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
- The Label - The Story of Columbia Records by Gary Marmorstein
- Legends of Rock by Marjorie Galen and Gordon Matthews
- Legends of Rock - The Artists, Instruments, Myths and History of 50 Years of Music by Ernesto Assante
- The Lemming Chronicles by David Shaw-Parker
- Listening to the Future - The Time of Progressive Rock by Bill Martin
- Live AID - World Wide Concert Book by Peter Hillmore
- Live at the Fillmore East - A Photographic Memoir by Amalie R. Rothschild with Ruth Ellen Gruber
- Live at the Fillmore East & West - Getting Backstage and Personal with Rock's Greatest Legends by John Glatt
- Mike McCartney's Live8 Cool Pix by Mike McCartney
- London Live by Tony Bacon
- Magical Musical Tour - Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks by K.J. Donnelly
- The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes - The Art of Alan Aldridge by Alan Aldridge
- The Man with the Golden Flute - Sir James, A Celtic Minstrel by Sir James Galway, with Linda Bridges
- The Melody Maker File
- Memoirs of the Bright Side of the Moon by Ginger Gilmour
- Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival 1968-1969-1970 by Brian Hinton
- Moguls and Madmen - The Pursuit of Power in Popular Music by Jory Farr
- The Mojo Collection - The Greatest Albums of All Time . . . and How They Happened edited by Jim Irvin
- The Moment - 25 Years of Rock Photography by Jill Furmanovsky
- Mothers 1968-1971 - The Home of Good Sounds by Kevin Duffy<
- The Music of Hawkwind by Chris Wade with Paul Garbutt
- The Music's All That Matters - A History of Progressive Rock by Paul Stump
- Musicians in Tune - Seventy-Five Contemporary Musicians Discuss the Creative Process by Jenny Boyd with Holly George-Warren
- My Bass and Other Animals by Guy Pratt
- My Generation - The Glory Years of Rock by Alwyn W. Turner
- Never a Dull Moment - 1971-The Year that Rock Exploded by David Hepworth
- The NME Book of Rock 2
- The 1960s by R.G. Grant
- 100 Best Album Covers - The Stories Behind the Sleeves by Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell
- 1000 Record Covers by Michael Ochs
- The Ossie Clark Diaries edited and introduced by Lady Henrietta Ross
- The Pictorial Album of Rock by Robert Ellis
- The Pinewood Story - The Authorised History of the World's Most Famous Film Studio by Gareth Owen and Brian Burford
- Pioneers of Rock and Roll by Harry Sumrall
- Profiles of International Drummers / Percussionists / Musicians Presented by Paiste Cymbals / Gongs #3
- The Progressive Rock Files by Jerry Lucky
- A Promoter's Tale - Rock at the Sharp End by Geoff Docherty
- Psychedelia Britannica - Hallucinogenic Drugs in Britain by Antonio Melechi
- Psychedelia - The Long Strange Trip by Martin Huxley
- Psychedelic Celluloid - British Pop Music in Film and TV 1965-1974 by Simon Matthews
- The Psychedelic Rock Files by Jerry Lucky
- Ranters and Crowd Pleasers - Punk in Pop Music, 1977-92 by Greil Marcus
- Reasons to be Cheerful - The Life and work of Barney Bubbles by Paul Gorman
- Revolution in the Head - The Beatles Records and the Sixties by Ian MacDonald
- The Rise and Fall of EMI Records by Brian Southall
- The Rise and Fall of Popular Music - A Narrative History from the Renaissance to Rock n' Roll by Donald Clarke
- Rock & Roll - an unruly history by Robert Palmer
- Rock and Roll - A Social History by Paul Friedlander
- Rock & Roll - The Music, Musicians, and the Mania by Ted Greenwald
- The Rock & Roll Almanac - The Songs, the Stars, the Scandals, the Stories by Mark Bego
- Rock and Roll - It's History and Stylistic Development by Joe Stuessy
- Rock and Roll Memorabilia by Hilary Kay
- Rock and Roll Revealed - The Outrageous Lives of Rock's Biggest Stars by Maryanne Melloan
- Rock & Roll Traveler - Great Britain and Ireland by Ed Glinert and Tim Perry
- Rock Art - The Golden Age of Record Album Covers edited by Dennis Saleh
- Rock Atlas - 800 great music locations and the fascinating stories behind them by David Roberts
- The Rock Concert Art of Carl Lundgren 1967-1969 - A Book of Postcards by Carl Lundgren
- Rock Encyclopedia by Lillian Roxon
- Rock Family Trees / More Rock Family Trees by Pete Frame
- Rock From the Beginning by Nik Cohn
- Rock Lists by Dave Marsh and James Bernard
- Rock 'n' Roll - The Famous Lyrics Scott Buchanan, editor
- Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau
- Rock On Almanac - The First Four Decades of Rock `n' Roll by Norm N. Nite
- Rock on the Road by Mick Gold
- The Rock Pack by James Henke and Ron Meer
- Rock Sets - The Astonishing Art of Rock Concert Design by Sutherland Lyall
- Rock Stars Cars by David Roberts
- Rock Stars Do the Dumbest Things by Margaret Moser and Bill Crawford
- Rock World - Concerts by Kay Rowley
- Rocking the Classics - English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture by Edward Macan
- Rocking the State - Rock Music and Politics in Eastern Europe and Russia edited by Sabrina Petra Ramet
- The Rolling Stone Record Guide Edited by Dave Marsh with John Swenson
Pink Floyd Related Books L - R
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The Label - The Story of Columbia Records
Author: Gary Marmorstein
Publisher: Thunder's MouthPress, 2007, U.S, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-56025-707-3, 602 pages.
