Books

We have a new book available for pre order – Hickory Wind: The Biography of Gram Parsons. This compelling portrait of Gram Parsons superbly evokes the tumultuous musical era that he worked in, his personalSee More mystique and, above all, the magic of his music – and is the only Gram biography to adequately explain […]

We are giving away a free ‘Wardance’ 7″ vinyl single by Killing Joke with the first 1,000 copies of our new official book – A Prophecy Fulfilled. The band achieved mainstream success in 1985 with both the albumSee More Night Time and the single ‘Love Like Blood’. But Killing Joke’s influence runs much deeper and […]

19 Oct 1985, A-Ha went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Take On Me’, making them the first Norwegian group to score a US No.1. The video for the song featured the band in a pencil-sketch animation method called rotoscoping, combined with live action which won six awards and was nominated for… More […]

In May, we asked you to tell us your Killing Joke story. Hundreds of you did. The result is the official release Killing Joke: A Prophecy Fulfilled, The first 1,000 special-edition copies come with an EXCLUSIVE free ‘Wardance’ Liminal Twins Disorientation Mix 7-inch vinyl single, all of them… More Killing Joke: A Prophecy Fulfilled | […]

One of our latest books Simple Minds: Heart Of The Crowd – an official book with the band is available for pre order. An oral history of Simple Minds, mixing over 800 fan anecdotes with those of band members and other collaborators and with an introduction written by Jim Kerr. The book also… More Read […]

Our Top 10 selling books this month: Simple Minds, The Musical Journey of Free and Bad Company, Rush, Killing Joke, Paul Weller, It's All Too Much, Oasis, A-ha, John Lennon and Ready, Steady Go! With selected books we can offer personal dedications and copies signed by the author as well as special limited editions: https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com […]

Happy 48th birthday to singer and songwriter from Oasis Liam Gallagher born 21 Sept 1972 . Their first single was the 1994 UK No.31 'Supersonic'. Their 1994 UK No.1 album Definitely Maybe became the fastest selling UK debut album ever. Gallagher was voted the greatest frontman of all time in a 2010 reader poll by […]

Happy 61st birthday to Morten Harket, vocals, A-Ha. With their 1985 US No.1 single 'Take On Me', A-ha became the first Norwegian group to score a US No.1. and later at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards, the video for 'Take On Me' won six awards. On 17 February 2020, the music video for 'Take […]

11 Sept 1948, born on this day John Martyn, (Iain David McGeachy), singer, songwriter, guitarist, who had the 1973 album 'Solid Air'. Martyn died in hospital on 30th Jan 2009 in Ireland at the age of 60. The folk, blues and funk artist was widely regarded as one of the most soulful and innovative singer-songwriters […]

New book out next month: John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life. Available for pre order from https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com/…/john-lennon-1980-the-las…/ The book traces the powerful, life-affirming story of the former Beatle’s remarkable comeback after five years of self-imposed retirement. Lennon’s final pivotal year would climax in several moments of creative triumph as he rediscovered his […]


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