How To Be A Rock Star is the long-awaited memoir by former EMI head of A&R David Ambrose.
Co-authored by acclaimed music writer Lesley-Ann Jones, the book is a riveting rewind through Ambrose’s years as a rock musician, performing and recording with Rod Stewart, Ray Davies, Julie Driscoll, Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and many more.
The original bass player with Fleetwood Mac, David turned his back on stardom at the height of his playing potential to become a record company executive at EMI. He found and signed some of the most successful acts of the era: The Sex Pistols, Duran Duran and The Pet Shop Boys.
Foreword by Mick Fleetwood, founder and drummer of Fleetwood Mac.
To be published by Little Wing on 30th October 2020. Pre-order now to receive a copy individually numbered and signed by both authors.
“This is the man who signed Duran Duran to EMI: one of the real mavericks of the Golden Age of the recording industry.”
David Ambrose is a visiting lecturer at City, University of London, where he teaches courses on the music business, records, publishing and finance. He is the MD of Strawberry Hill Entertainment. A father of three, he lives in London with his wife Angela.
Lesley-Ann Jones is a biographer, journalist and broadcaster. She is the bestselling author of Bohemian Rhapsody: The Definitive Biography of Freddie Mercury, Hero: David Bowie, and Ride a White Swan: The Lives & Deaths of Marc Bolan. She has interviewed many of the world's best-loved artists, including Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna and Prince. She is a mother of three and lives in London. www.lesleyannjones.com Twitter: @LAJwriter