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Published on October 7th, 2019 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Oct. 8 and Beyond)

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

Read on.

OCT. 8 RELEASES

MORRIS DAY
“On Time: A Princely Life in Funk” (Hardcover; contributor: David Ritz; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

LIZ PHAIR
“Horror Stories: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; Random House)

ANDREW RIDGELEY
“WHAM!, George Michael, and Me: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Dutton)

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OCT. 15 RELEASES

THE ASSOCIATION
“Along Comes The Association: Beyond Folk Rock and Three-Piece Suits” (Hardcover; authors: founding member Russ Giguere, Ashley Wren Collins; Rare Bird Books)

THE BEATLES
“Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles” (Hardcover; author: Kenneth Womack; foreword by Alan Parsons, the engineer on that classic album; Womack will join the Magical Mystery Girls, an all-female Beatles tribute band, at “One Sweet Dream: An Evening of Abbey Road,” a boutique event scheduled for Oct. 27 at Outta The Rabbit Hole in Rockville, MD. [Tickets available here]; Digital Book; Merch; Cornell University Press)

MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD
“Guitar King: Michael Bloomfield’s Life in the Blues” (Hardcover; author: David Dann; Digital Book; University of Texas Press)

JEFF BUCKLEY
“Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice” (Hardcover; editors: Mary Guibert, David Browne; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

TED GIOIA
“Music: A Subversive History” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Basic Books)

STANLEY GREEN
“Broadway Musicals, Show by Show” (Paperback, Ninth Edition; revised and updated by Cary Ginell; Applause)

ELTON JOHN
“Me” (Hardcover; his first autobiography; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; Virgin EMI)

ELTON JOHN
“Elton John: Fifty Years On – The Complete Guide to the Musical Genius of Elton John and Bernie Taupin” (Paperback; authors: Stephen Spignesi, Michael Lewis; On Tour; Merch; Post Hill Press)

MALCOLM McLAREN
“Malcolm McLaren: The Autobiography” (Hardcover; Red Planet)

THE MISFITS
“Scream With Me: The Enduring Legacy of the Misfits” (Hardcover; authors: Tom Bejgrowicz, Jeremy Dean; Digital Book; Abrams)

RINGO STARR
“Another Day in the Life: My Life in Photos & Music” (Hardcover; On Tour; Merch; Genesis Publications)

FRANK ZAPPA
“The Hot Rats Book: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of Frank Zappa’s Hot Rats” (Hardcover; author: Bill Gubbins; Merch; Backbeat Books)

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OCT. 22 RELEASES

LAMONT DOZIER
“How Sweet It Is: A Songwriter’s Reflections on Music, Motown and the Mystery of the Muse” (Hardcover; co-author: Scott B. Bomar; BMG Books)

KATHY IANDOLI
“God Save the Queens: The Essential History of Women in Hip-Hop” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Dey Street Books)

JANIS JOPLIN
“Janis: Her Life and Music” (Hardcover; author: Holly George-Warren; Digital Book; Simon & Schuster)

JONI MITCHELL
“Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs & Drawings” (Hardcover; handwritten lyrics and watercolor paintings, originally handcrafted as a holiday gift to her friends in 1971, now released to the public for the first time; Merch; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

RUSH
“RUSH: Wandering the Face of the Earth – The Official Touring History” (Hardcover; authors: Skip Daly, Eric Hansen; Merch; Insight Editions)

CARLY SIMON
“Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie” (Hardcover; “Jackie” is Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

MARK WEISS
“The Decade That Rocked: The Photography of Mark ‘Weissguy’ Weiss” (Hardcover; author: Richard Bienstock, with Daniel Siwek; foreword by Rob Halford; Insight Editions)

OCT. 24 RELEASES

RIHANNA
“The Rihanna Book” (Hardcover; Merch; Phaidon Press)

OCT. 29 RELEASES

BOOKER T. JONES
“Time Is Tight: An Autobiography” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Little, Brown and Company)

ALLISON MOORER
“Blood: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

DONALD S. PASSMAN
“All You Need to Know About the Music Business: 10th Edition” (Hardcover; Simon & Schuster)

MARTIN POPOFF
“Satisfaction: 10 Albums That Changed My Life” (Paperback; foreword by Heart’s Nancy Wilson; Krause Publications)

