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Guinness Music Books

The first edition of the Guinness Book of Records in 1955 contained a small number of music records, including a section on composers and one on "Musical Best Sellers". As with many other records, the music section later expanded and more in-depth music records were to be found in publications such as "The Guinness Book of Music Facts & Feats", published in 1976. The following year, the best-sellers theme became a book series of its own with the publication of "The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles".

The first edition of what was to become a long running series of books was published in both paperback and hardback form and ran to 275 pages; later editions were only published in paperback, with the 19th and final edition running to an impressive 717 pages. The first three editions were subtitled, "The Guinness Book of Records Records", showing that they were considered to be sister publications to the main books.

A companion series of books, "The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums" was launched in 1983 and ran for seven editions before merging with the Hit Singles series in 2004. As usual with Guinness publications, a large number of other music books were published, many of which directly complemented the books in this series. We will add details of such books to this page as and when we come across them.

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles

Authors

Jo and Tim Rice with Paul Gambaccini and Mike Read

Date

November 1977

ISBN 0 900424 77 X / 0 900424 83 4

Format

Hardback 210x210mm
Paperback 203x203mm

Pages 275 Price New 4.95
3.75

Copyright

Heartaches Ltd. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Printer

Redwood Burn Limited, Trowbridge & Esher

Notes

Page 274 has a short tribute to Elvis Presley, who died on Tuesday, August 16th, 1977.

This edition was reprinted in 1978 (on 3 occasions).

2nd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles

Authors

Jo and Tim Rice, Paul Gambaccini and Mike Read

Date

May 1979

ISBN 0 900424 89 3 / 0 900424 99 0

Format

Hardback 210x210mm
Paperback 200x203mm

Pages 316 Price New 5.25
3.95

Copyright

Grrr Books, Ltd. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Printer

Hazell Watson and Viney Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks.

Notes

The end of the book notes 6 omissions from Part One.

This edition was reprinted 3 times.

3rd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles

Authors

Jo and Tim Rice, Paul Gambaccini and Mike Read

Date

July 1981

ISBN 0-85112-224-8

Format

Paperback 200x203mm

Pages 352 Price New 4.99

Copyright

Grrr Books, Ltd. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks.

Notes

This edition is dedicated to John Lennon.

This edition was reprinted 3 times.

4th Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles

Authors

Jo and Tim Rice, Paul Gambaccini and Mike Read

Date

June 1983

ISBN 0-85112-259-0

Format

Paperback 240x205mm

Pages 312 Price New 5.95

Copyright

Grrr Books, Ltd. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks.

Notes

This edition was reprinted 3 times, and some copies are designated "Second Impression".

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums

Authors

Jo and Tim Rice, Paul Gambaccini and Mike Read

Date

August 1983

ISBN 0-85112-246-9

Format

Paperback 203x203mm

Pages 216 Price New 5.95

Copyright

Grrr Books Ltd and Guinness Superlatives Ltd

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks.

Notes

This edition was reprinted once.

5th Edition

Title

Guinness British Hit Singles

Authors

Tim Rice, Jo Rice, Paul Gambaccini & Mike Read

Date

May 1985

ISBN 0-85112-429-1

Format

Paperback 240x203mm

Pages 312 Price New 6.95

Copyright

GRRR Books Ltd. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks.

2nd Edition

Title

Guinness British Hit Albums

Authors

Tim Rice, Jo Rice, Paul Gambaccini & Mike Read

Date

June 1986

ISBN 0-85112-480-1

Format

Paperback 240x203mm

Pages 188 Price New 5.95

Copyright

GRRR Books Ltd and Guinness Superlatives Ltd

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks.

Notes

This edition was reprinted once.

6th Edition

Title

British Hit Singles

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice and Jo Rice

Date

June 1987

ISBN 0-85112-823-8

Format

Paperback 240x203mm

Pages 347 Price New 7.95

Copyright

GRR Publications Ltd. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Limited, Member of the BPCC Group, Aylesbury, Bucks.

Notes The first in the new format, which was to remain relatively unchanged thereafter.

3rd Edition

Title

Guinness Book of British Hit Albums

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice, Jo Rice

Date

September 1988

ISBN 0-85112-888-2

Format

Paperback 240x203mm

Pages 201 Price New 7.95

Copyright

GRR Books Ltd and Guinness Publishing Ltd

Printer

Adlard & Son Ltd, Letchworth, Herts.

