Rock Stars Stole My Life!: A Big Bad Love Affair With Music (Hardback)
  • Rock Stars Stole My Life!: A Big Bad Love Affair With Music (Hardback)

Rock Stars Stole My Life!: A Big Bad Love Affair With Music (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 08/05/2014
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In a sodden tent at a '70s festival, the teenage Mark Ellen had a dream. He dreamt that music was a rich meadow of possibility, a liberating leap to a sparkling future, an industry of human happiness - and he wanted to be part of it. Thus began his 50-year love affair with rock and roll. From his time at the NME and Smash Hits to Radio One, Old Grey Whistle Test, Live Aid, Q, Select, Mojo and The Word magazines, he's been at the molten core of its evolution, and watched its key figures from a unique perspective. This funny and touching personal memoir maps out his eventful journey. It tells stories and settles scores. It charts the peaks and disappointments. It flags up surprising heroes and barbecues the dull and self-deluded. It puts a chaotic world to rights and pours petrol on the embers of a glorious industry now in spiralling decline. For more exclusive pictures visit

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444775495

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