Rock Stars/Pop Stars: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1955-1994

Rock Stars/Pop Stars: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1955-1994

Rock Stars/Pop Stars: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1955-1994

Rock Stars/Pop Stars: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1955-1994

Synopsis

With a listing of over 3,600 books about individual artists and groups, this is the most accurate and comprehensive bibliography available on Rock/Pop stars. It is the most authoritative source for English-language titles, which are listed in the main directory under an A-Z presentation of artists. For easy access, information is cross-referenced through the use of author, title, and subject indexes. A down-to-the-wire supplement completes the book in a timely fashion. Collectors will be pleased with entries for privately published and/or limited editions, of which many are very rare.

Excerpt

This bibliography is a listing of over 3,600 books about the individual artists and groups associated with Rock/Pop music. It also includes books about related personalties such as record company executives, producers, managers, and DJ's.

The purpose of this work is to be the most accurate and comprehensive bibliography available on Rock/Pop stars. It is intended as a reference guide and not as critical analysis of the literature. Therefore, no reviews or annotations are given.

Books are included if they were published in Canada, England, or the United States, between 1955 and 1994. If a book was published in all three countries, only the country of the first copy found is listed. a different citation for each country is not given. Titles may vary slightly from country to country.

Books published in other countries with the majority of text in English have been included only if they have been physically examined. Thus, many English language books published in other countries are not listed. All books written in languages other than English have been excluded. During my research I have come across books written in dozens of different languages.

All known editions of a book are included. in some cases a reprint edition is listed, as it was examined and the first edition was not. All other reprints are excluded unless they have been revised from the first edition. Privately published books and/or limited editions are also listed.

Some early magazine-style books have been included as well as some special issues of magazines and fan club publications. Fanzines are not listed, nor are serials such as The Beatles Monthly Book or The Elvis Monthly Book. Dissertations or theses have been excluded with the exception of entry B 156. Souvenir concert tour programs, sheet music books, and comic books have been omitted. Compact disc, record and tape booklets have also been excluded.

In order to make this work as accurate and comprehensive as possible, an exhaustive search strategy was executed. I have personally examined two-thirds of the books listed in this bibliography. Bibliographical information for books not examined was compiled from numerous sources.

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.