Tony Visconti: The Autobiography: Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy

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A rollercoaster journey through the glory days of pop music, this memoir from famed produced Tony Visconti brings to life more than five decades of music history. Soon after abandoning his native New York in the 1960s to pursue his career in the UK, Visconti found himself in the thick of the emerging glam rock movement. His first commercial success came with T.Rex, but it was with the then-unknown David Bowie that Visconti made his mark on the music scene. He has since worked with dozens of famous artists, among them Thin Lizzy, Morrissey, Iggy Pop, U2, and Wings. In this riveting autobiography, Visconti recalls the stories from his early days up until his present life back in New York. Filled with the groups and artists who shaped and made the pop scene, this is the story of a life spent behind the music.

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Tony Visconti continues to work with Morrissey and numerous other artists.

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"Visconti’s story should be read by anyone who aspires to work as a producer in the music industry."  —Library Journal



"Without question, Visconti is one of the greatest and most innovative music producers of all time. His gritty history of two decades of British pop makes me want to brush the dust off my old Bowie and T.Rex albums and skip-jive around the kitchen."  —Daily Mail

"Visconti's rare knack for musical arrangement, and directing and engineering recordings, underpins some of the finest work of the pre and post-rock glam era."  —The Mail on Sunday



"Just as George Martin was the definitive '60s producer, so Tony Visconti's work with David Bowie and Marc Bolan shaped rock's landscape in the '70s."  —Q



"What makes this latest installment of the baby-boomer's tale so readable is his easy-going, unjudgmental familiarity with the professional foibles of his clients. Not many people can remark, as he does of Bob Geldof, that 'singing is not his forte,' without the slightest trace of bitchiness or reproach."  —The Sunday Times Culture magazine

"Visconti's sparky autobiography takes you stomping back to the frantic, glory days of glam rock and pop."  —London Lite

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