Rock ‘n’ roll biography roundup

By Nick Bollinger In Books, Music

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The most unusual thing about the autobiographies of Pete Townshend and Neil Young is that they actually wrote them. Whereas peers such as Keith Richards and Eric Clapton have employed the services of ghost writers, Townshend – always the most loquacious rocker of his generation – has had a long association with the literary world. In the early 70s, the Who guitarist and songwriter penned a regular column for Melody Maker. During a Who hiatus in the 80s, he took a job as editor for publishing house Faber and Faber, which also issued a volume of his short stories. ...

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