Pink Floyd Related Books
A - G
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This is a listing of the various Pink Floyd related books I have in my Pink Floyd reference library, beginning with the letters A-G. Publishing information, including title, author, publisher, date published, ISBN number, page length, and a brief summary is provided about each book in an effort to aid anyone who wants to obtain copies of these works.
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Pink Floyd Related Books A - G
- Abbey Road by Brian Southall
- Abbey Road - The Best Studio in the World by Alistair Lawrence
- Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust by Ken Scott and Bobby Owinski
- The Accidental Evolution of Rock and Roll - A Misguided Tour Through Popular Music by Chuck Eddy
- Acid Drops, Spacedust & Flying Saucers - Psychedelic Confectionery From The U.K. Underground 1965-1969 by Jon Savage, Phil Smee, Jim Irvin, David Wells, and Tim Forster
- All Dressed Up - The Sixties and the Counterculture by Jonathon Green
- All Music Guide to Rock edited by Michael Erlwine, Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlwine, and Richie Unterberger
- Anyway Anyhow Anywhere - The Complete Chronicle of The Who 1958-1978 by Andy Neill & Matt Kent
- Are We Still Rolling? by Phill Brown
- The Art & Science of Sound Recording by Alan Parsons and Julian Colbeck
- Artists on Recording Techniques by Jeff Touzeau
- Backstage Pass - A Non-Performer's Guide to Rock `n Roll Touring Careers by Eric M. Todd, Frank Weimann, and Elliot L. Hoffman
- BBC - Brixton Boy Calling by Peter Harrison
- The Beatles Forever - How They Changed Our Culture by Nicholas Schaffner
- The Beatles Recording Sessions - The Official Abbey Road Studio Session Notes 1962-1970 by Mark Lewisohn
- Before I Get Old - The Story of The Who by Dave Marsh
- Behind the Boards - The Making of Rock n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed by Jake Brown
- Bill Bruford - The Autobiography by Bill Bruford
- The Billboard Book of Top 40 Albums by Joel Whitburn
- The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn
- The Billboard Guide to Progressive Music by Bradley Smith
- Board Meetings in the Bath - The Knebworth House Story by Chryssie Lytton Cobbold
- The Book of Rock-From the 1950s to Today by Philip Dodd
- Bootleg - The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry by Clinton Heylin
- Christgau's Record Guide - Rock Albums of the `70s by Robert Christgau
- Classic Rock by Gary Cee
- Classic Rock & Other Rollers - A Photo Portfolio by Baron Wolman by Baron Wolman
- Clive: Inside the Record Business by Clive Davis with James Willwerth
- A Collectors Guide to Soft Machine/Gong/Henry Cow & Related Group Recordings by Vernon Fitch
- The Complete Beatles Chronicle - The only definitive guide to the Beatles' entire career by Mark Lewisohn
- Concert Footage - An Historical Memoir of Over 200 Concert Events Spanning 40 Years by Tim Wilkinson
- The Concerts by Laurie Lewis
- Copious Notes - The inside story of Egg, Uriel, Arzachel & The Ottawa Company by Dave Stewart, Mont Campbell & Antony Vinall
- Dancing in the Street - A Rock and Roll History by Robert Palmer
- The Day Before Yesterday - Rock, Rhythm and Jazz in the Bishop's Stortford area from 1957 to 1969 by Steve Ingless
- Days in the Life - Voices From the English Underground 1961 - 1971 by Jonathon Green
- The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock edited by Michael Heatley
- Dick Clark's The First 25 Years of Rock & Roll by Michael Uslan and Bruce Solomon
- Different Every Time - The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt by Marcus O'Dair
- Les Disques Rares Des 60's by Daniel Lesueur
- Andy Earl - Vista by Andy Earl
- Electric Factory - My Soul's Been Psychedelicized - Four Decades in Posters and Photographs by Larry Magid and Robert Huber
- Electric Eden - Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music by Rob Young
- Electronic Music by Andy Mackay
- The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th Edition edited by Colin Larkin
- The Encyclopedia of Record Producers - An Indispensable Guide to the Most Important Records Producers in Music History by Eric Olsen, Paul Verna, and Carlo Wolff
- Encyclopedia of Rock by Phil Hardy and Dave Laing
- Encyclopedia of Rock Stars by Dafydd Rees and Luke Crampton
- Encyclopedia of Singles General Editor Paul Du Noyer
- Encyclopedia Walking - Pop Culture & the Alchemy of Rock `n' Roll by Jon Kanis
- Fifty Years of Music - The Story of EMI Music Canada by Nicholas Jennings
- File Under Popular - Theoretical and Critical Writings on Music by Chris Cutler
- The Fillmore - The Last Days
- The Fillmore East - Recollections of Rock Theater by Richard Kostelanetz
- The Fireclown by Michael Moorcock
- Bob Geldof - Is That It? - the autobiography by Bob Geldof with Paul Valley
- Giants in the Small World - Music Life Rock Photo Gallery photographs by Koh Hasebe
- The God of Hellfire - The Crazy Life and Times of Arthur Brown by Polly Marshall
- Gong Dreaming 1 - Soft Machine 66-69 by Daevid Allen
- Gong Dreaming 2 - The Histories & Mysteries of Gong from 1969-1975 by Daevid Allen
- Bill Graham Presents by Bill Graham and Robert Greenfield
- The Grande Ballroom - Detroit's Rock 'n' Roll Palace by Leo Early
- The Great British Recording Studios by Howard Massey
- The Great Psychedelic Discography by Martin C. Strong
- Great Record Labels by Al Cimino
- The Great Rock Discography by M.C. Strong
- Grit Noise and Revolution - The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll by David A. Carson
- Groupie by Jenny Fabian & Johnny Byrne
Pink Floyd Related Books A-G
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Author: Brian Southall
Publisher: Omnibus Press, 1997, paperback, 208 pages.
