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Stuart Coupe Stuart Coupe i(A19688 works by)
Also writes as: Julie Ogden
Gender: Male
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While a student in Adelaide, Stuart Coupe co-edited the fanzine Roadrunner, an experience that led to further work as a freelance writer. He consolidated his career in the music industry as manager of acts such as the Hoodoo Gurus and Paul Kelly. He has since worked as a promoter, record label director, freelance writer, retailer, editor and author. Coupe's writing on the music industry has appeared regularly in Australian newspapers and magazines. His detailed account of the Australian music industry, The Promoters, appeared in 2003. In addition he has been involved in the promotion of recent Australian crime fiction as editor of the magazine Mean Streets (1990-96).  

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y separately published work icon Paul Kelly : The Man, The Music and The Life In-Between Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2020 19122526 2020 single work biography

'Australia's best music writer examines the life of the Australian music legend - honest, revealing and a must-have for any Paul Kelly fan.

'Until now, no one has written the definitive biography of Australia's best-loved singer, song writer and poet. Taking us from Paul Kelly's family life as the sixth of eight children in Adelaide, Stuart Coupe, with Paul's blessing and access to friends, family and band mates, shows us the evolution from a young man who only really picked up a guitar in his late teens, to an Australian music icon. As Paul's music career took off he had to juggle the demands of rock'n'roll with real life and it wasn't always pretty. As Paul's manager for a time, Stuart Coupe has seen or heard it all - the good and the bad (like Paul being told by an audience member that his was the worst band ever!).

'The book will look at Paul Kelly's personal relationships and the impact they have had on Paul's career and his storytelling. It will also highlight his generosity to other artists, like Archie Roach. In 2017 Paul Kelly received an Order of Australia acknowledging his distinguished service to the performing arts and the promotion of the national identity through his contributions as singer, songwriter and musician. At the foundation of it all is his storytelling. PAUL KELLY: The man, the music and the life in-between will give us an unfiltered examination of it all.' (Publication summary)

2021 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
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