7th Edition

Title

British Hit Singles

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice and Jo Rice

Date

June 1989

ISBN 0-85112-339-2

Format

Paperback 240x203mm

Pages 383 Price New 8.95

Copyright

GRR Publications Ltd. and Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

4th Edition

Title

British Hit Albums

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice, Jonathan Rice

Date

August 1990

ISBN 0-85112-397-X

Format

Paperback 235x146mm

Pages 352 Price New 8.95

Copyright

GRR Publications Ltd and Guinness Publishing Ltd

Printer

Hazell Books Aylesbury

8th Edition

Title

British Hit Singles

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice, Jonathan Rice

Date

June 1991

ISBN 0-85112-941-2

Format

Paperback 240x203mm

Pages 406 Price New 9.99

Copyright

GRR Publications Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press.

5th Edition

Title

British Hit Albums

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice, Jonathan Rice

Date

June 1992

ISBN 0-85112-967-6

Format

Paperback 234x147mm

Pages 416 Price New 9.99

Copyright

GRR Publications Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

9th Edition

Title

British Hit Singles

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice, Jonathan Rice

Date

June 1993

ISBN 0-85112-526-3

Format

Paperback 240x203mm

Pages 432 Price New 10.99

Copyright

GRR Publications Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press.

6th Edition

Title

British Hit Albums

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice, Jonathan Rice

Date

July1994

ISBN 0-85112-752-5

Format

Paperback 233x149mm

Pages 448 Price New 10.99

Copyright

GRR Publications Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath, Avon

10th Edition

Title

British Hit Singles

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice, Jonathan Rice

Date

June 1995

ISBN 0-85112-633-2

Format

Paperback 240x203mm

Pages 456 Price New 10.99

Copyright

GRR Publications Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press.

7th Edition

Title

British Hit Albums

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice, Jonathan Rice

Date

June 1996

ISBN 0-85112-619-7

Format

Paperback 234x154mm

Pages 480 Price New 12.99

Copyright

GRR Publications Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

11th Edition

Title

British Hit Singles

Date

June 1997

ISBN 0-85112-027-X

Format

Paperback 238x200mm

Pages 512 Price New 13.00

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press.

Notes First edition to be brought back "in house", with an introduction by Mark Lamarr.

12th Edition

Title

British Hit Singles

Date

June 1999

ISBN 0-85112-092-X

Format

Paperback 240x197mm

Pages 512 Price New 13.00

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press.

13th Edition

Title

British Hit Singles

Date

May 2000

ISBN 0-85112-111-X

Format

Paperback 240x197mm

Pages 544 Price New 13.00

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press.

14th Edition

Title

British Hit Singles

Date

May 2001

ISBN 0-85112-156-X

Format

Paperback 240x197mm

Pages 575 Price New 14.99

Copyright

Guinness World Records Ltd

Printer

Butler & Tanner.

15th Edition

Title

British Hit Singles

Date

February 2002

ISBN 0-85112-187-X

Format

Paperback 240x197mm

Pages 640 Price New 15.99

Copyright

Guinness World Records Ltd, a Gullane Entertainment Company

Printer

Bath Press

Notes Special gold edition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the singles chart and 25 years of the Hit Singles series.

16th Edition

Title

British Hit Singles

Date

May 2003

ISBN 0-85112-190-X

Format

Paperback 240x197mm

Pages 606 Price New 15.99

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a Hit Entertainment Company

Printer

Bath Press

17th Edition

Title

British Hit Singles & Albums

Date

May 2004

ISBN 0-85112-199-3

Format

Paperback 240x197mm

Pages 768 Price New 18.99

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a Hit Entertainment Company

Printer

Bath Press

Notes "Guinness World Records British Hit Singles & Albums together in one book for the first time".

18th Edition

Title

British Hit Singles & Albums

Date

May 2005

ISBN 1-904994-00-8

Format

Paperback 258x193mm

Pages 768 Price New 18.99

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a Hit Entertainment Company

Printer

Butler and Tanner

Notes "Special collector's edition celebrating 1,000 No. 1 singles".

