Uncommon People by David Hepworth audiobook

Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of The Rock Stars

By David Hepworth
Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

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Recklessness, thy name is rock. The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations. What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. Sexual charisma. Damn-the-torpedoes self-belief. A certain way of carrying themselves. Good hair. Interesting shoes. Talent we wished we had. What did we want of them? To be larger than life but also like us. To live out their songs. To stay young forever. No wonder many didn’t stay the course. In Uncommon People, David Hepworth zeroes in on defining moments and turning points in the lives of forty rock stars from 1955 to 1995, taking us on a journey to burst a hundred myths and create a hundred more. As this tribe of uniquely motivated nobodies went about turning themselves into the ultimate somebodies, they also shaped us, our real lives and our fantasies. Uncommon People isn't just their story. It's ours as well.

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Summary

Recklessness, thy name is rock.

The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations. What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. Sexual charisma. Damn-the-torpedoes self-belief. A certain way of carrying themselves. Good hair. Interesting shoes. Talent we wished we had. What did we want of them? To be larger than life but also like us. To live out their songs. To stay young forever. No wonder many didn’t stay the course.

In Uncommon People, David Hepworth zeroes in on defining moments and turning points in the lives of forty rock stars from 1955 to 1995, taking us on a journey to burst a hundred myths and create a hundred more.

As this tribe of uniquely motivated nobodies went about turning themselves into the ultimate somebodies, they also shaped us, our real lives and our fantasies. Uncommon People isn't just their story. It's ours as well.

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Editorial Reviews

Although fans may chafe at the idea that the age of the rock star has passed, they will be delighted that award-winning British journalist Hepworth covers key, sizzling moments in the lives of 40 stars flourishing from 1955 to 1995. Library Journal

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Author Bio: David Hepworth

Author Bio: David Hepworth

David Hepworth is a music journalist, writer, and publishing industry analyst. He is the author of several books, including Never a Dull Moment: 1971, the Year Rock Exploded, the basis for a 2021 Apple TV+ documentary series. He has won awards as editor and writer of the year from the Professional Publishers Association, as well as the Mark Boxer Award from the British Society of Magazine Editors. He is the radio columnist for the London Guardian and a media correspondent for the newspaper. He has launched several successful British magazines. He presented the definitive BBC rock music program Whistle Test and anchored the coverage of Live Aid in '85.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English