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                      From the writers of 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life', Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton have come up trumps again with this fabulous book 'The Record Players'!!!

                      Leading dance music writers Brewster and Broughton detail the visionary DJs who dramatically changed the course of music: from the very first nightclub DJs, to the founders of entire genres, including northern soul, hip hop, disco, techno, drum’n’bass and beyond.

                      These are the obsessives, the playboys, the musical eccentrics who founded the craft of DJing, developed amazing techniques for performing with recorded music, and revolutionised the way music is conceived, created and enjoyed. They gave us new ways to have the times of our lives and forged a worldwide industry of nightlife and dance music. From unsung pioneers to overheated superstars, all the biggest DJ names are here!

                      Includes Tom Moulton, Francois Kevorkian, Louie Vega, Marshall Jefferson, John Peel, David Mancuso, Alfredo, Shut Up & Dance, Danielle Badelli and lots, lots more!!!!!

                      Highly Recommended!!!


                        • Book (1.1kg)£16.95 £8.00
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                        The Stone RosesThe Stone Roses And The Resurrection of British PopEbury Press

                        The band, the lifestyle, the revolution. This classic biography charts the phenomenal rise of The Stone Roses to the icons they are today, using interviews, rehearsal tapes and the archives of author John Robb who was with them from the beginning. Robb's exclusive inside knowledge creates a compelling and intimate insight into how the band single-handedly set the blueprint for the resurgence of UK rock 'n' roll in the 1990s: Ian Brown's new lazy-style vocals, Reni's fluid, funk-tinged, ground-breaking drumming, and the guitar genius of John Squire. From the band members' early years to the inception of the Roses, through the tours and success, their influences and style, to the demise of the original line-up and their solo careers; every high and low is documented in minute detail. This is the definitive, most revered account of one of the most influential British bands in pop music history.

                          • Original Book (300g)£5.00
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                          Miles Davis: An Impact Biographyby George R. CrispGrolier
                            • Original Book (300g)£10.00
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