19th Edition

Title

British Hit Singles & Albums

Date

June 2006

ISBN 1-904994-10-5

Format

Paperback 261x193mm

Pages 717 Price New 18.99

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a Hit Entertainment Company

Printer

Rotolito Lombarda SpA, Italy

Notes This edition celebrates 50 years of the album chart.

 

After the 19th edition, no further editions were published by Guinness World Records. However, Virgin publishing produced a new edition (ISBN 0-75351-537-7) in 2008 and continue to publish similar books. We will not be detailing such publications on this site, though they may be of interest to collectors of such a fabulous series of books.

 

Guinness World Records also produced or licensed some spin-off products which complemented the Hit Singles and Hit Albums series.

 

Title

British Hit Singles 2003 Calendar

Authors

David Roberts, et al.

Date

2002

ISBN 0-85112-148-9

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited

Notes

A month-per-page calendar with a Top 10 on each page and other music facts.

Title

Top 40 British Hit Singles (Karaoke Version)

Notes

Three disc CD+G set of karaoke versions of the top 40 singles of all time (as voted for by the readers of the Guinness World Records Book of British Hit Singles & Albums).

Title

Top 100 British Hit Singles (Karaoke Version)

Notes

Seven disc CD+G set of karaoke versions of the top 100 singles of all time (as voted for by the readers of the Guinness World Records Book of British Hit Singles & Albums).

Title

British Hit Singles & Albums No. 1 Music Quiz

Date

2006

Price New 19.99

Copyright

Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Notes

DVD quiz (with booklet), produced to accompany the 19th edition of British Hit Singles & Albums.

Title

British Hit Singles CDs

Date

2006

Copyright

Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Notes

A series of CDs produced to accompany the 19th edition of British Hit Singles & Albums. The series was supposed to comprise 10 albums:

  • The Hits That Never Were

  • Ultimate Film & TV Hits

  • Ultimate Instrumental Hits

  • Ultimate Novelty Hits

  • Ultimate One Hit Wonders

  • Ultimate 70s No. 1s

  • Ultimate 80s No. 1s

  • Ultimate No. 2 Hits of the 60s

  • Ultimate No. 2 Hits of the 70s

  • Ultimate No. 2 Hits of the 80s

To date, we have only managed to get hold of 6 albums, as pictured.

 

 

Other Guinness Music Books

 

This section provides details some of the other music books published by Guinness Superlatives, Guinness Publishing and Guinness World Records. The following table is in order of publication date:

 

Title

The Guinness Book of Hits of the 70s

Authors

Jo and Tim Rice, Paul Gambaccini and Mike Read

Date

July 1980

ISBN 0 85112 217 5 / 0 85112 205 1

Format

Hardback 210x210mm
Paperback 200x203mm

Pages 239 Price New 6.50
4.95

Copyright

Grrr Books, Ltd. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Printer

Hazell Watson and Viney Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks.

Notes

A double-album of 35 hits (right) was produced by CBS in 1980.

(The Guinness Album - Hits of the 70s, CBS 10020)

Title

The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits

Authors

Jo and Tim Rice, Paul Gambaccini and Mike Read

Date

September 1982

ISBN 0-85112-250-7

Format

Paperback 240x203mm

Pages 263 Price New 5.95

Copyright

GRRR Books Ltd. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Printer

Hazell Watson and Viney Ltd, Aylesbury, Bucks.

Title

The Billboard Book of US Top 40 Hits

Author

Joel Whitburn

Date

July 1983

ISBN 0-85112-245-0 / 0-8230-7511-7

Format

Paperback 235x178mm

Pages 509 Price New 8.95

Copyright

Joel Whitburn and Billboard Publications, Inc.

Distributor

Guinness Books, 2 Cecil Court, London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Title

The Guinness Book of Recorded Sound

Authors

Robert & Celia Dearling

Date

June 1984

ISBN 0-85112-274-4

Format

Hardback 240x180mm

Pages 225 Price New 9.95

Copyright

Robert J & Celia A Dearling and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Printer

Mladinska Knjiga, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia.

Title

Guinness Book of Hits of the 60s

Authors

Tim Rice, Jo Rice, Mike Read, Paul Gambaccini

Date

July 1984

ISBN 0-85112-416-X

Format

Paperback 240x203mm

Pages 256 Price New 5.95

Copyright

GRRR Publications Ltd and Guinness Superlatives Ltd

Printer

Bemrose Confidential and Information Products Ltd, Derby.

