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Robin Eggar

Robin Eggar

In the music industry Robin Eggar has lived his life backwards. Back in the day he was a press officer at RCA records, where was allowed to meet David Bowie, do press for Iggy Pop and Dolly Parton and answer the phones the day Elvis died. In 1978 fired for moonlighting as the manager of the Members he went on to manage the band to Sound of the Suburbs success but bids for world domination foundered. He also represented Jane Kennaway, Johnny Warman and record producers Steve Lillywhite and Hugh Padgham.

After a stint as the Daily Mirror’s rock and pop writer, including covering the recording of Band Aid from inside the studio, he went freelance working for national and international newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, Esquire, You Magazine, Marie Claire, the Times, the Daily Mail, Us magazine, Cosmopolitan, the Face, Time Out, the NME, the Observer, the Word, the Sunday Mirror Magazine and Rolling Stone. Despite stints as Boy George’s bodyguard, taking acting lessons from Marlon Brando and adventures in the second Russian Revolution and internet poker he still can’t escape a regular rock and roll fix. Having grappled with them many times in interview Robin’s still very fond of Mick Jagger and Peter Gabriel and recently fell in love (again) with Joni Mitchell.

He has written ten books on everything from fitness, adventure sports and Chinook helicopters to sixties sex gods. His music books include the best selling Tom Jones: the Biography,(www.tomjonesbiography.com), Shania Twain: the Biography - which was made into a TV movie in her native Canada (www.shaniatwainbiography.com) - and Midge Ure’s autobiography If I Was.

List of articles in the library by artist

James Blunt: Marching To A New Beat

Interview by Robin Eggar, Sunday Times, April 2005

GENETICALLY, JAMES Blunt is much too posh to rock. Public school (Harrow), a top university (Bristol), Sandhurst and a commission in the Household Cavalry is ...

Garth Brooks

Profile and Interview by Robin Eggar, Sunday Times, January 1994

"SHHH." THE admonition echoes around the room, stalling conversation in mid-drawl, beer in mid-swallow. The ensuing hush is equal parts reverence and show-me. ...

Chris Brown: The New Michael Jackson

Interview by Robin Eggar, Sunday Times Magazine, February 2006

Meet the kid they're calling the new Michael Jackson — Chris Brown, 16, from smallsville, VA ...

Harry Connick Jr: When Harry met Katrina

Profile and Interview by Robin Eggar, Sunday Times, September 2007

Harry Connick Jr wasn't one to write about personal grief – until the hurricane hit his beloved New Orleans ...

Johnny Hallyday: Vive Johnny

Profile and Interview by Robin Eggar, Times, The, March 2003

THERE IS something reassuringly dissolute about Johnny Hallyday. He may be 59, but he inhabits one of those undernourished frames, all angles and sharp edges, ...

Jools Holland, Tom Jones: Tom Jones: Boyo's Got The Blues

Interview by Robin Eggar, Sunday Times, September 2004

THE MUSIC WORLD is definitely out of kilter. Rod Stewart has become a crooner and Tom Jones is singing rock'n'roll. At an age when most ...

Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones: Quincy Jones

Interview by Robin Eggar, Time Out, June 1988

The Jackson and Jones alliance has seen the transformation of a bubble-gum singer into the greatest musical phenomenon of his era. ...

Sarah McLachlan: Her Own Woman

Interview by Robin Eggar, Sunday Times, January 2004

IN LA, EVERYONE knows her name. Indeed, for many American women, Sarah McLachlan is an icon. In London, however, she is usually confused with Craig, ...

Mika

Profile and Interview by Robin Eggar, Sunday Times, May 2007

MIKA MAKES Marmite pop music. Back in January, when 'Grace Kelly' first leapt out of the radio, people rushed to instant judgment. Indifference was not ...

Joni Mitchell: How Joni Mitchell Got Her Groove Back

Interview by Robin Eggar, Rolling Stone (Germany), May 2007

JONI MITCHELL is lost in her own music, eyes closed, head still, an American Spirit burning between her fingers. A scarcely sipped glass of red ...

Joni Mitchell: The Renaissance Woman

Interview by Robin Eggar, Sunday Times, February 2007

At last the times have caught up with Joni Mitchell – musician, artist and now inspiration for a ballet ...

Mötley Crüe: Nikki Sixx

Interview by Robin Eggar, Live Magazine, December 2007

NIKKI SIXX is the bassplayer and chief songwriter in Mötley Crüe, the LA hard rockers who became a byword for rock and roll excess, while ...

The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger

Interview by Robin Eggar, Esquire, 1995

IN THE UPSTAIRS room in Henry's Wine Bar wine bar overlooking the River Thames a French TV crew are lathering themselves into over excitement. Mick ...

Charlie Watts, The Rolling Stones: Charlie Watts: The Esquire Interview

Interview by Robin Eggar, Esquire, June 1998

Emotional rescueI'VE MADE more of a mess of my Toronto hotel room in 30 minutes than Charlie Watts has after three weeks in his suite. ...

Phil Spector: Spector's Heirs

Overview by Robin Eggar, unpublished, April 2003

THE CASTLE PERCHES atop a hill in suburban Alhambra reached after a long and winding climb. The huge iron gates appear to have been shut ...

Sting: Back On The Beat

Profile and Interview by Robin Eggar, Radio Times, Summer 2003

A YEAR AGO, as Sting was preparing to perform at a charity party in Cannes, Bono introduced him. "He is one of the most talented ...

U2: Prophet Incentive

Profile and Interview by Robin Eggar, Observer, The, April 1987

In Dublin they joke that Bono, lead singer of the rock band U2, has God's phone number. Not for U2 groupies, drugs or a limo ...

X: Guitars Against The Golden State

Profile and Interview by Robin Eggar, Face, The, April 1984

They've been called The Last American Rock Band. It's a tag they hate. ...

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Spreading The Word

Report by Robin Eggar, Sunday Times, July 2007

Library gigs, recycled sleeves, free CDs – our correspondent finds novel ways to get your music to the masses ...

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