By Richard Clapton
A rocking, uproarious memoir that tells the tale of OzRock in addition to one impressive existence in tune. Fasten your seatbelts for one wild ride!
Welcome to the social gathering that by no means ends.
When he was once sixteen he inveigled his approach right into a Sydney resort to hang around with the Rolling Stones. From that day on, Richard Clapton knew he used to be going to be a rock celebrity. It's now virtually 50 years seeing that that fateful day -years packed with a life of exceptional reviews, outrageous solid instances and a list of iconic and undying songs. throughout the glory years of rock'n' roll, in towns as assorted as London, Berlin, Sydney, l. a. and Paris, Richard solid his personal occupation and outfitted up an important physique of labor whereas dwelling, loving and partying with the largest names within the Australian and overseas tune world.
By his personal frank admission, those have been years fuelled by means of prodigious amounts of alcohol and medication, set opposed to a backdrop of continuous recording and traveling, of unending partying and wild instances. It was once to be a rollercoaster journey of euphoric highs and deep, shattering lows.
For forty years, Richard Clapton has been, certainly else, a songwriter-a wry observer of human behaviour and an astute commentator at the Australian situation. His top songs- 'Deep Water', 'The most sensible Years of Our Lives', 'Goodbye Tiger', 'Glory Road', 'Lucky Country', 'Girls at the Avenue', 'Trust Somebody' and 'Capricorn Dancer'-capture the essence of this kingdom and the which means of our lives like few others.
In this amazing memoir, Richard employs his songwriter's prepared powers of statement, portraiture and storytelling to inform the easiest tale of all: the outstanding considered one of his personal lifestyles. Outrageous, humorous, insightful and poignant, this is often the rock memoir to overcome all of them. In party of forty years of fantastic tune and iconic songs, welcome to the easiest Years of Our Lives.
Richard Clapton is a much-loved legend of Australian tune, the performer and songwriter of many iconic Australian hit songs: Deep Water, most sensible Years of Our Lives, see you later Tiger, Glory highway, fortunate state, i'm An Island, belief a person, Capricorn Dancer and ladies at the Avenue.
As a manufacturer Richard labored at the moment INXS album, beneath the colors (1981), which observed the start in their upward thrust to status within the form in their first hit singles. He additionally joined The social gathering Boys for a interval earlier than resuming his solo career.
Australian rock tune historian, Ian McFarlane defined Clapton as "one of crucial Australian songwriters ". On 12 October 1999, Clapton was once inducted into the Australian Recording organization (ARIA) corridor of reputation. In 2014 he'll be celebrating forty years within the song industry.