London 1962. Five young hooligans have formed a band and are on a collision course with the austere and intolerant values of post-war Britain. From their beginning in a scummy flat off the Kings Road to the notorious Redlands scandal, this is the anarchic rollercoaster ride of the Stones’ first five years. We follow our heroes in a rags-to-riches romp of sex, scandal, mischief and uproarious behavior as they challenge the establishment, invent the archetype of the rebellious, parent-scaring rock star lothario and, eventually, receive their comeuppance from the powers that be. Presented with the audacious wit and bawdy humor of a vintage novel, complete with Dickensian illustrations, Rollaresque celebrates the young Stones in the grand English literary tradition of lovable rogues. This is the music biography reinvented as a ripping yarn.
|Publisher:||Crown Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Simon Goddard is the author of the acclaimed pop music books Ziggyology, Mozipedia, Simply Thrilled and Songs That Saved Your Life. As a journalist, he has written for, amongst others, Q magazine, the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal, and featured as a guest on various radio programmes and documentaries including BBC Radio 4’s Soul Music and BBC 6 Music's Radcliffe & Maconie. He lives in London.