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Sarah Harding is best known as the wild member of Girls Aloud, whose reputation for partying, drinking and dating made her a tabloid favourite. But where does the celebrity Sarah Harding end and the real Sarah begin? Faced with a devastating cancer diagnosis that turned her life upside down, Sarah has decided that now is the time to write her story. Her truth. 'I can't rewrite history; all I can do is be honest and wear my heart on my sleeve. It's really the only way I know. I want to show people the real me. Or perhaps remind them. Because, somewhere - amongst the nightclubs, the frocks and hairdos, the big chart hits, and the glamour of being a popstar - the other Sarah Harding got utterly lost. She's the one who's been forgotten. And all I want is for you to hear her out.' This is Sarah Harding in her own words. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529109740 • Author: Sarah Harding • Publisher: Ebury Press • Format: Hardback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.1 cm

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Everything in the story of Meat Loaf is big. From the place he was born; to the family he was born into; to the sound he made; and of course the records he sold - nearly 50 million in Britain and America alone. But when the messianic rock opera Bat Out of Hell was released in 1977, it became one of the biggest albums of all time, selling over 45 million copies worldwide to date. Its release marked the start of a rollercoaster ride of incredible highs and seemingly career-ending lows. Now, Mick Wall will bring this extraordinary story up to date, drawing on the hours he spent with Meat Loaf, both in interviews and on tour, as well as offering up a unique insight from those who have known him best. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409173557 • Author: Mick Wall • Publisher: Trapeze • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3 cm

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Eric Clapton is acknowledged to be rock's greatest virtuoso, the unrivalled master of its most essential tool, the solid-body electric guitar. Clapton transformed three of the 1960s' most iconic bands - the Yardbirds, Cream and Blind Faith - walking away from each when it failed to measure up to his exacting standards. No life has been more rock 'n' roll than Clapton's in his epic consumption of drugs and alcohol, his insatiable appetite for expensive cars, clothes and women - most famously revealed when he fell in love with Pattie Boyd, the wife of his best friend, George Harrison, and the inspiration for 'Layla'. With the benefit of unrestricted access to family members, close friends and fellow musicians, and his encyclopaedic knowledge of Sixties music and culture, Philip Norman has created the definitive portrait of this brilliant insecure, often pain-racked man. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781474606578 • Author: Philip Norman • Publisher: W&N • Format: Paperback • Pages: 448 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.8 cm

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It was July 1985 at Wembley Stadium when Queen proved to their doubters that they were, in fact, they best live band in the world! The iconic performance is still voted 'The World's Greatest Rock Gig' in the music industry polls! There really is no other band with the sheer power, emotion, showmanship, charisma and magnetism that the classic line-up of Mercury, May, Taylor and Deacon performing live on stage. They really are the champions. Celebrate their 50 year legacy, from 1970-2020, with this stunning portrayal of the beauty of the rock legends. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781912332557• Author: Danann Publishing• Publisher: Danann Publishing• Format: Hardback• Pages: 109• Dimensions: 28 x 28 x 1.5cm

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Achieving a hit in every decade since the 1950s, Cliff Richard stands alone in pop history... Join the phenomenal legend as he tells his story, in his own words, in this highly anticipated new autobiography!  Coming of age in 1950's London, he began his music career at Soho's legendary 2i's Cafe. Now, approaching his 80th birthday with record sales of over 250m and counting...  Discover his story, from forging the way for British rock 'n' roll with his unique sound to playing live across the world, with a constant backdrop of screaming fans. Delve into Cliff's life as he looks back on his humble upbringing, and how he went on to fulfil his wildest dreams by becoming a pop star and even a film star. Talking of finding Christianity, reflecting on the ups and downs of life in the public eye, and revealing how the false allegations against him changed his life forever, this is the must-have read for all Cliff Richard fans. He's seen era-defining pop stars come and go, and he's still making new music, with a new project to be released this year! Here's his story of how he made it all happen. 'Before Cliff Richard and the Shadows, there was nothing worth listening to in British music.' - John Lennon. Product Information: ISBN: 9780957490765 Author: Cliff Richard Publisher: Ebury Press Format: Hardback Pages: 416 Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.8cm

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Discover the inspiring story of Brian May's Red Special in this fantastic story of the legend and his life's work! Fully revised and updated, this is the story of the home-made guitar that rocked Queen and the World! Brian reveals all, from the guitar's origins to playing on the roof of Buckingham Palace, from Live Aid to the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, from the set of Bohemian Rhapsody to opening the Academy Awards in 2019 where the film scooped four Oscars.  All of this is accompanied by original diagrams, sketches and notes from the building of the guitar, as well as a selection of classic photographs including Brian on stage with his guitar, close-ups and even an X-ray.  Rare images are included throughout, as the entire guitar was dismantled and photographed for the book. Product Information: ISBN: 9781787394858 Author: Brian May Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Format: Hardback Pages: 144 Dimensions: 28 x 21.5 x 2.2cm

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Before he was responsible for some of the most iconic drumming in popular music, Stephen Morris grew up in industrial Macclesfield. Far removed from the bright lights and manic energy of nearby Manchester, he felt stifled by suburbia and feared he might never escape.  Then he joined Joy Division - a pioneer of the rousing post-punk sound that would revolutionise twentieth-century rock. Following widespread critical acclaim, Joy Division were at the height of their powers and poised to break the US, when lead singer, Ian Curtis, committed suicide. Part memoir, part scrapbook and part aural history: Stephen Morris recollects growing up in the North West to the founding of New Order. And by turns profound and wry, this book subverts the mythology and allows us to understand music's power to define who we are and what we become. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472126221 • Author: Stephen Morris • Publisher: Constable • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 3 cm

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Coming in October 2019, the first and only official autobiography of a much-loved global icon.

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Joni Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan before busking in the streets and nightclubs of Toronto, Ontario.  In 1965, she moved to the U.S. and began touring. Settling in Southern California, Mitchell, with popular songs like Big Yellow Taxi and Woodstock, helped define an era and a generation. Mitchell's fifth album, For the Roses, was released in 1972. She then switched labels and began exploring more jazz-influenced melodic ideas, by way of lush pop textures, on 1974's Court and Spark, which featured the radio hits Help Me and Free Man in Paris and became her best-selling album. With stunning photography and a riveting narrative, Lady of the Canyon is the story of one of the most important female recording artists of the last 50 years.  Product Information: • ISBN: 9781912918249 • Author: Michael A O'Neill • Publisher: Sona Books • Format: Hardback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 26.67 x 20.96 x 1.27 cm

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