Rock Atlas features more than 600 great music locations throughout the UK and Ireland and the stories behind them, including landmark album cover locations, gravestones, plaques, recording locations, statues and sites of famous and infamous gigs.
As well as the Beatles, the book covers artists as diverse as the Stones, The Who, Bowie, Bolan, New Order, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Queen, AC/DC, Michael Jackson, Sex Pistols, The Stranglers, Depeche Mode, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Kaiser Chiefs and Mumford & Sons.
It includes hundreds of rare and unseen pics including The Beatles, The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix, The Beach Boys, The Grateful Dead and many more!
It's a great book of short, amusing, ironic, insightful and entertaining stories, as well as being a guide for those who want to seek out the spiritual experience of visiting rock's seminal sites including the one-hour stop on British soil by Elvis, the real Penny Lane or the statue of Jimi Hendrix and any number of iconic album cover shoot locations.
Author and compiler David Roberts was formerly managing editor of the Guinness range of music books including British Hit Singles, Rockopedia and The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. His pop knowledge expanded hugely during his lengthy spell at Guinness where he had the good fortune to work alongside Tim Rice, Jo Rice and Paul Gambaccini. He is an author and contributor to music books and recently acted as writer for the British Music Experience visitor attraction at London s O2.