They couldn't believe it. He's alive. Big as the Beatles for a flash of rock 'n' roll time. But by 1990, decades MIA.
It had to be done. But the tour they set up, a voyage into lunacy. PJ Proby at the helm of this burning ship, recalling his life story midst the rolling mayhem.
Of fast times with giants, from Elvis to the pantheon of Sixties Britpop and movie stars. Forever wars with powerful foes. Frenzied stage shows called obscene. Of liquor and firearms. Arrests. Jail time. Fortunes blow. House fires, turbulent marriages. Bankruptcy and the long slow fall.
And a muse of fire, forever undimmed.
"A blistering, funny, funky, hardboiled yarn of the never-ending Sydney hustle." - Peter Doyle
"I read the introductory paragraph and was spellbound. Like the story's narrator, I'd been abducted and Proby'd." - Dave Graney