Steve Turner began his journalistic career as Features Editor of the British rock monthly Beat Instrumental. He has written many music biographies, including Conversations with Eric Clapton, Rattle and Hum (U2), and A Hard Day's Write (the Beatles).
This book looks at the lives of every member of the two Titanic bands and relates their stories.
Much of this I already had much knowledge of, and found it hard sometimes not too just skim over some of the pages to get to the stories of the musicians themselves.
It was a great book to read and would recommend into any history lover or anyone interested in learning more about the titanic and the people on board.
There were parts of this historic event that dragged but in the long run I found it quite interesting. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Judy Ludwig
Love it or hate it, who can forget the scenes from the movie Titanic of the valiant musicians playing on deck as the liner sank? Read morePublished 10 months ago by Tamela Mccann
A very compelling story. It did drag a little in spots, but very inspiring nonetheless. Especially intriguing in light of the recent discovery of the violin belonging to the band... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book, very thorough. So much history has been revealed. Was very good reading.Published 12 months ago by Karen
I've read plenty of books and articles and nearly every aspect of the sinking of the Titanic. One part that remained obscure, however, involves the eight musicians who played on... Read morePublished 13 months ago by lindapanzo
When I saw that Steve Turner was writing this book, I just had to purchase it. It has not been a disapointment. Read morePublished 15 months ago by G. McMillan
Still reading this exciting book! Total history geek and love reading the stories behind this true tragedy. Highly recommend this book.Published 16 months ago by Beth L. Bowman
Probably everyone has heard the story of the band on the Titanic that sat and calmly played their instruments, calming the passengers on the doomed ship. Read morePublished on December 16, 2012 by Kurt A. Johnson
By: Steve Turner
The band that played on is an in-depth look into the lives of the eight members of the band on the Titanic. Read more