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Have a Cigar!
Have a Cigar!

Have a Cigar!

The Memoir of the Man Behind Pink Floyd, T. Rex, The Jam and George Michael


224 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $39.95 (US $39.95)

Publication Date: March 2020

ISBN 9781846893087

Rights: US

Quiller Publishing (Mar 2020)

Price: $39.95


A candid and outspoken memoir of the music business mogul behind Pink Floyd, George Michael, and many more

When the music impresario Bryan Morrison died at the age of 66 in 2008, after two years in a coma following a polo accident, he left behind his unpublished memoir. As a music publisher, manager, and agent, Morrison had represented the Pretty Things, Pink Floyd, T. Rex, The Jam, Wham!, and many others. He was also the founder and owner of the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club. In this candid and outspoken book, Morrison reveals the true stories behind why Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd once bit his finger to the bone, the Pretty Things were banned for life from New Zealand, and he became involved with the Kray Twins. He also discusses how The Jam kissed goodbye to success in the U.S., receiving death threats when Robin Gibb left the Bee Gees, and signing a publishing deal with George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley as Wham! Spanning the golden age of rock 'n' roll from the 1960s to the 1980s, this is the extraordinary story of a cigar-chomping entrepreneur, with a passion for art and design, fashion, music, and polo. 

Author Biography

Bryan Morrison studied art and design at St Martin's and the Central School of Art in the early 1960s before leaving to manage R&B group the Pretty Things. Within five years, the Bryan Morrison Agency grew to be one of the leading pop music agents in London. Morrison became the manager of Pink Floyd and through his publishing company would represent Marc Bolan of T. Rex, Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, Paul Weller of the Jam, George Michael, and many others. Morrison took up polo and in 1985 he opened the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club. In 2006 Bryan Morrison suffered a serious polo accident which left him in a coma. He died in 2008.