MUSIC, MUSICIANS and the HISTORY OF MUSIC

Studies of musical subjects, including classical, traditional and popular forms.
Biographies of musicians and groups.
Guidebooks and studies of musical instruments.
Music scores including some sheet music and tab books.

All these fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.
BAEZ Joan
And a voice to sing with, a memoir

VG

$10 C/C [Item# 183 BIOG]

NEL/ Plume 1988 trade paperback, 378pp + plates. Autobiographical memoir by the singer, includes her experiences with politics and the anti-draft movement. ISBN 0452260949


CHAPMAN Ian 
Kiwi Rock Chicks, Pop Stars & Trailblazers
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54 female Kiwi musicians, including soloists, and front-women are detailed, spanning the period from the 1950s onwards, mainly in pop-music.
Includes discography and excellent photography.
ISBN9781869508302
Dinah Lee and The Chicks, Bic Runga, Boh Runga, Sharon O'Neill, Ladi6

VG softback
$30 B/D
Harper Collins 2010, 271pp.
[#3853 ]



DiORIO Al 
Borrowed Time, the 37 years of Bobby Darin
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A biography of the singer.
ISBN0894711113

VG-hardback in VG- dust jacket, tidy ex library.
$25 C/C
Running Press 1981, 256pp illustrated throughout.
[MUS13 ]



DIX John 
Stranded in Paradise
New Zealand Rock'n'Roll, 1955-1988
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The most in depth, and iconic, Kiwi rock music history. All the classic New Zealand music milestones of the period, which included Punk, New Wave, the alternative / hippy groups of the sixties, and Pacific influences.
ISBN0473006383
Rockabilly, Dragon, Hello Sailor, Split Enz, Toy Love, Misex, Dunedin Sound, NZ music.

VG softback, sewn collations on sized paper.
$55 B/D (2kg packaged weight)
Paradise Publications 1988 First Edition, 352pp.
[#3502 ]





DOWNING David 
Future Rock.
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By looking at Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Yes, ELP, Lou Reed, Jefferson Airplane, Starship, Hawkwind, and Tangerine Dream the author explores the world of 'Future Rock' tomorrows rock today.
An investigation of Utopian themes in pop music
ISBN058604308X
1960s, 1970s, pop music, musician

G- paperback with worn covers, paper stock is browning with age, otherwise tidy
$10 A/B
Panther 1976 first edition, 172pp.
[PB1642 ]







JOHN LENNON

LENNON Cynthia  
A Twist of Lennon

From ex-Beatle wife Cynthia Lennon- the real story of the incredible Beatles. Insights into the Beatles from John's ex-wife.
ISBN0380454505

VG+ paperback
$15 A/A
Avon (45450) 1980 second printing of the mass market paperback, 190pp + plates. [PB1404 music, pop, biography, beatles]




LENNON Cynthia  
A Twist of Lennon

From ex-Beatle wife Cynthia Lennon- the real story of the incredible Beatles. Insights into the Beatles from John's ex-wife.
ISBN0352301961

VG- paperback with sunned spine with faded red lettering.
$8 A/A
Star 1980 first reprint, 173pp + plates. [#368 music, pop, biography, beatles ]





WENNER Jann 
Lennon Remembers
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The Rolling Stone interviews with former Beatle John Lennon.
Black and white photographs of the Beatles, Lennon's influences and contemporaries etc.
ISBN0140035818
pop music, the Beatles, John Lennon, interviews

G+ softcover with some mild foxing to first and last pages. Paper covers a little rubbed.
$10 C/A
Penguin 1980 first edition in this format, 188pp
[#727/3790 ]





PETRA 
Beyond Belief
SHEET MUSIC
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10 songs from Christian metal band, transcribed by Bryce Inman.
ISBN3010188498
heavy metal, christian rock

VG- softback with rubbed edges.
Bookseller label at foot of title page, middle 4pp photo section missing (pp47-50).
$20 B/B
Word Music 1990 stapled wraps, 95pp, 10 songs from Christian metal band.
[#4355 ]



PETRA 
On Fire
SHEET MUSIC
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10 songs from Christian metal band, transcribed by Bill Wolaver.
ISBN3010169493
heavy metal, christian rock

VG- softback with light rubbing to edges.
Bookseller label foot of title page.
$20 B/B
Word Music 1989 stapled wrappers, 87pp with photo section.
[#4356 ]



