By Simon Napier-Bell

A one-volume insider history of the whole damn music business

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Thank you

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. In the Spring of next year the paperback edition will be published and I'll be doing a series of talks to support its publication. There will also be an American paperback and I'll be doing talks in the USA too. 

When the time comes I'll send out my talks schedule and it would be great to see some of you there. Afterwards I always stay around for an hour to chat, sign books, and make new friends.

In the meantime - there's Christmas. If you've enjoyed the book, please think of it as a perfect present to give someone.

Thanks again for your support.

All the best



Quotes about Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay

'The only history of pop music you'll ever need to read.' Caroline Frost, Huffington Post.

'This is your best book. Fantastic research, congrats. Fun read.' Sandy Robertson, World's End Music.

'Sharp, fast-moving, and beautifully written.' Mark Ellen, The Times.

'A magnificent and major piece of work...To tell such a complicated and wide-screen story with such flow and clarity is... just incredibly impressive.' Pat Gilbert, Mojo Magazine.

'He manages to make what might easily be mistaken for a textbook history of the business into a read as racy as a Jackie Collins shagfest.' Lesley-Ann Jones, author and biographer.

'Everyone who considers themselves a serious devotee of contemporary music ought to be encouraged to read it.' Tom Robinson, Presenter, BBC 6 Music

'He tells this roller coaster of a story like it is: engaging, amusing, heart-breaking, enraging and appalling with every turn of the page.' Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits guitarist.

'This funny splendidly bitchy book should be required reading for anyone interested in our business.' Tim Hollier, Atlantic Screen Group.

'Simon - your new book is pure genius! All of it just superb.' Jay Landers, VP Universal Music, Los Angeles.

'Just wanted to tell you how much I loved your book. Can't imagine the amount of research that went into it. Fascinating stuff.' Richard Griffiths, Manager of One Direction.

'One of the best music books I've ever read.' Pete Paphides, Guardian music journalist.



Simon Napier-Bell at the New Rose, Islington, "Groupie Grannies" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSy2MBSxfP8

Simon Napier-Bell - Youtube channel - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFqBjmJOx9okTnKMum_YvZA

Various reviews of Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay - http://simonnapierbell.com/whatpeople_main.htm

Simon Napier-Bell - personal website - http://www.simonnapierbell.com


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Deborah Frost
 Deborah Frost says:

Great news!

posted 29th October 2014

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