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    STEVE MARRIOTT: ALL OR NOTHING

    Author: Simon Spence Publisher: Omnibus Price: £20 A fascinating book about a fascinating man. A man of talent but, you know what? He was complex. I still admire his talent but,…

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    OVERPAID, OVERSEXED AND OVER THERE

    Author: David Hepworth Publisher: Bantam Price: £20 Pages: 314 Magazine publisher and editor (i.e. Smash Hits, Mojo, etc.) and The Old Grey Whistle Test presenter, Hepworth is a music enthusiast, knows…

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    A BOOTLEG HISTORY: LITTLE WHITE WONDER

    Author: Charles Beterams Publisher: Permafrost (direct purchase link HERE) Price: €29.50 Pages: 243 I know Charles Beterams (aka Crazy Diamond) more for his work with his label, Tonefloat. Packed with top artists such…

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    JIMMY PAGE TURNS THE PAGE

    Title: The Anthology Publisher: Genesis Price: £45 Before we get to the contents, allow me to talk about the book itself.  When it originally appeared, this book was limited to 2,500…

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    THE BEATLES FINALLY LET IT BE

    Author: Bruce Spizer Publisher: 498 Productions  Price: from $20 If you’re reading this in the UK or elsewhere in Europe and you’ve never heard of Bruce Spizer then think of him…

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    A SHARP SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM

    Author: Vernon Joynson Publisher: Borderline Productions Price: £75 You know, I’ve been doing the journalism thing for a few decades now. If you asked me to run off 1,000 words or…

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    UNUSUAL SOUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY

    Author: David Hollander Publisher: Editions Unusual Sounds is An unusual book about an unusual archive of music that flew underneath the radar of public awarness for many years. Even this book,…

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    Ranking Roger & The Beat

    Title: I Just Can’t Stop It: My Life In The Beat Author: Ranking Roger with Daniel Rachel Publisher: Omnibus I don’t know of too many people who were named after actor, Roger…

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    THE BEATLES GET BACK TO ABBEY ROAD

    Author: Bruce Spizer Publisher: 498 Productions Bruce Spizer is a respected Beatles historian and author. In fact, to put him into perspective for UK readers, he’s up there with the likes of…

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    FESTIVALS, FOR THOSE GOING WALKABOUT

    One for the globetrotters amongst you, Paul Rigby takes a gander at the world’s music festivals  Title: A Music Lover’s Guide to the Festivals You Need To Know Author: Oliver Keens…

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    SYD BARRETT: THE LYRICS & MORE

    Price: £15 Pages: 96 Publisher: Omnibus “I’ve got a bike, you can ride it if you like/ It’s got a basket, a bell that rings and things to make it look…

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    THE VELVET “MAFIA” OF THE 60s

    Subtitle: The Gay Men Who Ran The Swinging Sixties Author: Darryl W. Bullock Pages: 348 Despite the rather alarmist and over-the-top book title, this is an intriguing book and a new…

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    CROSSOVER THE EDGE: TIME FOR HARDCORE

    Where Hardcore, Punk and Metal Collide Author: Alexandros Anesiadis Publisher: Cherry Red Books Price: £16.99 Since I initially reviewed this book elsewhere, it’s now pretty tough to find. Most of the…

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    EVENINGS WITH LED ZEP: BOOKED!

    Author: Dave Lewis & Mike Tremaglio Publisher: Omnibus Price: launch price £40 (hardback). Currently out of print but you can pre-order a new printing of the book from Amazon to be…

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    In The Sixties: An Underground Guide

    Author: Barry Miles Publisher: Rocket 88 Price: £35 or £60 (but see below) In The Sixties, strictly speaking, is not new but it was out of print. This latest edition has…

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    A Potpouri Of Melodies: Another Whopper

    A POTPOURI OF MELODIES AND MAYHEM: LATIN AMERICAN AND CANADIAN ROCK, POP, BEAT, R&B, FOLK, GARAGE, PSYCH AND PROG 1963-1976 Author: Vernon Joynson Price: £55 Joynson is back with another magnificent…

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    Salad Daze: A Man on a Mission

    Author: Wayne Hussey Publisher: Omnibus Price: £16.99 Associated with a wide variety of bands such as Dead Or Alive, Sisters of Mercy and The Mission, Paul Rigby reviews Wayne Hussey’s autobiography…

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    70s Italian LPs: Fine Dining Prog

     All Around A Hole – The Vinyl Collector’s Notebook Author: Paolo Verda Price: €75 You may remember my review of Verda’s first tome that was based upon British artists’ LPs featuring…

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    PASSION FOR VINYL PART II

    Author: Robert Haagsma Price: €32.50 (prices may vary…wildly) Blimey this review is (very) late so I apologise if anyone was waiting for it. I originally looked at Part I of Passion…

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