“Goodnight, L.A.: Untold Tales from Inside Classic Rock’s Legendary Recording Studios” (Hardcover; Da Capo Press)

GUCCI MANE
“The Autobiography of Gucci Mane” (Hardcover; co-author: Neil Martinez-Belkin; Digital Book; Simon & Schuster)

SEPT. 26, 2017

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles Book” (Hardcover; author: Hunter Davies, the only authorized biographer of the Fab Four; Digital Book; Ebury Press)

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles: Photographs from the Set of Help!” (Hardcover; author/photographer: Emilio Lari; Rizzoli)

PETER DOGGETT
“Electric Shock: From the Gramophone to the iPhone – 125 Years of Pop Music” (Paperback; Free Preview; Random House)

ART GARFUNKEL
“What Is It All But Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Knopf)

GRATEFUL DEAD
“Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead Photography 1965-1995” (Hardcover; photographers include Herb Greene, Jim Marshall, David Gahr, Baron Wolman, Jay Blakesberg, Michael Putland, William Coupon, Michael O’Neill and Peter Simon; foreword by Graham Nash; Rock Out Books)

GORDON LIGHTFOOT
“Lightfoot” (Hardcover; author: Nicholas Jennings; Digital Book; Viking)

SEPT. 28, 2017

JENNIFER OTTER BICKERDIKE
“Why Vinyl Matters: A Manifesto from Musicians and Fans” (Hardcover; ACC Publishing Group)

OCT. 1, 2017

LED ZEPPELIN
“Led Zeppelin: All the Albums, All the Songs” (Hardcover; author: Martin Popoff; Voyageur Press)

MICK RONSON
“Mick Ronson: The Spider with the Platinum Hair” (Paperback; authors: Weird & Gilly; John Blake)

OCT. 3, 2017

RAY PADGETT
“Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time” (Hardcover; Sterling)

JONI MITCHELL
“Joni: The Anthology” (Hardcover; edited by Barney Hoskyns; Picador)

OCT. 5, 2017

BJÖRK
“Björk’s Homogenic (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Emily Mackay; Bloomsbury Academic)

THE RAINCOATS
“The Raincoats’ The Raincoats (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Jenn Pelly; Bloomsbury Academic)

OCT. 6, 2017

STANLEY SADIE
“Definitive Opera Encyclopedia (New & Expanded Edition)” (Hardcover; Flame Tree Publishing)

OCT. 10, 2017

KISS
“KISS: 1977-1980” (Hardcover; author: photographer Lynn Goldsmith; Rizzoli)

OCT. 17, 2017

PAUL McCARTNEY
“Conversations with McCartney” (Paperback; author: Paul Du Noyer; The Overlook Press)

JONI MITCHELL
“Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell” (Hardcover; author: David Yaffe; Digital Book; Sarah Crichton Books)

ROY ORBISON
“The Authorized Biography: Roy Orbison” (Hardcover; authors: Roy Jr., Welsey and Alex Orbison, with Jeff Slate; Center Street)

OCT. 24, 2017

BILL BENTLEY
“Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen” (Hardcover; a coffee-table book of mostly crowd-sourced rock ‘n’ roll photography, showcasing unseen photographs from fans and music industry insiders; Read here; Smithsonian Books)

DAVID BOWIE
“Earthbound: David Bowie and The Man Who Fell To Earth” (Paperback; author: Susan Compo; Jawbone Press)

CHARLIE DANIELS
“Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Thomas Nelson)

WILL FRIEDWALD
“The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Pantheon)

PINK FLOYD
“Pink Floyd – All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track” (Hardcover; authors: Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon; Digital Book; Black Dog & Leventhal)

PRINCE
“Prince: A Private View” (Hardcover; author: Afshin Shahidi; foreword by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter; Digital Book; St. Martin’s Press)

PAUL SIMON
“Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon” (Paperback; author: Peter Ames Carlin; Digital Book; Free Preview; St. Martin’s Griffin)

OCT. 26, 2017

KISS
“KISS KLASSIFIED: War Stories from a Kiss Army General” (Hardcover; author: Johan Kilhberg, as told to Sweden Rock Magazine’s Carl Linnaeus; photographer: Mats Vassfjord; Gain Production AB)

OCT. 31, 2017

BRUCE DICKINSON (of Iron Maiden)
“What Does This Button Do?” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Dey Street Books)

NOV. 7, 2017

THE BEATLES
“Beatles ’66: The Revolutionary Year” (Paperback; author: Steve Turner; Ecco)

BON SCOTT
“Bon: The Last Highway – The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC’s Back in Black” (Paperback; author: Jesse Fink; ECW Press)

NOV. 14, 2017

GENE SIMMONS
“On Power” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Dey Street Books)

THE SMITHS
“Tales of the Smiths: A Graphic Biography” (Paperback; author/artist: Con Chrisoulis; Digital Book; The Overlook Press)

JAMES TAYLOR
“Sweet Baby James” (Hardcover; illustrated pop-up book that brings the 1970 classic hit to life; Blue Rider Press)

ED WARD
“The History of Rock & Roll, Volume One 1920-1963” (Paperback; Free Preview; Flatiron Books)

ROBERT WEBB
“The 100 Greatest Road Songs (The Ultimate Playlist)” (Paperback; McNidder & Grace)

NOV. 21, 2017

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
“Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!! The Life of the World’s Worst Opera Singer” (Paperback; author: Darryl W. Bullock; The Overlook Press)

MARC MYERS
“Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop” (Paperback; Grove Press)

STEVIE NICKS
“Gold Dust Woman: A Biography of Stevie Nicks” (Hardcover; author: Stephen Davis; St. Martin’s Press)

NOV. 28, 2017

LITTLE MIX
“Our World” (Hardcover; Penguin UK)

DEC. 19, 2017

RIKKI ERCOLI
“Legends of Punk: Photos from the Vault” (Paperback; Manic D Press, Inc.)

MARCH 13, 2018

RICKIE LEE JONES
“Rickie Lee” (Hardcover; Grove Press)

JULY 17, 2018

ELTON JOHN
“Elton John FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Rocket Man” (Paperback; author: Donald Gibson; Backbeat Books)

OCT. 2, 2018

EDDIE VAN HALEN
“Eruption: The Eddie Van Halen Story” (Hardcover; author: Paul Brannigan; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

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