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Welcome to Red Planet Zone, a great location for anyone interested in music books covering rock, pop, soul, country and all points in between from the past sixty years. This is the home site for Red Planet Publishing featuring all of the Red Planet Books which you'll find here... plus a whole lot more. There's additional material that's not in the published books as well as lots of stuff we've found along the way, including some great things we've discovered: including some rare gems from YouTube!

Find extra content on each book page and also on our blog: Read Planet. We're busy developing the site and we're posting new material every few days so if you like it please bookmark the site and come back and visit us again soon!


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The second in a series by author Richard Houghton, I Was There provides a fan's-eye account of the English rock band The Who. With over 400 fan’s accounts of their memories of seeing one of the greatest live acts ever, fascinating anecdotes, stories, photographs and memorabilia that have never been published before.

From their early years as The High Numbers, playing venues in and around London to the full blown tours with the classic Who line-up of Daltrey, Townshend, Entwistle and Moon promoting their landmark albums such as Tommy, Quadrophenia, Live At Leeds, Who’s Next and beyond

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During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made David Bowie one of the world's best-selling music artists. This book provides a fan's-eye account from over 400 fans with their stories and experiences of seeing David Bowie live in concert.

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I Was There provides a fan's-eye account of the greatest rock & roll band in the world – The Rolling Stones. With over 400 fan’s accounts of their memories of seeing one of the greatest live acts ever, fascinating anecdotes, stories, photographs and memorabilia that have never been published before.

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Red Planet favourite

 Rock Atlas UK and Ireland Second Edition

800 great music locations and the fascinating stories behind them

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ROCK ATLAS has hundreds of stories which deliver a fresh, new insight into the lives of the UK and Ireland’s rock and pop stars. Where were they born? Why does a particular place inspire them? Why do so many locations mean so much to musicians and us fans? ROCK ATLAS has the answers. If you’ve ever wondered how Steve Marriott got on with his neighbours, how Bob Dylan went ghost-hunting in Worcestershire, what a rude boy’s bedroom looks like, where Eleanor Rigby is buried or how The Jam are commemorated in their home town of Woking, this is the book for you.

This fact-packed look at rock and pop, from an entirely different perspective, throws up many new revelations about our favourite musicians.

When you’ve finished reading the stories, you can visit the places. Every one of the book’s 800 entries is followed by directions for how to find the iconic venues, record shops, statues, album cover shoots, childhood homes and festival sites.

Paperback edition 488 pages rrp £25.00

Exclusive limited hardback edition 488 pages £35.00 (exclusively available from this website)

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