Synopsis: A book on the history of Abbey Road Studios. Includes numerous Pink Floyd references including David Gilmour talking about various recording sessions, Norman Smith reminiscing about the early Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons remembering the Dark Side of the Moon sessions and the Household Objects project, Kate Bush on attending the Wish You Were Here sessions, a couple of photos of Pink Floyd in the studio and a brief mention of Syd Barrett visiting the 1975 Wish You Were Here sessions.
Abbey Road - The Best Studio in the World
Author: Alistair Lawrence
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012, hardcover, 304 pages, ISBN: 978-1-60619-999-0.
Synopsis: An excellent book on the history of Abbey Road Studios in pictures. Features ten pages of Pink Floyd photos, from 1967, 1970, and 1972, plus David Gilmour solo session at Abbey Road. Includes information on recording techniques and equipment.
Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust
Author: Ken Scott and Bobby Owinski
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing, 2012, hardcover, 414 pages, ISBN: 978-0-7390-7858-7.
Synopsis: A biography of Ken Scott, studio engineer and producer. Features a paragraph about Pink Floyd and a picture of a Pink Floyd 1967 studio setup sheet.
The Accidental Evolution of Rock and Roll - A Misguided Tour Through Popular Music
Author: Chuck Eddy
Publisher: Da Capo Press, 1997, ISBN 0-306-80741-6, 364 pages.
Synopsis: A history of rock and roll from an alternative perspective. Numerous Pink Floyd mentions.
Acid Drops, Spacedust & Flying Saucers - Psychedelic Confectionery From The U.K. Underground 1965-1969
Authors: Jon Savage, Phil Smee, Jim Irvin, David Wells, and Tim Forster
Publisher: EMI Records, U.K., 2001, catalog number: 07243 5 35078 2 4, 16 pages.
Synopsis: A British box set that includes a 16 page book and four CDs of music. The book features fascinating insights into British psychedelic music, with entries for each song that include the name of the band, the song title, writing credits, record company, catalog number, release date, background of the band, and a brief analysis of the song. Includes Syd Barrett-Octopus on both the CD and in the book. Sections of the book are: Elevator to the Brain Hotel, Down to Middle Earth, Gandalf's Garden, Mushroom Soup, and Roundhouse Ghosts. This is an excellent look at British psychedelia.
All Dressed Up - The Sixties and the Counterculture
Author: Jonathon Green
Publisher: Pimlico, 1999, ISBN 0-7126-6523-4, 482 pages.
Synopsis: A cultural and political history of the 1960s. Features numerous Pink Floyd stories. Includes chapters on teds, CND, beatniks, mods, drugs, flower power, hippies, student power, obscene publications, gay liberation, and woman's liberation.
All Music Guide to Rock
Editors: Michael Erlwine, Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlwine, and Richie Unterberger
Publisher: Miller Freeman Books, 1997, ISBN 0-87930-494-4, 1232 pages.
Synopsis: A guide to recordings by rock, pop, soul, R & B, and rap artists. Features biographies, reviews, ratings, essays, and rock resources. Includes four pages on Pink Floyd, with a biography, and record & bootleg reviews.
