To say that 'Music Man' is an entertaining book with enlightening insights into the world of entertainment would be an understatement.
Mervyn Conn's amazing life story will enthral the reader as it opens the curtains on many of the behind-the-scenes happenings in the roller coaster world of showbusiness.
The story straddles many decades from Mervyn's childhood in war-torn Britain to his triumphs in making the International Festival of Country Music at Wembley into the biggest Country music event in the world.
His life is a potpourri of promoting almost all genres of music from Rock to Classical to Country and beyond.
The sometimes manic mannerisms of a few entertainers are exposed here. This is a warts-and-all account of the side of showbusiness that most fans don't see.
Mervyn Conn's story alternates from humorous tales to frank accounts of some the most high-risk adventures that he took as a music impresario for over six decades.
From the Kremlin to 10 Downing Street to the White House to Wembley, Mervyn takes the reader with him on his exciting and, sometimes dangerous, showbusiness odyssey every step of the way. --Tom Gilmore (Journalist and Broadcaster) The Tuam Herald Newspaper, Galway. Ireland and Galway Bay Fm Radio.
`Mervyn Conn is the legend you've never heard of; the missing link between The Beatles and Johnny Cash, a one-off without whom the history of popular music would not have been ... well ... so popular.'
--Steve Sutherland, NME