By Richard Clapton
A rocking, uproarious memoir that tells the tale of OzRock in addition to one impressive existence in track. 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 method right into a Sydney resort to hang around with the Rolling Stones. From that day on, Richard Clapton knew he was once going to be a rock superstar. It's now nearly 50 years due to the fact that fateful day -years jam-packed with a life of awesome reports, outrageous reliable occasions and a list of iconic and undying songs. during the glory years of rock'n' roll, in towns as different as London, Berlin, Sydney, la and Paris, Richard solid his personal profession and outfitted up an important physique of labor whereas dwelling, loving and partying with the most important names within the Australian and overseas tune world.
By his personal frank admission, those have been years fuelled through prodigious amounts of alcohol and medicine, set opposed to a backdrop of continuing recording and traveling, of unending partying and wild occasions. It was once to be a rollercoaster experience 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 . His top 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 nation and the that means of our lives like few others.
In this amazing memoir, Richard employs his songwriter's prepared powers of commentary, portraiture and storytelling to inform the easiest tale of all: the notable certainly one of his personal existence. Outrageous, humorous, insightful and poignant, this is often the rock memoir to overcome all of them. In social gathering of forty years of great track and iconic songs, welcome to the easiest Years of Our Lives.
Richard Clapton is a much-loved legend of Australian song, the performer and songwriter of many iconic Australian hit songs: Deep Water, most sensible Years of Our Lives, see you later Tiger, Glory street, fortunate nation, i'm An Island, belief a person, 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 push 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 tune 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.