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere - The Complete Chronicle of The Who 1958-1978
Authors: Andy Neill & Matt Kent
Publisher: Friedman/Fairfax, 2002, hardcover, ISBN 1-58663-591-3, 305 pages.
Synopsis: An excellent book on the history of The Who. Includes information on shows that The Who shared with Pink Floyd, plus some pictures of Pink Floyd concert posters.
Are We Still Rolling?
Author: Phill Brown
Publisher: Tape Op Books, 2010, softcover, ISBN 978-0-9779903-1-3, 368 pages.
Synopsis: A book by engineer and record producer Phill Brown, about his experiences with numerous bands in London. He worked at Olympia Sound Studios. Features information about his work recording Pink Floyd live.
The Art & Science of Sound Recording
Authors: Alan Parsons and Julian Colbeck
Publisher: Hal Leonard Books, 2014, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4584-4319-9, 261 pages.
Synopsis: A book that examines the recording of sound and the techniques used to do so. Includes nuerous mentions of recording Pink Floyd and has pictures of some of the equipment used.
Artists on Recording Techniques
Author: Jeff Touzeau
Publisher: Course Technology, 2009, softcover, ISBN 978-1-59863-513-3, 266 pages.
Synopsis: A book about recording music. Includes a chapter (with interview) about Nick Mason, and another (with interview) about Roger Waters recording Ca Ira.
Backstage Pass - A Non-Performer's Guide to Rock `n Roll Touring Careers
Authors: Eric M. Todd, Frank Weimann, and Elliot L. Hoffman
Publisher: Backstage Pass Incorporated, 1989, ISBN 0-9622231-0-7, 243 pages.
Synopsis: An interesting look at entertainment industry professionals other than performers. This book includes chapters about tour bus contracting, tour bus driving, scenic and lighting design, publicity, staging, pyrotechnics, tour management, robotic lighting, concert promotion, entertainment trucking, guitar technician, booking agency, stage carpenter, box office management, laser operation, travel cases, stagehand, electronic controls, travel agency, photographer, sound contracting, stage illusions, monitor mixing, entertainment law, studio equipment rental, power, sound system technician, catering, tour security, tour accounting, artist management, entertainment freight, truck driving, sound engineering, lighting crew chief, lighting technology, tour bus manager, makeup, production management, stage equipment technician, entertainment graphics, rigging, wardrobe design, stage management, artist management, tour merchandise, promoters representative, facility management, road management, production coordinator, concert promotion, scenery manufacturing, scenic and staging design, lighting and tour production, entertainment insurance, hairdressing, business management. People in these professions explain what they do and tell of their experiences, some of which include having worked with Pink Floyd.
BBC - Brixton Boy Calling
Author: Peter Harrison
Publisher: Create Space, 2013, softcover, ISBN 978-1492368649, 146 pages.
Synopsis: A book by music agent Peter Harrison from Brixton, England. In it, he talks about booking Pink Floyd into various venues in the area.
The Beatles Forever - How They Changed Our Culture
Author: Nicholas Schaffner
Publisher: MJF Books, 1978, hardcover, ISBN 1-56731-008-7, 224 pages.
Synopsis: A look at the history of the Beatles, including photos and memorabilia. Includes a mention of Pink Floyd emulating the Sgt. Peppers LP in 1967 and how the Beatles were ahead of Pink Floyd in studio wizardry.
The Beatles Recording Sessions - The Official Abbey Road Studio Session Notes 1962-1970
Author: Mark Lewisohn
Publisher: Harmony Books, 1988, hardcover, ISBN 0-517-57066-1, 204 pages.
Synopsis: A listing of all the recording sessions by the Beatles, including photos. Includes a mention of Pink Floyd meeting the Beatles after a recording sessions at Abbey Road Studios.
Before I Get Old - The Story of The Who
Author: Dave Marsh
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 1983, ISBN 0-312-07155-8, 546 pages.
Synopsis: A book about The Who. Includes the story of Pete Townshend at the UFO Club listening to Pink Floyd, and mentions Pink Floyd's influence on The Who Sell Out album.
Behind the Boards - The Making of Rock n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed
Author: Jake Brown
Publisher: Hal Leonard Books, 2012, U.S., softcover, ISBN 978-1-4584-1972-9, 371 pages.
Synopsis: A book of stories by producers of rock records. Features a chapter by Bob Ezrin about the making of the Pink Floyd song, Another Brick in the Wall, part 2.
Bill Bruford - The Autobiography
Author: Bill Bruford
Publisher: Foruli Classics, 2013 revised edition, softcover, ISBN 978-1-905792-43-6, 318 pages.
