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Gareth Murphy

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I was born in London in 1974, but before I could remember anything, we moved back to Dublin where my father became a promoter. In 1977, he organised Ireland's first outdoor stadium concert featuring Thin Lizzy and the Boomtown Rats. He ran gigs for Tom Waits, the Ramones, Ian Dury, Dr Feelgood, The Specials, the Clash and many others. He also managed arguably the most important ever traditional Irish group, the Bothy Band. Meanwhile, my mother had a vintage clothing stall at the Dandelion Market (where U2 played their very first gigs.)

We lived down a dark, ivy-covered lane in a suburb called Shankill, which back then, was almost countryside. As a result, my sister and I didn't have many friends until we were teenagers. Our big old house was...more

Average rating: 3.58 · 12 ratings · 7 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
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Cowboys and Indies by Gareth Murphy
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This is an interesting, in depth look at the record industry. Definitely would recommend it to anyone interested in the record industry and its dramatic past. It sometimes gets a bit too inside baseball, but sti... " Read more of this review »
Cowboys and Indies by Gareth Murphy
" A somewhat choppy but entertaining overview of the history of the music-selling business. Starts with Alexander Graham Bell and ends with the current homogenization of dozens of former influential indies by the international conglomorates that swa... " Read more of this review »
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Cowboys and Indies by Gareth Murphy
" In his first book, Irish writer Gareth Murphy has tried to do the impossible and almost succeeded. COWBOYS AND INDIES tries to tell the entire story of the recording industry, from the inventions of A. G. Bell and T. Edison, through the onset of... " Read more of this review »
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" Gareth Murphy's poetic telling of the magnificent history of the record industry is a gem waiting to be discovered by historians and summer beach readers alike. A work of art in it's own right, Cowboys and Indies preserves the emotion and splendor... " Read more of this review »
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Gareth Murphy said "yes" to attending Launch
date: June 21, 2014 02:00PM
location: Rough Trade NYC, Williamsburg, NY, The United States
description: Cowboys and Indies, book launch. Panel will include the author and Martin Mills (Beggars Group) and Seymour Stein (Sire / Warner)

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