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The Resource Rock and roll is life : the true story of the Helium Kids by one who was there: a novel, D. J. Taylor

Rock and roll is life : the true story of the Helium Kids by one who was there: a novel, D. J. Taylor

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Rock and roll is life : the true story of the Helium Kids by one who was there: a novel
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Rock and roll is life
Title remainder
the true story of the Helium Kids by one who was there: a novel
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D. J. Taylor
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ock and roll is life
Title variation remainder
the true story of helium kids by one was there
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eng
Summary
You may remember the Helium Kids. Back in their late '60s and early '70s heyday they appeared on Top of the Tops on 27 separate occasions, released five Billboard-certified platinum albums, played sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden and were nearly, but not quite, as big as the Beatles and the Stones. Three decades later, in the big house on the outskirts of Norwich, Nick Du Pont is looking back on the rollercoaster years he spent as their publicist in a world of licensed excess and lurking tragedy. What follows is not only the story of a rock band at a formative time in musical history, when America was opening up to English music and huge amounts of money and self-gratification were there for the taking. For the tale is also Nick's - the life and times of a war-baby born in a Norwich council house, the son of an absconding GI, whose career is a search for some of the advantages that his birth denied him. It is at once a worm's eye of British pop music's golden age and a bittersweet personal journey, with cameo appearances from everyone from Elvis and Her Majesty the Queen Mother to Andy Warhol
Summary
You may remember the Helium Kids. Back in their late '60s and early '70s heyday they appeared on Top of the Tops on 27 separate occasions, released five Billboard-certified platinum albums, played sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden and were nearly, but not quite, as big as the Beatles and the Stones. Three decades later, in the big house on the outskirts of Norwich, Nick Du Pont is looking back on the rollercoaster years he spent as their publicist in a world of licensed excess and lurking tragedy. What follows is not only the story of a rock band at a formative time in musical history, when America was opening up to English music and huge amounts of money and self-gratification were there for the taking. For the tale is also Nick's - the life and times of a war-baby born in a Norwich council house, the son of an absconding GI, whose career is a search for some of the advantages that his birth denied him.
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10661430
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NBLML
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1960-
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Taylor, D. J.
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no index present
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fiction
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True
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  • Helium Kids
  • Rock groups
  • Rock music
  • Rock musicians
  • Fame
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Press agents
  • Norwich (England)
Target audience
adult
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the true story of helium kids by one was there
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Rock and roll is life : the true story of the Helium Kids by one who was there: a novel, D. J. Taylor
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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000062524632
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24 cm.
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460 pages
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regular print reproduction
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9781472128836
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(paperback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)1038281967
Label
Rock and roll is life : the true story of the Helium Kids by one who was there: a novel, D. J. Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062524632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
460 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472128836
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038281967

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