Legendary Rock Promoter Barry Fey Released Tell-All Memoir
As one of the most successful rock promoters of all time, Barry Fey has sold more concert tickets than any other independent promoter in history. Loved by rock stars and adored by audiences, Feyâ€™s notorious hot-headed, take-no-prisoners attitude earned him the nickname â€œThe Rockfather.â€
Now Fey, who dominated the concert promotion industry from the late ’60s until his retirement in 1997, pulls back the curtain of his storied career with BACKSTAGE PAST, a memoir revealing intimate, shocking and previously untold tales of Rock and Rollâ€™s greatest legends.
With forewords by Pete Townshend and Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne, BACKSTAGE PAST takes fans into the dressing rooms and behind the scenes to expose the memories, the madness and the music – in colorful fashion as only Fey could tell it.
Says Sharon Osbourne, â€œHeâ€™s one of the best promoters worldwide and when combined with his naughty personality â€“ heâ€™s wickedly funny â€“ itâ€™s the perfect recipe.â€ Adds Ozzy, â€œHeâ€™s among a handful of very special people in my life.â€
His stories and tales of the classic moments, warts and all, are finally revealed in BACKSTAGE PAST.
When he saw Jim Morrison inhale fumes from a vat of floor wax; when Mick Jagger and Keith Richards taught him how to snort cocaine; when he was given a jar of blood for Ozzy Osbourne, Fey knew he was living an extraordinary life.
According to President Bill Clinton, â€œDozens of the artists who are now in rockâ€™s pantheon were first booked by Barry. Music lovers all across America and all around the world have been the beneficiary of Barryâ€™s good instincts, his hard work and his creativity.â€
Fey remarks, â€œNothing in my early life would have suggested that Iâ€™d become friends with Bono (introducing him to a then unknown Brad Pitt in 1987) or any of the dozens of other rock legendsâ€¦I got lucky.â€
On sale now at Barnes & Nobleâ€™s Nook, Amazon, and www.barryfey.com this book is sure to become a â€œmust read giftâ€ for the holiday shopping list.