Title

The Guinness Hits Challenge

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice, Jo Rice and Mike Read

Date

July 1984

ISBN 0-85112-417-8

Format

Paperback 234x176mm

Price New 3.95

Copyright

GRRR Books Ltd and Guinness Superlatives Ltd

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Limited, Member of the BPCC Group, Aylesbury, Bucks.

Title

The Guinness Hits Challenge 2nd Impression

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice, Jo Rice and Mike Read

Date

1984

ISBN 0-85112-417-8

Format

Paperback 234x173mm

Price New 3.95

Copyright

GRRR Books Ltd and Guinness Superlatives Ltd

Printer

Dotesios (Printers) Ltd., Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

Title

The Billboard Book of USA Top 40 Hits 2nd Edition

Author

Joel Whitburn

Date

May 1985

ISBN 0-85112-430-5 / 0-8230-7518-4

Format

Paperback 235x178mm

Pages 571 Price New 9.95

Copyright

Joel Whitburn and Billboard Publications, Inc.

Distributor

Guinness Books, 2 Cecil Court, London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Title

The Billboard Book of Number One Hits

Author

Fred Bronson

Date

September 1985

ISBN 0-85112-431-3 / 0-8230-7522-2

Format

Paperback 235x178mm

Pages 616 Price New 9.95

Copyright

Fred Bronson and Billboard Publications, Inc.

Distributor

Guinness Books, 2 Cecil Court, London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Title

The Guinness Hits Challenge 2nd Edition

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice, Jo Rice and Mike Read

Date

September 1985

ISBN 0-85112-466-6

Format

Paperback 234x172mm

Price New 4.95

Copyright

GRRR Books Ltd and Guinness Superlatives Ltd

Printer

Dotesios (Printers) Ltd., Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

Title

The Guinness Jazz A-Z

Authors

Peter Clayton and Peter Gammond

Date

October 1986

ISBN 0-85112-281-7

Format

Hardback 245x170mm

Pages 262 Price New 9.95

Copyright

Peter Clayton & Peter Gammond and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Printer

Butler and Tanner Ltd, Somerset

Title

The Billboard Book of USA Top 40 Hits 3rd Edition

Author

Joel Whitburn

Date

May 1987

ISBN 0-85112-490-9 / 0-8230-7520-6

Format

Paperback 235x178mm

Pages 484 Price New 9.95

Copyright

Joel Whitburn and Billboard Publications, Inc.

Distributor

Guinness Books, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Title

Billboard USA Top 1000 Singles

Author

Joel Whitburn

Date

May 1987

ISBN 0-85112-491-7 / 0-88188-475-8

Format

Paperback 229x152mm

Pages 144 Price New 4.95

Copyright

Joel Whitburn and Billboard Publications, Inc.

Distributor

Guinness Books, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Title

Rock Day-by-Day

Author

Steve Smith and Barry Lazell

Date

June 1987

ISBN 0-85112-825-4

Format

Paperback 240x203mm

Pages 256 Price New 7.95

Copyright

Diagram Visual Information Ltd.

Printer

Snoeck Ducaju & Sons, Ghent, Belgium.

Title

The Billboard Book of USA Top 40 Albums

Author

Joel Whitburn

Date

April 1988

ISBN 0-85112-887-4 / 0-8230-7513-3

Format

Paperback 234x176mm

Pages 330 Price New 8.95

Copyright

Joel Whitburn and Billboard Publications, Inc.

Distributor

Guinness Books, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Title

The Guinness Book of Number One Hits (2nd Edition)

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice and Jo Rice

Date

June 1988

ISBN 0-85112-893-9

Format

Paperback 240x203mm

Pages 272 Price New 7.95

Copyright

GRR Publications Ltd. and Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Printer

Adlard & Sons Ltd., Letchworth

Notes This is denoted the 2nd edition; the first edition in the series is The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits.

