Pink Floyd Related Books
S - Z
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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 S - Z. 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 S - Z
- Science Fiction in Classic Rock - Musical Explorations of Space, Technology and the Imagination, 1967-1982 by Robert McParland
- Seeing What Others Cannot See - The Hidden Advantages of Visual Thinkers and Differently Wired Brains by Thomas G. West
- The Sex Revolts - Gender, Rebellion and Rock 'n' Roll by Simon Reynolds and Joy Press
- The Show that Never Ends - The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock by David Weigel
- The Simpsons - A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family by Matt Groening
- Sixties Source Book - A Visual Reference to the Style of a New Generation by Nigel Cawthorne
- The Sound of the City - The Rise of Rock and Roll by Charlie Gillett
- So You Think You Know Rock and Roll? - An In-Depth Q & A Tour of the Revolutionary Decade 1965-1975 by Peter E. Meltzer
- Space Daze-the history and mystery of electronic ambient space rock by Dave Thompson
- The Story of Rock 'N' Roll - The Year-by-Year Illustrated Chronicle Consultant Editor: Paul Du Noyer
- Strange Stars - David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded by Jason Heller
- The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock by Charles Snider
- The Survival of the Coolest by William Pryor
- Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967 by Dominic Molon
- Thanks for Coming! by Jim Haynes
- Today's Sound - A Melody Maker Book edited by Ray Coleman
- Top of the Pops 50th Anniversary by Patrick Humphries & Steve Blacknell
- Treasures of the Hard Rock Cafe - The Official Guide to the Hard Rock Cafe Memorabilia Collection by Paul Grushkin and Joel Selvin with Steve Routhier
- Tribute - The Dark Side of the Mood - My life in a tribute band by Arthur Orfanos
- Trippersonics - 125 musical accompaniments to the perfect psychedelic trip by Scott Meze
- Turn On Your Mind - Four Decades of Psychedelic Rock by Jim DeRogatis
- 25 Jaar Pop Muziek - 1980: De Disco verovert de Wereld
- 20th Century Rock and Roll - Psychedelia by Belmo
- Twilight of the Gods - A Journey to the End of Classic Rock by Steven Hyden
- Uncle Joe's Record Guide - Progressive Rock by Joe Benson
- Up in Smoke - The Failed Dreams of Battersea Power Station by Peter Watts
- Vinyl Junkies - Adventures in Record Collecting by Brett Milano
- VOX POP - Profiles of the Pop Process by Michael Wale
- When the Music's Over - The Story of Political Pop by Robin Denselow
- White Bicycles - Making Music in the 1960s by Joe Boyd
- Who's Who in Rock Music compiled and edited by William York
- The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
- The Winds of Limbo by Michael Moorcock
- Wish You Were Here - The Official Biography of Douglas Adams by Nick Webb
- Wonderful Tonight - George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Me by Pattie Boyd
- Wonderous Stories - A journey through the landscape of Progressive Rock by Jerry Ewing
Pink Floyd Related Books S - Z
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Science Fiction in Classic Rock - Musical Explorations of Space, Technology and the Imagination, 1967-1982
Author: Robert McParland
Publisher: McFarland and Company, Inc., U.S., 2017, softcover, ISBN 9 781476 664705, 200 pages.
Synopsis: Explores bands using themes of science fiction in rock music. Features a chapter on Pink Floyd on the Dark Side of the Moon.
Seeing What Others Cannot See - The Hidden Advantages of Visual Thinkers and Differently Wired Brains
Author: Thomas G. West
Publisher: Prometheus Books, U.S., 2017, softcover, ISBN 978-1-63388-301-7, 277 pages.
Synopsis: A look at thought processes and nonverbal communication skills. Features a section about John Elder Robison, a person with Asperger's syndrome, who previously had worked for Pink Floyd repairing their sound equipment.
The Sex Revolts - Gender, Rebellion and Rock 'n' Roll
Authors: Simon Reynolds and Joy Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press, 1995, hardcover, ISBN 0-674-80272-1, 410 pages.
Synopsis: A book about sex and rock & roll. Includes numerous mentions, and a section about Pink Floyd.
The Show that Never Ends - The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock
Author: David Weigel
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, U.S., 2017, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-393-24225-6, 346 pages.
Synopsis: A look at progressive rock bands through the years. Features numberous mentions of Pink Floyd.
The Simpsons - A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family
Author: Matt Groening, edited by Ray Richmond
Publisher: HarperPerennial, 1997, ISBN 0-06-095252-0, 249 pages.
Synopsis: A guide to The Simpsons TV show, including show titles, synopsis and original airdates. Includes shows with Pink Floyd references.
Sixties Source Book - A Visual Reference to the Style of a New Generation
Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1989, hardcover, ISBN 1-55521-529-7, 192 pages.
Synopsis: A pictorial overview of the people, artefacts and events that made up the 1960s. Covers art, architecture, graphics, film, fashion, and interior design. Includes a reference to Pink Floyd and their hardware amplification system.
The Sound of the City - The Rise of Rock and Roll
Author: Charlie Gillett
Publisher: Da Capo Press, 1996, second edition, paperback, ISBN 0-306-80683-5, 535 pages.
