Quiller has signed the recently-discovered memoir of music impresario Bryan Morrison, the man who represented Pink Floyd, T Rex, The Jam and Wham!.
M.d. Andrew Johnston acquired world rights direct from Morrison’s son Jamie for Have A Cigar! It will be published in September 2019.
Morrison began his music career managing R&B group, the Pretty Things, going on to become one of the leading music agents in London and managing Pink Floyd. The “candid and outspoken” memoir was found after his death at the age of 66 in 2008, following a polo accident that life him in a two-year coma.
Its synopsis states: “Morrison reveals the true stories behind why Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd once bit his finger to the bone, the Pretty Things were banned for life from New Zealand, and he became involved with the Kray Twins. He also tells how The Jam kissed goodbye to success in the USA, he received death threats when Robin Gibb left the Bee Gees and signing a publishing deal with George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley as Wham! Spanning the golden age of British rock ’n’ roll from the 60s to the 80s, this is the extraordinary story of a cigar-chomping, East End entrepreneur, with a passion for art and design, fashion, music and polo.”
Johnston said: “I am delighted top have secured this fascinating and revealing auto biography by Bryan Morrison which captures the atmosphere and excitement of the early days of the UK music industry, covering the discovery of Pink Floyd in Soho to the signing of many classic bands, via mixing with the Krays and the high life in London at that time. With Pink Floyd having over 25 million Facebook followers alone, this book will have very wide appeal across all age ranges and is a fascinating and unseen addition to British rock music history.”