Next Head in a Book Event
Saturday 11th February 2017
James Reckitt Reading Room, Central Library, Albion Street, Hull, HU1 3TF
Tony will be reading from In The Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett and joining local author Russ Litten in a discussion about Pickett and more. Entry for this event is free, books should be available for purchase.
"Journalists who write about sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll often find it easier to focus on the sensational aspects of the industry than on the music itself, but Mr. Fletcher... gets it right."--Wall Street Journal
The reaction to In The Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett has been overwhelmingly positive in the States, with front page reviews/features on the Wall Street Journal and Memphis Commercial Appeal, readings in New York, Stax Memphis and Los Angeles, and radio interviews on various NPR affiliates as well as multiple commercial stations.
Tony Fletcher now lives in the Catskill Mountains so this is a rare opportunity to hear this rich and knowledgeable fund of extraordinary stories. His latest publication looks at the hard yards and glory years in the fascinating life of Wilson Pickett... and we'll touch on some of his earlier books about The Smiths, The Clash, R.E.M. and The Who (the stupendous Dear Boy: The Life of Keith Moon is still one of the best rock chronicles ever written).”
Tony recently put together a Wilson Pickett Top 20 Performances playlist on YouTube, which should verify why a book on this legendary soul singer was long overdue.
Tony Fletcher will be in conversation with Russ Litten.
Head in a Book would like to thank The Arts Council of England, The Library Service, The James Reckitt Library Trust and the City Arts Unit for their support