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Rock'n'Roll Sweepstakes

ISBN: 9781787601543
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Rock n Roll Sweepstakes is a frank and comprehensive biography of a remarkable man, amazing life and an incredible body of work. It covers Ians youth and formative rock n roll years in the Sixties, Mott the Hooples formation, David Bowies intervention as "a fan" of the band and Motts rise to international stardom. Echoing Ians acclaimed book Diary of a Rock n Roll Star, this biography shines a light on the highs and lows of stardom and the music business lifestyle. It also tells how Ian, at Motts peak, found a friction with fame and jettisoned what he had achieved with a "Sod showbiz and schmoozing" attitude and an "Ill do my own thing" manifesto. Biographer Campbell Devine has had unlimited personal access to Ian Hunter, all of Mott the Hoople and their personnel, members of Queen, Roxy Music, Def Leppard and dozens of other significant groups, performers and celebrity fans including Gene Simmons, John Taylor and Ellen Foley. Containing candid first-hand revealing accounts, unseen images and in-depth interviews, this is the ultimate biography of one of rocks greatest writers, performers and influencers. Ian has fully authorised and cooperated with this biography and is happy to be involved in its promotion.