Edinburgh's Greatest Hits

A Celebration of the Capital's Music History

Jim Byers, Jonathan Trew, Fiona Shepherd, Alison Stroak

Explore Edinburgh's hidden music heritage, plus a few of its more tuneful tall tales, with this eye-opening guide of the city's music milestones, famous gigs, infamous incidents and colourful characters.
Date Published :
May 2022
Publisher :
Polygon
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781846975325
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 6.1 X 4.35 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$14.95

Overview
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A celebration of the city and its enduring love affair with music and musicians, venues and shops, one which will spark the remembrance of unique, high-octane experiences for all of us' – Ian Rankin

Discover Edinburgh’s hidden music heritage with this eye-opening guide to the city’s musical milestones, famous gigs, infamous incidents and colourful characters. From folk to funk, pop to punk, this compilation of bite-sized stories shines a light on the key people, venues and gigs that have shaped the city’s music scene. From Bowie to the Bay City Rollers, Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits touches on the big names as well as revealing some lesser-known legends and tall tales.

Jim Byers, Fiona Shepherd, Alison Stroak and Jonathan Trew share decades of music fandom and journalism between them and are uniquely placed to explore the capital’s music scene, past and present.

About The Author
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Jonathan Trew has been writing about music, culture and restaurants since the early 1990s. A brief stint as a music reporter for MTV convinced him he was more useful as a keyboard jockey than in front of a camera. When not leading tour groups in Edinburgh and Glasgow, he can usually be found at his desk wondering when this internet thing will end.

REVIEWS
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A fascinating and witty look at Edinburgh's music history. An excellent read'

- Bruce Findlay, Simple Minds manager and owner of Bruce's record shop

From The Beatles to David Bowie to homegrown stars, a wonderful new book celebrates Edinburgh’s musical history'

- Martha Vaughan, Herald

Reclaims the Scottish capital as the birthplace of the country’s thriving live music industry'

- Brian Ferguson, The Scotsman

A celebration of the city and its enduring love affair with music and musicians, venues and shops, one which will spark the remembrance of unique, high-octane experiences for all of us'

- Ian Rankin

A brilliant snapshot of rock and pop in Edinburgh'

- Stuart Cosgrove

A brilliant pocket sized guide packed full of fascinating bite-sized stories'

- Grant Stott, BBC Radio Scotland Afternoon Show

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