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Spence, Simon

Overview
Works: 32 works in 94 publications in 3 languages and 1,023 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Art  Academic theses  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML394, 782.421660922
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Simon Spence
The Stone Roses : war and peace by Simon Spence( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on exclusive and original material, The Stone Roses captures the magic--and chaos--behind the UK band's rise, fall and recent resurrection
Rock stars at home by Chris Charlesworth( Book )

2 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty homes are featured inside and their stars homeowners are history?s best from the 1950s through today. Elvis Presley, the Beatles, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Prince, Sonny & Cher, Elton John plus more
Happy Mondays : excess all areas : a biography by Simon Spence( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-five years after their breakthrough appearance on Top of the Pops, in November 1989, Excess All Areas explores how the Happy Mondays came to provide the soundtrack to Britain's last great youth movement. Based on extensive interviews with the band and key associates, it reveals the truth behind the mythic stories that have ensured their outlaw reputation, and unravels the chaos that led to the group's ultimate implosion and the tragic collapse of Factory Records. A riotous mix of pills, thrills and joyous chart hits, this is the untold story of Britain's greatest rock 'n' roll gang." --Publisher description
Just can't get enough : the making of Depeche Mode by Simon Spence( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nobody who saw Depeche Mode in 1980 could have predicted that those four fresh-faced, synth-pop innocents would transform themselves into stadium-filling rock gods within a few years. Yet Depeche Mode went on to become one of the Top 10 best-selling British acts of all-time, ranked alongside such exalted company as the Beatles, the Stones, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie. And, after three decades together, the group continues to thrive, both critically and commercially. In Just Can't Get Enough , author Simon Spence charts that transformation, from a tiny nightclub residency in their native Essex to facing tens of thousands in huge stadiums in Europe and America by the mid-80s; a musical journey that took them from early 'ultra-pop' hit singles to the stark Black Celebration album. Hailing from Basildon, an experimental post-war New Town, the all-electronic Depeche Mode were, in the words of singer Dave Gahan, a new sort of band from a new sort of town. And Basildon itself, Spence argues, defined them - its brutal Modernist architecture imposed on a rural landscape dotted with primitive shacks a mirror for the angular sound and dark loneliness of the band's music. Part musical odyssey, part cultural history, Spence draws on dozens of first hand interviews to give us an inside view of one of the most unlikely stories in pop and rock."--Publisher's description
When the screaming stops : the dark history of the Bay City Rollers by Simon Spence( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened to the Bay City Rollers is one of the greatest scandals of the music industry. Former band manager Tom Paton controlled his charges and promoted them as wholesome teen idols while subjecting them to various forms of sexual abuse. Dazzled by sudden global fame and corrupted by Paton's unquenchable sexual appetites, the Bay City Rollers soon became part of his world of depravity, victimhood, crime and psychosis. Three years after they fired Paton, in 1979, he was finally convicted of gross indecency with teenage boys. Spence provides a no-holds-barred exposé of the sex, drugs and financial mismanagement based on interviews with former band members and their associates
All Or Nothing: The Authorised Story of Steve Marriott by Simon Spence( )

