I Talk Too Much: My Autobiography

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In Francis Rossi’s explosive new memoir, ‘I Talk Too Much’, the Status Quo main man reveals the true-life stories behind the life and times of one of the bestselling rock singers in the world. With over 100 million records sold worldwide in a career that mirrors the evolution of rock music, from the flower power sixties, with hits like ‘Pictures Of Matchstick Men’, through the denim-clad seventies and classic Quo-tastic anthems such as ‘Down Down’, ‘Rocking All Over The World’ and ‘Whatever You Want’, through the turbulent eighties, when they famously opened Live Aid (‘Quo and Queen are probably the only two acts everybody remembers from that,’ said Bob Geldof), through break-ups, make-ups, and a total of 65 hit singles and 32 hit albums, up to the tragic death of Rossi’s partner Rick Parfitt in December 2016.

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

‘THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘Essential for fans and great reading for anyone else’ Classic Rock

Break-ups, make-ups, groupies, band politics, court battles, the tragic death of Rick Parfitt . . . This is Francis Rossi as you have never seen him before.

Status Quo have sold over 100 million records worldwide, including 65 hit singles and 32 hit albums. The legendary band’s career has mirrored the evolution of rock music. From the struggles of the flower-power ’60s, the highs of the denim-clad ’70s, the coke- and tequila-induced blur of the ’80s, to fighting for musical integrity in the ’90s and ’00s and a fresh lease of life from new band members in recent years, Rossi has been there for the entirety of Quo’s turbulent history.

In I Talk Too Much, Rossi will reveal the truth behind one of the biggest rock bands of all time, as well as the personal highs and lows of a career spanning over 50 years. He lifts the lid on the man behind the music – from humble beginnings in Forest Hill and being labelled a has-been by the press in his twenties to opening Live Aid in 1985 – and why he’s still going strong at seventy. Along the way he has fathered eight children with three mothers and beaten both alcoholism and cocaine addiction. Rossi comes clean about the time he almost left the band, what he really thinks about the music industry today and the complexities of his fifty-year friendship with Rick Parfitt.

Painfully honest, riotously funny and frequently outrageous, I Talk Too Much covers the glory years, the dark days and the real stories behind the creation of some of the greatest rock music of all time.

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Weight 0.27 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.6 × 2.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

ix, 305 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

782.42166092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K