The Beach Boys pioneered the wildly popular "Surf Sound," selling more records than any other American band. And 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of their groundbreaking and hugely influential album Pet Sounds and its follow-up single, "Good Vibrations." This book offers the first fully illustrated, in... read more
Rock and Roll Photography is a major publishing undertaking. At 400 pages, with a quality hardback edition and more than 600 images, this book covers 50 years of rock and roll like no other. Featuring the art of Bob King, the internationally renowned photographer, and introduc... read more
For enthusiasts, rockabilly isn't just a kind of music; it's a way of life. A raw fusion of rhythm and blues with country and western, rockabilly heralded the start of teenage rebellion in America in the early 1950s. The stripped-down sound witnessed a revival in the 1970s that has continued u... read more
Robert Shelton became Bob Dylan's friend, champion, and biographer. No Direction Home took 20 years to complete. It was first published in 1986, and now more than 25 years on, this new edition will be published to coincide with both Bob Dylan's 70th b... read more
This book uncovers the zany world of Captain Matchbox, but goes far beyond by following the extraordinary careers of Mic and Jim Conway. After Matchbox finally struck out, the brothers were intimately involved with the Pram Factory and Circus Oz. Jim Conway eventually broke free of 'novelty' to become... read more
What was it like to be Elvis Presley? What did it feel like when impossible fame made him its prisoner? As the world's first rock star there was no one to tell him what to expect, no one with whom he could share the burden of being himself - of being Elvis. On the outside h... read more
Many millions of words have already been written about Guns N' Roses, the old line-up, the new line-up. But none of them have ever really gotten to the truth. Which is this: Guns N' Roses has always been a band out of time, the Last of the Giants. They are what every r... read more
John Lennon is a giant of popular music and culture. As one-quarter of the Beatles, he was in the vanguard of music, art, fashion and popular culture during the sixties. His music, humour and outspoken calls for peace inspired a generation. He stands as an iconic figure for tho... read more
From a small backyard workshop on the outskirts of Melbourne, Maton Guitars has grown into a truly inspiring Australian success story. In 1946, Bill May crafted a guitar in his Melbourne garage that he wanted the world to hear and to play. In a matter of years, it was in the hands of Elvis Presley on ... read more
AC/DC is the undisputed king of hard rock. They have streets named after them in Australia and Spain, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, and Back in Black is the best-selling album of all time by a band. This book tells their story that spans five decades of the best rock n roll.
Colouring is calming! Adults are rediscovering the soothing effect of filling in colouring books, especially those with intricately beautiful designs. This Butterfly themed colouring book offers 72 pages of beautiful illustrations, each printed on a single sheet of high... read more
Michael In Pictures . A Celebration of the Life of Michael Hutchence showcases Simpkin's collection in a stunningly produced trade and limited edition publication, with rare insights from the author on an amazing career in the world spotlight.