9 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authorised by the Marriott family. Steve Marriott, lead singer of the Small Faces and Humble Pie, had a voice coveted by Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey and David Bowie, amongst many others. All or Nothing, Simon Spence's oral history biography, is drawn from over 125 interviews with those who knew Marriott intimately: his wives, children, bandmates and closest friends, managers, record producers, record label bosses and his fellow musicians. Included are scores of people who have never told their story before. From his child star beginnings to his battles with drug addiction and untimely death in a housefire, All or Nothing is a visceral and unflinching account of Steve Marriott's extraordinary and often troubling life
Immediate records : labels unlimited by Simon Spence( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Immediate Records' tells the story of one of Britain's most prestigious independent record labels. It is packed with record sleeve photographs and other ephemera from the time
2Stoned by Andrew Loog Oldham( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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STAYIN' ALIVE : the disco inferno of the bee gees by Simon Spence( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still breathing : the true adventures of the Donnelly brothers : from organised crime to kings of fashion by Anthony Donnelly( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brothers Anthony and Christopher Donnelly were raised in, and grew up surrounded by, what was allegedly one the UK's most legendary and elusive crime families? Manchester's Quality Street Gang. How they found riches and fame as celebrated fashion kings is one of the most astonishing stories in the history of the rag trade. In their early twenties, as Acid House and street clothing pioneers, they were called both?ambassadors for a generation' by Vivienne Westwood and?a menace to society' by Parliament. Their fashion label, Gio-Goi, became a worldwide hit at the height
The image of Jason in early Greek myth : an examination of iconographical and literary evidence of the myth of Jason up until the end of the fifth century B.C. by Simon Spence( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staying alive : the disco inferno of the Bee Gees by Simon Spence( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the late 70s, the Bee Gees spectacularly revived their career and, with their soundtrack to the Saturday Night Fever film, became the biggest disco group in the world. But when the disco boom crashed they went from icons to punch lines overnight. The band was inescapably frozen in time: all long, flowing manes, big teeth, falsettos, medallions, hairy chests, and skintight satin trousers, one finger forever pointing in the air. The Bee Gees would spend the next forty years trying to convince people there was more to them, growing ever more resentful of their gigantic disco success. 'We'd like to dress Stayin' Alive up in a white suit and gold chains and set it on fire, ' they said.Stayin' Alive finally lifts that millstone from around their necks by joyfully reappraising and celebrating their iconic disco era. Taking the reader deep into the excesses of the most hedonistic of music scenes, it tells how three brothers from Manchester transformed themselves into the funkiest white group ever and made the world dance. No longer a guilty pleasure but a national treasure."--
Depeche Mode - Just can't get enough die Biografie by Simon Spence( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jason and the golden fleece by Simon Spence( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Read about the young man who challenges a king to win back the throne for his family. Jason gathers the greatest heroes together and sets sail to win the legendary golden fleece. Along the way he faces the dangerous Harpies, fire-breathing bulls and a bronze giant." -- from web site
Perseus slays the Gorgon Medusa by Simon Spence( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perseus is a tale of the young Greek hero and his adventures. He is banished from his home and takes on an amazing journey to the far edges of the world, to confront the Gorgon Medusa. Along the way Perseus battles with a sea-monster, rescues the princess Andromeda and returns to meet the old king who doubted that he would ever become a hero" -- from web site
Proper : the true adventures of the Donnelly brothers by Anthony Donnelly( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odysseus by Simon Spence( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our tale of the hero who reluctantly departs from home and meets creatures, witches, gods and nymphs on his adventures across the seas. Victorious at the great Trojan War, Odysseus overcomes the odds to make it home, driven on by the hope that he will see his wife and son once again" -- from web site
When the screaming stops by Simon Spence( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depeche Mode : i just can't get enough : narodziny ikony by Simon Spence( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persephone by Simon Spence( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Persephone is the daughter of the goddess of nature who grows up in the forests of Greece only to be whisked away by Hades, the love-struck god of the Underworld. Persephone's mother, Demeter, roams across the lands in search of her daughter and a solution must be found. Should Persephone return to her old life or can there be a balance between her role as goddess of nature above and her new responsibilities below?" --
 
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Just can't get enough : the making of Depeche Mode
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Happy Mondays : excess all areas : a biographyJust can't get enough : the making of Depeche ModeImmediate records : labels unlimited2StonedSTAYIN' ALIVE : the disco inferno of the bee geesStill breathing : the true adventures of the Donnelly brothers : from organised crime to kings of fashionThe image of Jason in early Greek myth : an examination of iconographical and literary evidence of the myth of Jason up until the end of the fifth century B.C.Staying alive : the disco inferno of the Bee GeesProper : the true adventures of the Donnelly brothers
Languages
English (78)

German (2)

Polish (1)