Synopsis: Bill Bruford's story. Features numerous references to Pink Floyd and how they related to the bands Bruford was in.
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Albums
Author: Joel Whitburn
Publisher: Billboard Books, 3rd edition, 1995, ISBN 0-8230-7647-4, 402 pages.
Synopsis: A guide to every album in the Billboard Top 40 since 1955. Includes the date an album debuted in the Top 40, the album's highest charted position, the total weeks the album was in the Top 40, the label and catalog number, and gold and platinum album certifications. Features listings for the Pink Floyd albums Dark Side of the Moon, A Nice Pair, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, A Collection of Great Dance Songs, The Final Cut, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, Delicate Sound of Thunder, and The Division Bell. Also includes a record holder section.
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits
Author: Joel Whitburn
Publisher: Billboard Books, 5th edition, 1995, ISBN 0-8230-8280-6, 674 pages.
Synopsis: A guide to every single in the Billboard Top 40 since 1955. Includes the date a record debuted in the Top 40, the record's highest charted position, the total weeks the record was in the Top 40, the label and catalog number, and gold and platinum album certifications. Features listings for the Pink Floyd records Money, and Another Brick in the Wall, part 2. Includes a song index, and a record holder section.
The Billboard Guide to Progressive Music
Author: Bradley Smith
Publisher: Billboard Books, 1997, ISBN 0-8230-7665-2, 288 pages.
Synopsis: An authors guide to progressive music. Includes an overview of progressive music, key progressive music recordings, a list of 100 classic progressive recordings, five progressive music styles, the top 30 space music recordings, the top 30 best sounding recordings, and recommended titles. Features reviews of the Pink Floyd albums/videos The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Pink Floyd at Pompeii, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and Animals.
Board Meetings in the Bath - The Knebworth House Story
Author: Chryssie Lytton Cobbold
Publisher: Methuen, U.K., hardcover, 1986, ISBN 0-413-41650-X, 219 pages.
Synopsis: The story of Knebworth House from 1970 to 1986. Includes the story of how the famous Knebworth Festival came into being, and Pink Floyd's performance there in 1975.
The Book of Rock-From the 1950s to Today
Author: Philip Dodd
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press, paperback, 2005, ISBN 1-56025-729-6, 512 pages.
Synopsis: A book about a variety of rock performers. Features one page about Pink Floyd, with a picture from a 1975 recording session.
Bootleg - The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry
Author: Clinton Heylin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 1995, hardcover, ISBN 0-312-13031-7, 441 pages.
Synopsis: A book about the bootleg industry. Includes some interesting stories about various Pink Floyd bootlegs.
Christgau's Record Guide - Rock Albums of the `70s
Author: Robert Christgau
Publisher: Ticknor & Fields, 1981, ISBN 0-89919-026-X, 471 pages.
Synopsis: A book by Village Voice rock critic Robert Christgau reviewing and grading albums released in the 1970s. Includes reviews of Atom Heart Mother (D+), Meddle (B-), Obscured by Clouds (C), Dark Side of the Moon (B), Wish You Were Here (A-), Animals (B+), and The Wall (B-).
Author: Gary Cee
Publisher: MetroBooks, 1995, hardcover, ISBN 1-56799-168-8, 160 pages.
Synopsis: A large illustrated book on classic rock. Includes Pink Floyd as part of The Magnificent Seven, and has two full pages on Pink Floyd with photos.
Classic Rock & Other Rollers - A Photo Portfolio by Baron Wolman
Author: Baron Wolman
Publisher: SquareBooks, 1992, softcover, ISBN: 0-916290-54-9, 144 pages.
Synopsis: A collection of photographs and memoirs by rock photographer Baron Wolman. Wolman was Rolling Stone's chief photographer from 1967 through 1970. Features a photograph of Pink Floyd taken at the Casa Madrona Hotel, in Sausilito, California in November 1967. Also includes photographs of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, Rolling Stones, Who, Cream, George Harrison, and numerous others.
Clive: Inside the Record Business
Author: Clive Davis with James Willwerth
Publisher: William Morrow and Co., Inc, 1975, hardcover, ISBN 0-688-02872-1, 300 pages.
Synopsis: An historical account of the record business from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s by Clive Davis, former record executive with Columbia Records. Includes the inside story of how Columbia Records signed Pink Floyd away from Capitol Records in 1972.
A Collectors Guide to Soft Machine / Gong / Henry Cow & Related Group Recordings
Author: Vernon Fitch
Publisher: PFA private printing, 1998, 44 pages.
