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

  1. The Sex Revolts - Gender, Rebellion and Rock 'n' Roll by Simon Reynolds and Joy Press
  2. The Simpsons - A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family by Matt Groening
  3. Sixties Source Book - A Visual Reference to the Style of a New Generation by Nigel Cawthorne
  4. The Sound of the City - The Rise of Rock and Roll by Charlie Gillett
  5. Space Daze-the history and mystery of electronic ambient space rock by Dave Thompson
  6. The Story of Rock 'N' Roll - The Year-by-Year Illustrated Chronicle Consultant Editor: Paul Du Noyer
  7. The Survival of the Coolest by William Pryor
  8. Thanks for Coming! by Jim Haynes
  9. Today's Sound - A Melody Maker Book edited by Ray Coleman
  10. 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
  11. Tribute - The Dark Side of the Mood - My life in a tribute band by Arthur Orfanos
  12. Turn On Your Mind - Four Decades of Psychedelic Rock by Jim DeRogatis
  13. 25 Jaar Pop Muziek - 1980: De Disco verovert de Wereld
  14. 20th Century Rock and Roll - Psychedelia by Belmo
  15. Uncle Joe's Record Guide - Progressive Rock by Joe Benson
  16. Up in Smoke - The Failed Dreams of Battersea Power Station by Peter Watts
  17. VOX POP - Profiles of the Pop Process by Michael Wale
  18. When the Music's Over - The Story of Political Pop by Robin Denselow
  19. White Bicycles - Making Music in the 1960s by Joe Boyd
  20. Who's Who in Rock Music compiled and edited by William York
  21. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  22. The Winds of Limbo by Michael Moorcock
  23. Wish You Were Here - The Official Biography of Douglas Adams by Nick Webb
  24. Wonderful Tonight - George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Me by Pattie Boyd


Pink Floyd Related Books S - Z

  1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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.


  12. 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.


  13. 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.


  14. 20th Century Rock and Roll - Psychedelia

    Author: Belmo
    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.


  15. 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.


  16. 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, as well as in films.


  17. 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.


  18. 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.


  19. 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.


  20. 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.


  21. 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.


  22. 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.


  23. 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.


  24. 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.
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