Only an insider could have written this dazzling drama of power, greed and corruption at the highest levels of the music business. Sweeping across thirty years of the popular music experience that has transformed all our lives, Sweetie Baby CookieMoreOnly an insider could have written this dazzling drama of power, greed and corruption at the highest levels of the music business. Sweeping across thirty years of the popular music experience that has transformed all our lives, Sweetie Baby Cookie Honey tells the story of the rise and fall, comeback, and ultimate destruction of an international superstar.Freddie Gershon has lived through these years as one of the music industrys best-known lawyers and as a partner in the Robert Stigwood Organization, which was responsible for such blockbusters as Saturday Night Fever and Grease.
And his electrifying novel captures it all--from Haight-Ashbury in the 1960s to todays MTV scene- the gold records and the tarnished dreams- the driving excitement of a sold-out concert and the private loneliness of a rock celebrity.Within a year of crossing the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan, eighteen-year-old singer/composer Rick Firestone becomes a star. With him come two neighborhood friends: David Barry, who becomes a lawyer and preeminent starmaker, and Joyce Heller, who survives personal tragedy to become the first woman to reach the highest echelon of the motion picture industry.As we follow the careers of these three people, we experience life in the entertainment industry as it has never before been exposed: the best that money can buy in possessions, drugs, and sex- the bizarre personal lives of celebrities who have been given too much, too soon- the beautiful women and ruthless men scheming for megamillion dollar deals and profits.
And finally, we reach the darkest of the undercurrents in this world of glitz and glamour. For what if it were no coincidence that so many rock stars have died sudden, violent deaths: And no coincidence that their songs and records soar in value afterward?The explosive revelations and inside views in Freddie Gershons novel will change forever the way you think about the music and entertainment industries. But most of all, Sweetie Baby Cookie Honey is a continuously fascinating, nonstop reading experience--filled with memorable people and the kind of sheer narrative drive found in only the greatest fiction bestsellers.