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Hooleygan: Music, Mayhem, Good Vibrations [Kindle Edition]

Terri Hooley , Richard Sullivan

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Book Description

An influential music promoter and producer, and founder of the legendary Good Vibrations record label, Terri Hooley is the undisputed Godfather of Punk. His life has been as colourful and extraordinary as the man himself.


Told here for the first time, Hooleygan is Terri’s own no-holds-barred account of his career in the music industry – a career that began in 1978 when he opened an independent record store in Belfast and that took him from the highs of working with John Peel and bands such as The Undertones, to the lows of bankruptcy and arson.


The rest of Terri’s story is the stuff of myth and legend – volatile encounters with the mainstream music industry; run-ins with Bob Dylan and John Lennon; drinking sessions with Phil Lynott; clashes with paramilitaries and racketeers; and a tireless commitment to local bands and music.


With 50 illustrations, including some posters, flyers and memorabilia from the seventies and eighties, and containing contributions from, amongst others, David Holmes, John O’Neill of The Undertones, and Gary Lightbody and Jonny Quinn of Snow Patrol, Hooleygan is an irreverent, funny and in-your-face account of punk, paramilitaries and the music business.



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About the Author

TERRI HOOLEY was born and brought up in Belfast. In 1978 he opened a record shop, and later founded the music label, Good Vibrations. The shop quickly became the hub of the music revolution sweeping Northern Ireland and soon the label had an impressive portfolio of bands. In spite of bankruptcy, arson, and other setbacks, the label, the shop and Terri survived. A biopic, Good Vibrations, is in production and is due for release in February 2011. RICHARD SULLIVAN is Deputy Editor with the Sunday World in Belfast. He has worked on a freelance and full-time basis for a number of other newspapers including the Sunday News, Irish Times, Sunday Tribune and News of the World. As a teenager he hung out in Good Vibrations record store and has been an avid follower of Hooley's chequered fortunes ever since.

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  • File Size: 5346 KB
  • Print Length: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Blackstaff Press (March 6, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BPAJ5XW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #359,056 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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