Synopsis: A privately issued booklet that lists hundreds of live recordings by the Soft Machine and their many offshoots. Other bands listed include Matching Mole, Carla Bley, Delivery, Elton Dean Quartet, El Skid, Hugh Hopper Band, Hopper-Dean & Coxhill, Hopper-Dean-Tippett & Galivan, In Cahoots, Isotope, Just Us, Ninesense, Pink Floyd, Raincoats, Soft Head, Soft Heap, Supersister, Symbiosis, Wilde Flowers, WMWM, Wolf, Robert Wyatt, Gong, Daevid Allen, Mother Gong, Steve Hillage, Tim Blake, Didier Malherbe, Bloom, William Burroughs, Here and Now, Pierre Moerlen, Octavia Neptune, Terry Riley, Kevin Ayers, David Bedford, Lol Coxhill, Mike Oldfield, Caravan, Hatfield and the North, Egg, Gilgamesh, National Health, Gordon Beck Quartet, Bill Bruford Band, Camel, Contrepoint, Ivor Cutler, Allan Holdsworth, Nucleus, Rapid Eye Movement, Tempest, David Sinclair, Dave Stewart, Keith Tippett, U.K., Henry Cow, Art Bears, Duck & Cover, Fred Frith, Skeleton Crew, Massacre, The Work, Peter Blegvad Ensemble, Boulevard Theater, Faust, Slapp Happy, Zu Band and others. This book primarily covers concerts in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle - The only definitive guide to the Beatles' entire career
Author: Mark Lewisohn
Publisher: Hamlyn Books, 2004, paperback, ISBN 0-681-02890-4, 368 pages.
Synopsis: A chronicle of the Beatles, including appearances in the studio, on stage, on radio, TV, film and video. Includes information on the Granada TV special in February 1967 that featured Pink Floyd performing live at the UFO Club.
Concert Footage - An Historical Memoir of Over 200 Concert Events Spanning 40 Years
Author: Tim Wilkinson
Publisher: Independent Publishing, 2011, softcover, ISBN 978-1466457959, 484 pages.
Synopsis: A look back at the various concerts attended by the author. No photos, but includes lengthy write ups about the shows with set lists, musicians, staging, etc. all well documented. Lots of Yes shows. Features essays on Pink Floyd-L.A. Sports Arena, February 10, 1980, David Gilmour-Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, June 16, 1984, Roger Waters-Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, September 15, 1987, Pink Floyd-Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, November 21, 1987, Pink Floyd-Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas, April 28, 1988, Pink Floyd-Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas, April 29, 1994, David Gilmour simulcast-Cinemark Theater, Tulsa, Oklahoma, September 15, 2007, and Roger Waters-Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri, October 30, 2010. Lacks a Table of Contents and Index.
Author: Laurie Lewis
Publisher: A Dragon's World book, 1979, hardcover, ISBN 1-85028-021-5, 120 pages.
Synopsis: A book of famous concert photos including some of Pink Floyd.
Copious Notes - The inside story of Egg, Uriel, Arzachel & The Ottawa Company
Author: Dave Stewart, Mont Campbell & Antony Vinall
Publisher: Egg Archive, 2007, paperback, 60 pages.
Synopsis: An historical look back at their history, by the musicians and acquaintances of the bands Uriel, Arzachel and Egg. Features some Pink Floyd recollections, including memories of attending the Pink Floyd Games for May concert in 1967.
Dancing in the Street - A Rock and Roll History
Author: Robert Palmer
Publisher: BBC Books, U.K., 1996, ISBN 0-563-36996-5, 322 pages.
Synopsis: A book on the history of rock and roll. Written to accompany the television series of the same name. Includes a mention of Pink Floyd at the UFO Club in 1967, and the fashion of Syd Barrett.
The Day Before Yesterday - Rock, Rhythm and Jazz in the Bishop's Stortford area from 1957 to 1969
Author: Steve Ingless
Publisher: Scila Publications, U.K. 1999, ISBN 0 9535355 0 9, 231 pages.
Synopsis: A book that documents the popular music scene in the Bishop's Stortford area of England from 1957 to 1969. Features rememberances of numerous concerts at the Rhodes Centre, including Pink Floyd on April 8, 1967. Background information about the area from promoters, musicians, and local business owners is included along with photographs, concert ads, and pictures of other memorabilia. An interesting look at the popular music scene in the 1960s in an English town.
Days in the Life - Voices From the English Underground 1961 - 1971
Author: Jonathon Green
Publisher: Pimlico, U.K., 1998 edition, ISBN 0-7126-6665-6, 468 pages.
