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PHILIP LYNOTT

RENEGADE OF THIN LIZZY

By Alan Byrne

The eventful story of Philip Lynott from his birth in 1949 to his untimely death in 1986, told through interviews with many of the people who knew him best: Brian Downey, Brian Robertson, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton, Snowy White and  producers John Alcock (who kindly wrote the foreword) and Chris Tsangarides.

This new Kindle edition of the book contains many “bonus tracks” not available in the original paperback, with reminiscences from friends and colleagues, a poem, and a free extract from Alan’s latest Lizzy book, Are You Ready: Thin Lizzy Album-By-Album.

Praise for the paperback edition:

  • “Exhaustively researched. Familiar as his tale is, Byrne still manages to eke out some fascinating facts from his interviewees. Warts-and-all biography of Ireland’s first real rock star.” Classic Rock
  • “’Philip Lynott: Renegade of Thin Lizzy’, focuses chiefly on his recording career, both with the ever-mutating line-ups of Thin Lizzy and as a solo artist. Contains fascinating passages recounting the famous video shoot for ‘Old Town’.” Irish Independent.
  • “This book uncovers many interesting nuggets of information and observations about the life and times of a musician less ordinary.” Tuam Herald

TrainKeptARollinFrontCover-72 THE TRAIN KEPT A-ROLLIN’

 How The Train Song Changed The Face Of Popular Music

 By Spencer Vignes

 Journey To The Heart Of The Train Song

  • Published: October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780993212093
  • 208 pages
  • Includes two 8 page plates sections
  • Price: £14.99
  • Buy now: Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com (Paperback and Kindle)

 

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  • “A rattling good read” ASLEF Journal
  • “An engaging and enlightening read” R2 Magazine
  • “Will be prized as a valuable resource long after your first read” RAM Magazine

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AN ACCIDENTAL MUSICIAN

JudyDybleFrontCover72The Autobiography Of Judy Dyble

 By Judy Dyble with Dave Thompson

 It’s all been a question of being in the right place at the right time and saying ‘yes’ to everything and hoping to be entertained and amused and not get into too much trouble… – Judy Dyble

A Folk Rock legend, Judy Dyble was the original female vocalist with Fairport Convention as they set out to rewrite the story of traditional music from within the crucible of London’s 1967 psychedelic scene.

* Published: May 2016
* Paperback and Kindle
* ISBN: 9780993212031
* 252 pages
* Many previously unseen photographs from Judy’s personal collection
* Price: £16.99

Reviews

“Essential Reading” Ian Maun, Caught In The Act

Do read it Review from Prog Magazine

fascinating and heartwarming, definitely one of the best music related autobiographies I have read” “A wonderful magical read and inspiring too” Read these and more 5* Amazon Reviews

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  The Yes Story

  by Martin Popoff

  • Published: February 2016
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780993212024
  • 218 pages, 12 page plates section
  • Price: £14.99
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UNPREPARED TO DIEUnpreparedToDieFC-72

America’s greatest murder ballads and the true crime stories that inspired them

by Paul Slade

  • Published: November 2015
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780992948078
  • 8 page plates section
  • Price: £16.99
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Are You Ready Thin LIzzy Album by Album cver  ARE YOU READY?

 Thin Lizzy: Album by Album

 by Alan Byrne

  • Published: September 2015
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780992948085
  • 2 x 8 page plates sections
  • Price: £14.99
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 SINGING OUTSinging Out: A Folk Narrative of Maddy Prior, June Tabor and Linda Thompson by David Burke

A Folk Narrative Of Maddy Prior, June Tabor & Linda Thompson

By David Burke

The Life And Work Of 3 Female Folk Icons

  • Published March 2015
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780992948023
  • Price: £14.99
  • Many unseen photographs – see a picture preview on Pinterest
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Sail Away: Whitesnake's Fantastic Voyage by Martin PopoffSAIL AWAY

Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage

by Martin Popoff

The first ever full length biography of mega-popular Whitesnake – written by one of rock’s most prolific writers.

 

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 BE STIFFBe Stiff: The Stiff Records Story by Richard Balls

The Stiff Records Story

by Richard Balls

More Than Just A Record Label!

Told here for the first time, the complete story of the legendary Stiff Records.

  • Published: October 2014
  • Paperback – available in five different colour covers!
  • Includes 2 x 8 page plates sections
  • ISBN: 9780957570061
  • Price: £16.99
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Peaches:A Chronicle Of tThe Stranglers 1874-1990 by Robert EndeacottPEACHES

A Chronicle Of The Stranglers 1974-1990

by Robert Endeacott

The Gory Glory Years Of The Stranglers Uncovered

  • Published July 201
  • ISBN 9780957570047
  • Paperback and Kindle
  • Plates section
  • £14.99
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Let it Rock: The Making Of Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet by Neil DanielsLET IT ROCK

The making of Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet

By Neil Daniels

This book is an unashamed celebration of the landmark album Slippery When Wet.

  • Published: May 2014
  • Includes images of memorabilia throughout
  • ISBN: 9780957144286
  • Price: £9.99
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Killers: The Origins Of Iron Maiden 1975-1983 by Neil DanielsKILLERS

The Origins Of Iron Maiden 1975-1983

By Neil Daniels

The first book to chart Maiden’s turbulent early years

  • Published: April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780957570023
  • Price: £14.99
  • Paperback with 8 page colour plates section
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BEER DRINKERS & HELL RAISERSBeer Drinkers & Hell Raisers: A ZZ Top Guide by Neil Daniels

A ZZ Top Guide

By Neil Daniels

The Ultimate Guide To Those Sharp Dressed Men

  • Published: January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780957144279
  • Price: £14.99
  • Includes an 8 page colour plates section
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High Stakes & Dangerous Men: The UFO Story by Neil DanielsHIGH STAKES & DANGEROUS MEN

The UFO Story

By Neil Daniels

Nearly 45 years in the business and still rockin’. The Story Of UFO – A Genuine Rock Phenomenon.

  • Published: November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780957144262
  • Price: £14.99
  • Includes an 8 page colour plates section
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A Passion Play: The Story Of Ian Anderson And Jethro Tull by Brian RabeyA PASSION PLAY

The Story Of Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull

By Brian Rabey

An intimate, yet thorough, look at one of Britain’s biggest ever bands

  • Published: October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780957144248
  • Price: £14.99
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