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1001 Songs

You Must Hear Before You Die

By Robert Dimery

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  • £20.00

An inspiring selection of the most iconic songs ever released, covering all genres for nearly a century of memorable music, completely updated for 2017.

An inspiring selection of the most iconic songs ever released, covering all genres for nearly a century of memorable music, completely updated for 2017.

From Tin Pan Alley to the Brill Building, Bob Dylan to Kurt Cobain, and Joni Mitchell to Amy Winehouse, gifted songwriters have crafted a cherished body of music that has become part of our lives. Imagine the Fifties without the magical clamor of 'Tutti Frutti' and 'Hound Dog', the Seventies without the anthemic 'Le Freak' and 'Anarchy in the UK' or the Noughties without the leftfield pop of 'Toxic' or 'Crazy'.

1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die picks through nearly a century of music to bring you an inspiring selection of some of the greatest recordings ever made. Each entry in this wonderfully browsable book tells the story of a great song. Find out what inspired the songwriter, what makes the track so enduring, which songs it influenced in turn and which cover version to listen out for. You'll also pick up a wealth of fascinating trivia along the way.

Fully updated for 2017, this is the ultimate playlist of the most iconic songs of the past century.

Biographical Notes

Robert Dimery is a freelance writer and editor who has worked on Tony Wilson's 24 Hour Party People, Pump Up the Volume: A History of House, and 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, plus countless other popular music publications. He has also contributed to books on classic albums and classic singles, and has worked for a variety of magazines, including Time Out London and Vogue. He lives in London.

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  • ISBN: 9781844039876
  • Publication date: 21 Sep 2017
  • Page count: 960
  • Imprint: Cassell
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