The best music books of 2015

Here are some of 2015's finest books to fire the imagination, engage the grey matter and invigorate the spirit over the festive period

Elvis Presley: How Sam Phillips discovered a star

Memphis, 1954, and Sun recording studio boss Sam Phillips dreams of discovering a new sound: a blend of the best of black music and the best of white music. In an extract from his latest biography, Peter Guralnick takes up the story

Where did it all go wrong for Britpop?

1997: when 3 Colours Red were the next Oasis and no one had heard of digital piracy. Craig McLean was right there, and as the forthcoming film 'Kill Your Friends' revisits the last, deluded golden age of the British record industry, he recalls the excess, the greed, and the hangover