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|What is a Wommett: The Autobiography of Mick Abrahams
Brief Description: Mick Abrahams first rose to fame as a guitarist during the 1960s and was a founder member of Jethro Tull, although his time with the band was to prove short lived owing to the vividly contrasting musical styles of himself and Ian Anderson. In his autobiography What is a Wommett Mick finally puts the record straight about this parting of the ways and the events that have shaped the man and his music since that time up to the present day.
Perhaps best known for his time with Blodwyn Pig, the band he formed after leaving Tull, Abrahams has continued to delight fans with his own brand of blues, jazz and rock on highly acclaimed albums spanning several decades.
With a fitting foreword by radio presenter and champion of great music, Bob Harris, this autobiography provides a fascinating insight into the character of an upbeat man who hasn’t allowed anything to keep him down for long.
Packed with anecdotes and stories about Mick’s life in and out of the spotlight, this book is a must have for his fans and anyone who remembers the excitement of the emerging new musical talent of the sixties.
About the Author:
Mick Abrahams was born in 1943 in the middle of an air raid and, after an uncertain start, was adopted and brought up in Luton. An unremarkable student who disliked school, Abrahams found solace in music, learning to play the piano and later the guitar, at which he excelled.
He was the original guitarist and a founder member of Jethro Tull in 1967 leading to the hit album This Was but the very different musical styles of Abrahams and Ian Anderson eventually caused a split and he left the band at the end of 1968.
Mick then formed his own band, Blodwyn Pig, and they produced two albums Ahead Rings Out and Getting to This both of which spent several weeks in the UK Top Ten Charts. However, after two successful tours of America musical differences once again surfaced and Abrahams parted company with the Pig who disbanded shortly afterwards.
Abrahams continued to enjoy success with The Mick Abrahams Band and in solo performances until, having become disillusioned with the music business, he quit during the 1970s and spent several years away from the spotlight.
Today, Mick Abrahams is busier than ever and recent years have been spent writing and recording new music both with Blodwyn Pig and as a solo artist. He has also renewed his working relationship with Ian Anderson who played on Mick’s 1996 solo album One with special guest appearances at Jethro Tull concerts. Mick lives with his wife Kate and has two grown up sons.
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