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TOGETHER ALONE : The Story of the Finn Brothers, Apter, Jeff
1 Apter, Jeff TOGETHER ALONE : The Story of the Finn Brothers
North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia William Heinemann/Random House 2010 1741668166 / 9781741668162 First Edition, First Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
340pp., plus 16 page, colour and b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, one page softly corner creased. Illustrated card wrapper near 'as new'. "Based on interviews, critical analysis, extensive research and the author's 30-plus years of following the Finns, 'Together Alone' is the first biography written about the Finn brothers. This is the story of breakthroughs, breakdowns, sibling rivalry and respect - and some of the best pop songs this side of Lennon and McCartney." Contents include: Prologue, 12 chapters, Coda, Acks., Notes, Select Bibliography. Book weight approx. 510g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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2 Benson, Ross PAUL McCARTNEY: Behind the Myth
London Gollancz 1992 0575052007 / 9780575052000 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
289pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout [mostly happy-snaps]. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. Written to mark his fiftieth birthday, 'Paul McCartney: Behind The Myth' is a detailed and authoritative biography of one of the most talented and best-loved figures in popular culture...Contents include: Prologue, Biblio., and Index, together with untitled, numeric chapters. Book weight approx. 640g. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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JUSSI, Bjorling, Anna-Lisa, and Farkas, Andrew
3 Bjorling, Anna-Lisa, and Farkas, Andrew JUSSI
Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. Amadeus Press 2000 1574670107 / 9781574670103 Third Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
456pp., b/white, subject portrait frontispiece, plus unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over lightly bumped spine. A faux subject signature in like silver on front board, else unmarked. Textblock pristine. B/white portrait illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, and has a minor, non-intrusive dampstain on verso (inner) surface. Such was the acclaim of Swedish tenor Jussi Bjorling (1911-1960) that the greatest tenor Enrico Caruso's widow Dorothy said to Jussi in 1951, "You are the only one worthy to wear his mantle - to bear Rico's crown . . . ". The contents of this first English language biography of Bjorling include: Prelims., Preface, Acks., 31 chapters, Postlude, Notes, Bibliography, Chronology, Index. Book weight approx. 1.15 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RAINBOW, Brennan, Maire, with Little, Angela
4 Brennan, Maire, with Little, Angela THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RAINBOW
London Hodder & Stoughton 2000 0340756128 / 9780340756126 First Impression (pbk.) Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
268pp., plus 2 x 8 page, unpaginated, b/white halftone photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked, small, soft crease to lower corner of several. Illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed, corresponding small, soft corner crease to front panel. " . . . Along with her sister Enya, and other members of Clannad, Maire has always fiercely guarded her privacy. Yet in recent years - largely due to a new self-confidence and discovery of Christian faith - Maire has begun to share a testimony that has inspired thousands of fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, with this compelling autobiography, she reveals her full story . . . with the intrigue of a novel, the suspense of a thriller and the revelation of a spiritual guide, Maire's story will challenge and delight . . . " Contents include: 27 chapters, Afterword. Book weight approx. 445g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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FINDING MY VOICE : The Peter Brocklehurst Story, Brocklehurst, Peter with Bennett, Debbie
5 Brocklehurst, Peter with Bennett, Debbie FINDING MY VOICE : The Peter Brocklehurst Story
Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia Allen & Unwin 2004 1741143446 / 9781741143447 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
231pp., plus 1 x 8 page, b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a short, soft crease to front panel. From the back panel: "Peter Brocklehurst is a star. This is his story . . . A stranger walked into the store, heard him singing, asked to hear his story, and there and then resolved to help Peter achieve the dream he'd all but given up on. Today, the cobbler has shut up shop. Instead of fixing broken heels he's training his voice with a top Russian maestro, studying Italian, attending deportment classes and working on the follow up to his classical chart-topping debut CD, 'Boots & All'. Book weight approx. 330g. 
Price: 10.93 AUD
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6 Bronhill, June THE MERRY BRONHILL. (Signed Copy)
North Ryde, N.S.W. Methuen Haynes 1987 0454013434 / 9780454013436 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
[vii] + 216pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections throughout [mostly happy snaps, others stage stills]. Book clean. Spine slightly askew. Small splash-stain on foot of front board. Concise inscription, signed by June Bronhill on title-page, an erratum strip on the contents page, otherwise leaves clean. Portrait-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. In her own words ['I said no to having a ghost writer'], devoid of chronology ['I've never kept a diary as such'], this is an autobiography by Australian diva June Mary Gough, born 26 June, 1929 in Broken Hill, New South Wales. Known world-wide in her professional life, in tribute to her home town she called herself June Bronhill. Contents include: Prelims., 14 chapters of life's meanders, plus index. The Diva died on 24 January, 2005. Book weight approx. 700g. 