Synopsis: A book about Columbia Records. Includes a history of the label.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Live Aid - World Wide Concert Book
Author: Peter Hillmore
Publisher: Unicorn Publishing House, 1985, ISBN 0-88101-024-3, 192 pages.
Synopsis: A book on the Live AID concert. Includes photos of David Gilmour at the show.
Live at the Fillmore East - A Photographic Memoir
Authors: Amalie R. Rothschild with Ruth Ellen Gruber
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1999, ISBN 1-56025-244-8, 156 pages.
Synopsis: A pictorial history of the famous Fillmore East concert venue. Includes numerous photos of both the performers, and the hall itself, with pictures of the light shows, photos from Newport, Woodstock, Isle of Wight, and Tommy performed live. In the back is a listing with dates of every performance at the Fillmore East. Includes a full page kaleidoscope picture of Pink Floyd on stage at the Fillmore East on September 27, 1970. The cover has a photo of the Fillmore marquee with Pink Floyd listed.
Live at the Fillmore East & West - Getting Backstage and Personal with Rock's Greatest Legends
Author: John Glatt
Publisher: Lyons Press, 2015, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-7627-8865-1, 414 pages.
Synopsis: A look at the bands that played the Fillmore, East and West, with stories about the musicians that appeared there. Features the story of Pink Floyd kicking The Band out of their dressing room, and meeting Arthur Max.
Mike McCartney's Live8 Cool Pix
Author: Mike McCartney
Publisher: Woodland Publishing, 2006, signed limited edition of 1,000, ISBN 1-905547-03-X, 112 pages.
Synopsis: A book of photographs taken by Mike McCartney at the Live 8 concert in London on July 2, 2005. Includes pictures of Pink Floyd performing on stage, and pictures of David Gilmour and Nick Mason backstage at the show.
Author: Tony Bacon
Publisher: Miller Freeman Books, 1999, ISBN 0-87930-572-X, 192 pages.
Synopsis: A look at the live music scene in London, England. Chapters include Jazz, Folk, R & B, Psychedelia, and Punk. Pink Floyd is covered under Psychedelia. Appendix includes a club listing, and The Marquee database.
Magical Musical Tour - Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks
Author: K.J. Donnelly
Publisher: Bloomsbury, 2015, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62892-128-1, 207 pages.
Synopsis: A book about rock music in films. Featues a chapter about Pink Floyd movie soundtracks.
The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes - The Art of Alan Aldridge
Author: Alan Aldridge
Publisher: Abrams, U.S., 2009, 240 pages, hardcover, ISBN: 978-0-8109-0596-2.
Synopsis: A history of the art of Alan Aldridge. Features three pages of stills from the 1969 unreleased animated film "The Adventures of Rollo: The Boy Who Wasn't Who He Thought He Was," which had a soundtrack by Pink Floyd. Also includes the poster for the Kralingen Pop Festival, 1970, that included Pink Floyd.
The Man with the Golden Flute - Sir James, A Celtic Minstrel
Author: Sir James Galway, with Linda Bridges
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc., U.S., 2009, 278 pages, ISBN: 978-0-470-50391-1.
Synopsis: Autobiography of James Galway, the flautist who played with Roger Waters at The Wall-Live in Berlin concert.
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.
Memoirs of the Bright Side of the Moon
Author: Ginger Gilmour
Publisher: Angelscript International LLP, U.S., 2015, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-9933023-0-5, 638 pages.
Synopsis: A biography by Ginger Gilmour, who was David Gilmour's first wife. She writes of her adventures with David and Pink Floyd over the years.
