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This is a listing of the various books I have in my Pink Floyd reference library about other bands that give information about Pink Floyd in one way or another. 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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- June 1st, 1974 - Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Nico, Eno, Mike Oldfield and Robert Wyatt: The Greatest Supergroup of the Seventies by Dave Thompson
- Alice Cooper
- Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs! - My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group by Dennis Dunaway
- 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
- The Complete Beatles Chronicle - The only definitive guide to the Beatles' entire career by Mark Lewisohn
- Revolution in the Head - The Beatles Records and the Sixties by Ian MacDonald
- The Unknown Paul McCartney - McCartney and the avant-garde by Ian Peel
- Arthur Brown
- The God of Hellfire - The Crazy Life and Times of Arthur Brown by Polly Marshall
- Bill Bruford
- Bill Bruford - The Autobiography by Bill Bruford
- Copious Notes - The inside story of Egg, Uriel, Arzachel & The Ottawa Company by Dave Stewart, Mont Campbell & Antony Vinall
- Gong Dreaming 1 - Soft Machine 66-69 by Daevid Allen
- Gong Dreaming 2 - The Histories & Mysteries of Gong from 1969-1975 by Daevid Allen
- Hawkwind - Sonic Assains by Ian Abrahams
- The Music of Hawkwind by Chris Wade with Paul Garbutt
- The Saga of Hawkwind by Carol Clerk
- The Spirit of Hawkwind 1969-1976 by Nik Turner & Dave Thompson
- Jimi Hendrix
- Jimi Hendrix - Electric Gypsy by Harry Shapiro and Caesar Glebbeek
- Jimi Hendrix - The Man, The Music, The Memorabilia by Caesar Glebbeek and Douglas J. Noble
- The Illustrated Jimi Hendrix by Geoffrey Giuliano
- Henry Cow
- The Henry Cow Book by Chris Cutler and Tim Hodgkinson
- The Nice
- Hang on to a Dream - The Story of The Nice by Martyn Hanson
- Paul McCartney
- The Unknown Paul McCartney - McCartney and the avant-garde by Ian Peel
- Soft Machine
- Soft Machine - Out-Bloody-Rageous by Graham Bennett
- Van Der Graaf Generator
- The Lemming Chronicles by David Shaw-Parker
- The Who
- Anyway Anyhow Anywhere - The Complete Chronicle of The Who 1958-1978 by Andy Neill & Matt Kent
- Before I Get Old - The Story of The Who by Dave Marsh
- Who I Am by Pete Townshend
- Women Artists
- She's A Rebel - The History of Women in Rock & Roll by Gillian G. Gaar
- Robert Wyatt
- Different Every Time - The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt by Marcus O'Dair
- Wrong Movements - A Robert Wyatt History by Michael King
- Frank Zappa
- Frank Zappa - The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play by Ben Watson
June 1st, 1974 - Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Nico, Eno, Mike Oldfield and Robert Wyatt: The Greatest Supergroup of the Seventies
Author: Dave Thompson
Publisher: Independent Publishing, 2013, softcover, ISBN 978-1489572837, 331 pages, no index.
Synopsis: A chronological look at the artists of the ACNE concert, and related artists, from 1965 to 1975. Includes album information and reviews, concert reviews, and television appearances. Features various Pink Floyd mentions, as well as coverage of Nick Mason sessions, such as a review of the Robert Wyatt show at Drury Lane, London on September 8, 1974, with Nick Mason on drums.
Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs! - My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group
Author: Dennis Dunaway
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books, 2015, hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-250-04808-0, 291 pages, no index.
Synopsis: A book by the former bassist of the Alice Cooper Group, Dennis Dunaway, about his adventures in the band. Features a section about Pink Floyd living with the Alice Cooper Group in 1967 (pgs 73-75), with a story about Syd Barrett's guitar, and roadie Les Branden.
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.
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.
Revolution in the Head - The Beatles Records and the Sixties
Author: Ian MacDonald
Publisher: Owl Books, 1995, paperback, ISBN 0-8050-4245-8, 387 pages.
Synopsis: A book listing every Beatles song and the background and influences that affected the work. Includes a mention of Pink Floyd meeting the Beatles during the Sgt. Pepper recording sessions and other influences they had on each other.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hawkwind - Sonic Assains
Author: Ian Abrahams
Publisher: Lumoni Press, 2017, softcover, ISBN 978 1542379038, 323 pages, no index.
Synopsis: A book about the history of Hawkwind and their influences. Discusses the influence Pink Floyd had on Hawkwind early on, with both their albums and their live performances.
The Music of Hawkwind
Authors: Chris Wade with Paul Garbutt
Publisher: Wisdom Twins Books, 2016, softcover, ISBN 978-1-326-77795-1, 236 pages.
Synopsis: A book about the band, Hawkwind, with history, black & white photos, and interviews with numerous band members and associates.
The Saga of Hawkwind
Author: Carol Clerk
Publisher: Omnibus Press, 2004, hardcover, ISBN 9 781844 491018, 546 pages.
Synopsis: An excellent book about the history of Hawkwind. Includes various mentions of Pink Floyd as an influence, and their relationship, with a brief mention of David Gilmour mixing the song Kerb Crawler.
The Spirit of Hawkwind 1969-1976
Authors: Nik Turner & Dave Thompson
Publisher: Cleopatra Books, 2015, U.S., hardcover, ISBN 0-9636193-9-X, 298 pages.
