Paper Paradise: Confessions of a Rock 'n' Roll Survivor

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Bantam Books, 1999 - Impresarios - 401 pages
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This is a story of a true rock n roll survivor, Glenn Wheatley, who went from a working class childhood to rock n roll stardom in the 1960s and early 1970s as a member of one of Australia's most successful earl rock and roll bands, the Master Apprentices, recently immortalised in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. from tock star to celebrity manager in the 1970s he built the careers of some of the most popular bands here and in the United States, including Little River Band, friend and fellow survivor John Farnham, top entertainers and sports personalitlies. In the 1980s he became a pioneer of FM radio, recording producer and a millionaire entrepreneur, complete with all the trappings - a celebrity wife, a Toorak mansion with a $50,000 barbacue and a Port Douglas condo next door to his mate Christopher Skase - a business wheeler and dealer and listed in the BRW"S Top 200 and tipped to becone one of the most powerful people in the music industry and pioneer of FM radio, to a bankrupt. Then he lost is all, living hand to mouth for six long years. Once over, he brushed himself off and began the long climb back to the top. Today he is free of his creditors and planning bigger and better spectacles to top the recent sellout success of the Big Event starring Olivia Newton John and John Farnham.

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