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Virgin To Angel [Kindle Edition]

Lee Benfell , Georgie Kimpton , Peter Cranleigh-Swash
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Length: 243 pages
  • Word Wise: Enabled
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Book Description

This is the first in a two part series of auto-biographical accounts of an unknown's search for fame and fortune in the UK's Music Industry in the late seventies and early eighties. Written in 2004, it is a humourous, witty, sometimes uplifting and sometimes depressing account of a young teenager's the journey through the perils of the British music industry. Containing some interesting and unique insights into the worlds of the Rock, Punk, Mod and New Romantic music of the time..... it is a must for any music buff worth their salt.
NB. If you liked Lost in Music By Giles Smith.....Then you'll love this.

The following reviews should give you a clue.........

“ ‘ Virgin to Angel’ is a gripping account that moves at a breathtakingly, fast pace but doesn’t once trip over it’s own shoelaces.

“Lee Benfell has certainly lost his virginity with this one and given the music industry a good old fashioned shagging in the process!”

“If you are being driven to distraction by your own star-struck teenagers, then give your son or daughter this for Xmas. That’ll sort em.”

“A beautifully crafted web of intrigue, giving a unique perspective on the Music industry, who is this Lee Benfell, genius?”

“ Burn all those dusty old Biographies of faded Rock ’n Rollers you have on your bookshelf - this is the only one you’ll ever need.

“If you’ve ever listened to a pop record in the last 30 years, then buy this book.”

“ With his quippy Brysonesque style, Lee Benfell provides the perfect travel guide for those who want to follow the Rock n Roll dream.”

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 427 KB
  • Print Length: 243 pages
  • Publisher: Ruclona Books; 1 edition (1 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006S8ECT8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #407,296 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr Benfell "Your A Star" 13 Feb. 2012
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An excellent story written with style and humour! Any fan of popular music will enjoy Lee's tales of the ups and downs of the music business.
Worth every penny.Bring on Volume 2.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for every music fan 22 Jan. 2012
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Wow, what an amazing book. I was hooked from the first few pages of the book and could hardly put it down and thanked the "cattle trains" (as Lee Benfell describes the commuter trains) for taking so long to get me to London. I totally love his fresh and unassuming writing style which made me feel as if the author was directly talking to me. He describes his personal and his band's journey to making it big in the music industry. It was an eye opener to read how hard it is for a band (or anyone at any time for that matter) to get a break in that cut throat business, in particular before the Internet. Unlike the author I cannot find the right words to describe what I want to say, but I shall try to summarise it: I wasn't sure what to expect as this is not the usual genre I enjoy reading, but I was mightily impressed, loved every Kindle page of it and highly recommend this book to anyone. Now I am on tenterhooks for the second volume!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Virgin to Angel 10 Jan. 2012
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Great read, loved reading about the area where I live and a fascinating insight into the life of a budding musician. A must for anyone starting off in the music business!
Awaiting book two.......
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