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Ashtray on a Motorbike - Signed Copy - Paperback

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What do other music industry insiders have to say about Ashtray on a Motorbike?

  • “a great read - warm, funny but also really gritty - a real eye-opener”  - Paul Young (Singer-Songwriter, Performer)
  • "A fascinating story, full of great insights and beautifully written"  Simon Napier-Bell  (Music manager for George Michael, Wham, Marc Bolan, Japan, Untravox and many of the UK’s biggest musical luminaries).
  • "A very smart and funny read"  -  Mike Batt (Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer, Director and Conductor)
  • "If you're looking for an entertaining read and for an insight to the music business in the 60's, 70's and 80's then look no further"  -  Judie Tzuke (Singer-Songwriter, Performer)
  • "As deep dives into the music business go, it's one of the very best"  -  Nicky Campbell OBE (TV and Radio Journalist)
  • "Charley has a droll view of the music game and it's endlessly nutty characters"Ed Bicknell (Music manager for Gerry Rafferty, Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler, Bryan Ferry, Scott Walker and The Blue Nile)

Introducing Charley Foskett, a living legend in the music industry. As a veteran record producer, he boasts an impressive resume that includes collaborations with not just one, but two Beatles - a feat that only the most exceptional can claim. He's also had the privilege of working alongside a Rolling Stone, a member of the iconic Led Zeppelin, and a multitude of other artists whose names resonate with fans worldwide.

Step into his extraordinary world as he takes you on a thrilling journey through the vibrant streets of 1950's Newcastle all the way to the present day. Delve into the swinging sixties, where an artistic teenager hones his craft, sharing the stage with iconic names like The Spencer Davis Group, The Animals, Cream, Chris Farlow, The Thunderbirds, Zoot Money's Big Roll Band, and the legendary Jimi Hendrix, among others.

The 1970's unfold hilariously, as Charles navigates a real-life "Spinal Tap" existence on the road, leading to an inevitable move to the dazzling city of London.

Prepare to be captivated as Charles opens up candidly about his intriguing relationships, particularly his three-year entanglement with the enigmatic actress (whom he refers to as Madam X), offering a comical peek into the life of the elite.

But that's not all! Charles's life takes a remarkable turn as he becomes the owner of a recording studio and a music production company in the 1980s. Brace yourself for the unveiling of the most significant charity project of the decade - a double album masterminded by Charles himself, featuring collaborations with the biggest rock and pop stars of the time. However, its launch day is marred by a bizarre twist of political interference and the BBC's attempt to halt its success.

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Charles's enthralling journey encompasses a thousand different lives, all lived in one lifetime. His tale is a heartfelt portrayal filled with warmth, humor, and an infectious Joie de Vivre that will draw you into his world and introduce you to a myriad of fascinating characters who make his story truly unforgettable. Join us as we embark on this fascinating adventure with Charles and experience a world like no other. Get your copy now and be part of the magic!

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