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The Greatest Stories Never Told

The Greatest Music Stories Never Told

100 Tales from Music History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy

About the Book

"Fullof tasty morsels.A delightful book to arm one for thenext dull cocktail party.” —Chicago Tribune

RickBeyer, author of the highly successful History Channel series The GreatestStories Never Told returns with new historic tales from the world ofmusic—ennobling, entrancing and inevitably surprising stories of soaringgenius, tantalizing scandal, nefarious intrigue, and, above all, unbridledpassion for music. Perfect for fans of The Mental Floss History of theUnited States or Bill Bryson’s Made in America, Beyer’s GreatestMusic Stories Never Told is “history like you've never read itbefore." (The Tennessean)

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Critical Praise

“An effortless summer read for the music lover.” —Houston Chronicle

“We picked up the book expecting to inflate our egos, reinforcing the myth that we know everything there is to know about music history. Short answer- we were wrong, very wrong.” —LA Weekly

“A little book you won’t be able to put down.” —Florida Times-Union

“History doesn’t have to be boring and author Rick Beyer proves it with this fun look at music.” —Rock Book Show

“Full of tasty morsels…A delightful book to arm one for the next dull cocktail party.” —Chicago Tribune

“History like you’ve never read it before…Amusing.” —The Tennessean

“100 stories you haven’t heard will delight in knowing.…Lively, offbeat and surprising in quick-hit snippets.” —Denver Rocky Mountain News

“Surprising…the essentials of fascinating stories are here.” —Dallas Morning News

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061626982
  • ISBN 10: 0061626988
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 06/07/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price: 24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: HISTORY / Reference
  • BISAC2: MUSIC / General

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