Tony Visconti: The Autobiography: Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy [NOOK Book]

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A name synonymous with ground-breaking music, Tony Visconti has worked with the most dynamic and influential names in pop, from T.Rex and Iggy Pop to David Bowie and U2. This is the compelling life story of the man who helped shape music history, and gives a unique, first-hand insight into life in London during the late 1960s and '70s.Soon after abandoning his native New York to pursue his musical career in the UK, Visconti was soon in the thick of the emerging glam rock movement, launching T.Rex to commercial ...
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Tony Visconti: The Autobiography: Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy

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Overview

A name synonymous with ground-breaking music, Tony Visconti has worked with the most dynamic and influential names in pop, from T.Rex and Iggy Pop to David Bowie and U2. This is the compelling life story of the man who helped shape music history, and gives a unique, first-hand insight into life in London during the late 1960s and '70s.Soon after abandoning his native New York to pursue his musical career in the UK, Visconti was soon in the thick of the emerging glam rock movement, launching T.Rex to commercial success and working with the then-unknown David Bowie.Since his fateful move to the land of tea and beer drunk straight from the can, Visconti has worked with such names as T.Rex, Thin Lizzy, Wings, The Boomtown Rats, Marsha Hunt, Procol Harum, and more recently Ziggy Marley, Mercury Rev, the Manic Street Preachers and Morrissey on his acclaimed new album 'Ringleader of the Tormentors'.Even Visconti's personal life betrays an existence utterly immersed in music. Married to first to Siegrid Berman, then to Mary Hopkin and later to May Pang, he counts many of the musicians and producers he has worked with as close friends and is himself a celebrated musician.This memoir takes you on a roller-coaster journey through the glory days of pop music, when men wore sequins and pop could truly rock. Visconti's unique access to the biggest names and hottest talent, both on stage and off, for over five decades is complemented by unseen photographs from his own personal archive, and offers a glimpse at music history that few have witnessed so intimately.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007343577
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/17/2009
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 465,961
  • File size: 460 KB

Meet the Author

Tony Visconti was born Brooklyn in 1944. He Visconti moved to the UK to begin one of the most famous careers in music production, launching and supporting some of the biggest names in pop history. He has now moved back to New York where he lives with his third wife, Mai Pang, but continues working within the UK music scene.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Great retro read!!

    Took me all the way back to my London days in the seventies. Visconti's influence in iconic music is legendary .Bowie. T Rex . Iggy Pop. Moody. Blues. The list is endless. Great insight into the recording processes and egos that dominated the times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    70's Music Business inside info

    I've been a David Bowie fan for years, and heard an interview with Tony Visconti on Sound Opinions recently and decided to read his autobiography based on the interview. It was a good read. Well written without the hyperbole one reads in many music bios and I found the subject matter interesting. Lots of info about how records are made. Definitely fun if you are a Bowie fan or you remember T. Rex.

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