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JudyDybleFrontCover72  AN ACCIDENTAL MUSICIAN

 The 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

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TimeAndAWord-FC  TIME AND A WORD

  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
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Sail Away: Whitesnake's Fantastic Voyage by Martin PopoffSAIL AWAY

Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage

by Martin Popoff

* Published: February 2015
* Binding: Paperback
* ISBN: 978-0-9575700-8-5
* Price: £14.99
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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 2014
* ISBN 9780957570047
* Paperback and Kindle
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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
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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
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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
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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
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