Pink Floyd Related Books
L - R

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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 L-R. 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 L - R

  1. Legends of Rock by Marjorie Galen and Gordon Matthews
  2. Legends of Rock - The Artists, Instruments, Myths and History of 50 Years of Music by Ernesto Assante
  3. Listening to the Future - The Time of Progressive Rock by Bill Martin
  4. The Melody Maker File
  5. Moguls and Madmen - The Pursuit of Power in Popular Music by Jory Farr
  6. The Mojo Collection - The Greatest Albums of All Time . . . and How They Happened edited by Jim Irvin
  7. The Music's All That Matters - A History of Progressive Rock by Paul Stump
  8. My Bass and Other Animals by Guy Pratt
  9. My Generation - The Glory Years of Rock by Alwyn W. Turner
  10. Never a Dull Moment - 1971-The Year that Rock Exploded by David Hepworth
  11. The NME Book of Rock 2
  12. The 1960s by R.G. Grant
  13. The Ossie Clark Diaries edited and introduced by Lady Henrietta Ross
  14. Pioneers of Rock and Roll by Harry Sumrall
  15. The Progressive Rock Files by Jerry Lucky
  16. Psychedelia Britannica - Hallucinogenic Drugs in Britain by Antonio Melechi
  17. Psychedelia - The Long Strange Trip by Martin Huxley
  18. The Psychedelic Rock Files by Jerry Lucky
  19. Ranters and Crowd Pleasers - Punk in Pop Music, 1977-92 by Greil Marcus
  20. The Rise and Fall of Popular Music - A Narrative History from the Renaissance to Rock n' Roll by Donald Clarke
  21. Rock & Roll - an unruly history by Robert Palmer
  22. Rock and Roll - A Social History by Paul Friedlander
  23. Rock & Roll - The Music, Musicians, and the Mania by Ted Greenwald
  24. The Rock & Roll Almanac - The Songs, the Stars, the Scandals, the Stories by Mark Bego
  25. Rock and Roll - It's History and Stylistic Development by Joe Stuessy
  26. Rock and Roll Revealed - The Outrageous Lives of Rock's Biggest Stars by Maryanne Melloan
  27. Rock & Roll Traveler - Great Britain and Ireland by Ed Glinert and Tim Perry
  28. Rock Atlas - 800 great music locations and the fascinating stories behind them by David Roberts
  29. Rock Atlas USA by David Roberts
  30. Rock Family Trees / More Rock Family Trees by Pete Frame
  31. Rock From the Beginning by Nik Cohn
  32. Rock Lists by Dave Marsh and James Bernard
  33. Rock 'n' Roll - The Famous Lyrics Scott Buchanan, editor
  34. Rock On Almanac - The First Four Decades of Rock `n' Roll by Norm N. Nite
  35. Rock on the Road by Mick Gold
  36. The Rock Pack by James Henke and Ron Meer
  37. Rock Stars Cars by David Roberts
  38. Rock Stars Do the Dumbest Things by Margaret Moser and Bill Crawford
  39. Rocking the Classics - English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture by Edward Macan
  40. Rocking the State - Rock Music and Politics in Eastern Europe and Russia edited by Sabrina Petra Ramet
  41. The Rolling Stone Record Guide Edited by Dave Marsh with John Swenson


Pink Floyd Related Books L - R

  1. Legends of Rock

    Authors: Marjorie Galen and Gordon Matthews
    Publisher: Dalmation Press, hardcover, 2007, ISBN 1-40373-719-3, 160 pages.
    Synopsis: A look at various rock performers. Features a page on Pink Floyd, with a picture of the band from 1967, a Syd Barrett quote, and a list of greatest hits.


  2. Legends of Rock - The Artists, Instruments, Myths and History of 50 Years of Music

    Author: Ernesto Assante
    Publisher: VMB Publishers, Italy, hardcover, 2014, ISBN 978-88-540-2597-4, 480 pages.
    Synopsis: A look at various rock performers. Features a section on Pink Floyd, with eight pages of pictures from 1967 through 1994.


  3. Listening to the Future - The Time of Progressive Rock

    Author: Bill Martin
    Publisher: Open Court, 1998, ISBN 0-8126-9368-X, 356 pages.
    Synopsis: A book about progressive rock music, written by the Associate Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University. Includes numerous mentions of Pink Floyd, although the author does not place them in the category of progressive rock.


