All the Moves (but None of the Licks)

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Peter Owen, 2003 - Music - 240 pages
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"Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in major record companies: the chicanery, skulduggery, backstabbing and temper tantrums? And then there are the artists." "Clive Selwood has been there and done that over four decades at the heart of 'the industry of human happiness', and he dedicates these insightful and revealing memoirs to all the air guitarists, singers and ambitious entrepreneurs who just know that there is a world of glamour, excitement and success awaiting them in the seductive world of the music business - if only they had a map." "At Elektra Records he introduced British cars to such cutting-edge acts as the Doors, Love, the Stooges and Tim Buckley, moving on to a directorship at CBS and helping it rise to the positions of market leader, working with Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Abba, David Essex and dozens more. With UK Records he had four simultaneous hits with a staff of four, and at Pye he overtook his old company, CBS, as top singles label." "He also found time to manage John Peel and two other top disc jockeys, two singers and a successful band, and started with Peel the first hippie label, Dandelion Records. For the children's market he created Century 21 Records with Gerry Anderson and worked hand in glove with Mike Batt to popularize the Wombles." "From the Doors to the Brotherhood of Man, Andy Williams to the Wombles, Dusty and Liza to Simon and Garfunkel, the reader will be there at the crucial moments. All the Moves covers every facet of the music business and, in doing so, provides a blueprint for the ambitious."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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