This week’s chart comes from Graham Jones, author of ‘Last Shop Standing’.
Graham kindly supplied the chart during a visit to Waterstones in King Street, Lancaster, where he was promoting his latest book ‘Strange Requests and Comic Tales from Record Shops’.
1 Adventures of a Waterboy – Mike Scott
Some great tales from one of rock’s great mavericks.
2 Reelin’ in the Years: The Soundtrack of a Northern Life – Mark Radcliffe
I love his books, even funnier than on the radio. It was a tough choice to pick my favourite .
3 Merseybeast – Ian Mcnabb
Tales of excess from one of the most under-rated musicians the UK has produced.
4 Record Store Days: From Vinyl to Digital and Back Again – Gary Calamar and Phil Gallo
Any book about record shops I always purchase. This is one of the better titles.
5 How Soon is Now? – Richard King
A must for anybody interested in independent record labels .
6 Cider with Roadies –Stuart Maconie
A Northern lad myself, Stuart has the ability to remind you of times and places you’d forgotten . His books are great for dipping in and out of .
7 Shelter from the Storm – Sid Griffin
Any fan of Bob Dylan should check out his books.
8 Liverpool – Wondrous Place: From the Cavern to the Capital of Culture – Paul du Noyer
Music-related tales from the city of my birth.
9 Beefheart: Through the Eyes of Magic – John French
A surprising account of how cruel Captain Beefheart could be to his band.
10 T. Rextasy – The Spirit of Marc Bolan – Danielz
A great book about life in a tribute band.