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Mick Jagger Satan from Suburbia by Philip Norman
  

Mick Jagger Satan from Suburbia

Biography / Autobiography   

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Mick Jagger, obviously a living legend, sex god, musical genius and owner of the most famous set of lips on the planet. But also a paradox; Macho yet androgynous, flamboyant yet enigmatic and according to bestselling biographer Philip Norman an underachiever? Discover more in this unparalleled account of the life of the Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger.

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Mick Jagger Satan from Suburbia by Philip Norman

A miracle of still-plentiful hair, raw sex-appeal, and strutting talent . The frontman of one of the most influential and controversial groups of all time. A musical genius with a career spanning over four decades. He is a testament to British glamour, the ultimate architect and demi-god of rock. From Home Counties schoolboy, to rebel without a cause to Sixties rock sensation and global idol, Norman unravels with astonishing intimacy the myth of the inimitable frontman of The Rolling Stones. MICK JAGGER charts his extraordinary journey through scandal-ridden conspiracy, infamous prison spell, hordes of female admirers and a knighthood while stripping away the colossal fame, wealth and idolatry to reveal a story of talent and promise unfulfilled. Understated yet ostentatious; the ultimate incarnation of modern man's favourite fantasy: 'sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll', yet blessed with taste and intelligence; a social chameleon who couldn't blend in if he tried; always moving with the Jagger swagger yet modest enough to be self-deprecating, Mick was a paradoxical energy that reconfigured the musical landscape. This revelatory tour de force is ample tribute to a flawed genius, a Casanova, an Antichrist and a god who, with characteristic nonchalance realised the dreams of thousands of current contenders and rocker pretenders, longevity, while coasting on a sea of fur rugs.

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'Can there be more to find out (about Lennon)? And, can Philip Norman, the author of the new 300,000 word John Lennon: The Life, be serious when he tells The Word magazine, Lennon deserves a real biography, as if he were John Keats or Mahatma Ghandi. Not a pop person but a major towering presence in his century? The answer to both questions is empahatically yes...And yes, Norman has unearthed some startling things.
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'Magnetic'
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'Philip Norman's style is compelling', Irish Times

'Meticulously researched, compulsively readable book.'
Sunday Times Culture magazine

About the Author

Philip Norman was born in London and brought up on the Isle of Wight. He joined the Sunday Times at the age of twenty-two, soon gaining a reputation as Atticus columnist and for his profiles of figures as diverse as Elizabeth Taylor, P. G. Wodehouse and Colonel Gaddafi. In 1981 he published SHOUT!, a ground-breaking biography of the Beatles, a bestseller in both Britain and the US. He has also written the definitive lives of Sir Elton John and Buddy Holly and his journalism has been published in three collections. He is married with a daughter and lives in London.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Philip Norman

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Hardback

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Biography / Autobiography


ISBN

9780007329496

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