  4. The Melody Maker File 1974

    Editor: Ray Coleman, editor of Melody Maker
    Publisher: IPC Specialist and Professional Press Ltd., U.K., 1974, 127 pages.
    Synopsis: A 1974 annual from Melody Maker, one of the U.K.'s top music newspapaers. Features a 4-page article on Pink Floyd by Chris Welch and a color photo of David Gilmour performing. Also includes articles and photos about Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Slade, Roxy Music, Lou Reed, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Brian Wilson, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, Bob Marley, Gamble and Huff, Diana Ross, David Cassidy, The Osmonds, Yoko Ono, Bette Midler, Carly Simon, Fat Freddy and Patsy, Leonard Cohen, Cat Stevens, and Miles Davis.


  5. Moguls and Madmen - The Pursuit of Power in Popular Music

    Author: Jory Farr
    Publisher: Simon And Schuster, 1994, hardcover, ISBN 0-671-73946-8, 319 pages.
    Synopsis: A behind the scenes look at some of the most influential and powerful people in rock music. Includes a mention of Pink Floyd among groups that have made bad business deals.


  6. The Mojo Collection - The Greatest Albums of All Time . . . and How They Happened

    Editor: edited by Jim Irvin
    Publisher: Mojo Books, 2000, softcover, ISBN 1-84195-067-X, 914 pages.
    Synopsis: A large volume containing the stories behind the greatest albums of all time and the artists that made them, as told by the staff of the excellent British music magazine, Mojo. Includes entries for the Pink Floyd albums, Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Dark Side of the Moon, and The Wall. This book is divided into decades, and each album entry also includes information on record label, producer, recording site, personnel, track listing, running time, current CD issue, and recomendations for further listening and further reading. An excellent guide to a wide variety of music.


  7. The Music's All That Matters - A History of Progressive Rock

    Author: Paul Stump
    Publisher: Quartet Books, 1998, ISBN 0-7043-8036-6, 384 pages.
    Synopsis: A look at the rise of progressive rock music and the bands that were involved. Includes numerous Pink Floyd references as one of the founders of the genre.


  8. My Bass and Other Animals

    Author: Guy Pratt
    Publisher: Orion Books, 2007, hardcover, U.K., ISBN 978-0-7528-7631-3, 294 pages.
    Synopsis: Guy Pratt's story of playing bass guitar in the world of rock music. Covers stints with Sylvain Sylvain, Icehpouse, Robert Palmer, Dream Academy, Bryan Ferry, The Smiths, Pink Floyd, Madonna, Michael Jackson, and David Gilmour.


  9. My Generation - The Glory Years of Rock

    Author: Alwyn W. Turner
    Publisher: Victoria and Albert Museum, 2010, hardcover, U.K., ISBN 978-1-851-77597-2, 240 pages.
    Synopsis: A book that documents the photography of Harry Goodwin, the official photographer for Top of the Pops BBC TV show. Features four portraits of the members of Pink Floyd taken at Top of the Pops in July 1967.


  10. Never a Dull Moment - 1971-The Year that Rock Exploded

    Author: David Hepworth
    Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, 2016, ISBN 978-1-62779-399-5, 308 pages.
    Synopsis: A look back at the year 1971, and the events that took place in music and the world. Includes references to Pink Floyd and the environment that influenced them.


  11. The NME Book of Rock 2

    Publisher: Wyndham Publications, Inc., 1977, ISBN 0 352 39715 2, 553 pages.
    Synopsis: An encyclopedia of rock by British music newspaper New Musical Express. Includes entries for Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett, with discography.


  12. The 1960s

    Author: R.G. Grant
    Publisher: Mallard Press, 1990, hardcover, ISBN 0792-45443-X, 192 pages.
    Synopsis: A large book full of pictures and events of each year of the 1960s. Includes references and photos of Pink Floyd in 1966 and 1967.


  13. The Ossie Clark Diaries

    Editor: Edited and Introduced by Lady Henrietta Ross
    Publisher: Bloomsbury, U.K., 1998, hardcover, ISBN 0-7475-3901-4, 402 pages.
    Synopsis: The 1974-1996 diaries of Ossie Clark, one of London's premiere fashion designers. Includes various entries about attending Pink Floyd concerts and parties.


  14. Pioneers of Rock and Roll

    Author: Harry Sumrall
    Publisher: Billboard Books, 1994, ISBN 0-8230-7628-8, 308 pages.
    Synopsis: A look at 100 artists who changed the face of rock. Includes chapters on Pink Floyd, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Soft Machine, Velvet Underground, Frank Zappa, and others.


