The day the music died : a memoir / Tony Garnett.
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: London : Constable, 2016.
ISBN: 9781472122735 (hbk.) :
Garnett's story begins in working-class, war-torn Birmingham where he movingly describes the trauma of his mother's death following a back-street abortion. Nineteen days later, stricken with grief, Tony's father committed suicide and Tony was sent to live with other family members. He eventually moved to London and was part of the counterculture scene in the 1960s. Tony takes us behind the scenes of a selection of his more famous productions, offering secrets and anecdotes, some moving, some amusing. He gives accounts of angry clashes with the BBC and movie executives as he battles to make films that are thought too controversial.
xiv, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
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