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-By Simon Napier-Bell

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A 50-year history of the British music business. Napier Bell, who discovered Mark Bolan, uses his personal insight to describe the industry. An industry where bad behaviour is often encouraged, drugs are rife, and where artists are pushed in the name of profit and ego.

The most authoritative, intelligent, diligently researched and unpretentious analysis of the British pop scene yet written' Sunday Telegraph Black Vinyl White Powder charts the amazing fifty year history of the British music business in unparalleled scale and detail. As a key player across the decades, Napier-Bell - who discovered Marc Bolan and managed amongst others The Yardbirds and Wham! - uses his wealth of contacts and extraordinary personal experiences to tell the story of an industry that is like no other. Where bad behaviour is not only tolerated but encouraged, where drugs are sometimes as important as talent, where artists are pushed to their physical and mental limits in the name of profit and ego. 'The Greatest Ever Book Written about English Pop-Breathtakingly Brilliant' Julie Burchill 'The cold print equivalent of a sparkling evening with a world-class raconteur.' Charles Shaar Murray, Independent Bitchy, glib, fun and shrewd' Daily Telegraph short..

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ISBN-13 9780091880927
Publisher Ebury Press
Imprint Ebury Press
Number of Pages 480
Publication Date 03012002
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Binding Paperback