Blimey, this is difficult there are hundreds (well dozens) of favourites but off the top of my head here goes.....
Albums, not including compilations and only one per artiste.
PET SOUNDS - BEACH BOYS (DEFINITELY THE BEST ALBUM EVER!)
and in no particular order
EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY- ROD THE MOD
JAMES BROWN LIVE AT THE APOLLO
BB KING LIVE AT THE REGAL
A NODS AS GOOD AS A
MY GENERATION- THE WHO
Singles: no particular order and only one per artist.
BE MY BABY-RONETTES
GOD ONLY KNOWS-BEACH BOYS
REACH OUT I'LL BE THERE-FOUR TOPS
NIGHT TRAIN-JAMES BROWN
PENNY LANE/STRAWBERRY FIELDS-BEATLES
I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU
RAG DOLL-FOUR SEASONS
DEEP SHADE OF
LAST TRAIN TO MEMPHIS (ELVIS PRESLEY)- PETER GURALNICK
WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (BRIAN JONES)-TERRY RAWLINGS
17 WATTS (HISTORY OF THE ELECTRIC GUITAR)- MO FOSTER
THE COLONEL (COL.
HAPPY BOYS HAPPY (SMALL FACES
DEEP JOY (STANLEY UNWIN)- STANLEY UNWIN
THIRD EDITION AVAILABLE SOON
From Helter Skelter Publishing with new packaging and additional text
A Steve Marriott biography by John Hellier and Paolo Hewitt
A 5 star review by Record Collector!
This comprehensive biography of Steve Marriott is as close as we’re going to get to extracting the truth about
All Too Beautiful is an exhilarating, if infuriating, tale of Marriott’s chaotic lifestyle with a litany of relatives, ex-wives and partners recalling his menagerie of personalities and mood swings.
Unfortunately, this is a complex story of extraordinary talent, missed chances, exotic highs and frightening lows and yet Marriott’s determination to remain in control at all costs marks him out as a Mod maverick of the highest order. While his peers were consolidating their finances during the 1970s, Marriott was dangling between fame and destruction; arriving in limousines with Humble Pie one moment and filching potatoes from fields and hot wiring his cottage from a pylon the next. Ironically, the mans most settled period came towards the late 1980s, with a hectic tour of pubs and clubs before he tragically passed away in a house fire in 1991, before Brit Pop could fully canonise his influence.
This book succeeds as much as is possible in detailing Marriott’s brief but eventful tenure on planet Earth and yet even these 400 pages aren’t enough to penetrate the complex mysteries that went into making up Mods most complex creation.