Author(s): CRESWELL Toby
With photographs, insider info, and eye-opening biographical details, this book is the defining celebration of the defining musical form: the song. From Gershwin to Missy Elliot, Bob Dylan to Alicia Keys, Frank Sinatra to OutKast, Leonard Cohen to Pulp - no rolling stone is left unturned. Containing 880-pages of fact, observation, comment, gossip, quotes, scandal, rumour, truth, and pure entertainment and not bound by ranking, era, album or genre, "1001 Songs" tells the story behind the best and most popular songs of the last century. From Gershwin, Dylan and Sinatra, to Alicia Keyes, Pulp and Jamiroquai, it reveals the fascinating and intriguing stories behind the songs, and the artists, accompanied by over 400 photos. "1001 Songs" provides endless entertainment and insider info on hundreds of artists and songs - this is the perfect book for music buffs, keen listeners, and anyone who's ever had a song stuck in their head.
Toby Creswell ex-editor of Australian Rolling Stone has written numerous articles and reviews for MTV.