Title

UK Top 1000 Singles

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice and Jo Rice

Date

September 1988

ISBN 0-85112-889-0

Format

Paperback 228x150mm

Pages 128 Price New 4.95

Copyright

GRR Publications Ltd. and Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Title

The Billboard Book of USA Number One Hits (Revised and Enlarged Edition)

Author

Fred Bronson

Date

September 1988

ISBN 0-85112-396-1 / 0-8230-7545-1

Format

Paperback 234x180mm

Pages 712 Price New 9.95

Copyright

Fred Bronson

Publisher

Guinness Books, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 6DJ

Title

Motown The History

Author

Sharon Davis

Date

October 1988

ISBN 0-85112-894-7

Format

Hardback 283x205mm

Pages 368 Price New 14.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd

Printer

New Interlitho SpA, Milan

Title

Guinness Book Of Rock Stars

Compilers

Dafydd Rees, Luke Crampton & Barry Lazell

Date

April 1989

ISBN 0-85112-872-6

Format

Paperback 238x202mm

Pages 560 Price New 9.95

Copyright

Banson Marketing Limited

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd

Printer

Snoeck Ducaju & Zoon N.V., Belgium

Notes This edition was reprinted twice in 1989 and twice in 1990.

Title

Billboard USA Top 1000 Singles 2nd Edition

Author

Joel Whitburn

Date

April 1989

ISBN 0-85112-338-4 / 0-88188-963-6

Format

Paperback 228x152mm

Pages 172 Price New 5.95

Copyright

Hal Leonard Books and Billboard Publications, Inc.

Distributor

Guinness Books, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Title

The Guinness Jazz Companion (2nd Edition)

Authors

Peter Clayton and Peter Gammond

Date

September 1989

ISBN 0-85112-362-7

Format

Paperback 238x165mm

Pages 262 Price New 7.95

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Notes This is denoted the 2nd edition; the first edition in the series is The Guinness Jazz A-Z.

Title

The Billboard Book of USA Top 40 Hits 4th Edition

Author

Joel Whitburn

Date

November 1989

ISBN 0-85112-389-9

Format

Paperback 233x178mm

Pages 622 Price New 11.95

Copyright

Joel Whitburn and Billboard Publications, Inc.

Distributor

Guinness Books, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Title

Timeless Flight: The Definitive Biography of the Byrds

Author

Johnny Rogan

Date

May 1990

ISBN 1-872747-00-0

Format

Paperback 216x135mm

Pages 274 Price New 6.95

Publisher

Colin Larkin, Square One Books Ltd

Printer

Biddles Ltd, England

Notes

Included in the Music section of the Guinness Publishing trade catalogues

Title

Guinness Hits of the 80s

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice and Jonathan Rice

Date

September 1990

ISBN 0-85112-398-8

Format

Paperback 280x197mm

Pages 320 Price New 11.95

Copyright

GRR Publications Ltd and Guinness Publishing Ltd

Printer

Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome, Somerset

Title

The Guinness Hits Quiz

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice and Jonathan Rice

Date

October 1990

ISBN 0-85112-928-5

Format

Paperback 232x146mm

Pages N/A Price New 4.95

Copyright

GRR Publications Ltd. and Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Title

Oh No! Not Another Bob Dylan Book

Authors

Patrick Humphries & John Bauldie

Date

April 1991

ISBN 1-872747-04-3

Format

Paperback 298x200mm

Pages 239 Price New 14.95

Publisher

Colin Larkin, Square One Books Ltd, 5 St Thomas Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4DB

Printer

BPCC Hazell Books, Aylesbury, Bucks, England. Member of BPCC Ltd.

Notes

Included in the Music section of the Guinness Publishing trade catalogues

Title

Guinness Book Of Rock Stars 2nd Edition

Compilers

Dafydd Rees & Luke Crampton

Date

September 1991

ISBN 0-85112-971-4

Format

Paperback 238x198mm

Pages 585 Price New 10.99

Copyright

Banson Marketing Ltd

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits

Author

Tom Roland

Date

September 1991

ISBN 0-85112-987-0

Format

Paperback 234x180mm

Pages 584 Price New 10.99

Copyright

Tom Roland

Publisher

Guinness Books, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Title

Guinness Chart Beats

Author

Dave McAleer

Date

September 1991

ISBN 0-85112-964-1

Format

Hardback 216x121mm

Pages 128 Price New 6.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath, Avon

Title

Africa O-Ye!

