When RocKwiz, the hugely popular SBS TV rock trivia show, look for questions, there is one resource they continually turn to - Toby Creswell's 1001 Songs. The stories behind the great songs of all time - from Gershwin to Missy Elliott, from Bob Dylan to Alicia Keys, Sinatra to Offsping, Leonard Cohen to Pulp are all in there.
RocKwiz 1001 Songs tells the stories behind the best and most popular songs of the last century. It reveals background facts that will fascinate and intrigue, biographical information on each performer and also boasts a guide to the definitive and the oddball covers of songs. The book also features over 400 show-stopping photographs and album covers.
Not bound by ranking, era or album, RocKwiz 1001 Songs is presented just like an iPod on random. Discover how Ike and Tina Turner stole River Deep, Mountain High, how matching Body Shop shampoo inspired Courtney Love to write a song after the death of Kurt Cobain, and just who the other members of Sheryl Crow's Tuesday Night Music Club actually were.
RocKwiz 1001 Songs provides endless entertainment and insider information on over a thousand artists and songs, right up to the minute - the perfect book for music buffs, keen listeners, and anyone who's ever had a song stuck in their head.
About the Author
Toby Creswell is the only person in Australia who could possibly compile this book. He was the editor of the Australian Rolling Stone magazine from 1985 to 1992 and has his own publishing company which publishes a variety of award winning music magazines such as Juice. He has produced national music shows and written for MTV and the ABC and is one of Australia's leading commentators on popular arts and culture.
Number Of Pages: 874
Published: 1st November 2007
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Dimensions (cm): 21.9 x 17.4 x 4.3
Weight (kg): 1.19