Synopsis: A fascinating book on the rise of the British underground scene in the 1960s, as told by many of the people who made it happen. Includes numerous memories from people involved with the early Pink Floyd, such as Peter Jenner, Joe Boyd, June Bolan, Stash de Rola, Jenny Fabian, Mick Farren, John Hopkins, Nick Laird-Clowes, Barry Miles, Jonathon Park, John Peel, and Robert Wyatt.
The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock
Editor: Michael Heatley
Publisher: Star Fire Publishing, U.K., 2007, ISBN 978-1-84451-996-5, 448 pages.
Synopsis: An encyclopedia of rock music bands and artists. Includes chapters on Roots, The Fifties, The Sixties (UK Rock, US Rock, Soul), The Seventies (Rock, Pop & Disco, Punk & New Wave), The Eighties, The Nineties, The Noughties, One-Hit Wonders, and The Instruments. Includes 4 pages on Pink Floyd in the chapter on The Seventies.
Dick Clark's The First 25 Years of Rock & Roll
Authors: Michael Uslan and Bruce Solomon
Publisher: Delacorte Press, N.Y., 1981, hardcover, 466 pages.
Synopsis: A history of rock n' roll. Features two pages about Pink Floyd, including observations that, before Dark Side of the Moon, "They were just too weird! Their gloom-and-doom lyrics were depressing, and their spacey, atonal musical interludes were almost painful to listen to."
Different Every Time - The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt
Author: Marcus O'Dair
Publisher: Serpent's Tail, 2014, hardcover, ISBN: 978-1846687594, 460 pages.
Synopsis: A biography of Robert Wyatt. Includes numerous references to Pink Floyd, as well as Robert's work with Syd Barrett and David Gilmour.
Les Disques Rares Des 60's
Author: Daniel Lesueur
Publisher: France, 1983, 48 pages.
Synopsis: A French discography book about rare French pressings from the 1960s. Features listings for some of the early Pink Floyd French releases. Includes a rarity rating system.
Andy Earl - Vista
Author: Andy Earl
Publisher: Sanctuary Publishing Limited, U.K., 2000, softcover, ISBN 1-86074-321-8, 170 pages.
Synopsis: A book about the photography of Andy Earl. Includes the Pink Floyd-Delicate Sound of Thunder photo shoot, with a paragraph of text about the shoot.
Electric Factory - My Soul's Been Psychedelicized - Four Decades in Posters and Photographs
Authors: Larry Magid and Robert Huber
Publisher: Temple University Press, 2011, hardcover, ISBN 9 781439 901809, 192 pages.
Synopsis: A book about the rock venues in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Features photos (including the cover picture) of Pink Floyd performing at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia on September 26, 1970, along with posters of the show. Includes stories and pictures of various artists performing at the Electric Factory, Live Aid, the Tower Theater, the Atlantic City Pop Festival, and the Spectrum.
Electric Eden - Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music
Author: Rob Young
Publisher: Faber and Faber Ltd., 2011, softcover, ISBN 978-0-571-23753-1, 664 pages.
Synopsis: A book about British popular music in the 1960s and its influences. Includes numerous Pink Floyd references.
Author: Andy Mackay
Publisher: Control Data Publishing, ISBN 0-89893-302-1, 124 pages.
Synopsis: A book on electronic instruments, music and musicians. Includes some references to Pink Floyd.
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th Edition
Editor: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2006, U.S., ISBN 978-0-19-531373-4, ten volumes.
Synopsis: An ten volume encyclopedia of popular music. Includes musicians, producers, record companies, instruments, etc. Features entries for Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Roger Waters, and hundreds of other Pink Floyd related people.
The Encyclopedia of Record Producers - An Indispensable Guide to the Most Important Records Producers in Music History
Authors: Eric Olsen, Paul Verna, and Carlo Wolff
Publisher: Billboard Books, 1999, U.S., ISBN 0-8230-7607-5, 893 pages.
Synopsis: An encyclopedia of famous record producers. Includes biographies of producers that have worked with Pink Floyd and Roger Waters, such as Bob Ezrin and Patrick Leonard.
Encyclopedia of Rock
Authors: Phil Hardy and Dave Laing, with additional material by Stephen Barnard and Don Perretta
Publisher: Schirmer Books, 1988, U.S., hardcover, ISBN 0-02-919562-4, 480 pages.
Synopsis: An encyclopedia of rock with a focus on European performers. Includes a write up on Pink Floyd and a picture of the band from the Ummagumma period.