Author

Graeme Ewens

Date

October 1991

ISBN 0-85112-977-3

Format

Paperback 266x195mm

Pages 224 Price New 13.99

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Limited

Printer New Interlitho SpA, Milan

Title

The Billboard Book of Brazilian Music

Authors

Chris McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha

Date

October 1991

ISBN 0-85112-990-0

Format

Paperback 255x175mm

Pages 215 Price New 11.99

Copyright

Chris McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha

Publisher

Guinness Books, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Title

Eric Clapton Lost in the Blues

Author

Harry Shapiro

Date

April 1992

ISBN 0-85112-585-9

Format

Paperback 235x155mm

Pages 223 Price New 9.99

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd (produced by Square One Books Ltd)

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

An R.E.M. Companion - It Crawled from the South

Author

Marcus Gray

Date

April 1992

ISBN 0-85112-584-0

Format

Paperback 235x155mm

Pages 349 Price New 9.99

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd (produced by Square One Books Ltd)

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

Graham Bond: The Mighty Shadow

Author

Harry Shapiro

Date

April 1992

ISBN 0-85112-583-2

Format

Hardback 240x158mm

Pages 223 Price New 15.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd (produced by Square One Books Ltd)

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Billboard Book of USA Top 40 Hits 5th Edition

Author

Joel Whitburn

Date

September 1992

ISBN 0-85112-528-X

Format

Paperback 233x178mm

Pages 674 Price New 12.99

Copyright

Joel Whitburn and Billboard Publications, Inc.

Distributor

Guinness Books, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Title

Guinness Top 40 Charts

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice and Jonathan Rice

Date

September 1992

ISBN 0-85112-541-7

Format

Paperback 272x194mm

Price New 19.95

Copyright

CIN/Music Week/BPI and GRR Publications Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Title

The Guinness Hits Quiz 2

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice and Jonathan Rice

Date

October 1992

ISBN 0-85112-527-1

Format

Paperback 232x146mm

Pages N/A Price New 5.99

Copyright

GRR Publications and Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Title

The Billboard Book of Number One Hits (Third Edition)

Author

Fred Bronson

Date

October 1992

ISBN 0-85112-703-7 / 0-8230-8298-9

Format

Paperback 234x176mm

Pages 822 Price New 11.99

Copyright

Fred Bronson

Publisher

Guinness Books, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Heavy Metal

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

October 1992

ISBN 0-85112-581-6

Format

Paperback 235x171mm

Pages 279 Price New 12.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Jazz

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

October 1992

ISBN 0-85112-580-8

Format

Paperback 235x171mm

Pages 446 Price New 12.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Sixties Music

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

October 1992

ISBN 0-85112-578-6

Format

Paperback 235x171mm

Pages 349 Price New 12.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Indie and New Wave Music

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

October 1992

ISBN 0-85112-579-4

Format

Paperback 235x171mm

Pages 320 Price New 12.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

October 1992

ISBN 0-85112-939-0

Format

Hardbacks 255x186mm

Pages 3295 Price New 225

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Notes A cased four-volume set of the most comprehensive record of popular music, compiled by the inimitable Colin Larkin. This first edition contains four volumes; the index alone runs to 416 pages:
  1. AACM Fargo, Donna
  2. Farian, Frank Menza, Don
  3. Mercer, Johnny Tillman, Floyd
  4. Tillotson, Johnny Z. Z. Top

A second impression of this edition was published in 1994.

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Blues

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

May 1993

ISBN 0-85112-725-8

Format

Paperback 235x172mm

Pages 382 Price New 14.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Country Music

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

May 1993

ISBN 0-85112-726-6

Format

Paperback 235x171mm

Pages 473 Price New 13.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Seventies Music

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

May 1993

ISBN 0-85112-727-4

Format

Paperback 235x171mm

Pages 457 Price New 12.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The History of Scottish Rock and Pop (all that ever mattered)

Author

Brian Hogg

Date

September 1993

ISBN 0-85112-723-1

Format

Paperback 235x154mm

Pages 413 Price New 12.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

UK Top 1000 Singles (2nd Edition)

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice and Jo Rice

Date

October 1993

ISBN 0-85112-712-6

Format

Paperback 232x148mm

Pages N/A Price New 7.99

Copyright

GRR Publications Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Fifties Music

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

October 1993

ISBN 0-85112-732-0

Format

Paperback 235x171mm

Pages 351 Price New 12.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Soul Music

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

October 1993

ISBN 0-85112-733-9

Format

Paperback 235x171mm

Pages 315 Price New 12.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Folk Music

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

October 1993

ISBN 0-85112-741-X

Format

Paperback 235x171mm

Pages 320 Price New 14.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Concise Edition)

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

October 1993

ISBN 0-85112-721-5

Format

Hardback 267x188mm

Pages 1296 Price New 29.95

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Notes This is the concise version of the multi-volume edition published in 1992. The concise edition is dedicated to "John Winston Ono Lennon".

