Robert Forster In Conversation at Rough Trade East

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Join us at Rough Trade East for the Book Launch of 'Grant and I: Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens'. Robert Forster will be in conversation with broadcaster, journalist and author Pete Paphides, he'll be performing live on-stage and signing copies of his memoir. 7.00pm Q&A Starts // 8.00pm Live performance // 8.30pm Book signing starts // 9.00pm Close. "In early '77 I asked Grant if he'd form a band with me. `No,' was his blunt reply." Grant McLennan didn't want to be in a band. He couldn't play an instrument; Charlie Chaplin was his hero du jour. And yet, when Robert Forster wrote Hemingway, Genet, Chandler and Joyce into his lyrics, McLennan couldn't resist a second invitation to become 80s indie sensation The Go-Betweens. The friends would collaborate for three decades, until Grant's premature death in 2006. Beautifully written - like lyrics, like prose - Grant & I is a rock memoir akin to no other. Part `making of', part music industry expose, part buddy-book, this is a delicate and perceptive celebration of creative endeavour. With wit and candour, Robert Forster pays tribute to a band who found huge success in the margins, having friendship at its heart. Robert Forster will be discussing Grant McLennan, The Go-Betweens and his memoir Grant & I with Pete Paphides, answering questions, playing a short set and signing copies of his memoir.

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Rough Trade East

Old Truman Brewery
E1 6QL
+44 (0)20 7392 7788
Public transport:
Shoreditch, Underground

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