Synopsis: A study of the beginnings of rock and roll from 1954 to 1971. Includes the story of British progressive rock and Pink Floyd.
So You Think You Know Rock and Roll? - An In-Depth Q & A Tour of the Revolutionary Decade 1965-1975
Author: Peter E. Meltzer
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, 2017, U.S., paperback, ISBN 978-1-5107-1766-4, 429 pages.
Synopsis: A book of questions and answers about rock and roll trivia. Features numerous Pink Floyd questions.
Space Daze-the history and mystery of electronic ambient space rock
Author: Dave Thompson
Publisher: Cleopatra, 1994, ISBN 7-41157-9495-1, 166 pages.
Synopsis: A look at space rock bands including Hawkwind, Amon Duul, Gong, Tangerine Dream, Can and numerous others. Includes a chapter on Pink Floyd and various other Pink Floyd references throughout.
The Story of Rock 'N' Roll - The Year-by-Year Illustrated Chronicle
Author: Consultant Editor: Paul Du Noyer
Publisher: MBS, 1995, printed in Spain, ISBN 1-886894-22-1, 304 pages.
Synopsis: A yearly chronicle of the events in rock and roll history. Includes pictures and major rock and roll stories for each year. Pink Floyd is given a number of mentions including a picture of them on Top of the Pops 1967, an article about Syd Barrett leaving Pink Floyd, and an article on Dark Side of the Moon.
Strange Stars - David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded
Author: Jason Heller
Publisher: Melville House, U.S., June 2018, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-61219-697-8, 254 pages.
Synopsis: A look at the rock music in the 1970s, and the influence sci-fi had on it. Not much Pink Floyd content.
The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock
Author: Charles Snider
Publisher: strawberrybricks.com, third edition, 2020, softcover, ISBN 978-0-578-48980-3, 572 pages.
Synopsis: A collection of progressive rock album reviews, in chronological order from 1967 to 1982. Features reviews of most Pink Floyd albums, from Piper at the Gates of Dawn to A Momentary Lapse of Reason.
The Survival of the Coolest
Editor: William Pryor
Publisher: Clear Press Ltd., 2003, softcover, ISBN 1-9045-5500-4, 223 pages.
Synopsis: A memoir about heroin addiction. The early part of the book is set in late 1960s London, and talks about the music scene, with mentions of Pink Floyd, Storm Thorgerson and the Cromwell Road flat.
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967
Curator: Dominic Molon
Publisher: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago / Yale University Press, 2007, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-300-13426-1, 288 pages.
Synopsis: Published in conjunction with an art exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, this book explores the relationship between avante-garde art and rock and roll. Geographical sections include New York, U.K., Europe, Los Angeles/West Coast, The Broader United States, and The World. Pink Floyd is mentioned in the chapter titled "Ono, Eno, Arto: Nonmusicians and the Emergence of Concept Rock," as well as in the timeline at the end of the book.
Thanks for Coming!
Author: Jim Haynes
Publisher: Faber and Faber, 1984, ISBN 0-571-13176-X, 336 pages.
Synopsis: Autobiography of Jim Haynes, one of the major organizers in the London Underground of the late 1960s. Haynes helped set up the Arts Lab, the International Times Newspaper, the UFO Club, and numerous other places that the Pink Floyd were involved in.
Today's Sound - A Melody Maker Book
Author: Edited by Ray Coleman
Publisher: Hamlyn Publishing Group, 1974, hardcover, ISBN 0 600 36142X, 127 pages.
Synopsis: A collection of articles and pictures from Melody Maker music magazine. Includes "The Giants Rock On - Pink Floyd" by Chris Welch, which features six pages of an interview with David Gilmour.
Top of the Pops 50th Anniversary
Authors: Patrick Humphries & Steve Blacknell
Publisher: McNidder and Grace, U.K., 2014, softcover, ISBN 978-0-85716-052-2, 190 pages.
Synopsis: A book about the British TV show, Top of the Pops. Pink Floyd appeared on this show three times in 1967, and these appearances are written about on page 26.
Treasures of the Hard Rock Cafe - The Official Guide to the Hard Rock Cafe Memorabilia Collection
Author: by Paul Grushkin and Joel Selvin with Steve Routhier
Publisher: Rare Air Media, 2001, hardcover, first edition, ISBN 1-892866-31-5, 300 pages.
Synopsis: A large deluxe hardcover book that details the memorabilia in the Hard Rock Cafe collection. Includes pictures of Syd Barrett's first guitar, and a Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon RIAA gold record award. Also features a history of the Hard Rock Cafe, and hundreds of pictures of rare rock memorabilia.
Tribute - The Dark Side of the Mood - My life in a tribute band
Author: Arthur Orfanos
Publisher: The Mood Publishing, 2012, ISBN 9 780615 536606, 282 pages.
Synopsis: The story of an equipment technician and the attempted theft of Pink Floyd sound effects.
Trippersonics - 125 musical accompaniments to the perfect psychedelic trip
Author: Scott Meze
Publisher: Scott Meze, U.S., October 2019, softcover, ISBN 9781522075059, 238 pages.