Price: 33.70 AUD
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DREAM BROTHER : The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley, Browne, David
7 Browne, David DREAM BROTHER : The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley
London Fourth Estate 2001 1857029895 / 9781857029895 Second Impression Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
361pp., plus 1 x 8 page, b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, fine reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased. From the rear cover; "Father and son Tim and Jeff Buckley were both brilliant musicians with exquisite voices. Both died young as a result of reckless accidents . . . " Book weight approx. 285g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 9.11 AUD
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COMPOSED : A Memoir, Cash, Rosanne
8 Cash, Rosanne COMPOSED : A Memoir
New York Viking/Penguin 2010 0670021962 / 9780670021963 First Edition, Second Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
245pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Silver initials 'RC' to front panel of blue boards, which have a very small area of discolouration. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head of spine, tiny pale blue spot to reverse. " . . . the story of an artist finding her voice - both figuratively and literally - in the context of her family legacy, of the commercial imperatives of the music business, and of a desire to preserve some measure of privacy in a life that has been too often subjected to public scrutiny . . . " Book weight approx. 460g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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INSIDE THE ZOO WITH U2 : My Life with the Biggest Rock Band, Cashman, Lola
9 Cashman, Lola INSIDE THE ZOO WITH U2 : My Life with the Biggest Rock Band
London John Blake Publishing 2003 1904034942 / 9781904034940 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(xi) + 260pp., unpaginated, b/white, candidly-illustrated halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over firm spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Tale-telling from U2 insider, stylist Lola Cashman, hired by Bono to completely overhaul the band's image. This book reveals her musings on the inner sanctum of the U2 entourage . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 25 chapters, Epilogue. Book weight approx. 480g. 
Price: 24.82 AUD
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10 Charlesworth, Chris ELTON JOHN
London Bobcat Books 1986 0711910359 / 9780711910355 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
48pp., candidly illustrated throughout: intext colour plates and b/w halftones throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss card wrapper nominally edgeworn and bumped on upper foredge corner. A critical biography tracing Elton John's career from his days a a pub pianist in North London to his eventual emergence as one of the world's best loved rock superstars . . . Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, at Pinner in Middlesex, England. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 27.32 AUD
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A KIND OF MAGIC : A Tribute to Freddie Mercury, Clarke, Ross
11 Clarke, Ross A KIND OF MAGIC : A Tribute to Freddie Mercury
Oxted, Surrey, England Kingsfleet Publications 1991 1874130019 / 9781874130017 First Edition Softcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
110pp., illustrated throughout in colour and b/white (mostly of the subject on stage). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. A tribute biography to 'Queen' frontman Freddie Mercury (born Frederick Bulsara, on September 5th, 1946, in Zanzibar). Flamboyant outrageous, hedonistic, innovative, lavishly generous; all and more of these adjectives describe the uniquely talented performer who, after much press speculation, announced on 24 November, 1991, that he was suffering from AIDS. Just 24 hours later, at the age of 45, he was dead . . . This is a tribute to an 'over-the-top' performer of dramatic gestures, rare talent and innovative genius . . . Book weight approx. 520g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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ELVIS PRESLEY : Unseen Archives, Clayton, Marie
12 Clayton, Marie ELVIS PRESLEY : Unseen Archives
Bath, England Parragon 2002 0752583344 / 9780752583341 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
383pp., b/white and colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss boards undamaged. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially creased at head, surface scratches to gilt title, tanned strip to flap folds. " . . . charts the life and achievements of the boy from Tupelo, Mississippi, from his first taste of fame in the early 1950s to his untimely death in 1977. Over 400 fabulous photographs document the important events in his lfe and career. The photographs also show how Elvis lives on today, in the hearts and minds of his legions of fans. Includes an appendix of facts and figures which set out his remarkable achievements in the music industry." Book weight approx. 1.9 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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TOO MUCH AIN'T ENOUGH, Creswell, Toby
13 Creswell, Toby TOO MUCH AIN'T ENOUGH
Milsons Point, N.S.W., Australia Random House 1993 009182818x / 9780091828189 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 291pp., plus 2 x 8 page b/white, and 2 x 8 page colour, photographically-illustrated illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain black boards lightly bumped on one upper foredge corner. Very small black pen spot to lower textblock edge, else leaves clean, albeit mildly edge-tanned. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very good. From the jacket flap: "A working class kid from Glasgow, Scotland, he became lead singer with the legendary band Cold Chisel. In over ten years with the band he earned a reputation as the hardest working, hardest drinking and wildest man in rock 'n' roll . . . Behind Jimmy Barnes' passionate voice is a man - and this is the story of his struggles, triumphs and wild times along the way." Preface, 17 chapters, and Index. Book weight approx. 710g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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THE WORLD OF EARL HINES, Dance, Stanley
14 Dance, Stanley THE WORLD OF EARL HINES
U.S.A. Scribner 1977 0684150301 / 9780684150307 Softcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
ix, + 324pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, Spine firm. Leaves clean, small, soft corner crease to small section at rear of book. Illustrated card wrapper has corresponding soft corner crease to rear, and front panel, minor edgewear and surface scuffs. " . . . Stanley Dance had compiled a portrait of the famous pianist - the players around him, the South Side Chicago scene, the rise of the big bands and their collapse - in the compelling and frank form of an oral history. In his own words Earl Hines recalls the story of his phenomenal career and of the different eras of jazz. Notables of the music community such as Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine, Trummy Young and Budd Johnson tell in their own words their impressions of Earl Hines as a pianist, bandleader and personality . . ." Includes a Chronology, Bibliography, A Representative LP Discography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.07 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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UP THERE MIKE BRADY!, Delbridge, Noel
