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ISBN-13: 9788852039911
Publisher: MONDADORI
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Philip Norman is a novelist, biographer, journalist, and playwright. He is the author of the bestselling biography John Lennon: The Life and the history of The Beatles Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation. Norman has also published biographies of Buddy Holly, the Rolling Stones, and Elton John, as well as six works of fiction and two plays, The Man That Got Away and Words of Love. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Prologue Sympathy for the Old Devil 1

Part 1 "The Blues is in Him"

1 India-Rubber Boy 13

2 The Kid in the Cardigan 39

3 "Very Bright, Highly Motivated Layabouts" 69

4 "Self-Esteem? He Didn't Have Any" 92

5 '"What a Cheeky Little Yob,' I Thought to Myself" 116

6 "We Spent a Lot of Time Sitting in Bed, Doing Crosswords" 143

7 "We Piss Anywhere, Man" 177

8 Secrets of the Pop Stars' Hideaway 208

9 Elusive Butterfly 242

10 "Mick Jagger and Fred Engels on Street Fighting" 267

Part 2 The Tyranny of Cool

11 "The Baby's Dead, My Lady Said" 297

12 Someday My Prince Will Come 324

13 The Balls of a Lion 356

14 "As Lethal as Last Week's Lettuce" 389

15 Friendship with Benefits 419

16 The Glamour Twins 449

17 "Old Wild Men, Waiting for Miracles" 474

18 Sweet Smell of Success 506

19 The Diary of a Nobody 523

20 Wandering Spirit 545

21 God Gave Me Everything 570

Postscript 599

Index 601

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