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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tony Visconti at Book Soup! June 21

Dear Ladies and (those who are) Gentlemen,

I am thrilled that Tyson and Charles booked the remarkable, the great, and if I can use this word (and will) legendary Tony Visconti. For those who are not in the know, Visconti is a great record producer who has worked with David Bowie, Les Rita Mitsuoko, Sparks, Morrissey, and of course the classic T-Rex recordings.

His memoir is a really wonderful read, and for those who are Bowie lunatics (and i am one) it's a must for the library. Just to tease our audience, Here's a brief interview with Visconti:

And for those who want to hear some of this man's great productions:

David Bowie "Heroes"

T-Rex "Bang a Gong"

Sparks "Get In The Swing"

And the great Les Rita Mitsuoko's "Le Petit Train"

And for our fellow employee Brian, here's

Morrissey "In the Future When All's Well"

And that's just a touch of Tony Visconti's talent.

Tosh (in London at the moment)

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