Black vinyl, white powder : the real story of the British music industry /

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Unbound,, London, United Kingdom, p.x, 582 pages ; (2023)



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(CaQQLa)201-0046167, (OCoLC)fst01030641, (OCoLC)fst01099204, Conduct of life., fast, Grande-Bretagne., Great Britain, Great Britain., Music trade, Music trade., Rock (Musique), Rock music, Rock music., Rock musicians


Includes bibliographical references (pages 551-557) and index."Black Vinyl White Powder is the definitive story of the British music industry's first five decades, as told by its ultimate insider. A key player since the 1960s - whether penning hits for Dusty Springfield, discovering Marc Bolan or managing a series of stellar acts ranging from the Yardbirds to Wham! - Simon Napier-Bell draws on his wealth of contacts and unparalleled personal experience to give an enthralling account of a business that became like no other. From the crazed debauchery of rock megastars like the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin to the ecstasy culture that shaped dance music in the 1980s, Napier-Bell charts the growth of a world in which bad behaviour is not only tolerated but encouraged; where drugs are as important as talent; and where artists are pushed to their mental and physical limits in the name of profit and ego. Filled with the voices of artists, producers, managers and record company execs, Black Vinyl White Powder is the most raucous, entertaining and revealing history of British pop ever written"--