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Too fast to live? The rise & fall of the rock gods

Thursday 1st June 2017

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David Hepworth on the age of the rock star


Swagger, recklessness, sexual charisma: just a few of the defining characteristics of a rock god. That and the music, the like of which we’d never heard before. Or since, for that matter. And the ability to seem larger than life to their legions of fans, but just like us at the same time. Are they an endangered species? Are they extinct? Find out for yourself when David Hepworth, former Old Grey Whistle Test/Q/Mojo¬†mainman and writer of the glorious 1971, returns to our shop on June 1 at 7.30pm to talk to us about his latest magnum opus, Uncommon People The Rise and Fall of Rock Stars 1955–94¬†.

If you lived through those years or are a music fan you will appreciate just how many amazing talents blazed through that period and David examines the pivotal moments of 40 such colossi.

His talk and Q&A session for 1971 was a brilliantly entertaining evening that we’re still talking about and completely sold out, so don’t miss out on Uncommon People! Entry is free, but booking is essential: info@welbooks.co.uk or 0207 431 3770


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