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Richard Ashcroft
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Richard Ashcroft

The "Verve", Burning Money and the Keys to the World

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Richard Ashcroft by Trevor Baker

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This is the first ever in-depth biography of Ashcroft, the frontman for The Verve and also a highly successful solo artist. As a young singer from Wigan, Ashcroft formed The Verve with Nick McCabe and released two critically-acclaimed albums before their third record, "Urban Hymns", turned them into one of the UK's biggest acts. A legendary apettite for psychedelic drugs and even physical collapses from ecstasy abuse, coupled with massive songs such as "Bittersweet Symphony", made Ashcroft one of Britpop's biggest names. However, The Verve was a deeply volatile band and eventually, in 1999, they split acrimoniously following a homecoming gig in front of 40,000 fans in Wigan.Ashcroft had already recorded some aterial on his own and three solo albums duly followed - with corresponding arena tours that often dwarfed the scale of The Verve's own huge venues. Coldplay's Chris Martin introduced him at Live 8 as 'the best singer in the world' while Noel Gallagher wrote the song "Cast No shadow" about him. Then, in 2006, The Verve announced they were reforming for a late 2007 arena tour - completely sold out in minutes - and a brand new album released in the summer of 2008. With Ashcroft's issues with clinical depression, suicidal thoughts, outspoken political views and celebrity admirers, this first-to-the market biography is a tale of rock and roll excess, artistic brilliance and a unique starring role in modern British music.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781906191023
ISBN-10: 1906191026
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x 11mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Music Press Books
Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Trevor Baker

Trevor Baker is a full-time freelance journalist based in North London. He started his career at Melody Maker magazine and currently writes for The Guardian, Rock Sound and many other publications. He is also the author of Rock London: The Definitive Guide - a guide to London's music venues.

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