Grumpy Old Rockstar: and Other Wondrous Stories

Grumpy Old Rockstar: and Other Wondrous Stories


By (author) Rick Wakeman, Read by Rick Wakeman

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  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 125mm x 142mm x 24mm | 213g
  • Publication date: 16 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1846571502
  • ISBN 13: 9781846571503
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 844,984

Product description

"Grumpy Old Rock Star" is a collection of never-before-told stories from his amazing life. From touring in a white van in the early sixties; playing keyboards on David Bowie's "Space Oddity" (no really); to buying an American football team with some Americans with very Italian surnames; his drinking days - beer in copious amounts and port and brandy in pint glasses , (three of those a day) oh yes, plus a few bottles of wine; throwing Salvador Dali offstage because he was spoiling his piano solo; the truth behind the curry on stage episode and how he ended up with the earth from around Che Guevara's body in his shed, given to him by his old friend and fan Fidel Castro. Curl up by the fire with a "Grumpy Old Rockstar" and your nearest and dearest. We defy you not to laugh.

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Author information

Rick Wakeman is the most gifted keyboard players of his generation, as at home on stage at a rock concert as in the organ loft of a great cathedral. A keyboard player for the 70s super group Yes his extraordinary live tours and his multimillion selling albums are legendary. He has also appeared on Top Gear achieving a lamentable lap time of 1.55.26.

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"We defy you not to laugh"