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Canongate U.S.
Canongate U.S.
Canongate U.S.

The Essential Rock Discography

by Martin C. Strong

“With its wide array of performers . . . and the track listings, this is an interesting tool. At this low price it should be considered by music libraries and those with strong popular-music collections.” –BookList

  • Imprint Canongate U.S.
  • Page Count 1200
  • Publication Date November 16, 2006
  • ISBN-13 978-1-8419-5860-6
  • Dimensions 6" x 9"
  • US List Price $29.95

About The Book

The most definitive music reference book available, with over 350,000 copies in print worldwide

For the serious rock and pop music aficionado or the inquisitive teenager whose taste runs from the Doors to Beyonce, here is the definitive, newly revised, and condensed you’ll-need-no-other music book: an essential and preeminent backlist music reference.

Did you know:

• Neil Diamond was originally part of a duo, Neil & Jack?
• P. Diddy started as a “dogsbody” – a gofer – for Heavy D’s Uptown Records?
• Motorhead’s craven vocalist Lemmy was kicked out of a hippie-jam band called Hawkwind?
• Korn’s hit “A.D.I.D.A.S.” stands for All Day I Dream About Sex?
• Velvet Underground collaborator Nico died in 1988 after a bike accident in Ibiza?

In a world where music is just a few keystrokes away, this complete discography of popular music will provide you with essential information about your favorite artists, records, and songs.

Completely revised and updated with brand-new photographs throughout, use this formidable tome to lead a rollicking, at-home Rock & Roll Jeopardy! night. Set it bedside and learn one fact about the greatest rockers–or your underrated favorites–every night. Whether punks, divas, alt-rockers, rappers, rock-a-billies, or gods of the pop pantheon, all you need to know about everyone is here. From the B-52s, L7, and U2 to the Four Tops, Sevendust, and 10cc. Gaze at Living Color and Rainbow, as well as Pink, Deep Purple, Blue Nile, and Green Day. From one-hit wonders to megastars, it doesn’t matter the size: this is an inexhaustible book overflowing with biographical tidbits, evolving band lineups, session descriptions, anecdotes, and definitive track and label listings.

The Great Rock Discography has earned a reputation as the best, most exhaustive, most up-to-date discography around–every artist under the sun is here and it’s perfect for the music lover you know.

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“With its wide array of performers . . . and the track listings, this is an interesting tool. At this low price it should be considered by music libraries and those with strong popular-music collections.” –BookList

“Packs a walloping informational punch.” –Billboard Magazine