Gods, Gangsters and Honour - An insider’s exposé on 30 years in the music industry
Preview by Jack Foley
STEVEN Machat, the author and narrator of Gods, Gangsters & Honour, was born into the music business.
His father Marty Machat, was one of the industry’s first transatlantic, deal-making lawyer/entrepreneurs, representing legends such as James Brown, Sugar Ray Robinson, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Leonard Cohen, Phil Spector and many others. For months Bobby Darin slept on the family couch…
God’s Gangsters and Honour is Machat’s dispassionate and humorous insider’s account of over three decades of the music industry.
Following Steven’s footsteps through the audio stories, the listener discovers the virtues and demons of legends behind and in front of the curtain.
From Ozzie Osbourne, Leonard Cohen, Peter Gabriel and Phil Spector through to Ahmet Ertegun, Neil Bogart, Don Arden and Suge Knight, we hear as he gets into scrapes with super-star celebrities or saves them from their own gaffes.
Spanning the world of popular music as we know it – from Frank Sinatra through Michael Jackson to Dr Dre – Gods Gangsters & Honour tells stories of how artists are groomed and created in a largely corrupt industry through the eyes of a man who put together the deals that made or broke them.
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