Australia's best music writer examines the life of Australian music legend Paul Kelly
Until now, no one has written the definitive biography of one of Australia's most loved singers, song writers and poets. Taking us from Paul Kelly's family life as the sixth of nine children in Adelaide, Stuart Coupe - with Paul's blessing and with access to friends, family and band mates - shows us the evolution from a young man who only really picked up a guitar in his late teens to an Australian music icon.
As Paul's music career took off, he had to juggle the demands of rock'n'roll with real life and it wasn't always pretty. As Paul's manager for a time, Stuart Coupe has seen or heard it all - both the good and the bad.
This book looks at Paul Kelly's personal relationships and the impact they've had on his career and storytelling, as well as his generosity to other artists such as Archie Roach.
In 2017, Paul Kelly received an Order of Australia, acknowledging his distinguished service to the performing arts and the promotion of the national identity through his contributions as singer, songwriter and musician.
At the foundation of it all is his storytelling. Paul Kelly: The Man, the Music and the Life In-between
gives us an unfiltered examination of it all.