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This is the unconventional and inspirational autobiography reflecting the many facets of Goldie's life. Cult-status graffiti artist, hip-hop icon, DJ, actor and producer, Goldie is a total original who succeeded in nurturing an extraordinary talent despite a highly damaged childhood. Brought up in a series of foster homes and institutions in the west Midlands, Goldie was neglected and abused for years. He turned to a life of crime in his teenage years, and became a burglar and safe-cracker with a serious drug problem. But he was also an artist on the rise, instinctively tapping into his unrestrained creativity. Through his own label he has produced and mixed bands such as the Fugees, Garbage, the Stone Roses and Pat Metheny. Madonna chose him to DJ at her comeback gig in London in November 1999. Goldie is now also an actor, appearing in a Bond film, Guy Ritchie's "Snatch" and "EastEnders". In November 2002, he spent one week in the Celebrity Big Brother house. This book is written in collaboration with Paul Gorman, a highly respected music journalist.
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Goldie was born in Walsall in 1965. His father left soon after he was born and his mother put him into care when he was three. He remained in a succession of institutions and foster homes until he was sixteen. He became a renown graffiti artist and soon after his DJing career exploded. He still DJs at numerous festivals and has a regular legendary Sunday night session in a club in London. He has played the villain Angel in 'EastEnders' and the baddie in 'The World is Not Enough' and 'Snatch'. Having sold 2 million records worldwide, collaborated with the likes of Madonna and David Bowie, and produced artists such as The Fugees, Bjork and the Stone Roses, he is hailed as the most diverse and prominent figure in jungle and drum'n'bass music.Review:
"A fascinating life story" - Lynn Barber -- Observer 20021027 "NINE LIVES has enough diversity, honesty and insight to make it a cut above your average celeb autobiography" -- Venue 20021107 "Candid, outspoken, occasionally harrowing, often hilarious and frequently inspirational" -- The Scotsman 20021108
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Book Description Sceptre, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110340824794
Book Description Sceptre, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0340824794