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Initial post: Dec 19, 2008 11:45:19 AM PST
Tom Giagafa says:
I need help finding a book for a customer. I wouldn't have given it any more thought but it turns out this guy is my neighbor's dad and finding the right book would make his year.

"I don't remember the name of the book nor the author but the book was basically a study (with charts/maps) of where musicians went from band to band and what effects they had on those bands (for better or worse). It had information from the 'beginning' to about 1990. The charts were great because they showed how the musicians made this kind of web between bands and influenced other bands."

This is as close to the description as I can remember. Any help would be appreciated.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2008 12:17:15 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 19, 2008 12:18:08 PM PST
Two Tub Man says:
I think maybe the author you're looking for is Pete Frame, who wrote a book called "Pete Frame's Complete Rock Family Tree".
Amazon carries it, it came out in the early 90's. Frame has been doing those maps going back as far as the British Invasion.
He's a long time contributor of these maps to several British rock mags.
Good reading, painstakingly researched, and really cool visually as well.
I hope this helps!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2008 9:08:00 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 20, 2008 9:13:11 PM PST
Allan Mayes says:
Pete Frame is correct , he edited a magazine called Zig Zag in England during the late 60s prog rock era. He himself was a big fan of the Byrds and Love. All the original Family Trees can be found in those early magazines. There was a UK TV show based around certain themes of these Family Trees. i.e Merseybeat [ Beatles etc] Birmingham Scene [ The Move, Moody Blues ELO] , Punk, West Coast Rock etc. I'm told there may be a DVD of these programmes but until I get my hands on it, I'm stuck with the old VHS tapes I made at the time of transmission. Anyone got any info on the DVD ?
The book was originally published by Omnibus Press . UK . 1979. Distributed by Book Sales Ltd of London and Sydney.My copy has a dollar price on it , so I assume it was available in The US at some point.
It's a large atlas type book with fold out pages to accomodate the maps.
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