THE NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS, UK
NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS BOOK OF ROCK - A GUIDE TO ROCK IN THE '70s was part-work. It has 80 pages and the readers collected the parts from successive issues of New Musical Express over 8 weeks, some time in early 1974. One issue of NME included a card cover, as shown here. You could gather your pages together and put a piece of cord through at the appropriate place to form a sort-of mini-encyclopedia. It was an alphabetical listing of the principal groups and individual performers, with a brief history of each and details of their albums, including a few bootlegs. Other musicians were mentioned under headings such as "Singer/Songwriter, American", "Bluegrass" and "Chicago Blues". There were also record company names and addresses and details of a few music venues. The Beatles got a full page, Dylan a bit less. "Skyline Bob" is there on the cover. Thanks to Ian Woodward for scan and information.