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Stuart Adamson: In a Big Country
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Biography, Popular Music & Culture
Publication Date
01 April 2011
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Birlinn Limited

Stuart Adamson: In a Big Country


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'Moving and well-judged' - Word Magazine

'A fitting tribute to a man whose musical legacy will live on for years to come' - Dunfermline Press

The book that fans of the Skids, Big Country and the Raphaels have been waiting for – a critical perspective not only of Adamson’s music and its wider cultural influence, but also the excesses of fame and how the music business really works.

Stuart Adamson: In A Big Country tells the story of how a teenager who was raised in a small Fife village released his first single at 19, wrote three Top 40 albums in the next three years and was written off as a has-been at 23, but then went on to form a new band and sell more than 10 million records worldwide, touring with the Rolling Stones and David Bowie. Although Adamson was one of the most respected and popular figures in the music industry, his personal life was complex and ultimately tragic, ending with his alcohol-fuelled suicide in a Hawaiian hotel in December 2001.

Allan Glen was born in Dunfermline and worked as a miner before studying journalism. He worked as an investigative news reporter on The South China Sunday Morning Post in Hong Kong before returning to the UK to work for NME, Melody Maker, The Guardian, The Stage, Music Week and the BBC as a broadcaster. He lives on Teesside with his family.