Sex and Violins : My Affair with Life Love and Music Paperback
John Shroeder - production genius and songwriter, the quiet man of British Pop Music and internationaly acclaimed for his wide-ranging success - tells his own story, the highlights and lowlights of an amazing career.
Shroeder was the producer or co-producer for no less than one hundred and seventy Artists including Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Helen Shapiro and Status Quo.
Virtually every field of popular music has been touched by his talents, from the orchestral jazz-based stylings of Sounds Orchestral through the pop-soul of Geno Washington to the exciting black rock of Cymande, an outfit that was the first British-based black group to break the American R&B charts wide open.
Shroeder was also initially responsible for bringing Tamla Motown to the UK.
Complemented with photographs, significant letters and reviews, his story embraces the reality of both happiness and tragedy.
When asked in a recent BBC interview of why "Sex and Violins"?
John replied: 'Because for me music is sex and my life and my love is music.'
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 242 pages, Black & white photos throughout
- Publisher: Indepenpress Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 21/11/2009
- Category: Easy listening, MOR music
- ISBN: 9781906710644