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February 27th 2012:Overcoming Adversity with Legendary Music Manager Brixton Key

In a fascinating interview Brixton will discuss his unusual upbringing as well as the U.K. music scene in the 1960’s, a time fueled by drugs and rock and roll. He will talk about dysfunctional families, what it was like working for the British music weekly Melody Maker; becoming Chris Isaak’s music manager in America, getting a second chance at life (his battle and recovery from heroin addiction as well as a life-threatening brain aneurism), and his semi-autobiographical book Charlie Six. More info can be found on his website www.whereischarliesix.com

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Brixton Key

Brixton Key was born in Isleworth, England in the 1950s to a party-loving Mum and an errant Dad. Expelled from boarding school, which he attended on a scholarship, Brixton landed a gig with the British music weekly Melody Maker, writing under the name of Mark Plummer. He left for America to manage Chris Isaak in the 1980s, guiding the pop idol and actor’s career as MTV started ruling the airwaves. In the 90's Brixton suffered a life-threatening brain aneurism. After he recovered, on the advice of his stepson he began writing fiction. Brixton lives with his girlfriend Josephine in a downtown San Francisco loft. In the late night hours he reads his favorite authors under skyscraper shadows, an
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