Synopsis: Psychedelic music to accompany tripping. Features the Pink Floyd songs Interstellar Overdrive, Sysyphus, and Echoes, plus a wealth of other great music.
Turn On Your Mind - Four Decades of Psychedelic Rock
Author: Jim DeRogatis
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation, 2004, ISBN 0-634-05548-8, 638 pages.
Synopsis: A new version of the book Kaleidoscope Eyes. This book takes a look at psychedelic rock music from the 1960s to present day. Chapter 5 is Pipers at the Gates of Dawn-Pink Floyd. Also includes a section on the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream concert.
25 Jaar Pop Muziek - 1980: De Disco verovert de Wereld
Publisher: Uitgeverij Lekturama, Netherlands, 1988, hardcover, 124 pages.
Synopsis: A Dutch book in Dutch on the history of rock music in 1980. Includes: De reputatie van Pink Floyd.
20th Century Rock and Roll - Psychedelia
Publisher: CG Publishing, 2001, softcover, ISBN 1-896522-40-8, 150 pages.
Synopsis: A look at psychedelic bands and music. Includes a chapter on Pink Floyd.
Twilight of the Gods - A Journey to the End of Classic Rock
Author: Steven Hyden
Publisher: HarperCollins, U.S., 2018, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-265712-1, 305 pages.
Synopsis: Classic rock acts and how they have influenced our consciousness. Features an examination of the albums Dark Side of the Moon, and The Wall albums.
Uncle Joe's Record Guide - Progressive Rock
Author: Joe Benson
Publisher: J. Benson Unlimited, October 1989, softcover, ISBN 0-943031-11-7, 335 pages.
Synopsis: A guide to progressive rock albums by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Genesis, Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, and Yes. Includes 56 pages on Pink Floyd albums, from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn to Delicate Sound of Thunder. Includes a synopsis of each album, plus comments about every song.
Up in Smoke - The Failed Dreams of Battersea Power Station
Author: Peter Watts
Publisher: Paradise Road, 2016, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-9935702-0-9, 270 pages.
Synopsis: A history of Battersea Power Station. Includes a chapter on the use of the station for Pink Floyd's Animals album cover, and use in films.
Vinyl Junkies - Adventures in Record Collecting
Author: Brett Milano
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin, U.S., 2003, softcover, ISBN 978-0-312-30427-0, 230 pages.
Synopsis: A book about the hobby of collecting records. Minimal Pink Floyd content.
VOX POP - Profiles of the Pop Process
Author: Michael Wale
Publisher: HARRAP, 1972, ISBN 0-245-51083-4, 320 pages.
Synopsis: A British book of interviews with music industry insiders. Includes an 11-page interview with Roger Waters from 1972.
When the Music's Over - The Story of Political Pop
Author: Robin Denselow
Publisher: Faber and Faber, 1990, ISBN 0-571-13906-x, 298 pages.
Synopsis: An interesting look at rock music and politics. Includes some mentions of Pink Floyd and their work for Amnesty International.
White Bicycles - Making Music in the 1960s
Author: Joe Boyd
Publisher: Serpent's Tail, 2006, ISBN 1-85242-910-0, 282 pages.
Synopsis: Joe Boyd's memoir of the 1960s. Boyd is a record and film producer who produced, among others, Pink Floyd, Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, and REM. Includes a number of interesting Pink Floyd references.
Who's Who in Rock Music
Author: Compiled and edited by William York
Publisher: Scribners, 1982, U.S., ISBN 0-684-17342-5, 413 pages.
Synopsis: A reference book listing rock groups, soloists, band members and session players. Includes listings for Pink Floyd and band members.
The Wind in the Willows
Author: Kenneth Grahame
Publisher: Lancer Books, 1967, 256 pages.
Synopsis: The book that inspired the name of the first Pink Floyd album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
The Winds of Limbo
Author: Michael Moorcock
Publisher: Dale Books, 1968, ISBN 0-89559-055-7, 168 pages.
Synopsis: Originally titled The Fireclown, this book likely inspired the Pink Floyd song, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun. See: The Fireclown.
Wish You Were Here - The Official Biography of Douglas Adams
Author: Nick Webb
Publisher: Ballantine Books, 2005, hardcover, ISBN 0-345-47650-6, 346 pages.
Synopsis: A biography of Douglas Adams, the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Includes a bit about his relationship with Pink Floyd, and a picture of Adams rehearsing with David Gilmour at Earls Court in 1994.
Wonderful Tonight - George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Me
Author: Pattie Boyd
Publisher: Harmony Books, 2007, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-307-39384-5, 321 pages.
Synopsis: A biography of Pattie Boyd, wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Includes a brief mention of encountering David Gilmour working for Ossie, and some stories of Roger Waters and Eric Clapton performing together.
Wonderous Stories - A journey through the landscape of Progressive Rock
Author: Jerry Ewing
Publisher: Flood Gallery Publishing, 2017, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-9928366-6-5, 168 pages.
Synopsis: A basic look a progressive rock bands, such as The Moody Blues and King Crimson. Features a section on Pink Floyd.