By Toby Creswell
While RocKwiz, the highly renowned SBS television rock minutiae convey, search for questions, there's one source they always flip to, Toby Creswell's 1001 Songs. The tales at the back of the good songs of all time from Gershwin to Missy Elliott, from Bob Dylan to Alicia Keys, Sinatra to Offspring, Leonard Cohen to Pulp are all in there. RocKwiz 1001 Songs tells the tales in the back of the simplest and most well liked songs of the final century. It unearths history proof that would fascinate and intrigue, biographical info on each one performer and in addition boasts a advisor to the definitive and the oddball covers of songs. The publication additionally positive aspects over four hundred showstopping photos and album covers. no longer sure by way of score, period or album, RocKwiz 1001 Songs is gifted similar to an iPod on random. realize how Ike and Tina Turner stole River Deep, Mountain excessive, how matching physique store shampoo encouraged Courtney like to write a track after the dying of Kurt Cobain, and simply who the opposite individuals of Sheryl Crow's Tuesday evening tune membership truly have been. RocKwiz 1001 Songs presents never-ending leisure and insider details on over 1000 artists and songs, correct as much as the minute the proper e-book for track buffs, willing listeners, and an individual who's ever had a track caught of their head.
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1001 Songs by Toby Creswell