'The book is f***ing BRILLIANT! Just arrived NYC and wanked myself laughing. Literally tears. Irritated looks all around. What a great writer you are. It's a classic. You absolutely got the whole shite early 70s thing down precisely as it was. Names, smells, sounds, looks, the food, drink, girls, boys! Mega! Well done.' - Bob Geldof In a sodden tent at a '70s festival, the teenage Mark Ellen had a dream. He dreamt that music was a rich meadow of possibility, a liberating leap to a sparkling future, an industry of human happiness - and he wanted to be part of it. Thus began his 50-year love affair with rock and roll. From his time at the NME, Radio One, The Old Grey Whistle Test and Live aid, he has been at the molten core of pop's evolution, and watched its key figures from a unique perspective. This funny and touching personal memoir maps out his eventful journey in rock and roll. It tells stories and settles scores. It charts the peaks and disappointments. It flags up surprising heroes and barbecues the dull and self-deluded. It puts a chaotic world to rights and pours petrol on the embers of a glorious industry now in spiraling decline. For more exclusive pictures visit www.rockstarsstolemylife.com
'Sarah has the music world at her feet. An up and coming photographic journalist revered in the touring world. By the age of twenty-four, she had traveled and seen so much of the world through her camera lens, then she ever thought she would. She'd scored the ultimate job with one of London'sbiggest bands - Sinners. Tension and tempers run high as she clasheswith the arrogant, self-involved lead singer. Three more months and the threat of potential disaster loomed, Sarah wondersif Zach willderail her life, or could he just be, her saving grace?'"
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Rock music has played an enormous role in American culture ever since its beginnings in the 1950s. Providing an understanding of rock music, this six volume set shows the many ways it has shaped, and been shaped by, American culture. It provides chapters on important musicians, writers, and more within these exciting periods in rock music history.