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      This bibliography page lists Music Reference Books with many different musician biographies and discographies written by Martin C. Strong.

Martin C. Strong - Wikipedia - The Great Rock Bible (on-line edition) - Martin Strong's LinkedIn page

#sk -- Strong, Martin C.
2010, The Great Folk Discography, Vol. 1: Pioneers & Early Legends #sk -- Strong, Martin C.
2010, The Great Folk Discography, Vol. 1: Pioneers & Early Legends (back cover)       #sl -- Strong, Martin C.
2011, The Great Folk Discography, Vol. 2: The Next Generation #sl -- Strong, Martin C.
2011, The Great Folk Discography, Vol. 2: The Next Generation (back cover)       #sl3 -- Strong, Martin C.
The Great Folk Discography, Vol. 2: The New Legends 1978-2011
[no book with this cover and title exists!]       #su -- Strong, Martin C.
2002, The Great Scots Musicography #su -- Strong, Martin C.
2002, The Great Scots Musicography (back cover)       #ta -- Strong, Martin C.
1994, The Great Rock Discography, 1st ed. #ta -- Strong, Martin C.
1994, The Great Rock Discography, 1st ed. (back cover)       #tb -- Strong, Martin C.
1995, The Great Rock Discography, 2nd ed. #tb -- Strong, Martin C.
1995, The Great Rock Discography, 2nd ed. (back cover)       #fw -- Strong, Martin C.
1996, The Great Rock Discography, 3rd ed. #fw -- Strong, Martin C.
1996, The Great Rock Discography, 3rd ed. (back cover)       #io -- Strong, Martin C.
1998, The Great Rock Discography, 4th ed. #io -- Strong, Martin C.
1998, The Great Rock Discography, 4th ed. (back cover)       #tc -- Strong, Martin C.
2001, The Great Rock Discography, 5th ed. #tc -- Strong, Martin C.
2001, The Great Rock Discography, 5th ed. (back cover)       #td -- Strong, Martin C.
2002, The Great Rock Discography, 6th ed. #td -- Strong, Martin C.
2002, The Great Rock Discography, 6th ed. (back cover)       #te -- Strong, Martin C.
2004, The Great Rock Discography, 7th ed. #te -- Strong, Martin C.
2004, The Great Rock Discography, 7th ed. (back cover)       #ti -- Strong, Martin C.
1998, The Great Metal Discography, 1st ed. #ti -- Strong, Martin C.
1998, The Great Metal Discography, 1st ed. (back cover)       #th -- Strong, Martin C.
2001, The Great Metal Discography, 2nd ed. #th -- Strong, Martin C.
2001, The Great Metal Discography, 2nd ed. (back cover)       #tf -- Strong, Martin C.
1996, The Wee Rock Discography #tf -- Strong, Martin C.
1996, The Wee Rock Discography (back cover)       #ur -- Strong, Martin C.
1997, The Great Psychedelic Discography,
1st ed. #ur -- Strong, Martin C.
1997, The Great Psychedelic Discography,
1st ed. (back cover)       #un -- Strong, Martin C.
1999, The Great Alternative & Indie Discography #un -- Strong, Martin C.
1999, The Great Alternative & Indie Discography (back cover)       #um -- Strong, Martin C.
2003, The Great Indie Discography, 2nd ed. #um -- Strong, Martin C.
2003, The Great Indie Discography, 2nd ed. (back cover)       #tg -- Strong, Martin C.
2006, The Essential Rock Discography #tg -- Strong, Martin C.
2006, The Essential Rock Discography (back cover)       #ul -- Strong, Martin C.
2008, Lights, Camera, Soundtracks #ul -- Strong, Martin C.
2008, Lights, Camera, Soundtracks (back cover)

Books I do NOT own: [cover scans courtesy of Amazon.com]

#unk_gpd2 -- Strong, Martin C.
2001, The Great Psychedelic Discography,
2nd ed. (back cover) #unk_gid1 -- Strong, Martin C.
1999, The Great Indie Discography, 1st ed.

