Legendary Rock Promoter Barry Fey Releases Tell-All Memoir
November 8, 2011 at 5:56 AM (PT)
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. FEY's notorious hot-headed, take-no-prisoners attitude earned him the nickname "The Rockfather."
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 Roll’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.
Said SHARON OSBOURNE, "He's one of the best promoters worldwide and when combined with his naughty personality -- he's wickedly funny -- it’s the perfect recipe." Adds OZZY, "He’s among a handful of very special people in my life."
FEY summed up, "Nothing in my early life would have suggested that I'd become friends with BONO (introducing him to a then unknown BRAD PITT in 1987) or any of the dozens of other rock legends. I got lucky."