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
- The Saga of Hawkwind by Carol Clerk
- The Sex Revolts - Gender, Rebellion and Rock 'n' Roll by Simon Reynolds and Joy Press
- She's A Rebel - The History of Women in Rock & Roll by Gillian G. Gaar
- 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
- Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs! - My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group by Dennis Dunaway
- Soft Machine - Out-Bloody-Rageous by Graham Bennett
- The Sound of the City - The Rise of Rock and Roll by Charlie Gillett
- Space Daze-the history and mystery of electronic ambient space rock by Dave Thompson
- The Spirit of Hawkwind 1969-1976 by Nik Turner & Dave Thompson
- The Story of Rock 'N' Roll - The Year-by-Year Illustrated Chronicle Consultant Editor: Paul Du Noyer
- The Survival of the Coolest by William Pryor
- Thanks for Coming! by Jim Haynes
- Today's Sound - A Melody Maker Book edited by Ray Coleman
- 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
- 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
- Uncle Joe's Record Guide - Progressive Rock by Joe Benson
- The Unknown Paul McCartney - McCartney and the avant-garde by Ian Peel
- 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 I Am by Pete Townshend
- 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
- Wrong Movements - A Robert Wyatt History by Michael King
- Frank Zappa - The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play by Ben Watson
Pink Floyd Related Books S - Z
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.