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    Composers & Musicians - General Biography & Autobiography - From the onset, the rapper known as Jay-Z was fighting destiny. Growing in a Bedford Stuyvesant house project; abandoned by his father; when he was just 12, he shot his older ... - Decoded (Books)
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    Party your way around the planet with a guidebook to the world's rowdiest parties, festivals and raves, such as the Weather Festival in Paris or the "electronic-meets-rock" extravaganza known as Melt!, from Gräfenhainichen, Germany.
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    Redefining cool, Pharrell Williams is a creative force, using music, fashion, and design to express his distinctive style. Originating at the crossroads of art, design, popular culture, and street savvy, Pharrell Williams’s output is unique. Playing off different disciplines—music, fashion, street art, and design—Pharrell has redefined the role of the contemporary recording artist.
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    Daft Punk, the legendary electronic music duo from France, is currently the hottest band in the world. In May 2013, Random Access Memories debuted at #1 on the charts in over 97 countries—including the U.S., Mexico, France, the UK, Japan, Australia, and many more. But Daft Punk's fame is anything but new—they've been a huge global hit since the late 1990's, when they revolutionized house...
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  • How Music Works By David Byrne
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    How Music Works is a celebration in paperback form, written by none other than David Byrne. A magnum opus and an impassioned argument about music's liberating, life-affirming power, here Byrne explains how music emerges from both cultural circumstance and individual creativity. Published by McSweeney's. CONTENT + CARE- Imported. SIZE- 352 pages- Width: 6.50"- Height: 8.40", ASSORTED, ONE SIZE.
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  • Joy Division By Kevin Cummins
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    This hardcover book on Joy Division collects more than two hundred images of the band taken by Kevin Cummins, a photographer who was grented closer access to the band than any other photographer. Here you'll see sensitive photos and iconic images that capture quiet introspection and legendary energy, as well as pictures of concert tickets, unreleased record sleeves, fan club badges, Factory...
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    Unlike all previous versions of rock ’n’ roll history, this book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points that everyone knows. Instead, in a daring stroke, Greil Marcus selects ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008, then proceeds to dramatize how each embodies rock ’n’ roll as a thing in itself, in the story it tells, inhabits, and acts out—a...
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    ELVIS PRESLEY’S FIANCÉE AND LAST LOVE FINALLY TELLS HER STORY “Elvis, you and I know the truth and unfortunately you’re not here to set the record straight. With this book, I will try to...” Elvis Presley and Graceland were fixtures in the life of Ginger Alden, having been born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. But she had no idea that she would play a part in that enduring legacy—as...
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