Mick and Keith

Mick and Keith : Parallel Lines

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It's a fair bet that neither Mick Jagger nor Keith Richards will ever get round to writing their autobiographies. Even if they had a mind to, the memory sure isn't there. Over the years there have been many biographies of both some good, some bad and many biographies of 'The Stones' all pretty bad. And then there was Bill Wyman's...Separately Mick and Keith are fascinating characters, but review their lives side-by-side and we have a biography that reaches critical mass. Chris Salewicz has the perfect background to write the definitive life of the definitive rock and rollers. Steeped in the music business, Chris is a professional journalist and broadcaster who has all the right contacts. Sometime ROLLING STONE & NME journalist, founder member of MTV Europe and author of the best-selling official biography of Bob Marley, Chris has known Keith and Mick on and off since the early 70s.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 33mm | 689g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 32 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0752818589
  • 9780752818580

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LAUNCH PARTY AT CAFE CAIRO '...Salewicz has written a sharp and witty compendium... Rare among rock writers, he has good judgement and rarer still a wry sense of humour... His account of the wedding of Mick and Bianca in 1971 is a masterpiece of period comedy...' MAIL ON SUNDAY MAGAZINES Q feature on the book in February issue UNCUT review in Dec issue SHATTERED (Rolling Stones Fanzine) review in Xmas issue PRESS SUNDAY TIMES 2 part serial in News Review Section THE SUNDAY TIMES review in Xmas round up MAIL ON SUNDAY full page review THE TIMES review THE OBSERVER review in Xmas round up THE EXPRESS book mention in article on rock stars LOCAL LAMBETH NEWS interview COVENTRY EVENING TELEGRAPH review NATIONAL RADIO Interviews on the following programmes: BBC RADIO 5 LIVE 'NICKY CAMPBELL' BBC RADIO 4 'PM PROGRAMME' REGIONAL RADIO BBC LONDON LIVE 'ROBERT ELMS' LBC RADIO WEEKEND SHOW BBC RADIO FOYLE BBC RADIO LEICESTER BBC RADIO SHROPSHIRE BBC RADIO NORTHAMPTON BBC RADIO NORFOLK BBC RADIO BERKSHIRE BBC RADIO KENT BBC RADIO WALES BBC RADIO NEWCASTLE NEWSTALK 106, Ireland TELETEXT interviewshow more

About Chris Salewicz

Chris Salewicz has been a rock and film writer for twenty-five years. Starting on NME, he interviewed everyone from Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye to Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. He moved on to work on ROLLING STONE in New York, and on the LA TIMES. He was the first contributing editor of TIME OUT and wrote on film for THE FACE. At present he is working on an official history of Island Records with Chris Blackwell and RUDE BOY for Gollancz.show more

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