Synopsis: A history of Hawkwind by one of its founding members. Includes a few Pink Floyd mentions as early influences on the band.
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Gypsy
Authors: Harry Shapiro and Caesar Glebbeek
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 1995, ISBN 0-312-13062-7, 769 pages.
Synopsis: An excellent book on the life of Jimi Hendrix. Includes a complete listing of tour dates, including the dates of the November 1967 U.K. tour with Pink Floyd. Also includes a photograph of the concert poster for the Tulip Bulb Auction Hall, May 29, 1967, with the Pink Floyd.
Jimi Hendrix - The Man, The Music, The Memorabilia
Authors: Caesar Glebbeek and Douglas J. Noble
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1996, ISBN 1-56025-099-2, 224 pages.
Synopsis: A large book about the musical career of Jimi Hendrix, full of pictures. It includes a photo of the 1967 Hendrix-Pink Floyd tour folder and a couple of tickets and posters from the December 1967 U.K. tour with the Pink Floyd.
The Illustrated Jimi Hendrix
Author: Geoffrey Giuliano
Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1994, hardcover, ISBN 0-7858-0003-4, 96 pages.
Synopsis: An illustrated history of Jimi Hendrix. Includes a mention of the 1967 Jimi Hendrix-Pink Floyd tour and has a photo of a 1967 Holland concert poster with Pink Floyd.
The Henry Cow Book
Compilers: Chris Cutler and Tim Hodgkinson
Publisher: Third Step Printworks, 1981, U.K., 116 pages.
Synopsis: A collection of documents, artworks, and information about the band Henry Cow, from the years 1968 to 1978. Includes concert schedules, set lists, press releases, musical scores, photographs, newspaper reviews, concert posters, artworks, and related memorabilia. Henry Cow was formed by students at Cambridge University, and their first concert was in support of Pink Floyd at the Architects Ball, Homerton College, Cambridge, England, on June 12, 1968. They also worked with Anthony Moore and Robert Wyatt.
Hang on to a Dream - The Story of The Nice
Author: Martyn Hanson
Publisher: Foruli Classics, 2014 revised edition, softcover, ISBN: 978-1-905792-61-0, 267 pages.
Synopsis: A book about the band, The Nice. Includes stories about the band playing with Pink Floyd in the 1960s, and of The Nice's guitarist, Davy O'List, dressing up like Syd Barrett to stand in for a missing Barrett with Pink Floyd during the 1967 Hendrix tour.
The Unknown Paul McCartney - McCartney and the avant-garde
Author: Ian Peel
Publisher: Reynolds and Hearn, Ltd, London, 2002, softcover, ISBN 1-903111-36-6, 255 pages.
Synopsis: A look at Paul McCarney and his interest in avant-garde music. Includes numerous references to McCartney and Pink Floyd. Explores pyschedelic tape loop experiments in the 1960s, the Percy Thrillington project in the 1970s, and his work in The Fireman.
Soft Machine - Out-Bloody-Rageous
Author: Graham Bennett
Publisher: SAF Publishing, 2005, U.K., hardcover, ISBN 0-946719-84-5, 415 pages.
Synopsis: A history of one of the great British bands, the Soft Machine. Includes alot about their early years in the late 1960s when they were part of the psychedelic underground in London. Numerous mentions of their associations with Pink Floyd. Features a Soft Machine family tree, concert file, discography, recording sessions, radio, TV, and film recordings, the Softs after Soft Machine, and a list of interesting Soft Machine and related websites.
Van Der Graaf Generator
The Lemming Chronicles
Author: David Shaw-Parker
Publisher: Pandoras Box, 1995, ISBN 0-9524725-0-3, 284 pages.
Synopsis: A critical appreciation of the music of Peter Hammill and Van Der Graaf Generator. Includes a brief reference to the Notts County Music Festival on May 10, 1969 with Pink Floyd as headliner.
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.
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.
Who I Am
Author: Pete Townshend
Publisher: HarperCollins, 2012, U.S., hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-212724-2, 538 pages.
Synopsis: An autobiography by Pete Townshend. Includes various Pink Floyd and David Gilmour rememberances.
She's A Rebel - The History of Women in Rock & Roll
Author: Gillian G. Gaar
Publisher: Seal Press, 1992, ISBN 1-878067-08-7, 467 pages.
Synopsis: A look at various women Rock & Roll artists, including some who have worked with members of Pink Floyd, such as Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Marianne Faithfull, Cyndi Lauper, and Sinead O'Connor.
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.
Wrong Movements - A Robert Wyatt History
Author: Researched, compiled, edited and written by Michael King
Publisher: SAF Publishing Ltd., 1994, ISBN 0 946719 10 1
Synopsis: An excellent biography / history of Robert Wyatt and his many musical excursions. Includes detailed information about the early Soft Machine with references to concerts that they played with the Pink Floyd in the 1960s and to the Pink Floyd benefit concerts for Robert in 1974.
Frank Zappa - The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play
Author: Ben Watson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 1995, hardcover, ISBN 0-312-11918-6, 597 pages.
Synopsis: A look at the musician, Frank Zappa, and his influence in modern rock music. Includes a mention of Pink Floyd in the classic rock scene and how they thought about using tapes of the band discussing alienation during the making of Wish You Were Here.