In telling the personal story of a world-leading agent, promoter, manager and songwriter, Adventures in Wonderland provides the most brilliant insights ever into the fascinating, often exhilarating – and sometimes emotionally devastating – world of contemporary music at the very highest level.
Paul Charles has lived the life, loved the music, dreamt the dreams, and been manager and confidante to some of the world’s biggest – and most artistically credible – artists and songwriters. In Adventures in Wonderland, he writes about his encounters with The Beatles, The Kinks, Robert Plant, Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones, Carly Simon, The Police, U2, The Waterboys, Shakespeare’s Sister – and dozens more legendary artists, and his 30-year involvement in the Glastonbury Festival. But at the heart of the wonderful trip described in Adventures in Wonderland is an overpowering love – and a deep understanding – of music and how it excites, obsesses and heals us. And sometimes drives us completely wild, doing and experiencing things we had never, ever imagined.
Adventures in Wonderland comes in Hardback & Trade Paperback editions.