Encyclopedia of Rock Stars
Authors: Dafydd Rees and Luke Crampton
Publisher: DK Books, 1996, U.S., softcover, ISBN 0-7894-1263-2, 952 pages.
Synopsis: A large encyclopedia of rock stars with a chronological listing for each. Includes four pages on Pink Floyd with significant events listed for each year from 1965 through 1996.
Encyclopedia of Singles
Editor: General editor Paul Du Noyer
Publisher: Dempsey Parr, 1998, U.K., hardcover, ISBN 1-84084-032-3, 256 pages.
Synopsis: An encyclopedia of the 1,000 best-ever singles, according to a group of British music journalists. Reviews are written by various authors, including Philip Dodd, Paul Du Noyer, Dawn Eden, Eithne Farry, Michael Heatley, and Martin Noble. The book details record labels, writers, producers, release dates, chart positions, and features segments of published reviews from the time of the singles release. Includes the Pink Floyd singles See Emily Play, and Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2).
Encyclopedia Walking - Pop Culture & the Alchemy of Rock `n' Roll
Author: Jon Kanis
Publisher: Eyes of Da Vinci Publishing, 2014, U.S., softcover, ISBN 978-0-9906578-0-4, 478 pages.
Synopsis: A cololection of chapters on rock and roll events and artists. Chapter 29 is about The Wall album and stage shows.
Fifty Years of Music - The Story of EMI Music Canada
Author: Nicholas Jennings
Publisher: Macmillan Canada, 2000, hardcover, ISBN 0-7715-7664-1, 168 pages.
Synopsis: A book about the history and releases of EMI Music Canada. Includes the story of Pink Floyd performing in Vancouver in 1973, the release of Dark Side of the Moon in Canada, and a brief history of Pink Floyd and their concerts in Canada. Also includes a complete discography of The 6000 Series of Capitol LP releases in Canada, including Pink Floyd releases, with release dates.
File Under Popular - Theoretical and Critical Writings on Music
Author: Chris Cutler
Publisher: Autonomedia, 1993, ISBN 0-936756-34-9, 184 pages.
Synopsis: Theories of music and culture from a musician's perspective. Includes a chapter on progressive music in the U.K. with a look at the influence of the early Pink Floyd on psychedelic music.
Fillmore-The Last Days
Publisher: Columbia Records, U.S., 1972, 32 pages.
Synopsis: A book that came with the 3-LP album box set, Fillmore - The Last Days, on Fillmore Records, Z3X 31390. This book includes a listing of every Fillmore concert, plus numerous concert posters.
The Fillmore East - Recollections of Rock Theater
Author: Richard Kostelanetz, photographs by Raeanne Rubenstein
Publisher: Schirmer Books, 1995, hardcover, ISBN: 0-02-871847-X
Synopsis: The history of the Fillmore East in New York, one of rocks major venues from 1968-1971. Reviews and pictures of many of the bands that played there, including two pages on Pink Floyd-Fillmore East, October 2, 1970, with one photograph (1970 studio photo).
Author: Michael Moorcock
Publisher: Paperback Library, Inc., 1967, first U.S. printing, 158 pages.
Synopsis: This book likely inspired the Pink Floyd song, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun. The story takes place on earth in the year 2091 A.D., in the City of Switzerland, which is the center of the world government. Amidst a political power struggle, a bizarre spaceship pilot, known as the Fireclown, develops a time drive which allows him to pilot his spacecraft safely into the heart of the sun, where finds he can achieve pure consciousness, a heightened state of existence devoid of any intelligence. Convinced that pure consciousness is preferable to worthless human intelligence, the Fireclown tries to rid the earth of intelligence by unleashing a time fire that will destroy human intelligence without destroying life. However, he is defeated, and the story ends with the Fireclown piloting an unprotected spaceship into the heart of the sun.
Bob Geldof - Is That It? - the autobiography
Authors: Bob Geldof with Paul Valley
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, U.S., 1987, hardcover, ISBN 1-55584-115-5, 360 pages.
Synopsis: Bob Geldof's autobiography. Includes Geldof writing about his experiences acting in The Wall movie.
Giants in the Small World - Music Life Rock Photo Gallery
Author: Photographs by Koh Hasebe
Publisher: Shinko Music Publishing Co., Ltd., 1975, ISBN 0117465-539, 144 pages.
Synopsis: A Music Life 25th anniversary special book of photographs by Koh Hasebe, one of Japan's leading music photographers. Includes photos of numerous bands, mostly taken in Japan. Pink Floyd photos include Roger Waters at Haneda Airport in March 1972, Roger Waters at Hakone in August 1971, and Pink Floyd in Tokyo in March 1972.