  15. The Progressive Rock Files

    Author: Jerry Lucky
    Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc., 4th edition, 1998, ISBN 1-896522-10-6, 304 pages.
    Synopsis: An historical account of progressive rock, with an A to Z listing of progressive rock bands. Includes the role of Pink Floyd in progressive rock and a special CD release of Interstellar Overdrive and Nick's Boogie from the Tonite Let's All Make Love in London soundtrack.


  16. Psychedelia Britannica - Hallucinogenic Drugs in Britain

    Editor: Antonio Melechi
    Publisher: Turnaround, U.K., 1997, ISBN 1-873262-05-1, 212 pages.
    Synopsis: A collection of essays about the use and influence of psychedelic drugs on the British culture. Forward by Albert Hoffman. Includes the essays Drugs of Liberation: From Psychiatry to Psychedelia by Anyonio Melechi that discusses R.D. Lang and anti-psychiatry, the essay Altered Sounds by Sheila Whiteley that explores the influences drugs had on music including the Pink Floyd, and the essay Return to Eden by Simon Reynolds that examines the psychedelic era and Pink Floyd's part in it all.


  17. Psychedelia - The Long Strange Trip

    Author: Martin Huxley
    Publisher: Friedman / Fairfax Publishers, The Life, Times & Music Series, 1995, ISBN 1-56799-227-7, 64 pages.
    Synopsis: A look at psychedelic rock bands, with the final chapter on Pink Floyd. This book is issued with a CD of many of the songs by the bands (Pink Floyd is not included on the CD).


  18. The Psychedelic Rock Files

    Author: Jerry Lucky
    Publisher: Collectors Guide Publishing, Inc., 2003, ISBN 1-896522-97-1, 344 pages.
    Synopsis: A book about the psychedelic rock period. Includes numerous Pink Floyd references. Features a history of the psychedelic era, a psychedelic timeline, a chapter on pyschedelic posters, light shows, venues, a definition of psychedelic music, and an A to Z listing of psychedelic bands. What a great genre.


  19. Ranters and Crowd Pleasers - Punk in Pop Music, 1977-92

    Author: Greil Marcus
    Publisher: Doubleday, 1993, hardcover, ISBN 0-385-41720-9, 438 pages.
    Synopsis: A collection of articles on punk rock. Includes a mention of punk and Another Brick in the Wall, and a review of the movie Tonite Let's All Make Love in London.


  20. The Rise and Fall of Popular Music - A Narrative History from the Renaissance to Rock n' Roll

    Author: Donald Clarke
    Publisher: St. Martin's Press, hardcover, 1995, ISBN 0-312-11573-3, 620 pages.
    Synopsis: A narrative history of popular music from medieval Europe through the twentieth century. Mention is made of Pink Anderson and Floyd Council, the advent of British progressive rock with Pink Floyd, and Columbia Records luring Pink Floyd away from Capitol Records.


  21. Rock & Roll - an unruly history

    Author: Robert Palmer
    Publisher: Harmony Books, 1995, hardcover, ISBN 0-517-70050-6, 325 pages.
    Synopsis: A companion volume to the PBS television series of the same name, this book takes a look at the history of rock and roll. Chapter 6, Eight Miles High, includes a look at 1967 Britain and talks about Pink Floyd at the UFO Club.


  22. Rock and Roll - A Social History

    Author: Paul Friedlander
    Publisher: Westview Press, 1996, paperback, ISBN 0-8113-2725-3, 356 pages.
    Synopsis: An overview of Rock and Rolls first 35 years with a discography. Includes Pink Floyd as part of the British rock progressive scene and talks about Pink Floyd as theatrical rock.


  23. Rock & Roll - The Music, Musicians, and the Mania

    Author: Ted Greenwald
    Publisher: Mallard Press, 1992, hardcover, ISBN 0-7924-5765-X, 120 pages.
    Synopsis: A large book covering certain periods of rock and roll. Appendix has a listing of Grammy awards. Includes a write up on Pink Floyd and a photo from the 1971 period.


  24. The Rock & Roll Almanac - The Songs, the Stars, the Scandals, the Stories

    Author: Mark Bego
    Publisher: Macmillan, 1996, 0-02-860432-6, 308 pages.
    Synopsis: A look at various rock and roll information, including birth dates, Grammy Award winners, and rock star's former occupations. Includes Pink Floyd listed under Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees.


