This Guitar Has Seconds To Live – Richard Houghton’s new book

Richard Houghton, the author of This Guitar Has Seconds To Live, recently published by Spenwood Books, will take part in a Q&A evening at the Sound Lounge in Sutton, southwest London, on Thursday, April 18th. The book, the latest in Houghton’s People’s History series, describes The Who’s complete history as a live force, as told by more than 500 fans. He will be in conversation with music journalist, author and Sound Lounge patron Paul Sexton.

The new volume features eye-witness accounts of The Who’s rise from pub and club gigs to landmark performances at Monterey, Woodstock, Leeds University, Charlton Athletic FC, Live Aid, Hyde Park and beyond. The stories are accompanied by rare photographs, posters, date sheets, fan shots and press clippings.

Sexton is the author of Charlie’s Good Tonight, the official biography of Charlie Watts, and wrote the sleeve notes for the recent, all-star Teenage Cancer Trust fundraiser ‘Going Home’ by Mark Knopfler’s Guitar Heroes. The interview will be illustrated with Who music on record and video, and signed copies of the book will be on sale at a special discount. Tickets are just £8 + booking fee in advance at the following link, or £10 on the door.

Tickets from The Who author Richard Houghton in conversation with Paul Sexton

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