Music Biographies

6 Products

Delve into the lives behind the music with our range of music biographies. We've got music memoirs on some of the biggest artists of all time, as well as books on genres as diverse as rock, jazz and pop. Just use the filters below to find the perfect music biography for you.


Little People, Big Dreams provides an introduction to five iconic groundbreaking musicians! Learn more about Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Prince, Stevie Wonder & Dolly Parton! Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780711289529 • Author:  Little People Big Dreams • Publisher:  Quarto Publishing • Format:  Box Set

5 ({1})
£10.00 Was £12.00 RRP £20.00 Save £10.00 (50% Off RRP)

So, I’ve written a book. I have decided to write these stories just as I have always done, in my own hand. The joy that I have felt from chronicling these tales is not unlike listening back to a song that I’ve recorded and can’t wait to share with the world, or reading a primitive journal entry from a stained notebook, or even hearing my voice bounce between the Kiss posters on my wall as a child.  From hitting the road with Scream at 18 years old, to my time in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, jamming with Iggy Pop or playing at the Academy Awards or dancing with AC/DC and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, drumming for Tom Petty or meeting Sir Paul McCartney at Royal Albert Hall, bedtime stories with Joan Jett or a chance meeting with Little Richard, to flying halfway around the world for one epic night with my daughters…the list goes on.  I look forward to focusing the lens through which I see these memories a little sharper for you with much excitement.  Product Information: • ISBN: 9781398503724 • Author: Dave Grohl • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK • Format: Paperback • Pages: 384 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 2.7 cm

3.1 ({1})
£5.00 Was £6.00 RRP £9.99 Save £4.99 (50% Off RRP)

His 1970 breakthrough single ’Your Song’ began his domination of the pop charts and established his credentials to fill the post-Beatles landscape with his unique take on piano-based rock and pop ballads.  Not since 50s stars Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard had a man and his piano made such an impact on modern music. Few would have imagined that Elton’s early success and real emotional connection with his fans would be sustained over the next 50 years to see him become a singer-songwriter extraordinaire and one of the most successful musical theatre composers in history. Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781915343109 • Author: Carolyn McHugh  • Publisher:  Sona Books • Format:  Hardback • Pages:  114 • Dimensions: 20.96 x 1.52 x 26.67 cm

3.5 ({1})
£8.00 RRP £21.99 Save £13.99 (64% Off RRP)

Compelling and convincing, The Lost Album of The Beatles is a daring re-write of the group's history, and a tantalising glimpse of what might have been. The end of the Beatles wasn't inevitable. It came through miscommunication, misunderstandings and missed opportunities to reconcile. But what if it didn't end? What if just one of those chances was taken, and the Beatles carried on? What if they made one last, great album? Daniel Rachel - winner of the prestigious Penderyn Music Book Prize - looks at what could have been. Drawing on impeccable research, Rachel examines the the Fab Four's untimely demise - and from the ashes compiles a track list for an imagined final album, pulling together unfinished demos, forgotten B-sides, hit solo songs, and arguing that together they form the basis of a lost Beatles masterpiece. Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781788403221 • Author: Daniel Rachel  • Publisher:  Cassell • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  368 • Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.54 x 19.69 cm

3.5 ({1})
£4.00 RRP £10.99 Save £6.99 (64% Off RRP)

Oasis are one of the biggest bands the world has ever seen. Here, in Supersonic, they tell the story of their beginnings from dive-bar hopefuls to global superstars. They themselves talk us through the pivotal moments in their phenomenal trajectory, from the day Noel Gallagher joined his brother Liam's band, through their first crucial five years culminating at their landmark gigs at Knebworth Park in 1996 - the pinnacle of their success. With over thirty hours of interviews with Liam, Noel and those closest to them, this book documents in unprecedented depth and with their trademark candour and humour, the story behind one of the world's greatest bands, all told in their own words and fully illustrated with exclusive photographs and ephemera throughout. Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781472285478 • Author: Oasis  • Publisher:  Headline • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  368 • Dimensions: 12.6 x 3 x 19.6 cm

3.7 ({1})
£4.00 RRP £9.99 Save £5.99 (60% Off RRP)

Comprising a vivid and varied series of miniature biographies, revealing profiles, thought-provoking essays and a multitude of previously unknown anecdotes and quotes... Elton John's biography is the perfect compendium for the casual fan or devoted connoisseur, providing a funny, comprehensive and fully alphabetised overview of the star's life and music. Charting all the highs and lows, the major record releases and the significant tours, the strokes of genius and the bottoms of barrels, this insightful portrait will cover serious subjects such as Elton's battle with the media, his highly publicised addictions, his route to sobriety, his tangled love life and his struggles to come to terms with his sexuality, hair loss and temper. But, as Elton himself always does so well in the hundreds of interviews he has given over the past half-century, his stories will also be told frankly and humorously, his demons now conquered and his success unrelenting. And at the heart of this book is a joyride through one of the all-time greatest musical catalogues from a brilliant, versatile, glamorous and universally loved pop superstar. Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781788708623 • Author: Mick Wall  • Publisher:  Nine Eight Books • Format:  Hardback • Pages:  400 • Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.3 x 24 cm

5 ({1})
£6.00 RRP £20.00 Save £14.00 (70% Off RRP)