From the longest-serving music columnist online comes this comprehensive account of the Top 40 hit singles of 1989. Every artist to land a hit single during the year is documented and every one of their hits is catalogued. A full account of who made the charts, when, and most importantly why. The year which saw Soul II Soul come to prominence, although so did Jive Bunny. The year that unearthed Lisa Stansfield but also Sonia. And the year which began with a star from the sixties at the top of the charts and ended with the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays poised to change the world. The essential guide to a fascinating year in pop music, and the perfect reference book for any self-respecting 80s music fan.
The fascination with tragedy and the subsequent theatre of voyeurism are part of human nature, especially when it involves our icons, celebrities and musicians. Knocking On Heaven's Door is the definitive book of rock 'n' roll, pop, R&B and blues deaths. Often, only the biggest selling artists are written about and sometimes it is the death of a personality that cements their iconic status. Knocking On Heaven's Door not only covers the rock legends who lived hard and died young, this detailed reference contains over 1,000 obituaries of music industry personalities, famous and obscure from mid-fifties to the present day. Alphabetical entries of all the important individuals, including: noteworthy producers, managers, songwriters, record company founders A&R men and even critics, puts all the information at your finger tips. Nick Talevski has spent a decade researching this comprehensive and authoritative reference book and it will be an indispensable and practical addition to every music library, full of irresistible and intriguing information.
(Book). A full 48 years in the making, Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (10th Edition) is by far the biggest and best edition of our bestseller we've ever published. From vinyl 45s to CD singles to album tracks, here and only here are the more than 25,000 titles and 6,000 artists that appeared on Billboard 's Pop music charts from January, 1955 through December, 2002. Painstakingly researched and brimming with basic chart facts, detailed artist and title data, plus great new features and format changes that make it more useful than ever!
From Abba to ZZ Top by way of James Brown, Artie Shaw, and Frank Sinatra, this comprehensive reference book on popular music encompasses the extraordinary range of modern music from country, cabaret, reggae, folk, gospel, rock 'n' roll, and swing. More than 3,000 entries illuminate the careers of top performers, sognwriters, and musicians and outline the histories of important record labels.