The Authorised Biography
It wasn't just clothes and hair that changed as the 1960s progressed - social awareness crept into youth culture and music ceased to be simply about dancing. A counter-culture gradually emerged, and rock 'n' roll was its defining feature. Pop musi...
The definitive account. Faultless in its detail. The Drake completist could ask for nothing else -- Mick Brown * Telegraph **** * Illuminating. The definitive word on Drake -- Kitty Empire * Observer * Morton Jack's book honours its title: it is The Life, not just a death, a rich depiction of Drake's world and the way he moved through it . . . this book might be as close as anyone's going to get to finding him * Sunday Times * This is the book we've been waiting for - the one Nick's legacy deserves and so badly needs. Richard Morton Jack has reconstructed Nick's life with great sensitivity and care, and in remarkable detail. It is a biography to be treasured -- Joe Boyd
Richard Morton Jack is the editor of the music reference books Galactic Ramble and Endless Trip, and the author of Psychedelia: 101 Iconic Underground Rock Albums 1966-70. He founded Sunbeam Records, which has reissued over 100 rock, jazz and folk albums, and edits the rock history magazine Flashback. He is the co-founder of the music marketplace and archive elvinyl.com.