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Bryan Adams is a one man rock’n’roll success story: he went from washing dishes for $2.50 per hour to becoming a multi-millionaire by making music that people liked. Adams’ ‘Reckless’ album sold over 10 million units globally whilst his ballad ‘Everything I Do (I Do It For You)’ cleared an impressive 7 million copies. He remains one of the world’s most popular rockers and a Canadian national hero.
In this detailed but accessible biography Mark Duffett explores Adams’
meteoric recording career, ‘ordinary guy’ persona, and unfolding political
commitment. The supporting activities of his manager and record company are
included to complete the picture. As a well-informed story of maximum
rock’n’roll it constitutes essential reading material for true fans.
Published: 4th June 2012
$8.99, £5.99 (Print Book, 135pp)
About The Author
Dr Mark Duffett is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Chester. His research interests centre on celebrity images and fan phenomena.
Since first writing Bryan Adams: A Fretted Biography, Mark has published many articles and book chapters on popular music. He is currently working on a textbook about media fandom for Continuum.
Bryan Adams Website Links
Bryan Adams Book Contents
Chapter 2 - The First Three Albums
Chapter 3 - Reckless
Chapter 4 - The Boy Next Door
Chapter 5 - Into The Fire: Social Causes
Chapter 6 - Waking Up The Neighbours
Chapter 7 - Conclusion
Chapter 8 - Bibliography
About this Book
This book is a lightly revised edition of -
Praise for the 1994 edition:
"Overviews of other Canadian bands and artists... are included in this
interesting book. Bryan Adams' successes throughout the 1980s and 1990s are
well documented... Duffett makes a point of praising Adams' songwriting
abilities... Overall, Duffett's biography of the 'Groover from Vancouver'
Bryan Adams is well written and a fine introduction to Adams' career for
"The book impresses with facts and figures. It also explores Adams'
'regular guy' image".
"Bryan Adams, A Fretted Biography is something that you don't see very
often... It also contains Canadian press information on the man that was
previously unavailable in the UK".