Rating: 4 / 5
Australian-born entrepreneur Robert Stigwood rose from humble beginnings in amateur theatre as a producer and actor at only 19 years of age to become a tycoon of the entertainment industry.
Blessed with a warm personality and a strong drive to succeed, Stigwood weathered many hard times and poor talent choices before he found success. He had a way with people, a huge personality, and was both a hard worker and hard player who often flew family members across the world to share in his successes.
Throughout the book there are a myriad of names of singers, bands, shows and movies that will be familiar, such as The Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, Cream, Brian Epstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, John Travolta, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Evita. This fascinating and easy read will appeal to anyone with an interest in the performing arts.