PRINCE
“The Beautiful Ones” (Hardcover; 288-page project combines the late pop star’s unfinished manuscript with never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets; Read here; Digital Book; Random House)

BEBE WINANS
“Born for This: My Story in Music” (Hardcover; Digital Book; FaithWords)

OCT. 30 RELEASES

ERIC CLAPTON
“Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton” (Hardcover; author: Philip Norman; Little, Brown and Company)

NOV. 5 RELEASES

JOHNNY CASH
“Trains, Jesus, and Murder: The Gospel According to Johnny Cash” (Paperback; author: Richard Beck; Digital Book; Merch; Fortress Press)

FLEA
“Acid for the Children: A Memoir” (Hardcover; foreword by Patti Smith; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; Grand Central Publishing)

LEIF GARRETT
“Idol Truth: A Memoir” (Hardcover; co-author: Chris Epting; Post Hill Press)

WHITNEY HOUSTON
“A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston” (Hardcover; author: Robyn Crawford; Digital Book; Dutton)

NOV. 12 RELEASES

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles from A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour” (Hardcover; author: Peter Asher; Digital Book; Merch; Henry Holt and Co.)

DALE BELL
“Woodstock: Interviews and Recollections” (Hardcover; Rare Bird Books)

NOV. 15 RELEASES

PRINCE
“I Wonder U: How Prince Went Beyond Race and Back” (Paperback; author: Adilifu Nama; Merch; Rutgers University Press)

NOV. 19 RELEASES

JOE JONAS, KEVIN JONAS & NICK JONAS
“Blood” (Hardcover; co-author: Neil Strauss; Digital Book; On Tour; Merch; Feiwel & Friends)

COLE PORTER
“The Letters of Cole Porter” (Hardcover; editors: Cliff Eisen, Dominic McHugh; Yale University Press)

PRINCE
“My Name Is Prince” (Hardcover; author: photographer Randee St. Nicholas; 380-plus page collection of published and previously unseen images; Amistad)

THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
“13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History” (Hardcover; author: Paul Drummond; Anthology Editions)

ED WARD
“The History of Rock & Roll, Volume II: 1964–1977: The Beatles, the Stones, and the Rise of Classic Rock” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Flatiron Books)

DEC. 3 RELEASES

DAVE BRUBECK
“Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time” (Hardcover; author: Philip Clark; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

FEB. 11 RELEASES

TALIB KWELI
“Vibrate Higher: A Rap Story” (Hardcover; Digital Book; MCD)

FEB. 18 RELEASES

JEREMY CAMP
“I Still Believe: A Memoir” (Paperback; Digital Book; Thomas Nelson)

MARCH 31 RELEASES

ALICIA KEYS
“More Myself: A Journey” (Hardcover; contributor: Michelle Burford; Digital Book; Flatiron Books)

APRIL 7, 2020 RELEASES

PATTIE BOYD
“Pattie Boyd: My Life Through a Lens” (Hardcover; Read here; Insight Editions)

APRIL 27, 2020 RELEASES

NAT KING COLE
“Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life & Music of Nat King Cole” (Paperback; author: Will Friedwald; Oxford University Press)

APRIL 28, 2020 RELEASES

MARK LANEGAN
“Sing Backwards and Weep: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; On Tour; Da Capo Press)

MAY 14, 2020 RELEASES

JUDY GARLAND
“Judy Garland’s Judy at Carnegie Hall (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Manuel Betancourt; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic)

ELTON JOHN
“Elton John’s Blue Moves (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Matthew Restall; On Tour; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic)

MAY 15, 2020 RELEASES

AMERICA
“America, the Band: An Authorized Biography” (Hardcover; author: Jude Warne; foreword by Billy Bob Thornton; On Tour; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

PHIL OCHS
“I’m Gonna Say It Now: The Writings of Phil Ochs” (Hardcover; edited by David Cohen; Backbeat Books)

JUNE 9, 2020 RELEASES

XXXTENTACION
“Look at Me! The XXXTentacion Story” (Paperback; author: Jonathan Reiss; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

JUNE 16, 2020 RELEASES

DAVE BRUBECK
“Digging Dave Brubeck and Time Out!” (Paperback; author: Alan Goldsher; Post Hill Press)

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