PIDGEON John 
Slade in Flame

Book based on the documentary film about the band.
ISBN0586042520

VG paperback with owners name and address to first page.
$15 A/A
Panther 1975 first edition paperback, 158pp + plates. [PB1513 pop. music, glam ]





REES Dafydd  Star File Annual; The Ultimate Rock Reference
Incorporating the year's record information from Music Week and Billboard, 1977
VG- cover wear $10 C/B Hamlyn 1978 paperback, 439pp. reference of music sales, chart ratings etc. ISBN 0600383334 [PB# 369 music]

SCHOLES Percy 
The Oxford Companion to Music

Corrected Ninth Edition of this complete guide to music. Self indexed with a pronouncing glossary and over 1100 portraits and pictures.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$25 D/ overseas will be MORE than D rate as 2.5kg weight
Oxford 1956, lx 1195pp +plates. [#2810 music, reference, history ]

VG hardback in VG- price clipped dust jacket with edge wear, tape stain top edge of fep.
$20 D/ overseas will be MORE than D rate as 2.5kg weight
Oxford 1956, lx 1195pp +plates. [MUS9 music, reference, history ]





STAFF Bryan and Sheran Ashley 
For the Record
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A history of the recording industry in New Zealand.
Well illustrated with reproductions of record sleeves etc. and a discography.
ISBN1869535081
new zealand, music, records, collecting, reference

VG+ softback
$30 B/C
Bateman 2002 first edition, 175pp.
[#2799 ]



STREISAND Barbara 
Guilty
SHEET MUSIC
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Musical notation for 9 songs
Guilty;Woman in Love; Run Wild; Promises; The Love Inside; What Kind of Fool; Life Story; Never Give Up; Make it Like a Memory.

G+ softback
The edges of wrappers taped with yellowed clear tape with tape residue offsetting to first and last pages.
$15 B/B
Chappell 1980, 63pp.
[#4357 ]



THOMSON John Mansfield 
The Oxford History of New Zealand Music
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A complete history of music in New Zealand, from the colonial beginnings, through to the composers and performers of the 1970s.
Includes colonial balladeers, military and brass bands, choral societies, opera.
Regions are covered including the Westland goldfields, and Maori music.
A final section dedicated to composition in New Zealand.
ISBN9780195581768
music, musical societies, development, new zealand music

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Private library stamp to free end paper. Corrigenda slipped in at front.
$30 B/C
Oxford University Press 1991, xii 315pp.
[#3708 ]



TONKS Joy 
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
The First Forty Years

An excellent pictorial record of the orchestra’s development and is an engaging and entertaining account of the country’s longest established performing arts organisation. Contents: Birth of an orchestra, First concerts, Consolidation and innovation, A New Zealand conductor for a New Zealand orchestra, Selling the orchestra, The golden era of John Hopkins, A launching pad for young musicians, The concert orchestra, A shade exotic, Going it alone, Overseas touring begins at last, A new direction, The challenge of the Eighties. Appendices: A: Current and former members of the National Orchestra, NZBCSO, the NZBC Concert Orchestra and the NZSO. B: Orchestral Bursaries Awarded. C: Guest Conductor's, Soloists and Groups. D: Major New Zealand Compositions and Year First Performed/Recorded by the NZSO. E: Bibliography. F: Discography
ISBN9780474001482

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, name blacked out to free end paper.
$25 B/D
Reed Methuen 1986 First Edition, 302 pp.
[#2999 ]





TREMLETT George 
Slik (The Slik Story)

The story of the 1970s pop group from Glasgow.
ISBN0860071979

G+ paperback, price blacked out to lightly rubbed covers, stripe to outside bottom page edges.
$15 A/A
Futura 1976 first edition paperback, 144pp + plates. [PB1512 music, glam, pop ]





WALE Michael 
The Bay City Rollers

Sensational inside story of Britain's No. 1 pop group. The the authorised version, written with the co-operation of 'Colonel' Tam Paton.
ISBN0903925605

VG paperback with lightly rubbed covers.
$10 A/A
Everest Books 1975 reprint, 154pp + plates.[ PB1511 music, glam, pop ]





WILSON Colin 
Brandy of the Damned; Discoveries of a Musical Eclectic
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Colin Wilson's intellectual meditations on various musical works and composers, modern, classical, operatic and jazz.
Mozart, Beethoven, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, jazz

VG- hardback in VG- dust jacket. Edgewear to jacket. Minor pen and pencil to endpapers.
$35 C/C
John Baker 1964 first edition, 182pp.
[#5092 ]




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