Quayside 10 Music Books Freebie - (archive: 2/26/16)

Enter to Win 10 Great Music Books in This Week’s Friday Freebie! 


The prize is 10 amazing music books including:

• Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin: The Illustrated History of the Heaviest Band of all Time
This all-star tribute to one of the biggest rock ’n’ roll bands features glorious concert and behind-the-scenes photography from top names in rock photography, from their first 1968 show as Led Zeppelin through the 2007 reunion. Also included are more than 200 rare concert posters, backstage passes, tickets, LPs and singles, T-shirts, buttons and more.

•The Who: 50 Years of My Generation
Famed music journalist Mat Snow celebrates 50 years of The Who's debut album, My Generation, with this complete illustrated history of the legendary rock band. Loaded with photos, memorabilia and stories of rock decadence like no other, this book is the ideal visual companion for Who fans all over the world.

• Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock
Packed with performance and offstage photographs—dozens of them previously unpublished—as well as handbills, posters, backstage passes, tickets, T-shirts, LPs and singles gathered from around the globe, this is the ultimate visual history for Queen fans everywhere.

• The Beatles Solo: The Illustrated Chronicles of John, Paul, George and Ringo after The Beatles
Masterpieces and missteps, triumphs and tragedies, moments of clarity and serious lapses in judgment—they’re all here. From George Harrison's lush Wonderwall to the Plastic Ono Band, Wings, the Traveling Wilburys, The Firemen, Ringo's hit singles and All-Starr Bands and more. An examination of their individual musical catalogues, their film careers, and their personal lives far and away from the studio are all covered for Beatles fans to enjoy.

• The Les Paul Manual
Distinguished guitar expert Terry Burrows shows Gibson Les Paul guitar owners and dreamers the essentials of selecting and buying your guitar while also educating the artistic mind behind the fretboard, on how to use it and how to stay zestfully rocking. This gorgeous, illustrative guidebook will bolster your love and appreciation for Gibson.

• The Stratocaster Manual
Discover the insightful basics of choosing and purchasing the legendary Stratocaster with the ultimate owner’s manual. Guitar expert Terry Burrows guides you in maintenance and repairs such as tuning, setting into- nation, tremolo alignment, fret repairs and bridge and nut adjustments; electrical trouble- shooting; spur-of-the-moment stage-side fixes; and some basic “performance” enhancements such as adding “hot rod” Fender and aftermarket pickups, locking-tremolo nuts and more. This is a must-have for any fan.

• AC/DC – Revised & Updated: High-Voltage Rock ‘N’ Roll, the Ultimate Illustrated History
This revised book follows the band from its roots in Sydney, Australia, to its most recent releases and sold-out world tours. No stone is left unturned, from the AC/DC's formation and early club gigs to its astounding worldwide success. More than 400 illustrations include handbills, posters, backstage passes and vinyl from around the globe, as well as rare candid and performance photography.

• Aerosmith: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Boston Bad Boys
This first complete illustrated history of one of the world's most successful and popular bands features a band history by music journalist Richard Bienstock and sidebar album reviews from a host of well-known music journalists. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of stunning performance and backstage photographs, as well as rare memorabilia, including gig posters, backstage passes, 7-inch picture sleeves, ticket stubs and more.

• The Doors: The Illustrated History
The book is an extensive, chronological examination of the band's career with Morrison—a period which, though brief, suffers no shortage of tales and anecdotes—as well as their short stint as a trio post-Morrison and their more recent collaborations. Candid concert images, revealing offstage photographs and images of memorabilia like picture sleeves, gig posters, ticket stubs, buttons and more comprise over 250 illustrations.

• U2: Revolution
A complete illustrated history of the influential and legendary rock band, U2: Revolution is lushly illustrated with over 200 photos, two foldout timelines and fresh interviews by rock journalist Mat Snow.


The Quarto Group is a global illustrated book publisher and distribution group and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Their mission is to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of their readers, putting books in their hands, wherever, however and whenever they choose.

Retail value: $300