  25. Rock and Roll - It's History and Stylistic Development

    Author: Joe Stuessy
    Publisher: Prentice Hall, 1994, second edition, ISBN: 0-13-782608-7, 434 pages.
    Synopsis: An examination of the stylistic development of rock and roll music. Includes a chapter on the 1970s, with a section about Pink Floyd.


  26. Rock and Roll Revealed - The Outrageous Lives of Rock's Biggest Stars

    Author: Maryanne Melloan
    Publisher: Smithmark, 1993, hardcover, ISBN 0-8317-5159-2, 119 pages.
    Synopsis: A large hardcover pictorial book with stories about the lives of various rock and roll stars. Includes a brief write-up on Pink Floyd's use of inflatables and a picture from The Wall live in Berlin.


  27. Rock & Roll Traveler - Great Britain and Ireland

    Authors: Ed Glinert and Tim Perry
    Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc., 1997, softcover, ISBN 0-679-03118-9, 344 pages.
    Synopsis: A travelers' guide to rock and roll sites in Great Britain and Ireland. Entries include a history of the location, how it relates to an artist, and directions on how to get there. Features numerous Pink Floyd landmarks, including the UFO Club, EMI Records, the Marquee, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Wembey Stadium, Britannia Row Studios, Alexandra Palace, the Roundhouse, Abbey Road Studios, Battersea Power Station, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Olympia, All Saints Church Hall, BBC Television Centre, Knebworth, The Dome Brighton, The Anchor, Syd Barrett's Birthplace, Syd Barrett's residence in the '50s, the Cambridge Corn Exchange, David Gilmour's birthplace, the Lunatic on the Grass location, Birmingham Town Hall, NEC, various recording studios, and more. Also includes lots of Beatles, Hendrix, and Who locations, as well as record stores, and places to eat.


  28. Rock Atlas - 800 great music locations and the fascinating stories behind them

    Author: David Roberts
    Publisher: Red Planet Publishing Ltd., March 2015, second edition, softcover, ISBN 978-1-905959-57-0, 488 pages.
    Synopsis: A book about music locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including birth places, studios, photo locations and concert venues. Features numerous Pink Floyd locations and stories.


  29. Rock Atlas USA

    Author: David Roberts
    Publisher: Red Planet Publishing Ltd., November 2013, softcover, ISBN 978-1-9059-5997-6, 288 pages.
    Synopsis: A book about music locations in the United States, including birth places, studios, photo locations and concert venues. Features a few Pink Floyd locations and stories.


  30. Rock Family Trees / More Rock Family Trees

    Author: Pete Frame
    Publishers:
    1) Rock Family Trees: Omnibus Press, 1993, softcover with fold-out pages, 60 pages.
    2) More Rock Family Trees: Omnibus Press, 1998, softcover with fold-out pages, 34 pages.
    Synopsis: An excellent look at the histories of various bands, including personnel changes, discographies, and little known background information.
    Rock Family Trees includes histories of Family, Hawkwind, King Crimson, Roxy Music, Genesis, Yardbirds, Traffic, Led Zeppelin, the Kinks, Rolling Stones, Pretty Things, Eric Clapton, the Faces, Jeff Beck, the Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Country Joe & the Fish, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Fleetwood Mac, Buffalo Springfield, and many more.
    More Rock Family Trees includes family trees for Pink Floyd, Velvet Underground, Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Asia, The Nice, Strawbs, Refugee, Tomorrow, Black Sabbath, The Smiths, Sex Pistols, Buddy Holly, Santana, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Jeff Beck, Spirit, and many more.


  31. Rock From the Beginning

    Author: Nik Cohn
    Publisher: Pocket Book, July 1970, paperback, 216 pages.
    Synopsis: The history of rock and roll. Pink Floyd is mentioned as the most serious attempt at local psychedelia. But the author states that they were incredibly loud, and boring almost beyond belief. He adds that Syd Barrett is a good songwriter, but after a time Barrett quit, and from then on the proceedings were all dire.


  32. Rock Lists

    Authors: Dave Marsh and James Bernard
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1991, paperback, ISBN 0-671-78700-4, 600 pages.
    Synopsis: An entertaining book of rock lists. Includes all sorts of random lists, such as Beatles Firsts, 25 Known for Their Hats, Frank Zappa's Favorite Rock Critics, Best Songs to Pass the Censor, etc. Pink Floyd is included in some of the lists.


