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I’ve read a bunch of biographies by all manner of famous rock musicians before. You usually get two kinds: a look into a person with surprising depth despite their public persona, or a self-indulgent tour of the many excesses that public persona has managed to survive.
I have to admit that I’m not familiar with the author’s work as a musician, but it was fascinating to read about his many trials and tribulations while trying to make it in the business and ultimately mostly failing to do so. Plus, I’m about the same age as him and an amateur musician, so I could connect with many of his experiences.
I enjoyed this one, and I might try to find some of his music just to complement the book.
JM H, Educator
This book tells the story of how hard it is to become famous. How much hard work and years of ordeal you have to go through to try and get your name in lights and then even then you might not reach the heights that you want to. It gives you a great glimpse into life backstage and everything that goes into a musician. A great storyline, and fab characters.
Elizabeth W, Reviewer
Brilliant, well written story of a wannabe musician. Travel through his first auditions, gigs, recordings and loves. Highly recommend it if you love underground live music. Full review on Tea and Cake for the Soul.
Jo J, Reviewer
A very good book: engaging, fascinating and well written. I like the behind the scene, the story and how the story was told.
i think is a must read for rock music fan. Highly recommended!
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Anna Maria G, Reviewer
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