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Reggae

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

May 1994

ISBN 0-85112-734-7

Format

Paperback 235x171mm

Pages 318 Price New 13.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Stage Musicals

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

May 1994

ISBN 0-85112-756-8

Format

Paperback 235x171mm

Pages 382 Price New 14.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

Guinness Book Of Rock Stars 3rd Edition

Compilers

Dafydd Rees & Luke Crampton

Date

May 1994

ISBN 0-85112-722-3

Format

Paperback 240x197mm

Pages 639 Price New 4.99

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Book of Number One Hits (3rd Edition)

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice and Jonathan Rice

Date

September 1994

ISBN 0-85112-769-X

Format

Paperback 235x150mm

Pages 416 Price New 11.99

Copyright

GRR Publications Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath, Avon id="b

Title

All TIme Top 1000 Albums

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

October 1994

ISBN 0-85112-786-X

Format

Paperback 234x170mm

Pages 384 Price New 14.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Film Musicals and Musical Films

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

October 1994

ISBN 0-85112-787-8

Format

Paperback 234x169mm

Pages 351 Price New 14.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Rap, Dance & Techno

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

October 1994

ISBN 0-85112-788-6

Format

Paperback 234x169mm

Pages 348 Price New 12.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Heavy Metal (Second Edition)

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

June 1995

ISBN 0-85112-656-1

Format

Paperback 235x171mm

Pages 416 Price New 14.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Jazz (Second Edition)

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

June 1995

ISBN 0-85112-674-X

Format

Paperback 234x170mm

Pages 508 Price New 14.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Blues (Second Edition)

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

October 1995

ISBN 0-85112-673-1

Format

Paperback 235x171mm

Pages 414 Price New 14.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Who's Who of Indie and New Wave (2nd Edition)

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

October 1995

ISBN 0-85112-657-X

Format

Paperback 235x171mm

Pages 416 Price New 14.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music 2nd Edition

Editor

Colin Larkin

Date

October 1995

ISBN 0-85112-662-6

Format

Hardbacks 267x186mm

Pages 4991 Price New 295

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd and Square One Books Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Notes A cased six-volume set of the most comprehensive record of popular music, compiled by Colin Larkin:
  1. A Capella Clarke, Johnny
  2. Clarke, Kenny 'Klook' Gleason, Jackie
  3. Glebb, Lloyd Lincoln, Abbey
  4. Lincoln, Abe Primettes
  5. Primitives Three's a Crowd
  6. Threepenny Opera Z. Z. Top

This second edition is also dedicated to "John Winston Ono Lennon".

Title

The Q Book of Punk Legends

Authors

Dafydd Rees and Luke Crampton

Date

April 1996

ISBN N/A

Format

Paperback 178x112mm

Pages 192 Price New Free

Copyright

Dafydd Rees and Luke Crampton

Printer

Cox and Wyman Ltd, Reading

Notes

Produced in association with Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Given away free with Q116, April 1996.

Title

The Guinness Guide to Classical Composers

Author

Keith Shadwick

Date

October 1996

ISBN 0-85112-605-7

Format

Paperback 233x171mm

Pages 416 Price New 17.50

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

Guinness Top 40 Charts 2nd Edition

Authors

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice and Jonathan Rice

Date

October 1996

ISBN 0-85112-634-0

Format

Paperback 234x153mm

Price New 15.99

Copyright

CIN/Music Week/BPI and GRR Publications Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

Classical 1000

Author

Rob Cowan

Date

October 1997

ISBN 0-85112-001-6

Format

Paperback 240x198mm

Pages 272 Price New 15.00

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

Guinness Rockopedia

Editor

David Roberts

Date

August 1998

ISBN 0-85112-072-5

Format

Paperback 297x221mm

Pages 495 Price New 25.00

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd

Printer

Printer Industria Grafica SA, Barcelona