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I'm The Face - The Official Peter Meaden Story.. Written by Pete Wilky & John Heliier.. Few music genres are as inspiring, encapsulating or enduring as the ultra-stylish British Mod scene and few pioneers are as revered as much as 'the original Mod-god' and archetypal 'Face' Mr Peter Meaden, who was and still is hugely respected by those who know their popular music history. This official cradle-to-grave story tells of Meaden's super-fast lifestyle at the very heart-beat of British music and fashion during the early 1960's in London's fashionable and swanky Soho. Pete Meaden is probably most famously remembered as the first 'manager' of The Who following Pete Townshend's almost messianic adulation of Meaden, who himself was one of Townshend's early mentors in the world of all things Mod. A 'New Religion' was emerging and at the pulpit of popularity was the pill-popping pastor with his finger firmly on the pulse of all that was cool in the capital. Both Pete Townshend and Andrew Loog Oldham have kindly provided exclusive forewords for this book and both men speak very highly of Meaden ... so too does Quadrophenia producer and Who manager Bill Curbishley, who provides another exclusive.
Peter Meaden was a miracle worker, he was a music enthusiast, a supporter, a worker, a selfless caretaker of the artists he adored." Pete Townshend (The Who)
Someone has to open the door to let you in to that which will become your life, there may be a few, a number of door openers but one will be the one - more like getting onto the bank vault as opposed to just a door, that one for me was Peter Meaden." Andrew Loog Oldham (Rolling Stones manager)
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