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival 1968-1969-1970
Author: Brian Hinton
Publisher: Castle Communications, U.K., 1995, ISBN 1-86074-147-9, 191 pages.
Synopsis: A documentary of the festivals held at the Isle of Wight in 1968-1970. Includes background information, a review of each band that played, and the information that David Gilmour attended the festival on August 31, 1970, and was pulled in from the crowd to help mix Jimi Hendrix's sound.
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.
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.
The Moment - 25 Years of Rock Photography
Author: Jill Furmanovsky
Publisher: Paper Tiger, 1995, ISBN 1-85028-149-1, 160 pages.
Synopsis: A collection of photographs by rock photographer Jill Furmanovsky. Includes photos of Pink Floyd live at the Dome in Brighton June 1972, live at the Rainbow 1973, backstage during the Dark Side of the Moon tour in 1974, in the studio recording Wish You Were Here, David Gilmour in London 1978, recording in 1991, recording High Hopes in 1993, recording The Division Bell 1994, and Pink Floyd live at Earls Court in 1994. Lots of great photos of other bands as well.
Mothers 1968-1971 - The Home of Good Sounds
Author: Kevin Duffy
Publisher: Birmingham Library Services, 1997, ISBN 0-7093-0217-7, 32 pages.
Synopsis: A history of the former concert venue, Mothers, which was located on High Street in Erdington, England in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Written by a librarian at Erdington Library, with a foreword by John Peel, this book contains various memories of people about the club and the events that were held there. Also contains a complete listing of every concert held at Mothers, including various Pink Floyd shows.
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 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.
Musicians in Tune - Seventy-Five Contemporary Musicians Discuss the Creative Process
Author: Jenny Boyd with Holly George-Warren
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1992, ISBN 0-671-73440-7, 288 pages.
Synopsis: A fascinating look at the creative process by Jenny Boyd, who is the wife of Ian Wallace and sister of Pattie Boyd. Seventy-five musicians are interviewed, including Roger Waters, who gives insights into his muse. Other musicians interviewed include Peter Gabriel, Mick Fleetwood, George Harrison, Phil Collins, Stevie Winwood, Eric Burdon, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Willie Dixon, Stevie Nicks, Don Henley, Sinead O'Connor, Paul Kantner, Warren Zevon, Ron Wood, and Eric Clapton.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
100 Best Album Covers - The Stories Behind the Sleeves
Authors: Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell
Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc., 1999, ISBN 0-7894-4951-X, 160 pages.
Synopsis: An excellent book that explores the background of designing album covers. Chapters feature special packaging, designing a cover, drawing boards, box sets, house style, and Grammy awards. 100 album covers are examined in detail, with history, artist biographies, and graphical explanations. Included is an examination of the Pink Floyd albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and The Division Bell.
1000 Record Covers
Author: Michael Ochs
Publisher: Taschen, 2001, ISBN 3-8228-1623-X, 768 pages.
Synopsis: A look at various album covers from the 1950s through the 1990s. Included are the Pink Floyd album covers for Wish You Were Here, and A Momentary Lapse of Reason.
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.
The Pictorial Album of Rock
Authors: Robert Ellis with a foreward by Phil Collins
Publisher: Crescent Books, 1981, hardcover, ISBN 0-517-37367X, 224 pages.
Synopsis: Rock acts from A to Z in pictures. Includes a two page spread on Pink Floyd with five full color photos from the Wembley Empire Pool, London March 16, 1977.
The Pinewood Story - The Authorised History of the World's Most Famous Film Studio
Author: Gareth Owen and Brian Burford
Publisher: Reynolds and Hearn, Ltd., London, 2000, hardcover, ISBN 1-902111-09-9, 208 pages.
Synopsis: This book looks at the history of Pinewood Studios, the place where the movie Pink Floyd-The Wall was made. Covers the history of the studio from 1936 through present day.
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.
Profiles of International Drummers / Percussionists / Musicians Presented by Paiste Cymbals / Gongs #3
Publisher: Paiste Drummer Service, 1981
Synopsis: A book of profiles of drummers who use Paiste equipment. Entries are written by the musicians themselves, and include pictures and a listing of equipment each musician uses in the studio and live. Features a page about Nick Mason. Also includes profiles of Art Blakey, Terry Bozzio, Bill Bruford, Clive Bunker, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Brian Davison, Jack DeJohnette, Mick Fleetwood, Don Henley, Jon Heisman, Ian Paice, Carl Palmer, Cozy Powell, Michael Shrieve, Chris Slade, Chester Thompson, Mick Underwood, Charlie Watts, and hundreds of others.