The God of Hellfire - The Crazy Life and Times of Arthur Brown
Author: Polly Marshall
Publisher: SAF Publishing, 2005, hardcover, ISBN 0-946719-77-2, 255 pages.
Synopsis: A biography of singer, Arthur Brown. Includes a number of Pink Floyd references and stories.
Gong Dreaming 1 - Soft Machine 66-69
Author: Daevid Allen
Publisher: GAS Publications, 136 pages.
Synopsis: Daevid Allen's history of the early Soft Machine. Includes Daevid's tale of seeing the Syd Barrett Pink Floyd live.
Gong Dreaming 2 - The Histories & Mysteries of Gong from 1969-1975
Author: Daevid Allen
Publisher: SAF Publishing Ltd., 2009, hardcover, ISBN: 978-0-946719-56-3, 444 pages.
Synopsis: Daevid Allen's own history of his adventures in Gong. A continuation of Gong Dreaming 1.
Bill Graham Presents
Authors: Bill Graham and Robert Greenfield
Publisher: Doubleday, 1992, hardcover, ISBN 0-385-24077-5, 568 pages.
Synopsis: The story of Bill Graham, the legendary concert promoter of the Fillmore Auditoriums and other concert events. An excellent look at the development of Rock and Roll concert promotions as well as many behind the scenes look at the music industry in general. Talks briefly about the relationship between Pink Floyd's manager and the band, compared to the way other managers handled bands in the United States.
The Grande Ballroom - Detroit's Rock 'n' Roll Palace
Author: Leo Early
Publisher: History Press, 2016, softcover, ISBN 978-1-62619-781-7, 220 pages.
Synopsis: A history of the Grande Ballroom, Detroit's primary venue for rock and roll from 1966 to 1972, including lots of pictures of posters and bands, plus sections on each performer. Features a paragraph about Pink Floyd's appearance at the Grande on July 12, 1968, as well as a picture of the poster for the show.
The Great British Recording Studios
Author: Howard Massey
Publisher: Hal Leonard Books, 2015, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4584-2197-5, 357 pages.
Synopsis: A book about British recording studios, including many that have been used by Pink Floyd over the years. Features various pictures of the studios, the equipment, and the engineers. The book has an explanation of how the echo was done for the song Us & Them at Abbey Road Studios, and which studios were used by Pink Floyd for certain albums. The front cover features a picture of Pink Floyd from 1967.
The Great Psychedelic Discography
Author: Martin C. Strong
Publisher: Canongate, 1997, ISBN 0-86241-726-0, 388 pages.
Synopsis: An excellent collection of discographies of psychedelic, progressive, experimental, ambient, new age, and retro-psych music. Includes a Pink Floyd history, with numerous Pink Floyd and related releases.
Great Record Labels
Author: Al Cimino
Publisher: Chartwell Books, 1992, hardcover, ISBN 1-55521-787-7, 112 pages.
Synopsis: An illustrated book covering the history of numerous record company labels. Includes EMI, Capitol, Virgin and others. Also, tells the story of Dick Asher's refusal to pay out on the Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) single.
The Great Rock Discography
Author: M.C. Strong
Publisher: Omnibus Press, Third Edition 1996, ISBN 086-241-541-1, 946 pages.
Synopsis: An excellent collection of discographies of rock and roll artists. Includes a Pink Floyd history, with Pink Floyd and related releases.
Grit Noise and Revolution - The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll
Author: David A. Carson
Publisher: University of Michigan Press, 2008, hardcover, ISBN 0-472-11503-0, 376 pages.
Synopsis: A history of rock and roll in Detroit, Michigan. Includes mentions of Pink Floyd performing at the Grande Ballroom on July 12, 1968, and their cancelled appearance at the Holloween Festival in Detroit. Primary focus is on the MC5, although most of the other Michigan bands are mentioned.
Authors: Jenny Fabian & Johnny Byrne
Publisher: Omnibus Press, 1997, ISBN 0-7119-6318-5, 215 pages.
Synopsis: A novel about a groupie and her adventures in London in the late 1960s. Originally published in 1969, the story includes adventures with the band Pink Floyd (referred to as Satin Odyssey), with the band members under different names (Syd Barrett is called Ben). Other bands in the book include the Animals (The Savage), Dantalionís Chariot (Transfer Project), Family (Relation), The Fugs (The New York Sound and Touch), Jimi Hendrix Experience (Jacklin-H-Event), The Nice (The Elevation), Soft Machine (The Dream Battery), and Spooky Tooth (The Shadow Cabinet).