Sex And Thugs And Rock 'N' Roll: A Year In Kings Cross, 1963 1964

Sex And Thugs And Rock 'N' Roll: A Year In Kings Cross, 1963 1964

Billy Thorpe / Oct 28, 2020

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  • Title: Sex And Thugs And Rock 'N' Roll: A Year In Kings Cross, 1963 1964
  • Author: Billy Thorpe
  • ISBN: 9780732908706
  • Page: 466
  • Format: None
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    About "Billy Thorpe"

      • Billy Thorpe

        William Richard Billy Thorpe, was a renowned Australian pop rock singer songwriter and musician As lead singer of his band, Billy Thorpe the Aztecs, he had success in the 1960s and in the 1970s with Most People I Know Think That I m Crazy Featuring in concerts at Sunbury Pop Festivals and Myer Music Bowl in the early 1970s, the Aztecs also developed the pub rock scene and were one of the loudest groups in Australia.Thorpe also performed as a solo artist, he relocated to the United States from 1976 to 1996 where he released the space opera, Children of the Sun, which peaked in the top 40 of the Billboard Pop Album chart in 1979 He worked with ex Aztec, Tony Barber to form a soft toy company in 1987 and co wrote stories for The Puggle Tales and Tales from the Lost Forests Thorpe also worked as a producer and composed music scores for TV series including, War of the Worlds, Star Trek The Next Generation, Columbo, Eight Is Enough and Hard Time on Planet Earth.Thorpe returned to Australia in 1996 and continued as a performer and producer, additionally he authored two autobiographies, Sex and Thugs and Rock n Roll 1996 and Most People I Know Think That I m Crazy 1998.He died of a myocardial infarction in February 2007 and was posthumously appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June for his contribution to music as a musician, songwriter and producer.


    1. Very funny and interesting life of Billy Thorpe. This book shows his personality and shares his naughty antics. Great read all round.

    2. In 1963, at the tender age of seventeen, Brisbane boy Billyarrives in Sydney looking for his big break in the musicindustry. Taking up residence in a hotel in the heart ofKing’s Cross, he is immediately fascinated and stimulatedby the exciting atmosphere and rich history of the Cross, where life is very different from thatexperienced by most Australians in the early 1960’s.To read this book is to be drawn into a world outside the “norms”, where sleaze and creativity, thecriminal and the [...]

    3. Always a fan of Billy and was saddened when he suddenly passed away a few years back. He had a strange collection of songs in his kit for a rock'n'roller but he made them work and he was an infectiously easy bloke to like.Much like his books. The writing is loose and conversational. Sometimes it almost feels like you're in a pub or a small room and he's sitting there across from you just telling stories. It's good. I don;t know if he did indeed write the books himself or employed a ghost writer, [...]

    4. Billy Thorpe's first book is a great read! Written about the year Billy spent in Kings Cross (Sydney) in 1963, the title promises Sex, Thugs & Rock N Roll, and it delivers on all 3 counts. Included are stories of love and loss, drugs, unbelievable parties, run-ins with the law and the seedy underbelly of Sydney even murder. This is a hell-of-book, a must read for all rock fans.

    5. I read this first book by Billy, after his second book'Most people I know', this is a great story of drama and crime, real life Kings Cross, with a budding career of Pop and rock, a ground breaker in Aus Billy thanks for the stories.

    6. Utterly brilliant. Slightly obscure at times, but mostly in a humorous fashion. I think being Australian helps you to appreciate this book.

    7. What an amazing book, from start to finish, Billy tells of street life in the early 60's music industry in Australia. It was the start of an amazing life lead, right up to super stardom. R.I.P Billy!

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