A-Z of 80s Rock (Rockdetector). Fueled to the max by bubblegum power chords, skyscraper backcombed hairdos, eyeliner, and spandex, artists such as Quiet Riot, Ratt, Mötley Crüe, Skid Row, Dokken, Guns N’ Roses, Warrant, Slaughter, L.A. Guns, Great White, W.A.S.P., and Bon Jovi reigned supreme in the 1980s.
Established bands too fully embraced the “image is everything” culture and Kiss, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Alice Cooper, Whitesnake, and Heart all enjoyed renewed flushes of success.
This book chronicles every cheap thrill and maps out every mascara-caked moment.
Each and every band, whether able to pack out Wembley or Wigan, is documented with full biographies and global discographies direct from the world’s biggest rock-devoted databaseRockdetector.
A-Z of 80s Rock (Rockdetector)
Garry Sharpe-Young Author short bio:
Sharpe-Young wrote over 20 books, including the 2007 reference manual ‘Metal: The Definitive Guide’ which featured a forward by Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, the 2007 thrash encyclopedia ‘Thrash Metal’ and the unauthorized biographies ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: The Battle For Black Sabbath,’ and ‘Ozzy Osbourne: The Story of the Ozzy Ozbourne Band.’
He also wrote for British, American and German rock magazines and launched the Web metal database Rockdetector.com.
In addition to being a prolific writer, Sharpe-Young served in Taranaki as the events business development manager at the New Plymouth District Council. There, he helped revolutionize Taranaki as a leading events center in New Zealand, securing major events for the district, including performances by Motorhead, Fleetwood Mac and Sir Elton John.
Garry Sharpe-Young died on Friday May 12 at his home in Taranaki, New Zealand after suffering an aneurysm. He was 45.
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