Music Legends

40 inspiring icons

Music Legends 40 inspiring icons
Illustrated by:
Format: Hardback, 88 Pages
ISBN: 9781786031457
Buy from an Online Retailer


The biggest bands…the hugest hits…the 40 most memorable music legends of all time are here! In this fun, fact-packed book from the 40 Inspiring Icons series, learn how these musicians became the voice of their generation. 

Meet the King of Pop, find out about the Fab Four, learn how Bob Dylan led a revolution, discover the different identities of David Bowie, and fall "Crazy in Love" with Beyoncé. From the Doors, whose single "Light My Fire" took them to #1 on the US charts after years in obscurity, to the Wu-Tang Clan, whose debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is widely recognized as one of the best hip-hop albums of all time, these are the 40 music legends to be listened to and learned about by all:

Elvis Presley; Bob Dylan; The Beatles; The Rolling Stones; The Who: The Doors; The Velvet Underground; Pink Floyd; Jimi Hendrix; Genesis; Neil Young; Led Zeppelin; David Bowie; Queen; Michael Jackson; Abba; Bob Marley; AC/DC; Patti Smith; Blondie; Sex Pistols; The Clash; U2; The Police; The Cure; Depeche Mode; New Order; The Smiths; Madonna; Red Hot Chili Peppers; N.W.A.; Pixies; Nirvana; Blur; Radiohead; Wu-Tang Clan; Daft Punk; The White Stripes; Beyoncé; Arcade Fire.

Each artist is an icon of their age, but who will you add to your playlist?

Each book in the 40 Inspiring Icons series introduces readers to a fascinating non-fiction subject through its 40 most famous people or groups. Explore these other great topics through their most interesting icons: Black Music GreatsPeople of Peace, Super Scientists, Soccer Stars, Fantastic Footballers, and Greek Gods and Heroes.

The author

Hervé Guilleminot has been passionate about music since the age when he tapped on the family piano. He grew up to become a musical journalist and author of books devoted to pop and rock music. He has written books on the Beatles, Bjork, AC / DC, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, and U2. Hervé lives in France. 

Jérôme Masi is a freelance illustrator, designer, and creative director. His clients include Penguin Random House, Saatchi and Saatchi, British Airways, and Harper Collins. Jérome lives in France. 

Reader reviews


Format: Hardback, 88 Pages
ISBN: 9781786031457
Size: 7.323 in x 10 in / 186 mm x 254 mm

You might also be interested in

Enter to win a classroom set of DAVID BOWIE by Isabel Sanchez Vegara for your students
Fill in your contact information below to enter to win a set of books for your classroom or library. Winners will be notified the week of August 1, 2019. Open to US and Canadian entrants only. Entry open July 1-31, 2019.
Read More >
Excellent Engineering Teachers’ Guide
Learn to make a bottle submarine, a smartphone boombox, a weather vane and more with this brilliant book of simple home experiments!
Read More >
Food For You Bonus Recipes Giveaway
  Order your copy of Food For You (on sale July 19th) before July 31, 2018, and you’ll receive a set of three extra recipes to go with the book! Entrants will be emailed on August 1.   Buy from an Online Retailer US:           CA:     AU: About the Book This introduction to healthy eating gives ‘tweens’ ...
Read More >
See More Posts