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.
A Promoter's Tale - Rock at the Sharp End
Author: Geoff Docherty
Publisher: Omnibus Press, U.K., 2002, softcover, ISBN 0-7119-9434-X, 246 pages.
Synopsis: A memoir of the promoter of the Bay Hotel in Sunderland, England. Includes his memories of booking Pink Floyd at the club. Foreward by John Peel. Preface by Dave Stweart.
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.
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).
Psychedelic Celluloid - British Pop Music in Film and TV 1965-1974
Author: Simon Matthews
Publisher: Oldcastle Books, 2016, softcover, ISBN 978-1-84344-457-2, 224 pages.
Synopsis: A book about 1965-1974 British movies with connections to rock music. Includes chapters on Tonite Let's All Make Love in London, The Committee, More, Amougies, The Body, Love and Music, A Clockwork Orange, La Vallee, and Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii.
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.
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.
Reasons to be Cheerful - The Life and work of Barney Bubbles
Author: Paul Gorman
Publisher: Adelita Ltd., 2010, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-9552017-4-5, 224 pages.
Synopsis: A book about the British artist Barney Bubbles, perhaps best known for his work with Hawkwind. Includes various Pink Floyd references, as well a pictures of album covers done by Barney Bubbles that are related to Pink Floyd (such as the Damned-Music for Pleasure, and Hawkwind-Astounding Sounds, Amazing Stories).
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 Rise and Fall of EMI Records
Author: Brian Southall
Publisher: Omnibus Press, 2009, U.S., hardcover, ISBN 978-1-84772-244-7, 278 pages.
Synopsis: A detailed history of EMI Records by a former director of the company. Includes numerous mentions of Pink Floyd and their relationship with their former record company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rock and Roll Memorabilia
Author: Hilary Kay
Publisher: Simon and Schuster, 1992, ISBN 0-671-77931-1, 208 pages.
Synopsis: An excellent history of rock collectibles from the Sotheby auction house in London including photos of some Pink Floyd rarities.
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.
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.
Rock Art - The Golden Age of Record Album Covers
Author: Edited by Dennis Saleh
Publisher: Comma Books, 1977, U.S., ISBN 0-345-27814-3, 135 pages.
Synopsis: An art book showcasing various record album covers, with photographer, designer, record company and release dates. Includes Pink Floyd's Animals LP and various Hipgnosis album covers.
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.
The Rock Concert Art of Carl Lundgren 1967-1969 - A Book of Postcards
Author: Carl Lundgren
Publisher: Pomegranate Artbooks, 1994, ISBN: 0-87654-102-3
Synopsis: A postcard-sized artbook of the concert art of Carl Lundgren, one of the Detroit, Michigan graphic artists of the late 1960s who designed numerous posters for rock concerts at the Grande Ballroom and other local venues. Includes official reprints of thirty of Lundgren's postcard posters, including the Pink Floyd poster for the Grande Ballroom concert on July 12, 1968, and the Oakland Pop Festival poster with Pink Floyd listed on September 1, 1968.
Author: Lillian Roxon
Publisher: Gosset & Dunlap, 1969, hardcover, 613 pages.
Synopsis: An early encyclopedia and discography of Rock and Roll bands including Pink Floyd.
Rock Family Trees / More Rock Family Trees
Author: Pete Frame
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip
Author: Robert Landau
Publisher: Angel City Press, 2012, U.S., hardcover, ISBN 978-1-883318-39-0, 208 pages.
Synopsis: A wonderful collection of photographs of promotional billboards that were put up on the Sunset Strip. Features Pink Floyd billboards for Obscured by Clouds, Animals, and The Wall. Also gives a brief history of the billboards.
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.
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.
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.
Rock Sets - The Astonishing Art of Rock Concert Design
Author: Sutherland Lyall
Publisher: Thames and Hudson, 1992, ISBN 0-500-27697-8, 96 pages.
Synopsis: A look behind the rock concert designs of Fisher Park. Includes background and original designs for the Animals tour 1977 including inflatables, the Wall 1980-81, the Inflatable Venue-The Slug, The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking 1984-85, Radio K.A.O.S. 1987 and The Wall Live in Berlin 1990. Many photos, schematics and pre-design ideas. Also includes designs for numerous other bands.
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.
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.)
Rock World - Concerts
Author: Kay Rowley
Publisher: Crestwood House, 1992, hardcover, ISBN 0-89686-715-3, 32 pages.
Synopsis: A book about live rock concerts over the years. Includes coverage of the Roger Waters-The Wall Live in Berlin concert, with two live photos.
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.
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.
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).