The Library

PUBLISHED BOOKS

Pull up a chair, unwind and allow us to offer you some selections from
our library of Mark Cunningham’s work as an author and feature writer...

authored books
other titles

AUTHORED BOOKS

Horslips

HORSLIPS:

Tall Tales – The Official Biography
(The O’Brien Press, 2013)

by Mark Cunningham

ISBN-13: 978-1847175861

*** Hot Press Irish Book of the Year 2013

“Superb recollections… a stream of information, anecdotes and surprises. A repository of previously unpublished memorabilia and of high-quality design.” The Irish Times

 

“A winner… a thing of beauty.” RTÉ Guide

Live and kicking

LIVE & KICKING:

The Rock Concert Industry in the Nineties
(Sanctuary Music Library, 1999)

by Mark Cunningham

ISBN-13: 978-1860742170

“A fascinating trip through the technical machinations behind the decade’s greatest concert tours.” Q magazine

 

“Case studies on show design and technology are rarely this engaging.” Live Sound International

Good Vibrations

GOOD VIBRATIONS:

A History of Record Production
(Sanctuary Music Library, 1st ed. 1996; 2nd ed. 1999)

by Mark Cunningham

forewords by Alan Parsons & Brian Eno

ISBN-13: 978-1860742422

“One of the outstanding books of the year…” Helter Skelter

“The ultimate sleeve note to those anonymous but magically inventive engineers behind pop’’s finest moments.” Daily Telegraph

The above books are available to purchase via Amazon.

OTHER TITLES

stageco 30jaar book

STAGECO: 30 YEARS – FROM WERCHTER TO THE WORLD

(Pinguin Productions bvba, 2015)

by Geert Vandenbon

English translation edited by Mark Cunningham

ISBN-13: 978-9073322288

“Vandenbon worked on this 336-page masterpiece for five years. It’s not only the story of a man who started with one stage and now runs a world-famous company, it’s also the story of someone who realised his childhood dream through hard work.” Lambert Smits, Keys And Chords

 

Semi pro sixties book

THE SEMI-PRO SIXTIES

(Caulfield Communications, 2012)

by David Caulfield

edited by Mark Cunningham

ISBN-13: 978-0957354203

“There is truly something for everyone in this book, and the stories are enlightening, very humorous and sometimes shocking! Highly recommended.” Michael Stickland, via Amazon

U2 show book

U2 SHOW:

The Art of Touring (Orion, 2004)

by Diana Scrimgeour

‘A Short History of Rock Touring’ chapter by Mark Cunningham

ISBN-13: 978-0752856070

“U2 Show marks the first time that the band’s contributions to live music has been gathered together in one sumptuous volume and it’s a must for any fan… truly spectacular.” Irish News

Wembley Arena 70 book

WEMBLEY ARENA:

1934-2004, The First Seventy Years (Wembley-London, 2003)

by Wembley (London) Limited

History Consultant: Mark Cunningham

“An irresistible journey through the history of Arthur Elvin’s much-storied indoor arena, from the British Empire Games to Madonna.” Lighting + Sound International

Seventeen watts book

SEVENTEEN WATTS:

The First 50 Years of British Rock Guitar (Sanctuary Music Library, 1997)

by Mo Foster

edited by Mark Cunningham

foreword by Hank Marvin

ISBN: 1-86074-169-X

“A personal and often very funny account of how the early rock stars grappled with the fact that nobody had the faintest idea of how to go about becoming a rock star, because no-one had ever done it before. Such a good book.” Miles Kington, BBC Radio 2