Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is thrilled to announce a new series for music, movie, and television fans. The If You Like series plays the game of cultural connectivity at a high level—each book is written by an expert in their field and travels far beyond the expected, unearthing treats that will enlighten even the most jaded couch potato or pop culture vulture.
The series launches this November with If You Like the Beatles… (Backbeat Books, $14.99) and If You Like The Sopranos… (Limelight Editions). In January 2012, If You Like Monty Python… (Limelight Editions) will join the series. Every volume tackles several genres, so If You Like the Beatles… introduces the reader not only to records, but to movies and TV shows as well, just as the Sopranos and the Monty Python editions of the If You Like series tackle jewels beyond the small screen.
If you’re looking for a way to expand your already Beatles-heavy playlist, take this no-risk approach to discover musicians and bands from all different decades you may not have heard of or just haven’t given a chance yet. Drawing from Beatles roots like rockabilly, their contemporaries through the British Invasion and the Summer of Love, and including current pop and rock bands, If You Like the Beatles… has a little something for every Beatles fan. Considering the wealth of music that influenced the Beatles and the abundance of music that the Beatles inspired, there is a super-rich catalog of material to hum and sing and contemplate in these pages.
Bruce Pollock has written twelve books on music including By the Time We Got to Woodstock: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution of 1969 (Backbeat Books). He has interviewed hundreds of musicians, produced nearly one hundred record compilations, edited exactly one hundred issues of a top music magazine, and published an annual reference book on songs for seventeen years. You can find him online at www.brucepollock.net and brucepollock.wordpress.com.
More titles from If You Like
If You Like the Sopranos… by Leonard Pierce Nov. 2011 Limelight Editions
If You Like Monty Python… by Zack Handlen Jan. 2012 Limelight Editions
Nov. 2011 $14.99 Paperback 5.25” x 8.25” 156 pages 9781617130182
Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group