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Don\'t fuss, Mr Ambrose: Memoirs of a life spent in popular music
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Don't fuss, Mr Ambrose: Memoirs of a life spent in popular music

By Billy Amstell

1986. Used / Hardback / Inscribed and SIGNED by AMSTELL First edition hardback in the Recollections series, 1986, with unclipped jacket. In overall very good used condition Very slight foxing to end inside covers. Wrapper spine is sunned. Black cloth with gilt lettering. Illustrated. 144 pp. A memoir by the saxophonist and clarinetist Billy Amstell, who died in 2006 at age 94. Inscribed to DENNIS CHAPPELL, a fellow musician , I believe. rare signed copy.. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 144pp. With 52 b&w photos and illustrations, mostly in plates. Life of the clarinettist and tenor sax player Billy Amstell, who at one time played in Ambrose's orchestra. Inscribed and signed by the author BILLY AMSTELL. A few slight marks on FEP and top page edges, , otherwise clean and bright. Wrapper spine sunned. Y1

$20.20

The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones
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The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones

By Stanley Booth

1985. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/very good. . No inscriptions. Clean. . Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. - Minor wear. First Edition. 385pp. Blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. Occasional black and white illustrations. Spine ends lightly bumped. Head edge foxed. Ffep soiled in one place, otherwise a very clean book. Unclipped jacket, with illustration by Rod Judkins, generally crisp and bright. Mild edge wear only, with fore-edges a little bumped. Booth had received the Stones' full co-operation fifteen years previously; his book about the band is also a book about the book, with Booth beaten up by Confederate soldiers and Hell's Angels, going to jail, getting run over by a lumber truck, breaking his back, and suffering epileptic fits during drug withdrawal. Part History, part confession. S5

$20.20

Beatles \'64 A Hard Day\'s Night in America
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Beatles '64 A Hard Day's Night in America

By Rayl, A.J.S.; Gunther, Curt

1989. First edition. Hardback. Fine/very good +. FINE BOOK (or Better) FIRST EDITION in Very Good + Wrapper. Coverage of the Beatles' first tour of North America includes 150 photographs introduced in this book.City by city reports of concerts in US and Canada. 233 pp. B3

$33.68

Lennon and McCartney - Together Alone: A Critical Discography of Their Solo Work (Paperback)
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Lennon and McCartney - Together Alone: A Critical Discography of Their Solo Work (Paperback)

By John Blaney

2007. Softcover. Fine. Softcover. Large Format. Clean, No inscriptions.This is a book on the solo recordings of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, two of popular music¿s greatest writers and performers. The story is told chronologically, starting with their first work outside The Beatles: McCartney¿s soundtrack for The Family Way film and Lennon¿s Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins with Yoko Ono. The book details Lennon and McCartney¿s creative highs and lows in an authoritative, complete, and engagingly critical fashion. Information for collectors includes release dates, catalogue numbers, composer credits, recording personnel, recording studio, and producer credits, and there is a keyed index to help trace each song and the albums it appears on. Blaney's perceptive style makes this a fascinating read as well as a work of reference, and the book includes illuminating archive quotes from Lennon, McCartney, and others. 'Together Alone' tells the stories behind the songs of two giants of modern music. 304 pp. S5

$12.12

Nine Lives Goldie    : Signed Copy
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Nine Lives Goldie : Signed Copy

By GOLDIE: Paul Gorman. : Signed and Inscribed by Goldie

2002. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/ very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY GOLDIE. See Photo. Inscription below usual signature is " ALWAYS BELIEVE IN THE DREAM! .- LOVE AND LIGHT-" This is the unconventional autobiography reflecting the many facets of Goldie's life. Cult-status graffiti artist, hip-hop icon, DJ, actor and producer, Goldie is an original who has succeeded in developing his talents despite a damaging childhood. 16 colour illustrations, Pagination 352, Description, Goldie was born in Walsall in 1966. His father left soon after he was born and his mother put him into care when he was three. He remained in a succession of institutions and foster homes until he was sixteen. He became a renown graffiti artist and soon after his DJ'ing career exploded. He still DJ's at numerous festivals and has a regular legendary Sunday night session in a club in London. He has played the villain Angel in 'East Enders' and the baddie in 'The World is Not Enough' and 'Snatch'. Having sold 2 million records worldwide, collaborated with the likes of Madonna and David Bowie, and produced artists such as The Fugees, Bjork and the Stone Roses, he is hailed as the most diverse and prominent figure in jungle and drum'n'bass music. Very Good Book and Wrapper. Y2

$33.68

Voice, A Life : The Autobiography of Joan Hammond
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Voice, A Life : The Autobiography of Joan Hammond

By Joan Hammond

1970. Hardback. Very Good/good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bound in red cloth, with bright, gilt title lettering to spine, this hardcover signed First Edition is Vg in Vg wrapper (un clipped). Inscribed to "To Alfreda and Joy with affectionate greetings and love, Joan". 264pp with index, Four Parts and three appendices. Z4

$13.48

A Wealth of Comedy - An Autobiography
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A Wealth of Comedy - An Autobiography

By Digance, Richard

1999. First edition. Hardback. Fine/fine. SIGNED. and inscribed by author "To Pat Best wishes, Richard Digance" on 1st title page.Claret Boards/ Gilt Titles. Book Condition: Fine -. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine -. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 201pp inc. index. Binding tight. Pages clean and bright. Very slight shelf wear to the top and bottom of the spine of the binding. . . "In a career spanning over thirty years, Richard Digance has performed to an audience nearly four thousand times, supporting great names from The Beach Boys, Supertramp and Jethro Tull in the world of music, to Steve Martin, Hale and Pace and Jim Davidson in the world of comedy. An all-round media star, he has also appeared on television over four hundred and fifty times and he spent five years as a DJ and folk music presenter with Capital Radio.". Signed by Author. Digance, Richard Z7

$20.20

The Complete Savoy Operas : Volume I + II. (2 books in slipcase)
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The Complete Savoy Operas : Volume I + II. (2 books in slipcase)

By Sullivan, Arthur; Gilbert, W. S

UK: FOLIO, 1994. HARDBACK. FINE.. Sullivan, Arthur; Gilbert, W. S.: The Complete Savoy Operas : Volumes 1 and 2. HARDBACKS with grey and red cloth coverings with gilt writing, Both books very good +, except for bookplates (no visible owner names) on blank pages. Books have 321 and 338 pages. Vg slipcase . complete Savoy Operas including 16 black and white and colour plates in vol 1 and including 10 black and white and colour plates in vol 2. plus black and white plates of Gilbert and Sullivan one in each volume. In two volumes. Vol I, Thespis, Trial by Jury, The Sorcerer, H.M.S.Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Patience, Iolanthe, Princess Ida. Vol II, The Mikado, Ruddigore, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Gondoliers, Utopia (Limited), The Grand Duke. CASED TWO VOLUMES Z1

$13.48

Oh No! Its Local Rock and Roll.... But I Like It!: A Fond Look Back at the Roots of Rock and Roll in Exeter and East Devon
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Oh No! Its Local Rock and Roll.... But I Like It!: A Fond Look Back at the Roots of Rock and Roll in Exeter and East Devon

By Barry Sowden

2003. First edition. Hardback. Fine / Fine. Barry Sowden.: Oh No! Its Local Rock and Roll.... But I Like It!: A fond Look Back at the Roots of Rock and Roll in Exeter and East Devon. [Hardcover] . Near mint hardback and wrapper. 143 pages. post free. rock music in Exeter and East Devon. scarce. Y2

$26.94