The Greatest Music Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from Music History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy

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"Fullof tasty morsels.A delightful book to arm one for thenext dull cocktail party.” —Chicago Tribune

RickBeyer, author of the highly successful History Channel series The GreatestStories Never Told returns with new historic tales from the world ofmusic—ennobling, entrancing and inevitably surprising stories of soaringgenius, tantalizing scandal, nefarious intrigue, and, above all, unbridledpassion for music. Perfect for fans of The Mental Floss History of theUnited States or Bill Bryson’s Made in America, Beyer’s GreatestMusic Stories Never Told is “history like you've never read itbefore." (The Tennessean)

Product Details

  • Series: The Greatest Stories Never Told
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (June 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061626988
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061626982
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Customer Reviews

Offbeat history nuggets

 on May 14, 2015
By Dancing Man
Interesting stories, not likely to be easily found elsewhere.

Book review

 on November 21, 2013
By ARamspott
We thoroughly enjoyed the stories, the format and gave another copy as a gift to a music lover.An easy read.

Great book

 on October 17, 2013
By C. A. Cmiel
Great stories. Had the book first on Kindle and then had to get a hard copy so I could share it with my students.


 on December 28, 2012
By Amazon Customer
he loved this gift. big surprise. could not wait to read. so far it is a good addition to his collections

Fun music trivia

5 people found this helpful.
 on March 13, 2013
By Rayne
I read this to a couple of kids every day, and we all love this book. Did you know Ben Franklin played the guitar or that Bach wrote a cantata about coffee? How about that the Banjo was originally created in Africa? This is a fantastic book for adults and kids, alike.

Interesting read.

2 people found this helpful.
 on May 7, 2012
By TheArt
This book has been a real interesting read. Interesting facts about music history that more should learn about. I’d recommend this to anyone who listens to music of any genre.

Five Stars

 on December 7, 2016
By S. Valerie Osborne
Great stories.

Five Stars

 on November 8, 2015
By Tammy J. Anderson
Very interesting book.

Five Stars

 on August 17, 2015
By SusqieSavior24

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