    Work in Progress - Index for "The Great Rock Discography"
  1. #ta - Strong, Martin C., 1994, "The Great Rock Discography, 1st ed." {A}
  2. #tb - Strong, Martin C., 1995, "The Great Rock Discography, 2nd ed." {A}
  3. #fw - Strong, Martin C., 1996, "The Great Rock Discography, 3rd ed." {A}
  4. #io - Strong, Martin C., 1998, "The Great Rock Discography, 4th ed." {A}
  5. #tc - Strong, Martin C., 2001, "The Great Rock Discography, 5th ed." {A}
  6. #td - Strong, Martin C., 2002, "The Great Rock Discography, 6th ed." {A}
  7. #te - Strong, Martin C., 2004, "The Great Rock Discography, 7th ed." {A}
  8. #tf - Strong, Martin C., 1996, "The Wee Rock Discography" {A}
  9. #ti - Strong, Martin C., 1998, "The Great Metal Discography, 1st ed." {A}
  10. #th - Strong, Martin C., 2001, "The Great Metal Discography, 2nd ed." {A}
  11. #tg - Strong, Martin C., 2006, "The Essential Rock Discography" {A}
  12. #um - Strong, Martin C., 2003, "The Great Indie Discography, 2nd ed." {A}
  13. #un - Strong, Martin C., 1999, "The Great Alternative & Indie Discography" {A}
  14. #ul - Strong, Martin C., 2008, "Lights, Camera, Soundtracks" {A}
  15. #GRB-Temp - Strong, Martin C., 2014, The Great Rock Bible"

    Work in Progress - Index for "The Great Folk Discography"
  1. #su - 2002, "The Great Scots Musicography" {A}
  2. #sk - 2010, "The Great Folk Discography, Vol. 1: Pioneers & Early Legends " {A}
  3. #sl - 2011, "The Great Folk Discography, Vol. 2: The Next Generation" {A}
WANTED: Other books by Martin C. Strong:
[i.e. those I cannot afford to purchase at 11/2013 Amazon prices]
      I am not an investor, just a music fan trying to expand my library of music reference sources for the purpose of adding information to this Web site. None of the books in my collection will be sold while I am alive. If you have a copy of any of the following four books you would like to sell for $15.00 [U.S.] or less, including shipping to Ripon, Wisconsin, please contact me at the address below. Payment will be via USPS postal money order.
  19. 1997,    ? p., "The Great Psychedelic Discography, 1st ed.", ISBN: ?, ASIN: B007IMMK9M
  20. 2001,  600 p., "The Great Psychedelic Discography, 2nd ed.", ISBN: 0-86241-726-0, ISBN-13: 978-0-86241-726-0
                   "A Trip through the 80s to the 90s: Psychedelia, Progressive,
                    Experimental, Ambient, New Age, Retro-Psych amd more"

  [as of 11/2013, a book I cannot find anywhere on-line, its ISBN is unknown]
  21. 1999,    ? p., "The Great Indie Discography, 1st ed.", ISBN: ?

  "The Great Folk Discography, Vol. 2: The New Legends 1978-2011"
        (no book with this cover and title exists!),
      ASIN: B007SLSB2I - no book with this cover and title exists!!

