In a fascinating interview Brixton will
discuss his unusual upbringing as well as the U.K. music scene in the
1960's, a time fueled by drugs and rock and roll. He will talk about
dysfunctional families, what it was like working for the British music
weekly Melody Maker; becoming Chris Isaak's music manager in
America, getting a second chance at life (his battle and recovery from
heroin addiction as well as a life-threatening brain aneurism), and his
semi-autobiographical book Charlie Six. More info can be
found on his website www.whereischarliesix.com
Brixton Key was born
in Isleworth, England in the 1950s to a party-loving Mum and an errant Dad.
Expelled fromboarding school, which he attended on a scholarship, Brixton
landed a gig with the British music weeklyMelody Maker,writing under
the name of Mark Plummer. He left for America to manage Chris Isaak in the
1980s, guiding the pop idol and actor's career as MTV started ruling the
airwaves. In the 90's Brixton suffered a life-threatening brain aneurism.
After he recovered, on the advice of his stepson he began writing fiction.
Brixton lives with his girlfriend Josephine in a downtown San Francisco
loft. In the late night hours he reads his favorite authors under
skyscraper shadows, and works on his sequel of theCharlie Sixtrilogy,There Ain't No God Here.
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