HB - 275 x 215 mm
200 full-colour and b&w Illustrations
Rights Sold: UK, France
Market: Music, Popular Culture
Much Too Much
Mike Evans with foreword by Keith Altham
Still making sensational live appearances on the international concert circuit, The Who are rivalled only by the Rolling Stones as an enduring rock phenomenon for over half a century.
From their early days as the Detours, they were at the vanguard of the UK mod movement in the mid-1960s, in 1965 striking gold as The Who with “Can’t Explain”, followed by “My Generation” which became a true anthem of its time.
Through the triumphs of Pete Townshend’s ambitious creations in Tommy and Quadrophenia, to the tragedy of the passing of drummer Keith Moon and bass player Jon Entwistle, The Who: Much Too Much follows the group’s tumultuous history via incisive text, archive reviews and interviews, and a track-by-track summary of The Who’s studio and live albums.
Sumptuously illustrated with a wealth of photographs and album art, this book is a must-have celebration of one of the key names in rock music history.
A musician on the 1960s R&B and rock scene, Mike Evans began writing about music in the 1970s, presenting a weekly show on local radio and as a regular contributor to the leading UK music weekly Melody Maker. As well as commissioning and editing dozens of books on popular culture, as an author titles have included the best-selling Elvis; A Celebration in 2002, The Blues: A Visual History in 2014, biographies of Ray Charles, Neil Young and Leonard Cohen, and Woodstock: Three Days that Rocked the World (2009, updated 2019).