??? = books I don't have, yet (I own a copy of 17 out of his 20 books)
All books in publication date order
  Publication
Date
Book
Code
Book Title Size: H x W x D Actual
Weight*
Pages Publisher
1 12-01-1994 #ta The Great Rock Discography, 1st ed. 11.6" x 8.3" x 2.4" 4 lb. 10 oz. 829 p. Canongate
2 9-01-1995 #tb The Great Rock Discography, 2nd ed. 11.6" x 8.3" x 2.4" 4 lb. 12 oz. 947 p. Canongate
3 9-01-1996 #fw The Great Rock Discography, 3rd ed. 11.6" x 8.3" x 2.4" 4 lb. 8 oz. 946 p. Canongate
4 11-01-1996 #tf The Wee Rock Discography 9.4" x 7.6" x 1.5" 2 lb. 7 oz. 556 p. Canongate
5 10-01-1997 #ur The Great Psychedelic Discography, 1st ed. 11.6" x 8.1" x 1.3" 2 lb. 4 oz. 388 p. Canongate
6 9-20-1998 #io The Great Rock Discography, 4th ed. 11.6" x 8.5" x 2.1" 4 lb. 12 oz.+ 949 p. Canongate (U.K.)
Random House (U.S.)
7 11-01-1998 #ti The Great Metal Discography, 1st ed. 11.6" x 8.2" x 1.3" 2 lb. 5 oz. 385 p. Canongate
8 11-01-1999 #un The Great Alternative & Indie Discography 11.6" x 8.2" x 1.4"   726 p. Canongate
9 -??-2001 ??? The Great Psychedelic Discography, 2nd ed. ? ? 600 p. ?
10 10-03-2001 #tc The Great Rock Discography, 5th ed. 11.7" x 8.2" x 2.4" 4 lb. 12 oz.+ 1110 p. Mojo/Canongate
11 3-12-2001 #th The Great Metal Discography, 2nd ed. 11.6" x 8.1" x 1.3" 3 lb. 3 oz. 623 p. Canongate
12 11-11-2002 #su The Great Scots Musicography 9.6" x 8.3" x 1.1" 2 lb. 1 oz. 437 p. Mercat
13 11-09-2002 #td The Great Rock Discography, 6th ed. 11.8" x 8.4" x 2.5" 4 lb. 12 oz.+ 1185 p. Canongate
14 -??-19?? ??? The Great Indie Discography, 1st ed. ? ? ? p. ?
15 11-01-2003 #um The Great Indie Discography, 2nd ed. 11.8" x 8.2" x 2.1" 5 lb. 6 oz. 1088 p. Canongate
16 11-21-2004 #te The Great Rock Discography, 7th ed. 9.0" x 7.2" x 2.6" 4 lb. 10 oz. 1730 p. Canongate
17 9-04-2006 #tg The Essential Rock Discography
[aka The Great Rock Discography, 8th ed.]
8.9" x 6.8" x 1.8" 3 lb. 4 oz. 1250 p. Canongate
18 12-01-2008 #ul Lights, Camera, Soundtracks
The Ultimate Guide to Popular Music
in the Movies
9.1" x 7.3" x 2.2" 2 lb. 7 oz. 916 p. Canongate
19 12-01-2010 #sk The Great Folk Discography Vol. 1:
Pioneers & Early Legends
10.8" x 8.3" x 1.2" 3 lb. 0 oz. 628 p. Polygon/Berlinn
20 11-01-2011 #sl The Great Folk Discography Vol. 2:
The Next Generation
10.8" x 8.3" x 1.2" 1 lb. 15 oz. 346 p. Polygon/Berlinn
21 ??-2014 #GRB-Temp The Great Rock Bible ? ? ? p. ?
  never
published
N/A The Great Folk Discography Vol. 2:
The New Legends 1978-2011
(no book with this cover and title exists!)
N/A N/A N/A
* "Actual Weight" - not the "Shipping Weight" listed by Amazon.com
4 lb. 12 oz.+ (the maximum that can be weighed on my home scale)

  1. #sk - Strong, Martin C.   {A}
          The Great Folk Discography, Vol. 1: Pioneers & Early Legends, - cover scan
          Edinburgh, Scotland: Polygon, an imprint of Berlinn Ltd.,
          2010, 628 p., ISBN: 1-84697-141-1, ISBN-13: 978-1-84697-141-9, LC: ?, UPC: 9-781846-971419

  2. #sl - Strong, Martin C.   {A}
          The Great Folk Discography, Vol. 2: The Next Generation, - cover scan
          Edinburgh, Scotland: Polygon, an imprint of Berlinn Ltd.,
          2011, 346 p., ISBN: 1-84697-177-2, ISBN-13: 978-1-84697-177-8, LC: 2011-535105, UPC: 9-781846-971778

    #sl3 - Strong, Martin C.
          The Great Folk Discography, Vol. 2: The New Legends 1978-2011 (no book with this cover and title exists!), - mockup cover scan
          ASIN: B007SLSB2I - This never published book has no ISBN.
          [From correspondence with Martin C. Strong: The cover shown is a mockup of a future book which was sent to Amazon by the publisher. A book with this title was never published. The cover was changed and the book was retitled and published as "Vol. 2: The Next Generation".]

  3. #su - Strong, Martin C.   {A}
          The Great Scots Musicography, Stuart Murray, il. - cover scan
          Edinburgh, Scotland: Mercat Press
          2002, 437 p., ISBN: 1-84183-041-0, ISBN-13: 978-1-84183-041-4, LC: ?, UPC: 9-781841-830414

  4. #ta - Strong, Martin C.   {A}
          The Great Rock Discography, 1st ed., Harry Horse, il. - cover scan
          Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate Press Ltd.,
          1994, 829 p., ISBN: 0-86241-385-0, LC: 94-143462, UPC: 9-780862-413859

  5. #tb - Strong, Martin C.   {A}
          The Great Rock Discography, 2nd ed., - cover scan
          Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate Press Ltd.,
          1995, 947 p., ISBN: 0-86241-385-0, ASIN: B00224EQ34
               Webmaster's Note: I didn't think this was allowed, but the 1st and 2nd editions have identical ISBN numbers!
          LC: ?, UPC: 9-780862-415419

  6. #fw - Strong, Martin C.   {A}
          The Great Rock Discography, 3rd ed., Harry Horse, il. - cover scan
          New York, NY: Omnibus Press/Great Britain: Canongate Books Ltd.,
          1996, 946 p., ISBN: 0-86241-541-1, ISBN-13: 978-0-86241-541-9, LC: ?, UPC: 9-780862-415419 / 7-52187-10500-8

