The Music Book Reader Bulletin

31 January 2013 // Music Book Reader - Bulletin

Andy Childs with a round-up of recently published music books: No doubt about it, 2012 was an exceptional year for music books. When I first embarked on the Music Book Reader Bulletin I naively half suspected that I would struggle to find a decent book every month to review. But as it transpired I haven’t […]

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The Music Book Reader Bulletin

27 October 2012 // Music Book Reader - Bulletin

by Andy Childs. WAGING HEAVY PEACE by Neil Young (Viking 502 pages, hardback). Of all the books written about Neil Young, Shakey by Jimmy McDonough is perhaps the most revealing, Johnny Rogan’s Neil Young : Zero To Sixty the most musically exhaustive, and Neil & Me by Scott Young and Being Young by Astrid Young […]

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The Music Book Reader Bulletin

6 August 2012 // Books //Music //Music Book Reader - Bulletin

by Andy Childs The True Adventures of The Rolling Stones by Stanley Booth (Canongate, pbk, 552 pp) Amidst the publication of the obligatory commemorative biographies in this, the Rolling Stones’ fiftieth anniversary year, the re-issue of Stanley Booth’s powerful, gonzo-style account of the band’s 1969 U.S. tour that culminated in the horrors of Altamont is […]

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The Music Book Reader Bulletin

21 May 2012 // Music Book Reader - Bulletin

by Andy Childs. Perhaps as an antidote to the unsettling increase in acceptance of e-books and digital publishing as ‘the future’, but also to the sheer denseness and weight of Johnny Rogan’s magnificent Byrds tome which continues to dominate my desk, I have chosen two books this month that in another era would have been […]

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The Music Book Reader Bulletin

25 March 2012 // Music Book Reader - Bulletin

The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock’n’Roll by Preston Lauterbach (Norton hdbk 338 pp) Review by Andy Childs If ever a book needed to be read with a comprehensive selection of 40s R&B and 50s rock’n’roll within reaching distance it’s this one. Indeed, this is my excuse as to why this month’s column is […]

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