By Richard Clapton
A rocking, uproarious memoir that tells the tale of OzRock in addition to one notable lifestyles in track. Fasten your seatbelts for one wild ride!
Welcome to the get together that by no means ends.
When he was once sixteen he inveigled his manner right into a Sydney lodge 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 for the reason that that fateful day -years jam-packed with a life of great reviews, outrageous sturdy occasions and a list of iconic and undying songs. in the course of the glory years of rock'n' roll, in towns as diversified as London, Berlin, Sydney, l. a. and Paris, Richard solid his personal occupation and equipped up an important physique of labor whereas residing, loving and partying with the most important names within the Australian and overseas song world.
By his personal frank admission, those have been years fuelled through prodigious amounts of alcohol and medication, set opposed to a backdrop of continuing recording and traveling, of never-ending partying and wild occasions. It was once to be a rollercoaster trip of euphoric highs and deep, shattering lows.
For forty years, Richard Clapton has been, notably else, a songwriter-a wry observer of human behaviour and an astute commentator at the Australian situation. His most sensible songs- 'Deep Water', 'The top 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 that means of our lives like few others.
In this amazing memoir, Richard employs his songwriter's willing powers of commentary, portraiture and storytelling to inform the easiest tale of all: the extraordinary one in all his personal lifestyles. Outrageous, humorous, insightful and poignant, this is often the rock memoir to overcome all of them. In get together of forty years of marvelous song and iconic songs, welcome to the simplest 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, top Years of Our Lives, see you later Tiger, Glory highway, fortunate nation, i'm An Island, belief anyone, Capricorn Dancer and women 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 popularity within the form in their first hit singles. He additionally joined The celebration Boys for a interval sooner than resuming his solo career.
Australian rock track historian, Ian McFarlane defined Clapton as "one of crucial Australian songwriters ". On 12 October 1999, Clapton used to be inducted into the Australian Recording organization (ARIA) corridor of repute. In 2014 he'll be celebrating forty years within the track industry.