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Most People I Know (Think That I'm Crazy)

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What does a man in a New York City hospital, with no idea how he got there, have in common with two homicide detectives, murder, an American hit record, rock festivals, the Toorak library, six air hostesses, a Las Vegas wedding, James Bond's Aston Martin, and Gracelands?

Who is this man? The answer is Australian rock legend Billy Thorpe.

As Billy lies in his hospital bed, tr
Unknown Binding, 426 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by MacMillan Publishing Company
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Apr 11, 2011 Nocheevo rated it it was ok
Shelves: music, australia
For a supposedly exciting time and location (early 60s Kings Cross Sydney, the rise of Australian rock n roll), I found this a lack lustre read. Ol' Billy didn't come across as some knock about lad but an arrogant tosser, perhaps that is an indication it was a truthful 'autobiography'. Always rated the Easybeats and Loved Ones higher above that of Mr Thorpe and the (various) Aztecs.
You will not learn much of musical interest here - unless you like stories of farting, drunken brawls and dope smoking.

First saw Billy Thorpe Play at a school dance at Sydney Boys high school with Lobby Loyd. Gee saying that really dates me, ;(

Just found the soft cover version.
Jan 05, 2010 Bethany rated it liked it
It was good if a bit self congratulatory...
May 04, 2009 Sam rated it it was amazing
this is (in my opinion) one of THE best books I have EVER
read by a musician - I loved it !!!!
Jan 11, 2010 Marco rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who loves Rock Music, Australians
Recommended to Marco by: Father-In-Law
This is not just one of the greatest books on a musician I've read, this is one of the greatest books i have ever picked up, PERIOD! Absolutely awesome. Everything in this book has to be true, because the wildest imaginations in the world could not have come up with the things that Billy experienced. Some of the stories in this book about Billy (and his dog Buster for that matter) will live with me forever.

This is an absolute MUST READ! No music lover's book collection is complete without it. It
Jan 16, 2016 4ZZZ rated it did not like it
Shelves: music, australia
I had forgotten I had read this until trawling through 2nd hand music books in my eternal quest to find John Cale's autobiography.

Billy and his Aztecs made some good music and were in some parts of the world famous. With that fame came this memoir by the good Billy, a memoir about Billy's sex life.
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Jan 18, 2014 Jon Eggins rated it liked it
Not bad - has some great stories. But, overall this one didn't grab me like other rock n roller bios.
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Billy comes across as a hedonistic wanker, which is why I couldn't finish it. Love his music though
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William Richard "Billy" Thorpe, was a renowned Australian pop/rock singer-songwriter and musician. As lead singer of his band, Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs, he had success in the 1960s and in the 1970s with "Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy". Featuring in concerts at Sunbury Pop Festivals and Myer Music Bowl in the early 1970s, the Aztecs also developed the pub rock scene and were one of ...more
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