Post by stewartgarden on May 7, 2009 0:43:31 GMT -5
Are you a Clash fan? Did you ever meet the band? Did you ever play in a band who supported The Clash? Have you got an interesting story to tell? I am a researcher working with best-selling author John Niven (Kill Your Friends) and we'd like to hear from you for a forthcoming book to be published by Random House...
'A Good Place Under the Lighting: an Oral History of The Clash'
No band made more of an effort to meet their public than The Clash. As band biographer Pat Gilbert noted, out of the hundreds of thousands of people who saw them live, it sometimes seemed like The Clash met every single one. Shortly before his death Joe Strummer said, ‘We changed lives. Made people go to university. Stopped them from jumping off bridges. People come up and tell me every day.’
This book will try, in some small way, to gauge the depth of this statement. We're looking to speak to who saw and met the group at every stage of their career - from the pub dates of '76 to the stadiums and arenas of '82. If you have an interesting story about an encounter with the band - it can be small or big, funny or serious - please drop me a line at the email address here...
We're especially interested in anyone who might have a photograph of themselves with the band.
John Niven is the best selling author of Kill Your Friends, which has been described as 'the best novel ever written about the music industry' (The Times) and 'the most exciting British novel since Trainspotting'. (Word). 'A Good Place...' is his first non-fiction book.