15 Delbridge, Noel UP THERE MIKE BRADY!
Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Coulomb 2004 0958073740 / 9780958073745 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed and Inscribed By Subject
xi, + 305pp., b/white archival illustrations, plus 24 page, b/white halftone and colour, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short named inscription and signature by Mike Brady on half-title page, small area of surface abrasion to same, else leaves clean. Subject-illustrated card wrapper has minimal edgewear, soft corner crease to front panel. Published in the 25th anniversary year of Australian football's favourite anthem 'Up There Cazaly', this is the story of the 'man behind the song'; the tale of a 'ten-pound Pom' who grew up in Port Melbourne, became a rock star at the age of 17, and narrowly escaped death in Vietnam; musician, songwriter, record publisher and more: Mike Brady. Contents include: Thanks, Overture, 25 chapters, In The Name of Cazaly, Curtain Call, more. Book weight approx. 550g. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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16 Dreyfus, George THE LAST FRIVOLOUS BOOK. (Signed Copy)
Sydney Hale and Ironmonger 1984 0868061778 / 9780868061771 1st Thus Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
160pp., portrait frontispiece, plus intext archival and contemporary b/white halftone plates, musical scores and sketch illustrations, throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Concise inscription, signed by author on half-title page, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated [Rennie Ellis] card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. A frank and revealing autobiography by the composer of the 'Theme From Rush', and numerous other film and documentary scores. Dreyfus, whose family left Nazi Germany before hostilities began, is confident, and 'comfortable in his own skin', throughout his story...Includes: Compositions of George Dreyfus, Discography and Index. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.48 AUD
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DOWN THUNDER ROAD: The Making of Bruce Springsteen, Eliot, Marc with Appel, Mike
17 Eliot, Marc with Appel, Mike DOWN THUNDER ROAD: The Making of Bruce Springsteen
London Plexus Publishing 1992 0859651746 / 9780859651745 1st U.K. Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
382pp., unpaginated [16 page], [mostly] candidly-illustrated b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn and bumped on foredge corners. An unauthorised biography of Bruce Springsteen, written with the co-operation of his former producer/manager. We learn of his troubled childhood, his treatment of the roadies, band members, girlfriends and tangled business affairs. We also learn of penniless nights spent in the back seats of cars, and bars, the rise to millionaire status, and the lawsuit...Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Growing up, Down Thunder Road, Afterword, Documents, Lawsuit letters, Sources, Index. Book weight approx. 650g. 
Price: 12.75 AUD
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DIRTY DEEDS: My Life Inside and Outside of AC/DC, Evans, Mark
18 Evans, Mark DIRTY DEEDS: My Life Inside and Outside of AC/DC
Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia Allen and Unwin 2011 1742375790 / 9781742375793 First Edition, Second Impression Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
310pp., two unpaginated, candidly-illustrated halftone plate sections - one in colour, the other b/white. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a minimal reading crease there-on. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and edgeworn. Textblock lightly tanned, else unmarked. In his own words, this is the story of Mark's life before and during his time as a bass guitarist with Australian legendary band - AC/DC. Contents include: Prelims., 12 chapters, Acks. Book weight approx. 495g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, Foss, Hubert
19 Foss, Hubert RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
London George G. Harrap 1950 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
219pp., b/white, subject-portrait frontispiece. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over minimally bumped spine. Blue cloth boards lightly bumped. Textblock top edge tinted, a small, original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, endpapers, foredge and foot of textblock flecked, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, tissue repaired tears, edgeworn . . . The biography of iconic British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Contents include: Prelims., Prologue, Biographical details, 13 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 455g. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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ELVIS IN PRIVATE, Haining, Peter
20 Haining, Peter ELVIS IN PRIVATE
London Guild Publishing (BCA) 1987 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
256pp., two unpaginated colour plate sections. B/white, subject portrait frontispiece, and numerous intext candid illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped only. Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of Elvis' death, this pictorial, using a copious number of photographs (some previously unpublished) gives the reader a unique glimpse of the private life of modern music's King . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., contributions by people who knew Elvis, Appendices, Chronology, Genealogical Table, Index. Book weight approx. 900g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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