We Were Tourists, Hardback Book


Jim Toomey was already a successful drummer when he became a part of a new group, The Tourists, in the late seventies.

He formed the group with Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Peet Coombes and Eddie Chin. From their early beginnings in London, finding their sound and their voice, through their success, their recordings, TV appearances, and their tours across the world, this is the story of The Tourists, told by the man sitting behind the drums. In a series of anecdotes and tales of the band's journey, we gain insight into the inner workings of a successful band; the fun and success, but also the work, the creativity, the pressures of seemingly endless tours, the good and the bad sides of the business, and the all too familiar trajectory of a band which sowed the seeds of music which endure 40 years later.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers
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  • Category: Rock & Pop music
  • ISBN: 9781786935533

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