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    The Encyclopædia Hawkwindia The Ultimate Guide to More Than Fifty Years of Hawkwind

    The Encyclopædia Hawkwindia The Ultimate Guide to More Than Fifty Years of Hawkwind by Dave Thompson Now Available!

    ALMOST 600 PAGES OF BRAIN DAMAGE!

    The Encyclopædia Hawkwindia is the ultimate guide to more than fifty years of Hawkwind, from the first show in August,1969, to the next scheduled gig in February, 2021.

    Arranged alphabetically, the encyclopædia contains over 1,750 entries, from “Abducted” to ZZZ, and includes every song… every single… every album… every band member… dancers… festivals… spin-offs… side projects… solo albums… live shows… support bands… cover versions… venues… characters… crew… record labels… managers… reissues… compilations… tributes… culture… friends and relations…. and more.

    More than seventy interviews, many undertaken specifically for the encyclopædia, include recollections, anecdotes and personal details from such icons of Hawkwind history as founder members Dave Brock and Nik Turner, classic line-up mainstays Lemmy, Robert Calvert, Stacia and Del Dettmar, and a host of names from throughout the band’s long history - Alan Davey, Paul Rudolph, Adrian Shaw, Huw Lloyd Langton, Bridget Wishart, Mr Dibs, Simon House and more.

    There are entries for members’ pre- and post-Hawkwind projects - Magic Muscle and Krel, Smartpils and Spirits Burning.

    For like-minded travellers through space rock and beyond - Michael Moorcock and Motörhead, the Pink Fairies and Gong.

    For the Bath Festival and the Battle of the Beanfield, Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Cheops.

    200 illustrations include vintage press cuttings, memorabilia, art and rare photographs from musicians’ personal collections.

    PDFs for review and author interviews can be requested from hawkwind_encyclopaedia@yahoo.com.

    To purchase: https://hawkwindencyclopaedia.wordpress.com

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    Dave Thompson is author of over 150 books, mostly on music, but other themes besides.

    He is co-author of autobiographies by Nik Turner, photographer Bob Gruen, Motown legends Eddie and Brian Holland, New York Doll Sylvain Sylvain, Heartbreaker Walter Lure, The Yardbirds’ Jim McCarty, Fairport’s Judy Dyble, folkie Steve Ashley and Nektar’s Roye Albrighton (forthcoming). He also wrote the official tenth anniversary history of Fruits de Mer Records.

    Thompson has written at length about Space Rock, Glam Rock, Industrial, Goth, Alternative and Punk, including biographies of David Bowie, the Sweet, Sparks, Genesis, Jeff Beck, Robert Plant, Deep Purple, Rozz Williams (forthcoming) and Cream.

    Thompson’s journalism and music writing has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Goldmine, Record Collector, Mojo, Alternative Press, Rolling Stone, Spin, Melody Maker, Zig Zag, huH, Seattle Times, Music Week and others.

    Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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    My daughter lives in the UK (St. Albans) and asked me to send her a list of what I'd like from Father Christmas. This 600 pages of brain damage is at the top o' de list.
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    Wow that makes two massive Hawkwind books in one year. I’m still regretting not investing in the hardback of the Joe Banks “Days of the Underground” tome, it sold out too quickly, and the paperback is on my Christmas wish list.

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    My daughter sent me a copy for Christmas. I'm loving it.
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    I’m equally loving the Joe Banks book which I’ll be finishing in a day or two. It has definitely increased my Hawks quotient on the playlist, and brings back memories of those 70’s gigs. I’ll probably want this one too!

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