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Brixton Academy (Live at Brixton Academy) Book



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Sometimes you have to take a chance, and Simon Parkes is nothing if not a risk-taker. This book is the riotous story of a music impresario and how he turned a near-derelict hall into a legendary stage.

In 1982, Parkes paid 1 for the building in Brixton that he spent the next fifteen years turning into one of Britain's most iconic music venues - and now he's telling his story: full of fond - and wild - reminiscences of the famous musicians who played at the venue, including Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Lou Reed, The Ramones, New Order, the Beastie Boys and The Smiths.

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