Lee Brilleaux: Rock 'n' Roll Gentleman, Paperback Book

Lee Brilleaux: Rock 'n' Roll Gentleman Paperback


Lee Brilleaux, the uniquely charismatic star of proto-punk R&B reprobates Dr Feelgood, was one of rock'n'roll's greatest frontmen.

But he was alsoone of its greatest gentlemen - a class act with heart, fire, wanderlust and a wild streak.

Exploding out of Canvey Island in the early 1970s - an ageof glam rock, post-hippy folk and pop androgyny - the Feelgoods, with Lee Brilleaux and Wilko Johnson at the helm, charged into London, grabbedthe pub rock scene by the throat and sparked a revolutionary new era, proving that you didn't have to be middle class, wearing the `right clothes' or living in the `right place' to succeed. Lee Brilleaux: Rock'n'Roll Gentleman, while a totally different work, is a companion of sorts to the hugely popular Wilko Johnson book: Looking Backat Me (also co-authored by Howe).

Published with the blessing of Lee's widow Shirley, this is an exhilarating, eye-opening collection of exclusive interviews, memories and unseen drawings and images - the first comprehensive appreciation of Lee Brilleaux and a book no Dr Feelgood fan would wish to be without.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn General
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  • Category: Soul & R 'n' B
  • ISBN: 9781846973352

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