Can You Show Me A Dream?
The Ronnie Lane Story


Steve Marriott All Too Beautiful 3rd Edition




A Ronnie Lane biography.

Ronnie Lane's life story is totally unique in as much as he was the reluctant Rock Star that left the Faces at the height of their popularity to pursue a dream, that dream was to take his music to the people by way of a travelling circus show. He gave up fame and fortune, five star hotels and limousines to become a travelling musician and a farmer.

'Can You Show Me A Dream?' is a cradle to the grave account of Ronnie's life and career as told by those that were there, these include fellow musicians, friends, managers and of course, family. He was the first Small Face to indulge in drugs and the first Small Faces to find religion; Buddhism and then Meher Baba, he was spiritual and forever the seeker. As a songwriter he was one of this country's finest ever wordsmith's. His lyrics were often personal and were always accompanied by simple riffs and good melodies.

It's a fascinating story that involves lots of humour and lots of heartache as Ronnie fought the crippling disease Multiple Sclerosis for the last twenty years of his life. On reading this book you'll undoubtedly find yourself laughing and crying........Probably at the same time!



A Steve Marriott biography by John Hellier and Paolo Hewitt

A 5 star review by Record Collector!

This comprehensive biography of Steve Marriott is as close as we’re going to get to extracting the truth about Britain’s finest white soul exponent. From Mod antics with the Small Faces to his brief superstar tenure with Humble Pie and beyond, Marriott was a musical and psychological conundrum par excellence, the enigma of which still unravels to this day.

All Too Beautiful is an exhilarating, if infuriating, tale of Marriott’s chaotic lifestyle with a litany of relatives, ex-wives and partners recalling his menagerie of personalities and mood swings.
Unfortunately, this is a complex story of extraordinary talent, missed chances, exotic highs and frightening lows and yet Marriott’s determination to remain in control at all costs marks him out as a Mod maverick of the highest order. While his peers were consolidating their finances during the 1970s, Marriott was dangling between fame and destruction; arriving in limousines with Humble Pie one moment and filching potatoes from fields and hot wiring his cottage from a pylon the next. Ironically, the mans most settled period came towards the late 1980s, with a hectic tour of pubs and clubs before he tragically passed away in a house fire in 1991, before Brit Pop could fully canonise his influence.

This book succeeds as much as is possible in detailing Marriott’s brief but eventful tenure on planet Earth and yet even these 400 pages aren’t enough to penetrate the complex mysteries that went into making up Mods most complex creation.

Simon Wells

Price: £35.00 + shipping (*please proceed with order for shipping rates)

click here to contact us

Click here for an international currency converter

    issue1 | issue2 | issue3 | issue4 | issue5 | issue6 | issue7 | issue8 | issue9
issue10 | issue11 | issue12 | issue13 | issue14 | issue15 | issue16 | issue17 | issue18issue19 | issue20 | issue21 issue22 | issue23 | issue 24 | issue 25 | issue26 | issue27issue28 | issue29 | issue30 | issue31 | issue32 | issue33 | issue34 | issue35
issue 36
| issue37 | issue 38
'All Or Nuffin' CD 2008 | 'Wham Bam' CD 2007 | 'Some Kind Of Wonderful' CD 2006| Humble Pie 'The Atlanta Years' CD 2006
Steve Marriott interview CD | 2005 Steve Marriott Tribute Show 3 CD Set
'Rainy Changes' CD 2005
'Here Come The Nice' Songbook 2006 | NEW All Too Beautiful Biography

NEW Lend Us A Quid 2 CD Set

| homepage | Links | Gallery

Copyright John Hellier & Wapping