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ROCK & ROLL (part 2)

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All novels about pop music are exploitation novels. There's no way round this. The world of rock is so absurd and so rooted in cliche that it will never be an appropriate setting for a 'proper' novel. And it's so extreme that parody is a waste of time.


see also Rock & Roll Part I: from A to N
from Absolute Beginners to No Excuses


MICHAEL AVALLONE & VANCE STANTON
THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY

'Read the wild, wild novel...
watch the smash-hit Screen Gems-TV series
starring Shirley Jones'


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WILLIAM HUGHES
PERFORMANCE

'A story of violence and sadism... a sensational film'


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HELLER TOREN
THE PERFORMER

'A sensational new novel about a woman you may never forget'


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BJARNE ROSTAING
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE

'He sold his soul for rock 'n' roll.'


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WILLIAM DEVERELL
PLATINUM BLUES

'A catchy tune spells mystery and murder'


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TONY PARSONS
PLATINUM LOGIC

'In this business you meet the nicest people money can buy...'


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PRIVATE POP-EYE:
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SPIGGY TOPES

Elvis * Beatles * Stones * and now...


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JOHN BURKE
PRIVILEGE

'Paul Jones and Jean Shrimpton star in the new controversial film'


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ALAN FLETCHER
QUADROPHENIA

'A great rock album - now a stunning film'


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LEONORE FLEISCHER
THE ROSE

'Bette Middler stars in her first magnificent film'


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GERALD COLE
SID AND NANCY

'The novel of the outrageous new film about Sid Vicious'


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JOHN PIDGEON
SLADE IN FLAME

'The music will never sound quite the same again'


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RUTH RENDELL
SOME LIE AND SOME DIE

'An Inspector Wexford Mystery'


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MORTON COOPER
THE STAR-CROSS SYSTEM

'By the author of The King'


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RAY CONNOLLY
STARDUST

'From the movie starring David Essex and Adam Faith'


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ALEXANDER EDWARDS
A STAR IS BORN

'The classic story of love and fame'


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WILLIAM McCRANOR HENDERSON
STARK RAVING ELVIS

'He was nobody. He was crazy. He was Stark Raving Elvis.'


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LINDA BARNES
STEEL GUITAR

'A Carlotta Carlyle Mystery'


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BARRY MAZER
SUPERSTAR

'Rick Lathem crashed onto the rock scene like a meteor, but now his glitter was beginning to fade.'


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NIGEL REES
TALENT

'The new blockbusting novel of the entertainment business'


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RICHARD ALLEN
TEENY BOPPER IDOL

'The exploited kids were his passport to fame'


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DAVID HARE
TEETH 'N' SMILES

'volatile, ebullient, caustic and ultimately melancholic study of a disintegrating rock group at the end of the sixties...' - The Guardian


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MARK CHILDRESS
TENDER

'He wanted to be famous. He wanted it real bad.'


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SIMON BRETT
THE THREE DETECTIVES & THE MISSING SUPERSTAR


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DAVE THOMPSON
TO MAJOR TOM: THE BOWIE LETTERS

'Highly recommended' - Record Collector


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RICHARD S PRATHER
THE TROJAN HEARSE

'Over 40,000,000 Shell Scott books sold!'


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S.P. SOMTOW
VAMPIRE JUNCTION

'The closest thing to a nightmare ever put on paper!' - Robert Bloch


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PAUL BREEZE
WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

'Rock music was his life. Until it became a living death.'


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ROBERT THOM
WILD IN THE STREETS

'Teen Takeover - The Day It All Happened, Baby!'


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BRADLEY DENTON
WRACK AND ROLL

'The Music is the Power and the Power is pushing us closer and closer to Armageddon!'


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THE BEATLES
YELLOW SUBMARINE


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MEGAN HUGHES
YESTERDAY'S MUSIC

'When he was at the top, she was just another woman. Now he was on the skids, and only she could save him.'


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see also Rock & Roll Part I: from A to N
from Absolute Beginners to No Excuses

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