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Live at the Brixton Academy

Live at the Brixton Academy

Parkes, Simon, author; Rafaeli, J. S., author

In 1982, aged 23, Simon Parkes bought a virtually derelict building in Brixton. Over the next 15 years he turned it into Britain's most iconic music venue. And now he's telling his story: full of fond - and wild - reminiscences of the famous musicians who played at the venue, including Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Lou Reed, The Ramones, New Order, the Beastie Boys and The Smiths. This is about one man's burning desire for success against the odds, his passion for live music and the excitement of those wilderness years, a far cry from the corporate world that controls the scene today

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Serpent's Tail, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Simon Parkes with J.S. Rafaeli
ISBN: 1846689554, 9781846689550
Physical Description: 418 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: Parkes, Simon.; Music entrepreneurship Great Britain.; Carling Academy Brixton (London, England) History 20th century.; Biography.