More than 40 stories from the glory days of rock'n'roll, featuring Lou Reed, Elton John, Sting and The Clash.
Allan Jones brings stories – many previously unpublished – from the golden days of music reporting. Long nights of booze, drugs and unguarded conversations which include anecdotes, experiences and extravagant behaviour.
- A band's aftershow party in San Francisco being gatecrashed by cocaine-hungry Hells Angels
- Chrissie Hynde on how rock'n'roll killed The Pretenders
- What happened when Nick Lowe and 20 of his mates flew off to Texas to join the Confederate Air Force
- John Cale on his dark alliance with Lou Reed
Allan Jones remembers a world that once was – one of dark excess and excitement, outrageous deeds and extraordinary talent, featuring legends at both the beginnings and ends of their careers.
About the Author
is an award-winning British music journalist and editor. He was editor of Melody Maker
from 1984 to 1997 then launched Uncut
magazine and for 15 years wrote a popular monthly column called Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before
, based on his experiences as a music journalist in the 70s and 80s, a prosperous time for the music press. His book, Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
, was the Sunday Times
' Music Book of the Year 2017. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition