The Tastemaker By Tony King
- Narrated by: Ben Higgins
- Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
- Release date: 01-31-23
The Tastemaker By Tony King AudioBook Summary
The Tastemaker charts the singular life of a man who has been at the beating heart of music’s most iconic moments for over sixty years.
Leaving school at the age of sixteen to start his career in the music industry at Decca Records, Tony King would soon find himself becoming a close friend and confidante to some of the world’s biggest artists – a far cry from his childhood days in Eastbourne. He has worked with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Ronettes, Elton John and many more, including Freddie Mercury, whom he spent time with in the Queen frontman’s final days.
Living in an era of seismic social, technological and cultural transformation, King experienced these defining moments as an influential figure in London and New York’s gay scenes. Despite his heady life in showbusiness, however, he would soon learn that a glittering career couldn’t shield him from heartbreak – witness to the AIDS crisis and the devastating consequences, his personal life was intermittently marked by tumult and turmoil.