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Telling Stories

Tim Burgess

A laceratingly frank and vivid memoir by the lead singer of indie rock band The Charlatans

Tim Burgess grew up in rural Cheshire but from his mid-teens he spent as much time as he could at the legendary Hacienda in Manchester. He was invited to be the vocalist in newly formed The Charlatans, who went from supporting The Stone Roses to having four number one singles and riding the wave of Britpop. The band survived first the imprisonment of influential keyboardist Rob Collins on a charge of armed robbery, then the death of Collins in a car accident; and in more recent years the actions of Burgess himself as he took himself off to LA, for the music and the drugs.
In this incredibly frank and vivid memoir, Burgess describes the mad life of a rock star: the dynamics of the band, the creativity and the self-destruction, the sex and the drugs but also the rock 'n roll – his obsession with music shines off the page as he writes about his influences and his encounters, from Dylan to New Order, from the Rolling Stones to Oasis.

Tim Burgess was born in Salford in 1967 and grew up in Northwich, Cheshire. He is the lead singer of the indie rock band The Charlatans with whom he has had four number one singles. He is well-known as a DJ, and curated the 2009 Isle of Wight Festival. When not touring with the band, he lives in north London.

Telling Stories

Pub Date: April, 2012
ISBN: 9780670921294
Price: £25.00
Format: 216 x 135mm hb
Extent: 240pp
Territory: 1W