Bestselling author Tony Fletcher's account of a life in love with music, taking the reader back to the glory days of the 70s.
Tony Fletcher is the author of seven non-fiction books and one novel. His biography of drummer Keith Moon, Dear Boy, has been named in many a Best Music Book list, and his biography of R.E.M. has been published in several languages. His most recent book, A Light That Never Goes Out- The Enduring Saga of The Smiths, was published by William Heinemann in September 2012.
"Wearing the right clothes, liking the right bands - this book
summons up what it meant to be a teenager in the 70s." * Guardian
"Charming coming of age tale ... An innocent's story, engagingly told." * Mojo *
"Brought back happy memories when bands and their fans were as one." -- Damian O'Neill, The Undertones
"[A] compelling and evocative memoir ...full of great memories of bands, gigs, clothes, girls and parties. It celebrates the vitality of youth and the spirt of the times." * Sabotage Times *
"[A] gripping account of the post-punk period ... one of the most essential accounts of this tumultuous yet highly productive period of British music ... Tony Fletcher is an extraordinary character ... This book will certainly bring back scores of vivid memories for those of us around Tony Fletcher's age, and is required reading for anyone who wishes to know more about the late 1970's music scene. More than that though, is the amazing human story and vivid characterisation that will have you hooked throughout as this period once again truly comes to life." * louderthanwar.com *