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by Alan Clayson
From original rock rebel to knighted elder statesman, Mick Jagger has lived the quintessential rock'n'roll life. Alan Clayson, in turn, has written his definitive biography, chronicling Jagger's years as frontman of The Rolling Stones and a life in the media spotlight. This is the fourth book in Clayson's series of Rolling Stones biographies.
Paperback, 214 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Sanctuary Publishing
(first published February 28th 2005)
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This is the book where all the (still-sticking) rumors came from when it was originally published in 1993 -- the Jagger and Bowie affair, Marianne Faithfull and her love of, ahem, candy bars, etc. That said, it's still awesome, even though you feel like you're reading the National Enquirer when busting out with it on the subway.
Alan Clayson (Dover, England, 1951) is of a late 1970s vintage of composer-entertainers that also embraces the likes of Wreckless Eric, Tom Robinson, Elvis Costello and John Otway. While he is still making regular concert appearances, he has become better known as an author of around thirty books - mostly musical biography. These include the best-sellers "Backbeat" (subject of a major film), The Y ...moreMore about Alan Clayson...