The Virgin Book of British Hit Albums
From "Abracadabra" by the Steve Miller Band to "Zoom" by ELO, this indispensable, innovatively designed book celebrates fifty years of British album charts, telling you everything you could possibly want to know about every album to reach the Top 100. With new feature material covering a huge range of areas, bands and history, it's an essential part of any serious music fan's collection. "The Virgin Book of British Hit Albums" covers everything, from the classics ("Sgt Pepper", "Nevermind", and "The Dark Side of the Moon") to the dodgy ("Spiceworld" and "Seriously Orchestra") and the downright bizarre ("Smurfs Go Pop!" and "Seventies Dinner Party"). Where else are you going to find out that: "Bridge over Troubled Water" spent 307 weeks in the charts; Pavarotti has topped the album charts - twice; Lily Allen went triple-platinum in 2006 with "Alright, Still"; Oasis sold 356,000 copies of "Be Here Now" in one day alone; both Gary Glitter and Mariah Carey released an album called "Glitter"; and, Donny Osmond has never made it to Number 1 in the album charts.
- Electronic book text
- 30 Jun 2011
- Random House (Digital)
- Virgin Digital
- United Kingdom
About Martin Roach
Martin Roach is a bestselling author who has penned dozens of books on music, youth culture, celebrity and film. He has also ghostwritten several high-profile celebrity autobiographies. His books have sold over 1.5 million copies and have been translated into twelve languages. He is editor of The Virgin Book of Hit Singles.