  33. Rock 'n' Roll - The Famous Lyrics

    Author: Scott Buchanan, editor
    Publisher: Harper Perennial, 1994, paperback, ISBN 0-06-273235-8, 320 pages.
    Synopsis: Selected lyrics from 1000 famous rock songs with indexes to performers, songwriters, titles and keywords. Includes the Pink Floyd songs Brain Damage, Money, Time, Us and Them, Have a Cigar, Welcome to the Machine, Wish You Were Here, Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2), and Hey You.


  34. Rock On Almanac - The First Four Decades of Rock `n' Roll

    Author: Norm N. Nite
    Publisher: HarperPerennial, 1992, paperback, ISBN 0-06-273157-2, 581 pages.
    Synopsis: A large chronology of Rock and Roll. Every year includes news highlights, sports winners, music highlights, debut artists, hits, top singles, top albums, Grammy winners, births and deaths, movies, pop music concerts on film, other popular movies, academy award winners, and top television shows. Includes mentions of Pink Floyd in 1973, 1979 and 1982.


  35. Rock on the Road

    Author: Mick Gold
    Publisher: Futura Publications Ltd., 1976, ISBN 0-8600-7323-8, 160 pages.
    Synopsis: A book by rock photographer, Mick Gold, that includes interviews and lots of original photographs. Includes 24 pages on Pink Floyd.


  36. The Rock Pack

    Authors: James Henke and Ron Meer
    Publisher: Universe Publishing, 1998, ISBN 0-7893-0100-8, 12 pages.
    Synopsis: A novelty book on the history of rock and roll, presented with pop ups and fold outs, in association with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Includes a mention of Pink Floyd as a Hall of Fame member, and has a Dark Side of the moon album cover insert, and a Wall Live in Berlin stand up. Also comes with a CD that is mostly about Motown and soul, but includes short interviews with Ray Davies and Ray Manzarek.


  37. Rock Stars Cars

    Author: David Roberts
    Publisher: Red Planet, 2015, hardcover, ISBN 9781905959778, 128 pages.
    Synopsis: A look at the various cars owned by rock stars. Features Syd Barrett with his Pontiac Parisienne, Pink Floyd and their GP Beach Buggy, and Nick Mason with his Ferrari 250 GTO and Auto Union Type C.


  38. Rock Stars Do the Dumbest Things

    Authors: Margaret Moser and Bill Crawford
    Publisher: Renaissance Books, 1998, ISBN 1-58063-023-5, 290 pages.
    Synopsis: A look at strange things that have been done by rocks stars and bands. Includes a chapter on Pink Floyd. The things they list are not necessarily dumb, just unusual (for example, the first thing they list under Pink Floyd is the fact that their first single was about a kleptomaniac transvestite.)


  39. Rocking the Classics - English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture

    Author: Edward Macan
    Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1997, ISBN 0-19-509888-9, 290 pages.
    Synopsis: A book looking at English progressive rock of the 1960s and 1970s, including Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, Jethro Tull, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Gentle Giant, Curved Air, Yes and others. Appendix includes listing of bands and discography.


  40. Rocking the State - Rock Music and Politics in Eastern Europe and Russia

    Author: Edited by Sabrina Petra Ramet
    Publisher: Westview Press, 1994, paperback, ISBN 0-8133-1763-0, 317 pages.
    Synopsis: An in-depth look at music and the politics of music in Russia and Eastern Europe. Includes a story on how the government handled a Pink Floyd concert in East Germany, as well as information on the Melodia label and Kugozor magazine.


  41. The Rolling Stone Record Guide

    Editors: Edited by Dave Marsh with John Swenson
    Publisher: Random House/Rolling Stone Press, 1979, paperback, ISBN 0-394-73535-8, 631 pages.
    Synopsis: Reviews and ratings of 10,000 rock, pop, soul, country, blues, jazz, and gospel albums. Includes the Pink Floyd albums A Nice Pair (3 stars), A Saucerfull of Secrets (3 stars), Atom Heart Mother (2 stars), Meddle (4 stars), More (1 star), Obscured by Clouds (2 stars), Relics (1 star), The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (2 stars), Ummagumma (3 stars), Animals (4 stars), Dark Side of the Moon (5 stars), and Wish You Were Here (3 stars).
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