  7. #io - Strong, Martin C.   {A}
          The Great Rock Discography, 4th ed., Harry Horse, il. - cover scan
          New York, NY: Times Books/Random House, Inc., (U.S. edition) {A}
          Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate Books Ltd., (U.K. edition)
          1998, 949 p., ISBN: 0-8129-3111-4, ISBN-13: 978-0-8129-3111-2, LC: 2000-364481, UPC: 9-780812-931112 / 0-29617-03200-6

  8. #tc - Strong, Martin C.   {A}
          The Great Rock Discography, 5th ed., - cover scan
          Edinburgh, Scotland: Mojo Books, an imprint of Canongate Books Ltd.,
          2000, 1110 p., ISBN: 1-84195-079-3, ISBN-13: 978-1-84195-079-2, LC: ?, UPC: 9-781841-950792

  9. #td - Strong, Martin C.   {A}
          The Great Rock Discography, 6th ed., Foreward: John Peel, - cover scan
          Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate Books Ltd.,
          2002, 1185 p., ISBN: 1-84195-311-3, ISBN-13: 978-1-84195-311-3, LC: 2002-503300, UPC: 9-781841-953113

  10. #te - Strong, Martin C.   {A}
          The Great Rock Discography, 7th ed., Foreward: John Peel, - cover scan
          New York, NY / Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate US / Canongate Books Ltd.,
          2004, 1730 p., ISBN: 1-84195-615-5, LC: ?, UPC: 9-781841-956152

  11. #ti - Strong, Martin C.   {A}
          The Great Metal Discography, 1st ed., - cover scan
          Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate Books Ltd.,
          1998, 385 p., ISBN: 0-86241-727-9, ISBN-13: 978-0-86241-727-7, LC: ?, UPC: 9-780862-417277

  12. #th - Strong, Martin C.   {A}
          The Great Metal Discography, 2nd ed., - cover scan
          Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate Books Ltd.,
          2001, 623 p., ISBN: 1-84195-185-4, ISBN-13: 978-1-84195-185-0, LC: ?, UPC: 9-781841-951850
          2001 (U.K.), 2002 (U.S.)

  13. #tf - Strong, Martin C.   {A}
          The Wee Rock Discography, Harry Horse, il. - cover scan
          Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate Books Ltd.,
          1996, 556 p., ISBN: 0-86241-621-3, LC: ?, UPC: 9-780862-416218

  14. #un - Strong, Martin C.   {A}
          The Great Alternative & Indie Discography - cover scan
          Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate Books Ltd.
          1999, 726 p., ISBN: 0-86241-913-1, ISBN-13: 978-0-86241-913-4, LC: ? UPC: 9-780862-419134

  15. #unk_gid1 - Strong, Martin C., WANTED
          The Great Indie Discography, 1st ed., ISBN: ?
          1999, ? p.

  16. #um - Strong, Martin C.   {A}
          The Great Indie Discography, 2nd ed. - cover scan
          Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate Books Ltd.
          2003, 1088 p., ISBN: 1-84195-335-0, ISBN-13: 978-1-84195-335-9 (paperback), LC: ?, UPC: 9-781841-953359

  17. #tg - Strong, Martin C.   {A}
          The Essential Rock Discography, - cover scan
          [this book's pre-publication draft title was: The Great Rock Discography, 8th ed.]
          Edinburgh, Scotland / New York, NY / Melbourne, Australia: Canongate Books Ltd.,
          2006, 1250 p., ISBN: 1-84195-985-5 "(v. 1)?" / 1-84195-827-1, ISBN-13: 978-1-84195-827-9 (hardback) / 1-84195-860-3, ISBN-13: 978-1-84195-860-6 (paperback), LC: ?, UPC: 9-781841-959856

  18. #ul - Strong, Martin C. with Brendon Griffin   {A}
          Lights, Camera, Soundtracks: The Ultimate Guide to Popular Music in the Movies - cover scan
          Edinburgh, Scotland / London, U.K./ New York, NY / Melbourne, Australia: Canongate Books Ltd.,
          2008, 916 p., ISBN: 1-84767-021-0, ISBN-13: 978-1-84767-021-2, LC: ?, UPC: 9-781847-670212
          Canongate Books
          [In addition to reviews and soundtrack details of over 1700 films, the book included biographies and filmographies of 198 different musicians as actor, performer and/or composer.]

  19. #GRB-Temp - Strong, Martin C.
          The Great Rock Bible
          2014 (tentative publication date) - Martin C. Strong

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