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Sour Mouth, Sweet Bottom

Tuesday, 19 April 2022


Your name is printed in the back of my last book, Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay, and I’d love to see it printed in the back of my new one, Sour Mouth, Sweet Bottom. At the end of this month, the supporter list for the book will close, which means you need to pre-order a copy before midnight on Sunday 1 May to get your name listed in the back.It’s a great book, completely different from Ta-Ra-Ra, which…

Paperback launch party

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Unbound and I are having a party this week to celebrate the paperback publication of Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay. It will be on Thursday, June 4th, from 7pm to 8.30pm, at Lights of Soho, an art gallery at 35 Brewer Street, W1. We've reserved 30 places for supporters.

If you'd like to come, please email no later than Wednesday 6pm and we'll try to put your name on the guest list…

Thank you

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Hi there

I want to thank everyone who was an early supporter of my book Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay. The book has had some great reviews and triggered quite a few articles. It's also caused me to receive masses of emails and Facebook messages from people who've read it and liked it, all of which is very gratifying. But... 

Being the tenacious old 60s rock manager I am, I want to push things further…

An evening with... 25th September

Thursday, 18 September 2014

September 25th, I shall be speaking at the New Rose pub, 86 Essex Road, Islington. I’ll be talking for about 45 minutes, followed by question and answers for as long as seems practical. No admission charge, just turn up and order a few drinks. I’ll be on about 8pm. And it’ll be fun.

Dusty Springfield

Friday, 27 September 2013

People are always asking me about Dusty, but it wasn’t me who managed her, it was Vicki Wickham, my co-writer of the lyric for 'You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me'.

Dusty had invented a character the public loved – a magic voice, a face from Vogue, and a giggly girl-next-door speaking voice, but the public only saw the good-natured part of her personality, they never saw the depressions and tempers…

Cheques and the music business

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Everyone who’s ever written a successful song, or published one, looks forwards to the second week in April, July, October and December. That’s when the world’s collection societies pay out performance royalties, the largest income a song earns. In the UK that means a cheque from the PRS, in America from ASCAP or BMI, in Germany from GEMA, in France from SACEM, and so on. 

Sometimes the cheque is…

Publication date: May 2015
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